Many Metrics to Measure COVID-19, Which Are Best?

MANY METRICS TO MEASURE COVID-19, WHICH ARE BEST?

The metrics used to track the coronavirus pandemic typically include daily cases, hospitalizations, and deaths. Analyzing these metrics...

COVID Hits Minorities Hardest in Nursing Homes, Too

COVID HITS MINORITIES HARDEST IN NURSING HOMES, TOO

A study found that nursing homes with higher percentages of racial and ethnic minority residents reported two to four times more new...

 
 
 
Trial Holds Promise for Weekly Insulin for Type 2

TRIAL HOLDS PROMISE FOR WEEKLY INSULIN FOR TYPE 2

Now, new research offers some hope for those insulin avoiders - a once-a-week insulin injection may someday replace daily shots.

Homemade Masks Do a Great Job Blocking COVID-19

HOMEMADE MASKS DO A GREAT JOB BLOCKING COVID-19

The team tested breathability and droplet-blocking of 11 common household fabrics. The fabrics ranged from new and used garments, quilted...

 
 
 
COVID Death Toll Hits 200,000 in the U.S

COVID DEATH TOLL HITS 200,000 IN THE U.S

Just over 6 months after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, the United States has reached a grim milestone:...

Black Doctors' Group Creates Panel to Vet Vaccine

BLACK DOCTORS' GROUP CREATES PANEL TO VET VACCINE

The National Medical Association, an association of black doctors, is creating its own independent task force to review decisions about...

 
 
 
Glass-Topped Tables Injure Thousands Each Year

GLASS-TOPPED TABLES INJURE THOUSANDS EACH YEAR

Investigators found that half of their patients experienced injuries to their deep organs, upper torso, abdomen or joint cavities and...

Global Life Expectancy Likely to Drop Due to COVID

GLOBAL LIFE EXPECTANCY LIKELY TO DROP DUE TO COVID

Using a computer model, the researchers concluded that infection rates of only 2% could cause a drop in life expectancy in countries...

 
 
 
EPA Adds to List of Coronavirus-Fighting Cleaners

EPA ADDS TO LIST OF CORONAVIRUS-FIGHTING CLEANERS

Original Pine-Sol was proven effective against the coronavirus after 10 minutes, the EPA says. It joins other Clorox-brand products...

Too Much or Too Little Sleep Bad for Your Brain

TOO MUCH OR TOO LITTLE SLEEP BAD FOR YOUR BRAIN

Too little sleep was defined as four or fewer hours a night, while too much was deemed 10 or more hours a night. The ideal amount?...

 
 
 
Potential COVID Drug May Raise Heart Risk: Study

POTENTIAL COVID DRUG MAY RAISE HEART RISK: STUDY

The widely prescribed antibiotic azithromycin is being investigated as a COVID-19 treatment, but a new study warns it could increase...

Holidays Can Be a Fright for Kids With Food Allergies

HOLIDAYS CAN BE A FRIGHT FOR KIDS WITH FOOD ALLERGIES

A new study found that serious allergic reactions triggered by peanuts jumped 85% when kids were trick or treating.

 
 
 

THE BENEFITS OF VITAMIN C

Vitamin C is one of the safest and most effective nutrients, experts say.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies from Pancreatic Cancer

RUTH BADER GINSBURG DIES FROM PANCREATIC CANCER

The three-time cancer survivor faced her most recent troubles in late 2018, when she had surgery for lung cancer that was discovered...

 
 
 
Sore Jaws, Cracked Teeth COVID Collateral Damage

SORE JAWS, CRACKED TEETH COVID COLLATERAL DAMAGE

Reports of pandemic-related dental problems liked cracked teeth are common, and sales of mouthguards to prevent people from grinding...

Moderna: We'll Know Soon if COVID Vaccine Works

MODERNA: WE'LL KNOW SOON IF COVID VACCINE WORKS

Along with Moderna's vaccine, there are six others in final Phase 3 testing that involves large-scale human tests.

 
 
 
Many Need Follow-Up Colonoscopy and Don't Know it

MANY NEED FOLLOW-UP COLONOSCOPY AND DON'T KNOW IT

Colon cancer is the third most common cause of cancer death in the United States. Because people with advanced polyps have triple the...

COVID Adds Risk for People With Addiction Disorders

COVID ADDS RISK FOR PEOPLE WITH ADDICTION DISORDERS

People with a recent addiction disorder diagnosis were more likely than others to develop COVID-19, and the connection was strongest...

 
 
 
90,000 Young U.S. Adults May Get Cancer This Year

90,000 YOUNG U.S. ADULTS MAY GET CANCER THIS YEAR

The report from Ohio State University projects that nearly 90,000 Americans between 15 and 39 years of age will be diagnosed with cancer...

Another Rapid COVID-19 Test Shows Promise

ANOTHER RAPID COVID-19 TEST SHOWS PROMISE

The results are available within 90 minutes, while conventional COVID-19 tests provide results within 24 hours, the researchers said.

 
 
 



ACIP Mulls Priority Groups for COVID-19 Vaccines

ACIP Mulls Priority Groups for COVID-19 Vaccines

Members of the the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices meeting Tuesday appeared to agree that healthcare workers should be first in line to receive a COVID-19... Read more ...

Why children ARE more protected from severe COVID-19 than adults

Why children ARE more protected from severe COVID-19 than adults

Researchers at Yale University and Albert Einstein College of Medicine found that adults who catch coronavirus are nine-times more likely to die of the infection compared to... Read more ...

Exercising regularly and not smoking can have a dramatic effect on your...

Exercising regularly and not smoking can have a dramatic effect on your lifespan study shows

Scientists from Leicester university found that not smoking and exercising regularly can add six to eight years to life, even in those with chronic illnesses Read more ...

Many Metrics to Measure COVID-19, Which Are Best?

Many Metrics to Measure COVID-19, Which Are Best?

The metrics used to track the coronavirus pandemic typically include daily cases, hospitalizations, and deaths. Analyzing these metrics separately can show how much community... Read more ...

COVID Death Toll Hits 200,000 in the U.S

COVID Death Toll Hits 200,000 in the U.S

Just over 6 months after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, the United States has reached a grim milestone: the novel coronavirus death toll has... Read more ...

Pontyclun pub closes after customer tests positive for Covid-19

Pontyclun pub closes after customer tests positive for Covid-19

The Pipeworks Bar is having a deep clean, with some staff told to isolate for 14 days Read more ...

No Luck for Chemo-Free Tx in First-Line Bladder Cancer

No Luck for Chemo-Free Tx in First-Line Bladder Cancer

PD-L1 checkpoint blockade with or without anti-CTLA-4 failed to improve overall survival compared to standard chemotherapy in previously untreated metastatic bladder cancer, a... Read more ...

FDA will make it harder for COVID-19 vaccines to get approved

FDA will make it harder for COVID-19 vaccines to get approved

The FDA is expected to issue new, tougher requirements for its approval of a coronavirus vaccine, a move that could make emergency use authorization before Election Day unlikely. Read more ...

Could Your Nausea Be a Sign of COVID-19? If You're Worried, Here's What to Know

Could Your Nausea Be a Sign of COVID-19? If You're Worried, Here's What to Know

We've learned a lot about the symptoms of COVID-19 over the last few months. One of the more surprising discoveries: despite being classified as a respiratory illness by the... Read more ...

CDC Warns Against Traditional Trick-Or-Treating This Year

CDC Warns Against Traditional Trick-Or-Treating This Year

Traditional trick-or-treating is considered a high risk activity according to the CDC's new guidelines The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just announced its... Read more ...