Month: May 2020

Since the emergence of SARS-CoV-2 in December 2019, the virus has spread from Wuhan, China to the rest of the world. Currently labelled as a global pandemic, each country faces its own challenges with “flattening the curve” of emergent cases and working towards finding effective treatments. Epidemiological data has been rigorously collected in hopes of
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A new study has found a direct association between maternal prenatal stress and negative outcomes of offspring psychopathology. Maternal prenatal stress can be defined as a reduction in the mother’s psychological well-being during pregnancy and is linked to neurobiological, behavioural, and cognitive outcomes in offspring. Prenatal anxiety can also affect childhood psychopathology (manifestation of symptoms
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What type of allergy pill have you been taking? Also note that if you have difficulty breathing or swallowing, you should go to an ER immediately, as these may be signs of more serious problems like anaphylaxis, which can be fatal. You can call them ahead to tell them you’re coming so they can help
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Two staff members wheel Amwell telemedicine carts into the entrance of the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Benioff Children’s Hospital in Mission Bay, San Francisco, California during an outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus, March 16, 2020. Smith Collection | Gado | Getty Images As companies across the U.S. see plunging demand from two months
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Steve Debenport | E+ | Getty Images For Ochsner Health System, getting hospital staff back online to resume elective surgical and diagnostic procedures has been the easy part of reopening for non-Covid care. The challenge for the Louisiana hospital system has been getting patients to feel comfortable about coming back. “We knew several weeks ago
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An engineer shows a plastic model of the Covid-19 coronavirus at the Quality Control Laboratory at the Sinovac Biotech facilities in Beijing. Nicolas Asfouri | AFP | Getty Images A potential coronavirus vaccine developed in China appeared to cause the body to produce neutralizing antibodies in dozens of patients in an early-stage clinical trial, an
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FitnessRx for Women presents 50 simple ideas that will place you among the small percentage of women who lose weight successfully and keep it off. Combining a few of these simple techniques will make weight loss easier than you thought possible. The secret of losing weight is not a magic pill or radical techniques that
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A team of Swedish scientists found a significantly reduced incidence of advanced breast cancers and breast cancer deaths when women get regular mammograms. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. Improvements in cancer treatment options, the promotion of breast self-exams, and the adoption of regular breast cancer screenings using mammography (mammograms) in the
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Mayor Bill de Blasio greets healthcare workers and conducts a press conference at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, New York, April 10, 2020. EuropaNewswire | Gado | Getty Images New York City is on track to begin its phased reopening, including opening retail stores with modifications and construction jobs, as the number
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Tensions between the U.S. and China will likely get worse ahead of the American presidential election this November, experts told CNBC on Thursday. The world’s two largest economies have been embroiled in a long-drawn trade war and are now in a tussle over issues surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. U.S. President Donald Trump has blamed Beijing for a
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President Donald Trump talks to journalists as he departs the White House May 05, 2020 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images Michigan’s attorney general said Wednesday that President Donald Trump has a “legal responsibility” —  under state law  —  to wear a mask as a coronavirus precaution when he visits a Ford Motor Co.
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Are you a Fitness Phenom or a Fledgling Fitness Fanatic? Take the test and see! Following is a list of fitness facts and falsehoods. Can you tell which statements are true and which ones are false? See below for answers. In addition to building strong bones, calcium also helps burn fat. Intense exercise increases the
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Women wearing a mask as a precaution against coronavirus walks at Pyatnitskaya street in Moscow, Russia on May 19, 2020. Anadolu Agency Russia’s coronavirus cases surpassed 300,000 on Wednesday, cementing its position as the second-worst-hit country from the virus after the U.S., but there are increasing questions over the country’s low death toll. Russia reported
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A pedestrian wearing a protective face mask walks past the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, on Saturday, March 14, 2020. Elijah Nouvelage | Bloomberg via Getty Images The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tracked a cluster of coronavirus cases in rural Arkansas back to a church pastor and
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Researchers propose model based on ‘shield immunity’ where immune individuals help to slow virus spread. The spread of the global coronavirus pandemic appears to be slowing down in many countries, thanks to a variety of measures such as travel restrictions and shutdowns of non-essential businesses. Whilst these measures have been somewhat successful, they are unsustainable
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Alphabet‘s life sciences company, Verily, is launching a research project with an initial focus on understanding how the human immune system responds to the coronavirus.  The company is adapting its existing study, Project Baseline, which aims to use the latest technology for longitudinal health care research, to support the pandemic. Its first initiative, Baseline Antibody Research,
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