Prior COVID-19 illness reduces risk of second infection for months, study finds

A U.K. study involving care home residents found that a prior COVID-19 infection reduces the risk of being infected by the virus again for several months. The study, which was…

Mild coronavirus infection leaves behind lasting antibody protection, research suggests

Even a mild case of coronavirus could leave people with lifelong protection against the virus, a new study suggests, with researchers calling previous reports that immunity was not long-lived following…

Brooke Shields feels ‘so lucky to be alive’ after harrowing leg injury, staph infection

Brooke Shields admitted she feels “lucky to be alive” after breaking her leg in January and undergoing multiple surgeries. The actress ended up getting seven metal rods and a plate…

Mucormycosis reported in India’s coronavirus patients: What to know about ‘black fungus’ infection

Doctors in India are reporting cases of mucormycosis or “black fungus,” a serious but rare fungal infection, in some of the country’s coronavirus patients. The infection is caused by a…

Erectile dysfunction linked to prior coronavirus infection in small study

Researchers say penile tissue samples collected from two men who had recovered from coronavirus months prior suggest that the impact of the illness may contribute to erectile dysfunction. The study,…

Low risk of coronavirus infection in babies born to moms who test positive

A new study is backing the guidance that babies born to mothers infected with coronavirus should not be separated after delivery. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet and the Public Health Agency…

Herpes infection possibly linked to COVID-19 vaccine, study says

Herpes infections may be a side effect of the COVID-19 vaccine, experts have revealed. Scientists in Israel identified six cases in a new study of patients developing a skin rash…

‘Patient 16’ recovers from COVID-19 infection during Defense Department study

A military spouse who was hospitalized due to COVID-19 was able to fight off the infection after taking part in a Defense Department study that involved a filter attached to a…

Pfizer, Moderna COVID-19 vaccines cut infection risk by 90%, CDC study finds

Coronavirus vaccines developed on an mRNA technology, like those from Pfizer and Moderna, are “highly effective,” in tamping down infections, including asymptomatic cases, according to findings posted Monday by the Centers for…

AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine shows 76% efficacy against symptomatic infection in updated data

AstraZeneca on Thursday published an updated analysis confirming that a Phase 3 trial involving its COVID-19 vaccine was safe and effective, and showed to be 76% effective against symptomatic COVID-19.…