Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Simple safety measures reduce musical COVID-19 transmission

As the COVID-19 pandemic swept the globe in 2020, musicians around the world were desperate for the answers to two pressing questions: Can playing musical instruments transmit COVID-19? And if so, what can be done? 

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Carbon dioxide levels reflect COVID-19 risk

Tracking carbon dioxide levels indoors is an inexpensive and powerful way to monitor the risk of people getting COVID-19, according to new research from the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New research studies the impact of face masks on heart rate

Researchers at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital (UH Rainbow) published new findings today that wearing a face mask—either a cloth mask or a surgical mask—did not impair the ability of subjects ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Even people with lung disease should wear masks: Experts

(HealthDay)—People with chronic lung disease may worry about being able to breathe freely with face masks, but they should wear the coverings if possible, four leading medical groups say.

Medications

Could tiny blood clots make COVID-19 more lethal?

(HealthDay)—The COVID-19 coronavirus appears to promote blood clotting throughout the body, which might help explain why the germ is so much more deadly than other members of its viral family, experts say.

Neuroscience

How to 'jumpstart' rhythmic breathing at birth

The common expression, 'As easy as breathing,' is truly misleading. Breathing, as it is performed by higher vertebrates, is a complex biological function involving many types of neurons. It requires chemosensory neurons to ...

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