Does Obesity Impair Brain Plasticity?

Fifteen million people suffer strokes worldwide each year. Obesity plays a role in many of those. Brain plasticity, or the brain’s ability to create new neural pathways, is critical to stroke recovery. But does obesity both increase stroke risk and impair the brain’s ability to recover from stroke?

Newly Identified Antibody May Be Powerful Weapon Against COVID-19 Coronavirus

A newly identified monoclonal antibody may be the key to developing a safe and highly effective treatment for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Monoclonal antibodies were once thought to be the “magic bullet” in treating disease. Now, they might be a powerful weapon against a dangerous pathogen.

A Model For Measuring Impact Of Social Distancing On COVID-19 In States As They Reopen

Some US states are planning to reopen their economies after 6 or more weeks of being shut down. Some fear COVID-19 will return if this happens. A new online model may help them predict how social distancing will impact the spread of the virus during reopening.

COVID-19 Coronovirus Fears Lead To Increase In Poison Reports

People are terrified that COVID-19 coronavirus is lurking on every surface they touch. As a result, they’re pouring gallons of hand sanitizer on themselves and using often toxic cleaning and sanitizing products on every surface around them. The result? Poison reports are spiking.

Drug Shows Promise As Treatment For COVID-19 Coronavirus

A number of drugs have been held up as promising treatments for COVID-19 coronavirus. A few have already been put into use. The most well-known of these is Hydroxychloroquine. However, another drug, Remdesivir, is also showing strong results in clinical trials. Could this be the answer for treating COVID-19?

How To Strengthen Your Immune System Against COVID-19 Coronavirus

COVID-19 coronavirus seems like a horrible monster. But it is still a virus, even if it seems scary and horrible. The good news is that the human immune system is built to deal with viruses. Especially if you keep it strong and give it the weapons it needs. Here’s how.

Stanford Study Says COVID-19 Coronavirus Patients Often Have Secondary Respiratory Illness

We know that people with certain comorbidities like diabetes, cancer and heart disease, as well as older people, are at higher risk of dying from COVID-19. It wasn’t believed, however, that those with COVID-19 might also have other respiratory illnesses like influenza, rhinovirus or adenovirus. New research indicates differently.