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CDC Thanksgiving guidelines: How to stay safe and coronavirus-free over the holiday

CDC Thanksgiving guidelines: How to stay safe and coronavirus-free over the holiday

Thanksgiving is right around the corner — and if public health agencies have their way — celebrations this year promise to be extremely different from past years, as the coronavirus surges in states across the country. Infectious disease experts are warning of a convergence of Covid-19 and influenza as the temperature drops and colder weather…MORE

A key to happiness for dads? Being present with newborns

A key to happiness for dads? Being present with newborns

Fatherhood has brought unexpected changes to the life of Jimmy Cate. Sure, the resident of West Des Moines, Iowa, knew that as a new dad he would sleep less. And, yes, he kind of figured there would be a lot of swaddling, diaper-changing and burping he’d have to learn. But since his son, Beric, was…MORE

Fauci warns that Covid-19 infection rates are too high heading into winter

Fauci warns that Covid-19 infection rates are too high heading into winter

The number of coronavirus cases in the United States surpassed 8 million on Friday as health officials from coast to coast scramble to contain the rising rate of infections. The case numbers are steadily increasing daily, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The country has averaged more than 53,000 new daily cases for the…MORE

Big global study finds remdesivir doesn’t help Covid-19 patients

Big global study finds remdesivir doesn’t help Covid-19 patients

In a study it described as both conclusive and disappointing, the World Health Organization said the antiviral drug remdesivir has “little or no effect on mortality” for patients hospitalized with coronavirus and it doesn’t seem to help patients recover any faster, either. Until now, remdesivir has been the only drug that appeared to have specific…MORE

Global rise in chronic diseases combined with Covid-19 bodes ill for world health

Global rise in chronic diseases combined with Covid-19 bodes ill for world health

Many countries are not doing enough to decrease the common risk factors associated with chronic diseases, leaving populations vulnerable to health emergencies like the coronavirus pandemic — that’s one of the main messages emerging from the 2019 Global Burden of Disease study. Those risk factors include obesity, high blood sugar, high blood pressure, as well…MORE

Covid-19 deaths will rise almost 80% by February, researchers foresee

Covid-19 deaths will rise almost 80% by February, researchers foresee

As the number of coronavirus cases in the United States approaches 8 million and deaths near 218,000, an influential model foresees 171,000 more Covid-19 deaths by February. The model, from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington School of Medicine, forecasts there will most likely be about 389,087 deaths —…MORE

In-person college classes can work when implemented correctly

In-person college classes can work when implemented correctly

Before I can head to campus, I have to answer two questions every day. “Are you experiencing new or worsening onset of any of the following: fever, cough, shortness of breath?” “None,” I select. “Are you experiencing new or worsening onset of any of the following: chills, vomiting, sore throat, diarrhea, loss of smell or…MORE