Category Archives: CNN – Health

Is social distancing good for your dating life?

Nothing is certain in the world of dating. But for Poornima Ravishankar, a lawyer from northern New Jersey, the coronavirus pandemic has brought an unexpected twist. A boyfriend. Whom she’s only seen in person once. And whom she’s never touched. The duo met on Bumble, and their courtship started slowly. First came FaceTime drinks —…MORE

Tear gas: Prepare for what to do if you’re exposed

Tear gas: Prepare for what to do if you’re exposed

Sam was one of hundreds of peaceful protesters gathered outside the CNN Center in downtown Atlanta on Monday night. An anthropologist in her early 20s who studies social movements, she was among those in the crowd chatting with friends around 8:30 p.m., shortly before the city’s 9 p.m. curfew. A black woman with asthma, Sam…MORE

5 natural ways to boost your mental health during stressful times

5 natural ways to boost your mental health during stressful times

Life today is razor’s-edge tense. If your regular coping methods aren’t measuring up, there are science-backed actions we can add on our own to ease anxiety, depression and stress — all done naturally, no doctor’s note required. Get enough exercise If you had to choose just one thing to do to better your mental and…MORE

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

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