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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…

First case of sudden hearing loss linked to COVID reported in the United Kingdom

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Oct 16, 2020 … LONDON — Throughout 2020, physicians have gotten a fairly good understanding of what to look for when a patient has COVID-19. While the most severe cases will lead to lung damage and respiratory failure, a report from the United Kingdom has now documented a new and disturbing side-effect of the virus. Researchers say a patient has…

Scientists show more proof Far-UVC light will kill coronavirus without hurting humans

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Oct 12, 2020 … HIGASHIHIROSHIMA, Japan — Ultraviolet light continues to be an effective weapon against the coronavirus pandemic. The problem is standard UV light can damage human cells, making it hard to clean rooms with people in them. Luckily, a study from Japan is adding further evidence that less potent forms of UV rays can do the job. Researchers…

Could social distancing make you more likely to contract COVID?

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Sep 19, 2020 … WASHINGTON — In many parts of the world, social distancing has become the law of the land. While most health officials agree this is helping to curb the spread of the coronavirus, a new study warns it may eventually backfire. Researchers say continuing to socially distance may weaken the human microbiome, making people more vulnerable to…

Coronavirus more contagious among children? Study warns kids ‘silently spreading’ COVID-19

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Aug 20, 2020 … Doctors say children who tested positive displayed much higher levels of coronavirus in their airways than adult ICU patients. BOSTON — The role of children in the spread of COVID-19 has been the subject of debate for months. It’s especially a concern with back-to-school in full swing, and parents torn over virtual or in-person learning. Now, a…

SARS-CoV-2 is mutating, but experts say no need to worry yet

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Aug 11, 2020 … BOLOGNA, Italy — Like all viruses, SARS-CoV-2 mutates, undergoing small changes in its genome over time. This characteristic remains a source of concern because of the possibility that mutation could make the coronavirus more dangerous or respond differently to treatments or vaccines. A recent study from the University of Bologna puts this fear to rest,…

Common FDA-approved drug heparin acts as decoy for COVID-19, may neutralize virus

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Jul 17, 2020 … TROY, N.Y. — Scientists don’t always find a vaccine for every illness. To this point, that’s the case with the coronavirus pandemic; but researchers say they might be able to trick COVID-19. A new study finds the common drug heparin actually decoys coronavirus and can keep it from making you sick. Researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute…

Doctors seeing more cases of rare brain disorder, stroke linked to COVID-19

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Jul 11, 2020 … LONDON — We know that the most severe cases of COVID-19 can bring about extreme respiratory problems. A new study finds, however, the disease may also have a devastating effect on the brain. Doctors in London are seeing more neurological complications due to the coronavirus, including a rare disorder that causes brain inflammation. The team from…

D614G: New mutation of COVID-19 is more infectious, dominates most recent cases during pandemic

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Jul 04, 2020 … SHEFFIELD, United Kingdom — Researchers tracking the coronavirus pandemic have discovered a new and more infectious strain of COVID-19. A new study says the mutation has already become the dominant strain of the virus that is still infecting people around the world. Scientists call the mutated strain D614G. The study, published in the journal Cell, says this variation…

Believe it or not, study finds the world has actually grown more peaceful in recent times

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Jun 22, 2020 … YORK, England — In these modern times, it seems like there’s a whole lot to feel negative about. Between pandemics, protests, and political vitriol, 2020 is creating more pessimists by the day. Well, if you’re looking for a bit of good news regarding the world we all find ourselves living in, researchers from the University of…

In First U.S. Study Of COVID-19 Blood Plasma Transfusions, 76% Of Patients Improve

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Jun 04, 2020 … HOUSTON — New research from Houston Methodist concludes that plasma transfusions from recovered COVID-19 patients are a safe and at least somewhat effective treatment option for people still dealing with severe coronavirus symptoms. Out of 25 patients given a transfusion, 19 saw their condition improve and 11 were discharged. This was the first U.S. convalescent plasma…

New Research Shows How Coronavirus Can Take A Dangerous Toll On The Heart

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May 18, 2020 … Doctors warn that the drug hydroxychloroquine may cause heart damage, Remdesivir may lead to low blood pressure or an irregular heartbeat. CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Ever since we learned of the novel coronavirus and the COVID-19 disease it causes people to focus on the effects the disease has on the respiratory system. Even the full name…

Coronavirus Waves May Require Social Distancing Policies Until 2022, Harvard Researchers Warn

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Apr 20, 2020 … BOSTON — Many Americans appear to be at odds on when to open up the economy, but if one thing is for sure, we all want the coronavirus pandemic to be over. It has disrupted our days, cost many of us jobs, and taken the lives of thousands of our friends, family, and neighbors. So, how long…

Cold-Blooded COVID: Most Coronaviruses Peak In The Winter, Study Finds

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Apr 09, 2020 … ANN ARBOR, Mich. — No one can predict exactly what pattern COVID-19 (also referred to as SARS-CoV-2) will follow, but a new study is offering a certain degree of hope that the pandemic may weaken as temperatures increase come summertime. Researchers from the University of Michigan say that of the seven prior coronaviruses known to infect people, four cause…

Popular N95 Masks Only Needed For Workers Treating Extreme Coronavirus Cases, Researchers Say

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Apr 08, 2020 … Doctor: “There is not convincing evidence that loose-fitting medical masks are inferior to N95 respirators.” HAMILTON, Ontario — The outbreak of coronavirus around the globe is stretching medical supplies to their limits. Growing demand for advanced medical masks are leaving healthcare workers in desperate situations, but is hi-tech equipment really needed to keep you safe…

Fake News Is Making The Coronavirus Situation Even Worse, Study Says

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Mar 17, 2020 … NORWICH, England — For the sane and decent, it’s hard to imagine why anyone would want to spread misinformation and fear during a time like this. Unfortunately, fake news regarding the coronavirus continues to spread. Now, a recent piece of research that investigated the effect of misinformation on influenza, monkeypox, and norovirus outbreaks says that curbing…

Coronavirus Spreads Quickly, Can Be Shared By People Not Even Showing Symptoms Yet

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Mar 16, 2020 … AUSTIN, Texas — Americans, and people all over the world, are waking up today faced with a concerning reality. The novel coronavirus (Covid-19) isn’t “just the flu,” isn’t going away anytime soon, and is very much going to impact every single person’s life. As we all brace for weeks of time spent at home, it’s more…

The True Price Of Extra Pounds? Study Claims Obesity Accelerates Effects Of Aging

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Feb 27, 2020 … MONTREAL — For all of modern medicine’s awe inspiring advancements over the past few decades, there’s still no getting around the simple fact that we’re all growing just a little bit older each day. The hands of time wait for no one, but according to a new study conducted at Concordia University, those hands are moving…

Season Of Life: Educated, Married Moms More Likely To Have First Baby In The Spring

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Jan 06, 2020 … EXETER, England — Springtime is a period of rebirth and new life for mother nature, so perhaps it shouldn’t be surprising that many American moms-to-be aim to have their first child in the spring. Researchers from Exeter University say that educated and married American women are more likely to time their first pregnancy so that they…