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When can you be around others? CDC updates coronavirus guidance

People who have been sick with coronavirus infections should stay away from other people until they’ve gone at least three days with no fever, have seen symptoms improve, and until it’s been 10 days since they first noticed symptoms, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in updated guidance. The CDC updated guidance…MORE

How many people have coronavirus? Sometimes, it’s just a guess

How many people have coronavirus? Sometimes, it’s just a guess

The young man admitted to the Newton-Wellesley hospital was clearly very ill — so ill that he needed the help of a ventilator to breathe. The doctors treating him were certain he was infected with the new coronavirus. It was mid-April — the height of the outbreak in the Boston area. The patient had trouble…MORE

Antibody tests for Covid-19 wrong up to half the time, CDC says

Antibody tests for Covid-19 wrong up to half the time, CDC says

Antibody tests used to determine if people have been infected in the past with Covid-19 might be wrong up to half the time, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in new guidance posted on its website. Antibody tests, often called serologic tests, look for evidence of an immune response to infection. “Antibodies…MORE

Vitamin D’s effect on Covid-19 maybe be exaggerated. Here’s what we know

Vitamin D’s effect on Covid-19 maybe be exaggerated. Here’s what we know

Is your inbox all a flutter over the latest Covid-19 miracle cure — vitamin D? Just like hydroxychloroquine, the antimalarial drug that US President Donald Trump championed, vitamin D is having its day in the sun on the internet and social media. And just like hydroxychloroquine, it’s leading some to ask, “What can it hurt…MORE

Picky eating linked to demanding parents who limit foods, study says

Picky eating linked to demanding parents who limit foods, study says

Frustrated with your child’s picky eating? If you’re trying to fix the problem by becoming the food police, you’re probably making your child’s habit of picky eating worse, according to a new study that followed more than 300 parent-and-child pairs for five years. Demanding that a child eat, or restricting food are associated with some…MORE

WHO temporarily pauses hydroxychloroquine study due to safety concerns

WHO temporarily pauses hydroxychloroquine study due to safety concerns

The World Health Organization has temporarily halted studying hydroxychloroquine as a potential Covid-19 treatment due to safety concerns, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said during a media briefing in Geneva on Monday. The decision was made after an observational study published Friday in the medical journal The Lancet described how seriously ill Covid-19 patients who…MORE