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Live Coronavirus News Updates and Coverage

Live Coronavirus News Updates and Coverage

Earlier this week, the country surpassed the case totals in China and Italy. The number of known cases has risen rapidly in recent days, as testing ramped up after weeks of widespread shortages and delays. On Friday, President Trump signed into law a $2 trillion measure designed to respond to …

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In the Coronavirus Fight in Scandinavia, Sweden Stands Apart

In the Coronavirus Fight in Scandinavia, Sweden Stands Apart

STOCKHOLM — When the coronavirus swept into the Scandinavian countries, Norway and Denmark scrambled to place extensive restrictions on their borders to stem the outbreak. Sweden, their neighbor, took a decidedly different path. While Denmark and Norway closed their borders, shut restaurants and ski slopes and told all students to …

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Plant-Based Diets May Help Manage Asthma; Whereas Dairy Products And High-Fat Foods May Worsen It: Study

Plant-Based Diets May Help Manage Asthma; Whereas Dairy Products And High-Fat Foods May Worsen It: Study

Plant-based diet has long been touted as one of the most effective diets with several health benefits. A study published in Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that plant-based diet can reduce heart-failure risk by as much 41 percent, as compared to diets rich in fried food and …

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Lockdown Cooking: Karisma Kapoor Bakes A Cake For The Family; Do You Feel Like Baking One Too? (Recipe Inside)

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Highlights Celebrities are spending quality times with their family Karisma Kapoor bakes a cake for family Chocolate cake can any day lift your mood Amidst the lock-downs and self-isolation, people everywhere are barring themselves from stepping out of the houses; as a result they are spending quality time with the …

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A Heart Attack? No, It Was the Coronavirus

A Heart Attack? No, It Was the Coronavirus

The 64-year-old patient arrived at a hospital in Brooklyn with symptoms looking like those seen in patients having a serious heart attack. An electrocardiogram revealed an ominous heart rhythm. The patient had high blood levels of a protein called troponin, a sign of damaged heart muscle. Doctors rushed to open …

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Shielding the Fetus From the Coronavirus

Shielding the Fetus From the Coronavirus

Newborns and babies have so far seemed to be largely unaffected by the coronavirus, but three new studies suggest that the virus may reach the fetus in utero. Even in these studies, the newborns seemed only mildly affected, if at all — which is reassuring, experts said. And the studies …

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More Americans Should Probably Wear Masks for Protection

More Americans Should Probably Wear Masks for Protection

As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, experts have started to question official guidance about whether ordinary, healthy people should protect themselves with a regular surgical mask, or even a scarf. The World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continue to state that masks don’t necessarily protect …

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Respirator Masks – In Short Supply

No Reason for 45% of Antibiotic Prescriptions

By E.J. Mundell HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) — As the coronavirus pandemic stresses the U.S. health care system, personal protective equipment — including high-tech masks — are in desperately short supply. But a new study suggests an innovative solution: Reusable respirators typically used by construction …

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Shortages Looming for Respirators, Masks, Gowns

No Reason for 45% of Antibiotic Prescriptions

They’re also planning to use hydrogen peroxide mist to disinfect respirators, Steed said. These shortages also include many sanitizers and cleaning products upon which facilities rely to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Hand sanitizer is in short supply at more than one in four facilities. About 3% are …

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Ground Zero Hospital, PPE Fights

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MARCH 26, 2020 — Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think you need to know about today:  Ground Zero Hospital, Transformed  In late February, Seattle-area hospitalist David Baker, MD, treated several patients from an assisted …

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