Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Five facts about Bell's palsy

No one's exactly sure what causes Bell's palsy, a condition that causes sudden facial weakness on one side of the face. But the symptoms are unmistakable. Once the weakness, or paralysis, sets in—usually on one side of ...

Medications

Pfizer sees high demand for COVID-19 pill as profits jump

Pfizer executives said Tuesday they are confident of strong demand for the company's COVID-19 antiviral treatment amid easing pandemic rules as the big drugmaker reported another round of strong earnings.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The vulnerable lack access to COVID treatments. Will it get worse?

There have never been more COVID-19 treatments available than right now. The U.S. government is distributing more than 1 million courses of monoclonal antibody and antiviral therapies to the states and federal agencies this ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The best medicine for COVID-19 is prevention

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, health care professionals have worked hard to develop treatments for patients, and they have learned to manage the risk of hospitalization and death from COVID-19.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What are viruses anyway, and why do they make us so sick?

You may sometimes have felt like you "have come down with a virus," meaning that you became sick from being exposed to something that could have been a virus. In fact, you have a virus—actually, many—all the time. Some ...

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