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2020

How to Cope With Your Grief During Coronavirus Pandemic

FRIDAY, May 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Grief is touching the lives of countless Americans as the COVID-19 death toll mounts. The death of a family member or close friend can be among the most difficult things you'll have to deal with, so the American Psychological Association outlines ways of coping with that loss -- whether or not it is coronavirus-related. Talking about the death with friends or others can help you understand what happened and remember that person. Avoiding the issue can lead to isolation and interfere with the healing process. You may experience a wide range of emotions -- from sadness, anger or even exhaustion -- and should accept them, the APA says in a news release. "All of these feelings are normal and it's important to recognize when you are feeling this...

Chinese COVID Vaccine Promising in Early Trial in People

22 May 2020
FRIDAY, May 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Another COVID-19 vaccine candidate has achieved good early results, a research team in China reported Friday. The experimental vaccine produced important signs of immune response in a small group of adults, a sign that it could potentially protect people against COVID-19, researchers reported May 22 online in The Lancet medical journal. "These results represent an important milestone," researcher Wei Chen, part of a team with the Beijing Institute of Biotechnology, said in a journal news release. "However, these results should be interpreted cautiously," Chen continued. "The challenges in the development of a COVD-19 vaccine are unprecedented, and the ability to trigger these immune responses does not necessarily indicate that the vaccine...

Keeping Kids Slim, Fit During Lockdown Isn't Easy: Here...

21 May 2020
THURSDAY, May 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Lots of TV time, no PE classes, and a fridge full of food: It's a recipe for weight gain for kids under "stay at home" rules. But there are ways parents can help them stay healthy, says registered dietitian Audrey Koltun. "During quarantine, we hear we should try to stay healthy, not overeat, and exercise, but it is easier said than done," said Koltun, who's also a diabetes care and education specialist at Cohen Children's Medical Center in New Hyde Park, N.Y. When it comes to kids' diets, having to stay at home might have some advantages, she noted. "Many people are cooking much more than they ever did," Koltun said, and "this allows more control over caloric intake and possibly healthier options." Children just don't have the same...

Experimental Vaccines Shield Monkeys From Coronavirus

20 May 2020
WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Two new studies offer hope for an effective coronavirus vaccine -- and for the notion that prior infection also confers immunity. Both studies were conducted in rhesus macaque monkeys, so testing in humans is required for more definitive proof. But in one study, monkeysdeveloped immunity against the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirusafter receivingexperimental vaccines. "Our findings increase optimism that the development of COVID-19 vaccines will be possible," said lead researcher Dr. Dan Barouch. He directs the Center for Virology and Vaccine Research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. As part of the new research, macaques were given experimental coronavirus vaccines that expressed six different forms of the SARS-CoV-2 spike...

COVID-19 Antibodies May Tame Inflammatory Condition in Kids: Study

19 May 2020
TUESDAY, May 19, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Reports of children suffering from a serious coronavirus-linked inflammatory condition have scared parents everywhere, but new research suggests that treatment with COVID-19 antibodies might help in the worst cases. The inflammatory condition, now known as Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C), mimics some of the symptoms seen in toxic shock syndrome and a serious heart condition called Kawasaki disease. Those symptoms include fever, lethargy, severe abdominal pain, diarrhea or vomiting, swollen lymph nodes and rashes. Reports of cases in New York City first surfaced two weeks ago, and the latest count shows that 147 children have contracted the condition, NBC New York reported. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...
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