Third wave of COVID-19 may hit India mid-August

India must accelerate mass vaccinations to cope with the impending third wave of COVID-19, say experts. As India braces for a third wave of COVID-19, experts recommend accelerated mass vaccinations along with improved testing methods and surveillance to avoid a repeat of the deadly second wave that hit the country…

Heart failure patients may be at higher cancer risk

Living with heart failure is hard enough, but a new study suggests that these patients may also face a higher risk of cancer. Researchers looked at more than 100,000 heart failure patients and the same number of people without heart failure. Their average age was just over 72 and none…

Discrimination may change heart structure in Hispanic adults

Hispanic adults who experience perceived discrimination are more likely to have changes in the structure of their heart that may lead to cardiovascular disease, according to new research. In the past, scientists have uncovered possible links between discrimination and cardiovascular disease, including higher blood pressure in African Americans. In the…

Why Your COVID-19 Booster May Not Be An Injection

We already know that the initial COVID-19 series of shots or one shot, in the case of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, will not offer us protection against the virus forever, with initial research indicating shots provide immunity for at least six months. It’s thought people will need to get…

Antifungal and antidepressant drugs may help protect against COVID-19

New research published in the British Journal of Pharmacology indicates that two currently available medications—an antifungal drug and an antidepressant—can effectively inhibit the virus that causes COVID-19 in laboratory cells. Investigators found that the antifungal itraconazole and the antidepressant fluoxetine each blocked the production of infectious SARS-CoV-2 virus in cell…