Patients improve after heart cell therapy

Four of six critically ill COVID-19 (coronavirus) patients significantly improved after receiving an experimental therapeutic designed to reduce inflammation, a major cause of death from this disease, according to a case series published by Cedars-Sinai and Capricor Therapeutics. The four patients got well enough to be discharged from the hospital. The therapeutic, known as CAP-1002, contains cardiosphere-derived cells (CDCs) that […]

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How a virus like this one could harm health long after recovery

How a virus like this one could harm health long after you’ve recovered: Worrying evidence suggests Covid-19 may leave behind debilitating conditions ranging from sensory loss to heart and lung damage Learn more about how to help people impacted by COVID Long after the lockdown is lifted and the pandemic has receded, the UK health service may still be treating […]

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Two babies born under lockdown were just named after the coronavirus

Once 2020 comes to an end, there are words we’ll never want to hear again. Like COVID-19. Or coronavirus. But one Indian mother who gave birth to twins during the country’s lockdown apparently felt a bit differently, and opted to call her new babies Covid (son) and Corona (daughter) to remind them of the challenges they faced as they were trying […]

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