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  • COVID Has Most Parents Nervous About Kids Vaccines
    on August 12, 2020 at 7:56 pm

    But if fewer children get their childhood vaccinations because their parents are too nervous to bring them to the doctor, experts worry that it could lead to a resurgence of dangerous and preventable childhood diseases.

  • COVID Risk Up to 7 Times Higher for Young Vapers
    on August 12, 2020 at 6:40 pm

    Teens and young adults who vaped were five times more likely to be diagnosed with COVID-19. And young folks who vape and also smoke regular cigarettes have a sevenfold higher risk of getting COVID-19, researchers found.

  • Many COVID Outbreaks Traced to Restaurants, Bars
    on August 12, 2020 at 6:37 pm

    In Louisiana, roughly a quarter of the state's 2,360 cases since March that were outside of places like nursing homes and prisons had their origins in bars and restaurants, The New York Times reported.

  • Redfield: This Fall Could Be ‘Worst’ We’ve Seen
    on August 12, 2020 at 6:04 pm

    We are in a war against COVID-19, and this fall could be one of the worst from a public health standpoint that the U.S. has ever faced, says CDC Director Robert Redfield, MD.

  • Asymptomatic COVID: Silent, but Maybe Not Harmless
    on August 11, 2020 at 10:07 pm

    Researchers who have scanned the hearts and lungs of people who tested positive for COVID-19, but never felt ill, have seen telltale signs of distress.

  • Climate Change Means Senior Health Could Suffer
    on August 11, 2020 at 9:00 pm

    Atmospheric changes that precede storms increase the risk that older people with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) could develop breathing problems serious enough to send them to the hospital.

  • Students' Struggle with Mental Health in Pandemic
    on August 11, 2020 at 6:59 pm

    Researchers at Dartmouth College determined that the coronavirus pandemic had an immediate impact on the mental health of this particular undergraduate group.

  • Another COVID Hazard: False Information
    on August 11, 2020 at 6:55 pm

    Watch out for bold claims and instant cures touted on social media or by friends. Get health and medical information from experts.

  • Russia OKs COVID Vaccine Before Trials Completed
    on August 11, 2020 at 2:46 pm

    According to Russian President Vladimir Putin, the vaccine works "effectively enough."

  • From Trees and Grapefruit Comes New Bug Repellent
    on August 10, 2020 at 9:10 pm

    Just approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and known as nootkatone, the citrus-scented ingredient repels mosquitoes, ticks, bedbugs and fleas.

  • Social Distancing? Your Paycheck Plays a Role
    on August 10, 2020 at 7:05 pm

    Richer communities have been more likely to stay home during the pandemic than poorer ones, according to scientists from the University of California, Davis.

  • Blood Test Might Spot Most Dangerous COVID Cases
    on August 10, 2020 at 5:58 pm

    A simple blood test may predict which COVID-19 patients are likely to get worse and die, a new study suggests.

  • Is Your Bread Really 'Whole Grain'? Maybe Not
    on August 10, 2020 at 5:55 pm

    Folks who want to eat healthy by choosing whole grain foods aren't helped by product labels that can confuse and mislead consumers, a new study shows.

  • A Great Unknown: When Flu Season and COVID Collide
    on August 10, 2020 at 3:09 pm

    Depending on whether people heed the advice to prevent COVID-19 -- wearing a mask, hand washing and social distancing -- the U.S. could either see a record drop in flu cases this season or a dangerous viral storm, doctors say.

  • ‘The Year Has Been Sort of Canceled’
    on August 10, 2020 at 3:08 pm

    A lost chance to say goodbye to an aged parent, a promising romance that fizzles when a pair can’t meet in person, a career that stalls when a prized job vanishes, a dwindling shot at parenthood when an infertility clinic suspends all in vitro fertilization treatments -- these are the casualties of our lives on pause during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Can We Prevent the Next 5 Million COVID Cases?
    on August 10, 2020 at 3:02 pm

    The U.S. just sailed past the 5 million mark for confirmed cases of COVID-19. Can anything be done to prevent the next 5 million?

  • No End in Sight as U.S. Cases Pass 5 Million
    on August 9, 2020 at 3:11 pm

    The U.S. logged 5 million confirmed COVID-19 cases today, hitting another grim milestone in the nearly 6-month long pandemic that has devastated the country.

  • As in Adults, Minority Kids Hit Hardest by COVID
    on August 7, 2020 at 9:23 pm

    Researchers found that at one community testing site, nearly half of Hispanic children and teens were positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The same was true of 30% of Black kids.

  • Simple Test Shows Which Face Masks Are Best
    on August 7, 2020 at 9:20 pm

    What masks do the best job? That would be N95 masks without valves, followed by surgical or polypropylene masks.

  • Will Coffee Shop Culture Survive COVID-19?
    on August 7, 2020 at 6:56 pm

    The days of lounging in comfy chairs or at tables inside coffee shops as soothing music plays in the background, tip-tapping on your laptop or reading a newspaper, appear to be a thing of the past, at least for now.

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