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For a longer period Looks: Interesting Reads You Could Have Missed

Each week, KHN finds extended stories for you to enjoy. This week’s picks involve tales on covid, monkeypox, Gen Z health care, getting old, seizures, and far more.


Los Angeles Occasions:
USC Scientists Determine Indicators Associated With Amplified Danger For Very long COVID


A new study from researchers at USC presents some insights into the prevalence of extended COVID and suggests some early clues for who could be additional most likely to produce extended-expression indicators. … Individuals who documented sore throats, complications and, intriguingly, hair reduction immediately after screening good have been far more most likely to have lingering indications months later on. (Purtill, 7/20)


The Washington Put up:
Persons Who Have not Gotten Covid But Are In An Exclusive Club


There are no winners in a pandemic. That mentioned, if you have built it to the summertime of 2022 devoid of still screening beneficial for the coronavirus, you could possibly feel entitled to some bragging rights. … You could suspect that you are distinctive — immunologically top-quality, a super-dodger. You also may possibly have come up with some weird theories about why you’ve lasted extended. (McCarthy, 7/21)


The Atlantic:
We’re Screening For Monkeypox The Wrong Way


As the outbreak spreads—with a lot more than 2,000 situations in the U.S., by the newest count—public-health authorities have doubled down on this restriction: Screening for the virus should make use of swabs taken from a lesion, according to a “Safety Communication” issued by the Food items and Drug Administration last Friday. “The Fda is not informed of clinical knowledge supporting the use of other sample varieties, such as blood or saliva, for monkeypox virus screening,” the conversation stated, and screening of these other styles “may lead to untrue examination final results.” This alarming messaging, delivered at a very important minute in the virus’s spread, will have a profound impact on how immediately new monkeypox bacterial infections can be discovered, isolated, and taken care of. (Mazer, 7/21)


Fortune:
“The End Of The Qualified As We Know It:” What Gen Z Wants Their Health Care To Glance Like


Even even though they are social media natives, the greater part of Gen Zers want to see their health practitioner facial area to experience. Sixty-two p.c of study respondents say they want to communicate with their key care service provider in-particular person. Fifty percent say convenient place is the variety-one conditions for picking a primary treatment company, when compared to 29% who prioritize telehealth abilities. Only one particular-3rd of individuals surveyed say they use an application for their health care requirements. (Mikhail, 7/18)


The New York Instances:
Can A ‘Magic’ Protein Sluggish The Ageing Process? 


Various years back, experts learning aging at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute made use of a rather Frankensteinian technique recognised as parabiosis — surgically joining a younger mouse and an previous mouse so that they share blood — to see what would come about to the coronary heart and skeletal muscle mass tissue. … The Harvard scientists, Amy Wagers and Dr. Richard Lee, located that the old mouse’s heart tissue had been fixed and rejuvenated, turning out to be younger yet again. (Zimmerman, 7/19)


The Conversation:
Silent, Subtle And Unseen: How Seizures Take place And Why They’re Hard To Diagnose


In excess of the previous century, the public’s knowledge of seizures has been gleaned largely from depictions in movies and television, which are often as disturbing as they are inaccurate. Although these extraordinary representations intensify visual storytelling, they regularly perpetuate stigma and understate the complexity of seizures. The fact is, seizures are considerably extra assorted than what you see in popular society. Alternatively, they are often subtle, silent and unseen. (Pellinen, 7/21)

On the heat wave —


Houston Chronicle:
Houston Doctors Warn Texas Heat Has an effect on Blood Tension Medicine


As Houston sets heat records and other components of the entire world see unusually high temperatures, people having selected drugs — like people that lessen blood stress — encounter an improved hazard of exhaustion and dehydration. In more significant scenarios, the blend can direct to fainting, kidney failure or everyday living-threatening heart difficulties. (Gill, 7/21)


Poynter:
How Hot Climate Impacts Medications 


Very hot climate is flat-out lousy for most medications. The heat can degrade the elements of a medicine. Now that so quite a few prescriptions are sent, how will they fare when they sit in a mailbox or delivery truck though superior temperatures bake patches of the earth this summertime? (Tompkins, 7/21)

Also —


San Francisco Chronicle:
Bay Space Golfer Forges In advance Just after Shedding His Ft: ‘Life Can Transfer Forward’


Erik Bowen normally gravitated to golfing. He played many athletics rising up close to San Diego and then Denver — soccer, football, baseball, basketball — but his dad, Jeff, was an avid golfer. So younger Erik frequently hung out in the professional shop as a child, till he was outdated adequate to join his dad on the training course. … He hardly ever imagined he would have to have to discover how to participate in golfing all around once more a calendar year afterwards — right after losing the two of his toes. (Kroichick, 7/17)


The Washington Post:
The Unpredicted Star Of NASA’S Webb Pictures — The Alt Textual content Descriptions


The alt textual content aspect on social media platforms enables a human being to describe by way of words an graphic so that a person who is blind or visually impaired can use monitor-reader technology to know what is being demonstrated. In other words, it can make an picture obtainable to absolutely everyone. And in the situation of the current pics shared by NASA, it permitted every person to know they were being seeking at celestial scenes bursting with shades and shapes. (Vargas, 7/20)