October 12, 2020

Weekly review: Does zinc protect against Covid-19? Here's what the evidence says.

Daily Briefing

    The 5 biggest surprises in the largest-ever study of Covid-19 (Monday, October 5)

    In what is the largest epidemiological study of Covid-19 conducted so far, researchers studied 85,000 of the more than six million confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in India, as well as nearly 600,000 of their contacts—and their extensive research produced some surprising findings.

    Why Covid-19 is leading these doctors to retire early, in their own words (Tuesday, October 6)

    America's coronavirus epidemic poses a particularly great risk for America's older health care providers, and many are now choosing to retire early, close their practices, or change the way they work. Here's why—in their own words.

    Does zinc protect against Covid-19? Here's what the evidence says. (Wednesday, October 7)

    In May, President Trump said he had been taking a zinc supplement daily to help protect himself against the novel coronavirus—a practice that has gained renewed attention in light of the president's Covid-19 diagnosis. Here's what research says on whether zinc can help to prevent Covid-19.

    Weekly line: Our takeaways from the biggest health care clashes in the VP debate (Thursday, October 8)

    The Covid-19 epidemic dominated Wednesday's vice-presidential debate—and plenty of other health care issues made an appearance, too. Here's what you need to know, according to Advisory Board's Christopher Kerns and Daily Briefing's Ashley Fuoco Antonelli.

    Does intermittent fasting work? Here's what a new study reveals. (Friday, October 9)

    Intermittent fasting is one of the most-hyped diet trends of recent years, but few human studies have examined its effectiveness. Now, a study in JAMA Internal Medicine is shedding new light on whether it actually helps people lose weight.

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