Study Casts Doubt on Plasma as COVID Treatment

By Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, anecdotal reports suggested that infusing very sick patients with the blood plasma of people who’d survived the disease might help boost outcomes. But study findings released Nov. 24 in the New England Journal […]

Leaders Urge Caution as COVID Surges in Nursing Homes

Mark Parkinson, CEO, American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), Washington, D.C. Jessica Van Fleet-Green, MD, chief medical officer, Daiya Healthcare, Bellevue, WA. Terry Robertson, CEO, Josephine Caring Community, Stanwood, WA Adam Marles, president and CEO, LeadingAge Pennsylvania, Mechanicsburg. Katie Smith Sloan, president and CEO, LeadingAge, Washington, D.C. Gregory Johnson, MD, […]

My Coronavirus Update

My Coronavirus Update I dont even know what to say. This has been so insanely confusing. I will be getting more tests today just to make sure these are all negative but PLEASE BE SMART DURING THIS TIME STILL!!! False positives are a thing and so are false negatives. YOU CAN HAVE COVID WITH NO […]

1 in 3 Parents Say Holiday Gathering Worth COVID Risk: Poll

  It can be risky for kids to reunite with vulnerable relatives, especially if they attend in-person school or extracurricular activities, Clark said.   “With where we are at this moment in time, my advice would be find a substitute way to prioritize your children’s engagement with the family holiday traditions in […]

Bad Bunny Has Coronavirus. Fans Are Not Taking It Well

Reggaeton superstar Bad Bunny tested positive for COVID-19 Monday, after canceling his scheduled performance at the American Music Awards and throwing his fans into a frenzy.  The announcement came after the Puerto Rican singer won “favorite male Latin artist” and “favorite Latin Album” for YHLQMDLG at the AMAs Sunday.  The positive test was enough to […]

Jeremih Has Reportedly Left The ICU And Will Begin His Recovery Following A Coronavirus Scare

Getty Image For the past week, the music community has kept Jeremih in their prayers after his peers revealed the singer was “not doing good” after being diagnosed with COVID-19. The effects were so bad that the Chicago native was forced to check into a local hospital and was later placed in the intensive care […]

FDA Authorizes Arthritis Drug Combo for COVID-19

Nov. 19, 2020 — The FDA on Thursday granted emergency use authorization for the arthritis drug baricitinib to be used in combination with remdesivir to treat hospitalized adults and children with suspected or confirmed COVID-19. The combination is meant for patients who need supplemental oxygen or mechanical ventilation. Baricitinib plus remdesivir was shown […]

WHO Says No to Remdesivir as COVID-19 Treatment

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The antiviral drug remdesivir is not recommended for hospitalized COVID-19 patients because there’s no evidence that it reduces their need for ventilation or improves their chances of survival, a World Health Organization panel said Thursday. Remdesivir is regarded as a potential […]

Losing Your Hair Because of Pandemic Stress?

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Add stress-related hair loss to the many problems caused by the coronavirus pandemic. “I’ve had patients coming in recently with stress-related hair loss, who tell me they were so worried about dying earlier this year or even that they had COVID-19. […]