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Stress over coronavirus coverage spurs most Americans to stop watching nightly news

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Aug 17, 2020 … NEW YORK — There’s no question the coronavirus pandemic is dominating the daily news headlines throughout 2020. Those nonstop updates on COVID-19 however, aren’t making anyone feel better about their life in quarantine. A new survey finds the majority of Americans feel no news is better than any news at all before bed. Six in 10…

Coronavirus Lockdowns Could Ramp Up Obesity Epidemic, Study Warns

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Aug 14, 2020 … New research shows that lifestyle and financial restraints resulting from coronavirus lockdowns are leading people to eat more processed foods. COPENHAGEN, Denmark — What’s the point in working out, dieting right, and sculpting the perfect beach body if you never get the chance to show it off? All of the physical inactivity, time spent stuck home,…

Llama Antibodies Used To Create ‘Nanobodies’ That Neutralize Coronavirus

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Aug 01, 2020 … OXFORD, England – Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, scientists say the illness may come from animals like bats. Now, animals may help doctors stop the virus. Researchers from England say llama antibodies are helping to create a new treatment to fight severe cases of COVID-19. A team from the Rosalind Franklin Institute, Oxford…

Coping with coronavirus: Americans eating more comfort food than ever during isolation

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Aug 01, 2020 … NEW YORK — Quarantine can be a lonely experience. For many people, there’s only one way to deal with life in isolation: food! A new survey finds three in four Americans are eating more comfort food than ever before while avoiding the coronavirus. The poll of 2,000 Americans finds most of the country is turning to…

Kids & COVID-19: Children want to understand coronavirus better, learn how to stay safe

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Jul 25, 2020 … New research shows young children are very much aware that COVID-19 is a serious health threat, and they want to learn more about what they can do. Kids are finding various ways to cope with their anxiety, including playing games like ‘corona tag’ or creating virus-related songs. TURKU, Finland — COVID-19 continues to interrupt the…

Va. Tech Professor Creates Surface Coating That Inactivates Coronavirus In An Hour

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Jul 23, 2020 … BLACKSBURG, Va. – Viruses can survive on surfaces like doorknobs, shopping carts, and light switches for hours or even days. In the case of COVID-19, scientists believe the virus lives longest on plastic and stainless steel. To solve this problem, a Virginia Tech professor says he has created a new anti-coronavirus coating that can be…

New coronavirus test uses blood sample to detect infection in just 20 minutes

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Jul 21, 2020 … MELBOURNE, Australia — Until a vaccine is available, coronavirus infection and antibody tests are the best tools the world has to get back on track. Researchers in Australia say a new test for COVID-19 uses blood plasma and can detect positive cases in just 20 minutes. A team at Monash University reports this new test…

Coronavirus lockdown leads to less air pollution, more clean energy

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Jul 19, 2020 … NUREMBERG, Germany — Shortly after the coronavirus lockdown began, people around the world started sharing pictures of an amazing phenomenon taking place — major cities were suddenly clear of air pollution and smog. It turns out cities aren’t just cleaner, they’re gathering more power during the pandemic. A team of scientists in Germany report that…

New study latest to suggest remdesivir is viable coronavirus treatment option

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Jul 11, 2020 … NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A new trial involving the anti-viral drug remdesivir produces some good news regarding its potential as an effective COVID-19 treatment option. When exposed to samples of SARS-CoV-2 within human lung cell cultures, remdesivir “potently inhibited” the coronavirus. Furthermore, when remdesivir was given to lab mice infected with COVID-19, the rodents’ lung functioning started…

Bats may have started the coronavirus pandemic. Could they be the key to ending it?

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Jul 10, 2020 … ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Bats are thought to be hosts for a number of deadly human viruses, including Ebola, rabies, and SARS-CoV-2 (the virus responsible for COVID-19). Despite carrying these viruses, however, bats themselves are relatively immune to the ill effects of viruses. In a new review paper published in the journal Cell Metabolism, University of…

Scientists create air filter that traps, kills coronavirus instantly

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Jul 09, 2020 … HOUSTON — With businesses reopening around the country, controlling the spread of COVID-19 is an urgent priority. Virus containment in air conditioned spaces is particularly important given that it can remain in the air for three hours. Researchers at the University of Houston have now created a solution to this problem: a “catch and kill”…

Global survey: People over 60 aren’t taking extra measures of safety against coronavirus

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Jul 07, 2020 … EDINBURGH, UK — Data shows that the elderly face a higher risk of becoming severely ill from the coronavirus. Yet despite this, older people are not more likely to take extra precautions to protect themselves from contracting the virus. That’s the surprising conclusion of a massive new survey conducted by researchers at the University of Edinburgh.…

Quarter of gym-goers don’t expect they’ll ever return to fitness clubs thanks to coronavirus

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Jun 30, 2020 … SANTA CRUZ, Ca — A new survey shows that many Americans won’t be running back to their gyms when the coronavirus lockdown ends. People have found new ways to get their exercise in while fitness clubs remain closed and don’t see a reason to return to their pre-COVID routines. In all, 2,000 adults who exercise…

Far-UVC light to the rescue? Unique ultraviolet tech can safely kill coronavirus in crowded areas

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Jun 25, 2020 … NEW YORK — As the world looks to end the coronavirus pandemic, researchers have discovered a way to stop the illness’ spread in crowded areas. A Columbia University study shows that a particular type of ultraviolet light not only kills various forms of coronavirus, but it’s also safe to use around people. Far-UVC light can destroy…

‘Tricking’ coronavirus to stop spread: Innovative ‘nanosponges’ act as decoys, ‘mop up’ virus

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Jun 24, 2020 … BOSTON – In an effort to find a cure for the coronavirus pandemic, researchers at Boston University have developed a way to fight not only SARS-CoV-2 (the virus responsible for COVID-19), but also virtually any virus in the human body. Their new technology uses tiny bits of biofriendly plastics wrapped in cell membranes to create…

COVID-19 in the news: Which U.S. media outlets led way in early coverage of coronavirus?

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Jun 24, 2020 … Extensive analysis of major news organizations reveals some surprising findings when it comes to who covered COVID-19 from the outset — and who didn’t. CHICAGO — Rewind back to January or February of this year and the coronavirus seemed like an obscure outbreak impacting China. Americans didn’t pay much mind to it because it didn’t effect…

Stanford Study: Coronavirus Tests Can Be Self-Administered Safely, Reliably

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Jun 17, 2020 … STANFORD, Ca — Since the novel coronavirus first popped up in China almost half a year ago, medical officials have pushed the need for testing. It’s important to understand who is infected with COVID-19 and how long someone will test positive for the virus after being infected. Researchers from Stanford University School of Medicine now report that…

4 In 5 Americans Favor Shopping At Stores With Limit On Patrons During Coronavirus Outbreak

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Jun 12, 2020 … LOS ANGELES — Americans far and wide are waiting with bated breath as states push forward with reopening plans amid screams to move on from the coronavirus quarantine. Others, of course, are throwing their hats into the wind and eking their way back into normalcy be it by getting haircuts and manicures, or eating outside…

Coronavirus Tests May Display False Negative Results If Taken Too Early, Hopkins Study Warns

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Jun 11, 2020 … Researchers say the best time to take a COVID-19 test is about eight days after being infected (or three days after symptoms appear). BALTIMORE — Testing has been proclaimed time and time again over the past few months as an integral part of getting COVID-19 under control. After all, the only way we’ll know the extent…