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Many People with Long COVID Experienced Mild Infection: Study

A global analysis found that around 90 percent of long-COVID cases occur in individuals who were not hospitalized for  COVID-19 . In a commentary published in January 2023, the  authors of the study concluded  that this would suggest that most people with  long COVID  experienced a mild infection. The data come  from a global study  that analyzed 54 studies and two medical databases across 10 countries. The authors defined long COVID as the persistence of fatigue, cognitive, or respiratory symptoms for over three months post-COVID. They found that 89.7 percent (130 million) of the recorded long-COVID cases occurred in people who were not hospitalized for COVID-19. In reviewing the study, it appears that because mild cases make up the majority of long-COVID cases, having mild COVID might be what puts people at risk of long COVID. However, the report’s corresponding author, Dr. Theo Vos from the University of Washington, who holds a doctorate in epidemiology and health economics, express

Grassroots Medical Freedom Group Seeks to Replace ‘Conveyor Belt’ Medicine

As medical freedom continues to flatten under the weight of bureaucratic paperwork, an organization advocating for independence from restrictive insurance regulations is seeking to restore critical thinking in health care. Its goal is to heal the doctor-patient relationship by removing the “conveyor belt method” of treatment”—the product of an increasingly socialized medical system. Twila Brase is a nurse and co-founder of the Minnesota-headquartered Citizen’s Council for Health Freedom (CCHF), and founder of  The Wedge of Health Freedom.  She is the author of “ Big Brother in the Exam Room: The Dangerous Truth about Electronic Health Records .” “Our organization is building a new framework for health freedom, a parallel system of cash-based care at every level, including a return to real insurance—the indemnity policies that pay the patient, who uses those dollars to pay the doctor and hospital, with no outside interference,” Brase told The Epoch Times. The new framework is designed t

Long-COVID Chest Pain: Main Causes, Ways to Relieve (2023)

Long COVID, or post-COVID conditions, are evolving terms, and as time passes, we’re learning more about the aftereffects of COVID-19 infection. One of the most common symptoms that have been observed is chest pain, which affects up to   22 percent of patients  two months after acute infection. PDF “It’s very common with patients that experienced significant cough during their COVID infection, but can also be a sign of something more troubling,” Dr. Thomas Gut, medical director of the Post-COVID Recovery Center at Staten Island University Hospital, part of Northwell Health in New York, told The Epoch Times. While this can be frightening for COVID survivors, it doesn’t always mean you’re experiencing a life-threatening condition. Post-COVID Chest Pain Cause 1: Heart Disease and Blood Clotting “COVID has been associated with heart disease and also abnormal blood clots,” observed Gut. These can  cause  chest pain. A  large study found  (Circulation. 2022) COVID-1

Cooking on Gas Stove Is Linked to Childhood Asthma

A 2023 study 1   of 27 peer-reviewed manuscripts from previous studies links 1 in every 8 cases of asthma in children in the U.S. to air pollution given off by cooking on gas stoves. 2   Study authors admit childhood asthma is relatively rare: According to the CDC, 3   the national prevalence of asthma is just 5.8% in children under 18 years old. According to the featured study, 42.7% of children under 18 had at least one asthma attack in 2020, 8.8% of which required an inpatient hospital stay. In 2020, 204 children under 18 died following an asthma attack. For comparison, the CDC 4  recorded 199 deaths in the same age range in 2020 from COVID-19. It is important to note that asthma is a chronic health condition. 5  Once the condition develops, asthma symptoms will appear or worsen when an individual is exposed to environmental or systemic factors, such as pollen, viral infections, cold air or exercise. 6 Symptoms include chest tightness, coug



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