Penile Shrinkage and Facial Paralysis Among Symptoms of Long Covid, Study Finds

One study found that penile shrinkage and night terrors are among the 200 symptoms of long Covid.

One of the symptoms of erectile dysfunction was coronavirus identified in patients infected with SARS-CoV-2 virus . The virus can cause inflammation in erectile cells, which affects sexual function, researchers from the University of Miami say.

A study of Sainsbury Wellcome Center de l’University College London recently revealed to have collected 200 symptoms of Covid long. Data that has been collected around the world from patient reports from different countries. Among these symptoms of Covid long include penile shrinkage, or night terrors.

The site published a list of symptoms of coronavirus :

Blood clots


High or low blood pressure

Bulging or inflamed veins

Rapid heart rate


Brittle or discolored nails


Peeling skin



Abdominal pain

Loss of appetite



Facial paralysis

Numbness of the face

Bloodshot eyes

Ear and eye pain

Hearing loss


Runny nose

Sore throat

Loss of vision

New allergies


Changes in drug sensitivity

Joint and muscle pain and stiffness

Difficulty breathing

Shortness of breath


Abnormally heavy or irregular periods

Decreased penis / testicle size

Early menopause, postmenopausal bleeding









Feeling of unhappiness


Confusion / disorientation

Difficulty solving problems

Bad attention

Difficulty in thinking






Malaise post-effort

High or low blood sugar

Memory problems

Forgetting how to do routine tasks,

Short-term and long-term memory problems

Inability to cry or yawn






Sensation of brain pressure or heat

Noise sensitivity

Tingling / tingling



Sleep Apnea

Vivid dreams



Health: around 4% of cancer cases linked to alcohol –

According to a new study from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (Circ), alcohol consumption can be dangerous for your health.

Alcohol, a health hazard

Estimates from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (Circ) published this Wednesday, July 14, revealed that about 4% of cases of cancer detected last year in the world are linked toalcohol. Some 86% of these cancers attributable toalcohol are associated with excessive alcohol consumption, i.e. more than two alcoholic drinks per day. The Circ has, however, estimated that a consumption (light to moderate) represents one in seven cases attributable toalcohol. In 2020, more than 100,000 new cases of cancer in the world.

One of the heads of the Circ, Dr Isabelle Soerjomataram, thus highlighted the importance of implementing effective policies to raise public awareness of the link between the risk of cancer and the alcohol consumption.

Sept cancers

The study listed seven cancers whose risk is increased by the alcohol consumption. These are cancer of the oral cavity, larynx, liver, esophagus, pharynx, breast for women and colon-rectum. As the site reports 20 Minutes, 741,300 of these cancers could be directly related to thealcohol.

In 2020, the types of cancer with the highest number of new cases associated with alcohol consumption were cancer of the esophagus (190,000 cases), liver cancer (155,000 cases) and breast cancer in women (98,000 cases)“, specifies Circ.

75% of cases are men

With 560 cases, the Mongolia is the country where the rate of new cases of cancers related toalcohol is the highest (10%). Conversely, there were only 5 cases in Kuwait, Muslim country where the alcohol consumption is prohibited. In France, this proportion is estimated at 5%.

In addition, men account for about three quarters of the total cases of cancer attributable toalcohol with 567,000 cases.

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Covid-19: the flu vaccine would protect against certain serious forms –

According to an American study, patients with Covid-19 vaccinated against influenza would be protected against certain serious forms of Covid-19.

An American study

Researchers at the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami (United States) conducted a study of more than 74,000 patients with Covid-19 worldwide. At the end of their investigation, they concluded that people infected with SARS-CoV-2 and vaccinated against influenza would be better equipped to fight against certain serious forms of the disease.

Details of this study

According to the results of this American study, patients infected with coronavirus and unvaccinated against influenza presented a 20% risk in addition to being admitted to intensive care. They also had a 58% more risk of going to the emergency room, 45% more prone to developing sepsis. At the same time, they had an up to 58% risk of suffering a stroke and a 40% risk of developing deep vein thrombosis.

Hence the conclusion of scientists who say that the vaccine against influenza provides additional protection against the severe effects of the coronavirus. Influenza vaccine decreases in patients affected by SARS-CoV-2 the risk of cerebrovascular accident (stroke), sepsis and admission to intensive care, because said strengthens the innate immune system, reports

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Reunion Island placed in a state of health emergency: what does that change? –

A state of health emergency is declared in Reunion as of this day. Following this measure, announced by the Head of State during his speech, the prefect instituted a curfew, effective from 11 p.m. this Wednesday for a period of at least three weeks. What are the terms of the return to the regulatory framework?

The department placed in a state of health emergency

Faced with the health crisis, the emergency law to deal with the Covid-19 epidemic provides for the possibility of declaring a state of health emergency.

In view of the alarming health situation, the island is placed in a state of health emergency, barely a few weeks after the lifting of the measure throughout the territory, a statement by Emmanuel Macron during his televised address:

The state of health emergency will be declared on Tuesday in the Council of Ministers for Martinique and Reunion“. A decision that he justifies by the”insufficient immunization level“and the”High pressure“hospitable on the territory of Reunion.

This exceptional measure, approved on Tuesday in the Council of Ministers, is deployed in the event of a health disaster endangering the health of the population.

In particular, it allows the Prime Minister to take by decree:

  • Measures limiting the freedom to come and go, the freedom to conduct business and the freedom of assembly
  • Measures to requisition goods and services necessary to end the health disaster
  • Temporary price control measures

Applications in Reunion

This regulatory framework allows the Prefect of Reunion to take appropriate measures, adjusted to an unstable situation and aggravated by the appearance of the Delta variant on the territory. Jacques Billant then sets up a curfew from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Tuesday.

The Health Pass will also be applicable in Reunion Island as well as in mainland France from July 21.

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Dengue: MP N. Ramassamy is asking for more green jobs from Minister S.Lecornu

In a letter addressed to the Minister of Overseas Territories, the member highlights the need to “provide concrete solutions” to fight against dengue fever in Reunion.

We need more green jobs allocated to mosquito prophylaxis“This request was made by the member for La Réunion in a letter she sent to the Minister of Overseas Affairs, Sébastien Lecornu.

In this letter, the deputy draws her attention “on the severity of dengue fever in Reunion Island and proposing several solutions to halt its progression in the years to come.”

We need more green jobs assigned to mosquito prophylaxis “, highlights Nadia Ramassamy. This request, the member for Reunion made it in a letter she sent to the Minister of Overseas France , Sébastien Lecornu.

In this letter, the deputy draws her attention “on the severity of dengue fever in Reunion Island and proposing several solutions to halt its progression in the years to come.”

15 deaths since the start of the year

While nearly 27,200 people have been affected by the disease since the start of the year, which has led to 15 deaths and 720 hospitalizations, Nadia Ramassamy deplores the drop in state subsidies which “lead to an unacceptable reduction in the number of green jobs despite the involvement of local communities, impacting the effectiveness of the fight against mosquitoes.

100% reimbursement of drugs

In addition to providing mosquito repellents to sensitive audiences, the MP is also asking for the full reimbursement of “all the drugs needed by the sick, but also and above all the strengthening of the number of doctors and nurses in hospitals.


Valneva: the status of excellence granted to its vaccine candidate against chikungunya –

According to Valneva, its single-injection chikungunya vaccine candidate, VLA1553, has received “Breakthrough Therapy” status from the US health agency Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

VLA1553 with Breakthrough Therapy status

The FDA has granted Breakthrough Therapy status (Excellence Status) to VLA1553, the single-injection vaccine candidate against chikungunya developped by Valneva. As a reminder, this status offers the possibility of facilitating and accelerating not only the development and also the review of new products against serious or fatal diseases.

These products benefit from this status when preliminary clinical data demonstrate that they can provide a considerable improvement in at least one of the endpoints compared to existing therapies.

“We are delighted that the FDA sees VLA1553 as a revolutionary program”

After granting this status to the vaccine VLA1553, the medical director of Valneva, Juan Carlos Jaramillo, commented: “We are delighted that the FDA sees VLA1553 as a revolutionary program”, report

The manager also added that: “Chikungunya is a major and growing threat to public health and VLA1553 aims to provide lasting protection against chikungunya virus with a single injection. We will continue to work closely with the FDA to bring a preventative solution to market as soon as possible ”.

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