Here’s why you shouldn’t go to the gym right now

It may have been a while since you worked out using proper weights or fitness machines, but if you think now is the time to head back to the gym, health experts warn that you may be moving too quickly — especially if your return is based on a study that was recently released by the International Health, Racquet, and Sportsclub […]

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Are portable potties safe during the pandemic?

When you gotta go, you gotta go. Portable restrooms are nearby, but are they safe in the COVID era? We asked a sanitation expert. Q. Has demand increased? A. Demand for portable sanitation equipment has changed during the pandemic. With so many outdoor events canceled, fewer restrooms are needed for things like fairs, concerts and weddings. Demand has gone up […]

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‘Unfathomable’: US death toll from coronavirus hits 200,000

The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 200,000 Tuesday, a figure unimaginable eight months ago when the scourge first reached the world’s richest nation with its state-of-the-art laboratories, top-flight scientists and stockpiles of medicines and emergency supplies. “It is completely unfathomable that we’ve reached this point,” said Jennifer Nuzzo, a Johns Hopkins University public health researcher. The bleak milestone, […]

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Researchers hypothesize coronavirus immunity from dengue exposure

CDC: New airborne transmission guidance was ‘draft version’ posted by mistaken Fox News’ Steve Harrigan reports on CDC correction on coronavirus guideline. A new study suggests a mosquito-borne illness called dengue may afford some immunity against coronavirus. Researchers at Duke University analyzed factors contributing to the spread of coronavirus cases in Brazil, and found an inverse correlation between the percentage of people […]

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Minorities Hit Hardest When COVID Strikes Nursing Homes

TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2020 — Minority residents of U.S. nursing homes and assisted living communities have been especially hard hit in the coronavirus pandemic, two University of Rochester studies show. The first found that nursing homes with higher percentages of racial and ethnic minority residents reported two to four times more new COVID-19 cases and deaths compared to others for […]

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Mental Illness Recognition Up in U.K. General Hospital Admissions

TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2020 — From 2006 to 2017, there was improvement in the sensitivity for recording of severe mental illness (SMI) diagnosis in English general hospitals, but less accurate diagnostic recording was seen for some groups including ethnic minorities, according to a study published online Sept. 17 in PLOS Medicine. Hassan Mansour, from the University College London, and colleagues […]

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Avoid the ‘Twindemic:’ Get Your Flu Shot Now

TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2020 — The best time to get your flu shot is now if you want to protect yourself against a potential “twindemic” infection of influenza and COVID-19, experts say. “Early September, at the very least early October, is the best time to get your flu shot. That really allows your body to build up the appropriate immune […]

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We Tried It: I Worked with a 'Coach' to Get Better Sleep

What Is It: Proper, a sleep wellness brand launched in July, offers personal advice and one-on-one "sleep coaching" via Zoom to get to the root of why you can't manage to catch those Zs. (Worldwide pandemic, maybe?) The company sells five natural supplements: Core Sleep, for individuals seeking a deep sleep that will last throughout the night; Sleep + Restore, […]

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US reaches staggering milestone — 200,000 COVID-19 deaths

The coronavirus pandemic has reached another bleak milestone in the United States: More than 200,000 people have died of COVID-19 in the country as of Tuesday (Sept. 22), according to Johns Hopkins University. After the virus first appeared in the U.S. in late January, it took four months to reach the first 100,000 deaths, which was reported on May 27, […]

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