A Young Mother Found Herself Cripplingly Weak. Did Her Operation Cause This?

Three months after having bariatric surgery, she was vomiting several times a day and couldn’t even move her eyes.

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Why Exercise Can Be So Draining for People With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Even a gentle session of leg lifts set off an exaggerated nervous system reaction in older women with rheumatoid arthritis.

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Vaccines Won’t Protect Millions of Patients With Weakened Immune Systems

Many cannot produce enough infection-fighting cells to fend off the coronavirus. But researchers are testing one therapy that may help: monoclonal antibodies.

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Vaccines Won’t Protect Millions of Patients With Crippled Immune Systems

Many cannot produce enough infection-fighting cells to fend off the coronavirus. But researchers are testing one therapy that may help: monoclonal antibodies.

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Where Does Covid End, and Long Covid Begin?

“Long Covid” is just the latest example of a pathogen causing surprising persistent effects.

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Some Long Covid-19 Patients Feel Better After Vaccine Doses

It is too soon to tell whether the shots have a broad beneficial effect on patients with continuing issues, but scientists are intrigued and beginning to study the phenomenon.

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How the Coronavirus Turns the Body Against Itself

Some patients struggling with Covid-19 develop antibodies against their own tissues, scientists have found.

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Normally Sharp, He Was Chronically Confused. What Was Going On?

He was getting lost driving home from work. And he was having strange spasms. What was the cause?

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Some Covid Survivors Have Antibodies That Attack the Body, not Virus

New research found ‘autoantibodies’ similar to those in lupus and rheumatoid arthritis patients. But patients may also benefit from treatments for those autoimmune diseases.

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As Trump Promoted Drugs, Prescriptions Surged in Spite of Risks

Prescriptions for two antimalarial medications, heralded as a potential cure for the coronavirus, increased by more than 46 times on the day of a presidential TV appearance.

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Hydroxychloroquine and Coronavirus: Fact-Check on the Malaria Drug Trump Keeps Pushing

Here are the facts on hydroxychloroquine, which the president has promoted despite little evidence that it works against the coronavirus.

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The Coronavirus Patients Betrayed by Their Own Immune Systems

A “cytokine storm” becomes an all-too-frequent phenomenon, particularly among the young. But treatments are being tested.

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Malaria Drug Helps Coronavirus Patients Improve, in Small Study

A group of moderately ill people were given hydroxychloroquine, which appeared to ease their symptoms quickly, but more research is needed.

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