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Long-term cognitive and behavioural effects of COVID-19

They have days where they can’t get out of bed, when their memory fails them or anxiety is overwhelming.

These are COVID-19’s ‘long-haulers.’

They are patients who have recovered but are now living with various neurological or behavioural side-effects.

Studies conducted in Europe and the USA have found some patients who’ve been hospitalized may develop neurological or cognitive problems.

Tygerberg HospitalGeneral Internal Medicine Head Dr. Neshaad Schrueder says there are neuro-cognitive specialists in South Africa looking to study the virus’ long-term effects on the brain.

Right now though, amid a third wave, the main focus is on patients in distress in hospital.

Source: eNCA

In other news – Nyalleng Thibedi (Zekhethelo) turns into businesswoman after leaving Uzalo, invents her own lipstick brand

Top actress Nyalleng Thibedi will soon be disappearing from the TV screens as she’s set to leave Uzalo. But she’s turned into a businesswoman – she recently invented her own lipstick brand.

Nyalleng Thibedi

Nyalleng, who plays Zekhethelo on the SABC1 soapie, said having her own beauty product is a dream come true. “I’ve been longing for this since I was 23 years old. Learn More