Cardiology

Study examines aspirin and statin use among older Americans

An analysis published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society indicates that while adults aged 75 years and older do not benefit from taking aspirin to prevent cardiovascular disease, many do so on a regular basis. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Is there a connection between vitamin D deficiency and COVID-19?

Several recent studies have looked at the impact of vitamin D on COVID-19. One study of 489 people found that those who had a vitamin D deficiency were more likely to test positive for the virus that causes COVID-19 than ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Q&A: COVID-19 and gastrointestinal concerns

Dear Mayo Clinic: I've been hearing so much information about COVID-19 that I'm worried that every ache or pain may be related. I have been having stomachaches and then I began having diarrhea. I'm wondering if those are ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US lab unveils portable 5-minute COVID-19 test

A US-based lab has unveiled a portable test that can tell if someone has COVID-19 in as little as five minutes, it said in a statement Friday.

Vaccination

Q&A: A COVID-19 vaccine is coming—will it be safe?

In March, at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a consensus among health care providers and public health officials that a vaccine that provided complete immunity to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, ...

Medications

What medications are safe for cases of COVID-19?

There is plenty of information floating around the Internet about what medications may or may not be useful to treat symptoms of COVID-19. In this ever-evolving situation, it's important to stay updated with information from ...

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