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Face Masks at Home Reduce COVID-19 Risk, Study Says

Masks are becoming more accepted, and sometimes required, in the United States. When the coronavirus first came to the United States, federal officials said face masks weren’t necessary for people who weren’t sick. But as the number of cases rose, the Trump administration performed an about-face. In early April, the administration urged Americans to start wearing masks when they couldn’t ... Read More »

1 in 10 Hospitalized Diabetic COVID Patients Dies

THURSDAY, May 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Ten percent of COVID-19 patients with diabetes die within a week of entering the hospital and 20% need a ventilator to breathe by that point, a new French study found. Researchers analyzed data on more than 1,300 COVID-19 patients with diabetes, average age 70, who were hospitalized in France during March. Of those, ... Read More »

Coronavirus Daily Digest: May 29, 2020

The CDC presents expansive guidelines for reopening American offices. Infections and deaths are still rising in a dozen states. And for the first time ever, the Boston Marathon is canceled. Here’s the latest news on coronavirus: Let’s talk reopening: The CDC has issued sweeping new guidelines on the safest ways to reopen offices. In New York City, Mayor Bill de ... Read More »

Facing COVID Without a Home, Without Health Care

Cathy Alderman, vice president of communications and public policy, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, Denver, Colorado. Boston University: “Estimated Emergency and Observational/Quarantine capacity Need for the U.S. Homeless Population Related to COViD-19 Exposure by County.” Barbara DiPietro, senior director of policy, National Healthcare for the Homeless Council, Nashville, TN. JAMA Internal Medicine, “Mortality among homeless adults in Boston,” CDC Morbidity and ... Read More »

COMMENTARY: COVID ‘Immunity Passport’ No More Reliable Than a Coin Flip

But what if it’s 95% specific, meaning a 5% false-positive rate? Doesn’t seem too bad, right? Well, that means that 5% of the 95,000 people who aren’t immune—4750 people—will nevertheless test positive. Okay. Now we have a total of 9750 people who tested positive, of whom only 5000—just over 50%—are actually immune. That immunity passport you got is no better than a ... Read More »

DVT Clots Strike Critically Ill COVID-19 Patients

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) — In a small French study, three-quarters of all COVID-19 patients admitted to intensive care went on to experience a dangerous blood clot in the leg that can travel to the lungs and potentially cause death. Known as a DVT, the condition first gained notoriety as so-called “economy class syndrome,” ... Read More »

Prostate Cancer Drug Could Be ‘Game Changing’

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) — For men with advanced prostate cancer, a new hormone therapy pill works better than standard injections — and carries a much lower risk of heart attack or stroke, a clinical trial has found. The drug, called relugolix, is not yet approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. If ... Read More »

Protein Rich Sunbutter Bar Treats

28 May Protein Rich Sunbutter Bar Treats Posted at 17:39h in Recipes by Natalie Jill “I CANT BELIEVE I ATE THAT” That’s a conversation I never want you to have with yourself ever again…. You see, so many tend to look at food as “good” or “bad” which sets you up for “failure” and being disappointed with yourself. Here is ... Read More »

How to Use Meal Prep and Batch Cooking to be Consistent with Healthy Eating

Meal planning and prepping is one of the best tools you can gain for ensuring you are getting nutrient-dense meals throughout your week. Planning ahead removes decision fatigue, saves you time, and prevents you from making decisions you don’t truly want during a moment of “hanger.” There’s no better feeling than starting off your Monday knowing your fridge is stocked ... Read More »

Aerosol Scientist: COVID-19 Is Likely Airborne

May 27, 2020 — Something has been bothering Kimberly Prather, PhD: Everything she reads about COVID-19 points to a pathogen that travels through the air. There’s how quickly it has spread around the world, studies showing how it spreads through restaurants (maybe by the air conditioning system?), how it attacked a church choir even though they were spread apart while ... Read More »