Study ties chronic itch to sleep loss and possible signal of increased heart disease risk

Many people suffer from a skin disorder known as chronic pruritic dermatosis, commonly referred to as “chronic itch.” Recent research has suggested that chronic itch may be at the root of other related medical conditions, including sleep disturbances. Now, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have gone a step further, providing more […]

Retest for COVID-19 4+ weeks after symptoms first appear to curb infection risk, say researchers

People who’ve had COVID-19 should be swab tested again 4 or more weeks after symptoms first appear to minimise the risk of onward infection, suggests a large population based study in one of Italy’s former coronavirus hotspots, and published in the online journal BMJ Open. This is because SARS-CoV-2, the […]