Long COVID can make exercise more difficult, and research is revealing why

WEDNESDAY, May 31, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Lack of energy for exercise is a common problem for people with so-called long-term COVID. New research pinpoints the most likely reason why: reduced ability to get the heart pumping fast enough to sustain exertion. The name for this is chronotropic incompetence. The amount of aerobic exercise an … Read more

Automated opioid delivery has reduced drug-related harms

A British Columbia program using biometric dispensers to supply pharmaceutical-grade opioids to patients with opioid use disorder has reduced drug-related harms and could potentially overcome barriers to other safer delivery strategies, an analysis found . Features that encouraged use of the biometric delivery platform included accessibility and choice of participants, lack of consequences for missed … Read more

COVID tests will now cost $10 to $150. Will we still swab?

Many Long Islanders accustomed to free COVID-19 testing will have to pay more than $10 for home kits, and prices for tests at doctors\’ offices are expected to average between $130 and $150, leading experts to predict that some may stop getting tested. The May 11 deadline of the federal COVID-19 public health emergency meant … Read more

Women at higher risk of inflation-related stress

Rising inflation is causing significant stress in the US population, particularly among women and socioeconomically vulnerable people, a new study indicates. An examination of US Census Bureau survey data found that after adjusting for socioeconomic status (SES), the risk of inflation stress was 28 percent higher among women than among men. However, it is unclear … Read more