• Until We Know More About The Effects Of COVID-19 On Kids, I'm Not Taking Mine Anywhere

    1 month ago - By Scary Mommy

    We were told, in the beginning of the pandemic, that COVID-19 didn't affect children very much. According to the CDC , even when children get it, their symptoms tend to be different - and more mild - than those of adults. But among the children who do contract COVID-19, a new disease is emerging , first described by researchers in London, and now confirmed by cases in the United States. It's called MIS-C, short for multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, and while it's still rare, as of last week, NBC reported that 157 cases have been identified in New York City alone, the center of...
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  • NIH investigating pregnancy outcomes resulting from COVID-19

    1 month ago - By Healio

    “Our findings will have the potential to shape pregnancy care now and during future pandemics or other similar public health crises,” Diana W. Bianchi, MD, director of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, told Healio Primary Care.
    The NIH said that in the first part of the study, researchers will analyze the medical records of up to 21,000 women to assess whether changes to health care delivery during the pandemic resulted in higher rates of pregnancy-related complications, cesarean delivery and the risk for pregnant women with COVID-19 infection of
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  • I Took The COVID-19 Antibody Test, And Here's What It Was Like

    I Took The COVID-19 Antibody Test, And Here's What It Was Like

    1 month ago - By Scary Mommy

    All over the world, millions of people utilize “Dr. Google” to check their health symptoms online every day. So it's really no surprise that, in the middle of a pandemic, the number of searches consistent with the symptoms of COVID-19 would skyrocket. For researchers, this data has proved a beneficial tool when tracking the emerging symptoms among COVID-19 patients.
    Now, thanks to the rising number of antibody tests becoming more and more available, some of the same people who once relied on Google to assess the severity of their symptoms have an opportunity to find out whether they were...
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  • Pharmacist, used car salesman charged with COVID-19 fraud

    1 month ago - By ABC News

    A pharmacist and a used car salesman have been arrested on charges that they designed frauds to capitalize on the search for protective equipment during the pandemic
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  • Disruption to Global Immunization System Could Delay COVID-19 Vaccinations

    1 month ago - By Medscape

    Massive disruptions to global immunization programs from the COVID-19 pandemic have health experts fearful that much of the developing world will not be able to get a vaccine for the new coronavirus, even once one is ready.
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  • How One Indian Company Could Be World's Door to a COVID-19 Vaccine

    1 month ago - By Medscape

    If the world is to gain access to a vaccine for COVID-19, there's a good chance it will pass through the doors of Serum Institute of India.
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  • WHO warns first wave of COVID-19 pandemic is not over

    1 month ago - By Sydney Morning Herald

    A top health expert is warning that the world is still in the very middle of the outbreak, dampening hopes for a speedy global economic rebound and renewed international travel.
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  • Top in cardiology: RAAS antagonists, anticoagulation and COVID-19

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Emerging data suggest that renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system, or RAAS, antagonists do not worsen outcomes of COVID-19, confirming recommendations released in March by various cardiology societies that patients who become infected with the coronavirus while receiving RAAS antagonists should continue to take them. This was the top story in cardiology last week.
    Another top story was about research that showed systemic anticoagulation therapy improved mortality rates among patients hospitalized with COVID-19.
    Read these and more top stories in cardiology below:
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  • Top in ID: How will the COVID-19 pandemic end?

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Healio asked infectious diseases experts for their opinions on what the end of the COVID-19 pandemic could potentially look like, including how far away the “end” may be and what, if any, guidelines are in place to indicate when it is appropriate to end infection control methods. It was the top story in infectious disease last week.
    Another top story was about an outbreak of COVID-19 among people attending religious gatherings in Arkansas.
    Read these and more of last week's top stories in infectious disease below:
    How will the COVID-19 pandemic end?
    WHO reported the largest
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