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For children with suspected community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) who are discharged from the emergency department, outcomes do not differ between those who do and those who do not receive antibiotic prescriptions, according to a study published online March 16 in Pediatrics.
Matthew J. Lipshaw, M.D., from the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center,…

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CureVac, a German biopharmaceutical company, has hit the headlines after US President Trump tried to secure exclusive rights to its developmental coronavirus vaccine. The vaccine is being developed to prevent the spread of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), which causes COVID-19. Trump is reported to have offered large sums of money to those working on the vaccine,…

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Many American parents haven’t talked with their young children about inappropriate touching, a new poll finds.
Experts recommend starting that discussion during a child’s preschool years, but the nationwide poll of more than 1,100 parents of 2- to 9-year-olds found that less than half of parents of preschoolers and only one-quarter of those with elementary…

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President Donald Trump on Friday took a step many political and health care experts have long been urging him to do, declaring the U.S. coronavirus crisis a national emergency.
The announcement, nearly unprecedented in American history, immediately frees up more than $50 billion in federal funds to help states control the spread of COVID-19 before it…

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Coronavirus is changing the way Americans go about their daily lives, a new survey shows.
Conducted March 10-12, the survey of 2,400 U.S. residents found that public health recommendations about how to guard against infection are starting to be followed by many in this country.
Among the findings: 85% of respondents said they’ve been washing their…

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Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
U.S. Distilleries Making Hand Sanitizer
Some U.S. distilleries have started using their alcohol to make free hand sanitizer for Americans.
The coronavirus pandemic has led to panic buying of hand sanitizers and high prices for the products in stores….

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Looking for something green for your St. Patrick’s Day feast? Skip the mint ice cream and shamrock-colored beer in favor of a nutritious tropical green smoothie.
The recipe gets its sweetness from fruit and its color from spinach, a vegetable loaded with nutrients.
“Spinach is a dark, leafy green with a lot of benefits. It’s rich in phytonutrients…

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If you self-quarantine or practice social distancing to prevent the spread of coronavirus, you might feel lonely, anxious or depressed.
But there are ways to cope, Northwestern University experts say.
“First, acknowledge that this is a stressful time and likely to bring up lots of emotions like fear and anxiety,” said Judith Moskowitz, a professor…

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State officials across America began to enact even tougher restrictions to try to slow the spread of coronavirus on Sunday, as the country’s case count reached at least 3,400, with at least 65 deaths.
Illinois, Ohio, Massachusetts, Washington state, California and New York City all enacted measures that essentially force bars, clubs and restaurants…

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If you ask Dr. Molly Benedum whether there is a shortage of doctors in America, this is the story she will tell you:
After joining the Appalachian Regional Health System’s family practice in North Carolina, she saw an immediate influx of patients — women in particular — that reflected both pent-up demand for primary care doctors and the fact that…

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On December the 31st, 2019, China alerted the World Health Organization (WHO) to a cluster of cases of unusual pneumonia. Several of those infected had worked at the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan and early reports suggested 40 people had the new illness. By the 7th of January, the virus had been identified as […]

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Love beads, peace signs, frayed bell-bottom jeans, civil rights protests, and the Vietnam war. The sixties and seventies are known for many things, but perhaps one of the lesser-known events was the reclassification of the hallucinogen, psilocybin (commonly found in magic mushrooms), as a Class A drug. “A good decision”, you may say. And you […]

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Chances are you already know we have a massive microbiome of trillions of bacteria, fungi, and viruses inside us. If this is news to you, then don’t be alarmed. Having a healthy microbiome is perfectly normal and, in fact, critical to our overall well-being. So much so that some even call it our second brain. […]

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