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Skip Costume Contact Lenses This Halloween

Halloween is risky enough this year with the coronavirus pandemic, so don't risk your vision as well by wearing costume contact lenses, the American Academy...

FDA Approves Veklury (remdesivir) for the Treatment of COVID-19

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 22, 2020-- Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: GILD) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the...

Most Americans Want to End Seasonal Time Changes: Survey

As most of America prepares for the Nov. 1 return of standard time, 63% want one fixed, year-round time, a new survey finds. "Evidence of the negative...

Coronavirus in a Cough: Tests Show Masks Stopping the Spread

A cough could spread a cloud of COVID-19 throughout a room, but a face mask can greatly shrink the size and spread of that cloud, a new study finds. In...

An Unexpected Finding on What Might Drive Joint Disease

High levels of a protein that lubricates the knee joint may actually be a harbinger of impending joint disease, a surprising animal study suggests. The...

Health Highlights: Oct. 23, 2020

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: FDA Needs More Safety Data on COVID-19 Vaccines,...

Politics Key to Americans' Views on COVID-19, Poll Shows

The new coronavirus holds no political views. The pathogen's only aim is to infect, spread and thrive. But in what is surely no surprise in a deeply divided...

U.S. Daily COVID Case Count Nears Record for Pandemic

The United States on Thursday recorded its second highest daily total of new coronavirus cases since the pandemic began, with 75,000 new infections, while...

AHA News: Team Gemini Gives Disabled Children Something to Cheer About

By Diane Daniel American Heart Association News FRIDAY, Oct. 23, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- When Presley LeGrande was a member of the...

Nearly 130,000 U.S. Lives Saved by March if Everyone Wore Masks: Study

A resurgence of the new coronavirus is bearing down upon the United States, with hundreds of thousands more deaths likely to occur over the next few months,...

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How has the Pandemic Affected the Epidemic?

Covid has changed our lives. Lockdowns, self-isolation, canceled events, and mask-wearing….could anyone have imagined this last Columbus day? Everyone is under stress. Some notably more than others. But perhaps those who have been destabilized the most are the ones who struggle with addiction disorders. Experts are predicting a record year for opioid-related overdosages, surpassing lasts […]

BPA – Still widespread and still a concern.

In 2008, the Washington Post made national headline news with its front-page news article about the dangers of BPA  (Bisphenol-A), a chemical used to make sealants and a hard clear plastic called polycarbonate.  The FDA investigated, but according to their most recent safety assessment in 2014, still considers BPA  safe at the current levels occurring […]

Feeling the heat? Maybe your medication is to blame.

With the weather heating up across the U.S. it seems good timing that most states are easing their lockdown restrictions. Escaping into the sun is something we are all looking forward to, especially after a winter of confinement at home. But did you know that heat-related deaths are one of the deadliest weather-related outcomes in […]

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