Daily Archives: October 2, 2020

What We Know About Trump’s COVID Condition

President Donald J. Trump will be treated at Walter Reed Military Medical Center for the “next few days” according to the White House, following the breaking news early Friday that he and First Lady Melania Trump tested positive for infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Trump’s physician earlier released a letter with preliminary treatment details. The president “remains fatigued but is …

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Cell Therapy for Anthracycline Cardiomyopathy Safe, Feasible

In yet another trial of cell therapy for heart failure, this time in cancer survivors with anthracycline-induced cardiomyopathy (AIC), administration of allogeneic bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (allo-MSCs) was shown to be safe and feasible. The phase 1 SENECA trial was conducted at multiple sites under the auspices of the Cardiovascular Cell Therapy Research Network (CCTRN) and was published online …

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Why Your Insurance Company Pays 250% What Medicare Pays

Share on PinterestA new study looked at what private insurers and Medicare pay for hospital services. Anastasia Gorlanova / EyeEm / Getty Images A new study published by RAND Corporation finds that private insurers pay much higher prices for hospital services than Medicare does. As hospital prices have increased in recent years, so has per capita healthcare spending among privately …

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Amid rush to confirm Barrett to court, a key Republican senator tests positive for COVID-19

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which will hold hearings on President Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, announced Friday that he had tested positive for COVID-19 and said he would self-isolate for the next 10 days. Lee said he has assured Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Judiciary Chairman …

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Covid: Growth in Covid cases ‘may be levelling off’

Image copyright Getty Images There is more evidence new coronavirus infections may be increasing more slowly than in previous weeks. Data from three different analyses show a slight change in England and Wales, but government scientific advisers urge caution. Their latest R number estimate, indicating how fast the epidemic is growing, rose to between 1.3 and 1.6. Extra restrictions to …

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FDA Widens US Safety Inquiry Into AstraZeneca Coronavirus Vaccine: Sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has broadened its investigation of a serious illness in AstraZeneca Plc’s COVID-19 vaccine study and will look at data from earlier trials of similar vaccines developed by the same scientists, three sources familiar with the details told Reuters. AstraZeneca’s large, late-stage U.S. trial has remained on hold since Sept. 6, after …

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Covid: What is the risk to Donald Trump’s health?

Image copyright Reuters Donald Trump has clear risk factors – including his age, weight and being male – that all raise the chances of a severe coronavirus infection. He is 74 and has a Body Mass Index (BMI) over 30, which is the clinical definition of obesity. So now he has tested positive for the virus, what does it mean? …

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Nut Allergy Reactions Spike During Halloween: What Parents Can Do

Share on PinterestExperts advise parents to closely monitor the treats their children receive on Halloween. Getty Images Experts note that allergic reactions to nuts spike during Halloween due to children being exposed to treats they usually don’t eat. Experts say parents should closely monitor their children’s Halloween activities, including holding the treat bag and checking what goes inside. They advise …

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Social Distancing Linked to Far Lower Risk of COVID-19

Share on PinterestPracticing social distancing can protect you from COVID-19. Getty Images People who said they frequently used public transportation were more than four times as likely to have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. Those who said they practiced strict outdoor social distancing were just a tenth as likely to have tested positive. The key to limiting exposure is to limit …

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HPV Vaccine Proves Its Mettle Against Cervical Cancer

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) Girls who are vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) may drastically cut their chances of developing cervical cancer by age 30, a huge, new study finds. Researchers found that of more than 1.6 million young Swedish women, those who’d gotten the HPV vaccine were about two-thirds less likely to be diagnosed …

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Alcohol-Linked Deaths Rise Sharply in Rural America

Latest Mental Health News By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2020 (HealthDay News) In rural America, drinking has become particularly deadly for many, a new government report shows. Deaths related to alcohol use in those regions rose 43% between 2006 and 2018, health officials reported. Over that time, the rate of deaths went from 11 per 100,000 people to …

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Midwest Region Being Hit Hard by COVID-19 Spread

By Robin Foster and E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporters THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2020 Coronavirus infections are surging in the American heartland, with Wisconsin bearing the brunt of COVID-19’s relentless spread. Many Midwestern states are seeing some of the nation’s highest per capita rates of infection, and while federal health officials have again urged some governors in the region to require masks statewide, …

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Shall You Dance? Study Finds Dancing Helps Seniors Avoid Falls

Latest Senior Health News By Cara Robert MurezHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2020 (HealthDay News) Preventing falls in older age could be as fun as dancing them away, new research shows. Researchers found a 31% reduction in falls and a 37% reduction in fall risk for those aged 65 and older when reviewing clinical trials on “dance-based mind-motor activities” from …

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Fauci, Experts Debate When Our COVID-19 Lives Will Return to Normal

Share on PinterestDr. Anthony Fauci tells Healthline that a COVID-19 vaccine alone won’t return our lives to a more normal state. Getty Images It’s the 64,000-dollar question adjusted not just for inflation but for the deep craving the world has to just get back to life already. When will things get back to normal? And is that normal anything like …

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A Third of Pediatricians Won’t Treat Families Without Vaccinations

Share on PinterestPediatricians say they won’t treat families whose children aren’t vaccinated because they need to protect the health of other families in their office. Getty Images A new survey reports that half of pediatric offices and one-third of pediatricians won’t treat families who refuse to have their children vaccinated. The doctors say their policy is to protect other families …

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Fauci Wants You to Get Your Flu Shot to Avoid ‘Serious’ Disease

Share on PinterestOctober is considered the start of flu season which often peaks in February. Westend61 / Getty Images This year’s influenza vaccine is likely a good match, according to experts. A light flu season in the Southern Hemisphere is a good sign for the United States as flu season starts this month. Experts recommend everyone over 6 months should …

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