Blood Test Might Spot Most Dangerous COVID Cases

Tweet MONDAY, Aug. 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A simple blood test may predict which COVID-19 patients are likely to get worse and die, a new study suggests. “When we first started treating COVID-19 patients, we watched them get better or get worse, but we didn’t know why,” said researcher Dr. Juan Reyes. He’s an assistant professor of medicine at the George Washington...
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Social Distancing? Your Paycheck Plays a Role

Tweet MONDAY, Aug. 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Does your income determine your ability to practice social distancing? New research suggests that’s so: Richer communities have been more likely to stay home during the pandemic than poorer ones, according to scientists from the University of California, Davis. For the study, they used data from mobile location devices between January and...
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From Trees and Grapefruit Comes New Bug Repellent

Tweet Psoriasis: Simple Skin Care Tips By Robin Foster HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Bugs beware: There’s a powerful new insect repellent in town. Just approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and known as nootkatone, the citrus-scented ingredient repels mosquitoes, ticks, bedbugs and fleas. In high concentrations, it can kill these...
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Can We Prevent the Next 5 Million COVID Cases?

Tweet Jeffrey Shaman, PhD, professor, environmental health sciences, and director, Climate and Health Program, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Denis Nash, PhD, executive director, CUNY Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health; distinguished professor of epidemiology, CUNY School of Public Health. Amesh A. Adalja, MD, senior scholar, Johns Hopkins University...
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‘The Year Has Been Sort of Canceled’

Tweet Donna Schuurman, EdD, grief counselor, senior director of advocacy and training, Dougy Center, Portland, OR. Maylynn Oswald, hairstylist, Atlanta. Emi, executive assistant, New York City. Natalia Skritskaya, PhD, co-founder and director, Complicated Grief Clinic of New York; research scientist, Columbia University. Amy Schmidt Zook, Fort Worth, TX. Beverly Reed, MD, reproductive endocrinology...
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A Great Unknown: When Flu Season and COVID Collide

Tweet Peter Chai, MD, emergency physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston Aubree Gordon, associate professor of epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. ABC.net.au Australian Government, Department of Health: “Australian Influenza Surveillance Report.” World Health Organization: “Influenza Update – 372.” Article source: https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/20200810/a-great-unknown-when-flu-season-and-covid-collide?src=RSS_PUBLIC
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Obesity Tied to Severe COVID-19, But Age Matters

Tweet An Inoperable Tumor In Your Lung By Dennis Thompson                HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) — If you’re younger than 65 years old and obese, COVID-19 poses a special danger to you.         A new study reports that the more obese you are, the more likely you are to either die from infection with the new coronavirus or require...
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CDC: Virus that Paralyzes Kids Could Return in Fall

Tweet Robert Redfield, MD, director, CDC, Atlanta. Kevin Messacar, MD, pediatric infectious disease specialist, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Aurora. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Aug. 4, 2020. Article source: https://www.webmd.com/children/news/20200805/cdc-virus-that-paralyzes-kids-could-return-in-fall?src=RSS_PUBLIC
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No End in Sight as U.S. Cases Pass 5 Million

Tweet Carlos Del Rio, MD, professor of Global Health and Epidemiology, Emory University, Atlanta Amesh Adalja, MD, senior scholar, The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security in Baltimore Harry Heiman, MD, clinical associate professor of Health Policy and Behavioral Sciences at Georgia State University, Atlanta Tom Frieden, MD, president and CEO, Resolve to Save Lives, New York Johns Hopkins Coronavirus...
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Skip the ‘Maskne,’ Not the Mask

Tweet WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) — For most people, wearing a face mask is a harmless inconvenience, but wearing the coverings may cause skin problems for some, one dermatologist explains. It’s been called mask-acne, or “maskne.” Dermatologist Dr. Allison Truong, from Cedars-Sinai Medical Group in Los Angeles, said that she is seeing many patients with this problem....
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