Should Healthy People Wear Masks to Prevent Coronavirus? The Answer May Be Changing

By Mandy Oaklander -  Time If you have no symptoms of the coronavirus, should you wear a mask? It’s one of the most-asked questions during this pandemic, and until recently, one of the most easily...

Mask slips: U-turn as leaders tell public to cover their faces

Having told their populations that wearing masks was all but useless against the coronavirus, several Western countries have performed dramatic U-turns in the last few days. The rapid rethink as the number of deaths has...

No COVID-19 testing at home yet but quicker options coming

by Matthew Perrone Home testing for the new coronavirus may sound like a good idea, but U.S. regulators say it's still too risky. They've stopped companies that quickly launched home-testing kits until they can show their...

How to cope with your partner’s bad moods

Tired of walking on eggshells? Mood swings can negatively impact your relationship. Here's how to cope. By Navit Schechter - PGDip, BABCP (Accred), BSc (Hons) It's normal for our moods and emotions to fluctuate throughout the day in response...

Mental health checklist: 6 daily habits to boost your mood instantly

Depression, anxiety and stress can affect us all. Tick these off your daily checklist and face the day head on. Medically reviewed by Dr Louise Wiseman MBBS, BSc (Hons), DRCOG, MRCGP and words by Rhalou Allerhand If you’re struggling...

Coronavirus: what COVID-19 does to your body

Can COVID-19 cause lasting damage to the lungs? Here's everything you need to know about how the novel coronavirus behaves inside the body. By Zia Sherrell The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has now surpassed 600,000 globally. Thankfully, the vast...

Coronavirus alcohol: am I drinking too much alcohol during lockdown?

How to tell if you're drinking too much. Plus, a step-by-step guide to reducing alcohol consumption. Medically reviewed by Dr Roger Henderson and words by Dan Rutherford With usual routines disrupted by social distancing and self-isolation, the World Health...

Yes, You Can Spread Coronavirus Even If You Don’t Have Symptoms

Here’s why that fact is so important. By Tara C. Smith, Ph.D.  -  https://www.self.com Getty / Essa Balghonaim / EyeEm; Designed by Morgan Johnson There’s one question about the new coronavirus that keeps coming up over and...

Does hypnosis work? How hypnotherapy could help you beat phobias and break bad habits

Intrigued by the concept of hypnotherapy? Here's what it involves and how it might help you. Medically reviewed by Dr Roger Henderson and words by Claire Chamberlain Proponents swear by it to help cure everything from phobias and addictions to skin conditions and tummy troubles. But...

Coronavirus, flu or allergies? Experts explain how the symptoms differ

COVID-19 and the flu can cause similar symptoms. However, there are several differences you should be aware of. Medically reviewed by Dr Louise Wiseman MBBS, BSc (Hons), DRCOG, MRCGP and words by Zia Sherrell Sneezing, coughing, runny nose? The COVID-19...

Scientists show how parasitic infection causes seizures, psychiatric illness for some

by Whitney Slightham, Virginia Tech Think about traffic flow in a city—there are stop signs, one-way streets, and traffic lights to organize movement across a widespread network. Now, imagine what would happen if you removed some...

Chilling concussed cells shows promise for full recovery

by Adam Malecek, University of Wisconsin-Madison In the future, treating a concussion could be as simple as cooling the brain. That's according to research conducted by University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers, whose findings support the treatment approach at...

Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and should I call the doctor?

What are the symptoms caused by the Covid-19 virus, how does it spread, and should you call a doctor? Sarah Boseley, Hannah Devlin and Martin Belam -  The  Guardian What is Covid-19? It is caused by a...

Small group of coronavirus patients exhibit neurological symptoms: report

By Brie Stimson-Fox News A small percentage of coronavirus patients suffer neurological problems like stroke and seizures, a report said. Common symptoms of COVID-19 include cough, shortness of breath and fever, but in rare cases, patients can...

The race to find a coronavirus treatment has one major obstacle: big pharma

Ara Darzi   - The  Guardian AI companies and scientists are cooperating, but they desperately need access to pharmaceutical companies’ data Prof Ara Darzi is a surgeon and director of the Institute of Global Health Innovation at...

Respiratory Illnesses: 13 Types of Lung Infections

https://www.medicinenet.com - Privacy & Trust Info Upper Respiratory Infection Versus Lower: What’s the Difference? The body's respiratory system includes the nose, sinuses, mouth, throat (pharynx), voice box (larynx), windpipe (trachea), and lungs. Upper respiratory infections affect...

Babies with brain tumors could benefit from targeted treatment

by Institute of Cancer Research Infant high-grade glioma. Credit: David Ellison, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Brain cancer in infants is biologically distinct from other childhood brain tumours and could be successfully treated with targeted drugs, a...

Understanding how protein tau moves between neurons yields insight into treatments for neurodegenerative diseases

by Sonia Fernandez, University of California - Santa Barbara In the fight against neurodegenerative diseases such as frontotemporal dementia, Alzheimer's and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, the tau protein is a major culprit. Found abundantly in our brain...

Age is not the only risk for severe coronavirus disease

By LAURAN NEERGAARD-  Japan Today FILE - In this Wednesday, March 25, 2020 file photo, medical personnel are silhouetted against the back of a tent before the start of coronavirus testing in the parking lot...

Experts warn of health care collapse in Japan if virus keeps spreading

A man takes a photo with his mobile phone at Tokyo's famous Shibuya scramble crossing on Wednesday afternoon. Photo: REUTERS/Issei Kato TOKYO A Japanese government panel of experts on Wednesday warned of a health care system...