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LDH announces fourth MIS-C related death associated with COVID-19

The Louisiana Department of Health reported a fourth death related to COVID-19 associated multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C). MIS-C is a serious health condition in young people under the age of 21 in which different organs in the body can become inflamed and fail, according to LDH. These include heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes, or gastrointestinal organs.Children with …

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Avoid wearing coronavirus face masks with vents, valves, CDC says in an updated guide

Does your face mask have vents or valves? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently updated their guidelines advising Americans to avoid such face masks, as they are not as effective in preventing the spread of COVID-19. CLICK HERE FOR THE COMPLETE COVERAGE OF THE CORONAVIRUS “The purpose of the masks is to prevent respiratory droplets from reaching …

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Because America’s window of opportunity to fend off COVID-19 is closing

This story originally appeared on STATISTICS, a health and medicine website that provides ambitious coverage on the coronavirus. Start Here for more stories about the virus. Try STAT more for exclusive analysis of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and life sciences. And take a look at STAT COVID-19 tracker. The good news: The US has a window of opportunity to fend off Covid-19 …

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Duke checks which masks work best to stop the coronavirus

DURHAM Dr Eric Westman was helping a Durham nonprofit organization provide free masks to people who needed them when he decided he should find out if the masks would really prevent the spread of the coronavirus. But it wasn’t just about searching online to see which masks worked best. This was April, and at the time, researchers hadn’t tested the …

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Rare coronavirus-related syndrome affects 11 children in Washington state: officials

Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) has affected nearly a dozen children in Washington state so far this year, according to several reports. Since the start of the pandemic, a total of 11 children in the state have been diagnosed with the rare condition linked to the novel coronavirus, the Seattle Times reported. “These kids feel terrible,” said Dr. John …

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Marijuana use during pregnancy is linked to autism in children, the study says

“Women who used cannabis during pregnancy were 1.5 times more likely to have a child with autism,” said study author Dr. Darine El-Chaâr, maternal fetal medicine specialist and clinical researcher at the ‘Ottawa Hospital Research Institute in Canada. “These results are not reassuring. We strongly advise against the use of cannabis during pregnancy and breastfeeding,” she said. “On that basis, …

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Yes, your homemade mask is effective; the study shows which ones to avoid

As students return to school and employees all return to the office with new safety protocols that likely include wearing a mask, a new study from Duke University explores which masks are most effective. Spoiler alert: A fitted N95 mask, usually reserved for those working in the medical community, performed best in their testing. However, because many Americans don’t have …

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“It should have been mandatory from the start”: Ireland says people must wear masks in stores to stop COVID-19 – but why did it take so long?

DUBLIN – Ireland is a nation of saints, scholars and the status quo. This small island on the northwestern edge of Europe is ruled by two old enemies: the center-right Republican party Fianna Fáil and fellow Christian Democrat Fine Gael, who have opposed political division since independence in 1922. Under an agreement reached in June, Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin …

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Alyssa Milano, hospitalized, reveals she suffers from hair loss following a positive test for COVID-19 antibodies

Alyssa Milano recently revealed that she was hospitalized and is experiencing hair loss days after she said she tested positive for coronavirus antibodies. On Friday, Milan, 47, posted a selfie while wearing a mask on a hospital bed. “I was seriously ill with Covid19 in April. I still have many symptoms, “wrote the actress in her post.” I’m what they …

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