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Common drugs for arthritis, allergies, and asthma may increase your COVID-19 risk

Glucocorticoids are a class of steroid hormones used to treat a variety of inflammatory conditions and used by many different routes, including tablets, topical...

Physical distancing, masks, and eye protection can help prevent COVID-19

In a new review study, researchers found that physical distancing of two meters or more to prevent person-to-person transmission of COVID-19. Face masks and eye...

Scientists find popular COVID-19 drug can harm heart rhythm

The malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, which has been promoted as a potential treatment for Covid-19, is known to have potentially serious effects on heart rhythms. But...

Coronavirus and diabetes: the different risks for people with type 1 and type 2

In early 2020, it seemed like people with diabetes were disproportionately dying with COVID-19, but the data provided more questions than answers. What type of...

3 ways your pets feel the COVID-19 anxiety too

The COVID-19 pandemic is creating emotional stress and anxiety for humans—but chances are, their furry companions are likely feeling the same way. Pets could be...

Exercise may help reduce risk of deadly COVID-19 complication: ARDS

Scientists are constantly revealing newly discovered benefits of exercise. In experiments over the past 10 years, my research has found that exercise can help with...

Why smokers are more likely to have COVID-19 than non-smokers

In a new study, researchers found that cigarette smokers are more likely to have health complications. One possible reason is that smoking causes a big...

Antibodies do not guarantee you are immune to COVID-19

With millions of COVID-19 cases reported across the globe, people are turning to antibody tests to find out whether they have been exposed to...

Despite thalidomide’s dark past, researchers are investigating it as a potential COVID-19 treatment

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, researchers have turned to existing medicines to see whether they can be repurposed to treat COVID-19. Antiviral medicines...

COVID-19’s silent spread: Symptomless transmission can be deadly

In a new study, researchers found that COVID-19's rapid spread throughout the world has been fueled in part by the virus's ability to be...

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