Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

EU moves to bloc-wide recognition of antigen tests

EU envoys on Thursday struck preliminary agreement on having antigen tests for COVID-19 carried out in any member country recognised by all 27 countries in the bloc, diplomats told AFP.

Medications

Anti-COVID-19 nasal spray 'ready for use in humans'

A nasal spray that can provide effective protection against the COVID-19 virus has been developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham, using materials already cleared for use in humans.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Antigen tests: blunt but fast COVID weapon

Less precise but faster than other forms of COVID-19 diagnosis, antigen tests—such as the 150 million kits ordered by US President Donald Trump this week—are another weapon in the pandemic battle, experts say.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Trial to test nasal irrigations as COVID-19 treatment

Researchers from Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) are conducting a clinical trial to determine whether nasal saline irrigations can reduce viral shedding and symptoms in patients with COVID-19.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Sputum testing provides higher rate of COVID-19 detection

Early and accurate detection is critical for preventing the spread of COVID-19 and providing appropriate care for patients. Nasopharyngeal (NP) swabs, which require inserting a long shaft into the nasal cavity to collect ...

Health

The right way to breathe during the coronavirus pandemic

Inhale through your nose and exhale through your mouth. It's not just something you do in yoga class—breathing this way actually provides a powerful medical benefit that can help the body fight viral infections.

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