How do covid-19 vaccines affect your periods?
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(Maria Cohut/ Medical News Today) — COVID-19 vaccines are arguably the world’s most important tool in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Around the world, 19 vaccines have received emergency use authorization from the relevant regulatory authorities in at least one country.

However, one issue has continued to  …

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COVID-19 survivors may experience loss of brain tissue, according to new data
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(Zahra Taheb/ Science Alert) — A new study that drew on data gathered by UK Biobank suggests COVID-19 survivors may suffer from a loss of gray matter over time.

The long-term experiment, which involved 782 volunteers, compared brain scans of individuals before the pandemic. For an analogy between pre-pandemic   …

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New research adds to calls for better support for long COVID patients
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(Elizabeth Payne/ Healthing) — New UK research showing loss of grey matter in the brains of people who had COVID-19 is being called the most definitive evidence yet of the serious long-term impact of the virus on the brain.

Using brain scans done prior to the pandemic as part of a massive UK health imaging study, researchers  …

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Zoom fatigue: how to beat stress and anxiety at work
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(Daniel Bardsley/ The National News) — When the coronavirus hit, one of the biggest upheavals was swapping office life for home-working.

But rather than the dream scenario some expected, it has brought new stresses and strains.

Back-to-back online meetings create feelings of exhaustion called “Zoom fatigue”.  …

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COVID-19 creates hearing disorders and aggravates tinnitus symptoms
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(Eldre Buekes/ The Conversation) — We learn more about the effects of COVID-19 on our health every day. We now know that contracting the coronavirus SARS-COV-2 can have a long-term impact on our heart and lungs, and the infection can even persist for months in some people.

We are now also seeing reports that COVID-19 is producing  …

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What is toxic productivity and what are the signs?
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(Brittany Wong/ Huffington Post) — Think about your work ethic during the pandemic. Have you been more productive than usual? Do you rush to volunteer for projects at work, even when your plate is already full? Do you promise to make dinner as soon as you finish “one last thing” on your to-do list? If you answered “yes” to any

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Just say no to the post-pandemic diet
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(Cynthia M. Bulik/ Psychology Today) — Since March 2020, we have been deprived of so many things: seeing family and friends, touch, travel, smiles, even toilet paper. We have missed reunions, weddings, graduations, and funerals.

Many of us are unemployed, underemployed, or burned out from added responsibilities.  …

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