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New Study Suggests COVID-19 May Increase Chance of Premature Births

A new study conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests pregnant women who have tested positive for COVID-19 may be more likely to have premature births. The study, which was published on Wednesday, found that pregnant women might possibly be…

Rapid and More Efficient CCP Virus Tests Help With Reopenings

Schools may soon be able to test their staff and students for COVID-19 and get results in a matter of minutes as the first antigen rapid test gets distributed mid-September to governors in every state. The Trump administration’s recent purchase of 150 million Abbott Laboratories’…

Pfizer Could Know if Vaccine is Effective By End of October

American pharmaceutical company Pfizer’s chief executive officer said Sunday that there is a good chance the company will know whether its CCP virus vaccine is effective by the end of October. Pfizer head Albert Bourla said during an appearance on CBS’s “Face the Nation” that,…

Don’t Be Scared of Peaches

Last month’s massive recall of California peaches because of a salmonella outbreak was unfortunate, but don’t let that stop you from enjoying this seasonal superfruit. Peaches are coming in season across the continent, and you’ll have the opportunity to buy fresh, local produce without much…

Feeling Anxious and Depressed? That’s the Echo of COVID-19

It’s official: COVID-19 has left us sick with worry and increasingly despondent, and our youngest adults—ages 18 to 29—are feeling it the most. California provides a snapshot of what much of the nation is experiencing. Weekly surveys conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau from late…

Only 1 in 10 Medical Treatments Are Backed by High-Quality Evidence

When you visit your doctor, you might assume that the treatment they prescribe has solid evidence to back it up. But you’d be wrong. Only 1 in 10 medical treatments are supported by high-quality evidence, our latest research shows. The analysis, published in the Journal…

6 Percent: Controversial Figure in the COVID-19 Death Count

Social media is abuzz with news of a new death count for COVID-19 with some commentators suggesting it makes this novel virus appear far less threatening than previous figures have portrayed. The debate that followed has revealed the fault lines and trust issues affecting how…

Big Drop Reported in Vaping by US Teenagers

NEW YORK—Vaping by U.S. teenagers fell dramatically this year, especially among middle schoolers, according to a federal report released Wednesday. Experts think last year’s outbreak of vaping related illnesses and deaths may have scared off some kids, but they believe other factors contributed to the…

Americans More Optimistic About CCP Virus Health Crisis: Gallup Poll

Americans are becoming less gloomy about the CCP virus crisis and while the uptick in optimism has not, on the whole, translated into reduced use of precautions like social distancing and public gatherings, the percentage of people saying they always wear a mask when outdoors…

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