Get Healthy!

Results for search "Viruses".

23 Sep

Pregnant Women Who Get COVID Vaccine Pass Antibodies to Newborns

Expectant moms who receive mRNA Covid-19 vaccines pass antibodies to their newborns, researchers find.

Health News Results - 1155

24 Sep
DNA Sensor Can Spot When COVID Is Contagious

DNA Sensor Can Spot When COVID Is Contagious

A new DNA sensor can detect viruses and tell if they are infectious or not in minutes, a new study finds.

The sensor was developed by using DNA technology, and does not require the need to pretreat test samples. Researchers demonstrated this technique with the human ade...

23 Sep
Can Llama Antibodies Fight COVID in Humans? New Research Says They Might

Can Llama Antibodies Fight COVID in Humans? New Research Says They Might

The future of COVID-19 treatments might include a tiny antibody made by llamas.

British researchers credit a llama named Fifi with their finding.

The investigators said these llama nanobodies, which are also produced by camels, could eventually be produced in a lab...

22 Sep
Pregnant Women Who Get COVID Vaccine Pass Antibodies to Newborns

Pregnant Women Who Get COVID Vaccine Pass Antibodies to Newborns

One way to help protect newborns from COVID-19 is for women to get their COVID vaccine while pregnant.

A new study found that mothers-to-be who had either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine passed high levels of antibodies to their infants.

Researchers from t...

22 Sep
Antibodies to Early Strains of COVID May Not Fight New Variants: Study

Antibodies to Early Strains of COVID May Not Fight New Variants: Study

Antibodies from current COVID-19 vaccines don't bind well to the new variants of the virus, a study finds.

Researchers collected data from previously published papers about the sequence of antibodies produced by the vaccines. They focused on antibodies against the spike ...

21 Sep
Booster Dose of J&J COVID Vaccine Increases Immunity

Booster Dose of J&J COVID Vaccine Increases Immunity

Getting another shot of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine substantially increased its protection, the company announced Tuesday.

According to the results of a new clinical trial, two doses of the vaccine boosts immunity to 94% from the 74% offered by a single dose, ...

21 Sep
COVID Has Killed More Americans Than the Spanish Flu Did in 1918

COVID Has Killed More Americans Than the Spanish Flu Did in 1918

As the highly contagious Delta variant has swept across the United States, the country has reached a tragic milestone.

COVID-19 has now killed more Americans than the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic did, when roughly 675,000 people died.

It didn't have to be that way.

20 Sep
Delta Variant Now Fueling 99% of U.S. COVID Cases

Delta Variant Now Fueling 99% of U.S. COVID Cases

If a person is diagnosed with COVID-19 in the United States right now, it's almost certainly caused by the Delta variant.

The highly transmissible variant, which caused crippling surges in India and Britain this past spring and fueled case spikes in the United States thi...

20 Sep
Study Spots People at High Risk of Severe Breakthrough COVID

Study Spots People at High Risk of Severe Breakthrough COVID

A study of millions of people vaccinated against COVID-19 has identified those at greatest risk of hospitalization and death after breakthrough infection.

The most vulnerable are those who are immunosuppressed from chemotherapy, a recent bone marrow or solid organ tran...

17 Sep
FDA Panel OKs Pfizer Booster Shot for  People 65 or Older, But Not Younger

FDA Panel OKs Pfizer Booster Shot for  People 65 or Older, But Not Younger

An advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday recommended a third Pfizer-BioNTech COVID vaccine booster shot for all Americans aged 65 or older, as well as for those deemed to be at high risk for severe illness.

According to The New York Times<...

17 Sep
Long-Haul COVID in Kids Typically Ends Within 3 Months: Study

Long-Haul COVID in Kids Typically Ends Within 3 Months: Study

In kids and teens, symptoms of long COVID rarely last more than 12 weeks, a new international study reports.

The researchers also found that exposure to the highly contagious Delta variant did not result in more serious disease in children compared to earlier variants, a...

17 Sep
FDA Advisory Panel to Meet on COVID Booster Shots

FDA Advisory Panel to Meet on COVID Booster Shots

U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisors will meet Friday to consider whether it is safe and effective for Americans to receive a third "booster" dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

The FDA posted the materials it intends to use in the review on Wednesday. ...

17 Sep
Is Flu Ready for a Comeback? Get Your Shot

Is Flu Ready for a Comeback? Get Your Shot

Health officials are bracing for a viral double whammy this fall and winter.

"This year, we expect influenza and COVID-19 to circulate at the same time," said Dr. Jonathan Grein, director of hospital epidemiology at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles.

That's why Grein an...

16 Sep
Biden Administration Buys More Monoclonal Antibody Treatments to Ward Off Shortage

Biden Administration Buys More Monoclonal Antibody Treatments to Ward Off Shortage

As severe cases of COVID-19 rise and demand surges for monoclonal antibody treatments, the U.S. government is ordering more from two key suppliers.

Monoclonal antibodies, which are lab-engineered immune system proteins, can help trigger a healthy immune response against ...

16 Sep
How Effective Is Your Homemade Mask?

How Effective Is Your Homemade Mask?

If you're making your own face mask to protect against COVID-19, three layers of cotton towel fabric are best, researchers from India report.

That recommendation comes after testing how best to block cough droplets moving at different rates, from mild to severe.

"...

14 Sep
Your Diet Could Cut Your Odds for Severe COVID-19

Your Diet Could Cut Your Odds for Severe COVID-19

People who eat plenty of fruits and vegetables may have a somewhat lower risk of COVID-19 than those with unhealthy diets, a new study suggests.

Of more than 590,000 adults surveyed, researchers found that the quarter with the most plant-rich diets had a 9% lower risk of...

14 Sep
Israeli Data on COVID Boosters to Be Published This Week in Major Journal

Israeli Data on COVID Boosters to Be Published This Week in Major Journal

TUESDAY, Sept. 14, 2021 (HealthDay News) – New data out of Israel, to be published this week, could bolster the notion that a third booster shot of the COVID-19 vaccine significantly lowers a recipient's odds for severe illness.

The data is scheduled to be published in...

14 Sep
Britain OK's COVID Vaccine for Kids 12 and Older; Hopes to Avoid Lockdowns

Britain OK's COVID Vaccine for Kids 12 and Older; Hopes to Avoid Lockdowns

While in the United States preteens and teens aged 12 to 15 have been eligible for COVID-19 vaccines since the spring, the vaccines are only now becoming available for that age group in the United Kingdom.

According to the Associated Press,on MondayBritain gave...

08 Sep
Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death Rises in People With HIV

Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death Rises in People With HIV

People with HIV have an increased risk of sudden cardiac death, a new study warns, especially if the virus isn't well-controlled.

Sudden cardiac death occurs when the heart unexpectedly stops beating, usually due to an abrupt electrical malfunction.

"People living ...

31 Aug
Monoclonal Antibody Treatments for COVID-19: An Expert Explains

Monoclonal Antibody Treatments for COVID-19: An Expert Explains

Monoclonal antibody infusions can help prevent severe COVID-19, but the best protection is to get vaccinated, experts say.

Antibodies are made by the immune system to fight infections.

"The problem is that our immune system takes two to three weeks to make good ant...

31 Aug
High Viral Load in Lungs Drives Fatal COVID-19: Study

High Viral Load in Lungs Drives Fatal COVID-19: Study

A high amount of coronavirus in the lungs is a major contributor to death in COVID-19 patients, new research shows.

The findings challenge previous theories that simultaneous infections such as pneumonia or an overreaction of the body's immune system are significant fact...

29 Aug
Your Young Child Is Sick: Is it COVID or RSV?

Your Young Child Is Sick: Is it COVID or RSV?

A common bug called respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) circulating among American kids during what's normally its off-season may cause concern if parents don't know how to tell it apart from COVID-19, experts say.

Getting RSV during the summer is unusual, but the U.S. Cen...

27 Aug
Could a Long-Used Cholesterol Drug Fight Severe COVID-19?

Could a Long-Used Cholesterol Drug Fight Severe COVID-19?

A drug that lowers cholesterol might help save hospitalized patients with COVID-19, a new, small Israeli study suggests.

Researchers at Hebrew University of Jerusalem noted that COVID causes a big buildup of cholesterol, which results in inflammation in cells.

In l...

27 Aug
When Is a Person With COVID-19 Most Infectious?

When Is a Person With COVID-19 Most Infectious?

New research delivers an answer to a burning question: When are COVID-19 patients most infectious?

The answer? Two days before and three days after they develop symptoms.

The findings highlight the importance of rapid testing and quarantine if someone is feeling si...

25 Aug
Large-Scale Pandemics Aren't as Rare as You Think: Study

Large-Scale Pandemics Aren't as Rare as You Think: Study

Major pandemics aren't all that rare and they're likely to occur more often in the future, a new study claims.

"The most important takeaway is that large pandemics like COVID-19 and the Spanish flu are relatively likely," study co-author William Pan said in a news releas...

23 Aug
Study Gives Hope for 'Dream' Vaccine Against All COVID Variants

Study Gives Hope for 'Dream' Vaccine Against All COVID Variants

A multi-purpose vaccine that would protect humans against any future COVID-19 variants could one day be possible, a new study suggests.

The key to it all lies in a coronavirus scare that happened nearly two decades ago.

People previously infected with SARS -- the o...

23 Aug
Longer, Worse COVID Leaves Stronger Antibodies: Study

Longer, Worse COVID Leaves Stronger Antibodies: Study

Survivors of severe or long COVID-19 could have greater antibody protection against future infection than those whose illness was shorter or milder, new research suggests.

For the study, a Rutgers University team followed 548 health care workers and 283 other workers fro...

20 Aug
No Lasting Lung Damage After Full Recovery From COVID-19

No Lasting Lung Damage After Full Recovery From COVID-19

If you suffered a bout of COVID-19 and your lungs took a beating, new research has reassuring news: You will likely be spared long-term respiratory damage.

Scientists looked at COVID-19 survivors who had asymptomatic, moderate or severe COVID-19 infections and also under...

19 Aug
Even Delta Variant Can't Evade Vaccine-Linked Antibodies: Study

Even Delta Variant Can't Evade Vaccine-Linked Antibodies: Study

Antibodies generated by COVID-19 vaccines are effective against the Delta variant and other coronavirus variants of concern, new research shows.

The findings may help explain why m...

19 Aug
4 Out of 10 Parents Have No Plans to Get Child Vaccinated for School: Poll

4 Out of 10 Parents Have No Plans to Get Child Vaccinated for School: Poll

Almost 90% of U.S. parents plan to send their kids back to the classroom this fall, but fewer than 60% plan to get a COVID-19 vaccine for those who are old enough, a new poll reveals.

Anxiety is also high among many parents, who wonder just how safe in-person learning wi...

18 Aug
Texas Governor Has Breakthrough COVID Infection

Texas Governor Has Breakthrough COVID Infection

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has tested positive for COVID-19 but has not experienced any symptoms, his office announced Tuesday.

Abbott, who is fully vaccinated, is being treated with Regeneron's monoclonal antibodies in an effort to shorten the duration of the infection,...

17 Aug
Physics Shows Why 20 Seconds Is Right for Hand-Washing

Physics Shows Why 20 Seconds Is Right for Hand-Washing

Twenty seconds.

That's how long you need to wash your hands to remove germs, a new physics study confirms.

Typical hand-washing guidelines -- including those from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- advise scrubbing your hands for a minimum of 2...

17 Aug
RSV Respiratory Illnesses Rising for Babies, Experts Warn

RSV Respiratory Illnesses Rising for Babies, Experts Warn

While the resurgence of COVID-19 cases in the United States has been dominating the news, an old viral enemy has been making a quieter comeback.

In late spring, U.S. pediatric hospitals began reporting an unexpected rise in serious infections caused by respiratory syncyt...

16 Aug
COVID Vaccines Offer Good Protection for People Living With HIV

COVID Vaccines Offer Good Protection for People Living With HIV

COVID-19 vaccination triggers a strong immune response in people with HIV, meaning they're likely protected against the coronavirus, a new, small study shows.

"Previous research has suggested a suboptimal response to COVID-19 vaccines in people living with HIV; however, ...

13 Aug
Delta & Breakthrough Infections in the Vaccinated: Should You Worry?

Delta & Breakthrough Infections in the Vaccinated: Should You Worry?

Masks are making an unwanted comeback in many parts of the United States, after new data showing that fully vaccinated people with "breakthrough" coronavirus infections carry enough virus in their bodies to pose a potential risk to the unvaccinated.

But these breakthroug...

12 Aug
Moderna Vaccine May Shield More Against Breakthrough Infections Than Pfizer: Study

Moderna Vaccine May Shield More Against Breakthrough Infections Than Pfizer: Study

People fully vaccinated with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine appear to have a lower risk of a "breakthrough" infection caused by the Delta variant than those who received the Pfizer vaccine, a new, preliminary report suggests.

The researchers emphasized t...

11 Aug
Pfizer Shot May Help Fight COVID Variants in People Previously Infected

Pfizer Shot May Help Fight COVID Variants in People Previously Infected

A small, early study suggests that people who've already encountered SARS-CoV-2 may gain a big boost against COVID-19 if they get just one dose of the Pfizer vaccine -- and that protection may extend to new viral variants.

The study "supports the notion that vaccine effe...

09 Aug
The Delta Variant & the Vaccinated: One Expert's Take on the Data

The Delta Variant & the Vaccinated: One Expert's Take on the Data

News that the highly contagious Delta variant of COVID-19 can be picked up and spread by vaccinated folks has sparked confusion and concern, and an infectious disease expert wants to clarify.

These worries follow a recent U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention r...

09 Aug
COVID Antibodies Stable 7 Months After Infection: Study

COVID Antibodies Stable 7 Months After Infection: Study

Antibody levels remain stable or even rise seven months after infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, European researchers report.

The study from Spain also found that preexisting antibodies against coronaviruses that cause the common cold may also protect against COVID-19....

07 Aug
Keeping Classrooms Safe for Kids With Asthma, Allergies

Keeping Classrooms Safe for Kids With Asthma, Allergies

Parents of kids with asthma and allergies should prepare a plan to keep them safe as schools reopen, the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) says.

Along with guarding against COVID-19, it's important to protect against cold, flu and other viruses t...

06 Aug
At-Home Saliva Test Can Spot COVID Variants

At-Home Saliva Test Can Spot COVID Variants

Spit and scan. That's all you have to do, and in less than an hour, you can not only find out if you have COVID-19 but what variant you have, all without leaving your home.

This is the hope and promise of a new saliva-based COVID-19 test that is currently under developme...

06 Aug
One Dose of Pfizer Vaccine May Be Enough for Folks Who've Had COVID

One Dose of Pfizer Vaccine May Be Enough for Folks Who've Had COVID

I think I've had COVID-19 already, so do I really need two doses of vaccine?

It's a question millions of people around the world are asking, and now a small, new study finds that people who know they were infected with SARS-CoV-2 in the past may need only one shot of the...

05 Aug
Two-Thirds of Mild COVID Cases Leave Long-Term Symptoms

Two-Thirds of Mild COVID Cases Leave Long-Term Symptoms

A little more than two out of every three people who have mild or moderate cases of COVID-19 will go on to develop long-term symptoms.

That's the troubling takeaway from a University of Arizona Health Sciences' study launched in May 2020.

"This is a real wake-up ca...

05 Aug
Two PrEP Meds Work Equally Well; One Is Much Cheaper

Two PrEP Meds Work Equally Well; One Is Much Cheaper

The two HIV prevention drugs available in the United States are equally safe and effective, and the biggest difference between them is price, a new study contends.

However, a sizable minority of patients have switched from the older and cheaper "preexposure prophylaxis" ...

05 Aug
You Probably Won't Get COVID From Handling Cash: Study

You Probably Won't Get COVID From Handling Cash: Study

Go ahead, put your credit card away: Handling cash and coins isn't likely to give you COVID-19.

European researchers treated various coins and paper money with different concentrations of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID. A stainless steel surface was used as a co...

04 Aug
Wuhan Tests All Residents as Delta Variant Rages Where Pandemic Began

Wuhan Tests All Residents as Delta Variant Rages Where Pandemic Began

All 11 million residents of the city of Wuhan will be tested for COVID-19 after three locally transmitted cases were reported in the city on Monday, Chinese officials said Tuesday.

The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 was first detected in Wuhan in 2019.

"To ensure...

04 Aug
Is It COVID? Early Signs May Differ by Age, Gender

Is It COVID? Early Signs May Differ by Age, Gender

Exactly what symptoms of early COVID-19 infection you suffer may depend on both your age and gender, a new study finds.

"As part of our study, we have been able to identify that the profile of symptoms due to COVID-19 differs from one group to another. This suggests that...

02 Aug
Parents' Pot Smoking Means More Colds, Flu for Kids

Parents' Pot Smoking Means More Colds, Flu for Kids

Kids who are around people who use marijuana may be at risk for more colds and respiratory infections due to secondhand smoke, according to a new study.

In a survey of 1,500 parents and caregivers, those who regularly smoked or vaped marijuana reported more respiratory v...

02 Aug
Troubling Rise Seen in Both COVID, RSV Cases Among Children

Troubling Rise Seen in Both COVID, RSV Cases Among Children

A rise in cases of a common childhood disease called respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is unfolding just as coronavirus infections are increasing among children.

RSV is a highly contagious, flu-like illness that causes symptoms such as runny nose, coughing, sneezing and ...

28 Jul
Vitamin D May Lower Black Women's Odds for COVID-19

Vitamin D May Lower Black Women's Odds for COVID-19

Unlocking a clue to why Black women might be more susceptible to COVID-19, a new study shows that low levels of vitamin D may increase their risk of infection.

That doesn't mean that people should rely on vitamin D supplements to protect themselves against COVID-19, howe...

22 Jul
Pfizer Vaccine Offers 88% Protection Against Delta Variant, But 2 Doses Needed

Pfizer Vaccine Offers 88% Protection Against Delta Variant, But 2 Doses Needed

Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine provides surprisingly robust protection against the highly infectious Delta variant of COVID-19 -- but only if you've gotten both doses.

Fresh data out of England shows that two doses of the messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccine is 88% effective in pr...

Show All Health News Results