Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Scientists develop breath test that rapidly detects COVID-19 virus

Scientists at Washington University in St. Louis have developed a breath test that quickly identifies those who are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. The device requires only one or two breaths and provides results ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Trial success for liver disease breath test

Cambridge-based company Owlstone Medical, co-founded by alumnus Billy Boyle, has experienced trial success for its liver disease breath test, following a study involving patients from Addenbrooke's Hospital.


When chest pain isn't a heart attack

Aside from injuries, the second most common reason adults in the United States go to the emergency department is chest pain, accounting for more than 6.5 million visits annually. Despite the growing prevalence of cardiovascular ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Hugging a 'breathing' cushion to ease anxiety

Researchers have developed a huggable, cushion-like device that mechanically simulates breathing, and preliminary evidence suggests it could help reduce students' pre-test anxiety. Alice Haynes of the University of Bristol, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New symptoms, conditions may develop after positive test for SARS-CoV-2

(HealthDay)—The prevalence of certain symptoms and conditions is increased at 31 to 150 days following testing among individuals who test positive versus negative for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Getting back to sports after recovering from COVID-19

(HealthDay)—Folks who've had a tough case of COVID-19 shouldn't hit the gym for basketball or an aerobics class without getting checked out by their doctor first, according to the American College for Sports Medicine.

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