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What to know about coronaviruses -Medical News Today

March 24th, 2020
What to know about coronaviruses -Medical News Today

This article was updated on March 23, 2020 Coronaviruses are types of viruses that typically affect the respiratory tracts of birds and mammals, including humans. Doctors associate them with the common cold, bronchitis, pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), and COVID-19. They can also affect the gut. These viruses are typically responsible for common colds more than serious diseases. However, coronaviruses are also behind some more severe outbreaks. Over the last 70 years, scientists have found that coronaviruses can infect mice, rats, dogs, cats, turkeys, horses, pigs, and... Read More

COVID-19: 5 reasons to be cautiously hopeful -Medical News Today

March 21st, 2020
COVID-19: 5 reasons to be cautiously hopeful -Medical News Today

The death toll for COVID-19 is on the rise, and so is the total number of cases. In the context of this global pandemic, feeling overwhelmed by all the negative information is a natural response. But researchers are also hard at work trying to understand, treat, and prevent the new coronavirus. We take a look at some of their results. Share on PinterestEmerging evidence may offer a glimmer of hope with regards to the treatment and prevention of COVID-19, but we must interpret the results with caution. For live updates on the latest developments regarding the novel coronavirus and COVID-19,... Read More

COVID-19: ‘Digestive symptoms are common’ -Medical News Today

March 20th, 2020
COVID-19: ‘Digestive symptoms are common’ -Medical News Today

New research into data from more than 200 people who received medical care for COVID-19 reveals that almost half of this group experienced digestive symptoms, such as loss of appetite and diarrhea. Share on PinterestRecent findings suggest that a significant number of people with COVID-19 may experience digestive symptoms. As the world races to find the best ways to cope with the new coronavirus, researchers continue to contribute to our understanding of COVID-19, the disease that the virus causes. The exact symptoms are a main point of interest. As with many other viral infections, SARS-CoV-2... Read More

SARS-CoV-2: How a person’s immune system defeated the virus -Medical News Today

March 19th, 2020
SARS-CoV-2: How a person’s immune system defeated the virus -Medical News Today

Although some people who contract SARS-CoV-2 experience serious symptoms, others are able to recover after a fairly short period of time. A new study shows how the immune system of one otherwise healthy person was able to fight the virus within days. Share on PinterestA new case study explains how the immune system of an otherwise healthy adult was able to fight off SARS-CoV-2. For live updates on the latest developments regarding the novel coronavirus and COVID-19, click here. In a new study in the journal Nature Medicine, researchers from the University of Melbourne at the Peter Doherty Institute... Read More

Contracting the new coronavirus may protect against future reinfection -Medical News Today

March 19th, 2020
Contracting the new coronavirus may protect against future reinfection -Medical News Today

New research in rhesus monkeys suggests that contracting SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, could protect against repeat infection. Share on PinterestNew research in animals suggests that contracting the new coronavirus may protect the body from reinfection. For live updates on the latest developments regarding the novel coronavirus and COVID-19, click here. Some recent reports have suggested that COVID-19 can reoccur in people after they have recovered from the disease. However, the available scientific evidence has not confirmed that there is a risk of reinfection with SARS-Cov-2,... Read More

Can an old method help doctors fight COVID-19? -Medical News Today

March 18th, 2020
Can an old method help doctors fight COVID-19? -Medical News Today

Researchers say that a decades-old approach could help fight SARS-CoV-2 infections. It involves collecting antibodies from the blood of people who have recovered from COVID-19. Share on PinterestTo fight COVID-19, researchers and doctors are trying an old technique: treating patients with antibodies from people who have recovered. For live updates on the latest developments regarding the novel coronavirus and COVID-19, click here. The technique is called “passive antibody therapy.” It was used as early as the 1930s, and its premise is simple. Medical practitioners collect blood from a... Read More

SARS-CoV-2: Study confirms previous incubation period estimates -Medical News Today

March 12th, 2020
SARS-CoV-2: Study confirms previous incubation period estimates -Medical News Today

A new study confirms previous estimates suggesting that the median incubation period for the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, is about 5 days. Share on PinterestSARS-CoV-2 (above) has a median incubation period of around 5 days before it starts triggering symptoms in humans, a new study indicates. For live updates on the latest developments regarding the novel coronavirus and COVID-19, click here. One of the most frequently asked questions from members of the public since the start of the new coronavirus outbreak has been: What is the virus’s incubation period? This refers to the period between... Read More

Are children actually ‘as likely’ to get COVID-19 as adults? -Medical News Today

March 6th, 2020
Are children actually ‘as likely’ to get COVID-19 as adults? -Medical News Today

So far, reports have maintained that children appear to be less susceptible to infection with the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, than adults. But some researchers now claim that this is not the case. Share on PinterestResearchers are still uncertain how susceptible children are to SARS-CoV-2. As the new coronavirus continues to spread, the public still wonders who is most at risk of infection. Children are a primary concern: How susceptible are they to SARS-CoV-2 infection, really? Until now, reports in peer-reviewed journals — such as this one featured in JAMA Network last month — have... Read More

Coronavirus myths explored -Medical News Today

March 6th, 2020
Coronavirus myths explored -Medical News Today

As the coronavirus continues to make the news, a host of untruths has surrounded the topic. In this special feature, we address some of these myths and conspiracies. For live updates on the latest developments regarding the novel coronavirus and COVID-19, click here. The novel coronavirus, now known as SARS-CoV-2, has spread from Wuhan, China, to every continent on Earth except Antarctica. As we write this feature, there have been more than 92,000 confirmed cases and over 3,100 deaths. As ever, when the word “pandemic” starts appearing in headlines, people become fearful, and with fear come... Read More

Preparing for COVID-19: Priorities for the US -Medical News Today

March 6th, 2020
Preparing for COVID-19: Priorities for the US -Medical News Today

Three physicians from Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore, MD, have joined efforts to write an article outlining key action points that the United States healthcare community should take in response to COVID-19. Share on PinterestResearchers have determined top priorities for the U.S. government and healthcare facilities as they prepare for the spread of SARS-CoV-2. For live updates on the latest developments regarding the novel coronavirus and COVID-19, click here. Drs. Amesh A. Adalja, Eric Toner, and Thomas V. Inglesby wrote the paper, titled “Priorities for the U.S. Health Community... Read More