In the thick of the coronavirus pandemic, it might be hard to tell if you’ve come down with COVID-19, spring allergies or a cold, which all have some similar symptoms. Fever and dry cough are common symptoms of COVID-19, along with shortness of breath and difficulty breathing, sore throat, diarrhea, fatigue, chills, muscle pain, loss…  read on >

Whether pot use increases the risk of stroke has been hotly debated, and now a new study adds to evidence that it doesn’t. “Our observational study looked specifically at recent cannabis use by reviewing drug testing data for people admitted to the hospital. While more research is needed with larger numbers of people, our study…  read on >

Lassie desperately trying to get Timmy out of the well isn’t a myth — your dog really wants to save you, a new study suggests. “It’s a pervasive legend,” said researcher Joshua Van Bourg, a graduate student in psychology at Arizona State University in Tempe. “The difficult challenge is figuring out why they do it.”…  read on >

If you constantly battle sinus infections, low levels of good bacteria in your nose may be to blame, new research suggests. Previous research has shown that health-protecting strains of bacteria reside in your digestive system, genital tract and on your skin. In this study, researchers found that people with chronic nasal and sinus inflammation had…  read on >

An Alzheimer’s diagnosis is devastating, no matter your sex. But the disease strikes far more women than men. Journalist and author Maria Shriver is determined to help researchers figure out why women make up two-thirds of those with Alzheimer’s disease. And why certain races and ethnicities are harder hit, too. “Some of the biggest research…  read on >

A drug championed by President Donald Trump as a coronavirus panacea appears to be in short supply for people who really need it: lupus patients. More than one-third of U.S. lupus patients who take hydroxychloroquine have struggled to fill prescriptions for the drug during the COVID-19 crisis, a new survey finds. One patient finally filled…  read on >