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COVID Preventive Medication

COVID Preventive Medication

COVID illnesses range from very mild to severe, including illness resulting in death. While COVID illness may be mild, serious illness can happen and may cause other medical conditions to become...

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Do we need a fourth dose of COVID vaccine?

Do we need a fourth dose of COVID vaccine?

Since the start of the COVID disease, the virus (SARS-CoV-2) has changed, creating new versions of itself (variants). Vaccines to prevent COVID were made using the structure of the first virus, not...

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Diabetes and long COVID

Diabetes and long COVID

In a new study, researchers from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs examined medical records for over 180,000 adults who had evidence of COVID infection and compared them with a similar large...

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HbA1c and COVID in the United States

HbA1c and COVID in the United States

Diabetes appears to be a risk factor for more sickness and death in patients with COVID. Several studies suggest a relationship between poor control of blood sugar and severity of COVID outcomes. A...

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Mental health problems after COVID

Mental health problems after COVID

We know that COVID has longer-term effects on mental health. For example, after COVID infection, about 10% of people experience persistent mental distress. This occurs in all different groups of...

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A pill for COVID

A pill for COVID

For people with COVID-19, we need a safe and effective oral treatment that can prevent more severe disease, shorten the time to recovery, and reduce the transmission rate. This would also help...

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Pregnancy and vaccination against COVID

Pregnancy and vaccination against COVID

Pregnant women are not at greater risk of catching COVID than women who are not pregnant. However, we know that if pregnant women are infected with COVID, then there is an increased chance that they...

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