We still don’t fully understand the label ‘asymptomatic’
Even if someone is infected by the novel coronavirus and remains asymptomatic — free of coughing, fever, fatigue and other common signs of infection, that doesn’t mean the coronavirus isn’t taking a toll. The virus can still be causing mild — although likely reversible — harm to their lungs.
A new paper in Nature Medicine, published June 18, documents the clinical patterns of asymptomatic infections. It finds that many of the people studied developed signs of minor lung inflammation — akin to walking pneumonia — while exhibiting no other symptoms of the coronavirus.
COVID-19 disrupting sleep, circadian health of patients
The Global Wellness Summit writes on how COVID-19 further “whacks” circadian rhythms — and the connection between light, health and immunity becomes more important.
Circadian lighting was a $400 million market in 2017, expected to jump to $4 billion by 2024, because we now have the technology, and more people will use it. People spend so much on their wellness; they need to spend a few more bucks on their bulbs.
Simple saliva test for coronavirus to be piloted in Britain
The British government is piloting a coronavirus saliva test that could become an alternative to the existing invasive, and sometimes painful, deep nasal and throat swab.
The new test only requires the individual to spit into a sample pot to be tested for current Covid-19 infection.
New York Chiropractic College’s effort to open early pays off
New York Chiropractic College will reopen part of its campus for hands-on clinical training next week.
About a quarter of the college’s 800-plus students will participate, beginning June 29 — staving off a potential crisis that could have jeopardized the future of the college. The college’s dining hall and library will be converted to training stations.
On Wednesday U.S. hits highest single day of new coronavirus cases with more than 45,500, breaking April record
The U.S. saw a record number of new coronavirus cases in a single day, with 45,557 diagnoses reported Wednesday, according to a tally by NBC News.
Wednesday’s cases top the previous highest daily count from April 26 — during the first peak of the pandemic in the U.S. — by more than 9,000 cases, according to NBC News’ tracking data. The World Health Organization reported its single-day record on Sunday, with more than 183,000 new cases worldwide.
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