• Coronavirus, locusts, flooding pose 'triple threat' in Africa

    8 days ago - By Sydney Morning Herald

    The added threat of COVID-19 imperils a region that already was home to about 20 per cent of the world's population of food-insecure people.
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  • Still Trying to Find the Best Face Mask For Your Workouts? Try These Breathable Styles

    Still Trying to Find the Best Face Mask For Your Workouts? Try These Breathable Styles

    8 days ago - By PopSugar

    The Centers For Disease Control recommends that everyone wear a cloth face mask in public spaces to reduce the spread of COVID-19. As gyms begin to reopen , and experts suggest wearing facial coverings even while running or biking outside in more densely-populated areas, it's important to find a mask that will help you feel comfortable while keeping yourself and others safe.
    There are a few factors to consider when deciding on a face mask for working out, because it needs to be equally breathable and protective. The first thing to think about is the fabric the mask is made out of. Though...
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  • US begins crackdown on unvetted virus blood tests

    8 days ago - By ABC News

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is moving ahead with a crackdown on scores of COVID-19 antibody tests that have not yet been shown to work
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  • New Guidance to Protect Providers, Manage Stroke in COVID-19

    8 days ago - By Medscape

    COVID-19 raises stroke risk, but patients presenting with stroke might not have confirmed infection. This new guideline provides recommendations for evaluating and managing these patients.
    Medscape Medical News
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  • Symptom screening alone fails to curb COVID-19 in senior living facilities

    8 days ago - By Healio

    Four older adults residing in an independent and assisted living facility in Seattle were exposed to SARS-CoV-2 and became infected with the virus but remained asymptomatic in the preceding 14 days. A facility-wide outbreak was avoided because early surveillance strategies and strict self-isolation measures were implemented shortly after the facility's first case was identified, researchers wrote in JAMA Internal Medicine.
    The findings suggest that screening for symptoms alone after a reported COVID-19 exposure would miss asymptomatic cases among residents and staff of independent and
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  • Survey finds patients in touch with eye doctors during COVID-19

    8 days ago - By Healio

    More than one-third of survey respondents reported staying in touch with their eye care providers during March and April, even with most offices closed, according to the Vision Council's April COVID-19 Optical Impact Consumer Study.
    They were more likely to communicate with their provider via telephone calls, email and phone text exchanges, and social media video apps, as indicated by responses to the council's VisionWatch consumer survey.
    The monthly survey is designed to gauge consumer levels of concern about the COVID-19 pandemic and track trends related to their interactions
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  • Lower mean number of household members associated with more COVID-19 cases

    8 days ago - By News Medical

    Regions of Italy with higher family fragmentation and a high number of residential nursing homes experienced the highest rate of COVID-19 infections in people over age 80, according to a new study published May 21, 2020 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Giuseppe Liotta of the University of Rome, Italy, and colleagues.
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  • US Nursing Homes Plagued by Infection Control Issues Pre-COVID-19: Report

    8 days ago - By Medscape

    US nursing homes have been plagued with infection control deficiencies even before the coronavirus pandemic turned them into hotspots for COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the virus, a government report said on Wednesday.
    Reuters Health Information
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