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New COVID-19 antibody test may reflect virus immunity more accurately -Medical News Today

June 17th, 2020
New COVID-19 antibody test may reflect virus immunity more accurately -Medical News Today

A new type of antibody test may reveal whether someone has developed strong immunity to the virus that causes COVID-19. The test may also be much less likely to give false-positive results. Share on PinterestResearchers are developing a new type of antibody test that may be better at detecting immunity to the new coronavirus. In the weeks after the emergence of SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, many companies rapidly developed tests, or assays, for detecting antibodies to the virus. Unlike assays that detect the virus itself, antibody tests are meant to indicate whether someone... Read More

How long does it take for COVID-19 (coronavirus) symptoms to appear? -Medical News Today

June 17th, 2020
How long does it take for COVID-19 (coronavirus) symptoms to appear? -Medical News Today

In the midst of a pandemic, people may be concerned about feeling unwell and worry about the cause of their symptoms. Symptoms of COVID-19 typically appear 2–14 days after exposure to the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) virus. In this article, we discuss how long it takes for symptoms of COVID-19 to appear, what those symptoms are, how to treat them, and when to see a doctor. Share on PinterestSymptoms of COVID-19 typically appear 2–14 days after exposure to the virus, and the mean incubation period is 5.1 days. A person can develop COVID-19 after contracting... Read More

Temperature has ‘modest’ effect on SARS-CoV-2 transmission rates -Medical News Today

June 13th, 2020
Temperature has ‘modest’ effect on SARS-CoV-2 transmission rates -Medical News Today

A new study finds that warmer temperatures are associated with lower rates of SARS-CoV-2. However, the researchers say that the effect is modest and warn against the relaxation of containment measures. Share on PinterestNew research suggests that warmer summer temperatures are unlikely to have a significant effect on new coronavirus transmission rates. Some viruses display seasonal behavior. Influenza cases, for example, peak during the fall and winter, commonly known as the flu season. There are various reasons for this, including biological factors related to the virus, as well as social... Read More

COVID-19: Drug targets enzymes that enable virus to invade cells -Medical News Today

June 3rd, 2020
COVID-19: Drug targets enzymes that enable virus to invade cells -Medical News Today

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, enlists the help of two enzymes on the surface of human cells in order to invade them. A new study suggests that a compound that inhibits both enzymes could make a highly effective treatment. Share on PinterestNew research finds that a drug could keep the new coronavirus from entering healthy cells. When disease-causing viruses break into their hosts’ cells, it is invariably an “inside job.” Viral pathogens can only invade cells and replicate with the assistance of the cells’ own molecular machinery. SARS-CoV-2 is no exception. Before the... Read More

How to seek and provide mental health support in a remote work context -Medical News Today

June 1st, 2020
How to seek and provide mental health support in a remote work context -Medical News Today

As many people worldwide have started working remotely due to the pandemic, face-to-face communication has become more sparse. How can we tell if a teammate may be experiencing mental health struggles when all our interactions are from behind a screen or computer keyboard? Share on PinterestIn this Special Feature, we look at how to identify tell-tell signs of mental distress in a remote work setting. Around the world, physical distancing measures and worries about the continued spread of the new coronavirus have forced many companies to ask all or most of their employees to work from home. But... Read More

5 new reasons for hope in the fight against COVID-19 -Medical News Today

May 28th, 2020
5 new reasons for hope in the fight against COVID-19 -Medical News Today

In the latest installment of our “Hope Behind the Headlines” series, we look at the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine trials that have been progressing successfully, and at one promising therapeutic approach for COVID-19: Convalescent plasma therapy. Share on PinterestWhat are the latest reasons for optimism when it comes to COVID-19 research? The COVID-19 pandemic has been taking its toll on the world for months now, but researchers have not been sparing any time or resources in looking for ways to defeat the new coronavirus that causes this disease. Once every 2 weeks at Medical News Today, we review... Read More

Untested COVID-19 therapies may do more harm than good -Medical News Today

May 9th, 2020
Untested COVID-19 therapies may do more harm than good -Medical News Today

Doctors have published a correspondence article warning that untested COVID-19 treatments may do more harm than good. Share on PinterestDoctors warn about the dangers of using untested therapies for COVID-19. A team of doctors has published a correspondence article in the American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology warning that novel approaches to treating COVID-19 may do more harm than good. The team, from the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, argues that doctors should rely... Read More

Tiny airborne particles may carry the new coronavirus -Medical News Today

April 30th, 2020
Tiny airborne particles may carry the new coronavirus -Medical News Today

A study in Wuhan, China, detected genetic material of the new coronavirus in airborne suspensions, or aerosols, in hospitals and public spaces. The finding reinforces the importance of thorough sterilization of infection hotspots, good ventilation, and avoidance of crowding. Share on PinterestA preliminary study of data from two hospitals in Wuhan, China, suggests that tiny airborne particles may carry and spread SARS-CoV-2. To date, scientists have established three ways in which severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) — the virus that causes coronavirus disease 19... Read More

New study pinpoints loss of smell and taste as COVID-19 symptoms -Medical News Today

April 16th, 2020
New study pinpoints loss of smell and taste as COVID-19 symptoms -Medical News Today

A new study looking at the data of people who tested positive for COVID-19 backs up recent claims that the loss of the senses of smell and taste can be a symptom of the disease. Share on PinterestNew research from the UC San Diego Health provides evidence that the loss of smell and taste can be a symptom of COVID-19. Earlier this month, preliminary findings in a preprint started making headlines because they suggested that the list of possible COVID-19 symptoms should include the loss of smell and taste. That study assessed symptoms in 579 people who reported having tested positive for COVID-19... Read More

Remdesivir: ‘Very potent inhibitor’ of SARS-CoV-2? -Medical News Today

April 15th, 2020
Remdesivir: ‘Very potent inhibitor’ of SARS-CoV-2? -Medical News Today

Experimental Ebola drug remdesivir could stop SARS-CoV-2 from replicating by acting on a key enzyme, according to a new study from the University of Alberta. Share on PinterestNew evidence from an in vitro study supports the notion that remdesivir may be effective against SARS-CoV-2. Last month, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the launch of a multinational trial, testing the four most promising therapeutic avenues for COVID-19. One of these avenues is remdesivir, a drug that research scientists initially developed for the treatment of Ebola, but which has recently shown some promise... Read More