COVID Survivors May Need Test a Month Later

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 3, 2020 (HealthDay News) — You tested positive for COVID-19 and dutifully quarantined yourself for two weeks to avoid infecting others. Now, you’re feeling better and you think you pose no risk to…

Can COVID-19 Cause Diabetes? – WebMD

By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 3, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A COVID-19 infection can cause a lot of serious, sometimes lingering health problems, like lung damage, kidney damage and ongoing heart issues. Lately, research has suggested it may…

Coronavirus on Surfaces: What’s the Real Risk?

Dean Blumberg, chief of pediatric infectious diseases, UC Davis Children’s Hospital. CDC: “CDC updates COVID-19 transmission webpage to clarify information about types of spread,” “Food and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19),” “Frequently Asked Questions,” “How COVID-19 Spreads,” “How to Protect Yourself…

Hospitals Set to Defy FDA’s COVID Plasma Directive

By JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health NewsThursday, September 03, 2020 (Kaiser News) — Dozens of major hospitals across the U.S. are grappling with whether to ignore a federal decision allowing broader emergency use of blood plasma from recovered COVID patients to…

No Proof Convalescent Plasma Works Against COVID

Sept. 2, 2020 — There’s no evidence to support the use of convalescent plasma to treat COVID-19 patients, and doctors should not consider it a standard of care until more research is completed, a U.S. National Institutes of Health expert…

Rate of Depression Are Triple of Pre-COVID Levels

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2020 (HealthDay News) — As the coronavirus pandemic has swept across America, so has an epidemic of depression, a new study shows. Since the pandemic began, the prevalence of depression symptoms has roughly tripled, with the poor…

Parents Can Stop Pandemic Cyberbullying

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Cyberbullying is less common among teens who feel loved and supported by their parents, new research shows. The findings could be especially relevant during the coronavirus pandemic, say a team from New York…

Multiple Studies Find Steroids Fight Severe COVID

By E.J. Mundell               HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A slew of “gold standard” clinical trials offer new hope for patients battling severe COVID-19: cheap, common drugs known as corticosteroids appear…

More Acceptance of COVID Vaccine

How well a vaccine works — or its efficacy — ranges broadly for current vaccines. The seasonal flu vaccine, for instance, is about 40% to 60% effective each year, according to CDC data. The measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine, which…

How Effective is the Flu Vaccine?

Since health officials started tracking it in 2003, effectiveness of the flu shot has varied from year to year, averaging at 40%.