Oncology & Cancer

Sexuality in the consulting room embarrasses oncologists

Cancer treatments often have an impact on a person's sexual health. But doctors and nurses do not discuss topics such as sexuality and intimacy with patients as a matter of course. This was discovered by Esmée Krouwel, a ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

IgA antibodies seem to protect unvaccinated against COVID-19

Despite daily contact with COVID-19 patients early in the pandemic, some health professionals avoided falling ill. As a University of Gothenburg study shows, the explanation appears to be an antidote in the immune system: ...

Medical research

Mucus and mucins may become the medicine of the future

Many people instinctively associate mucus with something disgusting, but in fact, it has incredibly many valuable functions for our health. It keeps track of our important intestinal flora and feeds the bacteria. It covers ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Another COVID-19 symptom joins the list: mouth rash

(HealthDay)—While rashes on the skin have long been tied to COVID-19, doctors in Spain report that rashes on the inside of the mouth are also occurring in some cases.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Tobacco smoking increases lung entry points for COVID-19 virus

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, the University of South Carolina and other institutions have identified tobacco smoking as a potential risk factor for infection of the COVID-19 virus.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

I've been diagnosed with COVID-19. What should I expect?

As doctors and care providers work to reduce the spread of the new coronavirus and COVID-19, the disease it causes, people are trying to understand what to do if they receive a COVID-19 diagnosis. Lisa Maragakis, senior director ...

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