COVID19

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…

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…

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,…

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…

What Changing Death Rates Tell Us About COVID-19

Amesh Adalja, MD, emerging infectious disease specialist, Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security. Gideon Meyerowitz-Katz, epidemiologist, University of Wollongong, Australia.  David Ropeik, retired Harvard University instructor; author, How Risky Is It, Really? Why Our Fears Don’t Always Match the…

What Changing Death Rates Tell Us About COVID-19

Amesh Adalja, MD, emerging infectious disease specialist, Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security. Gideon Meyerowitz-Katz, epidemiologist, University of Wollongong, Australia.  David Ropeik, retired Harvard University instructor; author, How Risky Is It, Really? Why Our Fears Don’t Always Match the…

FDA Expands Use of Remdesivir for COVID-19 Treatment

August 31, 2020 — The Federal Drug Administration has broadened its emergency use authorization for the anti-viral drug remdesivir to include all hospitalized coronavirus patients, not just those who are so ill they require ventilators or oxygen therapy. “Today, as…