• More visceral fat increases risk for COVID-19 ICU admission, mechanical ventilation

    8 days ago - By Healio

    Individuals with COVID-19 who are admitted to the ICU or treated with invasive mechanical ventilation have more visceral fat than those who are admitted to the hospital, but are not in critical condition, according to study data.
    “Our most important finding is that visceral fat area was higher in patients admitted to the ICU and requiring invasive mechanical ventilation, which draws attention to the importance of abdominal adiposity in COVID-19,” Andrea Szentesi, PhD, operative director of the interdisciplinary research support group at the Institute for Translational Medicine at
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  • Why COVID Vaccines Are Falsely Linked to Infertility

    8 days ago - By Medscape

    There's no evidence that the new vaccines against COVID-19 cause infertility, yet that's a worry that's been cited by some health care workers as a reason they're reluctant to get the vaccine.
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  • States Brace for New Vax Rules; Negative Test to Fly; Benefit of Double-Masking

    States Brace for New Vax Rules; Negative Test to Fly; Benefit of Double-Masking

    8 days ago - By MedPageToday

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    Even though the Department of Health and Human Services is urging states to expand COVID-19 vaccination, it will be months before states can meet that kind of demand...
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  • Researchers produce lightweight grab-poles with anti-microbial property for public transport

    9 days ago - By News Medical

    Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic many people have been, or may feel, hesitant about taking public transport, due to the perceived risk of picking up germs from areas such as the grab-poles on trains, buses and trams, which are the principal point of contact.
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  • College campuses at risk of becoming COVID-19 superspreaders, study shows

    9 days ago - By News Medical

    College campuses are at risk of becoming COVID-19 superspreaders for their entire county, according to a new vast study which shows the striking danger of the first two weeks of school in particular.
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  • Study shows distancing and mandatory masks can prevent 87% of campus COVID-19 infections

    9 days ago - By News Medical

    The combined effectiveness of three COVID-prevention strategies on college campuses-mask-wearing, social distancing, and routine testing-are as effective in preventing coronavirus infections as the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration , according to a new study co-authored by a Case Western Reserve University researcher.
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  • People who take walks in forests or greenspaces may have higher stress coping abilities

    9 days ago - By News Medical

    Work causes so much stress that it's become a global public health issue. Stress's impact on mental and physical health can also hurt productivity and result in economic loss. A new study now finds that working people who regularly take walks in forests or greenspaces may have higher stress-coping abilities.
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  • Study finds risk factors linked to COVID-19 mental health impacts for college students

    9 days ago - By ScienceDaily

    A study of students at seven public universities across the United States has identified risk factors that may place students at higher risk for negative psychological impacts related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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