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Brown fat can burn energy in an unexpected way

When we are exposed to sufficient cold or exercise, small clusters of brown fat cells in our bodies begin to burn up energy. Since 2009, when researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center and other institutions discovered that this ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Wearing a face mask in shared public spaces could protect vulnerable people against coronavirus

Wearing a face-mask while out-and-about on public transport, in shops and in crowded places could help protect vulnerable people from COVID-19—according to a new systematic review from the University of East Anglia.

COVID-19 outbreak

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is the infectious disease caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)

A pneumonia of unknown cause detected in Wuhan, China was first reported to the World Health Organization Country Office in China on 31 December 2019 and recognised as a pandemic on 11 March 2020.

Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed COVID-19 cases.

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Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation might aid in severe COVID-19

(HealthDay)—Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support might improve clinical outcomes in severe cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) that cannot be adequately managed with mechanical ventilation alone, ...

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Surgical masks good for most COVID-19 treatment

The N95 respirator masks should be preserved for health-care workers involved in inserting breathing tubes for patients with COVID-19. More common medical masks are fine for all other COVID-19 treatment, says preliminary ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

With coronavirus a threat, stop wearing contact lenses

(HealthDay)—Even if you're already wearing a face mask to cover your mouth and nose, taking steps to protect your eyes might also help guard against coronavirus infection, eye health experts say.

Psychology & Psychiatry

College students feeling the strain of coronavirus

(HealthDay)—The lives of college students have been turned upside down due to the coronavirus pandemic, so an expert offers some advice to help them cope with the situation.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Simple, low-cost ventilator builds on available resuscitation bags

A simple, low-cost ventilator based on the resuscitation bags carried in ambulances—and widely available in hospitals—has been designed by an international team of university researchers. The device, which is powered ...