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Most Newborns of COVID-19-Infected Moms Fare Well
9/28/2020
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.
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33% of Parents Won't Get Flu Shots for Their Kids
9/28/2020
Parents who didn't take their children for a flu shot last year are least likely to do so this year (less than a third), while parents who took their child for a flu shot last year were most likely to do so again (96%), according to the survey.
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Privacy Concerns Hindering Digital Contact Tracing
9/28/2020
To try to make that easier, countries and states are turning digital. Smartphone apps allow anyone, whether they have COVID or just worry they’ve been exposed, to detail their movements leading up to infection or exposure.
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Doctors Wary of Rushed COVID Vaccine
9/28/2020
Only 17% of doctors say they will get a COVID-19 vaccine if it is authorized before all clinical trials have been completed, according to results of a Medscape poll.
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Brain-Eating Amoeba in Texas City's Tap Water
9/28/2020
Lake Jackson issued a "do not use water order" and requested an emergency declaration from the state.
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Trump Picks Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court Justice
9/25/2020
Amy Coney Barrett, 48, a federal judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit in Chicago since 2017, is President Donald Trump's pick for the Supreme Court.
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Is Key Safety Data at Risk in Race for COVID Vaccine?
9/25/2020
Public health experts worry that ending a COVID vaccine trial early and giving it swift approval under an Emergency Use Authorization could compromise the collection of further safety data.
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FDA Warns of Danger From 'Benadryl Challenge'
9/25/2020
The new internet dare, broadcast widely on teen-friendly TikTok, urges kids to overdose on the over-the-counter antihistamine Benadryl to achieve a hallucinatory state.
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Even If Hips, Legs Slims Down, Belly Fat a Danger
9/25/2020
Even if other areas of the body are in good shape, once fat starts to accumulate in the belly region, the risk of dying an early death goes up.
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America's COVID Pandemic Is Now Skewing Younger
9/25/2020
From June through August, people in their 20s accounted for more than 20% of all COVID infections in the United States, CDC researchers found.
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U.S. Coronavirus Cases Top 7 Million
9/25/2020
It was less than a month ago that the United States reached 6 million cases. It took over three months for the country to record its first million cases.
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Low Vitamin D Levels Tied to Odds for Severe COVID
9/25/2020
Patients who were vitamin D-sufficient -- a blood level of at least 30 nanograms per milliliter -- had a significantly lower risk for serious complications from COVID-19, including losing consciousness, low blood oxygen levels and death.
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Could Wildfires Have Long-Term Health Effects?
9/25/2020
When people breathe wildfire smoke, the short-term health effects can range from eye and nasal irritation and coughing to worsening asthma, heart attacks, and strokes. Scientists aren’t sure yet of the long-term effects, but there are some early clues.
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Ingredients Make 'Smart' Supplements Not-So-Smart
9/25/2020
A review of so-called "smart drug" nutritional supplements found a handful that were packed with foreign pharmaceuticals not approved in the United States, often in potentially dangerous combinations and dosages.
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Accuracy of COVID-19 Antibody Tests Varies Widely
9/25/2020
There was a wide range of accuracy among the tests. Specificity -- the ability to correctly identify those without the disease -- ranged from 82% to 100%
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Symptoms or No, COVID Patients Have Same Viral Load
9/25/2020
Fifty-four percent of patients without symptoms tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, as did 64% of those with mild symptoms. There was no significant difference in the viral load between the two groups, the researchers said.
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Is Shock Therapy Returning for Bipolar Disorder?
9/25/2020
Investigators found that among bipolar patients who fail to respond to standard treatments, ECT can be a lifesaver, preventing out-of-control mood swings and dramatically lowering suicide risk.
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