Privacy Concerns Hindering Digital Contact Tracing

Tweet Jennifer D. Oliva, JD, associate professor of law, Seton Hall University School of Law, Jersey City, NJ. Ross D. Silverman, JD, Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health and Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Bloomington. Public Health Watch Report: “Assessing Legal Responses to COVID-19.” MIT Technology Review: “A flood of coronavirus apps are tracking...
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33% of Parents Won’t Get Flu Shots for Their Kids

Tweet By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The coronavirus pandemic and the upcoming flu season could pose a double threat, but many U.S. parents plan to skip flu shots for their kids, a new survey finds. Though public health experts stress the need for people of all ages to get the seasonal flu vaccine during the COVID-19 pandemic,...
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Most Newborns of COVID-19-Infected Moms Fare Well

Tweet MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Babies born to mothers with COVID-19 only rarely suffer from effects of the virus, a new study suggests. These newborns generally do well in the six to eight weeks after birth, but more are admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) if their mothers had COVID-19 in the two weeks before delivery. Of more than 200 babies studied, complications...
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Symptoms or No, COVID Patients Have Same Viral Load

Tweet FRIDAY, Sept. 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) — People who have COVID-19 but no symptoms have the same amount of virus in their nose and throat as those with symptoms and may play a major role in spreading the disease, a new study reveals. The researchers compared levels of SARS-CoV-2 in 213 people in South Korea who tested positive for the virus. Their symptoms ranged from none to severe,...
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Accuracy of COVID-19 Antibody Tests Varies Widely

Tweet Pulmonary Embolism Signs of this potentially fatal complication. Article source: https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/20200924/accuracy-of-covid-19-antibody-tests-varies-widely-study-finds?src=RSS_PUBLIC
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U.S. Coronavirus Cases Top 7 Million

Tweet An Inoperable Tumor In Your Lung By Robin Foster and E.J. Mundell HealthDay Reporters FRIDAY, Sept. 25, 2020 (Healthday News) — The number of U.S. coronavirus cases passed 7 million on Friday, with California the hardest hit state so far in a pandemic that has crippled the country for more than six months. The United States has been averaging about 41,500 cases daily, down...
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Ingredients Make ‘Smart’ Supplements Not-So-Smart

Tweet By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Maybe you’re a senior concerned that your mind has started to lag a bit. Or maybe you’re a college student looking for an edge in your classes. Either way, a new study warns that you should seriously reconsider taking any over-the-counter supplement that promises a powerful brain boost. A...
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Could Wildfires Have Long-Term Health Effects?

Tweet Sarah B. Henderson, PhD, senior scientist, Environmental Health Services, British Columbia; associate professor, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia. Reynold Panettieri Jr., MD, professor, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers University, New Jersey. EPA.gov: “Health Effects Attributed to Wildfire Smoke.” U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration:...
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Low Vitamin D Levels Tied to Odds for Severe COVID

Tweet An Inoperable Tumor In Your Lung By E.J. Mundell HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Low blood levels of vitamin D might heighten people’s odds for severe or even fatal COVID-19, new research shows. Taking in a healthy level of vitamin D may therefore “reduce the complications, including the cytokine storm [release of too many proteins into...
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America’s COVID Pandemic Is Now Skewing Younger

Tweet An Inoperable Tumor In Your Lung By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Young adults in their 20s now account for more cases of COVID-19 than any other age group, according to a new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. From June through August, people in their 20s accounted for more than 20% of all COVID...
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