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Jul6How Immune System Fights COVID-19 May Be Key to Vaccine Success

How Immune System Fights COVID-19 May Be Key to Vaccine Success

Even the sickest COVID-19 patients make T-cells to fight the infection, a new study finds. This means that a COVID-19 vaccine will have to cause the body to make T-cells along with antibodies, researchers say. The immune response to the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, was the same in American and Dutch patients in the […]

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Jul6With Pandemic-Related Stress, Abuse Against Kids Can Surge

With Pandemic-Related Stress, Abuse Against Kids Can Surge

Stress from social distancing and isolation to stop the spread of COVID-19 can lead to increased family violence at home, Tulane University experts say. These changes in routine can upset kids, who may lash out and test limits. Stress from bad behavior, along with financial and other concerns can result in angry outbursts — even […]

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Jul6Will the COVID-19 Pandemic Leave a Mental Health Crisis in Its Wake?

Will the COVID-19 Pandemic Leave a Mental Health Crisis in Its Wake?

Stressed from home-schooling your kids? Lonely from lockdown? Worried about a sick loved one isolated in a nursing home? Worried you might lose your job? The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is affecting everyone’s mental health in ways small and large, and experts are concerned that for many, today’s anxiety will become a tidal wave of mental […]

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Jul6New U.S. Coronavirus Cases Hit Another High

New U.S. Coronavirus Cases Hit Another High

(HealthDay News) — For the 27th day in a row, the rolling seven-day average for daily new coronavirus cases in the United States set another record on Sunday, climbing past 48,000 COVID-19 infections in just 24 hours. At the same time, coronavirus-related hospitalizations rose to their highest levels to date in Arizona and Nevada, the […]

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Jul6Health Highlights: July 6, 2020

Health Highlights: July 6, 2020

Only 5% of Spain's Population Has Antibodies to New Coronavirus COVID-19 Claims Life of Broadway Actor Nick Cordero, 41 New Coronavirus Can Linger in Indoor Air: Scientists Fight Against Coronavirus Threatens Progress Against Other Diseases FDA Warns About Hand Sanitizers With Methanol

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Jul5Keep Your Kids Safe in the Water. Here’s How

Keep Your Kids Safe in the Water. Here’s How

Trips to the beach or a pool add to summer’s fun, but parents need to ensure that children are safe in and around the water. Masks and social distancing are a must this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. And kids must be supervised even if they’re able to swim, experts at the Children’s Hospital […]

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Jul48 Tips to Ease Your Pets Through July Fourth Fireworks

8 Tips to Ease Your Pets Through July Fourth Fireworks

You may enjoy the fireworks on the Fourth of July, but there’s a good chance Fido and Fluffy do not. “Even pets that are not usually sensitive to loud sounds and noise can become extremely stressed due to the sound of fireworks,” said John Howe, president of the American Veterinary Medical Association. “It’s hard not […]

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Jul3Injuries Shoot Up After Fireworks Laws Loosened in West Virginia

Injuries Shoot Up After Fireworks Laws Loosened in West Virginia

West Virginia loosened fireworks sales rules in 2016. And since then, the state has seen a 40% boom in fireworks-related injuries, researchers say. The regulation change made it easier for people to buy Class C fireworks such as Roman candles, bottle rockets and fountains. “Since there has been a trend among states to liberalize these […]

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Jul3HIV May Not Worsen COVID-19 Outlook

HIV May Not Worsen COVID-19 Outlook

People with HIV who were hospitalized with COVID-19 didn’t have worse results than COVID-19 patients without HIV, new research shows. “Throughout the pandemic, we’ve suspected that immunocompromised patients, such as those with HIV, could be at a higher risk for infection and suffer more severe outcomes, but without data on how COVID-19 affects patients with […]

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Jul3U.S. Coronavirus Hospitalizations Spiking in South, West

U.S. Coronavirus Hospitalizations Spiking in South, West

(HealthDay News) — As the daily toll of new coronavirus cases broke yet another record and topped 55,000 on Thursday, COVID-19 hospitalizations were also climbing across the South and West. Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas, Nevada and Arizona all set records for hospitalizations on Thursday, a sobering harbinger of what is yet to come, the Washington Post […]

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