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More evidence emerges that a TB vaccine might help fight coronavirus

More evidence emerges that a TB vaccine might help fight coronavirus

More research emerged this week in potential support of using the tuberculosis vaccine Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) as a tool in the fight against coronavirus. Researchers found that countries where many people have been given the vaccine have had less mortality from Covid-19. While that doesn’t mean that BCG somehow reduces the risk of severe illness…MORE

Covid-19 symptoms: What we know now and what to do

Covid-19 symptoms: What we know now and what to do

It may feel like years, but the world has only been battling the deadly novel coronavirus for months. As scientists feverishly work around the clock to unravel the mysteries of this deadly invader, they have gained interesting insights into the virus and the disease it causes: Covid-19. “We know more now about how it makes…MORE

5 Lego challenges to make a stay-at-home summer fly

The stay-at-home summer of 2020 has been anything but boring at the house of Ina Turpen Fried. A popular technology journalist, she is also is a Lego fanatic and has opted to keep her 7-year-old son, Harvey, occupied by creating elaborate Lego challenges. Some of Ina Turpen Fried’s challenges are inspired by segments from the…MORE

What we know about coronavirus risks to school age children

What we know about coronavirus risks to school age children

As coronavirus cases spike nationwide, most parents are wondering whether it’s safe to send their children back to school. But with most of the research and testing geared toward adults, the answer is complicated. President Donald Trump has ramped up pressure on officials to reopen schools, saying decisions to remain closed are motivated by politics.…MORE

As fewer kids played football, hospitals saw a big drop in ER visits

As fewer kids played football, hospitals saw a big drop in ER visits

The rate of kids sports and recreation-related emergency room visits for traumatic brain injuries declined 32% from 2012 to 2018, after more than a decade of increasing rates, a new study finds. The decline seems to be largely related to the decreasing number of kids playing tackle football and the increase in the additional contact…MORE

‘Broken heart syndrome’ has increased during the Covid-19 pandemic, small study suggests

‘Broken heart syndrome’ has increased during the Covid-19 pandemic, small study suggests

A study published Thursday found a significant increase in “broken heart syndrome” at two Ohio hospitals among some patients who don’t have coronavirus, suggesting that the physical, social and economic stressors from the pandemic are taking a physical toll. Stress-induced cardiomyopathy or Takotsubo syndrome — which is often called “broken heart syndrome” — occurs when…MORE