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Research on long COVID in Utah

While most people who have had COVID-19 recover within a few weeks, as many as 1 in 3 people experience long term side effects of […]

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Proteins in saliva could aid in COVID-19 detection and predict severe illness

Reprinted with permission from the American Physiological Society. Researchers have identified a family of proteins that is significantly elevated in the saliva of patients hospitalized […]

Convalescent plasma could lower hospitalization risk for newly infected COVID-19 patients

Early treatment of newly diagnosed COVID-19 patients with plasma extracted from individuals who have recovered from the disease reduces the need for hospitalization by more […]

The miracle of mucus

Remember when it was nearly impossible to buy disinfectant wipes? In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, people desperately wiped down surfaces to prevent […]

Can salivary glands infected with COVID-19 increase risk for relapse or reinfection?

University of Utah Health scientists are leading an effort to determine if salivary glands infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 could diminish a person’s long-term […]

Study: in much of the U.S., virtual school did not lower COVID-19 case rates in surrounding communities

Analysis shows no difference in COVID-19 rates between U.S. counties where school was held in-person and those that had virtual school, except in the South […]

U of U Health leads national studies of “long covid” in adults and during pregnancy

University of Utah Health scientists are on the leading edge of a pair of large studies investigating the long-term effects of COVID-19. The nationwide studies, supported […]

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Young people recover quickly from rare myocarditis side effect of COVID-19 vaccine

Adapted with permission from the American Heart Association. Most young people under the age of 21 who developed suspected COVID-19 vaccine-related heart muscle inflammation known as […]

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COVID-19 linked to serious health complications during pregnancy

Pregnant individuals infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, are about 40% more likely to develop serious complications or die during pregnancy than those […]

Report provides evidence that lab leak theory unlikely

Today’s COVID-19 pandemic likely began when an infected animal passed the SARS-CoV-2 virus to a human at a live animal market in Wuhan, China. In […]