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Kids Can Have COVID And Antibodies at Same Time

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 8, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The new coronavirus and antibodies that fight it can be in children’s bodies at the same time, surprised researchers have found. “With most viruses, when you start to…

Permanent Nerve Damage for Some COVID-19 Survivors

But he and his colleagues suspect something about COVID-19 infection itself makes nerves more vulnerable to damage. Among the possible triggers: the increased inflammatory state brought on by SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, as well as poor blood circulation…

Trial Tests MMR Vaccine to Help Prevent COVID-19

FRIDAY, Sept. 4, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A new clinical trial will try to determine whether the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine can protect health care workers from being infected with COVID-19. Hundreds of millions of people have received…

Low Vitamin D Might Raise Odds of COVID Infection

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 4, 2020 (HealthDay News) — There’s evidence that low blood levels of the “sunshine vitamin” — vitamin D — may increase a person’s risk of infection with the new coronavirus, researchers say. “Vitamin…

Campus Life in the COVID Era: ‘We’re Missing Out’

Jessica Martin, senior, University of Georgia. Gary Sachs, MD, psychiatrist, Harvard University. George Diebel, sophomore, Hamilton College. Charlie Hunter, sophomore, University of Kentucky. UGA.edu: “UGA reports COVID-19 cases for first full week of class.” Twitter: @universityofga, Sept. 2, 2020. LoHud.com:…

COVID-19 Ills No Greater for Those With Lupus, RA

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 4, 2020 (HealthDay News) — People with lupus aren’t at increased risk of hospitalization from COVID-19 due to steroidal medications they take to reduce immune system activity, a new study finds. And a…

Asthma May Not Boost Odds of Severe COVID-19

By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 4, 2020 (HealthDay News) — New research may have people with asthma breathing a little easier: Doctors found the airway disease doesn’t raise the risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19. The…

Study Backs Use of Saliva COVID-19 Test

Sept. 4, 2020 — A COVID-19 saliva test developed by researchers at Yale University appeared to perform at least as well as nasal swabs in a study of hospital patients, a finding that may help encourage more frequent use of…

Early in Pandemic, Were Antibiotics Prescribed Too Often?

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 3, 2020 (HealthDay News) — When the coronavirus pandemic first spread across the United States this spring, most COVID-19 patients in Michigan were prescribed unneeded antibiotics, a new study indicates. Antibiotics don’t work…

Why A Vaccine Won’t Be a Quick Fix for COVID-19

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland. Barry Bloom, PhD, Joan L. and Julius H. Jacobson research professor of public health, T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. Robert Litan, PhD, JD, nonresident senior fellow,…