Lesson From Singapore: Why We May Need to Think Bigger

Many experts are beginning to coalesce around a set of benchmarks that could help determine when it might be safe to reopen parts of the country. But even though most areas of the United States are nowhere near achieving the goals necessary to do so, there has been a push to relax social distancing soon.…

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A Family of Three Gets Sick With Covid-19 Symptoms. Who Has It?

The 20-year-old man moved restlessly on a gurney in the emergency department at Greenwich Hospital in Greenwich, Conn., on March 14. It was hard for him to get comfortable. His head ached; his lips and mouth felt as if they were on fire. His hands were too swollen to close, and the skin and muscles…

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Coffee, Stretching, Epsom Salt Baths: Life in Megan Rapinoe’s Skin

Megan Rapinoe, the star midfielder of the United States women’s national soccer team, for whom she has taken home multiple golds in the Olympics and the FIFA World Cup, is almost as opinionated off the field as on … her nighttime skin care routine, on fragrance and on fresh hair color. Though her soccer season…

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Coronavirus World Live Tracker: India Extends Nationwide Lockdown

Here’s what you need to know: ImagePeople in Hyderabad, India, watch Prime Minister Narendra Modi address the nation about the coronavirus situation on Tuesday.Credit…Mahesh Kumar A./Associated Press India extends nationwide lockdown, ordering more than 1 billion people to remain at home. Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India extended a nationwide lockdown on Tuesday for nearly…

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US coronavirus measures are justified, University of Wyoming economists find

Aggressive social distancing policies being used to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 are hammering the U.S. economy, but an analysis by University of Wyoming researchers suggests that these measures are economically justified. The potential benefits of social distancing in saving lives far outweigh the projected damage to the economy, according to the…

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In wake of COVID-19 pandemic, a crashing wave of neuropsychiatric problems?

In an article posted online April 13, 2020 in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, a trio of researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine suggest that in the aftermath of the novel coronavirus pandemic, a host of neuropsychiatric challenges may remain — or emerge — for those recovering from COVID-19 infections.…

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Physically active older veterans fall more, but hurt themselves less

ANN ARBOR—Active older veterans fall more often than their more sedentary peers who never served in the armed forces, but they’re less likely to injure themselves when they do, says a University of Michigan researcher. A new study by Geoffrey Hoffman, U-M assistant professor of nursing, compared risks of noninjury falls and fall-related injuries in…

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The power of light

As COVID-19 continues to ravage global populations, the world is singularly focused on finding ways to battle the novel coronavirus. That includes the UC Santa Barbara’s Solid State Lighting & Energy Electronics Center (SSLEEC) and member companies. Researchers there are developing ultraviolet LEDs that have the ability to decontaminate surfaces — and potentially air and…

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Emergency Medicine Foundation to fund research to improve nation’s response to COVID-19

WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Emergency Medicine Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) to advance research and education in emergency medicine, has recently announced that it will award up to $100,000 in new research grants to further the medical community’s understanding of and response to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.…

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