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Coronavirus weakening? Viral loads carried by patients on the decline, along with death rate

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Sep 27, 2020 … DETROIT, Mich. — While some health experts warn of a possible second wave in the coronavirus pandemic, a new study is pointing to signs that COVID-19’s severity may be fading. Researchers at Wayne State University say viral loads from patients are continuing to decrease as the pandemic progresses. This is also showing a connection to a…

Horror film fans more mentally prepared to cope with coronavirus pandemic

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Sep 24, 2020 … CHICAGO — Do you enjoy a good horror movie that gets your blood pumping? Maybe you’re more of a “doomsday prepper” who imagines life in a zombie apocalypse. Whichever scary movie variety piques your interest, a new study finds it may be helping your mental toughness. Researchers say fans of horror films and other post-apocalyptic movies…

Flu shot won’t make you more susceptible to coronavirus, study confirms

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Sep 22, 2020 … CLEVELAND — Receiving a flu shot this year isn’t going to raise your risk of contracting COVID-19, according to a new study from the Cleveland Clinic. Similarly, there is no evidence that the influenza vaccine leads to more serious COVID-19 symptoms or mortality rates. Moreover, the study’s authors say that getting vaccinated this flu season is…

Study may be first to show coronavirus can spread from animals to humans

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Sep 19, 2020 … BASEL, Switzerland — A new study provides compelling evidence that coronavirus spreads between humans and animals. Researchers studying 16 mink farms in the Netherlands say that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, was not only transmitted from human to mink, but vice versa. Just about nine months into this pandemic, the scientific community is still unsure…

Coronavirus, hurricanes, wildfires: Many Americans still unprepared for natural disasters, emergencies

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Sep 09, 2020 … NEW YORK — The coronavirus pandemic has been an emergency preparedness wake-up call for many in the United States. Amid the ongoing outbreak however, other disasters are still relentlessly rolling across the country. California continues to battle brutal wildfires, while Hurricane Laura — considered the fifth most powerful hurricane to ever hit the U.S. —…

Russian coronavirus vaccine shows no serious side-effects, triggers antibody response in early trials

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Sep 07, 2020 … As people across the globe wait for a safe, effective coronavirus vaccine to emerge, Russian scientists reveal their version may be ready for distribution sooner than later. MOSCOW, Russia — While “Operation Warp Speed” is helping the United States sprint towards a coronavirus vaccine, other countries are also making progress in stopping the global pandemic. Russian…

Vitamin D deficiency may double risk of coronavirus infection, study finds

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Sep 07, 2020 … CHICAGO — Millions all over the globe are looking for new ways to protect themselves from the coronavirus. On that note, a new study suggests that everyone should be sure to maintain a healthy level of vitamin D within their body. More specifically, researchers from the University of Chicago Medical Center note an association between vitamin…

Labor Day 2020: 1 in 3 Americans worry about job security as coronavirus pandemic wears on

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Sep 07, 2020 … WASHINGTON — As the United States stops to celebrate its resilient workforce, a new survey finds many Americans are spending Labor Day worrying how long their jobs will last. One in three people say they’re concerned about their job security during the coronavirus pandemic. Despite this, over half the country thinks they’re working harder now than…

Children can have coronavirus and antibodies at the same time, study shows

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Sep 04, 2020 … WASHINGTON — As scientists race towards a vaccine for the coronavirus pandemic, there’s still a lot about COVID-19 that doctors don’t know. One of the big mysteries surrounding the virus is how it affects and spreads from children. A new study is adding even more intrigue to the discussion. Researchers find COVID-19 and antibodies to the…

Depression symptoms impact three times as many Americans during coronavirus pandemic

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Sep 03, 2020 … BOSTON — The coronavirus pandemic has brought financial, job, and medical problems to millions of Americans. A new study reveals all these stressors are also having a devastating effect on the nation’s mental health. The Boston University School of Public Health finds the depression rate among U.S. adults has tripled during the national quarantine. The Boston…

Coronavirus kindness: Americans genuinely more concerned for others during pandemic

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Sep 03, 2020 … PHILADELPHIA — Are Americans showing more selfishness or selflessness during the coronavirus pandemic? An uplifting new survey shows that, thankfully and admirably, it’s the latter. Results show that people generally report worrying more about their loved ones’ health or unknowingly spreading the virus to others than their own wellbeing. Researchers from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and…

Face shields, masks with valves won’t stop spread of coronavirus, study shows

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Sep 02, 2020 … BOCA RATON, Fla. — In a quest for comfort, some are finding alternatives to using face masks during the coronavirus pandemic. From bandanas to clear face shields, the options can be numerous, but are these face coverings really protecting people? A study by Florida Atlantic University is literally shedding new light on the issue. Researchers reveal…

Survey: 6 in 10 say their pets are acting differently during coronavirus pandemic

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Sep 02, 2020 … NEW YORK — They’re our constant companions and, during the coronavirus pandemic, a new survey finds most pet owners can’t get by without them. As quarantines around the United States continue, 72 percent of Americans say they could not get through the isolation without their pet’s company. The poll of 2,000 cat and dog owners finds…

Hydroxychloroquine reduces risk of death from coronavirus by 30 percent, Italian study shows

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Sep 01, 2020 … POZZILLI, Italy — Just when it seemed the hydroxychloroquine debate was over, a new Italian study might resurrect the discussion. Researchers find that use of the drug substantially reduces the risk of COVID-19 hospital deaths. “We observed that patients treated with hydroxychloroquine had a 30% lower in-hospital mortality rate compared to those not receiving this…

Herd immunity to coronavirus may have been reached in New York, California, scientist claims

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Sep 01, 2020 … NEW YORK — While the wait for a coronavirus vaccine continues across the globe, one scientist believes that herd immunity to the virus is now a reality for some Americans. Data scientist Mark Last, a professor at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel, says that New York and California may have hit this potentially…

Coronavirus more contagious among children? Study warns kids ‘silently spreading’ COVID-19

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Aug 20, 2020 … Doctors say children who tested positive displayed much higher levels of coronavirus in their airways than adult ICU patients. BOSTON — The role of children in the spread of COVID-19 has been the subject of debate for months. It’s especially a concern with back-to-school in full swing, and parents torn over virtual or in-person learning. Now, a…

Coronavirus blocked from entering cells after scientists design new receptor protein

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Aug 19, 2020 … Researchers create ‘decoy’ receptor that neutralizes SARS-CoV-2, and may block other coronavirus strains too. FREDERICK, Md. –– In the race to find coronavirus treatments, scientists around the world are working tirelessly to slow or stop SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing this illness. One group from the University of Illinois and the United States Army says their…