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Anxiety disorder

Everyone feels anxious from time to time, but people with anxiety disorders experience frequent and severe worry that disrupts their normal life. What is anxiety? Feeling anxiety before a specific event, such as a test, is normal. Usually, anxiety is temporary. But someone with an anxiety disorder experiences regular, severe worry. The anxiety may be […]

smoking and vaping could increase the severity of COVID-19 due to blood vessel damage and a higher risk of stroke.

A recent report from a neurological hospital in the United Kingdom identifies cases of delirium, brain inflammation, nerve damage, and stroke in COVID-19 patients. Reports of stroke in COVID-19 are particularly prevalent. Some reports estimate that 30% of critically ill COVID-19 patients experience blood clots. And if they occur in the brain, they may trigger […]

Love hormone’ oxytocin could be used to treat cognitive disorders like Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease progressively degrades a person’s memory and cognitive abilities, often resulting in dementia. Amid efforts to find novel treatments for this disease, a recent breakthrough study by scientists from Japan shows that oxytocin―the hormone that we commonly know to induce feelings of love and well-being―can also effectively reverse some of the damage caused by […]

Pregnant during the COVID-19 crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the healthcare landscape for many patient populations — including pregnant women. To mark Mental Health Awareness Month this May, we’re bringing you research-backed information to help support the mental well-being of you and your loved ones during this difficult time. Altered hospital policies, concerns about contracting the SARS-CoV-2 virus, and […]

Who is at higher risk of CoronaVirus?

Early information out of China, where COVID-19 first started, shows that some people are at higher risk of getting very sick from this illness. This includes: Older adults People who have serious chronic medical conditions like: Heart disease Diabetes Lung disease Get ready for COVID-19 now Take actions to reduce your risk of getting sick […]

Preparing for COVID-19: Priorities for the US

Three physicians from Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore, MD, have joined efforts to write an article outlining key action points that the United States healthcare community should take in response to COVID-19. Drs. Amesh A. Adalja, Eric Toner, and Thomas V. Inglesby wrote the paper, titled “Priorities for the U.S. Health Community Responding to COVID-19.” […]

Coroavirus outbreak

The emergence and rapid increase in cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), a respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus, pose complex challenges to the global public health, research and medical communities, write federal scientists from NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  […]