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Trump mental health official accuses media of overblowing dangers of Covid-19

Trump mental health official accuses media of overblowing dangers of Covid-19

The assistant secretary of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Dr. Elinore McCance-Katz, accused the media of being dishonest about the coronavirus pandemic and reiterated talking points about Covid-19 that President Donald Trump has pushed for months, including complaints that schools should reopen for in-person learning and that very few children are affected…MORE

CDC study finds coronavirus rarely kills children, but minorities at higher risk

CDC study finds coronavirus rarely kills children, but minorities at higher risk

Children and teens from minority groups are disproportionately hit by coronavirus, just as older adults are, according to the findings of a new report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Children from ethnic and racial minorities, those with underlying health conditions and those between the ages of 18 and 20 are more…MORE

Some pediatricians refuse to treat kids if parents reject vaccines, study finds

Some pediatricians refuse to treat kids if parents reject vaccines, study finds

If you choose not to have your child vaccinated, your pediatrician may refuse to treat your family. More than half of pediatricians’ offices in the United States included in a new study published in the medical journal JAMA reported having a dismissal policy for families who refuse to vaccinate their children. Some physicians say this…MORE

Study hints Covid-19 may have been in the US as early as December

Study hints Covid-19 may have been in the US as early as December

Researchers believe they have found evidence that the novel coronavirus may have been circulating in the US as early as late December, about a month before the current timeline from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows. This study, published last Thursday in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, found a statistically significant…MORE

Here’s why a vaccine will not stop the Covid-19 pandemic right away

Here’s why a vaccine will not stop the Covid-19 pandemic right away

Dr. Umair Shah remembers the last mass vaccination campaign the US waged. It was in 2009, when the H1N1 “swine” flu broke out in April, right at the end of the regular flu season. “That was very challenging,” Shah, who heads the Harris County, Texas, health department, told CNN. “There were a lot of moving…MORE

Study says Covid-19 may have arrived in US in December — earlier than thought

Study says Covid-19 may have arrived in US in December — earlier than thought

The deadly coronavirus may have circulated in the United States as early as December, about a month earlier than believed by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to researchers with UCLA. Their study, published last Thursday in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, found a statistically significant increase in clinic and hospital…MORE

How to sleep better — kids and grown-ups alike

How to sleep better — kids and grown-ups alike

Like many moms, Sofia Axelrod found the lack of sleep really hard after giving birth. But unlike many moms, she refused to accept that the exhaustion was inevitable. “Sleep deprivation is so detrimental,” said sleep consultant Axelrod, who is a neuroscientist at Rockefeller University in New York. “I didn’t just want to suck it up…MORE

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