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Wait Times Increase for COVID-19 Test Results
7/10/2020
As the number of COVID-19 diagnostic tests have increased, it may take up to a 6 days or longer for some people to get their results.
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As Cases Surge, No Clear Answers on School Reopening
7/10/2020
With COVID-19 cases on the rise in more than 30 states, parents have mixed feelings about the upcoming start of school and how to keep their children and families safe.
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Delirium Can Strike Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients
7/10/2020
Intense breathing problems may be the most widely reported feature of COVID-19, but new research warns that coronavirus can also take aim at the brain.
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Antivirals Tied to Heart Issue in COVID Patients
7/10/2020
Older, critically ill COVID-19 patients who are given a combination of two common antiretroviral drugs can experience a drastic slowing of their heart rate, French researchers report.
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Hip Replacement May Also Ease Back Pain
7/10/2020
If you have a bad hip and lower back pain, a new study suggests that hip replacement surgery may solve both issues at once.
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Study: Coronavirus May Pass From Mom to Baby
7/10/2020
It may be possible for the new coronavirus to be passed from infected pregnant women to their babies, Italian researchers say, but more study is needed.
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Study: Sterilize N95 Masks With a Microwave
7/9/2020
A new study offers a decontamination tool that is much more accessible and affordable: a microwave.
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'Broken Heart Syndrome' Has Risen During Pandemic
7/9/2020
Doctors at one Ohio hospital system have discovered yet another possible consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic: More cases of "broken heart syndrome."
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Record Numbers as U.S. Tops 3 Million COVID Cases
7/9/2020
The U.S. has topped 3 million cases of COVID-19 after reporting another single-day record of 60,000 new cases on Tuesday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
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75 or Older? Statins Can Still Benefit Your Heart
7/8/2020
People 75 and older who were free of heart disease and prescribed a statin wound up with a 25% lower risk of death from any cause and a 20% lower risk of heart-related death, researchers reported July 7 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
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Can Probiotics Help Ease Depression?
7/8/2020
Researchers found that various probiotics seemed to improve symptoms in patients with clinical depression -- at least in the short term.
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Air Conditioning May Be Spreading COVID
7/8/2020
As COVID-19 cases rise rapidly throughout the South, some scientists believe there could be an important, but overlooked factor in the spread of the virus in the region--air conditioning.
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Court: Employers Can Refuse Birth Control Coverage
7/8/2020
More than 70,000 U.S. women could be left without cost-free birth control after the Supreme Court upheld a Trump administration policy change that permits some employers to refuse to provide contraceptive coverage on religious or moral grounds.
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New Guidelines Could Double Number Eligible for Lung Cancer Screening
7/8/2020
CT scans have been proven to help spot lung cancer early and save lives. Now, updated expert recommendations could double the number of Americans who are eligible for the yearly screening.
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Two Lysol Products Can Kill Coronavirus: EPA
7/8/2020
The EPA said laboratory tests found that Lysol Disinfectant Spray and Lysol Disinfectant Max Cover Mist destroy the virus two minutes after contact.
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As REM Sleep Declines, Life Span Suffers
7/7/2020
Deep sleep is essential for good health, and too little of it may shorten your life, a new study suggests.
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Studies Track Super-Spreading of COVID-19
7/7/2020
Prohibiting high-risk events—large, densely packed gatherings in close contact—could dramatically reduce COVID-19 cases, according to two new reports, and could do so quickly.
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COVID Worsens Mental Health In The LGBTQ Community
7/7/2020
In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, anxiety and depression are striking many in the LGBTQ+ community for the first time, researchers say.
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Blood Pressure Meds May Lower Colon Cancer Risk
7/6/2020
A new study suggests that two types of blood pressure drugs might do double-duty, helping blood pressure and keeping colon cancer away, too.
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Black Patients Fare Worse After Angioplasty
7/6/2020
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 several years.
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Does Having a Dog Make for Well-Adjusted Kids?
7/6/2020
If you've hesitated to get a dog because your kids are very young, new research suggests that the preschool years might be a good time to add a furry friend to the family.
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Brain-Eating Amoeba Case Confirmed in Florida
7/6/2020
A case of brain-eating amoeba has been confirmed in the Tampa area, according to the Florida Department of Health.
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COVID Claims Life of Broadway Actor Nick Cordero
7/6/2020
Broadway musical theater actor Nick Cordero -- who'd been hospitalized for three months after contracting the new coronavirus -- died Sunday at age 41.
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U.S. Reports One-Day Record of 50,000 COVID Cases
7/6/2020
A record more than 50,200 new coronavirus cases were reported across the United States on July 1.
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How Safe Is it to Use A Public Bathroom?
7/2/2020
With dirty door handles, heavily trafficked toilet bowls and proximity to strangers, how can you protect yourself from COVID-19 in a public bathroom?
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