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Some people with COVID-19 still have coronavirus after symptoms disappear

In a new study, researchers found that half of the patients they treated for mild COVID-19 infection still had coronavirus for up to eight...

How can I treat myself if I’ve got – or think I’ve got –...

New cases of the coronavirus are reported every day, and as yet there’s no vaccine. So what treatments are available if you’re one of the...

Coronavirus survives on surfaces: How to handle money, food and more

Like the other 200 or so respiratory viruses we know of, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the new coronavirus, infects the cells...

Coronavirus: how to keep your gut microbiome healthy to fight COVID-19

These are unprecedented times. COVID-19 (the illness caused by the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2) has officially been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. Many...

7 things you can do to help isolated older people during coronavirus

Older adults always need social connection, but they need it now more than ever. The novel coronavirus brings with it unprecedented fear and uncertainty. Vulnerable...

Yale expert: Coping with stress in the time of coronavirus

When facing the challenges presented by the current coronavirus pandemic, feeling stress is a normal reaction. In fact, the experience of feeling stress is useful...

How to stay fit and active at home during the coronavirus self-isolation

The extensive social distancing policies put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19 mean most people will have to spend much, if not...

No proof anti-malarial drugs prevent novel coronavirus in humans

There’s worrying news around the world of people self-medicating at home with the drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19. There’s since been reports of...

To get on top of the coronavirus, we also need to test people without...

As the World Health Organisation keeps reminding health officials around the world, in order to get COVID-19 under control, we must “test, test, test”. Along...

Severe COVID-19 may damage the heart

In a new study, researchers found that some severely ill COVID-19 patients sustain heart damage. They found that among 416 patients hospitalized for severe COVID-19...

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Common arthritis drug linked to higher skin cancer risk

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Mindfulness may benefit people with common bowel diseases

In a new study, researchers found that people with irritable bowel syndrome experienced fewer gut symptoms after they participated in a mindfulness program meant...

Whether marijuana could reduce pain is unclear, new study shows

In a new study, researchers found that medical marijuana users who say they have high levels of pain are more likely than those with...