Experts Call for Better Masks As Pandemic Rolls On

Tweet Abraar Karan, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston. Tom Frieden, MD, Resolvetosavelives.org. Monica Gandhi, MD, University of California, San Francisco. Alice Sato, MD, PhD, Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Omaha, NE. Cell: “Uniting Infectious Disease and Physical Science Principles on the Importance of Face Masks for COVID-19.”  JAMA...
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Go Low-Carb for Type 2 Diabetes Remission?

Tweet How Diabetes Can Affect Your Eyes By Amy Norton                HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Tough limits on carbohydrates in your meals can help get type 2 diabetes under control — but the benefits typically wane over time, a new research review shows. The analysis of 23 small trials found that low-carb diets worked better than...
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Nearly 45,000 Floridians Overdue for 2nd Second Vaccine

Tweet Jan. 20, 2021 — More than 1 million people in Florida have received a COVID-19 vaccine, but 44,500 are overdue for their second dose, according to the Florida Department of Health. The recommended timeframe to receive a second dose is 21 days for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and 28 days for the Moderna vaccine. Those who don’t receive a second dose aren’t considered fully immunized...
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Black Americans Getting Vaccinated at Lower Rates

Tweet By Hannah Recht and Lauren Weber Sunday, January 17, 2021 (Kaiser News) — Black Americans are receiving covid vaccinations at dramatically lower rates than white Americans in the first weeks of the chaotic rollout, according to a new KHN analysis. About 3% of Americans have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine so far. But in 16 states that have released data by race,...
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Do You Socially Distance? Your Income Might Matter

Tweet An Inoperable Tumor In Your Lung By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Do you you keep 6 feet apart from others to help stop coronavirus spread? New research shows that the wealthier you were at the start of the pandemic, the more likely it is you’ll maintain social distance. The new study looked at social distancing and...
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Nasal Spray Vaccine for COVID-19 in Early Trials

Tweet TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A spritz instead of a shot to ward off COVID-19? Researchers report that a nasal spray vaccine against the new coronavirus shows promise in animal testing. Rodents that were given two doses of the vaccine had antibody and T-cell responses that were strong enough to suppress SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The vaccine also reduced...
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COVID Lockdowns’ Boost to Air Quality Limited

Tweet WEDNESDAY, Jan. 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Two types of air pollution declined in cities around the world during initial COVID-19 lockdowns, but one type increased, a new study finds. Researchers assessed changes in levels of nitrogen dioxide, ozone and fine particulate (PM2.5) air pollution during lockdowns in 11 cities: Beijing and Wuhan in China; Milan; Rome; Madrid; London; Paris;...
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Arguing Taxes the Brain Much More, Scans Show

Tweet WEDNESDAY, Jan. 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Brain drain: Arguing with others puts a lot more strain on your brain than agreeing with them, a new study finds. “Our entire brain is a social processing network,” said senior author Joy Hirsch, professor of psychiatry, comparative medicine and neuroscience at Yale University. “However, it just takes a lot more brain real estate...
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Apps to Let Travelers, Others Show COVID-19 Status

Tweet Julie Parsonnet, MD, professor of epidemiology and population health, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA. Marc Lipsitch, DPhil, professor of epidemiology and director, Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston. Paul Meyer, CEO, Commons Project Foundation, New York City. Perry Flint, spokesperson, International Air Transport Association. Schengen...
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Pharmacy Chains Ready to Supply COVID-19 Vaccines

Tweet By Denise MannHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Now that federal guidelines have expanded COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to include people over 65 and those of all ages with underlying health conditions, drug stores say they are ready, willing and able to start giving the shots. There’s just one slight glitch: supply. But with two vaccines...
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