Questions remain about COVID-19 infection, transmission, treatment and recovery. Here are answers to some common questions about the coronavirus pandemic.
With offices shut down, people staying at home and hospitals bracing for an influx of patients, many people are unsure of what's safe and what's not.
Infections like coronavirus can kill the nerves that let you smell, but they'll usually grow back within weeks.
Hospitals will need more space, staff and stuff as more people test positive to coronavirus. But hard decisions may have to be made if the health system gets overwhelmed with cases.
There is no evidence that the coronavirus has evolved into a deadlier strain. It is almost certainly less lethal than initially reported, but that might mean there are more cases than we realised.
With no vaccines or treatments, the fight against coronavirus comes down to this behavioral technique. A physician explains how it works.
Stay calm, stick to the facts and talk to your children about your own feelings on the coronavirus and COVID-19 disease.
We used to think the rise in allergies was because we weren't exposed to as many early infections as previous generations. But that's not the case.
With an ageing population, and the growing threat of antibiotic resistance, now is the time to be worried about sepsis.
Many articles describe the rise of superbugs - bacteria that are resistant to antibiotic drugs - as inevitable. But society has the knowledge to stop the spread of these microbes.
A surprising number of people are catching pneumonia or urinary tract infections in hospital, a new Australian study shows for the first time.
New technology could help doctors identify the right antibiotic for their patient in double-quick time.
Whooping cough is making a comeback. Here's how to identify it, and why vaccination is a way to protect babies.
Research using massive databases -- such as the Danish Psychiatric Central Research Register -- is enabling a whole new understanding of the links between life history, the gut and mental health.
Instability in the DRC and Ebola's deadly properties is making it hard to contain the virus.
A study that more NHS managers actually lowered rates of infection and led to some improvement in patient satisfaction.
It's hard to predict how long it will take to feel better after you start taking antibiotics. But if you start feeling worse one to two days after starting the therapy, you must see your doctor.
Millions of bacteria live on our skin without making us sick. It's when they manage to get through that they can be dangerous – particularly if they're resistant to antibiotics.
Sepsis can maim or kill within hours. Here's how to identify the condition.
The nematode that can turn slugs into zombies.