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What we know: First human case of H10N3 bird flu
by Paul Ricard - June 3, 2021 - 8:38pm
China revealed the first human case of H10N3 bird flu on Tuesday, an announcement that has so far raised no alarm among world health authorities. Here is what we know.
Ibuprofen does not worsen COVID-19 symptoms — study
by Paul Ricard - May 8, 2021 - 9:18am
Taking anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen does not increase the risk of developing a severe form of COVID-19 or of dying from it, according to a new study, the largest so far on this class of medicines.
Contagious and concerning: What we know about COVID-19 variants
by Paul Ricard - May 1, 2021 - 10:00am
Fast-spreading coronavirus variants have ignited global concern over whether existing vaccines will be able to protect the world from a virus that is constantly mutating.
Clot questions over AstraZeneca and J&J vaccine
by Paul Ricard - April 14, 2021 - 7:18am
The AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines have come under suspicion of causing very rare but serious blood clots in a handful of cases among the millions vaccinated in the drive to bring the pandemic under...
Questions about AstraZeneca jab linger
by Paul Ricard - April 5, 2021 - 7:17am
Persistent questions on whether rare but serious blood clots among those getting the AstraZeneca jab against Covid-19 are more frequent than in the general population, and what causes them if they are, have continued...
Why have some countries paused the AstraZeneca jab?
by Paul Ricard - March 17, 2021 - 7:48am
Germany, Italy, France and at several other nations say they need time to determine whether the vaccine is in any way responsible for very rare incidents of unusual blood events. 
COVID-19 vaccines, side effects: What we know so far
by Paul Ricard - December 14, 2020 - 12:38pm
The distribution of the first vaccines for the coronavirus has raised hopes that the end of the pandemic may be in sight, but it has also sparked some concern about side effects. 
Mystery still shrouds COVID-19 origin
by Paul Ricard - December 1, 2020 - 2:41pm
While many scientists are racing to find vaccines to tame the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, other researchers are probing the past, trying to unravel one of the greatest mysteries of the virus: exactly where...
After year-long sprint, COVID-19 vaccines finally at hand
by Paul Ricard - November 26, 2020 - 12:05pm
Health authorities could give a green light for emergency use within weeks, which would mark the most rapid vaccine development for a pandemic in history — but many questions remain
How opening a window could help you avoid COVID-19
by Paul Ricard - October 9, 2020 - 10:27am
While billions are being spent on the search for a COVID-19 vaccine and treatment, experts say there may be something you can do to help avoid the virus that costs nothing: open the window.
Do masks help boost COVID-19 immunity?
by Paul Ricard - September 26, 2020 - 12:20pm
Could the mask -- already seen by many scientists as the most effective shield against Covid-19 -- have yet another benefit? Some researchers now believe that they expose wearers to smaller, less harmful doses of...
Progress, hope in treatment of severe COVID-19 cases
by Paul Ricard - September 9, 2020 - 8:02am
Doctors are now able to treat severe cases of the coronavirus much better than when the pandemic began, which could save many lives, experts in France and the United States said.
What we know about the 'devious' coronavirus
by Paul Ricard - April 21, 2020 - 8:36am
Will the novel coronavirus leave you short of breath or make you lose your sense of smell? And if you have had it once, can you be confident you are immune? So far, the research on COVID-19 has raised as many questions...
Antibody tests key to ending COVID-19 lockdowns
by Paul Ricard - April 3, 2020 - 5:01pm
It's the key that opens to door from total lockdown: serologic testing, which will show definitively who has contracted COVID-19 and is in theory safe to return to work.
Coronavirus: new disease spreading in Asia revives SARS fears
by Paul Ricard - January 18, 2020 - 5:49pm
After Thailand detected its second case of a mysterious SARS-linked virus this week following confirmed cases in China and Japan, here are a few key points about coronavirus.
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