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Should children get the COVID-19 vaccine

As COVID-19 vaccination for adults rolls out, it’s time to consider the wisdom (or otherwise) of vaccinating our children. Indications to vaccinate a child population...

Your smart watch can detect COVID-19 symptoms before you know

In a new study, researchers found evidence that suggests smartwatches can detect COVID-19 symptoms before a person has become aware that they are infected. They...

Scientists find COVID-19 attack on brain, not lungs, triggers severe disease

In a new study, researchers found that infecting the nasal passages with the COVID-19 virus could lead to a rapid, escalating attack on the...

The health risk of a low-fat, plant-based diet

In a new study, researchers found that people on a low-fat, plant-based diet ate fewer daily calories but had higher insulin and blood glucose...

This symptom is the best sign of COVID-19

In two new studies, researchers confirm that for the majority of patients with respiratory infections who lose the sense of smell, this is due...

Eye tests can predict cognitive decline in Parkinson’s disease 18 months ahead

In a new study, researchers found that simple vision tests can predict which people with Parkinson's disease will develop cognitive impairment and possible dementia...

Pregnant women should consider taking the COVID-19 vaccine

The question of whether pregnant women should receive the COVID-19 vaccine is a rather basic one for Dr. Linda Eckert, an UW Medicine obstetrician and...

New COVID-19 strain found in more than one-third of Los Angeles patients

In a new study, researchers found that a new strain of the coronavirus was found in more than one-third of COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles. This may...

Common blood pressure drugs do not increase COVID-19 risk, largest study confirms

In a new study, researchers found that two widely used types of blood pressure drugs are not tied to an increased risk of COVID-19...

This dangerous bone disease is under-diagnosed in many older men

Osteoporosis is a common condition that results from a loss of bone mass, measured as bone density, and from a change in bone structure. In...