Domestic Violence Rises Under Stay-at-Home Rules

Tweet WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Domestic violence cases rose after Los Angeles and Indianapolis introduced stay-at-home rules to help stop the spread of COVID-19, researchers say. “Shelter-in-place rules, by mandating more time at home, are very likely to increase the volume of domestic or intimate partner violence, which thrives behind closed doors,” said senior...
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Congo Facing Ebola, COVID and Measles All at Once

Tweet Pulmonary Embolism Signs of this potentially fatal complication. Article source: https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/20200603/congo-facing-ebola-covid-measles-all-at-once?src=RSS_PUBLIC
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Claims of a Weaker COVID-19 Virus Disputed

Tweet Matteo Bassetti, MD, director, Infectious Diseases Clinic, San Martino Hospital, Genoa, Italy. Mark Cameron, PhD, associate professor, Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH. JACC: Case Reports: “The Outbreak of COVID-19 in Italy.” Journal of Virology: “Genetic Variability of Human Respiratory Coronavirus...
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COVID-19 Cases Drop in Warm Weather, But Not Much

Tweet TUESDAY, June 2, 2020 (HealthDay News) — So many questions remain unanswered about COVID-19, including whether the pandemic coronavirus will wane with warmer weather, like some other respiratory viruses. In search of an answer, researchers at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Mass., studied the effects of temperature, precipitation and sunlight (UV index) on the number of COVID-19 cases...
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Type 1 Diabetes Costs $2,500 a Year With Insurance

Tweet TUESDAY, June 2, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Out-of-pocket costs for Americans with type 1 diabetes average $2,500 a year, a new study says. But 8% of patients have more than $5,000 in out-of-pocket costs, possibly due to having high-deductible health insurance plans or significant medical needs, researchers found. And insulin accounted for only 18% of total out-of-pocket spending. The rest...
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Vulnerable Groups Weigh Risks as Country Reopens

Tweet Ana Anselmo, Miami. David Cohn, MD, Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital at Ohio State University, Columbus. Darrell M. Gray II, MD, Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbus. Kate Grusich, CDC, Atlanta. Jennifer Morris, Springfield, VA. Janet Morgan, MD, Cleveland Clinic. Grant C. Paulsen, MD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Greg Poland, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester,...
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What Will It Take to Reopen Offices Safely?

Tweet CDC: “COVID-19 Employer Information for Office Buildings,” “Guidance for Reopening Buildings After Prolonged Shutdown or Reduced Operation,” “Hierarchy of Controls.” CNET: “The new work-from-home policies at Facebook, Twitter, Apple and more.” Bloomberg: “Wall Street Tries to Figure Out How to Get Back to the Office.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences:...
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Majority Want Virus Curbed Over Economy Reopening

Tweet June 1, 2020 – A majority of Americans questioned in a recent poll said that curbing the coronavirus is more important than trying to restart the economy. The Washington Post-ABC News poll of 1,001 people broke down 57% to 37% on that question. Differences of opinion emerged based on race and gender. The poll found 77% of blacks and also Hispanics said stopping the spread of...
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Shortages of Hydroxychloroquine for Lupus Patients

Tweet TUESDAY, June 2, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A drug championed by President Donald Trump as a coronavirus panacea appears to be in short supply for people who really need it: lupus patients. More than one-third of U.S. lupus patients who take hydroxychloroquine have struggled to fill prescriptions for the drug during the COVID-19 crisis, a new survey finds. One patient finally filled her prescription...
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Antibody Tests May Answer Public Health Questions

Tweet Andrew Azman, PhD, assistant scientist, department of epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.  Michael Mina, MD, PhD, assistant professor of epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Eric Blank, DrPH, chief program officer, Association of Public Health Laboratories. CDC.gov: “Interim Guidelines for COVID-19 Antibody Testing.” FDA: “EUA Authorized...
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