Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 leads to cognitive and behavioral problems in patients

COVID-19 patients suffer from cognitive and behavioral problems two months after being discharged from hospital, a new study presented at the 7th Congress of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) has found.

Neuroscience

Compounds block stress-enhanced nicotine intake in rats

Stress is a major cause of relapse after people quit smoking. Worrying situations, such as money or relationship problems, can affect neurotransmitter levels in the brain, leading former smokers to reach for a cigarette. ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Vaginismus: The common condition leading to painful sex

The social and cultural messages we receive around sex give the impression everyone's "doing it" and it's always fun and enjoyable. But for many people, having sexual intercourse is extremely painful or impossible. One of ...

Addiction

Study examines how to help with problem gambling

With the lure of online gambling high during COVID-19 lockdowns—and SA gambling venues now reopening—partners and families of problem gamblers may be the first to see a problem emerging.

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