Incidence of arterial and venous thromboembolism and death in COVID-19 patients

Study: Venous or arterial thrombosis and deaths among COVID-19 cases: a European network cohort study. Image Credit: MattLphotography/Shutterstock

In a recent study published in Infectious Diseasesresearchers estimated the incidence of arterial or venous thrombosis in patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Study: Venous or arterial thrombosis and deaths among COVID-19 cases: a European network cohort study. Image Credit: MattLphotography/Shutterstock Background COVID-19 could cause arterial/venous thromboembolism due to inflammation, activation of platelets, endothelial dysfunction, … Read more

COVID-19 mortality strongly predicted by autoimmunity to type I interferons and advancing age

Study: The risk of COVID-19 death is much greater and age-dependent with type I IFN autoantibodies. Image Credit: NIAID

In a recent study published in the journal PNAS, researchers estimated the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection fatality rate (IFR) and relative risk of death (RRD) among subjects across ages. Study participants were either carriers of autoantibodies (auto-Abs) which neutralized low concentrations (100 pg/mL), or high concentrations (10 ng/mL) of type I … Read more

How does diet affect COVID-19?

Study: Do Diet and Dietary Supplements Mitigate Clinical Outcomes in COVID-19? Image Credit: New Africa / Shutterstock.com

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory disease with a strong inflammatory component known as the cytokine storm that often occurs in individuals with severe disease. While many researchers are currently investigating treatments to prevent the cytokine storm, variations in diet can also significantly alter the risk of inflammation. In a recent Nutrients study, … Read more

Evaluating efficacy of SARS-CoV-2 antivirals in a mouse model

Study: A SCID mouse model to evaluate the efficacy of antivirals against SARS-CoV-2 infection. Image Credit: Kateryna Kon / Shutterstock

In a recent study posted to the bioRxiv* pre-print server, researchers from Belgium evaluated the efficacy of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) antiviral drugs in a severe combined immunodeficient (SCID) mouse model. Study: A SCID mouse model to evaluate the efficacy of antivirals against SARS-CoV-2 infection. Image Credit: Kateryna Kon/Shutterstock Background Due to … Read more

I’ve got COVID-19 symptoms, but a negative RAT, so how do I know if I’m testing properly?

Generic pic of rapid antigen test for COVID

Rapid antigen tests (RATs), have found their way into homes across the country, allowing us to test for COVID-19, with the results available minutes later. They’re easy to use and help expand the capacity of labs that process PCR tests, especially when they’re under pressure to produce results quickly. While RATs are recognized to be … Read more

Study explores lipid nanoparticles against SARS-CoV-2

Study: Delivery of Circular mRNA via Degradable Lipid Nanoparticles against SARS-CoV-2 Delta Variant. Image Credit: Crevis/Shutterstock

In a recent study posted to the bioRxiv* preprint server, researchers assessed the efficiency of lipid nanoparticles against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Study: Delivery of Circular mRNA via Degradable Lipid Nanoparticles against SARS-CoV-2 Delta Variant. Image Credit: Crevis/Shutterstock Messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) vaccines have played an instrumental role in curbing coronavirus disease … Read more

Flu symptoms: Experts warn Aussies are in for a ‘severe’ flu season as cases spike

Flu symptoms: Experts warn Aussies are in for a 'severe' flu season as cases spike

As Australians brace for colder months, experts are warning this flu season could be one of the worst we’ve seen due to a combination of risk factors. Watch experts explain in the video above University of South Australia epidemiologist Professor Adrian Esterman told 7NEWS.com.au the upcoming flu season could be “severe”. “Numbers (for the flu) … Read more

Evaluating SARS-CoV-2 infection risk in indoor environments

Study: Transmissibility of coronavirus and its variants from infected subjects in indoor environments. Image Credit: Elizaveta Galitckaia / Shutterstock

In a recent study under review at the Scientific Reports journal and posted to the Research Square* preprint server, researchers evaluated severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection risk for indoor scenarios. Study: Transmissibility of coronavirus and its variants from infected subjects in indoor environments. Image Credit: Elizaveta Galitckaia / Shutterstock Background Apart from … Read more

Super Flu Melbourne symptoms: ‘Flurona’ is circulating in Australia – but how can you tell the difference from COVID-19?

Super Flu Melbourne symptoms: 'Flurona' is circulating in Australia - but how can you tell the difference from COVID-19?

A leading doctor is urging Australians to be vigilant for so-called “flurona” infections – as she dispels some common misconceptions. Flurona made headlines earlier this month when a Victorian woman died after being diagnosed with both COVID and the flu. Watch more on this story in the video above Experts say there’s a heightened possibility … Read more

The answer to stopping the coronavirus may be up the nose

The answer to stopping the coronavirus may be up the nose

Tea Covid-19 vaccines authorized for use today were developed at unprecedented speed and surpassed expectations in how well they worked. The billions of people who are protected by them have avoided severe symptoms, hospitalization and deaths. These vaccines are a scientific success beyond measure. And yet they could be even better. The enemy has evolved, … Read more