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CNN's Erica Hill reports that Covid-19 related deaths are on the rise in 27 states as President Donald Trump continues to claim the virus is under control. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC warns parents to be on lookout for acute flaccid myelitis in children
Parents should be alert for signs of acute flaccid myelitis or AFM, a rare paralyzing polio-like condition that affects young children, the CDC says. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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Girl in famous surrogacy case dies at age 8
Seraphina Harrell, a little girl who received national attention because the surrogate who gave birth to her had refused to have an abortion, has died. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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Stacey Nagy told CNN's Erin Burnett she wrote an obituary for her husband's coronavirus death where she blamed President Trump, Texas Gov. Abbott and those who do not wear masks because she felt a need to "put blame where it belonged." (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Novavax Phase 1 data shows coronavirus vaccine is safe and elicits an immune response
A third US company has released study results showing its coronavirus vaccine is safe and elicits an immune response. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US obesity epidemic could undermine effectiveness of a Covid-19 vaccine
Vaccines protecting against influenza, hepatitis B and rabies are less effective for obese people. As scientists develop a Covid-19 vaccine, experts say obesity could be an impediment, a sobering prospect for the US, where nearly half of all adults are obese. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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Schools find there's 'no one size fits all' approach to returning to campus during coronavirus outbreak
The start of the new school year is already proving that there is no one way to reopen schools during the Covid-19 pandemic and returning to classes does not mean anything close to returning to normal. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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Operation Warp Speed adviser says media criticism slows coronavirus fight
Critical media reporting about Operation Warp Speed, the federal government's effort to speed development of drugs, vaccines and other measures to fight the coronavirus pandemic, is distracting people working on the project, its chief adviser says. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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MLB teams struggling to contain outbreaks and one CEO says cases may be a wakeup call
Major League Baseball is quickly becoming a cautionary tale with players and staff on at least three teams testing positive since the season resumed last month. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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Trump on Covid death toll: 'It is what it is'
President Donald Trump said the United States' staggering death toll from coronavirus "is what it is" in a new interview, again giving his administration credit for its response despite ongoing surges in new cases and a human toll that far outpaces that of any other nation. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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Penis microbes may contribute to a common yet serious vaginal infection, study finds
A common and serious bacterial infection in women called bacterial vaginosis may be linked to microbes in the male penis, a new study has found. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19 conspiracy theories: 6 tips on how to engage anti-vaxxers
With prospects of a Covid-19 vaccine looking up, attention is turning to the problem of anti-vax ideas. The number of conspiracy theories circulating about coronavirus don't help. Here are six rules an expert uses for talking to conspiracy theorists in an effort to change their mind. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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Jails can spread coronavirus to nearby communities, study finds
Jails can be a large source of coronavirus spread both inside the facility and in the surrounding communities, researchers reported Monday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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10 ways sleep can change your life
Adequate sleep can touch every aspect of our lives, research shows, but the benefits start with a healthy sleep routine — here's how to establish one and profit from it. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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The eerie similarities between the anti-mask and the anti-vax
In the confusion and chaos of a global pandemic, a small but significant group of people who refuse to wear masks has emerged despite the now established evidence of their efficacy. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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Vitamin D doesn't prevent depression in older adults, large study finds
Some researchers had thought insufficient levels of vitamin D may play a role in depression, but the findings of a large study of more than 18,000 US adults ages 50 years or older published Tuesday has found no evidence for this. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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CNN's Miguel Marquez talks to four parents from the same school district in Arizona about sending their children back to school during the coronavirus pandemic. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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Covid-19 is more widespread than ever in the US, even hitting Americans living on islands
Coronavirus is more widespread in the US than ever before, prompting White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx to say over the weekend the country has entered a "new phase" of the pandemic. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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An Alabama high school principal turned 'U Can't Touch This' into Covid-19 safety video
In a video for his students that went viral, an Alabama educator channeled his background in music to help his school prepare for reopening in the era of Covid-19. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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High school football player loses both parents to Covid-19 within one week
Justin Hunter's senior year of high school was supposed to be major. The Atlanta area star football player was looking forward to offers from courting colleges while enjoying his final season. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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Here are the US states with travel restrictions
With the severity of the Covid-19 pandemic in near constant fluctuation, state rules and regulations are having to adapt rapidly. For those planning a family vacation or simply wishing to travel to another state, it is important to stay up-to-date on the latest statewide regulations. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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The US sent Brazil millions of hydroxychloroquine doses. Months later, they're still in storage
It was the kind of gift that should have come with a return slip. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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Educators face new cases and shifting guidance as they try to reopen schools safely
As Covid-19 case counts continue to climb, schools starting up the new academic year are faced with the task of creating a safe environment for students and teachers -- even as students test positive and safety guidance shifts. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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Countries are strengthening their face mask rules. Soon you might have to wear one outdoors, too
Cases are ticking upwards in parts of Europe, the process of unlocking is paused in the UK, and the Americas are still battling to contain vast Covid-19 outbreaks. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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Colleges need to test for Covid-19 frequently to keep campuses open this fall, study says
If college campuses want to remain open this fall, it may take frequent screening of college students, according to a modeling study published Friday in the journal JAMA Network Open. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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Growing up in a violent environment is likely to lead to accelerated aging and disease risk
Children who grow up in environments of violence or deprivation are more likely to go through puberty earlier, age quickly and have altered brain structure, according to a new review of studies. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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90-minute tests that detect Covid-19 and other viruses to be rolled out in UK
The British government has procured "millions" of two separate coronavirus tests that can detect not only coronavirus but several other viruses common in autumn, winter and spring, the UK's Department of Health said Monday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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The FDA's list of dangerous hand sanitizers has now grown to more than 100
The agency's list of hand sanitizers now includes those that contain insufficient levels of alcohol. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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Is milk good for you? Depends on your age, health and sex, studies say
Cow's milk may or may not be good for you, studies say, depending on your age, sex and overall health status, as well as what you eat and drink in place of it. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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Your hair knows what you eat, study finds
You are what you eat, so the saying goes. But few people would suspect that dietary choices are reflected, inch by inch, in the hair growing on your head. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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Testing and contact tracing key for reopening schools, studies suggest
Covid testing and contact tracing are the keys fro safely reopening schools during the coronavirus pandemic, new research suggests. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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Emergency room physician Dr. Desmond Carson says people who are not wearing a mask, washing their hands, and observing social distancing guidelines are being disrespectful to health care and front line workers who have to deal with Covid-19 every day. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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K-12 schools and colleges can reopen, but safety should come first, Fauci says
Dr. Anthony Fauci said Monday safety and testing need to be a priority when determining whether to re-open schools and colleges. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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According to the UK's Department of Health, the British government has procured "millions" of two separate coronavirus tests that can detect not only coronavirus but several other viruses, providing "on-the-spot results in under 90 minutes." Dr. Ashish Jha, Director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, says the US has the ability to do the same thing. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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260 employees in Georgia school district have tested positive for Covid-19 or been exposed
Georgia's largest school district has confirmed that around 260 employees have either tested positive for Covid-19 or have been exposed. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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After being placed on a ventilator for six weeks due to Covid-19, Mayra Ramirez was so sick she needed a double-lung transplant. Ramirez and the surgeon who performed the operation, Dr. Ankit Bharat, share their experience. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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Strength training with free weights: How to reboot your workout routine
In Part III of this seven-part series, strength and conditioning coach Dana Santas covers how to effectively use free weights for strength training. Even if you've never lifted weights before, this workout will safely get you going. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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Coronavirus is still spreading uncontrolled and one doctor says it's time for stricter measures
The US has entered a "new phase" of the coronavirus pandemic, a top expert says, with cases rising in both urban and rural areas. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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In much of the US, progress made in the Covid-19 fight has turned into progress lost
Much of the gains made during painful economic shutdowns have been erased after an abysmal July. Now the race is on to try to rein in Covid-19 before more classrooms reopen -- and before more states might have to shut down again. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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Tie-dye on the rise as a pandemic pastime
Tie-dye has become an unofficial craft of this pandemic moment. The allure of color in these challenging times has people trying their hand at creating brilliant patterns on T-shirts and more while social distancing in the confines of home. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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Kendall Hanson, a 10-year-old girl in Orange County, Florida, created a video journal to document her experience with Covid-19. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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CNN's John King breaks down the latest trends in US Covid-19 cases, where 12 states are seeing an upward trend, but 11 are now trending down. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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Dr. Deborah Birx speaks to CNN about what she calls a "new phase" of Covid-19 in America. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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Do some people have protection against the coronavirus?
Why do some people get very sick and even die from Covid-19, while others show few if any symptoms? We know some of the big factors that put people at higher risk of having a severe course of disease, but could certain people actually have some type of protection? (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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Gupta: Why do some people get very sick from Covid-19, while others show no symptoms?
We're now more than seven months into the coronavirus pandemic that has upended the lives of most of Earth's inhabitants. And while it is true that the scientific community has learned many things about the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the disease it causes, Covid-19, there are also many gaps in our understanding. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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19,000 more Americans could die from Covid-19 in the next 20 days, CDC composite forecast shows
First, the good news: The numbers of new Covid-19 cases each day in about 27 states have generally plateaued this past week compared to the previous week. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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Birx warns US is 'in a new phase' of coronavirus pandemic with more widespread cases
Dr. Deborah Birx on Sunday said the US is in a new phase in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic, saying that the deadly virus is more widespread than when it first took hold in the US earlier this year. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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In 2009, CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta profiled Connie Culp, a woman who received the first near-total face transplant in the US in 2008. She was injured by a bullet in 2004 when her husband shot her. According to the Cleveland Clinic, Culp has died at the age of 57. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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Health experts urge caution for school reopenings as coronavirus safety plans are put to the test
Health experts on Saturday continued to urge communities to use caution and planning when considering whether to send students back to school, after the US got its first glimpse this week at how Covid-19 could reshape education. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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