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    George Metcalf Archival Collection, CC BY-NC-ND Some soldiers’ wounds in WWI were more mental than physical. In the wake of World War I, some veterans returned wounded, but not with obvious physical injuries. Instead, their symptoms were similar to those that had previously been associated with hysterical women – most commonly amnesia, or some kind of paralysis or inability to communicate with no clear physical cause. English physician Charles Myers, who wrote the first paper on “shell-shock” in 1915, theorized that these symptoms actually did stem from a physical injury. He posited that repetitive exposure to concussive blasts caused brain trauma that resulted in this strange grouping of symptoms. But once put to the test, his hypothesis didn’t hold up. There were plenty of veterans who had not been exposed to the concussive blasts of trench warfare, for example, who were still experiencing the symptoms of shell-shock. (And certainly not all veterans who had seen this kind of battle returned with symptoms.) We now know that what these combat veterans were facing was likely what today we call...
    WE all know not to look directly at the sun. But according to doctors, looking at your phone on a sunny day can be just as dangerous for your eyes. 1nullCredit: Getty Two young patients have suffered serious retinal damage after being caught out by the sun's powerful reflection while looking at the screen on their device. The retina is the layer of tissue in the back of the eye that is most sensitive to light. It's the part of the eye responsible for fine-detail vision that we need for tasks like reading. Both patients were sure they didn't look at the sun directly, leading medics to the conclusion that the sun's glare, reflected off their phones, was responsible for their eye damage. Read more on eye healthHELP CAITLIN Our daughter could be blind & have dementia by 15 - but Sun readers can helpGIFT OF SIGHT Major breakthrough as scientists cure blindness in 14 people A 20-year-old unnamed girl who spent a few hours at a beach reading on her mobile phone has been left with long term eye...
    An Italian man was diagnosed with COVID-19, the human immunodeficiency virus, and monkeypox in one doctor's visit. This makes him the first patient to have contracted all three in a single day, according to the Journal of Infection. An August article in the journal cataloged the man's symptoms and case without revealing his identity. The patient had returned from Spain at the end of June and tested positive for COVID-19 first on July 2, eventually testing positive for all three viruses after he visited a hospital in Catania, Italy, with a rash on his body. He also had a rash in his perianal region, leading researchers to believe "that sexual intercourse could be the predominant way of transmission" when it comes to monkeypox. PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY DECLARED OVER MONKEYPOX IN WASHINGTON COUNTY Monkeypox, a member of the orthopox family of viruses, is an infection accidentally transmitted to humans due to its similarity to the smallpox virus. (Photo By BSIP/UIG Via Getty Images) Previously, it was not believed that monkeypox and COVID-19 infections could happen...
    A MAN’S nose rotted away due to monkeypox in a chilling case reported by doctors. The 40-year-old was initially thought to have sunburn when he went to his GP with a red spot on the end of his nose. 2The monkeypox virusCredit: Getty But within three days the lesion developed to necrosis (tissue death). A grim picture shows the German patient’s nose blackened and scabbed over, with a number of other blisters on his face. The monkeypox virus causes a rash which at first looks similar to chickenpox. It develops into firm, pus-filled blisters which later scab over. Read more on monkeypoxVIRAL CHECK Photo timeline reveals monkeypox patient’s symptoms changing day-by-dayJAB FEARS Monkeypox vaccines RUNNING OUT and more won't be available until next month More than 35,000 cases of monkeypox have been reported in 92 countries, the World Health Organization said today. The current outbreak is unusual because it had previously only been endemic in some African nations. The vast majority of cases outside of Africa have been in men who have sex with men. The virus is spreading mostly...
    PHOTOS from a man who had an agonising monkeypox rash show how the symptoms change day-by-day. Silver Steele was covered in agonising blisters around his mouth that took around 20 days to worsen before getting better. 2Silver Steele shared these images of how the monkeypox rash developed on his face over around 20 daysCredit: instagram 2Silver is no longer contagious but says he fears his skin will scar. He is pictured after getting a monkeypox vaccineCredit: instagram He still fears that what he initially thought was “razor burn” will now scarr his skin for life. Silver Steele, the patient's professional name as a porn actor, bravely used social media to share the picture to spread awareness. Although monkeypox can infect anybody, it has almost exclusively been spreading in men who have sex with men since outbreaks started globally in the spring.  It is spreading via sexual activity, from close skin-to-skin contact and potentially via semen, but is not considered an STI.  Read more on monkeypoxSTEALTH VIRUS Warning as 'traces of monkeypox found in men with NO symptoms'JAB FEARS Monkeypox vaccines...
    GRIME artist Skepta has reached out to fans asking for help with his chronically painful stomach condition. In a candid post, Skepta - real name Chief Joseph Olaitan Adenuga Jr - revealed that he has suffered with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) since his 20s. 3Skepta, pictured in September 2021, revealed he suffers with IBSCredit: Getty 3The grime artist said he would love to talk to others of their IBS exeriencesCredit: Instagram @skeptagram 3Skepta performs a headline set during Day 2 of Wireless Festival 2021Credit: Getty The 39-year-old said it had “steered his life”, affecting not only his physical but mental health. IBS is a lifelong problem that although can be helped with medication, largely falls onto the patient to control with lifestyle measures. Symptoms of the condition include pain in the abdomen, bloating, bouts of diarrhoea or constipation, and wind. It fluctuates, often in tandem with bowel movements, but never really goes away. Read more on stomach healthBLOWN AWAY From cutting out fizzy drinks to ditching sprouts - 5 ways to beat trapped windHEALTH CHECK Women plagued by endometriosis ‘at...
    A polio patient in Upstate New York is likely the first person to catch the disease on American soil in more than 40 years, evidence suggests. The unnamed patient is a 20-year-old Hasidic Jewish man who lives with his parents and wife in Rockland County, a local publication and the Washington Post reports.  He was discharged from hospital earlier this month after seeking care in June, but paralysis from the disease has left him struggling to walk — although he can now stand. The man had not been vaccinated against the disease, with the three-dose course being more than 99 percent effective at preventing infections. There are no effective treatments against polio. Health sources — speaking on condition of anonymity — revealed to the Post Thursday he had traveled to Poland and Hungary earlier this year. But the Rockland Department of Health told DailyMail.com the man had not traveled within the infection window — up to 21 days before symptoms appeared — meaning he likely caught the virus on U.S. soil. The last time the virus spread on U.S. soil was...
    World Health Organization The first U.S. case of polio in almost a decade was reported in New York on Thursday. According to AP News, an unvaccinated young adult in Rockland County, New York had developed symptoms and paralysis over the last month. Their report also indicated that while the adult did not recently travel outside of the US they may have been exposed to someone who received an oral vaccine for polio, a version of the medication that is currently available in other countries besides the US. AP reports that the patient is no longer contagious but health officials are actively tracing those who may have been exposed to the illness before that time as well as how the patient contracted the virus. Polio, according to the WHO, is one of the most highly infectious viral diseases and typically targets children under the age of 5. It’s transmitted by mouth and it’s incubation period can last anywhere from 7-10 days. While 95% of people infected fail to show symptoms they are still able to spread the virus. Those experiencing symptoms...
    A BRIAN-eating amoeba has been found in a Missouri patient shocking doctors who are sounding the alarm about the rare, life-threatening infection. The unidentified man is hospitalized at a Jefferson City hospital after coming down with the brain-eating amoeba known as Naegleria fowleri. 1A Missouri man is in intensive care after coming down with the brian-eating amoeba known as Naegleria fowleriCredit: Getty Images - Getty According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Naegleria is a single-celled ameba that can cause a rare, life-threatening brain infection called primary amebic meningoencephalitis. The CDC says the amoeba lives in warm freshwaters, such as lakes, rivers, ponds, hot springs and soil. Naegleria fowleri infects people when water containing the ameba enters the body through the nose. The ameba then travels up the nose to the brain, where it destroys the brain tissue. Read more in The US SunLAUNCH READY Elon's dad hints at son's presidential ambitions & says CEO would win electionBEAST OF THE DEEP Russia launches longest EVER sub built to fire radioactive tsunami nukes Health officials in Missouri believe the...
    (CNN)When Dr. Nesli Basgoz met her patient for the first time in May, he had been admitted to Massachusetts General Hospital with symptoms that were quite common for many infectious diseases -- fever, rash, fatigue, sweats.Basgoz and her colleagues at the hospital tested the patient for chickenpox. He was negative. They tested him for syphilis. He was negative.The doctors still treated him with antibiotics and antivirals that are used for common infections while they waited for his various test results -- but his condition did not improve in response to those treatments.As days progressed, Basgoz noticed that the patient's rash changed in appearance. At that moment, she knew he did not have a common illness. Her mind raced, putting together pieces of a medical puzzle.Read More"Some of the skin lesions, called the pustules, started to have indentations in them, and that's a feature that can be seen in pox viruses," Basgoz, the hospital's associate chief and clinical director of the infectious disease division, told CNN."The combination of not improving when he was treated for common things; the results of testing...
    LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles County health officials on Thursday announced the county's first presumptive case of monkeypox, noting that final confirmation of the case by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is pending.RELATED: 1st possible CA case of monkeypox believed to be in Sacramento, health officials say"The patient is an adult resident who recently traveled and had a known close contact to a case,'' according to a statement from the county Department of Public Health. "Although the patient is symptomatic, they are doing well and not hospitalized. They are isolated from others.''Health officials said contact-tracing is being performed to identify anyone who was in close proximity to the patient, and "post-exposure prevention'' efforts have been enacted for close contacts.VIDEO: What is monkeypox? What to know about virus, symptoms, spread as US confirms 1st 2022 caseEMBED More News Videos The U.S. confirmed its first case of monkeypox. Here's what you need to know about the rare virus and its symptoms. Answers to frequently asked questions about monkeypox are available on the Department of Public Health's website.Last week, the...
    MONKEYPOX is a rare disease with most cases found in Africa. Some common symptoms are fever, headaches and muscle aches and while it is a mild illness which gets better with time, in some cases serious symptoms may arise, and in very rare cases it can also cause death. 1 Monkeypox is a mild infectious disease which can be deadly in rare cases What is monkeypox? Monkeypox is a viral infectious disease. This particular virus is a rare zoonosis, this means that it is transmitted to humans from an animal. It primarily occurs in remote parts of central and west Africa, near tropical rain forests. It spreads between humans only through close contact. MOST READ IN HEALTHPAIN IN THE NECK My boobs are so big they weigh 2 STONE - I have to use a walking stickVIRAL LOAD Monkeypox outbreak 'likely sparked by sex at two raves in Europe', WHO warnsPAINFUL MEMORY I survived the last US monkeypox outbreak - warning symptoms to look out forSWITCH OFF Watching too much TV 'increases your risk of dying young from killer disease'...
    THE thought of having to strip off so someone can stick a tube up your bottom can be enough to make anyone stick their head in the sand when it comes to tummy trouble and bottom pain. But even if you feel embarrassed or uncomfortable, sharing your concerns, getting checked and turning up for a rectal exam or colonoscopy appointment is vital when it comes to diagnosis, treatment and your health.  3Dr Philippa Kaye was diagnosed with bowel cancer - and knows all about rectal exams as a GP herselfCredit: Copyright TimKavanagh 3Having a colonoscopy requires a medic to insert a camera (bottom right) into the anus to look for polyps (top left) which could be cancerousCredit: Getty Dr Philippa Kaye was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2019, aged just 39 and has since written a book about it, Doctors Get Cancer Too. She knows all about how important getting checked is, and how colonoscopies work too... Dr Philippa tells The Sun: “I examine patients as part of my job, every day, but one examination often leads to a patient...
    A testing company on Wednesday confirmed a case of 'flurona' in Southern California, referring to the condition of being infected with COVID-19 and the flu at the same time.The case was detected at a testing site at the Getty Center in Brentwood, according to 911 COVID Testing. The patient is a minor who just returned from vacation in Cabo San Lucas with family.Steve Farzam, the testing company's Chief Operating Officer, told Eyewitness News the patient was experiencing symptoms but was not hospitalized and went home with their parents after being tested.It's not clear how severe their symptoms are or if they are still positive for the illnesses.What is 'Flurona'? Developing 2 separate infections a new health risk, experts sayEMBED More News Videos Although rare, experts say it is possible to develop both COVID-19 and influenza at the same time, a condition known as "flurona." Both the flu and COVID-19 are respiratory diseases that can cause similar symptoms like a cough, runny nose and sore throat.Health experts say the biggest risk is to people with underlying conditions or those who have...
    Researchers have developed a mathematical model that predicts the sequence of symptoms based on an early eruption in Wuhan, China in 2020 and applied it to a set of 373,883 cases detected in the United States between January and May 2020. Order of The symptoms manifested by Covit-19 patients are not always the same, but vary depending on the patient. According to a study published today in the journal PLOS Computational Biology. The purpose of the study is to determine whether the sequence of Covit-19 symptoms varies according to the geographical area or the characteristics of each patient. Surprisingly, the sequence of symptoms between the two countries has changed: In the early outbreak in China, fever often preceded cough, nausea, and vomiting – this was the third symptom – but in the United States, cough was the first symptom, followed by fever and diarrhea. By analyzing additional data from Brazil, Hong Kong and Japan, the team showed that there were differences in the order of symptoms. They are not related to geographical area, climate or patient characteristics, But with SARS-CoV-2...
    A woman is getting a Covid-19 test at a Covid-19 mobile testing site at the Times Square in New York City, United States on Dec 6, 2021.Tayfun Coskun | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday said the first-known case of omicron in the U.S. was found in a person who had traveled internationally and started getting symptoms on Nov. 15. The new timeline means omicron arrived in the U.S. earlier than originally thought. California had reported what was thought to be the first confirmed case on Dec. 1. An international traveler returned to San Francisco from South Africa on Nov. 22, developed symptoms three days later and tested positive on Nov. 29. The CDC said 22 states have confirmed at least one omicron case, and some those cases indicate community spread is under way. Among 43 omicron patients, 33% reported international travel during the 14 days before symptom onset or testing positive, according to the CDC. Case investigations have identified exposures associated with international and domestic travel,large public events, and household transmission. ...
    College lecturer Mark Jenkins first heard about the clinical trial that saved his life from a tweet.  The actor Stephen Fry, who had prostate cancer in 2017, flagged up 'an important prostate cancer trial', adding: 'Do consider offering yourself for this', which led to Mark enrolling. It was thanks to the trial at Imperial College London, which was investigating a new, fast way to detect the disease, that Mark was found to have an aggressive tumour despite not having any symptoms. 'Without that study I wouldn't be here now,' he says, two years after undergoing surgery that may have saved his life. College lecturer Mark Jenkins first heard about the clinical trial that saved his life from a tweet from Stephen Fry Researchers believe that the speedy type of MRI scan that revealed Mark's tumour could be a reliable method for early detection of aggressive prostate cancers — and lead to a national screening programme for the disease, saving hundreds of lives a year. Currently, the first stage in diagnosis is a PSA (prostate-specific antigen) blood test, usually done at...
    A woman reportedly exhibited bizarre behavior due to side effects related to COVID-19, doctors said. The unidentified woman suffered from "delirious mania," causing her to take off her clothes "for no reason," according to a British Medical Journal case report . Her nationality and age were also not specified besides being in her 30s. HIGH SCHOOL UNDER INVESTIGATION AFTER POSTING PHOTOS OF STUDENTS GIVING TEACHERS LAP DANCES "A woman in her late 30s developed a mild cough and diffuse bodily aches and attended for a COVID-19 test (reverse transcription PCR (RT-PCR)). The test was positive, she was advised to home quarantine but no specific treatment was commenced given her mild symptoms," the case report read. "The patient reported a mild cough and loss of taste but no other physical symptoms." As symptoms worsened, the patient reportedly began talking to people who weren't in the room, drinking soap, and removing her clothes . "She had appeared confused, talking to people who were not there (suggesting she was responding to hallucinations), calling family members by the...
    Three California teenagers have been found to have developed psychiatric symptoms as a result of COVID-19 infection, in what is a rare but terrifying side-effect of the virus many assume younger people are safe from. A research team from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), performed case studies on the three teens to examine how exactly this occurred. Each of the three teens have very different cases and difference backgrounds, making the symptoms especially confusing. While three cases is not enough to draw widescale conclusions about the virus, researchers believe the symptoms could be the result of an immune response that causes inflammation in certain parts of the brain. Researchers have investigated at least three cases of teenagers experiencing psychiatric symptoms after contracting Covid. One of the patients is still feeling the symptoms after six months of treatment. One of the researchers told DailyMail.com that they believe it could be a result of a person's brain becoming inflamed as part of an immune response to the virus (file photo) The UCSF research team, who published their findings in JAMA...
    A MEMORY test can detect Alzheimer’s disease before a patient starts showing symptoms, scientists have found. The condition, which is the UK’s biggest killer, is only usually picked up when someone starts getting forgetful and confused. 1A study found healthy people with a higher genetic risk of Alzheimer’s may show differences in brain structure and test scores Experts at Glasgow University discovered healthy people with a higher genetic risk of Alzheimer’s may show differences in brain structure and cognitive test scores. Researcher Rachana Tank said: “The effects of genetic risk may be apparent long before a clinical dementia diagnosis. “Although we cannot say for certain that these differences are early signs of dementia per se, it is important that we do further research in this area.” Dr Donald Lyall added: “These findings could lead to a better way of gauging Alzheimer’s disease risk than current methods of inquiring about a family history of dementia. “Being able to identify individuals at risk of worse cognitive abilities and potentially accelerated decline could greatly improve diagnosis and treatment options in future.” In the...
    A woman with severe depression saw near-immediate relief when treated with a surgically implanted device to stimulate the neural circuit causing the illness, researchers at the University of California San Francisco announced Monday. The so-called "deep brain stimulation" (DBS) device was described as the equivalent of a pacemaker for the brain, according to a university release posted Monday, with a report on the proof-of-principle trial published in the Nature Medicine journal.  "This study points the way to a new paradigm that is desperately needed in psychiatry," Andrew Krystal, PhD, professor of psychiatry and member of the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, said in a statement. "We’ve developed a precision-medicine approach that has successfully managed our patient’s treatment-resistant depression by identifying and modulating the circuit in her brain that’s uniquely associated with her symptoms." EARLY ADULTHOOD DEPRESSION INCREASES DEMENTIA RISK, STUDY FINDS Researchers said that prior clinical trials on DBS only indicated limited success in treating depression because most devices offer constant electrical stimulation, usually in one area of the brain, whereas depression may affect different areas of the brain for...
    (CNN)After years of suffering, a patient with severe and untreatable depression has finally found relief with an experimental brain implant originally developed to help people with epilepsy, researchers in California reported Monday.It's only a single patient, but the team at the University of California San Francisco says it has seen remarkable results with the device, which is calibrated to detect the signals associated with depressive symptoms in the patient's brain, and interfere with them.World Suicide Prevention Day: Heres how to help in 2021"When we turned this treatment on, our patient's depression symptoms dissolved and in a remarkably small time she went into remission," Dr. Katherine Scangos, a psychiatrist and neuroscience specialist at UCSF who led the study team, told reporters."It was like a switch."One year later the patient, who is identified only as Sarah, says the device has banished her depression with no side-effects.Read More"I had exhausted all possible treatment options with no success at lifting the depression that had descended five years earlier," Sarah told reporters."My daily life had become so restricted and impoverished by depression that I felt...
    A MAN suffering from a painful rash on his hands and elbows was given a shock diagnosis after going to a dermatology clinic. The 65-year-old had red patches on his skin which looked similar to skin condition psoriasis. 1The 65-year-old patient presented at the clinic in Germany with a rash on his hands and elbowsCredit: Nejm After attending a clinic in Mannheim, Germany, the man was diagnosed with leukemia cutis. This is a rare condition in which leukaemia cells are found in the skin tissue. It's very rare and happens in around three per cent of leukaemia cases and will usually show up on the legs, followed by arms, back, chest, scalp, and face. Other symptoms of leukaemia is adults include fever or chills, persistent fatigue, weakness and frequent or severe infections. The patient that presented in Germany had none of these symptoms and just the rash on his hands and elbows. Tests done at the hospital revealed that the man had a high white-cell count and a low platelet count. Most read in Health NewsMUTANT THREAT New Delta variant...
    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., a physician who has been an outspoken critic of Democrats’ policies and positions regarding the coronavirus, appeared on "Hannity" on Friday night where he discussed the problematic U.S. distribution of monoclonal antibodies that could help protect Americans against the virus. Paul suggested that with Democrats running Washington, the potentially life-saving antibodies may be distributed according to socialist thinking rather than a capitalistic plan that emphasizes basic concepts of supply and demand. STATES WARN OF COVID-19 ANTIBODY DRUG SHORTAGE U.S. SEN. RAND PAUL, R-KY: [You have to] realize this is the difference between socialized medicine and capitalism. Under capitalism when there’s increased demand – and Florida has increased demand right now -- you increase the supply. Supply matches demand in capitalism. In socialism you have political reasons. So it could be that they think there are more deplorable people in Florida -- more Republicans or more of the unvaccinated unwashed. And so decisions will be made for political reasons. But if this were capitalism, and this were going out into the marketplace, the companies would be...
    A WOMAN who had been rendered infertile by her cancer treatment was shocked to find out the results of her pregnancy test. Ceri Calonmor, 33, was told she wouldn't be able to get pregnant without using an egg donor. 2Ceri Calonmor, 33, and her husband Barney Calonmor, 31Credit: BPM 2Ceri was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 30Credit: BPM But after experiencing typical pregnancy symptoms, she decided to do a test which came back positive. Still in disbelief, she saw her doctor who confirmed that she was in fact pregnant with a miracle baby - just three years after she had given Ceri the cancer diagnosis.  Ceri, from Bath, Somerset, told Somerset Live: "We did a test there and then and it was positive. She cried with me as I realised the first test was right.  “It was a beautiful moment, she had given me the worst news of my life and now she had given me the best - we had come full circle. "It shows that even amidst really difficult times, a beautiful thing can take you...
    A new simple blood test may be able to determine whether or not COVID-19 survivors will experience long-term symptoms. Researchers from the University of Cambridge, England, looked at so-called 'long Covid' patients. Up to two-thirds of people infected with coronavirus will develop the condition in some form, with the most severe cases potentially leaving people bed-ridden for months on end.  The team found that small protein molecules called cytokines that could have a link to the condition and that performing a cheap, fast and inexpensive blood test may the best way to diagnose the condition. Researchers may have discovered a biomarker that indicates a person has long Covid. The discovery opens the door for further research into the mysterious condition. (File Photo) 'Long Covid' appears in patients that have recovered from the virus and continue exhibiting symptoms for weeks, or potentially months or years, after clearing the infection. There are a wide-array of symptoms that can appear, including continued loss of taste and smell, long-term fatigue and long-term sensory issues. The causes of the condition remain unknown and several...
    Actress Christina Applegate revealed a recent multiple sclerosis diagnosis to fans on Monday, but what is the chronic disease and what are the warning signs? According to Hopkins Medicine, MS "occurs when the immune system attacks nerve fibers and myelin sheathing (a fatty substance which surrounds/insulates healthy nerve fibers) in the brain and spinal cord. This attack causes inflammation, which destroys nerve cell processes and myelin – altering electrical messages in the brain." CLICK HERE TO FIND A COVID-19 VACCINE NEAR YOU MS is a chronic autoimmune disease without a cure, and while the cause is unknown, it is believed to be a combination of environmental and genetic factors. Christina Applegate revealed she has been diagnosed with MS. (Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic). (Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic) The disease is unpredictable and can manifest differently in each patient depending on the extent of nerve damage; while some see a mild course of disease, others can lose their ability to walk and speak. When patients are diagnosed, about 90% will have a so-called relapsing-remitting form of disease defined by symptoms like fatigue, numbness, tingling,...
    07/30/2021 at 3:28 PM CEST In the past, we have seen doctors use artificial intelligence software to detect brain tumors, kidney disease, and various types of cancer. Now, researchers from IBM and the Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) say they have developed a program that can predict how a patient’s symptoms will progress with Parkinson’s disease in terms of time and severity. In The Lancet Digital Health, they state that software could transform the way doctors help patients manage their symptoms by allowing them to better predict how the disease will progress. “Our objective is use artificial intelligence to help with patient management and clinical trial design. These goals are important because, despite the prevalence of Parkinson’s, patients experience a unique range of motor and non-motor symptoms, ”IBM said. Advancement would not have been possible without the Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative, a study sponsored by the Michael J. Fox Foundation. For those who do not know, the mythical actor suffers from Parkinson’s and he turned entirely to the help of other people who have...
    MONKEYPOX is a rare disease with most cases found in Africa but there have been a small number of cases in the UK. In most cases it is a mild illness that can get better with time, however serious symptoms can arise with the patient needing treatment in a specialist hospital. 2 Monkeypox can cause a painful rash and soresCredit: Alamy What is monkeypox? Monkeypox is an infectious disease caused by the monkeypox virus. This virus is a rare zoonosis - transmitted to humans from animals - and occurs primarily in remote parts of central and west Africa, near tropical rainforests. It isn't easily spread between people, with transfer usually only possible through close physical contact. Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced there had been an outbreak of the monkeypox virus in June 2021, although few details were given. The Sun has been told there are two cases in North Wales. The cases would be only the fifth and sixth cases ever recorded in the UK. Monkeypox has been seen just four times in the past, with cases dating back to 2018 and...
    This content is sponsored by MedStar Washington Hospital Center.  Multiple sclerosis is a potentially disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord and one that affects nearly a million Americans – about one in 300 people. It’s an autoimmune condition where the immune system eats away at the protective covering of the nerves, causing permanent damage or deterioration of the nerves. Just a few decades ago, medical science had no tools to treat multiple sclerosis, also known as MS. However, advancements have led to more than 20 different therapies that can help those diagnosed with MS, said Dr. Brian Barry, a neurologist at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. “A generation ago, MS was a frightening and debilitating diagnosis. We could not prevent disability from MS, and we managed the symptoms as best we could,” Dr. Barry said. “But now, this disease is highly manageable, thanks to dramatic advances in therapy. When caught early, we can treat MS before a patient experiences life-altering disability.” MS manifests through a wide range of symptoms, the most common being fatigue, difficulty walking, numbness, tingling, weakness, dizziness,...
    VIDEO2:0902:09Mt. Sinai's director on the long-term effects of Covid-19The News with Shepard Smith A researcher who studies so-called Covid long-haulers warned that lingering symptoms are a grim reality and can pose a serious problem.  "We've been tracking around 60 distinct symptoms in this patient population," said David Putrino, the Director of Rehabilitation Innovation at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. "We really just need to focus on helping these patients and spreading awareness that this is, indeed, a really serious problem associated with Covid." A new study out of Northwestern University shows that 85% of long-haulers — Covid patients who have largely recovered from the worst of the disease, but continue to experience long-term symptoms — experienced four or more neurologic symptoms. Those symptoms include brain fog, headaches, numbness or tingling, loss of taste and smell, and muscle pain. Northwestern scientists call it the first study of its kind. It tracked 100 Covid patients, mostly women at an average age of 43. Putrino told CNBC's "The News with Shepard Smith" that the prevalence of long Covid is changing how physicians...
    hello.com What is the depressive anxiety disorder suffered by Rocío Carrasco? The mixed anxiety-depressive disorder suffered by Rocío Carrasco is a more common problem than it seems. In fact, it has been able to get worse in the pandemic. People who suffer from it suffer from symptoms of anxiety and depression. The stigma that accompanies these two problems can put patients through an ordeal. As the psychologist Alba Valle explains to us, “people who suffer from it manifest anxiety and depression indistinctly, having times when they may suffer more symptoms of anxiety and others of depression or there are signs of both. However, their symptoms cannot be fit within a clinical picture of anxiety or depression marked by the DSM5, which is the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders “, clarifies the psychologist. Before looking at the symptoms of mixed anxiety depressive disorder, let’s review what is anxiety and depression separately – Symptoms of depression, pre-depression and anxiety that you should not ignore Anxiety “Anxiety is not a disease, but a disorder related to our way of managing emotions...
    hello.com What is the depressive anxiety disorder suffered by Rocío Carrasco? The mixed anxiety-depressive disorder suffered by Rocío Carrasco is a more common problem than it seems. In fact, it has been able to get worse in the pandemic. People who suffer from it suffer from symptoms of anxiety and depression. The stigma that accompanies these two problems can put patients through an ordeal. As the psychologist Alba Valle explains to us, “people who suffer from it manifest anxiety and depression indistinctly, having times when they may suffer more symptoms of anxiety and others of depression or there are signs of both. However, their symptoms cannot be fit within a clinical picture of anxiety or depression marked by the DSM5, which is the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders “, clarifies the psychologist. Before looking at the symptoms of mixed anxiety depressive disorder, let’s review what is anxiety and depression separately – Symptoms of depression, pre-depression and anxiety that you should not ignore Anxiety “Anxiety is not a disease, but a disorder related to our way of managing emotions...
    Jose Luis Muñoz, coordinator of the Endometriosis and Chronic Pelvic Pain Unit of Gynecological Origin of the 12 de Octubre hospital in Madrid, answers all the questions of 20 minutes on endometriosis, a disease that affects more than two million women in Spain, which is associated with menstrual pain and infertility, but that is a great unknown for the rest of society. What is endometriosis? Is a chronic illness, which affects women of childbearing age, which consists of the fact that the tissue that grows regularly and cyclically every month inside the uterus – the endometrium – by the effect of the hormones produced by the ovaries is eliminated downwards by menstruation and, Without really knowing why yet, sometimes it implants out of its usual place: in the tubes, ovaries, peritoneum, colon, bladder, and there are even cases in the lungs and brain. In what ways does it manifest itself? It is a disease that has many possible forms of presentation, many ways of expressing itself, in addition the degree of affectation does not go parallel organic with the...
    PEOPLE with troubling and unusual symptoms shouldn't delay in seeing their GP despite the Covid-19 pandemic, a cancer patient has warned. Breast cancer patient Alison Tait said early diagnoses could "save your life". 3Alison Tait has incurable breast cancer and had to have a mastectomy during lockdownCredit: Alison Tait Coronavirus restrictions have meant that Brits have been advised to "stay at home to protect the NHS" but this has meant that many people have been left feeling anxious about visiting their GP. Mum Alison Tait was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016 and was told it had spread to her liver. The lockdowns have been distressing for many people, but for Alison they have meant she had to attend her appointments alone. Despite this she is still urging others to come forward if they have any signs or symptoms of cancer. Speaking to The Sun, Alison said: "I can understand why people might be wary of going to their GP at the moment, but it’s so important to do so. "The sooner cancer is diagnosed the better the...
    By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters - Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy was diagnosed with COVID-19 and is resting at home with mild symptoms, his office said on Wednesday. Dunleavy, a Republican, has been isolating at his home in Wasilla, about 44 miles north of Anchorage, since he was notified on Sunday that he had been in contact the previous day with an infected individual. An initial COVID-19 test on Sunday was negative, but Dunleavy remained at home in accordance with health guidelines, his office said in a statement. He had been feeling well until Tuesday night, and a second test on Wednesday morning came back positive. Dunleavy is being monitored by his personal physician and by Alaska's chief medical officer, Anne Zink, the statement said. "He's just working from home, like he was once he started the self-quarantine on Sunday," spokesman Jeff Turner said. Alaska’s daily COVID-19 case numbers have declined in recent weeks, as they have for the country as a whole. But this week the 49th state detected its first case of the more highly infectious coronavirus variant that...
    COVID-19 can cause gangrene as the virus forces the body to attack itself, experts have revealed. Researchers say the body’s immune system is responsible for the "long-term and bizarre" symptoms among severe Covid patients. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 3MRI of the foot in a patient with severe COVID-19. The grey part of the foot is devitalised tissue (gangrene)Credit: SWNS:South West News Service Most people who catch the virus will have symptoms such as a new persistent cough, a loss of taste and smell (anosmia) and a high temperature. If you have any of these symptoms then you should get a test and isolate. A third of Covid patients have no symptoms at all but many who are struck down with the virus display symptoms such as achy joints and muscle soreness. Others, who suffer with severe issues can experience rheumatoid arthritis flares and autoimmune myositis, commonly referred to as Covid toes. Until now, doctors have struggled to determine what causes these issues, but experts at Northwestern University in the United States have...
    Dr. Dan Ponticiello, 43, and Dr. Gabriel Gomez, 40, intubate a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patient in the COVID-19 ICU at Providence Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, California, January 8, 2021.Lucy Nicholson | Reuters Artificial intelligence researchers at Facebook claim they have developed software that can predict the likelihood of a Covid patient deteriorating or needing oxygen based on their chest X-rays. Facebook, which worked with academics at NYU Langone Health's predictive analytics unit and department of radiology on the research, says that the software could help doctors avoid sending at-risk patients home too early, while also helping hospitals plan for oxygen demand. The 10 researchers involved in the study — five from Facebook AI Research and five from the NYU School of Medicine — said they have developed three machine-learning "models" in total, that are all slightly different. One tries to predict patient deterioration based on a single chest X-ray, another does the same with a sequence of X-rays, and a third uses a single X-ray to predict how much supplemental oxygen (if any) a patient might need. "Our model...
    A small number of recovered COVID-19 patients who had no previous history of mental health problems are developing severe psychotic symptoms, the New York Times reported.  Medical experts have observed multiple instances in the U.S. and globally of patients who’ve recovered from COVID-19 later developing “profound psychosis,” The Times reported. One New York City patient tried to strangle his cousin in bed after experiencing delusions about his cousin murdering him, and another patient in North Carolina developed paranoia about her children being kidnapped. The mother tried to save them by passing them through a fast-food restaurant drive-through window. Murder plots, hallucinations, paranoia: post-Covid psychosis is emerging in a small number of patients. While it’s expected to remain rare, doctors worldwide have reported a smattering of cases. https://t.co/i1Tn4Avfp9 — Pam Belluck (@PamBelluck) December 28, 2020 A British study has found that 10 of 153 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 experienced “new-onset psychosis,” while another study identified 10 patients with similar symptoms in one hospital in Spain. (RELATED: Mental Health Improved For Only One Group During COVID — And Dems Did Everything...
    THE United Airlines flight EMT said he feels "like I was hit by a train" as Covid symptoms struck days after helping a dying "coronavirus patient" on the plane. Tony Aldapa attempted to help a fellow passenger who was having a medical emergency on Los Angeles-bound United Flight 591 from Orlando, Florida, on Monday. 7Aldapa said he felt like he was 'hit by a train' Aldapa said: "When I woke up again on Wednesday, my whole body was still hurting. "I had a headache, a little bit of a cough, and then it kinda — everyday since then my cough will be a little bit worse, or my headache will be a little bit worse, I feel like I got hit by a train. Not well." The EMT added that he had a Covid test following the incident, which came back negative. 7Tony Aldapa attempted to help a fellow passenger who was having a medical emergency 7The medical emergency took place on Los Angeles-bound United Flight 591 from Orlando, Florida, on MondayCredit: BackGrid 7One of the passenger's who attempted to save...
    (CBS Los Angeles)- After a man with coronavirus symptoms fell ill on an Los Angeles-bound flight and later died at the hospital, the individual who performed CPR on him said he too is now experiencing signs of the virus. This all unfolded Friday night on a United Airlines flight from Orlando to Los Angeles. When Tony Aldapa saw the man in grave condition, he used his EMT training to try to save him by performing CPR, along with help from others. “It was all kind of just second nature to see someone in a bad place, you try to bring them out of the bad place,” Aldapa said. “There were three of us that were essentially tag-teaming doing chest compressions, probably about 45 minutes.” The passenger’s wife later revealed that her husband had symptoms of coronavirus before getting on the flight and was heading home to get tested. “She told me he had symptoms, he was short of breath and she just wanted to get him home and they plan on getting tested this week,” Aldapa said. After making an...
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