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No End in Sight as U.S. Cases Pass 5 Million

August 9, 2020 — The U.S. logged 5 million confirmed COVID-19 cases, hitting another grim milestone in the nearly 6-month long pandemic that has devastated the country. The U.S. tally is substantially larger than the next closest country, Brazil, which has logged roughly 3 million cases. It is roughly 2.5 times the size of […]

As in Adults, Minority Kids Hit Hardest by COVID

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) — U.S. minorities have been particularly hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic, and a new study suggests kids are no exception. Researchers found that at one community testing site, nearly half of Hispanic children and teens were positive for SARS-CoV-2, […]

Simple Test Shows Which Face Masks Are Best

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) — When it comes to face masks, not all are equally effective, a new study finds. Duke University researchers developed a way of testing various types of masks to see which did the best job of stopping droplets coming […]

Will Coffee Shop Culture Survive COVID-19?

Aug. 7, 2020 — Sharling Tellez was happy to be back at her local Starbucks in Alexandria, VA, on a warm July day, sipping her iced Chai latte while working on her laptop and talking with a friend. This was her first time back since the pandemic started and the […]

Many Stay Optimistic for Most of Their Lives

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) — People tend to be optimistic for most of their life, even when they have to cope with serious challenges, a new study finds. Researchers surveyed 75,000 people aged 16 to 101 in the United States, Germany and the […]

Can a Cheap Pill Cure Gonorrhea? New Test Can Tell

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Researchers say a new test can tell which patients with gonorrhea will benefit from treatment with the antibiotic ciprofloxacin. The low-cost drug has been out of use amid concern that the bacterium that causes gonorrhea was becoming resistant […]

Can You Protect Kids from COVID-19 at School?

Aug. 6, 2020 — The first week back to school in the COVID-19 era brought alarming scenes from Georgia, one of the first states to reopen schools. A photo of a high school hallway packed with teenagers — most not wearing masks — went viral. More than 200 teachers and […]

Americans More Stressed by COVID Than Other Nations

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Americans are faring much worse mentally and financially during the COVID-19 pandemic than citizens of other high-income countries around the world, according to an international analysis. One-third of U.S. adults say they’ve experienced unbearable stress, anxiety and sadness […]

Moderna Prices COVID Vaccine Higher than Others

Aug. 6, 2020 — Moderna is charging $37 a dose for its experimental vaccine, which is far more than what other companies say they plan to charge for their vaccines, CBS News reported Wednesday. Because two doses of the vaccine are needed to immunize people from COVID-19, total costs could […]

Many Older Adults Can’t Connect With Telehealth

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The coronavirus pandemic has fueled big increases in video visits between patients and doctors, but older Americans haven’t easily taken to the trend, a new study finds. More than one-third of those over 65 face difficulties seeing their […]

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