50% fewer COVID-19 patients died when treated with hydroxychloroquine

After repeated failures in previous research, a new study suggests hydroxychloroquine can improve survival odds for some coronavirus patients.  Hospitalized coronavirus patients given hydroxychloroquine were 50 percent less likely to die of the brutal infection than those who did not receive the drug in a Henry Ford Health System study of 2,541 people.  It comes … Read more 50% fewer COVID-19 patients died when treated with hydroxychloroquine

50% fewer COVID-19 patients died when treated with hydroxychloroquine

After repeated failures in previous research, a new study suggests hydroxychloroquine can improve survival odds for some coronavirus patients.  Hospitalized coronavirus patients given hydroxychloroquine were 50 percent less likely to die of the brutal infection than those who did not receive the drug in a Henry Ford Health System study of 2,541 people.  It comes … Read more 50% fewer COVID-19 patients died when treated with hydroxychloroquine

Coronavirus: Variant mutation lets it copy itself more efficiently

Senior health adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci has warned that a new mutation of coronavirus could spread easily across America.  It comes as infections soar across eight states, with more than 55,000 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday and 671 deaths, bringing the confirmed total to 2.74 million cases and 128,742 deaths.  A small change to a variant of the … Read more Coronavirus: Variant mutation lets it copy itself more efficiently

Scientists discover change to COVID-19 variant that lets it copy itself more efficiently

How a mutant coronavirus strain dominated the world: Scientists discover change to COVID-19 variant that lets it copy itself more efficiently – making it more infectious (but not more deadly) Researchers found the most dominant strain of the virus was a mutation of the original variant called G614 The G strain is not a deadlier … Read more Scientists discover change to COVID-19 variant that lets it copy itself more efficiently

Where NYC COVID-19 patients are treated may determine death risks

The odds that a New York City resident admitted to a hospital for COVID-19 will die vary wildly, depending on what hospital they go to, a New York Times investigation has revealed.  Hospital data obtained by the Times shows that mortality rates for COVID-19 patients are as low as 11 percent at private Manhattan hospitals, … Read more Where NYC COVID-19 patients are treated may determine death risks

Up to ONE-THIRD of all coronavirus antibody tests may come back as false negatives, study finds

Up to ONE-THIRD of all coronavirus antibody tests may come back as false negatives, study finds Researchers looked at 40 studies analyzing coronavirus antibody tests, which determine if someone has previously been infected Sensitivity rates, meaning the rate at which tests come back positive, ranged from 66% to 97.8% This means between 2.2% and more than … Read more Up to ONE-THIRD of all coronavirus antibody tests may come back as false negatives, study finds

Coronavirus patients are eight times more likely to suffer a stroke compared to flu patients

Coronavirus patients are EIGHT TIMES more likely to suffer a stroke than flu patients, study finds Of more than 1,900 patients either in the ER or hospitalized with coronavirus, 1.6% suffered an ischemic stroke One-third of COVID-19 patients who had strokes were severe cases who were on mechanical ventilation About 32% of coronavirus patients who … Read more Coronavirus patients are eight times more likely to suffer a stroke compared to flu patients

Coronavirus may be traveling along US interstates as people travel, projections show

Coronavirus has become a dire situation for states like Texas, Arizona and Florida – and the latest projections suggest it will only get worse over the next month.  Models created by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) PolicyLab and updated on Wednesday predict that cases will only continue to surge in these states, as well … Read more Coronavirus may be traveling along US interstates as people travel, projections show

Babies who have trouble sleeping are more likely to have mental health problems as adolescents

Babies who have trouble sleeping are more likely to have mental health problems as adolescents, a new study suggests. Children who frequently awoke in the middle of the night at 18 months old and 30 months old were more likely to suffer from psychosis at ages 11 and 12. Additionally, youngsters who had irregular sleep … Read more Babies who have trouble sleeping are more likely to have mental health problems as adolescents

Coronavirus likely killed 28% MORE Americans than were counted in official death toll, study says

The official coronavirus death toll in the US much lower than the actual number of fatalities, a new study suggests. Between March 1, 2020 and May 31, 2020, about 95,235 deaths were attributed to COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus.    Researchers from Yale School of Public Health found fatalities that occurred this year were … Read more Coronavirus likely killed 28% MORE Americans than were counted in official death toll, study says