Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 reinfection rate less than 1% for those with severe illness

A review of more than 9,000 U.S. patients with severe COVID-19 infection showed less than 1% contracted the illness again, with an average reinfection time of 3.5 months after an initial positive test. Those are the findings ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Good news: Mild COVID-19 induces lasting antibody protection

Months after recovering from mild cases of COVID-19, people still have immune cells in their body pumping out antibodies against the virus that causes COVID-19, according to a study from researchers at Washington University ...

Medications

Doctors' group says antibiotics can be taken for shorter periods

(HealthDay)—Millions of Americans have at some point in their lives gotten a long course of antibiotics to treat a bacterial infection. But according to new recommendations from a major U.S. doctors' group, some of the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Perception of not returning to full health common after COVID-19

More than 60 percent of patients with COVID-19 feel that they have not returned to full health at a median 75 days after diagnosis, according to a study published online Jan. 8 in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

If you already had COVID, do you need the COVID vaccine?

More than 15 million Americans have been infected by the COVID-19 virus, and many may be questioning whether they need to receive one of the two coronavirus vaccines now on the verge of approval from U.S. regulators.

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