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ICUs become a ‘delirium factory’ for Covid-19 patients

Doctors are fighting not only to save lives from Covid-19, but also to protect patients’ brains. Although Covid-19 is best known for damaging the lungs, it also increases the risk of life-threatening brain injuries — from mental confusion to hallucinations, seizures, coma, stroke and paralysis. The virus may invade the brain, and it can starve…MORE

More evidence remdesivir helps some coronavirus patients

More evidence remdesivir helps some coronavirus patients

A five-day course of the antiviral drug remdesivir sped recovery in moderately ill patients with pneumonia from Covid-19, drugmaker Gilead Sciences announced in a statement Monday. It’s more evidence that the drug can help patients, however outside experts are not calling this a “game changer” quite yet. Coronavirus patients who were hospitalized, but not sick…MORE

Five dead in newest Ebola outbreak in Congo, UNICEF says

Five dead in newest Ebola outbreak in Congo, UNICEF says

Five people, including a 15-year-old girl, have died of Ebola in a fresh outbreak of the virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the United Nations Children’s Fund said Monday. Nine cases total have been reported, UNICEF said. “Four additional people who contracted the virus — all contacts of the deceased and including the child…MORE

Racism is a public health issue and ‘police brutality must stop,’ medical groups say

Racism is a public health issue and ‘police brutality must stop,’ medical groups say

As protests over George Floyd’s death continue nationwide, several doctors’ groups — the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Medical Association and American College of Physicians — are emphasizing that racism is a public health issue and they’re calling for police brutality to stop. The American Academy of Pediatrics posted to Twitter on Sunday night that…MORE

How to talk to your children about protests and racism

How to talk to your children about protests and racism

As cities and social media explode with anger over the killing of yet another black man at the hands of police, worried parents struggle with how to protect their children from seeing the worst of the violence while simultaneously explaining the ravages of racism. It couldn’t have come at a worse time. Sheltering at home…MORE

Preschoolers are using apps meant for adults, study finds

Preschoolers are using apps meant for adults, study finds

Relaxing the rules on screen time for kids has become more acceptable during the pandemic as parents struggle to balance working from home with the demands of childcare, schoolwork and cabin fever. “As long as they’re eating healthy, getting exercise, sleeping, getting downtime, I think it’s OK to be a little bit more lenient on…MORE

First human trial of potential antibody treatment for Covid-19 begins

First human trial of potential antibody treatment for Covid-19 begins

Eli Lilly and Company said Monday it has started the first human trial of an antibody therapy designed to treat Covid-19. The first phase of the trial will test whether the therapy is safe and well-tolerated; those results are expected in late June. The first Covid-19 patients being treated with the therapy are hospitalized at…MORE

The protests are raising fears of a spike in coronavirus cases

The protests are raising fears of a spike in coronavirus cases

Government leaders and health officials have expressed their concern that coronavirus could rapidly spread during protests over the death of George Floyd. Floyd died after since-fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck for over eight minutes. Chauvin was charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. People across the country have taken to…MORE

Parents and child care providers are falling apart. It could get much worse

Parents and child care providers are falling apart. It could get much worse

Child care is so scarce in Kate Littlefield’s Vermont community that she joined a wait-list when she was six weeks pregnant. It wasn’t soon enough to find a placement for her infant twins after they were born. “We couldn’t get in until they were 8 months old,” she said. “That was the earliest spot we…MORE

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