Fertility warning: SARS-CoV-2 can linger in sperm for months after infection
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 Three-year analysis of COVID-19's impact reveals persistent excess mortality in the Western worldThree-year analysis of COVID-19's impact reveals persistent excess mortality in the Western world
 
Excess death rates have remained high in the West for three years running since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, finds a data analysis of 47 countries published in the open access journal BMJ Public Health.
 
 
 Fertility warning: SARS-CoV-2 can linger in sperm for months after infectionFertility warning: SARS-CoV-2 can linger in sperm for months after infection
 
Researchers at the University of São Paulo (USP) in Brazil have shown for the first time that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can remain in the sperm of patients for up to 90 days after hospital discharge and up to 110 days after the initial infection, reducing semen quality.
 
   How COVID-19 disrupts social and temporal perceptionHow COVID-19 disrupts social and temporal perception
 
Researchers examine the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic by using the concept of disorientation to explore its temporal and social dimensions.
 
   Sperm counts may not be declining globally, study suggestsSperm counts may not be declining globally, study suggests
 
The widely held view that sperm counts in men are dropping around the world may be wrong, according to a new study by University of Manchester, Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada and Cryos International, Denmark.
 
   Novel small molecule oral antiviral could be a game-changer in the fight against future pandemicsNovel small molecule oral antiviral could be a game-changer in the fight against future pandemics
 
Obeldesivir (GS-5245), a novel investigational small molecule oral antiviral, represents a new tool in the ongoing effort to prepare for future pandemics.
 
 New program aims to reduce the strain on caregivers of children with ADHD
 
New program aims to reduce the strain on caregivers of children with ADHDAttention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by elevated levels of inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity that can impair academic and social functioning.
 
 
 Innovative therapeutic strategies for combating type 2 diabetes
 
Innovative therapeutic strategies for combating type 2 diabetesOne of the most confusing aspects for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus is that they have high fasting glucose levels.
 
 
 Study: No association found between COVID-19 vaccination and stillbirth
 
Study: No association found between COVID-19 vaccination and stillbirthIn a new study funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, researchers from Yale and 11 other institutions found "no association between COVID-19 vaccination and stillbirth."
 
 
 Fear of stigma and rejection can lead to non-disclosure of STI status
 
Fear of stigma and rejection can lead to non-disclosure of STI statusThe existing literature on sexually transmitted infection (STI) disclosure.
 
 
 Detection of cancer and infections using Raman for point-of-care
 
Detection of cancer and infections using Raman for point-of-careThis article from Metrohm Middle East discusses the detection of cancer, infections and more using Raman for point-of-care.
 
 
 Stanford study finds 15-day paxlovid treatment safe but ineffective for long COVID
 
Stanford study finds 15-day paxlovid treatment safe but ineffective for long COVIDIn a clinical trial conducted by Stanford Medicine investigators and their colleagues, a 15-day course of Paxlovid -; an antiviral drug combination targeting SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 -; proved safe as an extended-duration treatment but didn't lessen select symptoms of the syndrome known as long COVID: the persistence, or reappearance, of COVID-related symptoms three months or more after an initial COVID-19 infection.
 
 
 Bird flu tests are hard to get. So how will we know when to sound the pandemic alarm?
 
Bird flu tests are hard to get. So how will we know when to sound the pandemic alarm?Stanford University infectious disease doctor Abraar Karan has seen a lot of patients with runny noses, fevers, and irritated eyes lately.
 
 
 Patient perspectives highlight urgent need for research on smell and taste disorders
 
Patient perspectives highlight urgent need for research on smell and taste disordersResearchers and patient advocates from the Monell Chemical Senses Center, Smell and Taste Association of North America (STANA), and Thomas Jefferson University came together during the COVID-19 pandemic to incorporate patient voices in efforts to prioritize research areas focused on improving care for people with smell and taste disorders.
 
 
 New Microscopy Reveals Secrets of SARS-CoV-2 Replication
 
New Microscopy Reveals Secrets of SARS-CoV-2 ReplicationRecent research published in Nature Communications by a Stanford University team may provide more accuracy in drug development by examining at the nanoscale how the SARS-CoV-2 virus replicates in cells.
 
 
 Transforming Supply Chain Decision-Making with Explainable AI
 
Transforming Supply Chain Decision-Making with Explainable AIA study in Decision Support Systems reveals that explainable artificial intelligence (XAI) significantly improves decision-making in supply chains by enhancing transparency and agile responses to cyber threats. Experimental results and post hoc tweet analysis emphasize XAI's role in making AI processes more interpretable and trustworthy.