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Your Phone's Microphone can Track Possible COVID-19 Exposure

10 days ago   |   By Medindia Health

Your phone's microphone and speaker signals can help people alert when they have been near someone who has contracted COVID-19, reports a new study.
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Fears for UK coronavirus patients as the US buys almost the ENTIRE world stock of remdesivir

Fears for UK coronavirus patients as the US buys almost the ENTIRE world stock of remdesivir

10 days ago   |   By Daily Mail

Professor Peter Horby, of Oxford University called for fairer access to the drug, originally designed to treat Ebola but found to speed up Covid-19 recovery time.
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Study identifies the cause of blood clotting in Covid-19 patients

Study identifies the cause of blood clotting in Covid-19 patients

10 days ago   |   By News Medical

One of the major mysteries in treating patients with Covid-19 is the frequent development of blood clots that can subsequently damage their organs and sometimes be fatal.
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A new method to assess the effectiveness of facemasks in obstructing droplets

10 days ago   |   By News Medical

Currently, there are no specific guidelines on the most effective materials and designs for facemasks to minimize the spread of droplets from coughs or sneezes to mitigate the transmission of COVID-19.
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Tips to Stay Safe During Fourth of July Celebrations

Tips to Stay Safe During Fourth of July Celebrations

10 days ago   |   By Medindia Health

Experts have simple and easy steps that a person should follow to protect one's ears, eyes and hands from the pyrotechnic hoopla and COVID-19 that could make July 4, 2020 one of the most challenging national birthdays ever.
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BMI should be assessed in management of COVID-19 patients

10 days ago   |   By News Medical

A new study published on the preprint server medRxiv* in June 2020 reports that obesity is a risk factor of composite poor outcome of COVID-19 disease. On the other hand, COVID-19 patients with 'composite poor outcome' have higher BMI. Therefore, BMI should be assessed in the management of COVID-19 patients, and special attention should be given to patients with obesity.
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Study Says COVID-19 Left 147 Million People Unemployed Globally

Study Says COVID-19 Left 147 Million People Unemployed Globally

Coronavirus pandemic has made 147 million people unemployed, revealed new study. While some regions, such as China and the US, have experienced greater direct economic effects... Read more ...

Corrected coronavirus case numbers in South Florida drive death rate down

Corrected coronavirus case numbers in South Florida drive death rate down

New statistics out of Florida show that coronavirus cases are actually higher than first believed, but there is a silver lining here: It means that the actual fatality rate of... Read more ...

PM Narendra Modi Directs For Real-Time Monitoring Of COVID-19 Situation

PM Narendra Modi Directs For Real-Time Monitoring Of COVID-19 Situation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave the direction during a COVID-19 review meeting he chaired to take stock of the coronavirus situation across the country and the preparedness... Read more ...

COVID-19 Deaths in UK Rise To 44,650

COVID-19 Deaths in UK Rise To 44,650

In Britain, total coronavirus-related death toll has risen to 44,650, said the British Department of Health and Social Care. Read more ...

Wait Times Increase for COVID-19 Test Results

Wait Times Increase for COVID-19 Test Results

As the number of COVID-19 diagnostic tests have increased, it may take up to a 6 days or longer for some people to get their results. Read more ...

On a keto diet? Satisfy that sweet tooth with these keto-approved sweeteners

On a keto diet? Satisfy that sweet tooth with these keto-approved sweeteners

The keto diet may seem daunting to anyone who loves carbs and sweets. After all, dieting means being careful about what you eat. However, there are many ways to make dishes... Read more ...

Novel Drug Candidate may Develop Effective Treatments for Brain Disorders

Novel Drug Candidate may Develop Effective Treatments for Brain Disorders

Novel chemical compound discovered has the potential to become a new drug for the treatment of core symptoms of brain disorders such as Down syndrome and autism, reports a new... Read more ...

Why Lopinavir and Hydroxychloroquine are Ineffective Against COVID-19

Why Lopinavir and Hydroxychloroquine are Ineffective Against COVID-19

Lopinavir and Hydroxychloroquine do not work on COVID-19 because the concentration of both these drugs in the lungs of patients are not sufficient to fight the infection... Read more ...

Abnormally High Fasting Blood Sugar Could Double Death Risk in COVID-19 Patients

Abnormally High Fasting Blood Sugar Could Double Death Risk in COVID-19 Patients

COVID-19 patients with abnormally high blood sugar are linked to double the risk of death and an increased risk of severe complications, according to a new study. Read more ...

New Cancer Vaccine: Fresh Insights

New Cancer Vaccine: Fresh Insights

Scientists are ready to trial a new cancer vaccine in humans following the successful outcome of their preclinical studies. The new cancer vaccine has the potential to treat a... Read more ...