Coronavirus may cause long term brain injury suggests study


As a result of their findings, the authors said health services needed to be prepared for a post-pandemic world.

Dr Al-Aly said: “Given the colossal scale of the pandemic, meeting these challenges requires urgent and coordinated – but, so far, absent – global, national and regional response strategies.”

However, an increased risk of a seizure or anxiety is not the only risk faced by those who test positive for COVID-19. Another study, conducted by Case Western Reserve University, has found that young people could face an increased risk of type 1 diabetes.

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition where the body’s immune system attacks and destroys cells that produce insulin; according to the study published in the JAMA Network Open journal, the rise is significant.

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