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Quarantine bad for you? Study claims self-isolation might raise COVID-19 vulnerability

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Jul 09, 2020 … PITTSBURGH — Self-isolation and social distancing are part of the solution to COVID-19, as most doctors would agree. A surprising new study now suggests that prolonged periods of isolation and stress may actually increase one’s vulnerability to upper respiratory infections, and potentially the coronavirus. This entire year has felt like a no-win situation for so many…

Study: COVID-19 Much Deadlier Than Flu; 1.3% Death Rate Among Symptomatic Patients

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May 19, 2020 … Researchers say if same number of Americans contract coronavirus by the end of 2020 as those who catch the flu, as many 500,000 people will die. ‘Conservative’ estimate of 20% of population infected would mean anywhere from 350,000 to 1.2M deaths by year’s end. SEATTLE — COVID-19 is considerably more deadly than the flu, featuring a…

Coronavirus Prevention: Masks Can Indeed Slow The Spread Of COVID-19, Study Finds

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Apr 06, 2020 … COLLEGE PARK, Md. — There’s been a whole lot of conflicting information in recent weeks about just how advisable wearing a mask in public is during this pandemic. Now, in the wake of President Trump’s recent recommendation that Americans cover their faces when stepping outside, a joint international study is offering a scientific take on the…

Study: Coronavirus Can Exacerbate Pre-Existing Heart Problems, Cause New Issues

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Mar 30, 2020 … HOUSTON — We all know that COVID-19 attacks the lungs and throat, but a new study has found that the novel coronavirus can also cause serious cardiovascular problems. For individuals with pre-existing heart conditions, COVID-19 can make matters worse and have fatal consequences. But, even among patients with no prior heart issues, it appears the virus…

Long COVID in children rarely lasts more than 3 months, study says

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Sep 17, 2021 … PARKVILLE, Australia —“Long COVID” can hamper a person’s recovery from the coronavirus for months. Along with suffering from dozens of potential symptoms, the exact length of long COVID remains a mystery. However, a new study finds children who contract COVID-19 rarely see these after-effects continue for more than 12 weeks. A team from the Murdoch…

New drug may be a cure for both COVID-19 and herpes

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Aug 27, 2021 … ATLANTA, Ga. — Scientists have developed a drug that could be an antiviral cure for both sexually transmitted infections and the COVID-19 pandemic. In animal experiments, researchers discovered that a medication that mimics immune system proteins successfully treats herpes. The small synthetic molecule may also defeat the coronavirus and many other kinds of infections. The…

Checking these 2 things at home can reveal your risk of dying from COVID-19

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May 24, 2021 … SEATTLE, Wash. — Finding out you’re COVID-19-positive can be a frightening moment, even if you have no symptoms of the virus. Although most patients will remain asymptomatic until the illness clears, a new study finds the public doesn’t have all the facts about who should or should not seek immediate treatment for coronavirus. Researchers at the…

1 in 3 COVID-19 survivors develop a neurological or psychiatric condition months later

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Apr 07, 2021 … OXFORD, United Kingdom — For many COVID-19 patients, surviving the virus is just the beginning of their recovery. For some, “long haul” symptoms can leave survivors without the sense of taste or smell for weeks and even months. Now, researchers say another disturbing pattern is emerging among those recovering from COVID. A new study reveals one…

Inhalable COVID vaccine? MIT researchers working on immunization potentially more effective than injection

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Mar 20, 2021 … CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Good news for individuals who simply can’t stand to be stuck with a needle. Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing an inhalable COVID-19 vaccine that could be even more effective than injectable ones. In fact, they believe their research also opens the door for preventing and treating cancers and other…

Vitamin B6 may prevent lethal cytokine storms, blood clots in COVID-19 patients

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Feb 26, 2021 … HIROSHIMA, Japan — Can proper nutrition keep the deadliest symptoms of COVID-19 at bay? While scientists are mainly focusing on the benefits of vitamins C and D when it comes to coronavirus, a new study finds another vitamin may prevent lethal levels of inflammation from occurring. Researchers at Hiroshima University say consuming more vitamin B6…

Average senior faces $1,000 in bills after leaving hospital for COVID treatment as ‘grace period’ ends

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Feb 25, 2021 … ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Up until now, most Americans have had their hospital bills related to severe COVID-19 symptoms covered by a combination of insurance companies and government relief plans. Of course, you didn’t need a crystal ball to know that wouldn’t last forever. Now, as insurance companies begin wrapping up their “pandemic grace periods,” researchers…

Pregnant women who contract COVID-19 in the third trimester unlikely to pass virus on to baby

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Dec 28, 2020 … BETHESDA, Md. — The third and final trimester of pregnancy is a critical time for mother and child. No parent wants anything to happen that could compromise the delivery. So what happens if the mother-to-be contracts COVID-19? Researchers with the National Institutes of Health are putting some concerns to rest, finding that pregnant women are…

Feeling sick? Vitamin D helps prevent colds, flu, respiratory infections

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Dec 15, 2020 … LONDON — Looking for an extra layer of protection for flu season? A new major global study finds vitamin D helps shield against respiratory infections such as colds and influenza, especially in those who are deficient in it. Researchers at the Queen Mary University of London found that vitamin D has health benefits beyond its effect on…

1.1 million+ Medicare recipients may die over next decade due to expensive meds, study says

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Nov 24, 2020 … WASHINGTON — A troubling new study predicts over 1.1 million Medicare-enrolled Americans will die over the next 10 years due to an inability to afford expensive prescription medications. It’s well-documented how expensive drugs are right now. For example, between 2007 and 2018 prices for branded pharmaceutical products increased by a staggering 159 percent. If drug…

COVID patient with leukemia carried virus for months, remained infectious for 70 days!

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Nov 04, 2020 … HAMILTON, Mt. — For millions of patients dealing with COVID-19, there’s a period where they can spread the virus to others before they recover. For most patients, health officials say this lasts about a week. If you’re dealing with other health issues however, a study reveals this period could be much longer. Researchers say one…