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Blacks and Hispanics are twice as likely to test positive for Covid-19

The difference cannot be fully explained by the underlying state of health, place of residence or place of care, according to the study published on Tuesday in the journal PLOS Medicine. Christopher Rentsch, an assistant professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and colleagues examined the relationship between race and Covid-19 testing and adjusted for several variables, …

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Springfield Health Care Leaders tell the City Council about the effects of COVID-19 on the city’s hospitals

Springfield City Council will consider extending the current road to the recovery phase on October 5. The extension of three months would cover the face protection. Phase 3A will expire on October 11. Council members heard from health leaders in Springfield on Tuesday. CoxHealth’s President and CEO, Steve Edwards, said there were 82 COVID-19 patients in the COVID unit in …

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How to clean the scalp according to a scalp researcher

Your scalp can not quite decide what it is. It falls into the categories of “skin” and “hair” and requires special treatment on both fronts to ensure that it is cared for properly. And it all starts with how we shampoo. “Proper scalp care is often overlooked by many, as the focus is mainly on the aesthetics of the hair,” …

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New 3D printing method can start the creation of small medical devices for the body

Illustration of a potentially biocompatible interface shows that hydrogels (green tubes), which can be generated by an electron or X-ray 3D printing process, act as artificial synapses or junctions, connecting neurons (brown) to electrodes (yellow). Author: A. Strelcov / NIST Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new method for 3D printing of gels …

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A power-driven coronavirus river? It’s still not clear

When Los Angeles County officials explain the massive coronavirus outbreak that struck this summer, they often point to Memorial Day and the Fourth of July, two long weekends when meetings with friends and family drove the spread of the virus. Now, two weeks after the Labor Day holiday, officials are worried that the same pattern will emerge. In several days …

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Bullock deals with COVID increase in cases, rejects the White House’s recommendation on fines for mask compliance

HELENA – Montana has seen a significant increase in average daily COVID cases since July, with more than 270 new cases in two of the last four days. “From mid-July to early September, our weekly number of cases stabilized. Unfortunately, the stability was about 800 per week. So just over the two months we were stable, Montana added about 70 …

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New heart health campaign urges you not to ignore dangerous symptoms

Hospitals see fewer patients with heart attacks and strokes but this is not necessarily correlated with fewer people needing care. During the summer, the emergency rooms decreased by 42% compared to the same period last year. The American Heart Association is trying to raise awareness and has launched a new campaign called Don’t Die of Doubt. Hospital managers in Northeast …

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When the United States surpasses 200,000 Covid-19 deaths, survivors have a message: This is not a nap

Ann and Marvin Robinson, a married couple in Casper, Wyoming, contracted the virus almost three months ago. Marvin, 73, is still short of breath, and both are struggling with fatigue. “We have friends who still think it’s a nap. They think it’s going to disappear on election day,” Ann, 72, told CNN’s Brianna Keilar on Tuesday. “It tries to convince …

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Kentucky hospital director appeals to people to wear masks as hospital fills Covid-19 patients

“Our hospital has the capacity. We are working to open a third ward to care for COVID patients,” wrote Kristie Whitlatch, President and CEO of King’s Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky. “Several nursing units dedicated to a virus have never been seen before in our 120-year history.” In his letter, published on Facebook on Friday, Whitlatch stressed the “sense …

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