Immunity to Covid-19 could be lost in months, UK study suggests

(Ian Sample/ The Guardian) — People who have recovered from Covid-19 may lose their immunity to the disease within months, according to research suggesting the virus could reinfect people year after year, like common colds. … Read More

FAQs: Can people without symptoms spread COVID-19 … and other questions
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(Craig Janes/ The Conversation) — As the coronavirus pandemic continues its spread, it has infected more than half a million people and killed tens of thousands on nearly every continent. With offices shut down, people staying at home and hospitals bracing for an influx of patients, many people are unsure of what’s safe and what’s not.  …

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Coronavirus survivors may carry ‘superhero’ antibodies and hope they can help others
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(Susan Ormiston/ CBC News) — Julie Thaler throws a homemade yellow cape stenciled with the words Survivor Corps over her shoulders before striding, nearly skipping, into the New York Blood Center.

Thaler, a kindergarten teacher from Westchester County, was part of the first nasty cluster of people infected with coronavirus in New   …

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Two metre physical distancing will last “months” in Quebec: Legault
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(Staff/ DH News) — Quebec Premier François Legault is asking citizens to get used to physical distance measures because he says the guidelines will be in place for “months.”

As part of his daily COVID-19 briefings, the premier said physical distancing is part of the “new culture.” He’s urging Quebecers to “visualize” the measures going  …

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Managing endometriosis during the coronavirus crisis: FAQs
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(Beth Levine/ Everyday Health) — Endometriosis is a challenging chronic condition even in the best of times. The coronavirus pandemic increases the concerns. Karli Goldstein, MD, gynecologic surgeon with the Seckin Endometriosis Center in New York City, spoke with Everyday Health to answer some of the most common, most urgent questions  …

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How to care for a person with COVID-19 at home – Advice for caregivers
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(Government of Canada) — If you are caring for a person who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, follow this advice to protect yourself and others in the home, as well as those in your community.

Limit contact

Only one healthy person should provide care. Do not share personal items with the ill person, such as toothbrushes, towels, bed linen,  … Continue reading
How COVID silent spreaders may be infecting others
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(Kathleen Doheny/ WedMD) — We’ve been told to avoid people who are obviously sick, coughing, and sneezing to prevent us from getting the new coronavirus.

But up to 25% of people infected may never have symptoms. And in others, their symptoms may not show up until 48 hours after being infected, according to new evidence. Yet researchers  …

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Coronavirus is not the flu. It’s worse
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(Madeline Marshall/ Vox) — COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, can look very similar to the flu. They have similar symptoms — a fever, cough, and the possibility of leading to pneumonia — and even spread the same way. So wanting to compare the two is natural and, frankly, understandable.

But COVID-19 is very different from  …

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Why the coronavirus pandemic is wrecking your sleep – and how to fix it
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(Ellen Scott/ MetroUK) —There’s a whole load of reasons you might be struggling with your sleep during the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting lockdown.

A lack of exposure to natural light, a lack of physical activity, stress, the general fear that the world is ending and everything is awful – all that and more plays a role, making it  …

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How to get the care you need during a virtual doctor visit
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(Neha Pathak/ WebMD) — For many of us, our doctor’s appointments are being modified to “virtual visits,” whether that’s a video visit via webcam or a conversation on the phone. This might make sense to those of us who are a little nervous about going into a health care setting right now due to concern about exposure to COVID-19.

I know this  …

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