Pandemic measures had a strong impact on mental and physical health

A new study using a global online survey demonstrates that COVID-19 stay-at-home orders resulted in a dramatic increase in unhealthful lifestyle changes. According to the study — which appeared in the journal Obesity — there were significant increases in sedentary leisure behaviors, declines in physical activity, and increases in anxiety and weight gain, especially in […]

Study identifies 3 existing drugs that may help treat COVID-19

A team of researchers has identified three repurposed drugs that may be effective in treating COVID-19. In a new study, scientists have found three previously-available drugs that may be effective at treating COVID-19 in its early stages. The research, which appears...

Older males recovering from COVID-19 may have best plasma to treat it

A new study has found higher numbers of anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in older males who required hospitalization for COVID-19. Scientists have found that being hospitalized with COVID-19, as well as being male and of older age, increases the chances of a person having...

Updates from Prof. Arturo Casadevall

Back in May, Medical News Today spoke to Prof. Arturo Casadevall, from Johns Hopkins, about the potential of using convalescent plasma therapy in the treatment of COVID-19. Now, we follow up with Prof. Casadevall on the latest findings. In May, we spoke to Prof....

What will COVID-19 vaccine trials tell us? Less than some may think

What will COVID-19 vaccine candidate trials tell us? Not whether they will prevent deaths or serious illness, according to a new feature article in the BMJ. As the world looks to pharmaceutical companies to forge a way out of the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccine development...