Asthma and Coronavirus: Does Asthma Increase Your Risk for Severe COVID-19 Symptoms?

In a study published in Allergy recently, researchers looked at 140 patients infected with the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China. They identified several underlying illnesses in many of the patients, including eosinopenia and lymphopenia (types of low white blood cell count). But asthma wasn’t one of those conditions, suggesting that having asthma doesn’t make it […]

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Severe Chickenpox Outbreak Hits School Where Many Parents Refuse Vaccines

A private school in North Carolina has reportedly been hit by the state’s worst chickenpox outbreak in over two decades. Buncombe County’s health department suggested that parents claiming religious exemptions to the state’s vaccination requirements have contributed to the outbreak at the Asheville Waldorf School, CNN reports. As of Friday, officials documented at least 36 […]