Tag Archives: COVID19

Many Practice Unsafe Household Cleaning Against COVID-19

Many Practice Unsafe Household Cleaning Against COVID-19

HealthDay News — More than one-third of U.S. adults admit to unsafe cleaning practices in the hopes of disinfecting against COVID-19, according to research published in the June 12 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Radhika Gharpure, D.V.M., from the CDC …

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Even Mild Obesity Tied to Significantly Worse COVID-19 Outcomes

Even Mild Obesity Tied to Significantly Worse COVID-19 Outcomes

HealthDay News — Obesity is a strong, independent risk factor for poor outcomes among COVID-19 patients, according to a study published July 1 in the European Journal of Endocrinology. Matteo Rottoli, M.D., from University of Bologna in Italy, and colleagues evaluated whether body mass index (BMI) represents a risk factor for …

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Ongoing Anticoagulant Use Does Not Avert Severe COVID-19

Ongoing Anticoagulant Use Does Not Avert Severe COVID-19

HealthDay News — Direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) use is not associated with a reduction in the risk for severe COVID-19, according to a study published online Dec. 1 in the Journal of Internal Medicine. Benjamin Flam, M.D., from the Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, and colleagues examined whether ongoing DOAC …

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In recovering COVID-19 patients, antibodies fade quickly

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In recovering COVID-19 patients, antibodies fade quickly In recovering COVID-19 patients, antibodies fade quickly Credit: CC0 Public Domain In the absence of approved, effective treatments for COVID-19, some hospitals have been treating patients with severe COVID symptoms with blood plasma from recovering patients. The blood of recovered patients contains antibodies …

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As US battles COVID-19, flu shot misinfo spreads

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As US battles COVID-19, flu shot misinfo spreads As US battles COVID-19, flu shot misinfo spreads Credit: CC0 Public Domain US health officials are pushing Americans to get vaccinated against the flu to help prevent hospitals already busy battling COVID-19 from being overwhelmed this winter, but false claims are threatening …

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Better measures reveal more COVID-19 smell loss

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Better measures reveal more COVID-19 smell loss Better measures reveal more COVID-19 smell loss Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Smell loss is a frequently reported symptom of COVID-19 but reports of prevalence vary from study-to-study and range from 5% to 98%. With such a wide range of estimates, it is difficult …

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