UK’s ‘longest-suffering Covid patient’ who has been in hospital for a YEAR vomits every day


[ad_1] A coronavirus survivor thought to be Britain’s longest-suffering patient has been left vomiting every day.  Jason Kelk, 49, from Leeds, was rushed to hospital with a chest infection last April, which turned out to be Covid.  The primary school IT teacher, who has not left the hospital since, was transferred to intensive care and […]

I had a mole removed out of vanity, only to be told I had a rare blood cancer


[ad_1] ‘I am so grateful that I got that silly little cyst removed — it saved my life,’ says Laura, 28, a chartered legal executive from Long Eaton, Derbyshire Laura Windsor thanks her lucky stars that a moment’s vanity helped save her life. It was only after she decided to get an unsightly cyst on […]

Covid-19: One in four suffer mild side effects from AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines, study shows


[ad_1] Just one in four people suffer mild side effects after taking a coronavirus vaccine, real-world data has shown. Data from the ZOE Covid Symptom Tracking Study — a surveillance tool that tracks Britain’s outbreak — showed headaches, fatigue and fever were more common with the AstraZeneca vaccine.  A third of recipients suffered mild side […]

Major study details numerous long-term effects of COVID-19, pointing to massive health burden — ScienceDaily


[ad_1] As the COVID-19 pandemic has progressed, it has become clear that many survivors — even those who had mild cases — continue to manage a variety of health problems long after the initial infection should have resolved. In what is believed to be the largest comprehensive study of long COVID-19 to date, researchers at […]

Glasgow woman’s legs erupt in blood-filled blisters ‘after getting AstraZeneca Covid vaccine’


[ad_1] A mother has claimed her legs erupted into painful blood-filled blisters that ‘merged together’ after receiving AstraZeneca‘s coronavirus vaccine. Sarah Beuckmann, from Glasgow, said she suffered flu-like symptoms after getting her first dose in mid-March — a very common side-effect. But the 34-year-old began to feel a tingling sensation in her legs just a week […]

Wildfire smoke linked to skin disease — ScienceDaily


[ad_1] Wildfire smoke can trigger a host of respiratory and cardiovascular symptoms, ranging from runny nose and cough to a potentially life-threatening heart attack or stroke. A new study suggests that the dangers posed by wildfire smoke may also extend to the largest organ in the human body, and our first line of defense against […]

Covid-19: GPs are told to CANCEL planned AstraZeneca vaccination appointments for pregnant women


[ad_1] GPs that are only dishing out AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine have been told to scrap all planned appointments for pregnant women. A letter sent by NHS England bosses to practices on Saturday specified sites that do not have Pfizer or Moderna vaccines in stock should cancel all scheduled first doses for expectant mothers.  It takes a […]

Differing immune responses discovered in asymptomatic cases vs those with severe COVID-19 — ScienceDaily


[ad_1] The largest study of its type in the UK has identified differences in the immune response to COVID-19, between people with no symptoms, compared to those suffering a more serious reaction to the virus. Researchers from the Wellcome Sanger Institute, Newcastle University, University College London, University of Cambridge, EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) and […]

DR MARTIN SCURR: Try physio to ease chronic coughing


[ad_1] My wife Patricia has many illnesses including asthma, bladder problems, Crohn’s disease, type 2 diabetes and bronchiectasis. The latter condition causes bouts of chesty coughing, but we have been told there is no cure. I would appreciate any advice. Brian Jones, Torquay, Devon. Bronchiectasis is a chronic, irreversible lung condition, and coping with it […]

Covid UK: Pregnant women should get Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, government advisors say


[ad_1] Pregnant women in Britain should be offered coronavirus vaccines, health bosses concluded today. Number 10‘s vaccine advisory panel said real-world data from the rollout in the US had shown jabs made by Pfizer and Moderna were safe for expectant mothers.  Medics say it is ‘preferable’ mothers-to-be are offered one of the two jabs instead […]

You’re close enough to catch Covid from someone else if you can smell their breath, expert says


[ad_1] Dr Julian Tang, a virologist, said if you can smell someone’s breath you are too close Britons should use the ‘garlic-breath distance’ measurement to work out whether they are at risk of catching coronavirus, an expert said today. Dr Julian Tang, a virologist at Leicester University, warned people were standing close enough for the […]

Fewer Britons are sticking to 10-day self-isolation following a positive test result, survey finds


[ad_1] Fewer Covid-infected Britons are sticking to the 10-day self-isolation rules than two months ago, an official survey suggests. The Office for National Statistics found 82 per cent of those questioned who tested positive said they followed the mandatory quarantine in the six days to March 13.  For comparison, the figure in early February — […]

Amoeba biology reveals potential treatment target for lung disease — ScienceDaily


[ad_1] In a series of experiments that began with amoebas — single-celled organisms that extend podlike appendages to move around — Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists say they have identified a genetic pathway that could be activated to help sweep out mucus from the lungs of people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease a widespread lung ailment. […]

Experts’ medicine cabinet essentials: The shopping list to keep your family healthy


[ad_1] The past year has taught us the importance of a stocked medicine cabinet.  Whatever health problem you face —from cuts and stings to a thumping headache or even mild symptoms of Covid, such as fever — it is vital to have the correct, up-to-date products to hand.  And it’s equally important to have them […]

Did catching Covid-19 help these patients fight cancer?


[ad_1] When doctors at a hospital in Cornwall carried out a follow-up check last summer on a 61-year-old man recently diagnosed with cancer, they found something extraordinary. The tumours, which scans just a few weeks earlier revealed were littering his torso, had almost gone. The patient, who was unnamed but was featured in a paper […]

Regeneron to ask FDA to use its COVID-19 antibody drug as a preventative treatment


[ad_1] Regeneron Pharmaceuticals plans to ask the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to allow its COVID-19 monoclonal antibody cocktail to be used as a preventative treatment.  It comes after data from a Phase III clinical trial, run together with the National Institutes of Health, found the drug reduced the risk of asymptomatic coronavirus  patients developing […]

Will THIS Covid vaccine mean an end to the common cold?


[ad_1] Will THIS Covid vaccine mean an end to the common cold? Scientists develop a $1 shot that may protect people against other coronaviruses Researchers at the University of Virginia and Virginia Tech used a platform that places a piece of synthesized viral DNA into genetically altered E. coli The bacteria, which is now a […]

Busting Covid myths: Why those Covid temperature tests aren’t just pointless – they’re dangerous


[ad_1] The anticipation is palpable. In just over a fortnight, Britain will begin to spring back to life. Pub gardens will bustle and the pavements outside restaurants will be transformed for continental-style alfresco dining. Gyms will throw open their doors, hairdressers will be ready to get to work on the nation’s lockdown locks. And, as Chancellor […]

Why do I cough all the time as if I have to clear my throat? DR ELLIE CANNON answers your questions 


[ad_1] I constantly feel as if I have phlegm stuck in my throat. I’m always coughing to try to clear it, and I also suffer terrible breath. What is wrong with me, and is there anything I can do? Feeling as though there’s phlegm always in the throat (something stuck in your throat is a […]

Why washing your weekly shopping probably does nothing to protect you from Covid


[ad_1] Be honest. Are you still washing your grocery shopping? Along with bulk-buying loo roll, it always seemed like Covid overkill to me. But I know a fair few people (even doctors) who, back in the early days of the pandemic, did do it, ‘just to be on the safe side’. My mum’s shielding neighbours […]

Health workers 90% less likely to catch coronavirus after they are fully vaccinated, CDC data show 


[ad_1] Two doses of either Moderna‘s or Pfizer-BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine are highly effective at preventing infection, a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) real-world study published on Monday finds. Researchers looked at vaccination rates among nearly 4,000 healthcare employees, first responders, and other essential and frontline workers from mid-December 2020 to mid-March 2021. […]

Coronavirus: Musician, 29, left housebound for a year because of the effects of long Covid


[ad_1] A musician in his twenties claims he has been left housebound for a year because of the debilitating effects of long Covid. Reece Jacob, 29, from Whalley Range, Manchester, was infected with Covid in March last year. He says the crippling fatigue he has endured ever since means he can no longer play guitar […]

Mother’s arm erupts in agonising red rash after getting AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine


[ad_1] A mother’s face, arms, chest, back and legs erupted into an agonising red rash after getting the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine. Leigh King, from North Lanarkshire in Scotland, claimed her skin flared up almost immediately after she got her first dose two weeks ago — and is still sore now.   ‘My skin was so sore […]

Covid-19 UK: Minister admits £37billion Test and Trace is ‘not perfect’


[ad_1] No10 today leapt to the defence of Test and Trace after another study poked holes in the flawed £37billion system.   Apprenticeships and Skills minister Gillian Keegan admitted the programme was ‘not perfect’ and relied on people ‘doing the right thing’. But she dismissed criticisms of the contact-tracing regime, arguing it was ‘certainly a very effective […]

Britain’s daily Covid cases fall by another third in a week with 3,030 more positive tests


[ad_1] Britain’s daily Covid cases have fallen by a third in a week but deaths have crept up slightly, official data revealed today as Boris Johnson faced fresh calls to speed up his lockdown easing plans. Department of Health figures showed another 3,030 cases and 53 deaths were recorded today — which was two more […]

I got deadly skin cancer in my garden… in Surrey


[ad_1] The chances of taking a foreign holiday this summer still look remote for most of us. Not that this bothers mother-of-three Jackie Palmer, who has never felt the urge to go abroad The chances of taking a foreign holiday this summer still look remote for most of us.  Not that this bothers mother-of-three Jackie […]

More than HALF of people who test positive for Covid have no symptoms


[ad_1] More than half of people who test positive for Covid in the UK suffer no symptoms, official figures revealed today. Office for National Statistics data showed 53 per cent of those diagnosed with the virus said they had no warning signs — including a fever or cough.  The survey — which looked at 10,000 […]

Covid-19 UK: UK’s Covid outbreak is now in a similar position as it was in JULY


[ad_1] Boris Johnson today faced fresh calls to speed up lockdown easing plans as even more data showed England’s coronavirus outbreak is still in retreat, with cases now at levels not seen since last summer. Experts tracking the spread of Covid claim the country is still in a similar position as it was in July, […]

What are the risks of blood clots from AstraZeneca’s Covid vaccine REALLY?


[ad_1] British health chiefs have restricted AstraZeneca’s vaccine in under-30s because their risk of dying from Covid is so small and there are early signs they may be more prone to blood clots after the jab. But EU regulators have decided against recommending the vaccine is withheld from any age group because they can’t be […]

All the answers to your questions about AstraZeneca’s jab and its link to blood clots


[ad_1] AstraZeneca‘s coronavirus vaccine is once again under the spotlight, amid growing fears it may trigger extremely rare blood clots.  Health chiefs yesterday recommended it should not be given to under-30s because of its link to the potentially deadly complication.  But medical experts insist the jab is safe and the benefits far outweigh any risks […]

Why Japan took so long to start Covid-19 vaccinations, even with the Olympics looming


[ad_1] In Japan, only about 18,000 doses have been administered, according to the Japanese government. Like the US, Japan is using the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine as part of its program. Yet Japanese regulators took two more months to approve its use. The government says it has been deliberately cautious. After a series of vaccine scandals stretching […]

s’ ka më nevojë për çaj; Kjo është pija e shijshme që ndalon kollën menjëherë


[ad_1] Shpesh për qetësimin e kollës përdorim çajra të ndryshëm me bimë të cilat qetësojnë rrugët e frymëmarrjes. Jo të gjithë e shijojnë apo pëlqejnë një gotë çaj me bimë të ndryshme! Sipas një studimi kakao është pija perfekte për qetësimin e kollës, dhe ky stum është i bazuar në fakte. Teobriminës është përbërësi, i […]

Your top questions about Covid-19 and vaccines


[ad_1] How long will immunity last after getting a Covid-19 vaccine? Vaccine transmission treatment & prevention work/life family What are the side effects of the vaccines? Some vaccine trial volunteers have reported feeling flu-like effects after getting the shots. Don’t freak out if this happens to you, health experts say. “These are immune responses, so […]

‘Try to honor the loss:’ Why CNN aired a national memorial service for 500,000 lives lost from Covid-19


[ad_1] More than 500,000 Americans dead from Covid. More than 500,000 lives cut short by a pandemic the rest of us will never forget. Journalists are stretching for words and illustrations and imagery to meet the magnitude of the moment. As NPR’s Pien Huang wrote Monday, “Losing half a million lives to this disease was […]

Covid ‘Long-Haulers’ Need Medical Attention, Experts Urge


[ad_1] Dr. John Brooks, the chief medical officer of the C.D.C.’s Covid response, the co-chairman with Dr. Haag of one session, said he expected long-term post-Covid symptoms would affect “on the order of tens of thousands in the United States and possibly hundreds of thousands.” He added, “If you were to ask me what do […]

COVID-19 can impact young children’s hearts


[ad_1] Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain A 2-month-old infant diagnosed with COVID-19 experienced reversible myocardial injury and heart failure, similar to COVID-19 related heart issues seen in adults, according to a case published in JACC: Case Reports. The infant recovered with normal heart function and was discharged with no heart failure medications. Since the earliest reports […]

Flu symptoms mimic COVID-19 infection: Experts urge flu vaccination


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Cases of influenza are being reported in parts of the U.S. as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. While a vaccine is not yet available for COVID-19, there is a vaccine available to prevent influenza. “This season is more important to get the flu vaccine because the flu also has symptoms that […]

Giving Thanks for My Imperiled Nurse


[ad_1] One of the people I credit with extending my life is struggling for her own. Over the past eight years, Alesha Arnold has served as the research nurse caring for me in a cancer clinical trial. In the summer of 2019, this bright young woman — she is in her 40s — was shocked […]

Many Americans flying for holiday despite CDC pleas


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Millions of Americans bought tickets to fly somewhere for Thanksgiving before the nation’s top public health agency pleaded with them not to travel for the holiday. So what are they doing now? In many cases, they’re still crowding airports and boarding planes. That’s despite relatively lenient cancellation policies that major […]

Russia virus toll, deaths, hit new highs


[ad_1] Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Russia on Saturday registered record numbers for daily infections and deaths from the coronavirus, two days after having passed two million cases. Health officials reported 24,822 new infections and 476 deaths, bringing the national total to 2,064,748 million cases and 35,778 fatalities since the beginning of the year. While those […]

Covid Vaccines Are 95% Effectives. What Does That Mean?


[ad_1] The front-runners in the vaccine race seem to be working far better than anyone expected: Pfizer and BioNTech announced this week that their vaccine had an efficacy rate of 95 percent. Moderna put the figure for its vaccine at 94.5 percent. In Russia, the makers of the Sputnik vaccine claimed their efficacy rate was […]

Children in U.S. May Miss 9 Million Vaccine Doses in 2020, Report Warns


[ad_1] Children in the United States are on pace this year to miss nine million vaccine doses for measles, polio and other highly contagious diseases, according to medical claims data — a disruption that health care authorities called alarming and attributed to the coronavirus pandemic. The data was made public on Wednesday by the Blue […]

Merkel eyes schools, contacts in tougher virus curbs push


[ad_1] Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Chancellor Angela Merkel will on Monday push for tougher curbs including masks in all schools, smaller class sizes and drastic limits on contacts to bring down coronavirus infections in Germany. Outside work or school, contact between people should also be “restricted to those from another fixed household,” according to a […]

Wearing a mask could keep you from catching virus


[ad_1] In this Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020 file photo, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield puts his mask back on after speaking at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on a “Review of Coronavirus Response Efforts” on Capitol Hill in Washington. In mid-November 2020, U.S. health officials took a new tack to […]

More COVID-19 myths to debunk


[ad_1] Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, a surge of infections is happening across the U.S. Midwest, including many communities served by Mayo Clinic Health System in Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota. Some of those locations have activated hospital emergency surge plans to manage the number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 infections. With […]

Almost 1 in 5 parents are ‘vaccine hesitant,’ study finds


[ad_1] (HealthDay)—Nearly one in five American parents described themselves as “hesitant about childhood shots” in 2019, a new U.S. government study finds. That was fewer than the one in four who expressed hesitancy about vaccines in 2018. The new research found real consequences from vaccine hesitancy. Rates of flu vaccination were 26 percentage points lower […]

Severe COVID-19 infection rare in newborns


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Severe COVID-19 infection appears rare in newborn babies, suggests a new study. The UK-wide analysis, led by researchers from Imperial College London and the Nuffield Department of Population Health at the University of Oxford, is the first study analysing COVID-19 infections in newborns across the whole UK. The study, published […]

Lung symptoms common among users of e-cigarettes and related products


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain One-third of people using e-cigarettes or related products reported symptoms associated with lung or respiratory tract impact or injury, according to an analysis of a 2016 national survey, to be presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2020. “Although many people continue to view vaping or using e-cigarettes and […]

Damage to vocal cords could cause long-term COVID symptoms


[ad_1] patient coughing (HealthDay)—Nerve damage to vocal cords could be the reason why some people recovering from COVID-19 suffer mysterious bouts of shortness of breath for months after shaking off the coronavirus, researchers say. Vocal cords are meant to constrict across the airway while you’re talking, vibrating in the air moving past to create the […]

Texas records highest number of total COVID-19 cases in US


[ad_1] Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Texas has surpassed California in recording the highest number of positive coronavirus tests in the U.S. so far, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. As the coronavirus pandemic surges across the nation, the data from Sunday—the most recent available—says that there have been 937,317 cases in Texas, the nation’s […]

The flu, a cold, allergies or COVID-19? How to decipher symptoms


[ad_1] Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Let’s say you have a runny nose, headache and cough. Are they signs of COVID-19 or just a run-of-the-mill common cold? Northwestern University epidemiologist Dr. Sadiya Khan breaks down the symptoms for COVID-19 and how they compare to typical seasonal viruses and allergies, while also stressing the importance of getting […]

Lost Your Sense of Smell? Suspect COVID-19


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain A resurgence of COVID-19 is striking Connecticut and the nation. UConn Today sat down with the Chief of the Division of ENT at UConn Health, Dr. Denis Lafreniere, to get the latest information about one of the tell-tale symptoms of the virus for people to look out for—the loss of […]

How a cloud-based solution is transforming care for people with cystic fibrosis


[ad_1] David Hill, left, looks on while his son George uses a spirometer to gauge his lung function. Credit: Jonathan Banks Sitting beside their son during one of his weeks-long hospital stays over the Christmas holidays a few years ago, David and Kirsty Hill had plenty of time to worry and think. As 12-year-old George […]

COVID-19 vaccine trials cannot tell us if they will save lives


[ad_1] SARS-CoV-2 (shown here in an electron microscopy image). Credit: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH Vaccines are being hailed as the solution to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the vaccine trials currently underway are not designed to tell us if they will save lives, reports Peter Doshi, Associate Editor at The BMJ today. […]

E-cigs better than gum or patches to help people quit smoking


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Electronic cigarettes could increase the number of people who stop smoking compared to nicotine replacement therapy—such as chewing gum and patches—according to research involving the University of East Anglia. A new Cochrane review published today also shows that e-cigs help people stop more than just quitting smoking without any treatment. […]

Hair loss. Memory problems. Strange rashes. COVID-19 patients report a litany of symptoms outside official criteria


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Julie Sciascia-Van Horn was hospitalized with COVID-19 in early April, suffering from some of the typical flu-like symptoms associated with the virus since its discovery: fever, severe cough and shortness of breath. Then came a litany of more unusual ailments the 51-year-old from southwest suburban Bridgeview, Ill., had never experienced […]

COVID-19 has a prolonged effect for many during pregnancy


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Symptoms for pregnant women with COVID-19 can be prolonged, lasting two months or longer for a quarter of the women who participated in a national study led by UC San Francisco and UCLA. In the largest study to date of COVID-19 among non-hospitalized pregnant women, researchers analyzed the clinical course […]

A Timeline of Trump’s Symptoms and Treatments


[ad_1] President Trump returned to the White House on Monday evening, walking up the steps of the South Portico and removing his mask to pose for photos, after three days of hospitalization for Covid-19. President Trump’s physician, Dr. Sean P. Conley, said earlier Monday that the president’s health had improved after three days of treatment […]

CDC: Coronavirus May Be Adrift in Indoor Air


[ad_1] Two weeks after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention took down a statement about airborne transmission of the coronavirus, the agency on Monday replaced it with language citing new evidence that the virus can spread beyond six feet indoors. “These transmissions occurred within enclosed spaces that had inadequate ventilation,” the new guidance said. […]

Trump is taking the latest in COVID-19 treatments – here’s what doctors know works against the virus


[ad_1] Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain With 74-year-old President Trump and 50-year-old first lady Melania Trump testing positive for the coronavirus, what are the best proven treatments for them and other patients? We are both physician–scientists at the University of Virginia. We care for COVID-19 patients and conduct research to find better ways to diagnose and […]

COVID-19 testing of children before anesthesia saves PPE


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Universal COVID-19 testing of children who are having procedures requiring anesthesia promotes efficient use of personal protective equipment (PPE), according to research being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY 2020 annual meeting. Testing can rule out children who would otherwise be suspected of having COVID-19 based on symptoms or possible exposure to […]

How to Identify the Different Symptoms of the Flu and Covid-19


[ad_1] As influenza season approaches, some Americans, and especially parents, are worried that, if they or their children should become ill, it may not be easy to know which disease they have — the flu or Covid-19. They are correct. Most symptoms of the two diseases are so similar that, short of a test — […]

Trump faces ‘real test’ in next few days, offers rosier assessment in video message


[ad_1] President Donald Trump went through a “very concerning” period Friday and faces a “critical” next two days in his fight against COVID-19 at a military hospital, his chief of staff said Saturday – in contrast to a rosier assessment moments earlier by Trump doctors, who took pains not to reveal the president had received […]

74 and Overweight, Trump Faces Extra Risks From ‘a Very Sneaky Virus’


[ad_1] WASHINGTON — President Trump, like many men in their 70s, has mild heart disease. He takes a statin drug to treat high cholesterol and aspirin to prevent heart attacks. And at 244 pounds in a health summary released in June, he has crossed the line into obesity. All of that, experts say, puts him […]

Trump Has the Coronavirus. What Risks Does He Face?


[ad_1] President Trump’s announcement on Friday that he had tested positive for the coronavirus has raised many questions about what the infection could mean for the health of America’s top leader. In a statement, the president’s physician said Mr. Trump, who is 74, was “well” but did not say whether he was experiencing symptoms. He […]

Researchers call for loss of smell to be recognized globally as a symptom of COVID-19


[ad_1] Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Four out of five people experiencing the recent loss of smell and/or taste tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies—and of those who tested positive, 40 percent did not have cough or fever, reports a new study in PLOS Medicine by Prof. Rachel Batterham at University College London and colleagues. COVID-19 can […]

Q&A: Cystic fibrosis and COVID-19


[ad_1] Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My cousin has cystic fibrosis. After graduating from college last December, she moved across the country to take a new job. Now she lives with me. I have always been worried about her, but I am more concerned now that COVID-19 cases are rising in our area. […]

Studies Begin to Untangle Obesity’s Role in Covid-19


[ad_1] Ms. Franklin’s case of Covid-19 was more moderate than her sister’s. But she still deteriorated quickly, to the point where she could no longer reach the bathroom without assistance. “I was so weak, I couldn’t balance myself,” she said. Her physical symptoms haven’t been the only hardship. Ms. Franklin, who is overweight, said she […]

Tiny airborne particles may pose a big coronavirus problem


[ad_1] This February 2018 photo provided by the University of Maryland School of Public Health shows The Gesundheit II machine in Dr. Donald Milton’s Public Health Aerobiology, Virology, and Exhaled Biomarker Laboratory of the university in College Park, Md. The device is helping scientists study a big question: Just how does the virus that causes […]

Shorter time from symptom onset to hospitalization is associated with worse outcome in patients with COVID-19


[ad_1] Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain New research presented at this week’s ESCMID Conference on Coronavirus Disease (ECCVID, held online) shows that a shorter time from symptom onset to hospitalisation is associated with more serious disease and death in patients with COVID-19. The study is by Dr. Annie Wong-Beringer and colleagues, University of Southern California (USC) […]

Faced with shortages, researchers combine heat and humidity to disinfect N95 masks


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain As the COVID-19 pandemic swept around the world early this year, shortages of protective equipment such as N95 masks left healthcare workers little choice but to reuse the masks they had—increasing the risk of infection for both them and their patients. Now, researchers at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National […]

California reopens more widely as infections hit lowest rate


[ad_1] Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain More of California was cleared to reopen additional businesses Tuesday, including most of the San Francisco Bay Area and one of Southern California’s largest counties, as coronavirus infection rates have fallen to their lowest level of the pandemic. Dr. Mark Ghaly, the state health secretary, also said nail salons could […]

UK shuts pubs early to fight worrying coronavirus rise


[ad_1] Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain The UK government on Tuesday tightened restrictions to stem a rising tide of coronavirus cases, ordering pubs in England to shut early and abandoning calls for people to return to the workplace to help kickstart the battered economy. Britain is following Europe in facing a second wave of infection and […]

Wildfires’ toxic air leaves damage long after the smoke clears


[ad_1] Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain When researchers arrived in this town tucked in the Northern Rockies three years ago, they could still smell the smoke a day after it cleared from devastating wildfires. Their plan was to chart how long it took for people to recover from living for seven weeks surrounded by relentless smoke. […]

Could coronavirus cause a better flu season? Maybe. Here’s why.


[ad_1] by Marisa Kendall and Lisa M. Krieger, The Mercury News Credit: CC0 Public Domain Flu season is approaching, but some medical experts say it’s possible this year’s may shape up to be milder than initially feared. The unlikely reason? The coronavirus pandemic. As people in many parts of the country protect themselves from COVID-19 […]