Health

When it comes to COVID-19, researchers have established that it does in fact discriminate in a variety of ways including age, gender, blood type, health conditions, and zip code. Now, new data from the UK supports that there is another factor that can also impact whether you live or die during the coronavirus pandemic —
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As coronavirus spikes in California, Texas and Florida—and on a day when only two states saw a drop in cases—the country is on high alert over COVID-19. After a Coronavirus Task Force press briefing on Friday—the first in two months—Vice President Mike Pence took to the airwaves Sunday morning to discuss why the numbers are
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As COVID-19 spikes in many hotspots around the United States, countries around the world are grappling with the impact of the virus—and studying patients who have had it, to unlock its secrets. Now, a new study out of Jerusalem has discovered something everyone should know: 50% of coronavirus patients experience general weakness after fighting the
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As COVID-19 cases rise at an alarming rate in states like Florida, Texas and California, the Coronavirus Task Force took the stage for the first time in two months to deliver a briefing—and a stark warning. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, said the country would be “seeing more deaths”—and that the
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As U.S. cases surged to their highest one-day total, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just released its “Forecasts of Total Deaths” for the coronavirus and a number of states are in trouble. “This week’s national ensemble forecast suggests that there will likely be between 130,000 and 150,000 total reported COVID-19 deaths by
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As more information, research, studies, and statistics are made available in regards to COVID-19, the group of individuals deemed “high risk” by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to expand. On Thursday, the CDC released an updated and expanded list of who is at increased risk for getting severely ill from COVID-19. “Understanding
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The governor of Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott, had called shutting down his state “the last option.” With rising COVID-19 cases and hospitals overflowing, he’s running out of options altogether. On Thursday, Abbott announced he was instituting a “temporary pause” to reopening which “will help our state corral the spread until we can safely enter the
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Over the last six months, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has shifted their official stance on protective face coverings more than once. Early on in the pandemic, the governmental health organization didn’t recommend for Americans to wear face masks in public, instead, discouraging them due to a PPE shortage in healthcare. Then, in
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As U.S. cases surged to their highest one-day total, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) just released its “Forecasts of Total Deaths” for the coronavirus and a number of states are in trouble. “This week’s national ensemble forecast suggests that there will likely be between 130,000 and 150,000 total reported COVID-19 deaths by
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With all the safety advice doled out during the pandemic, you surely know to wear your face covering, was your hands regularly and practice social distancing. Whether or not you’re doing those things, however, is another matter—and same goes for your fellow Americans. With record-setting coronavirus cases in many states, authorities are becoming more firm
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Of all the states to reopen after the coronavirus lockdown, none were as determined as Texas to have its citizens get back to business and life turn “back to normal.” Unfortunately, that’s not what’s happening. “In Texas, health authorities have said new cases and hospitalizations are rising at their fastest rate yet. The state reported
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We have officially entered into the summer season and temperatures continue to rise across the country. Unfortunately, so do the number of coronavirus cases. Just as many states in the country have reopened businesses—including restaurants, bars, hotels, and amusement parks—the virus is still thriving in many popular warm-weather vacation spots. And, according to a top
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Early on in the pandemic, clusters of coronavirus were reported primarily in nursing homes, prisons and meatpacking plants. However, as the country continues to reopen after several months of social distancing and sheltering in place, people are returning back to their pre-pandemic lives—including their favorite haunts—and bringing the virus with them. Over the last month,
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With medical marijuana legal in states like California, Colorado, Illinois and a growing list, adoption of the drug is becoming more and more commonplace—as is consumption. We consulted doctors and medical resources to discover what happens if you smoke marijuana every day. (Note: do not use marijuana without consulting a medical professional first.) Shutterstock Marijuana
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With some states mandating the use of face masks—and face masks preventing the spread of coronavirus droplets—you likely own a few and know how to wear them. But do you know when to wear them? We asked doctors on the frontlines when to wear—and when to skip—your face mask, and here’s what they said. Shutterstock
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Given the number of times you’re washing your hands each day, you’re probably spending more time in the bathroom than ever before. That’s why a new study released this week was so alarming: Researchers found that flushing the toilet can spread particles of COVID-19! “Scientists have found that in addition to clearing out whatever business
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As cities reopen, some are seeing a dramatic rise in COVID-19 cases, reporting record-high single-day increases in cases yesterday “as the states continue to ramp up testing and the virus reaches new communities,” reports CNBC. “Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, warned on Thursday that several states in the
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Early on in the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers established that diabetes—both type 1 and type 2—can increase an individual’s risk of severe infection. However, now medical experts believe that coronavirus isn’t just a risk for people with diabetes—the virus may actually cause diabetes.  In a letter published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), a
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