• Prevalence of COVID-19 symptoms among high-risk children

    22 days ago - By ScienceDaily

    Children with weakened immune systems have not shown a higher risk of developing severe COVID-19 infection despite commonly displaying symptoms, a new study suggests.
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  • Q&A: Reduced efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines in transplant recipients

    Q&A: Reduced efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines in transplant recipients

    22 days ago - By Healio

    A study of COVID-19 vaccine responses among kidney transplant recipients in Israel suggested that they may remain at high risk for COVID-19 even after vaccination, according to results published in The American Journal of Transplantation.
    Researchers examined humoral responses in 136 kidney transplant recipients and 25 control patients who received both doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. All members of the control group developed a positive response in the spike proteins compared with only 37.5% of transplant recipients who had a positive serology test, researchers reported.
    “Based on
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  • Multivits, omega-3, probiotics & vit D achieves ‘modest' effects in warding off COVID-19: Study

    Multivits, omega-3, probiotics & vit D achieves ‘modest' effects in warding off COVID-19: Study

    22 days ago - By NutraIngredients-USA

    The consumption of multivitamins, omega-3, probiotics or vitamin D supplements may lessen the risk of testing positive for COVID-19 in women but not so for men, an observational study concludes.
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  • Interfering RNA nanoparticles could be a potential COVID-19 therapy

    22 days ago - By News Medical

    Study shows lipid nanoparticle-based siRNA is potent in suppressing severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 - the causative agent of coronavirus disease 2019 - in cells as well as in mice models.
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  • Cities face barriers to vaccinating people experiencing homelessness

    Cities face barriers to vaccinating people experiencing homelessness

    22 days ago - By Healio

    Study results have shown that individuals experiencing homelessness are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 and face heightened transmission risks in shelters.
    The CDC recommends several ways to communicate vaccination information effectively to people experiencing homelessness, including posting flyers at encampments, in shelters and on public transit, and advertising in advance of targeted vaccination events. The CDC also suggests recruiting “trusted communicators, such as people with lived experience of homelessness” and engaging them in the planning and implementation of the
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  • Physical Activity May Reduce Risk of Severe COVID-19 Outcomes

    23 days ago - By Healthy Aging

    People who regularly exercise had the best chance of beating COVID-19, while people who were inactive did much worse
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