What we know about COVID-19 reinfection from other diseases

Dovie Salais

Cases of COVID-19 patients being reinfected have cropped up around the world but experts say it’s unclear whether the virus will be like the vast majority of diseases and not return more severe on its second go-round.

“So far these cases appear to be very rare but they’re also not very surprising,” said David Hirschwerk, an infectious disease expert at Hofstra University’s Zucker School of Medicine.

Hirschwerk said that health

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Coronavirus: Doctors worry seasonal depression could compound mental health amid COVID-19 pandemic

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PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — The sunny days are shorter and it’s getting darker earlier. Many people experience seasonal depression this time of year as it is, but doctors are now worried about how this is playing out alongside a pandemic.

The Cleveland Clinic says people are already feeling low grade depression because of COVID-19.

Add seasonal affective disorder to this already challenging time and they say fall and winter are shaping

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CT DPH monitoring two COVID-19 outbreaks at Avon nursing home, assisted living facilities

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AVON, Conn. (WTNH) — The Connecticut Department of Public Health is watching two large COVID-19 outbreaks in Avon Tuesday.

DPH says, as of Tuesday, Avon Health Care nursing home reports 22 residents who have tested positive for the virus, three of which are in the hospital, and one of which has died.

Fourteen staff members at Avon Healthcare have also tested positive for the coronavirus.

According to DPH, residents were

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Training to be a Doctor in the Age of COVID-19

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Baylor Med student David Vien is working in an emergency room in Houston’s Texas Medical Center. It’s March 2020 and across the country from New York City to Seattle, the threat of COVID-19 is finally becoming real to millions of Americans.

The Houston area’s first case has been discovered in Fort Bend County, sparking some fears of uncontrolled viral spread. But only a couple miles away, the rodeo is welcoming

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What You Need to Know About Covid-19 and Pregnancy

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Doctors know that viruses can cause complications in pregnancy and now they are racing to understand the effect of Covid-19. So far there is evidence of risks, but they may not be as severe as the complications from influenza and some other viruses.

Pregnant women are more vulnerable to infections due to changes in the immune system during pregnancy as well as factors such as shifts in the respiratory system. … Read More

How Nursing Homes Can Defend COVID-19 Criminal Charges

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COVID-19 Recovery Analysis: Wellness Tourism Market | Growth in Personal Wellness Awareness to Boost Market Growth | Technavio

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LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Technavio has been monitoring the global wellness tourism market size and it is poised to grow by USD 315.47 billion during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of over 7% during the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.

Although the COVID-19 pandemic continues to transform the growth of various industries, the immediate

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Clinical trial of ‘effective’ Chinese herbal medicine to treat Covid-19 under way – Pakistan

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KARACHI: A research facility at Karachi University (KU) in collaboration with the Indus Hospital (IH) has recently begun clinical trial of a traditional Chinese medicine to treat mild cases of Covid-19, sources told Dawn on Monday.

According to researchers at Dr Panjwani Centre for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research at KU, the trial will test the efficacy and safe use of Jinhua Qinggan Granule – a combination of natural herbs

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Coronavirus: Impact of COVID-19 on people’s livelihoods, their health and our food systems

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The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a dramatic loss of human life worldwide and presents an unprecedented challenge to public health, food systems and the world of work. The economic and social disruption caused by the pandemic is devastating: tens of millions of people are at risk of falling into extreme poverty, while the number of undernourished people, currently estimated at nearly 690 million, could increase by up

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IBM launches COVID-19 health status app: HLTH 2020

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Dive Brief:

  • IBM Watson Health is launching an app for organizations to check people’s health status prior to letting them in public spaces like sports stadiums, airplanes and workplaces.
  • The app, called IBM Digital Health Pass, premiered at the virtual HLTH conference Monday. Users can present a verified health status based on different data sources, such as vaccination status or COVID-19 test, in order to enter public locations, with the
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Pregnancy should not exclude women from Covid-19 trials

Dovie Salais

Citizens of the world are holding their collective breath while awaiting vaccines and therapies to effectively battle the Covid-19 pandemic. Among them are pregnant or lactating women who, in the United States and elsewhere, are being excluded from trials testing new vaccines or treatments.

Reluctance to rigorously study the effectiveness and safety of vaccines and treatments for Covid-19 during pregnancy is misguided and will end up harming pregnant women

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District 4 candidates offering different perspectives on health care, COVID-19 | City & State

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The U.S. House of Representatives race for Indiana District 4 is a contest between incumbent Rep. Jim Baird, a Republican, and Democrat Joe Mackey, a retired machinist who lives in Lafayette.

Baird, a Purdue alumnus, is the owner of Baird Family Farms and Indiana Home Care Plus. He previously served as the representative from the 44th district to the Indiana State House of Representatives from 2010 to 2018.

Mackey worked

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From Back Pain to Coughing, Life with Long-Haul COVID-19

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Some people have persistent symptoms of COVID-19 long after the worst of the infection has passed. Credit Image: Daniel Lozano Gonzale/Getty Images
  • More than 9 months since the COVID-19 pandemic started in the United States, some people still have symptoms long after they’ve “recovered.”
  • Experts are learning more about these “long-haul” COVID-19 cases.
  • Symptoms are wide-ranging, and there’s little experts can do to treat them.

In April,

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As India’s Covid-19 lockdown ends, a mental health crisis is looming

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a person standing in a room: Those having existing issues or familial concerns have only had it harder as they’re unable to use most of their usual coping methods or get breaks.


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Those having existing issues or familial concerns have only had it harder as they’re unable to use most of their usual coping methods or get breaks.

By Ritika Aggarwal

The first onslaught of the pandemic was the physical concerns brought about by the virus, but now we need to brace for the tidal wave of mental health concerns across all segments of our population

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HHS offers nursing homes cut of $2B to slash COVID-19 infections

Dovie Salais

Nursing homes will be offered a cut of a $2 billion federal fund as an “incentive” to get coronavirus rates lower than in their local communities, according to a report Thursday.

The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) cash will be split into two pools — with 80% going to those that get below their county’s infection rates, and the rest to those that keep deaths below expected thresholds,

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Health Ministry guidelines for co-infection management of COVID-19 with seasonal epidemic-prone diseases

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New Delhi [India], October 13 (ANI): The Ministry of Health on Tuesday issued guidelines for the management of co-infection of COVID-19 with other seasonal epidemic-prone diseases.

With the aim of providing clear guidelines on prevention and treatment of co-infections of coronavirus with other diseases, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said, “As per the World Health Organisation (WHO) case definition, a COVID case may present with acute onset of

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5 Top Mental Health Apps During Covid-19

Dovie Salais

Even long before Covid-19 sent millions of Americans home to work in isolation, companies had begun to consider how to support employees’ mental health. Inc.’s 2019 Best Workplaces list reveals many top employers had been doing things like subsidizing therapy bills and granting stipends for wellness services.

The pandemic, of course, has put employees under a kind of mental strain few have likely experienced before, so it’s no wonder more

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Baltimore barbershop offers COVID-19 screenings, health information for men

Dovie Salais

You may not think of a barbershop as a place to get a preliminary coronavirus screening, but one shop in northeast Baltimore is doing just that.

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There is a partnership happening between barbers and the men who trust them the most.

The sweet sound of a fresh buzz is familiar to

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Marshall men’s hoops halts workouts due to COVID-19 issues | Sports

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HUNTINGTON – Marshall’s men’s basketball team will not start its practice season on time after workouts were halted last week due to COVID-19 and contact tracing issues within the program.

Marshall’s athletic department put out a statement in regards to the situation on Monday morning.

“Our program is in the midst of a two-week pause in order to maintain the health and safety of its student-athletes due to COVID-19 and

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Sponsored: 3 reasons men shouldn’t neglect their sexual health during COVID-19

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“Men should be able to speak freely about different aspects of their health, including sexual aspects, because it’s a very big part of your life in terms of overall well being,” says Mat Rezaei, licensed pharmacist and CEO of UPGUYS, a new digital health service for men. “Talking about your sexual desire, performance, functionality, and satisfaction is becoming more common. It’s not just about enhancing your sexual

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