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The CDC added 6 more COVID-19 symptoms to its list. Here's every symptom linked to the disease and how common each is.

A running list of every symptom known to be linked to COVID-19, ranked from most common to least

A worker wearing personal protective equipment, or PPE, holds out a nasopharyngeal sample swab.
A worker wearing personal protective equipment, or PPE, holds out a nasopharyngeal sample swab.

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  • Fever and cough are the most common symptoms of COVID-19.

  • Shortness of breath, which is also common, is often the most dangerous.

  • Smaller groups of patients report additional symptoms like muscle pain, sore throat, and loss of taste or smell.

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When the novel coronavirus was first identified in China, patients seemed to develop at least one of three symptoms: fever, a dry cough, and shortness of breath. The data was skewed, however, by the fact that most patients being tested for the virus had severe cases that required hospitalization.

As the virus grew to pandemic proportions, doctors have detected additional symptoms, including among mild or moderate cases. Some patients reported fatigue and muscle aches, while others developed purple, swollen toes that appeared frostbitten. 

Scientists also discovered that the

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Common ingredient in cough medicine may help coronavirus grow, study finds

Common ingredient in cough medicine may help coronavirus grow, study finds

A “blueprint” that reveals how the new coronavirus infects human cells and which drugs could impact that process has also led researchers to caution about a common ingredient in cough medicine.

Dextromethorphan — an over-the-counter cough suppressant found in more than 120 cough and cold products — was found to have “pro-viral activity” in lab experiments and “therefore its use should merit caution and further study in the context of COVID-19,” wrote the authors of the study, published in Nature on Thursday.

Since coughing is a key warning sign of the coronavirus infection, that would be extra worrisome for the many people trying to soothe their symptoms with cough syrup or lozenges.

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But the findings don’t necessarily mean people should stop using medicine with this ingredient, said Brian Shoichet, one of the researchers and professor of pharmaceutical chemistry

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17 Common Exercise Mistakes People Make When Working Out At Home

17 Common Exercise Mistakes People Make When Working Out At Home

A previous version of this article originally appeared in HuffPost Spain.

The coronavirus lockdown has many people focusing on moving their bodies. Faced with the prospect of not being able to go to a gym or a class, many have turned to YouTube and Instagram in search of workouts.

While it’s good to exercise, of course, you also need to be careful of how it’s done. The margin of error for bad form and mistakes may increase exponentially at home.

The good news is that fixing these issues is as easy as making them in the first place. The first step is recognizing what you’re doing wrong, so that you can address it. Here are a handful of common mistakes people make:

1. Trusting any person who posts a workout on Instagram

Not all trainers are created equal, especially if you’re not used to doing exercise and don’t

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The CDC added 6 more COVID-19 symptoms to its list. Here's every symptom linked to the disease and how common each is.

The CDC added 6 more COVID-19 symptoms to its list. Here’s every symptom linked to the disease and how common each is.

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  • The CDC added 6 new symptoms — including muscle pain, sore throat, and loss of taste or smell — to its list of COVID-19 symptoms.

  • Fever and cough still appear to be the most common symptoms of COVID-19, but shortness of breath is often the most dangerous.

  • The CDC also outlines four “emergency signs” that warrant an immediate medical attention, including bluish lips and chest pain.

  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

When the novel coronavirus was first identified in China, patients seemed to develop at least one of three symptoms: fever, a dry cough, and shortness of breath. The data was skewed, however, by the fact that most patients being tested for the virus had severe cases that required hospitalization.

As the virus spread and grew into a pandemic, doctors detected additional symptoms among patients — including among mild or moderate cases. 

The US Centers for

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Avoid These 3 Common Kettlebell Mistakes During Your At-Home Workout

Avoid These 3 Common Kettlebell Mistakes During Your At-Home Workout

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USA, Connecticut, Middletown

If you need an at-home full-body workout, look no further than the kettlebell. It’s the perfect tool for engaging just about every muscle group – especially when you have limited resources.

“[The] kettlebell is a multipurpose piece of equipment that is valuable not only for constant resistance but for its unique functionality,” Courtney Olsen, an ISSA-certified personal trainer at Blink Fitness, explains.

Since the kettlebell’s ball shape and handle allows for a wide range of movement-based strength-training exercises, maintaining proper form while swinging the weight is crucial to avoiding injury.

Olsen is no stranger to correcting technique – which makes her the perfect person to talk us through common kettlebell mistakes and how to correct them.

Related: This Kettlebell Workout Will Burn a Ridiculous Amount of Calories

Basic Kettlebell Workout
Basic Kettlebell Workout

Engage the Correct Muscle Groups

“During a kettlebell swing, you want to push your hips back and

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What is the difference between Covid-19 and the common cold and flu?

What is the difference between Covid-19 and the common cold and flu?

Due to the continued UK coronavirus outbreak Boris Johnson has told the public they should only leave the house for several key reasons.

These include travelling to work as a keyworker, shopping for food or medicine and taking one form of exercise per day.

Those with underlying health conditions and people over the age of 70 should now be self-isolating at home for a period of 12 weeks.

Elsewhere in the world, the whole of Italy and Spain have been put on lockdown.

Increasing panic has led to plunging stock markets, and some UK supermarkets including Tesco and Waitrose have begun rationing essential food stock and household items.

According to experts at John Hopkins University in the US, roughly one billion people catch the winter flu every year. It is estimated that between 290,000 and 650,000 of those who get the illness die.

So why is everyone worried about Covid-19,

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Experts answer 5 common questions about COVID-19 and pregnancy

Experts answer 5 common questions about COVID-19 and pregnancy

As coronavirus spreads in the U.S., parents-to-be are concerned about how the outbreak will impact their birth experiences and the initial moments of their babies’ lives.

This morning, NBC News medical correspondent Dr. John Torres joined TODAY to discuss common questions expectant parents have right now — from hospital visitor policies to protocol if a mother is infected with COVID-19 before giving birth.

1. Will hospitals around the country restrict partners from being the delivery room?

On Monday, NewYork-Presbyterian hospitals in New York City enacted a no-visitor policy, which bars partners from being present for the birth of their child. Torres explained that the decision was rooted in New York City being one of the “epicenters of this outbreak.”

He added that he doesn’t believe policies this strict in nature will spread “unless there’s more hot spots across the country.” The best way to prevent this from happening, Torres continued,

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6 Common Causes of Dry Mouth

6 Common Causes of Dry Mouth

Dry mouth might seem more like a nagging annoyance than a symptom of a more serious health issue. But your body puts saliva in your mouth for a reason.

“The bacteria that cause tooth decay and periodontal disease thrive in a dry environment,” says Matt Messina, D.D.S., a Cleveland-based dentist.

While cavities stink, gum disease is your bigger concern. And some research suggests the systemic inflammation that results from periodontal disease may raise your risks for heart disease and stroke.

If that weren’t bad enough, your saliva is alkaline, and so helps keep the acids in the foods you eat from corroding your teeth, Dr. Messina says.

A sore throat, problems speaking or swallowing, and a burning sensation in your mouth are also unpleasant or painful symptoms of dry mouth, according to the ADA.

For all these reasons, dry mouth is a pernicious condition that can lead to a lot

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