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Can the AC filter in your home, office or local mall protect you from Covid-19?

Wed, 08 Jul 2020 15:59:40 GMT

When New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced last week that malls in New York could not reopen until they installed high-efficiency particulate air filters capable of trapping the virus that causes Covid-19, Harvard environmental health researcher Joseph Gardner Allen was thrilled.


Tulsa sees Covid-19 surge in the wake of Trump's June rally

Wed, 08 Jul 2020 17:11:20 GMT

The city of Tulsa is experiencing a surge in coronavirus cases, a little over 2 weeks after President Donald Trump held a campaign rally in an indoor arena there.


The upcoming school year has everyone worried. Here's what experts say

As Covid-19 spread across the United States this spring, teachers, parents and students scrambled to move classes to online platforms such as Zoom and FaceTime.


Light pollution ruins teen sleep and may contribute to mental disorders, study says

Wed, 08 Jul 2020 22:57:22 GMT

Hey sleepyheads -- have you been turning off or covering up all your smartphone and computer lights in your bedroom at night?


US prescriptions for hydroxychloroquine skyrocketed from February to March, study finds

Prescriptions for the anti-malarial drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine skyrocketed in the US from February to March, a time when the drugs, though unproven, were touted as treatments for the coronavirus.


Tracking Covid-19 cases in the US

Wed, 08 Jul 2020 16:35:23 GMT


This doctor and his family got the coronavirus when they relaxed rules along with Florida's reopening

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 01:13:35 GMT

Dr. Andrew Pastewski, the ICU medical director at Florida's Jackson South Medical Center, has been treating coronavirus patients at his hospital since the pandemic began. But when Florida started to loosen its stay-at-home orders and reopen, he did what a lot of Floridians did.


Anxiety makes us bad decision-makers. Here's how to do better

Anxiety is on the rise globally amid the pandemic, and it can interfere with our ability to make decisions. Experts say, however, there's a lot you can do to manage anxiety techniques you can use to feel better and make wise choices. Here's how.


WHO confirms there's 'emerging evidence' of airborne transmission of coronavirus

Wed, 08 Jul 2020 17:30:10 GMT

The World Health Organization confirmed there is "emerging evidence" of airborne transmission of the coronavirus following the publication of a letter Monday signed by 239 scientists that urged the agency to be more forthcoming about the likelihood that people can catch the virus from droplets floating in the air.


Coronavirus deaths and infection rates higher in US prisons than general population, analysis finds

The coronavirus pandemic is having a significant impact on the nation's prison system, causing higher rates of infection and death compared to the general population.


Essure birth control device tied to higher rates of pain and bleeding, FDA says

Wed, 08 Jul 2020 22:39:16 GMT

Even though it's no longer on the market, new data has emerged around potential side effects of the permanent birth control device Essure.


Nurses are struggling with Covid-19 trauma. But they were already suffering long before

Covid-19 is traumatizing nurses. Yet nurses have suffered psychological trauma for decades, often due to insufficient resources, and changes within the field have been slow.


Louisiana governor says progress against coronavirus has been wiped out in past three weeks

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 02:09:21 GMT

The gains the people of Louisiana made against Covid-19 in June have been wiped out over the past three weeks, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Wednesday.


Coronavirus pandemic could cause wave of brain damage, scientists warn

Wed, 08 Jul 2020 23:28:46 GMT

The novel coronavirus pandemic could lead to a wave of brain damage in infected patients, warned British researchers in a new study released Wednesday.


Coronavirus spikes again in rush to reopen. But lockdowns are more complex second time around

From English pubs to the Spanish seaside, mini-lockdowns are cropping up all over the world as countries face fresh clusters of infection.


NYC schools plan to reopen with students in class just 2 or 3 days a week

Wed, 08 Jul 2020 03:26:50 GMT

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said city schools plan to reopen in the fall with a "blended learning" approach in which most students spend just two or three days in school per week.


Here's how to volunteer for a Covid-19 vaccine trial

Wed, 08 Jul 2020 16:17:38 GMT

If you want to be one of the first to receive an experimental vaccine for Covid-19, now's your chance.


Here's how to volunteer for a Covid-19 vaccine trial

If you want to be one of the first to receive an experimental vaccine for Covid-19, now's your chance.


EPA approves two Lysol products as the first to effectively kill novel coronavirus on surfaces

Tue, 07 Jul 2020 19:01:04 GMT

The US Environmental Protection Agency has approved two Lysol products as effective against the novel coronavirus when used on hard, non-porous surfaces.


Add fruit, veggies and grains to diet to reduce type 2 diabetes risk by 25%, studies say

Wed, 08 Jul 2020 13:38:58 GMT

Adding about a third of a cup of fruit or vegetables to your daily diet could cut your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 25%, while higher consumptions of whole grains such as brown bread and oatmeal could cut the risk by 29%, according to two new studies published Wednesday in the journal BMJ.


A University of Minnesota professor tells CNN's Anderson Cooper about the "emerging evidence" that the coronavirus can be spread through airborne transmission.


You asked, we're answering: Your top coronavirus questions

Tue, 07 Jul 2020 20:13:21 GMT


The upcoming school year has everyone worried. Here's what experts say

Wed, 08 Jul 2020 20:08:44 GMT

As Covid-19 spread across the United States this spring, teachers, parents and students scrambled to move classes to online platforms such as Zoom and FaceTime.


The US reaches 3 million coronavirus cases. Here's what happened in the days leading up to it

Wed, 08 Jul 2020 21:34:50 GMT

The coronavirus pandemic is ravaging parts of the country and affecting numerous aspects of American life.


Masks are effective only if you wear them properly. Here's the right (and wrong) way

So, about masks -- they do next to nothing if you don't wear them properly.


Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for Covid-19 after months of dismissing the seriousness of the virus

Tue, 07 Jul 2020 11:02:06 GMT

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for Covid-19, following months of downplaying the virus.


Essure birth control device tied to higher rates of pain and bleeding, FDA says

Even though it's no longer on the market, new data has emerged around potential side effects of the permanent birth control device Essure.


Louisiana governor says progress against coronavirus has been wiped out in past three weeks

The gains the people of Louisiana made against Covid-19 in June have been wiped out over the past three weeks, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Wednesday.


Coronavirus positivity rate: What the term means

Tue, 07 Jul 2020 18:18:52 GMT

From social distancing and self-quarantine to a new take on sheltering in place, our coronavirus vocabulary expands almost daily.


Twin girls, joined at the skull, successfully separated in 18-hour operation in Vatican hospital

Wed, 08 Jul 2020 10:03:27 GMT

A pair of conjoined twin girls with an extremely rare condition have been successfully separated at a hospital in the Vatican City.