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  • Lockdown Got You Feeling Low? Yoga May Help

    Many people under stay-at-home orders have turned to online yoga as a way to manage the stress. And a new research review suggests they’re onto something. The review, of 19 clinical trials, focused on the benefits of...

    • Posted May 21, 2020
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  • COVID Can Complicate Pregnancy, Especially If Mom Is Obese

    Some pregnant women with COVID-19 do become severely ill, and the risk may be elevated for those who were obese or had conditions like asthma before pregnancy, a new study suggests. As with all things COVID-19, researchers...

    • Posted May 21, 2020
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  • WHO Predicts COVID-19 Will Take Heavy Toll in Africa

    Without quick action, the new coronavirus could sicken up to a quarter-billion people in Africa during the pandemic’s first year and claim 190,000 lives, a new modeling forecast suggests. Up to 5.5 million people could require hospitalization,...

    • Posted May 21, 2020
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  • Lost Pregnancies, Diabetes May Be Linked

    The more pregnancies losses a woman has, the greater her risk of developing diabetes, a new study suggests. Researchers examined data on nearly 25,000 Danish women who were born between 1957 and 1997 and diagnosed with type...

    • Posted May 21, 2020
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  • Combining Remdesivir With Other Meds Could Boost COVID-Fighting Power

    A combination drug therapy for COVID-19 aims to both prevent the virus from spreading inside the human body as well as quelling the immune system havoc that the germ wreaks. A U.S. federally funded clinical trial is...

    • Posted May 21, 2020
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  • Earlier Lockdowns Would Have Saved Thousands of American Lives, Model Shows

    (HealthDay News) — Nearly 36,000 American lives would have been spared if strict social distancing measures had been enacted across the country just one week earlier than they were, new estimates suggest. And if those measures had...

    • Posted May 21, 2020
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  • Health Highlights: May 21, 2020

    Test All Newborns of Mothers With Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19: CDC Live Poultry Linked to Salmonella Cases in 28 States: CDC Many Americans Concerned That Reopening Country Will Cause Second Wave of Coronavirus Infections Sales of Johnson's Baby Powder Halted...

    • Posted May 21, 2020
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  • Keto Diet Might Change Your Gut in More Ways Than One

    The now-trendy keto diet is said to turn fat into fuel. But a new, small study says it may also change the vast array of microbes residing in your gut (the microbiome). That could be a good...

    • Posted May 21, 2020
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  • Asthma Ups Ventilator Needs of Younger Adults With COVID-19: Study

    (HealthDay News) Young to middle-aged asthmatics who are hospitalized for COVID-19 are likely to be on a ventilator longer than patients without asthma, new research reports. Patients with asthma who were between 20 and 59 years of...

    • Posted May 20, 2020
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  • 1 in 5 Hospitalized NYC COVID-19 Patients Needed ICU Care

    More than one-fifth of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in New York City have critical illness, and nearly 80% of critically ill patients need ventilators to help them breathe, according to a new study. The findings have important implications...

    • Posted May 20, 2020
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  • All 50 States Return to Business as Coronavirus Cases Near 92,000

    (HealthDay News) — All 50 states have started reopening their economies as of Wednesday, more than two months after the new coronavirus first forced America into lockdown. Connecticut will be among the last states to return to...

    • Posted May 20, 2020
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  • Health Highlights: May 20, 2020

    Sales of Johnson's Baby Powder Halted in U.S., Canada Annie Glenn, Widow of Astronaut John Glenn, Dies at Age 100 U.S. Births Hit 35-Year Low

    • Posted May 20, 2020
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  • Obesity Ups Odds for Dangerous Lung Clots in COVID-19 Patients

    Obesity makes COVID-19 worse and may lead to deadly blood clots in the lungs, a new study finds. The researchers said that obese patients with COVID-19 may have nearly three times the risk of developing what is...

    • Posted May 20, 2020
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  • Kids With Cancer Not at Greater Risk for Severe COVID-19

    Children with cancer don’t have a higher risk of being affected by COVID-19 or of having severe symptoms, a new study finds. “We are encouraged by these latest findings that kids with cancer are not more endangered...

    • Posted May 19, 2020
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