Category Archives: Health

Study Finds Ibuprofen Likely Doesn’t Make COVID-19 Symptoms Worse

During the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States, the WHO said people shouldn’t take ibuprofen if they had COVID-19. A new report found that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen aren’t linked to any adverse effects in people who were positive for SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19…. Read more »

How to Handle the Stress Between Now and Election Day

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Mental health experts say people are feeling especially stressed about this year’s presidential election. The feelings of stress are compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic as well as economic pressures. Stress can cause mental health issues as well as bring on physical ailments. Some helpful ways to cope include talking to… Read more »

This Med Student Wrote the Book on Diagnosing Disease on Darker Skin

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London-based medical student Malone Mukwende created Mind the Gap, a handbook of images and descriptions of clinical signs and symptoms in Black and Brown skin. A majority of medical students are only taught how to diagnose conditions on white patients. Mukwende also launched the website Black and Brown Skin that aims to… Read more »

Knee Replacement Surgery in the Morning, Home That Evening: The New Outpatient Trend

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More knee and hip replacement surgeries are being done on an outpatient basis, especially in this COVID-19 era. Surgeons say the fact patients are at home forces them to move around more and do their physical therapy, speeding their recovery. They note that the outpatient surgery isn’t for everybody. A… Read more »

Why Shrinking Your Social Bubble May Be Necessary Right Now

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Social bubbles or pods are a great way to stay within the CDC guidelines of physical distancing. The spread of COVID-19 may require cutting back on the number of people in your social pod. Having honest conversations with those in your social pod is the best way to keep everyone… Read more »

People Caring for Grandchildren Face High Risks During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Older adults caring for grandchildren may face high risks during the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 2.7 million grandparents in the United States are raising their grandchildren. These families may face difficult choices about whether or not it’s safe to send children to school or daycare. As schools across the country… Read more »

People Without Symptoms Carry Just as Much of the Coronavirus as Symptomatic People

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New findings add to the growing belief that asymptomatic carriers may potentially be able to spread the virus just as readily as those with symptoms. The new studyTrusted Source found it took asymptomatic people 17 days to test negative for the virus after diagnosis, whereas it took symptomatic people 19 to 20… Read more »

Europe Sees Rise in COVID-19 After Reopening

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European nations are noticing an uptick in COVID-19 cases and bracing for a second wave. Data from the World Health Organization’s European division shows that the countries with the highest number of cases in the last 14 days include Russia, Turkey, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Germany. But several European… Read more »

How Screen Time May Be Contributing to Dry Eye During the Pandemic

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Dry eye disease is a common condition where people don’t produce enough tears to lubricate their eyes. It can cause an intense sensitivity to light, the formation of mucus around the eyes, red and itchy eyes, and eye fatigue, among other symptoms. More than 16 million people in the United… Read more »

Here’s Exactly Where We Are with Vaccines and Treatments for COVID-19

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Scientists around the world are working on potential treatments and vaccines for the new coronavirus disease known as COVID-19. Several companies are working on antiviral drugs, some of which are already in use against other illnesses, to treat people who already have COVID-19. Other companies are working on vaccines that could… Read more »