Study identifies 275 ways to help reduce the transmission of COVID-19 when countries eventually attempt to reduce social distancing pract
Researchers have developed a new paper device that can be put into wastewater systems to detect COVID-19. The test works by picking up on biomarkers of the virus in feces and urine. The test can help monitor communities most at risk of the virus and help agencies to restrict the movement of the population at risk.
Researchers confirm ACE inhibitors and ARBS medications may increase the risk of patients with COVID-19 developing more severe symptoms.
Study reveals evidence of rising feelings of despair in Generation X'ers reaching middle age that cuts across racial, educational and geographical divides.
An FDA-approved anti-parasitic drug called Ivermectin appears to inhibit and eliminate SARS-CoV-2 in lab-grown cell cultures within 48 hours. Ivermectin shows promise as potential COVID-19 therapy. However, researchers stress the need for further testing and clinical trials in humans to confirm the effectiveness of the drug and appropriate dosage levels.
Smokers exposed to individual cigarettes with public health warnings written on them felt the products were offputting and depressing. When surveyed, those who smoke said printing messages on cigarettes would prolong the health message and had the potential to discourage smoking in young people.
Co-infections between COVID-19 and other respiratory infections are more common than previously believed.
COVID-19 can have fatal consequences for those with cardiovascular conditions and can also cause cardiac injury in patients without underlying heart conditions.
Stress, loneliness, and sleep loss can weaken the immune system, leaving people more susceptible to COVID-19. The best way to mitigate the negative health effects of stress and social isolation during the pandemic is to stay connected with others, particularly via video calls.
If strong social distancing measures are adopted by at least 80% of the population, COVID-19 could be curbed within 13 weeks, a new model reveals. However, if 70% or less of the population practice social distancing, the pandemic may not be curbed.
Researchers have launched a new interactive tool that compares hospital capacity with projected demand throughout the nation's 306 hospital regions. The app provides a clear picture of best and worst scenarios across each region for hospital capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic.
From anti-vaccine rhetoric to the over-prescription of antibiotics, researchers suggest we should try to work together to improve public health, rather than socially shun those who ignore scientific evidence.