TUESDAY, May 26, 2020 --You can get COVID-19 if an infected person coughs or sneezes and contagious droplets enter your nose or mouth. But can you become ill if the virus lands in your eyes? Read more
TUESDAY, May 26, 2020 -- Life in lockdown has disrupted all our lives, creating the perfect setup for putting on pounds. While social media users jokingly refer to it as the “Quarantine 15,”... Read more
They are not using public transport; No buses, trains, or airplanes. They are not nurses, doctors, or other essential workers. Many have been sheltering at home for months.
Why, then, are two out of every three people infected with COVID-19 at home? Read more
Hundreds of millions of Americans heeded recent government advice and rushed to wear cloth face masks, hoping they might prevent transmission of the new coronavirus. But there's another option and is it better? Read more
Are you confused by your symptoms and wonder if you have a COVID-19 infection or actually just a cold or the flu? Learn the similarities and differences for each condition with this simple symptoms chart... Read more
Tests for coronavirus may use two methods to detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the cause of COVID-19 disease, a debilitating and potentially deadly viral pneumonia.
The first and most prevalent method to detect the virus in individuals is based on... Read more
A new autopsy study that investigated lung changes in response to COVID-19 down to the genetic and molecular levels has revealed startling new details about damage from the infection... Read more
Swimming pools in many parts of the United States may reopen soon, and Americans can take comfort in knowing that taking a dip should pose little risk of coronavirus infection.
However, there could be risks at... Read more
Face coverings may reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19, a new study suggests. Researchers assessed the effectiveness of seven types of face coverings... Read more
Many emergency room workers remove their clothes as soon as they get home -- some before they even enter. Does that mean you should worry about COVID-19 transmission from your own clothing, towels, and other textiles?
While researchers found that the virus can remain on some surfaces for up to 72 hours, the study... Read more
Spanish flu was the most devastating pandemic ever recorded, leaving major figures like medical philanthropist Bill Gates to draw comparisons to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. How did the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic cause such a high death toll? And how can the Spanish flu prepare us for coronavirus?
It started as a mild flu season, not different from any other. When its first wave hit in the spring of 1918, the Spanish flu seemed like just another flu. But then... Read more
The coronavirus pandemic has breathed new life into a decades-old technique that can zap viruses and bacteria: ultraviolet light. Hospitals have been using it for years to cut down on the spread of... Read more
To protect those they love from a virus that can kill, people online are flooding the internet with search results for the best vitamins, foods, and activities to boost your immune system against coronavirus COVID-19.
The internet provides plenty of answers—some reliable, others not... Read more
People all over the globe who've recovered from the new COVID-19 coronavirus want to know the same thing: Am I immune, at least for a while? A new study of common coronaviruses is... Read more
The novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, remains viable in aerosols for hours and on surfaces for days, according to a new study.
The data indicate that the stability of the new virus is... Read more
A drug supported and even taken by President Donald Trump as a potential weapon against the new coronavirus simply doesn't seem to work, another major study finds.
In fact, hydroxychloroquine, as well as a related medicine, chloroquine, may even... Read more
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