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This hormone may increase COVID-19 death risk

The stress hormone cortisol is produced by the body in response to stress such as illness, triggering changes in metabolism, heart function, and the...

COVID-19 death rate is 29% in people with this health problem

In a new study, researchers found for people with multiple myeloma and COVID-19, the fatality rate is 29% among hospitalized patients, with increased odds...

A new COVID-19 vaccine shows promise in preventing COVID-19

In a new study, researchers found that an investigational vaccine known as mRNA-1273 protected mice from infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The...

Early use of this drug may benefit people with severe COVID-19

In a new study, researchers found that patients experiencing severe COVID-19 symptoms had improved outcomes when used an Interleukin-6 (IL6ri) inhibitor, sarilumab, or tocilizumab. The...

COVID-19: Not all patients develop protective antibodies

In a new study, researchers developed a laboratory test that can determine whether COVID-19 patients develop protective antibodies after having the disease. They discovered that...

Test positivity rate: How this one figure explains that the US isn’t doing enough...

The U.S. has performed more coronavirus tests than any other country in the world. Yet, at the same time, the U.S. is notably underperforming in...

Masks mandates may reduce COVID-19 death by 40%, study shows

Masks reduce the spread of COVID-19. But just how much of an effect do they have? In a new study, researchers found that if the...

How COVID-19 virus can harm your blood vessels

In a new study, researchers found a link between virus-induced changes in the blood vessels of the lung and the increased clot risk. Upon post-mortem...

Blood type could influence your risk of severe COVID-19, new evidence shows

There are four main blood types: A, B, AB, and O. It’s not clear why blood type might influence susceptibility to severe disease. A recent...

These dogs are trained to sniff out the COVID-19 virus. Most have a 100%...

What does a pandemic smell like? If dogs could talk, they might be able to tell us. We’re part of an international research team, led...

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