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Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-10 21:10
Just approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and known as nootkatone, the citrus-scented ingredient repels mosquitoes, ticks, bedbugs and fleas.
Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-10 19:05
Richer communities have been more likely to stay home during the pandemic than poorer ones, according to scientists from the University of California, Davis.
Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-10 17:58
A simple blood test may predict which COVID-19 patients are likely to get worse and die, a new study suggests.
Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-10 17:55
Folks who want to eat healthy by choosing whole grain foods aren't helped by product labels that can confuse and mislead consumers, a new study shows.
Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-10 15:09
Depending on whether people heed the advice to prevent COVID-19 -- wearing a mask, hand washing and social distancing -- the U.S. could either see a record drop in flu cases this season or a dangerous viral storm, doctors say.
Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-10 15:08
A lost chance to say goodbye to an aged parent, a promising romance that fizzles when a pair can’t meet in person, a career that stalls when a prized job vanishes, a dwindling shot at parenthood when an infertility clinic suspends all in vitro fertilization treatments -- these are the casualties of our lives on pause during the coronavirus pandemic.
Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-10 15:02
The U.S. just sailed past the 5 million mark for confirmed cases of COVID-19. Can anything be done to prevent the next 5 million?
Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-09 15:11
The U.S. logged 5 million confirmed COVID-19 cases today, hitting another grim milestone in the nearly 6-month long pandemic that has devastated the country.
Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-07 21:23
Researchers found that at one community testing site, nearly half of Hispanic children and teens were positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The same was true of 30% of Black kids.
Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-07 21:20
What masks do the best job? That would be N95 masks without valves, followed by surgical or polypropylene masks.
Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-07 18:56
The days of lounging in comfy chairs or at tables inside coffee shops as soothing music plays in the background, tip-tapping on your laptop or reading a newspaper, appear to be a thing of the past, at least for now.
Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-07 18:10
People tend to be optimistic for most of their life, even when they have to cope with serious challenges, a new study finds.
Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-07 18:07
The low-cost drug has been out of use amid concern that the bacterium that causes gonorrhea was becoming resistant to it.
Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-06 22:26
By remembering the basics and modeling good behavior, adults can help kids at school remember to wash their hands; use sanitizer; practice social distancing; and wear face coverings.
Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-06 21:54
One-third of U.S. adults say they've experienced unbearable stress, anxiety and sadness during the pandemic and more than 30% have faced economic hardships, the Commonwealth Fund report revealed.
Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-06 21:30
Because two doses of the vaccine are needed to immunize people from COVID-19, total costs could be $74 per person.
Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-06 20:38
More than one-third of those over 65 face difficulties seeing their doctor via telemedicine -- especially older men in remote or rural areas who are poor, have disabilities or are in poor health.
Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-06 20:34
Looking at two decades' worth of data on U.S. adults, the study found generational differences in tests of cognitive function. That refers to essential mental abilities such as remembering, reasoning and problem-solving.
Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-06 18:56
Parents can expect sports governing bodies to recommend pandemic-related modifications to practices, competitions and events.
Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-05 22:21
Experts say that testing for COVID-19 -- frequently and with fast results -- will be needed to prevent widespread transmission of the disease among college students who are on campus this fall.
Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-05 19:47
Researchers there found that of COVID-19 patients admitted between March and May, just over 70% were given antibiotics.
Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-05 19:42
The drop is not being attributed to a downturn in cancer incidence, but rather a COVID-driven reluctance to get screened.
Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-05 19:27
It is important to wash fabric masks every day. Laundry detergents can be a common cause of allergic reactions, so try fragrance-free detergents.
Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-05 19:23
The last outbreak -- which sickened at least 238 kids -- was in 2018. Doctors who study the spread of disease believe we could see another uptick in AFM cases from August to November this year.
Permalink - Posted on 2020-08-05 18:05
Obesity only posed a risk for people under 65, researchers added.