Category: Health

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Scientists warn coronavirus can spread through ‘aerosolized feces’

Scientists have warned people that COVID-19 can spread through the shreds of human feces that escape the toilet bowl during a flush, the matter that they call...

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Do not wear masks if you are not sick or not around a coronavirus patient: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) on March 31 reiterated its advice to people to not wear face masks if they were either not infected by the coronavirus or not caring...

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A test that takes 5 minutes to tell if someone has coronavirus

A US-based lab has unveiled a portable test that can tell if someone has Covid-19 in as little as five minutes, it said in a statement on Friday. Abbott Laboratories...

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US could become next coronavirus epicentre, WHO says

Story by Reuters The World Health Organisation said that the United States could become the global epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic, which finally forced reluctant...

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Trump says unproven coronavirus drugs could be ‘gift from God’

US President Donald Trump on March 23 said antimalarial drugs that are under investigation to treat the new coronavirus could be a “gift from God” despite scientists...

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Favipiravir effective in making coronavirus patients recover, says China

Story by AFP Influenza drug Avigan or Favipiravir has been effective, with no noticeable side-effects, in helping coronavirus patients recover, China’s ministry of...

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People with blood group ‘A’ are more vulnerable to coronavirus: scientists

Chinese researchers took blood samples from more than 2,100 patients infected with the novel coronavirus in Wuhan and Shenzhen — two Chinese cities most affected by...

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Coronavirus vaccine test opens with first doses

US researchers gave the first shot to the first person in a test of an experimental coronavirus vaccine — leading off a worldwide hunt for protection even as the...

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Gyms ‘high-risk’ locations for spreading coronavirus: expert

Gyms have been identified as “high risk” locations for catching coronavirus due to sweat and dampness heightening the spread of germs. Physician and...

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Coronavirus not the same as flu: experts

Story by AFP Aches and pains, sore throat, fever — although they may feel similar to those suffering from their symptoms, the novel coronavirus is not the same as the...