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Rethinking Covid-19 in Children

There is new evidence that some children may become very sick, and we are beginning to learn more about who may be most at risk and what parents need to watch for. As we learn more about children and Covid-19, new research is reshaping some of our thinking. It continues to be true that children, …...

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Coronavirus myths explored

As coronavirus continues to make the news, a host of untruths has surrounded the topic. In this Special Feature, we address some of these myths and conspiracy theories. The novel coronavirus, now known as SARS-CoV-2, has spread from Wuhan, China, to every continent on Earth except Antarctica. The World Health Organization (WHO)...

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HeberFERON, a unique Cuban medicine

Cuba. The extension of therapeutic coverage to all municipalities across the country, with the opening of more sites, is the key strategy in the application program for HeberFERON; a one-of-a-kind medicine to treat skin cancer (basal cell carcinoma), developed and produced by Cuba’s Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology...

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A German Exception? Why the Country’s Coronavirus Death Rate Is Low

The pandemic has hit Germany hard, with more than 92,000 people infected. But the percentage of fatal cases has been remarkably low compared to those in many neighboring countries. They call them corona taxis: Medics outfitted in protective gear, driving around the empty streets of Heidelberg to check on patients who are at home, five...

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WHO: 10 Ways to Protect Against the Coronavirus

The World Health Organization offered advice that included 10 tips for protecting against catching and spreading the virus. The recommendations – 10 of them – come after the organization raised its global risk assessment of the coronavirus to its highest level. While still not considered a pandemic, roughly a dozen countries have...

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What are the Types of Depression?

People with depression experience distinct periods — lasting at least 2 weeks — of sadness, low energy, and loss of interest in things that they once enjoyed. People sometimes refer to these periods as depressive episodes. The experience of depression can vary significantly among individuals. For example, it may cause some people to...

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Measles Makes Your Immune System’s Memory Forget Defenses Against Other Illnesses

New research shows the virus can have devastating effects on the immune system that persist much longer than the illness itself. Measles is far more dangerous than most people realize, new research shows. The disease itself can cause a severe and sometimes deadly illness, but two new studies published on Thursday found that even when...

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Meat’s Bad for You! No, It’s Not! How Experts See Different Things in the Data

Researchers are in another fight about food. This week the Annals of Internal Medicine published studies arguing that eating red meat poses minimal health risks for most people, and that even our certainty about that link is weak. With these conclusions in hand, the authors offered a set of recommendations that most people could continue...

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Study: C-Section Tied to Higher Risk of Autism

Children born via cesarean section may be more likely to develop autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, a new analysis indicates. Reviewing earlier data encompassing more than 20 million births in 19 countries, researchers found C-sections were associated with an estimated 33% higher chance of an autism spectrum disorder...

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Statins Provide Heart Benefits Past Age 75

Older men and women who stopped taking the drugs were at increased risk of heart attack and stroke. Statins are proven effective in reducing the risk for cardiovascular disease, but some studies suggest that after age 75, the risks outweigh the benefits. Now new research has found that stopping the drugs may be a bad …...

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