(Representative image) Well over two years into the pandemic, hundreds of thousands of COVID cases continue to be recorded around the world every day. With the rise of new variants, the symptoms of COVID have also evolved. Initially, the NHS regarded a fever, cough, and loss or change in sense of smell or taste as the main symptoms which could indicate COVID infection . Now, recently updated NHS guidance suggests also looking out for symptoms including a sore throat, blocked or runny nose, and a headache. But what about some of the more obscure signs and symptoms? From skin lesions to hearing loss, emerging data is increasingly showing us that COVID symptoms can go beyond what you might expect from a regular cold or a flu. 1. Skin lesions COVID-related skin complaints are not uncommon. In fact, a UK study published in 2021 found that one in five patients only exhibited a rash and no other symptom. Close COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions … [Read more...] about Four strange COVID symptoms you might not have heard about
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Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Topline Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman—the frontrunner in his state’s Democratic U.S. Senate primary on Tuesday—was hospitalized Friday after a stroke, but intends to return to the campaign trail soon, he said on Twitter Sunday. Key Facts 52-year-old Fetterman checked in to Penn Medicine Lancaster General Hospital after his wife, Giselle Fetterman, recognized stroke symptoms, he said . Fetterman said his campaign “isn’t slowing down one bit” and that he expects to win Tuesday’s party primary, where he has polled well ahead of competitors like Rep. Conor Lamb. Doctors completely removed the clot that caused the stroke, and Fetterman is expected to make a full recovery and didn’t incur any cognitive damage, though he must rest before returning to campaigning, he said. In a video shot at the hospital, the couple remarked jokingly on how Giselle Fetterman “made” her husband seek medical … [Read more...] about Pennsylvania Senate Candidate Fetterman Hospitalized With Stroke—But Campaign ‘Isn’t Slowing Down’
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin In his State of the Union address , President Biden pledged to help “get all Americans the mental health services they need.” The president confirmed what many employers already know: America’s mental health crisis has taken on new urgency as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to drive up rates of depression, anxiety, drug and alcohol abuse and other challenges. Most organizational leaders believe they are stepping up to meet worker needs, but employees don’t necessarily see it that way. According to new research by The Hartford, 82% of employers say their companies have improved access to workplace mental health services in recent years, but only 50% of workers agree. To close that gap – and to help fulfill President Biden’s call – many organizations are turning to digital mental health solutions. As of 2020, the digital mental health market was already robust at around $142 billion in sales. Within five years it’s … [Read more...] about The Right Path To Incorporating Digital Mental Health Services
Britt Frank is a licensed psychotherapist, trauma specialist, educator, and former addict. She is an award-winning adjunct professor for her time teaching at the University of Kansas. She also speaks and writes widely about achieving and maintaining emotional wellness. advertisement advertisement Below, Frank shares five key insights from her new book, The Science of Stuck: Breaking Through Inertia to Find Your Path Forward . Listen to the audio version—read by Frank herself—in the Next Big Idea App. 1. We need anxiety. People often enter therapy suffering from severe symptoms and think that all they need is to “get rid of” their anxiety. While anxiety can be debilitating and, in some cases, must be medically managed before any other interventions can be applied, trying to get rid of anxiety is as pointless as trying to disable the smoke alarm in your home. When your smoke alarm starts screeching, the noise is uncomfortable and inconvenient, … [Read more...] about There’s no such thing as self-sabotage. A psychotherapist debunks the most common concepts that keep us stuck
Representative image Before acknowledging its first domestic COVID-19 cases, North Korea spent 2 1/2 years rejecting outside offers of vaccines and steadfastly claiming that its superior socialist system was protecting its 26 million people from a malicious virus that had killed millions around the world. Its surprise admission this week has left many outsiders wondering just how bad things really are, and there's rising worry that it could cause a major humanitarian crisis in a country with one of the world's worst public medical infrastructures. Because the North has been shut up tight since early 2020, with no reporters, aid workers or diplomats regularly going in, reading the situation is something of a guessing game, and the North has been vague with its state media descriptions of widespread fevers. But there are some worrying facts: no reported vaccines, very limited testing capability, a terrible medical system and widespread poverty. Without immediate outside aid … [Read more...] about EXPLAINED: What’s behind North Korea’s COVID-19 admission?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Topline Finland will apply for NATO membership, the country’s leaders confirmed Sunday, ending decades of neutrality in a move Russia has condemned as “wrong”—but Russian President Vladimir Putin seemed to take the news calmly, Finnish President Sauli Niinistö said . Key Facts Niinistö and other officials prepared a report on Finland’s planned application to NATO that Finland intends to submit after running it by parliament. Finland has remained neutral in conflicts between larger nations since 1948, when it signed a treaty with the Soviet Union prohibiting either country from joining a military alliance against the other. In a Saturday phone call with Niinistö, Putin warned applying to NATO would be “wrong” because “there are no threats to Finland’s security,” and the move could harm relations between the two countries, the Kremlin said. Niinistö told CNN’s State of the Union on … [Read more...] about Putin ‘Calm And Cool’ After Learning Finland Will Apply To Join NATO, Finnish President Says