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Searching for Clues to COVID-19 Immunity  - web md

Searching for Clues to COVID-19 Immunity

Getting more specific answers about how the immune system responds to the virus that causes COVID-19, including whether recovery is likely permanent, is crucial not only to those who have recovered. These answers can help inform vaccine makers to make the most effective vaccines as well.
web md - 1 day ago
Hispanic Women More Prone to COVID in Pregnancy  - web md

Hispanic Women More Prone to COVID in Pregnancy

The researchers collected data on more than 900 Hispanic, Black, Asian and white patients. Among Hispanic women, nearly 11% tested positive for COVID-19, compared with 5.5% of non-Hispanic patients, the findings showed.
web md - 2 days ago
Mask Use by Americans Now Tops 90%, Poll Finds  - web md

Mask Use by Americans Now Tops 90%, Poll Finds

More than nine in 10 U.S. adults (93%) said they sometimes, often or always wear a mask or face covering when they leave their home and are unable to socially distance, including more than seven in 10 (72%) who said they always do so, the poll revealed.
web md - 2 days ago
Half of Americans Know Someone Impacted by COVID  - web md

Half of Americans Know Someone Impacted by COVID

The national survey was conducted by The Harris Poll between Oct. 8 and 12. It found that 55% of U.S. adults now say they know someone in their immediate or extended network of family and acquaintances who's been infected, hospitalized or passed away from COVID-19.
web md - 3 days ago
One Big Reason Women May Be Less Prone to COVID-19  - web md

One Big Reason Women May Be Less Prone to COVID-19

A survey conducted in eight countries in March and April found substantial gender differences both in numbers of people who considered COVID-19 to be a serious health crisis and who agreed with public policies to help fight the pandemic.
web md - 4 days ago
FDA Warns of Painkiller Risk During Pregnancy  - web md

FDA Warns of Painkiller Risk During Pregnancy

The FDA warned on Thursday that taking widely used painkillers called NSAIDS -- which include Advil, Motrin, Aleve and Celebrex -- at 20 weeks or later in a pregnancy could raise the risk of complications.
web md - 1 week ago
No Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccine Before Election  - web md

No Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccine Before Election

Even though Pfizer could have preliminary data about the vaccine's effectiveness by the end of October, gathering safety and manufacturing data would take until at least the third week of November, Dr. Albert Bourla said in the statement.
web md - 1 week ago
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Heart Defects Don't Increase Risk of Severe COVID

Among the 43 adults and 10 children with a congenital heart defect who were infected with COVID-19, 58% had complex congenital anatomy, 15% had a genetic syndrome, 11% had pulmonary hypertension and 17% were obese.
web md - 1 week ago
Is Apathy an Early Sign of Dementia?  - web md

Is Apathy an Early Sign of Dementia?

The nine-year study of more than 2,000 older adults -- average age 74 -- found that people with severe apathy (a lack of interest or concern) were 80% more likely to develop dementia during the study period than those with low apathy.
web md - 1 week ago
Severe COVID More Likely in Black, Asian Patients  - web md

Severe COVID More Likely in Black, Asian Patients

Ethnic minority patients were 10 to 15 years younger than white patients and had higher rates of other health problems, especially diabetes, according to findings published Oct. 9 in the journal EClinicalMedicine.
web md - 1 week ago
Black Doctors Aim to Make COVID Testing Equitable  - web md

Black Doctors Aim to Make COVID Testing Equitable

The Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium has increased access to coronavirus testing in the Philadelphia region, testing more than 10,000 people. The group’s mobile unit and pop-up testing sites also offer patients an opportunity to connect with African American health care providers.
web md - 1 week ago
Pew: COVID Sends Majority of Young Adults Back Home  - web md

Pew: COVID Sends Majority of Young Adults Back Home

They study -- based on monthly Census Bureau data -- found 52% of young adults lived with one or both parents in June, up from 47% in February. The number grew to 26.6 million, an increase of 2.6 million.
web md - 1 week ago
First Confirmed U.S. Cases of COVID Reinfections  - web md

First Confirmed U.S. Cases of COVID Reinfections

Unlike most cases of reinfection, the men in Reno, NV, and Virginia, and a 46-year-old man in Ecuador, had more severe symptoms during their second infections, potentially complicating the development and deployment of effective vaccines.
web md - 1 week ago
Coronavirus Survives on Surfaces for Weeks: Study  - web md

Coronavirus Survives on Surfaces for Weeks: Study

The study also found that the virus survived longer at lower temperatures and tended to last longer on non-porous or smooth surfaces such as glass and stainless steel rather than porous or rough surfaces such as cotton.
web md - 1 week ago
Police, at High Risk for COVID-19, Race to Adapt  - web md

Police, at High Risk for COVID-19, Race to Adapt

More than 100 law enforcement officers -- mainly police, sheriffs, and corrections -- have died from COVID-19 on the job this year, which is more than from gun violence, car accidents, heart attacks, or other causes, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page.
web md - 1 week ago
Risk of Severe COVID May Hinge on Type of Asthma  - web md

Risk of Severe COVID May Hinge on Type of Asthma

Some studies have suggested that people who have asthma caused by something other than allergies -- exercise, stress, air pollution, weather conditions -- might have an increased risk of severe COVID-19.
web md - 2 weeks ago
Pot Users Need More Anesthesia, Painkillers: Study  - web md

Pot Users Need More Anesthesia, Painkillers: Study

The results jibe with earlier studies indicating that marijuana users might need more anesthesia initially to put them under, said lead author Dr. Ian Holmen, a resident anesthesiologist with the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora.
web md - 2 weeks ago
COVID-19 ICU Patients Have High Risk of Clots  - web md

COVID-19 ICU Patients Have High Risk of Clots

The odds of a clot are highest for the most critically ill patients. Analysis of 66 studies found that 23% of COVID-19 patients in an intensive care unit (ICU) developed a blood clot in the leg, known as a deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
web md - 2 weeks ago
Voting During COVID Pandemic: How to Do It Safely  - web md

Voting During COVID Pandemic: How to Do It Safely

Record numbers of people have already cast ballots, whether by mail or through in-person early voting. The United States Elections Project says more than 4 million people have already voted, compared to just 75,000 at the same time in 2016.
web md - 2 weeks ago
Why is Trump Taking Dexamethasone and Does It Work?  - web md

Why is Trump Taking Dexamethasone and Does It Work?

In general, the steroid is recommended for hospitalized patients who need supplemental oxygen or mechanical ventilation, according to COVID-19 treatment guidelines from the National Institutes of Health.
web md - 2 weeks ago
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First Confirmed U.S. Cases of COVID Reinfections

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Unlike most cases of reinfection, the men in Reno, NV, and Virginia, and a 46-year-old man in Ecuador, had more severe symptoms during their second infections, potentially complicating the development and deployment of effective vaccines.

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