Category Archives: Covid-19

COVID-19 and the heart: What do we know so far?

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, affects various organs and systems in the body, including the cardiovascular system. What do we currently know about its impact on the heart? This feature looks at the latest research and reveals what cardiologists have observed in the hospital setting. SARS-CoV-2 has exhibited the ability to impact more than […]

The Rigveda. A Guide

Read Online: Book Description: The Rigveda is a monumental text in both world religion and world literature, yet outside a small band of specialists it is little known. Composed in the latter half of the second millennium BCE, it stands as the foundational text of what would later be called Hinduism. The text consists of […]

FIGHT BACK: Beat the Coronavirus

Read Online: Book Description: FIGHT BACK: Beat the Coronavirus separates fact from hype and offers practical, proven strategies and hope for conquering the COVID-19 pandemic. World renowned physician and author Dr. Chauncey Crandall outlines the latest health information on how to protect yourself, family, friends and community from Coronavirus, how to stop the spread of infection, […]

Some COVID-19 patients have a higher risk of bleeding

Excessive blood clotting is a recognized feature of severe COVID-19. But a new study suggests that some hospitalized patients may also be vulnerable to bleeding, which is associated with an increased risk of death. After an injury, clotting prevents dangerous loss of blood. Blood clots, or “thrombi,” can also block blood vessels, however, with potentially […]

COVID-19: Why are Asian and Black patients at greater risk?

Even after accounting for other known risk factors, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, a study found that Black and Asian patients hospitalized with COVID-19 were more likely to need mechanical ventilation and more likely to die than white patients. Previous research suggests that people from Black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds are […]

COVID-19 and the brain: What do we know so far?

How does SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, affect the human brain? Recent studies have given us clues, shedding light on why COVID-19 can be so severe for some people and why the symptoms can last a long time. There is a long history of similar viruses affecting the brain, researchers have pointed out, so […]

How does fake news of 5G and COVID-19 spread worldwide?

The year 2020 brought a COVID-19 pandemic as well as a pandemic of misinformation. From the first reported case in Wuhan, China, scientists have worked around the clock to gather information about this new coronavirus. In a year, we have learned a lot about the structure of the new coronavirus, how it spreads, and ways […]

Vaccines and COVID-19: The latest hopeful research

What is the latest in COVID-19 vaccine advances? Can currently authorized vaccines protect against newly emerging SARS-CoV-2 variants? In this Hope Behind the Headlines feature, we examine these and other questions. New, and possibly more contagious, variants of SARS-CoV-2 — which is the virus that causes COVID-19 — are emerging in countries around the world. […]