Health & Medicine

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    Young adults can face severe cases of COVID-19, too

    While risk of having a severe case of COVID-19 rises with age, younger adults are also landing in the hospital and ICU, new U.S. statistics show.

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    HIV drugs didn’t work as a coronavirus treatment in a clinical trial

    Antiviral HIV drugs “showed no benefit” when given to patients severely ill with COVID-19.

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    How parents and kids can stay safe and sane during the coronavirus pandemic

    Infectious disease experts weigh in on playdates, playgrounds and other parenting questions.

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  4. Multimammate rats
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    50 years ago, scientists were trying to get a grip on Lassa fever

    In 1970, scientists were on the trail of a deadly new virus. Fifty years later, a vaccine is just now being tested in people.

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  5. Pedestrians in Wuhan
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    People who didn’t know they had COVID-19 drove its spread in China

    A new study suggests that mild cases, in which people have no symptoms or don’t get sick enough to go to a doctor, are fueling the coronavirus pandemic.

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    Coronavirus is most contagious before and during the first week of symptoms

    As major efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic go into effect around the globe, researchers are figuring out just when patients are most contagious.

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    A trick from cancer cells helps rats accept transplanted limbs

    Rats that received microparticles that release a chemical signal to recruit immune cells tolerated hind limb transplants for more than 200 days.

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    Social distancing, not travel bans, is crucial to limiting coronavirus’ spread

    Everything from waving hello instead of shaking hands to cancelling large gatherings of people will help slow the spread of COVID-19.

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    Cruise ship outbreak helps pin down how deadly the new coronavirus is

    Infections and deaths on the Diamond Princess suggest that, in the real world, 0.5 percent of COVID-19 infections in China end in death.

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    What WHO calling the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic means

    The world’s top global health organization is asking countries to double down on efforts to both contain the virus and mitigate its impact.

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    Repurposed drugs may help scientists fight the new coronavirus

    Work on similar viruses is giving researchers clues on how to begin developing drugs against the new disease.

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    What you need to know about coronavirus testing in the U.S.

    Testing for the new coronavirus is still limited but could ramp up soon, thanks in part to tests developed by state laboratories and companies.

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