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Minorities Hit Hardest When COVID Strikes Nursing Homes

Minorities Hit Hardest When COVID Strikes Nursing Homes

Minority residents of U.S. nursing homes and assisted living communities have been especially hard hit in the coronavirus pandemic, two University of Rochester studies show.

The first found that nursing homes with higher percentages of racial and ethnic minority residents reported two to four times more new COVID-19 cases and deaths co...

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  • September 22, 2020
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Avoid the 'Twindemic:' Get Your Flu Shot Now

Avoid the 'Twindemic:' Get Your Flu Shot Now

The best time to get your flu shot is now if you want to protect yourself against a potential "twindemic" infection of influenza and COVID-19, experts say.

"Early September, at the very least early October, is the best time to get your flu shot. That really allows your body to build up the appropriate immune response in time for the pe...

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  • September 22, 2020
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Search and Rescue Dogs Fared Well After Working at 9/11 Sites

Search and Rescue Dogs Fared Well After Working at 9/11 Sites

Search and rescue dogs used during the 9/11 attacks lived as long as dogs not at the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon, a new study finds.

"I was at Ground Zero and I would hear people make comments like, 'Did you hear that half of the dogs that responded to the bombing in Oklahoma City died of X, Y, or Z?' Or they'...

  • Steven Reinberg
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  • September 22, 2020
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Having Flu <i>and</i> COVID Doubles Death Risk in Hospitalized Patients

Having Flu and COVID Doubles Death Risk in Hospitalized Patients

TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2020 (Healthday News) -- While health officials worry about a potential "twindemic" of COVID-19 and the flu this winter, a new study finds that hospital patients who were infected with both viruses were more than twice as likely to die as those infected only with the new coronavirus.

British government scientists con...

  • Robin Foster and E.J. Mundell
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  • September 22, 2020
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Homemade Masks Do a Great Job Blocking COVID-19

Homemade Masks Do a Great Job Blocking COVID-19

Don't fret about whether that fabric mask you made on your sewing machine protects against the spread of COVID-19 as well as the face masks sold in stores, new research reassures.

Taher Saif, a professor of mechanical science and engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, examined the effectiveness of common househo...

  • Steven Reinberg
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  • September 22, 2020
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Is an Early Form of Breast Cancer More Dangerous Than Thought?

Is an Early Form of Breast Cancer More Dangerous Than Thought?

Women diagnosed with an early, highly treatable form of breast cancer still face a higher-than-normal risk of eventually dying from the disease, a large new study finds.

The study looked at women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), where cancer cells form in the lining of the milk ducts but have not yet invaded the breast tissue. Som...

  • Amy Norton
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  • September 22, 2020
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