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5 common coronavirus misconceptions and the science you need to know

5 common coronavirus misconceptions and the science you need to know

Since the beginning of 2020, when we first started hearing about a new coronavirus, eventually dubbed SARS-CoV-2, our understanding of what it is, how it infects people, who it infects and how we can protect ourselves have all evolved as our knowledge has grown. But that evolution — and the changing information and recommendations that…MORE

This is what happens to your body over months in isolation

This is what happens to your body over months in isolation

Since the pandemic officially began in March, we’ve been told staying home is the best way to avoid catching Covid-19. And it is. But life in confinement can cause physical ailments on its own. Being homebound for so long contorts the body, weakens the heart and lungs and even impairs brain function. The effects of…MORE

Experts are warning of a coming surge of Covid-19 cases in US

Experts are warning of a coming surge of Covid-19 cases in US

The US could see an explosion of Covid-19 cases as fall and winter set in, one expert says, joining a chorus of health officials who have warned about the challenges of the coming months. Two things will likely help drive that expected winter surge, according to Dr. Chris Murray, director of the University of Washington’s…MORE

Coronavirus pandemic could impact cancer rates and care in the future

Coronavirus pandemic could impact cancer rates and care in the future

The news about cancer is good for now, but the future doesn’t look as bright, according to a report published this week by the American Association for Cancer Research. Progress in cancer care The AACR Cancer Progress Report 2020 found the number of cancer survivors living in the United States has reached a record high,…MORE

Fewer than 10% in the US have antibodies to the novel coronavirus

Fewer than 10% in the US have antibodies to the novel coronavirus

A new nationwide study of the blood of more than 28,000 dialysis patients may help answer one of the big questions surrounding the pandemic: how many people have antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus? The answer could tell us a lot about how many people in the United States have been exposed to the virus…MORE

What the 1918 flu pandemic can teach us about coronavirus

What the 1918 flu pandemic can teach us about coronavirus

At this point in the coronavirus pandemic, with more than 32 million infected and more than 980,000 dead worldwide, describing this time as “unprecedented” may sound like nails on a chalkboard. This pandemic, however, actually isn’t without precedent: The last time we dealt with a pandemic so mysterious, uncontained and far-reaching was in 1918, when…MORE

Covid-19 vaccinations could start in November or December, Fauci says

Covid-19 vaccinations could start in November or December, Fauci says

Covid-19 vaccinations could start as early as November, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, said Friday. Fauci’s comments come as the US passed 7 million confirmed cases of Covid-19, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. More than 203,000 people have died. Despite the prediction, Fauci says it could still be a…MORE

FDA issues Benadryl warning as it investigates reports of teen injuries and deaths linked to TikTok challenge

FDA issues Benadryl warning as it investigates reports of teen injuries and deaths linked to TikTok challenge

The US Food and Drug Administration issued a warning Thursday over “serious problems with high doses” of the common over-the-counter allergy medication Benadryl. Too much diphenhydramine (Benadryl), can lead to severe health problems, including serious heart problems, seizures, coma and even death. The FDA cited reports of teenagers ending up in hospital emergency rooms or…MORE

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