• Pets can Boost Your Mental Health During Lockdown

    28 days ago - By Medindia Health

    Having a pet is linked to maintaining better mental health and reducing loneliness during COVID-19 lockdown, reports a new study.
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  • 'This is not ideal': More COVID cases confirmed on vessel in Port Hedland

    'This is not ideal': More COVID cases confirmed on vessel in Port Hedland

    29 days ago - By Sydney Morning Herald

    Western Australia's Health Minister has confirmed seven further crew members from the bulk carrier anchored off Port Hedland have tested positive for COVID-19.
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  • New York's COVID-19 shelter-in-place and acute appendicitis in children

    29 days ago - By Journal of Pediatric Surgery

    On March 20th, 2020, New York City and State went into shelter-in-place in response to the surge of novel coronavirus disease 19 cases. Located in central Queens, our hospital experienced a flood of adult cases to our emergency department. In contrast, pediatric emergency department visits were reduced to 13% compared to the same period a year prior. In a recent article, Kvasnovsky et al described an unchanged number of pediatric appendicitis cases at a single tertiary pediatric referral center during COVID-19 pandemic .
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  • Adequate Vitamin D Levels Could Reduce the Risk of Severe Coronavirus Infections

    Adequate Vitamin D Levels Could Reduce the Risk of Severe Coronavirus Infections

    29 days ago - By Medindia Health

    Having adequate vitamin D levels is linked to a lower risk of dangerous complications of COVID-19, including low oxygen levels, unconsciousness, and death, reports a new study.
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  • What's in the News: Parents Report Difficulty Finding COVID-19 Testing for Children

    29 days ago - By Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society

    Parents in some parts of the country are finding it difficult to get their children tested for COVID-19, according to a recent article in The New York Times. Many testing sites, including those run by cities and states, do not test children or have age minimums that exclude young children, the newspaper reported. A related article in The Washington Post noted that Walgreens' age limit is 18 at its pharmacy testing sites, while CVS announced on Sept. 11 that it would lower the age limit at its drive-through testing sites from 16 to 12 years of age. “The limited testing hampers schools'...
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