Is your living room the future of hospital care?

Hospital-level care at home—some of it provided over the internet—is poised to grow after more than a decade as a niche offering, boosted both by hospitals eager to ease overcrowding during the pandemic, and growing interest by insurers who want to slow health care spending. But a host of challenges…

What Does It Mean When Your Ear Itches?

Any itchy body part gets frustrating pretty quickly, but is there anything more annoying than an itchy ear in particular? Even a slight itch can be incredibly distracting, and it’s worse when you don’t know why it’s itching. It’s easy for our minds to travel to the worst possible conclusion,…

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…

Trained dogs can smell coronavirus in your pee

Dogs can sniff out SARS-CoV-2 in urine samples with 96% accuracy, according to a proof-of-concept study. No more swabs being jammed up your nose? Not quite, as the “dog test” is a long way off from practical applications. That’s because the dogs could only distinguish between positive and negative results…