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Is it the flu, a cold or COVID-19?

With COVID-19 in the mix, this year’s cold and flu season could prove interesting. For starters, every throat tickle and sneeze might make you...

How safe are health care facilities during the pandemic?

As the flu season approaches and COVID-19 cases tick up, many people will need to seek care from their doctors and at hospital emergency...

Simple skin test could identify Parkinson’s disease

A simple skin test can accurately identify Parkinson’s disease, researchers report. Physicians currently diagnose patients using clinical signs and symptoms but a definitive diagnosis can...

Why are the kidneys so attractive to the COVID-19?

Scientists discover molecular processes in kidney cells that attract and feed COVID-19. Although the lungs are a common target for COVID-19’s cytokine storm, so are...

5 reasons rehabilitation care is important after breast cancer

Many patients think of cancer care as chemotherapy or surgery to remove a tumor or mass. But, there is one important treatment that is often...

How to safely visit the doctor during COVID-19

It’s important not to put off doctor appointments and there are ways you can stay safe when seeing your doctor in person. The COVID-19 pandemic...

Scientists create heated face mask to filter and inactivate coronaviruses

Face masks have been shown to be effective at filtering out viruses such as the SARS-CoV-2 virus, thereby reducing the risk of infection. A team...

A COVID-19 vaccine is coming: will it be safe?

In March, at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a consensus among health care providers and public health officials that a vaccine...

New experimental drug could help treat diabetic kidney disease

Patients with diabetic kidney disease can potentially be treated with a new investigational medication that may slow the progress of their illness without harmful...

Which COVID-19 treatments work and which don’t

Donald Trump’s brief stay in hospital in early October raised awareness – once again – of the variety of treatments being investigated for COVID-19. Some...