As in Adults, Minority Kids Hit Hardest by COVID

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. minorities have been particularly hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic, and a new study suggests kids are no exception. Researchers found that at one community testing site, nearly half...

Simple Test Shows Which Face Masks Are Best

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to face masks, not all are equally effective, a new study finds. Duke University researchers developed a way of testing various types of masks to see...

Can a Cheap Pill Cure Gonorrhea? New Test Can Tell

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say a new test can tell which patients with gonorrhea will benefit from treatment with the antibiotic ciprofloxacin. The low-cost drug has been out of use amid concern...

Will Coffee Shop Culture Survive COVID-19?

Sharling Tellez, Starbucks customer in Alexandria VA. Andrea Caulfield, Starbucks customers in Alexandria VA. Shannon Schultz, anonymous Starbucks manager in Alexandria VA. Alicia Love, president of Coffee Labs Roasters, Tarrytown NY. Zack Willhoff, café retail manager, Nossa Familia Lovejoy Expresso...

Many Stay Optimistic for Most of Their Lives

THURSDAY, Aug. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- People tend to be optimistic for most of their life, even when they have to cope with serious challenges, a new study finds. Researchers surveyed 75,000 people aged 16 to 101 in the...

Be vigilant about bug spray

Ticks and mosquitoes don’t care about COVID-19 safety protocols. They don’t care that people are trying to squeeze out the last moments of this restrictive summer by getting outdoors, hiking, or just sitting on their decks at night and feeling...

Can You Protect Kids from COVID-19 at School?

Taylor Heald-Sargent, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics, Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine. Candice Jones, MD, pediatrician, Orlando, FL. Marybeth Sexton, MD, assistant professor, Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. CDC. CNN. Northwestern University. NBC’s “Today” show. Journal of the...

Americans More Stressed by COVID Than Other Nations

THURSDAY, Aug. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Americans are faring much worse mentally and financially during the COVID-19 pandemic than citizens of other high-income countries around the world, according to an international analysis. One-third of U.S. adults say they've experienced...

Moderna Prices COVID Vaccine Higher than Others

Aug. 6, 2020 -- Moderna is charging $37 a dose for its experimental vaccine, which is far more than what other companies say they plan to charge for their vaccines, CBS News reported Wednesday. Because two doses of the vaccine...

Many Older Adults Can’t Connect With Telehealth

THURSDAY, Aug. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The coronavirus pandemic has fueled big increases in video visits between patients and doctors, but older Americans haven't easily taken to the trend, a new study finds. More than one-third of those over...
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