Pets Helped People Cope During Pandemic: Study

Tweet WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Pets helped many people cope with the mental stress of being locked down during the coronavirus pandemic, a new study finds. It included 6,000 people in Britain who were under lockdown between March 23 and June 1. About 90% had at least one pet. Of those, more than 90% said their pet helped them cope emotionally with the lockdown and 96% said...
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End Ban on Cornea Donations from Gay Men: Study

Tweet TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) — U.S. and Canadian restrictions on cornea donations from gay and bisexual men prevent thousands of vision-restoring transplants and need to be changed, researchers say. A corneal transplant can cure some forms of blindness and visual impairment. The United States bans men from donating if they have had gay sex in the past five years; Canada has...
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Closer Look: Trump, Biden Plans on Health Care

Tweet Sabrina Corlette, JD, co-director, Center on Health Insurance Reforms, Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy. Tricia Neuman, ScD, health policy analyst, Kaiser Family Foundation. Biden-Harris campaign: “Health Care.” The White House: “Healthcare.” Promises Kept: “Making America Great Again, Healthcare: President Donald J. Trump Achievements.” US News and World Report:...
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COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Shows Promise for Elderly

Tweet The New England Journal of Medicine, Sept. 29, 2020. Wilbur Chen, MD, professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine; chief, Adult Clinical Studies section, Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health, Baltimore. Evan Anderson, MD, associate professor of pediatric infectious disease, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta. Article source: https://www.webmd.com/lung/news/20200929/covid-19-vaccine-trial-shows-promise-for-elderly?src=RSS_PUBLIC
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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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