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Coronavirus antibody tests are wrong up to half of the time, the CDC warns

1 month ago   |   By Daily Mail

The Centers for Disease Control has updated its guidance on its website, warning that antibody tests for COVID-19 may be wrong up to half of the time in delivering a false positive result.
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The Latest: India sees record jump of COVID-19 cases

The Latest: India sees record jump of COVID-19 cases

1 month ago   |   By ABC News

India sees no respite from the coronavirus caseload seeing another record single day jump of over 6,500 cases at a time when the two-month-old lockdown across the country is set to end on Sunday
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Caring for Someone With Alzheimer's in the Time of Covid-19

1 month ago   |   By Northern Westchester

Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's or dementia is challenging in the best of times, but in the time of COVID-19, things can be even more difficult. With everything you are dealing with, try to remember that you can only do your best. Some days will be better than others. It's likely that the...
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Melinda Gates wants to target black people for priority covid-19 vaccines

Melinda Gates wants to target black people for priority covid-19 vaccines

During a recent interview with TIME, Melinda Gates, co-chair of the infamous Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, spelled out the order in which she believes people need to be... Read more ...

NOT A HOAX: Study shows coronavirus pandemic led to 18% rise in overall...

NOT A HOAX: Study shows coronavirus pandemic led to 18% rise in overall deaths in the U.S., from any cause

One of the uninformed comments we hear a lot these days about coronavirus is that people who are dying of COVID-19 would have died of something else sooner rather than later... Read more ...

1,000 Days of probiotics can boost long-term health for parents and...

1,000 Days of probiotics can boost long-term health for parents and newborns: Study

Exposure to probiotics within the first 1,000 days after conception has been linked to profound positive effects on the health of infants. Birgit Michelsen, chief technical... Read more ...

Slow Medicine: COVID-19 Exposes What's Wrong With U.S. Healthcare

Slow Medicine: COVID-19 Exposes What's Wrong With U.S. Healthcare

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, U.S. policymakers, healthcare leaders, and the public alike have looked far and wide for a technological fix to the crisis. News coverage has... Read more ...

Black Patients Fare Worse After Angioplasty

Black Patients Fare Worse After Angioplasty

Even after undergoing the artery-clearing procedure angioplasty, Black patients with heart disease are more likely than whites to suffer a heart attack or die within the next... Read more ...

Brain-Eating Amoeba Case Confirmed in Florida

Brain-Eating Amoeba Case Confirmed in Florida

A case of brain-eating amoeba has been confirmed in the Tampa area, according to the Florida Department of Health. Read more ...

Blood Pressure Meds May Lower Colon Cancer Risk

Blood Pressure Meds May Lower Colon Cancer Risk

A new study suggests that two types of blood pressure drugs might do double-duty, helping blood pressure and keeping colon cancer away, too. Read more ...

Genes that raise the risk of dying from Covid-19 'were inherited from...

Genes that raise the risk of dying from Covid-19 'were inherited from NEANDERTHALS'

Researchers from Germany and Sweden said a genetic sequence which entered the human bloodline through cross-breeding appears to have 'tragic consequences' for people with Covid-19. Read more ...

Sobering Data on Risks of Short-Term Oral Corticosteroids

Sobering Data on Risks of Short-Term Oral Corticosteroids

Corticosteroid bursts as short as 2 weeks or less were still linked to severe adverse events among relatively healthy users, according to a large study from Taiwan. For people... Read more ...

It's Important For Black Women to Practice Self-Care Right Now - Here's How...

It's Important For Black Women to Practice Self-Care Right Now - Here's How I'm Coping

For the past few weeks, I've felt something I haven't felt in a long while: hopelessness and despair. While protests against racial injustice go on, I'm forced to... Read more ...