Africa: When Covid Becomes a Bad Cold - Experts Map the Future of SARS-CoV-2
[Daily Maverick] Scientists predict the virus will be with us for the long run, but probably as just another common cold. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus Will Resemble the Common Cold, Scientists Predict
Once immunity is widespread in adults, the virus rampaging across the world will come to resemble the common cold, scientists predict. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: your-feed-science Disease Rates Colds Immune System SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) Science (Journal) Source Type: news

Another common cold virus? Modeling SARS-CoV-2's progress through the ages
(Emory Health Sciences) What is the endgame for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that is causing worldwide devastation? If it becomes endemic -- circulating in the general population -- and most people are exposed in childhood, SARS-CoV-2 may join the ranks of mild cold-causing coronaviruses that currently circulate in humans, according to a model developed by Emory and Penn State scientists. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 12, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

mRNA Technology Gave Us the First COVID-19 Vaccines. It Could Also Upend the Drug Industry
“No!” The doctor snapped. “Look at me!” I had been staring her in the eyes, as she had ordered, but when a doctor on my other side began jabbing me with a needle, I started to turn my head. “Don’t look at it,” the first doctor said. I obeyed. This was in early August in New Orleans, where I had signed up to be a participant in the clinical trial for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. It was a blind study, which meant I was not supposed to know whether I had gotten the placebo or the real vaccine. I asked the doctor if I would really been able to tell by looking at the syringe. &...
Source: TIME: Health - January 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Walter Isaacson Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Magazine Source Type: news

mRNA Technology Gave Us the First COVID-19 Vaccines. It Could Also Upend the Drug Industry
“No!” The doctor snapped. “Look at me!” I had been staring her in the eyes, as she had ordered, but when a doctor on my other side began jabbing me with a needle, I started to turn my head. “Don’t look at it,” the first doctor said. I obeyed. This was in early August in New Orleans, where I had signed up to be a participant in the clinical trial for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. It was a blind study, which meant I was not supposed to know whether I had gotten the placebo or the real vaccine. I asked the doctor if I would really been able to tell by looking at the syringe. &...
Source: TIME: Science - January 11, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Walter Isaacson Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Magazine Source Type: news

Unravelling the mystery that makes viruses infectious
(University of York) Researchers have for the first time identified the way viruses like the poliovirus and the common cold virus 'package up' their genetic code, allowing them to infect cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 11, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

GPs in England see big drop in common cold and flu cases
Exclusive: coronavirus restrictions and increased uptake of flu vaccine is likely explanation, say expertsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageGPs in England have reported a big drop in cases of influenza, colds and other common infections – with cold rates now about a quarter of the five-year average, and flu at about a 20th of the usual level for this time of year.Social restrictions brought in to curb transmission of coronavirus combined with an increased uptake of flu vaccine is the most likely explanation, experts say.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 10, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Linda Geddes Tags: Coronavirus Flu Common cold World news Infectious diseases Medical research Society Science Health policy England UK news GPs Source Type: news

Unravelling the mystery that makes viruses infectious
(University of Leeds) Researchers have for the first time identified the way viruses like the poliovirus and the common cold virus 'package up' their genetic code, allowing them to infect cells. The findings, published today (Friday, 8 January) in the journal PLOS Pathogens by a team from the Universities of Leeds and York, open up the possibility that drugs or anti-viral agents can be developed that would stop such infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 8, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

COVID-19, cold, allergies and the flu: What are the differences?
If you have signs or symptoms of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), it's important that you contact your health care provider right away for medical advice. But?COVID-19, the common cold, seasonal allergies and the flu (influenza) cause many similar symptoms. So how can you tell if you have?COVID-19? What is COVID-19 (coronavirus), how does it spread, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 7, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

South Africa to get 1.5 million COVID-19 vaccines from India
The vaccine, developed with the University of Oxford, is made from a virus which is a weakened version of a common cold virus (adenovirus), that has been genetically changed so that it is impossible for it to grow in humans. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 7, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Coronavirus symptoms: Is it the flu, a common cold or COVID-19? How to tell the difference
CORONAVIRUS symptoms overlap with signs of the common cold and the flu, so how can you tell the difference between the three viruses? As the UK plunges into a bitterly cold winter, the risk of each one increases. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Oxford-AstraZeneca Vaccine Approval May Be the Most Globally Important Yet
The COVID-19 vaccine developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca wasn’t the first to be OK’d by regulators in the U.K.—health officials authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech jab nearly four weeks earlier. And it’s not the most effective—Stage 3 clinical trials suggest it prevents COVID-19 symptoms about 70% of the time vs. about 95% for the Pfizer vaccine and a similar one from Moderna (which is authorized in the U.S., but not the U.K.). But the greenlight from the British Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency on Wednesday could be a big step toward bringing the COVID-19 pande...
Source: TIME: Health - December 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michael Zennie Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Explainer overnight Source Type: news

Why Africa ’s COVID-19 Outbreak Hasn’t Been as Bad as Everyone Feared
When COVID-19 initially blazed through Asia, Europe and then the United States, global public health experts worried that it could be catastrophic for Africa, with its crowded cities, poorly funded health sector and lack of testing facilities. The U.N. Economic Commission for Africa in April predicted up to 300,000 deaths this year if the virus couldn’t be contained on the continent. Yet it was the U.S, with its superior health system, that hit that grim milestone first, and so far, Africa has been largely spared the worst of the devastation experienced by the rest of the world. As of Dec. 29, the Africa Centres for ...
Source: TIME: Health - December 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aryn Baker Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Londontime Source Type: news

DFW molecular diagnostic company rolls out four-in-one COVID test
An early pivot to focus much of its efforts on the COVID-19 has allowed GeneIQ to rapidly grow, as well as launch a number of efforts aimed at stopping the virus' spread. And its most recently, the company has rolled out a new test that can detect the flu, the common cold and COVID-19. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kevin Cummings Source Type: news

The Risks of Using Steroids for Respiratory Infections
Doctors often prescribe them for sore throats and the common cold, even though evidence of benefit is sorely lacking. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jane E. Brody Tags: Steroids Respiratory Diseases Colds Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Source Type: news

Scientists discover role of protein in detecting the common cold virus
(Nanyang Technological University) The role of a protein in detecting the common cold virus and kickstarting an immune response to fight infection has been uncovered by a team of scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and the National University of Singapore. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Compares To Moderna, Pfizer
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Healthwatch Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local AstraZeneca Coronavirus Coronavirus Vaccine Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

The long game: the race for a vaccine against all coronaviruses
There is hope that Covid-19 immunisation might soon be a reality, but some scientists are aiming for a broader solutionCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHopes have been raised worldwide this week that a Covid-19 vaccine is getting closer, after one version was shown to be 90% effective in reducing disease symptoms, but a handful of scientists are working on an ambitious plan for a different sort of vaccine.Their project, which is fraught with technical and financial challenges, is to find a vaccine that could protect against not just Covid, but other viruses in the same family that cause Sar...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Natalie Grover Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news Vaccines and immunisation Health Society Source Type: news

Common Cold Coronaviruses Tied to Less Severe COVID-19 Cases
Outcomes in COVID-19 patients may be better in those recently infected with endemic coronaviruses.  (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - November 11, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Common Cold Antibodies Yield Clues to COVID-19 Behavior Common Cold Antibodies Yield Clues to COVID-19 Behavior
Among people who were never infected with the new coronavirus, a few adults - and many children - may have antibodies that can neutralize the virus, researchers reported in Science.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - November 10, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

New Study Suggests Common Cold Antibodies Could Protect Against COVID-19
Preliminary data shows some people may have pre-existing antibodies that could help mitigate the impact of COVID-19. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pre-existing coronavirus antibodies could help protect children against new pandemic strain
Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute and University College London have found that some antibodies, created by the immune system during infection with common cold coronaviruses, can also target SARS-CoV-2 and may confer a degree of protection against the new viral strain. In response to infection with a virus, the immune system creates antibodies to help fight it. These antibodies remain in the blood for a period after infection, and in the case of re-infection, they are able to tackle the virus again. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - November 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Pre-existing coronavirus antibodies could help protect children against new pandemic strain
(The Francis Crick Institute) Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute and University College London have found that some antibodies, created by the immune system during infection with common cold coronaviruses, can also target SARS-CoV-2 and may confer a degree of protection against the new viral strain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 6, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Three signs you have the common cold and not COVID-19 - and how to treat your symptoms
AS WE prepare ourselves for winter cold and flu season, we are now faced with the resurgence of COVID-19. Defining the symptoms of a common cold and those of coronavirus can seem daunting, but Dr Sarah Jarvis has advice on how to differentiate between the two. There are three signs you have the common cold and not COVID-19. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus symptoms: how to tell if you have a common cold, flu or Covid
Fever, runny nose, headache? Lost your sense of taste or smell? Your guide to differentiating between the three illnessesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWith winter approaching, the UK is entering the traditional seasons for colds and flu, with the additional complication this year that symptoms of those two illnesses can be broadly similar to those experienced by people who have caught the coronavirus and may be at risk ofspreadingit.The NHS in England has producedonline Covid-19 advice and a guide to differentiate between the three types of illnesses, which health experts hope will make ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Martin Belam Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Biology Science World news Health & wellbeing Source Type: news

Carry On Coronavirus: why a vaccine trial has saucy potential | Tim Adams
Their counterparts in the Common Cold Unit found ways to flirt despite the social distancing measures they lived underThe news that the government is to fund “human challenge studies” into Covid-19, in which young, healthy volunteers will be infected with the safest possible dose and paid to be quarantined to test the efficacy of vaccines, was a reminder that this country has a unique history in such trials.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Tim Adams Tags: Coronavirus UK news Science Infectious diseases UK weather John Cooper Clarke Source Type: news

Coronavirus symptoms: how to tell if you have a common cold, flu or Covid
Fever, runny nose, headache? Lost your sense of taste or smell? Your guide to differentiating between the three illnessesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWith winter approaching, the UK is entering the traditional seasons for colds and flu, with the additional complication this year that symptoms of those two illnesses can be broadly similar to those experienced by people who have caught the coronavirus and may be at risk ofspreadingit.The NHS in England has producedonline Covid-19 advice and a guide to differentiate between the three types of illnesses, which health experts hope will make ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Martin Belam Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Biology Science World news Health & wellbeing Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Germany imposes lockdown on alpine region; Lombardy to bring in curfew
Bavarian region to enter lockdown on Tuesday;hospitals in Italian region brace for admissions rise;Philippines records 1,640 new infectionsLive coronavirus found on frozen food packaging in ChinaWales to go into national two-week ‘firebreak’ lockdownUK: Vaccine not available until spring, says chief scientific adviserSymptoms: how to tell if you have a common cold, flu or CovidSee all our coronavirus coverage10.19amBSTInSpain, the government of the northern region of Navarre has announced that a two-week lockdown will come into effect from Thursday in a bid to slow a massive surge in Covid-19 cases in the area....
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 20, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Archie Bland (now) and Alison Rourke (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Science Ireland Wales Trump administration Donald Trump Belgium World Health Organization Source Type: news

Covid reinfections 'to be expected' as virus spreads, say government scientists
Reports suggest timeframe between recovery and reinfection ‘relatively short’ for those who contracted virus twiceCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageGovernment science advisers have warned that reinfections with Covid-19 are “to be expected” as the virus spreads, based on what is known about people’s immunity to other coronaviruses that cause the common cold.Researchers on the Covid-19 Genomics UK Consortium said it was unclear at what point people who had recovered from the virus became vulnerable to reinfection, but citedemerging reports of second infections th...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 17, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Coronavirus Health Science Society Infectious diseases UK news Medical research Politics Microbiology Source Type: news

Coronavirus symptoms: how to tell if you have a common cold, flu or Covid
Fever, runny nose, headache? Lost your sense of taste or smell? Your guide to differentiating between the three illnessesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWith winter approaching, the UK is entering the traditional seasons for colds and flu, with the additional complication this year that symptoms of those two illnesses can be broadly similar to those experienced by people who have caught the coronavirus and may be at risk ofspreadingit.The NHS in England has producedonline Covid-19 advice and a guide to differentiate between the three types of illnesses, which health experts hope will make ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 14, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Martin Belam Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Biology Science World news Health & wellbeing Source Type: news

Non-Covid infectious disease cases down in England, data suggests
GPs have reported a substantial drop in the numbers they are seeing across the countryCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe social restrictions imposed upon our lives because of coronavirus have taken a toll on our emotions, finances, and our waistlines, but there may yet be a silver-lining: a reduction in cases of other infectious diseases. From the common cold to chickenpox, there has been a substantialdrop in the number of infections being reported to GPs, despite children returning to school – and that looks set to continue as winter approaches and lockdown restrictions tighten acr...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 9, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Linda Geddes Tags: Infectious diseases Coronavirus outbreak UK news Health GPs Source Type: news

Coronavirus symptoms: how to tell if you have a common cold, flu or Covid
Fever, runny nose, headache? Lost your sense of taste or smell? Your guide to differentiating between the three illnessesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWith winter approaching, the UK is entering the traditional seasons for colds and flu, with the additional complication this year that symptoms of those two illnesses can be broadly similar to those experienced by people who have caught the coronavirus and may be at risk ofspreadingit.The NHS in England has producedonline Covid-19 advice and a guide to differentiate between the three types of illnesses, which health experts hope will make ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 9, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Martin Belam Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Biology Science World news Health & wellbeing Source Type: news

Common Cold History Could Confer Some COVID-19 Protection Common Cold History Could Confer Some COVID-19 Protection
Although antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 might wane over time, researchers suggest memory B cell immunity could remain and ramp up quickly to prevent severe re-infections.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 6, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Previous infection with other types of coronaviruses may lessen severity of COVID-19
Being previously infected with a coronaviruses that cause the "common cold" may decrease the severity of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) infections, according to results of a new study. Led by researchers at Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine, the study also demonstrates that the immunity built up from previous non-SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infections does not prevent individuals from getting COVID-19. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - October 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Previous infection with other types of coronaviruses may lessen severity of COVID-19
(Boston Medical Center) Being previously infected with a coronaviruses that cause the 'common cold' may decrease the severity of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) infections, according to results of a new study. Led by researchers at Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine, the study also demonstrates that the immunity built up from previous non-SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infections does not prevent individuals from getting COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Benefit of the Common Cold? It May Prevent COVID
This could mean that anyone who's ever been infected by a common cold coronavirus -- nearly everyone -- may have some amount of immunity to COVID-19, according to infectious disease experts at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, N.Y. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An Upside to the Common Cold? It May Guard Against COVID
MONDAY, Oct. 5, 2020 -- The common cold can make you miserable, but it might also help protect you against COVID-19, a new study suggests. The researchers added that people who've had COVID-19 may be immune to it for a long time, possibly even the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 5, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Coronavirus symptoms: how to tell if you have a common cold, flu or Covid
Fever, runny nose, headache? Lost your sense of taste or smell? Your guide to differentiating between the three illnessesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWith winter approaching, the UK is entering the traditional seasons for colds and flu, with the additional complication this year that symptoms of those two illnesses can be broadly similar to those experienced by people who have caught the coronavirus and may be at risk ofspreadingit.The NHS in England has producedonline Covid-19 advice and a guide to differentiate between the three types of illnesses, which health experts hope will make ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 5, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Martin Belam Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Biology Science World news Health & wellbeing Source Type: news

Scientists study whether immune response wards off or worsens Covid
Research into antibodies could explain children ’s protection against disease, or why virus causes life-threatening effectsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBritish scientists have launched a major study aimed at uncovering the critical role that human antibodies and other immune defences play in the severity of Covid-19 cases.Results could support some scientists ’ belief thatantibodies triggered by common colds could be protecting children against the disease. Alternatively, the study could confirm other researchers ’ fears that some immune responses to the virus may trig...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 4, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Tags: Science Coronavirus outbreak UK news World news Medical research Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Selective and cross-reactive SARS-CoV-2 T cell epitopes in unexposed humans
Many unknowns exist about human immune responses to the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) virus. SARS-CoV-2–reactive CD4+ T cells have been reported in unexposed individuals, suggesting preexisting cross-reactive T cell memory in 20 to 50% of people. However, the source of those T cells has been speculative. Using human blood samples derived before the SARS-CoV-2 virus was discovered in 2019, we mapped 142 T cell epitopes across the SARS-CoV-2 genome to facilitate precise interrogation of the SARS-CoV-2–specific CD4+ T cell repertoire. We demonstrate a range of preexisting memory CD4+...
Source: ScienceNOW - September 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Mateus, J., Grifoni, A., Tarke, A., Sidney, J., Ramirez, S. I., Dan, J. M., Burger, Z. C., Rawlings, S. A., Smith, D. M., Phillips, E., Mallal, S., Lammers, M., Rubiro, P., Quiambao, L., Sutherland, A., Yu, E. D., da Silva Antunes, R., Greenbaum, J., Fraz Tags: Immunology, Microbiology r-articles Source Type: news

Can the common cold help fight SARS-CoV-2?
(Natural News) SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is markedly different from those responsible for the common cold. But a new study suggests that previous exposure to common cold coronaviruses may actually help train the immune system to recognize the novel coronavirus. The study, published in the journal Science, found that immune cells that recognize the coronaviruses responsible... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can the common cold help protect you from COVID-19?
(University of Rochester Medical Center) A new study in mBio provides the first evidence that the seasonal colds you've had in the past could protect you from COVID-19. The study, authored by infectious disease experts at the University of Rochester Medical Center, also suggests that immunity to COVID-19 is likely to last a long time - maybe even a lifetime. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 29, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nasal Spray Lowered Coronavirus Levels In Animal Study, Researchers Say
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Healthwatch Syndicated Local Coronavirus Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Coronavirus symptoms: how to tell if you have a common cold, flu or Covid
Fever, runny nose, headache? Lost your sense of taste or smell? Your guide to differentiating between the three illnessesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWith winter approaching, the UK is entering the traditional seasons for colds and flu, with the additional complication this year that symptoms of those two illnesses can be broadly similar to those experienced by people who have caught the coronavirus and may be at risk ofspreadingit.The NHS in England has produced a guide to differentiate between the three types of illnesses, which health experts hope will make it clearer to people wheth...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 28, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Martin Belam Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Biology Science World news Health & wellbeing Source Type: news

Benadryl Warning: FDA Investigates Reports Of Teen Injuries, Deaths Linked To TikTok Challenge
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston Benadryl CNN FDA TikTok Source Type: news

Could Zinc Help Fight COVID-19?
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23, 2020 -- Millions of Americans pop zinc supplements at the first sign of the common cold. Now, new research suggests the nutrient might play a role in COVID-19 outcomes, too. Researchers from Spain reporting at a European... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 23, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Roche launches new quantitative antibody test to measure SARS-CoV-2 antibodies, to support the evaluation of vaccines
Basel, 18 September 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced the launch of its Elecsys ® Anti-SARS-CoV-2 S antibody test for markets accepting the CE Mark. Roche has filed for Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Elecsys Anti-SARS-CoV-2 serology test can be used to quantitatively measure antibodies in people who have been exposed to the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and can play an important part in characterising a vaccine-induced immune response.1 Specifically, the test targets antibodies which are directed against the ...
Source: Roche Media News - September 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche launches new quantitative antibody test to measure SARS-CoV-2 antibodies, to support the evaluation of vaccines
Basel, 18 September 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced the launch of its Elecsys ® Anti-SARS-CoV-2 S antibody test for markets accepting the CE Mark. Roche has filed for Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Elecsys Anti-SARS-CoV-2 serology test can be used to quantitatively measure antibodies in people who have been exposed to the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and can play an important part in characterising a vaccine-induced immune response.1 Specifically, the test targets antibodies which are directed against the ...
Source: Roche Investor Update - September 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

COVID update: Are your symptoms caused by a cold or coronavirus? Signs of infection
COVID UK: Coronavirus symptoms include a high fever, a new cough, and loss of smell and taste. But there are a number of other signs that could be caused by a COVID-19 infection. As the winter flu season creeps closer, could your symptoms be caused by COVID or the common cold? Should you consider getting a free test? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children with a runny nose DON'T have Covid-19, expert warns
Professor Tim Spector, from King's College London, said that a runny nose, congestion and sneezing were a 'sure' sign a child was suffering from the common cold and not coronavirus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news