Many patients suffering from COVID-19 exhibit neurological symptoms, from loss of smell to delirium to a higher risk of stroke. Down the road, will COVID-19 survivors face a wave of cognitive issues?
Aug. 7, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: alzheimers-disease covid-19 coronavirus inflammation immune-system dementia memory pandemic pneumonia cognitive-decline flu-shot
'Normal' body temperature varies from person to person by age, time of day, where it's measured, and even menstrual cycle. External conditions also influence your thermometer reading.
June 16, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: coronavirus metabolism inflammation sars-cov-2 fever infection immune-response temperature body-temperature warmblood warm-bloodedness
Racism – and the chronic stress it causes – leads to poor health among African Americans. It may change the way genes are expressed, leading to increased levels of dangerous stress hormones.
June 9, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: covid-19 coronavirus inflammation immune-system pandemic health-disparities racism african-americans
We blame the coronavirus for the thousands of deaths, but it is actually a hyperactive immune reaction that is the cause of death. An immunologist explains.
May 20, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: covid-19 coronavirus inflammation immune-system pandemic sars-cov-2 viruses immune-response pathogen
What is the ACE2 receptor, how is it connected to coronavirus and why might it be key to treating COVID-19? The experts explain
The ACE2 receptor allows the virus that causes COVID-19 to infect and destroy our cells. What is the normal role of ACE2 in the body, and could it be the key to blocking infection?
May 14, 2020 • ~11 min
Tags: covid-19 heart inflammation lungs sars-cov-2 ace2
No, CBD is not a miracle molecule that can cure coronavirus, just as it won't cure many other maladies its proponents claim
CBD may not be a panacea for your aches and pains -- and it certainly isn't for COVID-19.
April 15, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: inflammation marijuana cannabidiol cbd antioxidants vitamins dietary-supplements vitamin-supplements thc health-fads
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