TUESDAY, July 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Breathing in smoke from wildfires may significantly increase the spread of COVID-19, researchers say. The warning, from a new study of links between smoke-caused air pollution and SARS-CoV-2 infections, comes as firefighters battle 80 large wildfires in the western United States. The largestContinue Reading

FRIDAY, July 16, 2021 (HealthDay News) — How long can some COVID symptoms linger? New research suggests that more than a quarter of adults who had COVID-19 in 2020 weren’t fully recovered six to eight months later. There’s growing evidence that COVID-19 can cause long-term physical and mental health problems.Continue Reading

MONDAY, July 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A flu shot might offer some protection against severe effects of COVID-19, a new study suggests. If you are infected with COVID-19, having had a flu shot makes it less likely you will suffer severe body-wide infection, blood clots, have a stroke orContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, July 7, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A quick daily “workout” for the breathing muscles may help people lower their blood pressure to a similar degree as exercise or even medication, a small study suggests. The technique is called inspiratory muscle strength training (IMST), and it involves using a deviceContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, July 7, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A quick daily “workout” for the breathing muscles may help people lower their blood pressure to a similar degree as exercise or even medication, a small study suggests. The technique is called inspiratory muscle strength training (IMST), and it involves using a deviceContinue Reading

FRIDAY, June 25, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Infectious disease expert Ravina Kullar’s husband has a cold. So does her sister-in-law. Meanwhile, the Cleveland Clinic’s waiting rooms are becoming much more frequented by folks with coughs, sneezes and sniffles, said family medicine physician Dr. Neha Vyas. These folks are part ofContinue Reading