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Oct23Most Americans Want to End Seasonal Time Changes: Survey

Most Americans Want to End Seasonal Time Changes: Survey

As most of America prepares for the Nov. 1 return of standard time, 63% want one fixed, year-round time, a new survey finds. “Evidence of the negative impacts of seasonal time changes continue to accumulate, and there is real momentum behind the push to end seasonal time changes,” said Dr. Kannan Ramar, president of the […]

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Oct23Coronavirus in a Cough: Tests Show Masks Stopping the Spread

Coronavirus in a Cough: Tests Show Masks Stopping the Spread

A cough could spread a cloud of COVID-19 throughout a room, but a face mask can greatly shrink the size and spread of that cloud, a new study finds. In fact, the volume of the cloud without a mask is about seven times larger than with a surgical mask and 23 times larger than with […]

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Oct23Politics Key to Americans’ Views on COVID-19, Poll Shows

Politics Key to Americans’ Views on COVID-19, Poll Shows

The new coronavirus holds no political views. The pathogen’s only aim is to infect, spread and thrive. But in what is surely no surprise in a deeply divided America, it turns out that your political views play a large role in your attitude towards COVID-19 prevention efforts. Republicans tend to be much less worried than […]

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Oct23U.S. Daily COVID Case Count Nears Record for Pandemic

U.S. Daily COVID Case Count Nears Record for Pandemic

The United States on Thursday recorded its second highest daily total of new coronavirus cases since the pandemic began, with 75,000 new infections, while eight states broke single-day records of new cases. Also on Thursday, the antiviral medicine remdesivir became the first drug to gain U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval to fight COVID-19. Such […]

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Oct23Health Highlights: Oct. 23, 2020

Health Highlights: Oct. 23, 2020

FDA Needs More Safety Data on COVID-19 Vaccines, Experts Say McConnell Dismisses Health Concerns Despite Bruises, Bandages CDC Plans Cellphone COVID Vaccine Tracking System

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Oct22COVID-19 More Common in Pregnant Hispanics Than Other Moms-to-Be: Study

COVID-19 More Common in Pregnant Hispanics Than Other Moms-to-Be: Study

Hispanic mothers-to-be in the southern United States are almost twice as likely to have COVID-19 as non-Hispanic women, a new study finds. The researchers also found that those with government health insurance were more likely to test positive for the coronavirus than women with private insurance. For the study, pregnant women were routinely tested for […]

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Oct22Homeless More Likely to Die After Heart Attack

Homeless More Likely to Die After Heart Attack

Homeless people are three times more likely to die after a heart attack than other patients, a new study finds. “Our study shows a dramatically higher rate of mortality after heart attacks in people experiencing homelessness compared to non-homeless patients,” said researcher Dr. Samantha Liauw of the University of Toronto. “More research is needed to […]

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Oct22More Than Half of Americans Know Someone Infected or Ill With COVID: Poll

More Than Half of Americans Know Someone Infected or Ill With COVID: Poll

More than half of all Americans have been personally affected by COVID-19 at this point in the pandemic, according to a new HealthDay-Harris Poll survey. The national survey was conducted by The Harris Poll between Oct. 8 and 12. It found that 55% of U.S. adults now say they know someone in their immediate or […]

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Oct22CDC Broadens Definition of ‘Close Contact’ in Tracing COVID Infections

CDC Broadens Definition of ‘Close Contact’ in Tracing COVID Infections

In a move that widens the pool of people considered at risk for coronavirus infection, U.S. health officials released new guidance on Wednesday that redefines who’s considered a “close contact” of an infected individual. The change, issued by the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, will likely have the biggest impact in group settings […]

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Oct22Health Highlights: Oct. 22, 2020

Health Highlights: Oct. 22, 2020

Mouthwash Will Not Save You From COVID-19 Who's At Risk For 'Long COVID?' Purdue Pharma to Plead Guilty to Opioid-Related Crimes COVID-Related Deaths Hit 300,000: CDC

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