SARS-CoV-2 Can Directly Infect Kidney Cells, Causing Acute Renal Injury
New research has found that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can directly infect and damage a specific type of kidney cell. This finding, published in the journal Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology, explains why patients with severe COVID-19 develop acute renal injuries.
Mother’s Earnings Drop Substantially after Childbirth, Study
A new study has shown that women’s earnings drop substantially after giving birth to a child, compared to the earnings of their husbands. The change has been modest for nearly 30 years, irrespective of the education level or income level of the couples.
Nearly 30% of Recovered COVID Patients Develop Long COVID, Study
A new UCLA study has shown that about 30% of people who were infected by SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, were more likely to develop Long COVID, which is also called Post AcuteSequelae of COVID-19 (PASC).
Pfizer COVID Vaccine Protects Kids and Teens from Severe Illness and Hospitalization
New research has shown that vaccination with a primary series of Pfizer COVID vaccines protected children and adolescents from severe illness and hospitalization during the Omicron wave. In teens, vaccine protection against severe illness requiring life-supporting interventions remained high during the Omicron and Delta waves.
Antibodies Induced By Pfizer Vaccine Fall Faster Than Moderna, Finds Study
A new study has shown that the COVID-19 antibodies generated by the Pfizer COVID vaccine rise gradually but fall more quickly compared to the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. It has also shown that older individuals who had received the Pfizer vaccine generated fewer antibodies than younger people.
FDA Approves InspectIR Systems’ COVID-19 Breathalyzer
The Food and Drug Administration has issued Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to InspectIR’s COVID-19 Breathalyzer, the first COVID breath testing device that can accurately spot chemical compounds associated with the coronavirus.
About 48% of Young Adults Reported Mental Health Symptoms During COVID Pandemic
A new study has found that about 48% of young adults struggled with mental health issues during the COVID-19 pandemic, while 36% of those were unable to access mental health care or therapy. However, of that 48%, 39% used prescription drugs or received counseling.