Health

What to learn about coronaviruses

turkeys, horses, pigs, and cattle. Sometimes, these animals can transmit coronaviruses to humans.Most recently, authorities identified a new coronavirus outbreak in China that has now reached other countries. It has the name coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19.In this article, we explain the different types of human coronaviruses, their symptoms, and how people transmit them. We…

Can an old method help doctors fight 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.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 person who has recovered from an infection and process…

Contracting the new coronavirus may safeguard against future reinfection

Share on PinterestNew research in animals suggests that contracting the new coronavirus may protect the body from reinfection.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, the virus that…

SARS-CoV-2: How an individual’s immune system defeated the infection

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…

COVID-19: ‘Digestion symptoms are typical’

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…

COVID-19: 5 reasons to be carefully enthusiastic

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, click here.As of yesterday, the total number of deaths from COVID-19 across the world has surpassed…

2nd person cured of HIV thanks to stem cell transplant

Researchers in the United Kingdom have confirmed that a stem cell transplant has cured a second person of HIV.Share on PinterestResearchers have declared a second person ‘cured’ of HIV, all thanks to stem cell transplantation.In 2007, Timothy Ray Brown became the first person ever whom doctors declared to be cured of HIV. At the time,…

SARS-CoV-2: Study verifies previous incubation period approximates

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…

Vaping changes oral microbiome and raises infection risk

e-cigarettes, or vapes, as an alternative to conventional cigarettes. However, questions remain about the safety of these devices and their long-term health effects.Now, research from NYU College of Dentistry shows that vaping changes the community of bacteria in the mouth — the oral microbiome — in a way that puts users at higher risk of…

COVID-19: Occupational groups that are at high risk

here.As the global number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise, scientists are grappling with numerous questions about the novel coronavirus.Many of these questions concern the ways in which the SARS-CoV-2 virus is transmitted: “How does the virus spread?” “How long does it survive on surfaces?” “Which disinfectants can kill the virus?”Since the first documented case…