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Depression, anxiety spike amid outbreak and turbulent times

Mental health therapists’ caseloads are bulging. Waiting lists for appointments are growing. And anxiety and depression are rising among Americans amid the coronavirus crisis, research suggests. In...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Rapid $5 coronavirus test doesn’t need specialty equipment

WASHINGTON – The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday authorized the first rapid coronavirus test that doesn’t need any special computer equipment to get results. The 15-minute test from...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Scientists say Hong Kong man got coronavirus a second time

University of Hong Kong scientists claim to have the first evidence of someone being reinfected with the virus that causes COVID-19. Genetic tests revealed that a 33-year-old man returning to Hong...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

UN cautions that virus plasma treatment still experimental

LONDON – The World Health Organization on Monday cautioned that using blood plasma from COVID-19 survivors to treat other patients is still considered an experimental therapy, voicing the concern...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Trail of bubbles leads scientists to new coronavirus clue

A doctor checking comatose COVID-19 patients for signs of a stroke instead stumbled onto a new clue about how the virus may harm the lungs – thanks to a test that used tiny air bubbles and a robot....

DATE: Aug. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Childhood vaccination rates in La Plata County lag behind state

The country has become intimately aware of the importance of vaccines with the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. But when it comes to measles and mumps, La Plata County parents are still hesitant...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

The home front: Virus stalks nurses after they leave work

FULLERTON, Calif. – There’s red tape running along the floor of the coronavirus unit at St. Jude’s Medical Center. It’s a clear line of demarcation. On one side, the cold zone, where only a...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Study hints, can’t prove, survivor plasma fights COVID-19

Mayo Clinic researchers reported a strong hint that blood plasma from COVID-19 survivors helps other patients recover, but it’s not proof and some experts worry if, amid clamor for the treatment,...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

U.S. kids, parents perform DIY tests for coronavirus science

In a comfy suburb just outside Nashville, a young family swabs their noses twice a month in a DIY study seeking answers to some of the most vexing questions about the coronavirus. How many U.S....

DATE: Aug. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

U.S. reports show racial disparities in kids with COVID-19

NEW YORK – Racial disparities in the U.S. coronavirus epidemic extend to children, according to two sobering government reports released Friday. One of the Centers for Disease Control and...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Early in pandemic, frantic doctors traded tips across oceans

Amid the chaos of the pandemic’s early days, doctors who faced the first coronavirus onslaught reached across oceans and language barriers in an unprecedented effort to advise colleagues trying to...

DATE: Aug. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Georgia camp with COVID-19 outbreak didn’t require masks

NEW YORK – A Georgia overnight camp hit by a coronavirus outbreak took many precautions, but didn’t make campers wear masks or have proper ventilation in buildings, according to a government report...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

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