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Trail of bubbles leads scientists to new coronavirus clue

A doctor checking comatose COVID-19 patients for signs of a stroke instead stumbled onto a new clue about how the virus may harm the lungs – thanks to a test that used tiny air bubbles and a robot....

DATE: Aug. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Childhood vaccination rates in La Plata County lag behind state

The country has become intimately aware of the importance of vaccines with the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. But when it comes to measles and mumps, La Plata County parents are still hesitant...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

The home front: Virus stalks nurses after they leave work

FULLERTON, Calif. – There’s red tape running along the floor of the coronavirus unit at St. Jude’s Medical Center. It’s a clear line of demarcation. On one side, the cold zone, where only a...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Study hints, can’t prove, survivor plasma fights COVID-19

Mayo Clinic researchers reported a strong hint that blood plasma from COVID-19 survivors helps other patients recover, but it’s not proof and some experts worry if, amid clamor for the treatment,...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

U.S. kids, parents perform DIY tests for coronavirus science

In a comfy suburb just outside Nashville, a young family swabs their noses twice a month in a DIY study seeking answers to some of the most vexing questions about the coronavirus. How many U.S....

DATE: Aug. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

U.S. reports show racial disparities in kids with COVID-19

NEW YORK – Racial disparities in the U.S. coronavirus epidemic extend to children, according to two sobering government reports released Friday. One of the Centers for Disease Control and...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Early in pandemic, frantic doctors traded tips across oceans

Amid the chaos of the pandemic’s early days, doctors who faced the first coronavirus onslaught reached across oceans and language barriers in an unprecedented effort to advise colleagues trying to...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Georgia camp with COVID-19 outbreak didn’t require masks

NEW YORK – A Georgia overnight camp hit by a coronavirus outbreak took many precautions, but didn’t make campers wear masks or have proper ventilation in buildings, according to a government report...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Virus vaccine put to final test in thousands of volunteers

The world’s biggest COVID-19 vaccine study got underway Monday with the first of 30,000 planned volunteers helping to test shots created by the U.S. government – one of several candidates in the...

DATE: July 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

COVID-19 recovery can take a few weeks even for young adults

Recovering from even mild coronavirus infections can take at least two to three weeks, according to U.S. research published Friday. Lingering symptoms can even affect otherwise healthy young...

DATE: July 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Virus antibodies fade fast but not necessarily protection

New research suggests that antibodies the immune system makes to fight the new coronavirus may only last a few months in people with mild illness, but that doesn’t mean protection also is gone or...

DATE: July 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Silent spread of virus keeps scientists grasping for clues

One of the great mysteries of the coronavirus is how quickly it rocketed around the world. It first flared in central China and, within three months, was on every continent but Antarctica, shutting...

DATE: July 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

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