People who are vaccinated and get COVID-19 half as likely to have long-term symptoms
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(Healthline) — COVID-19 can cause severe illness, sometimes leading to hospitalization and death. But even for people who had mild symptoms, some people have been left with long-term symptoms, now called long-haul COVID-19, or “long COVID.”

“Long COVID is the syndrome of persistent symptoms that develops after the   …

The four most urgent questions about long COVID
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(Michael Marshall/ Nature) — When Claire Hastie fell ill in March of last year, she reacted the way she usually would to a minor ailment: she tried to ignore it. “It started off incredibly mild,” she says. “I would normally have paid no attention to it whatsoever.”

But within a week she was flattened. “I had just never felt ill  …

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  …