Health

'Silent' COVID-19 More Widespread Than Thought

A new cruise ship study suggests that the number of people who are infected with the new coronavirus but have no symptoms may be much higher than believed.

Can celiac disease affect life expectancy?

Celiac disease (CD), triggered by the ingestion of gluten, occurs in people genetically predisposed to develop the chronic autoimmune condition. During the past few decades, doctors have learned much about how the disease develops, including genetic and other risk factors. However, results from studies on whether people...

Pandemic and Epidemic Collide in COVID-19

As the world’s attention remains focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, essential attention is turned away from other life-threatening epidemics, including opioid addiction. Prior to the COVID-19 crisis, opioid misuse and addiction had become rampant in the U.S. In the late 1990s, drug companies assured doctors that...

Are Stay-at-Home Orders Decimating Vitamin D Levels?

Recent scientific papers have highlighted the role vitamin D may be playing in the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in severe cases. Considering researchers have also shown that SARS-CoV-2 is rapidly inactivated by sunlight,1 areas that are banning people from parks and...

Aerosol Scientist: COVID-19 Is Likely Airborne

A scientist who studies aerosols says everything she reads about COVID-19 points to a pathogen that travels through the air.

Uncles, Aunts May Increase Child's Odds for Autism

A child with an uncle or aunt with autism appears to have a more than doubled risk of being diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder themselves, a new U.S. government-funded study reports.

COVID-19 Virus Found in Stool May be Infectious

A new study has shown that COVID-19 virus isolated from the stool of a sick patient can infect cells in a petri dish -- a step toward proving that this might be a new route of transmission for the infection with the coronavirus.

Regina King Is Stronger Than Ever

Regina King is at the top of her game, playing complex female characters and receiving accolades for her work.

Coronavirus Daily Digest: May 27, 2020

A roundup of the latest news about COVID-19

Medicare Recipients May Get Insulin at $35 Per Month

Beginning next year, people on some Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage Plans who need insulin will be able to access the lifesaving medication for just $35 a month, according to a new plan announced by the White House.