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If you beat COVID-19 but then develop this symptom weeks later, it could be deadly – BGR

A symptom that might seem benign could indicate that a person who has already beaten COVID-19 is developing a scary, potentially deadly coronavirus complication…

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  • A symptom that might seem benign could indicate that a person who has already beaten COVID-19 is developing a scary, potentially deadly coronavirus complication.
  • Adults are also at risk of developing the same multisystem inflammatory syndrome that has been seen in children who survived COVID-19.
  • People who develop a skin rash a few weeks after clearing the COVID-19 infection might need immediate medical attention for a condition called MIS-A.

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Scientists discover new organ in the throat – Live Science

A secret set of salivary glands has been hiding behind the nose.

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Scientists have discovered a new organ: a set of salivary glands set deep in the upper part of the throat. 
This nasopharynx region behind the nose
was not thought to host anything but microscopic, diffuse, salivary glands; but the newly discovered set are about 1.5 inches (3.9 centimeters) in length on average. Because of their location over a piece of cartilage called the torus tubarius, the discoverers of these new glands have dubbed them the tubarial salivary glands. The glands probably l…

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Rheumatoid arthritis drug tocilizumab advances as a COVID treatment, as other regimens fall back, studies show – USA TODAY

The list of drugs effective at treating COVID-19 got longer Tuesday, even as another well-used drug lost some of its luster.

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President Trump received mostly the same treatment as anyone would get for COVID-19, except for one experimental drug and the speed of his care.
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The list of drugs shown effective for treating COVID-19 got longer Tuesday, even as another well-used drug lost some of its luster.
In a large clinical study, tocilizumab, an immune modulator long used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, showed it can save lives if given to critically ill COVID-19 patients within the first two days of being admi…

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Volunteers to Be Infected With Coronavirus in Vaccine-Effectiveness Trials in U.K. – The Wall Street Journal

Controversial ‘human challenge’ trial would require injecting healthy humans with virus to gauge effectiveness of vaccines

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LONDONU.K. researchers plan to start infecting healthy volunteers with tightly controlled doses of the coronavirus in early 2021 in what they called a first-of-its-kind effort to more rapidly gauge the effectiveness of multiple vaccines against Covid-19.The plans for so-called human-challenge trials target 18- to 30-year-olds who have been free of Covid-19 symptoms and show no other risk factors such as heart disease or diabetes, said the researchers, led by infectious-disease experts at Imperia…

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