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The Surprising Ways Quarantine Is Messing With Your Body

If you think that spending hours sitting at home alone on the computer and/or staring at your TV or phone screen (in addition to experiencing an overwhelming amount of stress) during quarantine has not affected you, think again. COVID-19 has not only distorted our perception of time by destroying our “temporal cues” (via WebMD), but […]

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Treatment success seen with antibiotics for uncomplicated appendicitis

(HealthDay)—For adults with uncomplicated acute appendicitis, treatment success rates ≥65 percent are seen with both oral antibiotics and combined intravenous and oral antibiotics, according to a study published online Jan. 11 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Suvi Sippola, M.D., from Turku University Hospital in Finland, and colleagues compared oral antibiotics to combined […]

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Low-income preschoolers exposed to nurturing care have with higher IQ scores later on

Preschoolers living in impoverished communities who have access to a nurturing home environment have significantly higher intelligence quotient (IQ) scores in adolescence compared to those raised without nurturing care. That is the finding of a new international study conducted by University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) researchers, which examined data from more than 1600 […]

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Most Pregnant Women With COVID-19 Are Asymptomatic

THURSDAY, Dec. 17, 2020 — Most pregnant women infected with the new coronavirus don’t have symptoms, a new study shows. Researchers analyzed data from a coronavirus screening program in the labor and delivery unit of Elmhurst Hospital in New York City during March and April. Of the 130 pregnant women screened, one-third tested positive for […]

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Risk for COVID-19 Infection Increased With Common Cancers

TUESDAY, Dec. 15, 2020 — Patients with 13 common cancer types have a significantly increased risk for COVID-19 infection and significantly worse outcomes, according to a study published online Dec. 10 in JAMA Oncology. QuanQiu Wang, from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, and colleagues conducted a retrospective case-control analysis of patient electronic health records […]