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Brain scans show a whole spectrum of COVID-19 abnormalities that we can not fully explain

Among the many serious symptoms of COVID-19, the strange neurological effects that many patients experience count as perhaps the most mysterious. A sudden loss of smell and taste was one of the first unusual symptoms reported by COVID-19 patients, but stroke, seizures and swelling of the brain (called encephalitis) have all been described. Some patients diagnosed with COVID-19 also experience …

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Aerosol transmission of Covid-19: A room, a bar and a classroom: how coronavirus spreads through the air | Community

Coronavirus spreads through the air, especially in indoor spaces. Although not as contagious as measles, researchers are now openly acknowledging the role that aerosol transmission plays – small infectious particles exhaled by an infected person who remain suspended in the air in an indoor environment. How does the transmission work? And more importantly, how can we stop it? These are …

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California will not rock amusement parks; India 8M cases; CVS

CLOSE Infection of young, healthy people with COVID-19 is an important but controversial part of the creation of a viable vaccine. Wochit India surpassed 8 million cases of coronavirus on Thursday and moved closer to surpassing the United States for most infections in the world. While daily infections have dropped to their lowest level this week, health experts are worried …

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COVID-19 deaths could be higher than Florida data shows, the CDC says

TAMPA (WFLA) – There are new concerns that more people in Florida could die from the pandemic than we thought. According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, our state’s official death toll could be extinguished by thousands. Researchers do not say that Florida is deceiving, but what constitutes coronavirus death? Right now, Florida reports …

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Diets high in sugar can damage the gut and increase the risk of colitis

Enlarged photos show colon sections from control mice (left), and mice fed a high-glucose diet for seven days (right). The protective mucus that separates the epithelial lining of the colon (bottom) from the fecal content (above) was thinner in mice given glucose. Credit: UT Southwestern Medical Center Mice fed high-sugar diets developed worse colitis, a type of inflammatory bowel disease …

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Nearly half a million OC residents have already had Coronavirus, Latinos hit hardest, UC Irvine survey showsVoice of OC

By Spencer Custodio | 9 hours ago Over 11% of Orange County residents have already had coronavirus, but it has hit the Latino community and working-class residents particularly hard, according to a study published by UC Irvine researchers today. Editor’s note: As Orange County’s only non-profit and non-partisan newsroom, Voice of OC brings you the best, most comprehensive local Coronavirus …

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UCSF Medical Center isolates over 40 hospital workers, patients, as it investigates source of COVID-19 infections

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) – UCSF Medical Center is trying to determine how COVID-19 recently spread to five people on one of its units, causing more than 40 additional staff and patients to be quarantined during the last week. “We have not yet determined the original source or the exact order of these infections,” the UCSF said in a statement. “However, …

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