Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What triggers trigger finger?

Your hands are mechanical marvels, with pulleys—in the form of tendons—flexing and extending to open and close your fist, and straighten and bend your fingers. Each tendon is wrapped in a sheath that holds it in place.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Schrödinger's COVID: Infected without testing positive?

A few weeks back, my partner and I attended a wedding where, it turns out, love wasn't the only thing in the air. Within 36 hours, a dozen attendees reported positive COVID-19 tests—which means they may have been infected ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

COVID-19 damages placenta's immune response, study finds

If a woman contracts COVID-19 during her pregnancy, the infection, even if it's mild, damages the placenta's immune response to further infections, a UW Medicine-led study has found.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What parents should know about parechovirus in children, babies

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a health advisory, asking clinicians and public health departments to be on the lookout for infants with parechovirus infections. This follows reports of infections ...

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