N.Y.C. Covid Vaccine Disparities Revealed in ZIP Code Data: Officials
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Bernard Lown, Inventive Heart Doctor and Antiwar Activist, Dies at 99
He created the first effective heart defibrillator and co-founded a physicians group that campaigned against nuclear war, earning a Nobel Peace Prize. (Source: NYT Health)
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Potential for New Coronaviruses May Be Greater Than Known
Researchers calculated the likelihood of different viruses recombining in the same animal to make new disease-causing pathogens. (Source: NYT Health)
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Covid-Linked Syndrome in Children Is Growing and Cases Are More Severe
The condition, which usually emerges several weeks after infection, is still rare, but can be dangerous. “A higher percentage of them are really critically ill,” one doctor said. (Source: NYT Health)
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My Patients Need Me. Can I Quit?
The magazine ’s Ethicist columnist on placing family above work despite the pandemic and becoming a volunteer in order to get the Covid-19 vaccine sooner. (Source: NYT Health)
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Grind Your Teeth? Your Night Guard May Not Be the Right Fix
Some experts say tooth-grinding is a behavior rather than a disorder, and the dentist ’s chair isn’t the best place to address it. (Source: NYT Health)
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Piecing Together the Next Pandemic
From a small lab in Cambodia, Dr. Jessica Manning is on the lookout for emerging diseases. (Source: NYT Health)
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‘Right Now Feels So Long and Without Any End in Sight’
More than 700 people have been keeping digital diaries as part of Pandemic Journaling Project. It may be the most complete record of our shifting moods in this isolating year. (Source: NYT Health)
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How Scientists Are Trying to Spot New Viruses Before They Cause Pandemics
Scientists want to build a weather system for viruses. It would require a big financial investment, plus buy-in from doctors, hospitals and blood banks. (Source: NYT Health)
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An Inside Look at Cuba ’s Constant Struggle for Clean Water
Across the country, battling water scarcity requires a vast array of workers, from inspectors and fumigators to truck drivers and pipe layers. (Source: NYT Health)
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There ’s No ‘One Size Fits All’ Treatment for Asthma
A new set of guidelines recognizes the complexity in the interaction between a patient ’s genetics and the environment. (Source: NYT Health)
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W.H.O. Researcher Seeking Coronavirus Origins on His Trip to China
An interview with Peter Daszak, an animal disease specialist, just after his return from an investigative research mission to Wuhan, the site of the original Covid outbreak, and surrounding areas. (Source: NYT Health)
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7 Virus Variants Found in U.S. Carrying the Same Mutation
Scientists don ’t know yet whether the mutation makes the variants more contagious, but they are concerned that it might. (Source: NYT Health)
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New Yorkers With Many Health Conditions Are Now Eligible for Vaccination
People with conditions like obesity, hypertension, pulmonary diseases and cancer flooded the state ’s sign-up site. (Source: NYT Health)
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Despair Deepens for Young People as Pandemic Drags On
Experts paint a grim picture of the struggle with lockdown isolation — a “mental health pandemic” that should be treated as seriously as containing the coronavirus. (Source: NYT Health)
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Sharing Unexpected Acts of Kindness
Ahead of Valentine ’s Day, we asked readers to share moments when they stumbled upon acts of affection. Here are some of their stories. (Source: NYT Health)
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Ways to Enjoy Theater Virtually
Missing live performances during the pandemic? Get your theater fix with a handful of online stellar productions (new and old). (Source: NYT Health)
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Things To Do At Home
This week, celebrate Presidents ’ Day, tune in to a discussion between two members of the Tuskegee Airmen Inc. and try a new recipe for Mardi Gras. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emma Grillo and Danya Issawi Tags: Quarantine (Life and Culture) Source Type: news

U.K. Virus Variant Is Probably Deadlier, Scientists Say
New research finds that the British variant is “likely” to be linked to a higher risk of hospitalization and death, laying bare the danger facing countries that ease restrictions. (Source: NYT Health)
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David Katzenstein, AIDS Researcher With Focus on Africa, Dies at 69
He honed methods of prevention, diagnosis and treatment, and made them accessible to underserved populations in sub-Sahara Africa. He died of Covid-19. (Source: NYT Health)
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Dr. Fauci Cautiously Optimistic for a Complete 2021 MLB Season
With spring training looming, the infectious disease expert — and Washington Nationals fan — weighs in on his optimism for the baseball season and whether he’d feel safe at a game. (Source: NYT Health)
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On W.H.O. Trip, China Refused to Hand Over Important Data
The information could be key to determining how and when the outbreak started, and to learning how to prevent future pandemics. (Source: NYT Health)
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As Millions Get Covid Vaccine Shots, F.D.A. Struggles With Safety Monitoring
For now, the government has been relying on a patchwork of programs that officials say are hampered by limited size and gaps in data collection. (Source: NYT Health)
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CDC Draws Up a Blueprint for Reopening Schools
Amid an acrid national controversy, the agency proposed detailed criteria for returning students to classrooms. (Source: NYT Health)
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Three Men Are Accused in Scheme to Sell Covid-19 Vaccines
Prosecutors said the men created a fake duplicate of the Moderna website to fraudulently sell doses of the vaccine, which they never had. (Source: NYT Health)
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What You Need to Know About the CDC's New School Guidelines
The federal government ’s new guidance for reopening classrooms does not require teachers to be vaccinated first. (Source: NYT Health)
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FDA Agrees Moderna Can Increase Vaccine Supply in Each Vial
Federal regulators are in favor of a simple, potentially quick fix to bolster coronavirus vaccine supplies: more doses per bottle. (Source: NYT Health)
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Covid Vaccines for Kids Are Coming, but Not for Many Months
Pfizer and Moderna are testing their vaccines on children 12 and older and hope to have results by the summer. (Source: NYT Health)
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Dr. John Bentson, Who Invented a Better Brain-Imaging Tool, Dies at 83
He was a neuroradiologist who came up with an improved way to provide imaging of problems in the brain and spinal cord. He died of complications of Covid-19. (Source: NYT Health)
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Pharmacies move to the forefront of the U.S. vaccine campaign.
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We Asked 175 Pediatric Disease Experts if It Was Safe Enough to Open School
In many places, the debates over reopening are fraught. But in a survey, experts broadly agreed that elementary schools don ’t need vaccines to open safely. (Source: NYT Health)
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With More Vaccines Secured, Biden Warns of Hurdles to Come
The Biden administration has secured more coronavirus vaccines, but the president struck a cautious tone about logistical issues that could keep some Americans from being vaccinated. (Source: NYT Health)
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Tiny Blobs of Brain Cells Could Reveal How Your Mind Differs from a Neanderthal ’s
Researchers grew clusters of brain cells in the lab with a gene carried by our ancient ancestors. (Source: NYT Health)
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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is barred from Instagram over false coronavirus claims.
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Emptying the Dishwasher Can Enrich Kids ’ Mental Health
Guiding children toward mastery of new skills can help them thrive — and get some household chores done at the same time. (Source: NYT Health)
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Can ’t Find an N95 Mask? This Company Has 30 Million That It Can’t Sell.
Health workers are still being forced to ration protective masks, but small U.S. manufacturers can ’t find buyers, and some are in a danger of going under. (Source: NYT Health)
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How Merck's Vaccine Lost the Covid Race
After ending its own Covid-19 vaccine trials, the company said that it was actively discussing with governments how to help its competitors make their shots. (Source: NYT Health)
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Americans Must Ensure Masks Fit Snugly or Double Up, C.D.C Says
With the vaccine rollout moving slowly and contagious coronavirus variants spreading, the agency said masks still offered powerful protection — if worn correctly. (Source: NYT Health)
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Semaglutide Brings Significant Weight Loss in Obese Patients
In a clinical trial, participants taking semaglutide lost 15 percent of their body weight, on average. (Source: NYT Health)
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Primary Care Doctors Feel Left Out of Vaccine Rollout
In the rush to immunize people against Covid, federal and state health officials have overlooked the role of doctors, physicians say. (Source: NYT Health)
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Helen Etuk, Who Planned to be a Pediatrician, Dies at 20
Ms. Etuk was attending classes at the University of North Texas when she caught the coronavirus, her mother said. She died of complications of the virus. (Source: NYT Health)
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The Hardship of Social Distancing When Touch Is a Lifeline
For me, and many others with physical disabilities, touch is not merely a luxury or a pleasure, but an aspect of my functionality, my basic survival. (Source: NYT Health)
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Childhood Colds Do Not Prevent Coronavirus Infection, Study Finds
New research casts doubt on the idea that prior infections with garden-variety coronaviruses might shield some people, particularly children, amid the pandemic. (Source: NYT Health)
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Running Is a Total Body Affair
We can thank our heads and shoulders — and not just our knees and toes — that we evolved to run as well as we do. (Source: NYT Health)
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Broad Coalition of Health Industry Groups Calls for Obamacare Expansion
Hospitals, doctors, insurers and employers say the Affordable Care Act can help the country achieve universal coverage (Source: NYT Health)
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College Student ’s Simple Invention Helps Nurses Work and Patients Rest
The device, a wearable night light that can minimize disturbances for sleeping patients, is the brainchild of a University of Pennsylvania senior and a neonatal I.C.U. nurse. (Source: NYT Health)
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With Vaccines in More Drugstores, Pharmacies Go on Hiring Sprees
Pharmacies are dangling five-figure signing bonuses and competing against one another to quickly recruit pharmacists and support staff. (Source: NYT Health)
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Study Finds People With Dementia Are Twice as Likely to Get Covid
The analysis of nearly 62 million electronic medical records in the U.S. also found that Black people with dementia were at an even greater risk. (Source: NYT Health)
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How Dentistry Adapted to Covid-19: Less Drilling, Less Germ Spray
The pandemic has forced dentists and hygienists to change some of the methods for maintaining good oral hygiene, to protect patients as well as themselves. (Source: NYT Health)
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As Biden Pushes for Racial Equity in Vaccination, Data Is Lagging
The administration has race and ethnicity data for just 52 percent of vaccine recipients. Next week, it will begin shipping doses directly to clinics in underserved communities. (Source: NYT Health)
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