Surgeons help create new process for disinfecting and reusing N95 masks

Amid shortages of personal protective equipment due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, a St. Louis health care system has implemented a process to disinfect disposable N95 respirator masks that allows health care workers to reuse their own mask for up to 20 cycles. The novel disinfection process, developed in collaboration with Washington University School of Medicine, uses vaporized […]

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Coronavirus: a majority of the population mask duty – natural healing supports customer naturopathy specialist portal

Coronavirus: mask duty in the broad consent In the meantime, it was decided in all Federal States, a so-called mask of duty, the spread of the Coronavirus to contain more. Surveys have shown that the majority of the population considers the Wearing of a mouth-nose cover is appropriate. All States have made the Wearing of a mouth-nose protection in public […]

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How do we keep family violence perpetrators ‘in view’ during the COVID-19 lockdown?

Over the past few weeks, there has been increasing awareness of the heightened risk of family violence during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, there has been a silence around perpetrators—in terms of the justice system’s ability to hold them to account during the crisis and the wider family violence system’s need to keep them “in view.” Both are critical to manage […]

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Abdominal fat: body weight and fat distribution in the brain – Naturopathic naturopathy expert portal

Insulin sensitivity of the brain determines where the fat deposited in the body when In many scientific studies it could be shown that being fat is unhealthy. If you are Overweight, it depends on the fat distribution. According to experts, the abdominal circumference is crucial for the health risk. In a long-term study has now shown, such as body weight […]

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German virus spread worsens as lockdown eases

First signs that transmission of the novel coronavirus has again picked up were visible in German official data, just as the country attempts a cautious easing of its lockdown measures. The reproduction or infection rate under close watch by health authorities mounted again to around 1.0, meaning each infected person passes the virus on to one other, figures from the […]

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Alcoholics anonymous method can mesh well with other treatments for alcohol misuse

Most treatment providers for individuals with alcohol use disorders are well versed in either the 12-Step Alcoholics Anonymous program or in a different treatment such as cognitive behavioral therapy—but the two approaches can mesh well, according to a Baylor University researcher. Alcohol use disorders are among the most common psychological disorders experienced by Americans, according to the National Institute on […]

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How Donating Your Plasma Can Help Others During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is encouraging people who have recovered from a confirmed infection with the new coronavirus to consider donating their plasma so it can be injected into people with severe forms of the infection. It’s a treatment called convalescent plasma, and variations of it have been used to treat other infectious diseases, including previous variations of […]

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Pandemic brings another threat to forefront for African Americans and Latinos

Dr. Felipe Lobelo is sad but not surprised the coronavirus pandemic appears to be taking a greater toll on African Americans and Latinos. The pandemic and another crisis “have collided, and it’s accelerating the bad outcome,” said Lobelo, an associate professor at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health in Atlanta who researches health disparities. That other crisis, he said, […]

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Hypertension, obesity, diabetes common in U.S. COVID-19 patients

(HealthDay)—The most common comorbidities among patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in the New York City area are hypertension, obesity, and diabetes, according to a study published online April 22 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Safiya Richardson, M.D., M.P.H., from the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research at Northwell Health in Manhasset, New York, and colleagues describe the clinical characteristics […]

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