Tag Archives: adults

Long Covid symptoms affect three in 50 adults in the UK – the symptoms to spot

Patients with long Covid have reported more than 200 symptoms affecting 10 organ systems, according to a study. Researchers surveyed 3,762 people from 56 countries who joined the Body Politic online COVID-19 support group and reported coronavirus-like symptoms between December 2019 and May 2020. In total, around 203 different symptoms were reported, with 66 identified for the… Read More »

UK health chiefs now say rates of myocarditis ARE higher than expected amoung young adults

British health chiefs may soon reveal Covid vaccines made by Pfizer and Moderna are linked to an extremely rare form of heart damage already seen in the US and Israel The MHRA said myocarditis levels were the same among vaccinated people But updated information published last night did not include this line One expert said this… Read More »

Pfizer’s COVID-19 booster vaccine, pneumococcal jab tested in older adults

The first participants aged 65 and older have received vaccinations in a new study assessing coadministration of a pneumococcal jab along with a COVID-19 booster shot, Pfizer announced on Monday. Trial investigators are aiming to study the safety and resulting immune response, following participants up to six months post-vaccination. The trial involves 600 adults recruited… Read More »

What to Know About Suicide Rates in Older Adults

SOURCES: Julie Rickard, CEO, National Center for Suicide Survivors, Wenatchee, WA. American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy: “Suicide in the Elderly.” Jerry Reed, PhD, senior vice president for practice leadership, Education Development Center, Washington, DC. Marilyn Mendoza, PhD, clinical psychologist, clinical instructor, Tulane University Medical School, New Orleans, LA. Clinical Interventions in Aging: “Suicide… Read More »

Fading Sense of Smell Could Signal Higher Death Risk in Older Adults

MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2020 — If you’re a senior who can’t smell onions, smoke, chocolate or natural gas, it’s time to see your doctor. Seniors who lose their sense of smell — which doctors call olfactory dysfunction — have higher odds of dying from all causes within five years, new research shows. Scientists had previously… Read More »