Preserving people's health is as important as reviving the economy during COVID-19, argue researchers

Strategies for the safe reopening of low and middle-income countries (LMICs) from months of strict social distancing in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic must recognize that preserving people's health is as important as reviving the economy, argue an international team of researchers.
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People with COVID-19 symptoms more likely to feel lonely and develop psychiatric disorders

People who have or had COVID-19 symptoms are more likely to develop general psychiatric disorders and are lonelier, with women and young people more at risk, says a just-published study co-authored at Cambridge Judge Business School.
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Florida shatters US record for new single-day Covid-19 cases

Across the country, more than half the states are dealing with increased rates of new cases compared to last week. And more than half the states have paused or rolled back their reopening plans in hopes of getting coronavirus under control.
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New approach to functional bone imaging provides insights into degenerative joint disease

A new approach to functional bone imaging has established that bone metabolism is abnormally elevated in patients with knee osteoarthritis.
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New opioid medication may slow the progression of osteoarthritis

A novel preclinical study by Keck Medicine of USC researchers, published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, reveals that a potential new opioid medication may have the ability to slow the progression of osteoarthritis while being less addictive than commonly prescribed opioid drugs.
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Flint water crisis offers lessons during the COVID-19 pandemic

Concurrent failures of federal drinking water standards and Michigan's emergency manager law reinforced and magnified each other, leading to the Flint water crisis, according to a University of Michigan environmental policy expert.
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Coronavirus Australia update: NSW to tighten pub rules as authorities investigate source of Crossroads cluster – live news

Venues will face a smaller cap on numbers and stricter requirements to take patrons’ details as dozens of cases traced to Sydney hotel. Follow liveFollow live news from around the world‘Compelling’ evidence pollution worsens Covid-19Sign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 11.13pm BST The president of the National Farmers Federation, Fiona Simson, will address the national press club today about a plan for agricultural manufacturing, which the NFF says will provide a boost to the A...
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Baby boy infected with coronavirus in womb

French study is believed to be first such confirmed case but doctors say infant has made good recoveryCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDoctors in France have reported what they believe to be the first proven case of Covid-19 being passed on from a pregnant woman to her baby in the womb.The newborn boy developed inflammation in the brain within days of being born, a condition brought on after the virus crossed the placenta and established an infection prior to birth. He...
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UK experts fear up to 120,000 Covid-19 deaths this winter

Preparations to avoid second wave worst-case scenario in NHS hospitals ‘must start now’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBritain must start “intense preparations” for a second wave of coronavirus that has the potential to kill as many as 120,000 hospital patients in a worst case scenario, experts have warned.Senior doctors and scientists convened by the Academy of Medical Sciences said on Tuesday that, without urgent action, a resurgence of cases this winter could overw...
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Public insurance users pay more for bariatric surgery compared to private insurance patients

A new study from the University of Georgia finds that users of public insurance are paying more for bariatric weight loss surgery compared to private insurance patients.
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These seniors are turning to cutting edge technology to stay connected during the pandemic

Through emerging technologies like virtual reality and interactive gaming, some older Americans are learning to stay connected and thrive during the pandemic.
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Researchers analyze the effects of beta-blockers on men and women with hypertension

Women taking beta-blockers for hypertension with no prior history of cardiovascular disease (CVD) have a nearly 5% higher risk for heart failure than men when they present to hospitals with acute coronary syndrome, according to new research published today in Hypertension, an American Heart Association journal.
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Supreme Court clears way for execution of federal prisoner

By MICHAEL BALSAMO TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — The Trump administration was moving ahead early Tuesday with the execution of the first federal prison inmate in 17 years after a divided Supreme Court reversed lower courts and ruled federal executions could proceed. Daniel Lewis Lee had been scheduled to receive a lethal dose of the powerful sedative pentobarbital at 4 p.m. EDT Monday. But a court order issued Monday morning by U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan prevented Lee’s execution. A federal appeals...
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Exercise bikes at workplace could help reduce heart disease risk by 15%

Employers could help staff reduce their risk of heart disease by 15 percent if they introduced specialised exercise bikes to the workplace, according to new research.
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Azar says federal law had preexisting conditions covered before ACA. Not so much.

One of the most popular features of the Affordable Care Act is its guarantee of insurance coverage — at no greater cost — for people with preexisting health conditions.
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Severely injured donor lungs can be successfully recovered outside the body

Respiratory disease is the third leading cause of death worldwide, and lung transplantation is still the only cure for patients with end-stage lung disease.
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Digestive manifestations common but mild among hospitalized COVID-19 patients

A team of 121 researchers from the United States and Canada reports that while digestive manifestations seem to be common among people hospitalized with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the majority appear to be mild and not associated with severe clinical outcomes.
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1 in 3 young adults vulnerable to severe Covid-19 — and smoking plays a big part, research finds

One in three young adults is at risk of severe Covid-19, and smoking plays a big part in that risk, according to new research published Monday in the Journal of Adolescent Health.
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Liteboxer, the Peloton for boxing, enters the ring

In the vein of increasingly popular at-home connected fitness machines like Peloton, Mirror, and Hydrow, boxing fans now have an option when it comes to getting a good workout in at home. Cofounded by Jeff Morin (CEO) and Todd Dagres (Chairman), Liteboxer is launching today with a platform that was built from the ground up to give users the chance to get an exciting boxing workout at home. Dagres, cofounder and General Partner at Spark Capital, came up with the idea for Liteboxer after fal...
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Prepare now for a winter Covid-19 peak, warns UK's Academy of Medical Sciences

Countries need to prepare for a potential uptick in coronavirus infections this winter that could be more serious than the initial outbreak of the pandemic, scientists say.
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Florida has more Covid-19 than most countries in the world. These stats show how serious the problem is

What should be a booming tourist destination this time of year is now riddled with coronavirus, dwarfing other states and even entire countries in some metrics.
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Yoga and meditation are potential adjunctive treatments for COVID-19

The anti-inflammatory and other beneficial effects of meditation and yoga practices make them potential adjunctive treatments of COVID-19, according to the peer-reviewed journal JACM, The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.
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Absolute Antibody and University of Zurich partner to offer novel SARS-CoV-2 sybodies

Absolute Antibody Ltd., an industry-leading provider of recombinant antibody products and services, today announced a partnership with University of Zurich to offer synthetic nanobodies against the receptor binding domain (RBD) of SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
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Study may lead to new treatments for people with PTSD and memory disorders

Memories linked with strong emotions often become seared in the brain.Most people can remember where they were on 9/11, or what the weather was like on the day their first child was born. Memories about world events on Sept 10, or lunch last Tuesday, have long been erased.
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Bird poop may harbor abundant antibiotic resistance genes

Bird poop may pose more health risks than people realize, according to Rice University environmental engineers who study antibiotic resistance.
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Clots, COVID-19 and survival

The novel coronavirus, now known as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), that causes COVID-19 disease, was first reported in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China in late December 2019. Since then, it has infected a large population across the world with the current number of SARS-CoV-2 infections standing at over 13 million and COVID-19 disease having killed over 571,000 individuals.
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High-resolution TB-PET/CT scanner reveals complete picture of systemic inflammatory arthritis

For the first time, physicians can examine the systemic burden of inflammatory arthritis simultaneously across all joints and organ systems, using the high-sensitivity, high-resolution uEXPLORER total-body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (TB-PET/CT) scanner.
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Study focuses on critical topics pertaining to community and individual health during COVID-19

New research and guidance in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, published by Elsevier, focus on critical topics pertaining to community and individual health during the COVID-19 epidemic.
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Antibodies and immune responses are preferentially being generated against the wrong parts of SARS-CoV-2

Several serologic tests have been developed to help diagnose the presence of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), either currently or in the past. However, all of them are not equally effective.
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Inside an Arizona hospital battling a global COVID-19 hot spot: Exhausted staff, not enough beds and a silent fight

As COVID-19 brutalizes Arizona, a look inside Tucson Medical Center provides a snapshot of what hospitals in the state are experiencing.
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