Massachusetts Reports 229 New Coronavirus Cases, 18 Additional Deaths
BOSTON (CBS) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 229 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 18 additional deaths in the state on Wednesday. The total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 113,198 while the total number of deaths is 8,547. The 7-day weighted average of positive tests in Massachusetts is now 1.5% after it was at 1.6% on Tuesday. As of Wednesday, there are 422 people currently hospitalized for a coronavirus-related illness, an increase of 35 from Tuesday. There are 64 patients currently in intensive care. There were 15,693 new tests reported in the last 24 hours. A total of 1,...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Syndicated Local Coronavirus Source Type: news

Blowing Out Birthday Candles? Brushing Teeth At Work? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Coronavirus Questions
BOSTON (CBS) – Dr. Mallika Marshall is answering your coronavirus-related medical questions. If you have a question for Dr. Mallika, email her or message her on Facebook or Twitter. Dr. Mallika is offering her best advice, but as always, consult your personal doctor before making any decisions about your personal health. Why have we not mentioned putting a stop to blowing out birthday candles? Why is it okay to more or less spit on a cake and then share it? – Joyce, Facebook It’s not so much the spittle that may land on a cake when blowing out birthday candles that put you at risk...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Coronavirus Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Boston Schools Preparing For Remote And Hybrid Learning
BOSTON (CBS) – Mayor Marty Walsh said Wednesday he expects to release a fall plan for Boston Public Schools within one or two weeks. Walsh said the city is preparing right now for both hybrid and remote options and are putting coronavirus precautions in place. “I know that many people are anxious about the decision,” Walsh said. “Parents are concerned and also need time to make plans. Teachers have concerns and they’re also worried, and they need time to make plans. And everyone is rightly concerned about their safety and the safety of our young people.” Walsh said schools are working to...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Boston Mayor Marty Walsh Coronavirus Source Type: news

Gov. Charlie Baker ’ s New Coronavirus Restrictions Are Especially Focused On High Risk Cities
BOSTON (CBS) – Governor Charlie Baker says his team is helping 33 cities and towns in the moderate to high risk zone enforce his new COVID-19 restrictions. Effective Tuesday, Baker’s order pulls back restrictions on outdoor gatherings from a maximum of 100 people to just 50 people. “People need to understand that there is a lot of asymptomatic transmission going on,” said Baker. “There are a lot of people who don’t know they even carry the virus, but they are in fact contagious. And even if it’s your neighbors and your friends, if it’s a decent size group, people really need ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Closures Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Christina Hager Coronavirus Gov. Charlie Baker Source Type: news

How Long Do I Wait To Be Tested After Exposure? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Coronavirus Questions
BOSTON (CBS) – Dr. Mallika Marshall is answering your coronavirus-related medical questions. If you have a question for Dr. Mallika, email her or message her on Facebook or Twitter. Dr. Mallika is offering her best advice, but as always, consult your personal doctor before making any decisions about your personal health. “I have not hugged my son, daughter-in-law, and grandson since February. I am 66 and my husband is 81. When will it be safe to do so?” -Nancy  There is always a risk hugging family members that you don’t live with. But now that testing is more widely av...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Healthwatch Syndicated Local Coronavirus Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

‘ One-Third Who Contract It Die, ’ Plymouth County Official Warns Everyone To Take EEE Seriously
BOSTON (CBS) – Mosquito spraying is underway in more than two dozen communities in Massachusetts. Public health officials are hoping to prevent EEE, a mosquito-born illness that can be deadly, or cause serious health problems. Eastern Equine Encephalitis is rare but it can affect people of all ages. In 2019, there were 12 human cases and six deaths. The first human case this year was in Plymouth County, but mosquitoes have tested positive in Franklin, Middlesex and Norfolk counties. Cathy Drinen, the commissioner of Plymouth County Mosquito Control, says residents in southeastern Massachusetts should take precautions...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local EEE Mosquitoes Nick Emmons Source Type: news

Coronavirus Latest: Mass. Reports 214 New Cases, 5 Additional Deaths
BOSTON (CBS) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health officials reported 214 new confirmed coronavirus cases and five additional deaths in the state on Monday. The total number of confirmed cases in the state is now 112,673 while the total number of deaths is 8,519. The 7-day weighted average of positive tests in Massachusetts is now 1.8% after three straight days at 1.9%. As of Monday, there are 380 people currently hospitalized for a coronavirus-related illness, an increase of five from Sunday. There are 60 patients currently in intensive care. There were 11,276 new tests reported in the last 24 hours. A tot...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Coronavirus Source Type: news

How Safe Is Getting My Car Inspected? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Your Coronavirus Questions
BOSTON (CBS) – Dr. Mallika Marshall is answering your coronavirus-related medical questions. If you have a question for Dr. Mallika, email her or message her on Facebook or Twitter. Dr. Mallika is offering her best advice, but as always, consult your personal doctor before making any decisions about your personal health. “My dentist had me rinse with povidone-iodine before my cleaning. Does it really kill COVID-19?” –Drew Researchers at the University of Connecticut found that rinsing with a dilute solution of povidone-iodine could inactivate the coronavirus in as little as ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Coronavirus Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Onion Recall Expands After Hundreds Sickened In Salmonella Outbreak
BOSTON (CBS) – A salmonella recall linked to onions is expanding. At least 640 cases are tied to the outbreak. In total, 85 people have been hospitalized. The FDA is warning people not to eat any red, white, yellow or sweet onions from Thomson International. Most of the cases have been reported on the west coast. For a complete list, visit the FDA website. (Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire)
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Onion Recall Recall Alert Source Type: news

Massachusetts Reports 286 New Coronavirus Cases, 14 Additional Deaths
BOSTON (CBS) — Health officials reported 286 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 14 additional deaths in the state on Sunday. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health said the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the state is now 112,459 while the total number of deaths is 8,514. The 7-day weighted average of positive tests in Massachusetts is now 1.8% for a second straight day. There were 17,152 new tests reported in the last 24 hours. A total of 1,311,358 people in Massachusetts have now been tested for coronavirus. As of Sunday, there are 375 people currently hospitalized for a coronavirus-related i...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Coronavirus Source Type: news

‘Wear A Mask,’ Coronavirus Can Be Spread By Just Talking, Researchers Say
NEW YORK (CBS) – Duke University Medical Center researchers say their new study confirms coronavirus can be spread just by talking, without coughing or sneezing. They wanted to test how easily germs can spread even during normal conversations. They used a box, laser, lens and cell phone camera to visualize droplets And filmed people speaking into the box. “It’s astounding how much stuff comes out of you when you just speak, you didn’t have to sneeze or cough. It’s the speaking itself that already generates lots of droplets,” said Duke researcher Martin Fischer. “You may not know th...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status How to Help Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Coronavirus Source Type: news

Boston Hospitals To Test Cystic Fibrosis Drug On Severely Ill Coronavirus Patients
BOSTON (CBS) — Harvard University researchers are working with two Boston hospitals to try a new way to help the sickest coronavirus patients. Boston Children’s Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital will test a drug approved by the FDA to treat people with cystic fibrosis on those experiencing severe COVID-19 pneumonia and respiratory failure. The drug is called Dornase alfa, also known as DNase 1 or Pulmozyme, and it works to prevent lung infections by breaking up thick mucus. That may make oxygen easier to deliver via ventilator, researchers say. There’s also hope that the drug might break up ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Boston Children's Hospital Brigham and Women's Hospital Coronavirus Harvard University Source Type: news

Is Acupuncture Safe Right Now? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Your Coronavirus Questions
BOSTON (CBS) – Dr. Mallika Marshall is answering your coronavirus-related medical questions. If you have a question for Dr. Mallika, email her or message her on Facebook or Twitter. Dr. Mallika is offering her best advice, but as always, consult your personal doctor before making any decisions about your personal health. Should you wear gloves to the grocery store? – Annette You don’t have to wear gloves to the grocery store. Some experts worry it gives people a false sense of your security, and you’re more likely to accidentally contaminate yourself. Instead, avoid tou...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Stay Home Syndicated Local Coronavirus Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Fauci ‘ Satisfied ’ With Enrollment So Far In Moderna Coronavirus Vaccine Trial
(CNN) — Dr. Anthony Fauci said he’s “satisfied” with the enrollment in the first week of the first US Phase 3 clinical trial of a Covid-19 vaccine. CNN has obtained part of a Friday, July 31 email from Moderna, the company running the trial, that states 1,290 people were randomly assigned to get either the vaccine or a dummy shot as of that date. The trial began on Monday, July 27. The email was sent to sites across the US that are participating in the Moderna trial. Moderna plans to enroll 30,000 people at its 89 sites. Read: How To Volunteer In Boston Area “We hope within a period of a ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status How to Help Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Coronavirus Dr. Anthony Fauci Moderna Moderna Therapeutics Source Type: news

Are Library Books Safe? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Your Coronavirus Questions
BOSTON (CBS) – Dr. Mallika Marshall is answering your coronavirus-related medical questions. If you have a question for Dr. Mallika, email her or message her on Facebook or Twitter. Dr. Mallika is offering her best advice, but as always, consult your personal doctor before making any decisions about your personal health. Both Kay and Cheryl want to know if it’s safe to go to an eye appointment, especially since the doctor has to sit nose-to-nose with their patients. It should be fine. Many eye practices are using a special plastic shield on the machine they use to look into your eyes. T...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Stay Home Syndicated Local Coronavirus Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Massachusetts Coronavirus Cases: See Town-By-Town Positivity Rates Over The Past 2 Weeks
BOSTON (CBS) — Massachusetts has released its latest weekly report on coronavirus cases broken down by city and town. The report takes a closer look at virus data collected from every community in the state over the past two weeks. As Massachusetts experiences an uptick in coronavirus cases, many are keeping an eye on the percent positivity rate. It’s been hovering around 2% for the state, and Gov. Charlie Baker has said it’s important to stay under the 5% mark as recommended by the World Health Organization for reopening. View Town-By-Town Numbers In Boston, the percent positivity over the last 14 days i...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Featured Health Syndicated Local Coronavirus Source Type: news

Face Masks At The Drive-Thru? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Your Coronavirus Questions
BOSTON (CBS) – Dr. Mallika Marshall is answering your coronavirus-related medical questions. If you have a question for Dr. Mallika, email her or message her on Facebook or Twitter. Dr. Mallika is offering her best advice, but as always, consult your personal doctor before making any decisions about your personal health. I heard that COVID-19 is an unseen virus. If that’s the case then how can it be detected as a cause of death? – Andre While you can’t see viruses with the naked eye, they can be detected in the lab on a molecular level. If someone gets sick, tests positive f...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Healthwatch Syndicated Local Coronavirus Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

‘ Wouldn ’ t Have Imagined In My Wildest Dreams ’ : Fauci Talks Death Threats, US Pandemic Response At Harvard Forum
CAMBRIDGE (CBS) — The country’s top infectious diseases doctor took part in an online discussion hosted by Harvard University Wednesday afternoon. Dr. Anthony Fauci said a crisis like the coronavirus pandemic brings out the best and worst in people. Unfortunately, Fauci and his family have seen some of the worst. “Getting death threats for me and my family, and harassing my daughters to the point where I have to get security is just. . . it’s amazing,” he told CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta. “I wouldn’t have imagined in my wildest dreams that people who object to things that are pure...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Coronavirus Dr. Anthony Fauci Harvard University Source Type: news

Moderna Says Coronavirus Vaccine Study Should Complete Enrollment In September
CAMBRIDGE (CBS/AP) – The world’s biggest coronavirus vaccine study is on track to complete enrollment of all 30,000 volunteers by next month, Cambridge-based Moderna said Wednesday. The first volunteers began getting shots of the experimental vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna, on July 27. Volunteers won’t know if they’re getting the real shot or a dummy version. After two doses given 28 days apart, scientists will closely track which group experiences more infections as they go about their daily routines, especially in areas where the virus still is spreading unchec...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Syndicated CBSN Boston Cambridge News Coronavirus Moderna Moderna Therapeutics Source Type: news

CDC Warns Parents To Be On Lookout For Acute Flaccid Myelitis In Children
(CNN) — Parents and pediatricians need to be on the lookout in the coming months for a rare, paralyzing condition that affects young children, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. The polio-like condition, called acute flaccid myelitis or AFM, tends to peak every other year, and the last surge of cases was in 2018, when 238 cases were diagnosed across the US, the CDC said. Read: Acute Flaccid Myelitis Fact Sheet This year is likely to see another upsurge but things will be complicated by the coronavirus pandemic. “AFM is a priority for CDC as we prepare for a possible outbreak this ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Featured Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Acute Flaccid Myelitis CNN Source Type: news

Can You Get Coronavirus Through Your Eyes? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Your Coronavirus Questions
BOSTON (CBS) – Dr. Mallika Marshall is answering your coronavirus-related medical questions. If you have a question for Dr. Mallika, email her or message her on Facebook or Twitter. Dr. Mallika is offering her best advice, but as always, consult your personal doctor before making any decisions about your personal health. “My 45-year old nephew died and the memorial mass and burial will be in New York on 8/21. This would mean taking a ferry and staying with my brother for two nights. I am 72, in good health, and am torn as to what I should do.” -Helen My condolences. You’re i...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Coronavirus Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Coronavirus Clusters Likely A Contributing Factor To Cases Creeping Up In Mass.
BOSTON (CBS) – After five consecutive days with coronavirus numbers around 300 cases, the percent of positive tests went above two percent over the weekend – breaking the threshold for the first time since mid-June. The milestone leaving some to wonder whether the state should scale back its reopening. But Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders said the state’s move into phase 3 didn’t drive that trend. “We’re seeing the number of cases increase as well as our positive testing. And we’ve seen a number of clusters over the past few weeks,” Sudders said Friday. ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Anaridis Rodriguez Coronavirus Source Type: news

State ’ s First Human EEE Case Of 2020 Reported In Middleboro
MIDDLEBORO (CBS) — Massachusetts has its first human case of eastern equine encephalitis of 2020, the state’s Department of Public Health reported Monday. The EEE patient is a male under the age of 18 and was exposed in Middleboro. In Plymouth County, the EEE risk level is “critical” for Middleboro and Carver, and high for Plympton, Kingston and Rochester. Both Carver and Middleboro have banned outdoor activities on town properties from dusk until dawn. EEE has been found in 29 mosquito samples this year, the state says. The EEE risk map for Massachusetts. Green indicates a remote risk, Blue is low,...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local EEE Middleboro News Source Type: news

Should I Wear Gloves To The Grocery Store? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Your Coronavirus Questions
BOSTON (CBS) – Dr. Mallika Marshall is answering your coronavirus-related medical questions. If you have a question for Dr. Mallika, email her or message her on Facebook or Twitter. Dr. Mallika is offering her best advice, but as always, consult your personal doctor before making any decisions about your personal health. “I wear four rings and take extra care to wash under them and to make sure the settings are clean. Shouldn’t washing around rings be added to handwashing instructions for COVID,” –Elizabeth in Ashby Yes, it’s a good idea to wash under and around ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Coronavirus Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

2 More Falmouth Lifeguards Test Positive For Coronavirus, Bringing Total To 10
FALMOUTH (CBS) – Two more Falmouth lifeguards tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the total number to 10, the town announced on Monday. One of the lifeguards self-reported a positive test, and the second tested positive at the free testing location at Falmouth Hospital that was set up for all Beach Department employees. Both lifeguards were removed from the work schedule and are quarantining until further notice. Eight lifeguards previously tested positive for coronavirus. The town’s Board of Selectmen said they believe the positive tests stemmed from a social gathering while off duty. (Source: WBZ-TV - B...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Coronavirus Falmouth News Source Type: news

FDA ’ s List Of Potentially Toxic Hand Sanitizers Tops 100
BOSTON (CBS) – The list of hand sanitizers to avoid is growing. More than 100 varieties of sanitizer are now on the FDA’s “do not use” list. Among the products listed are All Clean sanitizer, The Good Gel, Clean Care, and Gel-Bact hand sanitizer. Some products have been recalled upon the urging of the FDA. The agency takes issue with some of the ingredients used in the dangerous sanitizers. The FDA says some are toxic because they include methanol and some have low levels of alcohol that are concerning. (Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire)
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Consumer Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Hand Sanitizer Hand Sanitizer Recall Recall Alert Source Type: news

More Potentially Toxic Hand Sanitizers Recalled
BOSTON (CBS) – The list of hand sanitizers to avoid is growing. More than 100 varieties of sanitizer are now on the FDA’s “do not use” list. Among the products listed are All Clean sanitizer, The Good Gel, Clean Care, and Gel-Bact hand sanitizer. Some products have been recalled upon the urging of the FDA. The agency takes issue with some of the ingredients used in the dangerous sanitizers. The FDA says some are toxic because they include methanol and some have low levels of alcohol that are concerning. (Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire)
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Consumer Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Hand Sanitizer Hand Sanitizer Recall Recall Alert Source Type: news

Massachusetts Reports 353 New Coronavirus Cases, 11 Additional Deaths
BOSTON (CBS) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 353 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 11 additional deaths in the state on Sunday. The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the state is now 110,430 while the total number of deaths is 8,417. There were 13,312 new tests reported in the last 24 hours. A total of 1,206,512 people in Massachusetts have now been tested for coronavirus. As of Sunday, there are 406 people currently hospitalized for a coronavirus-related illness, an increase of 37 from Saturday. There are 68 patients currently in intensive care. The average age of COVID-19 cas...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Syndicated Local Coronavirus Source Type: news

Keller @ Large: Would Charlie Baker Roll Back Massachusetts ’ Coronavirus Reopening?
BOSTON (CBS) – Would Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker roll back the state’s reopening plan if there is a resurgence of coronavirus cases this fall? Craig Sandler, the CEO of State House News, believes the Republican governor is in a position to do exactly that. Sandler told WBZ-TV political analyst Jon Keller that he predicts Baker will lower the number of people allowed at gatherings this week as there have been some warning signs in Massachusetts over recent days. The uptick in cases comes just weeks before college students will be returning to Boston. “I think then, in the fall, I don’t see a pat...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Featured Health Healthcare Status Keller @ Large Politics Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Craig Sandler Gov. Charlie Baker Jon Keller Keller At Large State House News Service Source Type: news

Does It Make Sense To Get Another Test? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Your Coronavirus Questions
BOSTON (CBS) – Dr. Mallika Marshall is answering your coronavirus-related medical questions. If you have a question for Dr. Mallika, email her or message her on Facebook or Twitter. Dr. Mallika is offering her best advice, but as always, consult your personal doctor before making any decisions about your personal health. “Curious to know if all of the people dying from COVID are able to donate their organs,” – P.J. on Facebook My understanding is that people who die while testing positive for the coronavirus are not eligible to be organ donors. This has put additional strain...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Coronavirus Source Type: news

Coronavirus Latest: Massachusetts Reports 387 New Cases, 14 Additional Deaths; Uptick Due To Reporting Delay
BOSTON (CBS) – The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 387 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 14 additional deaths in the state on Friday. For a third straight day, the state included a note that a technical error by a hospital group caused a reporting delay that factored into the uptick in cases “A technical reporting error by a hospital group caused a delay in its laboratory test results being reported to DPH,” a note in the daily dashboard reads. “These newly reported test results have been included in today’s dashboard report and are reflected in today’s case totals. ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Coronavirus Source Type: news

People Waiting In Line For Hours At Some Massachusetts Coronavirus Testing Sites
BOSTON (CBS) – With long lines, it’s taking hours for some people to complete their coronavirus test at facilities in Massachusetts. “I was basically around the corner. Everybody was standing respectably six feet apart,” said Laura Krug. Krug waited more than two hours Thursday morning in Boston to get tested for COVID-19.  Krug, like many people who spoke to WBZ-TV, is getting tested as a precaution. “I just want to be sure because my parents are elderly and I don’t want to risk being around them without having been tested,” said Krug. Many people need to get tested if they w...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Coronavirus Mike LaCrosse Source Type: news

Will Vaccine Be Live Or Killed? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Your Coronavirus Questions
BOSTON (CBS) – Dr. Mallika Marshall is answering your coronavirus-related medical questions. If you have a question for Dr. Mallika, email her or message her on Facebook or Twitter. Dr. Mallika is offering her best advice, but as always, consult your personal doctor before making any decisions about your personal health. A convenience store near my house just reopened after two weeks. I found out the owner had COVID-19, but he said he’s okay now. Should I be afraid? – Carole, Facebook No, you should not be afraid. It is unlikely that the store owner is still contagious after two w...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Coronavirus Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Mass. Reports 304 New Coronavirus Cases And 15 Deaths With Reporting Delay Contributing To Uptick
BOSTON (CBS) – The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 304 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 15 additional deaths in the state on Thursday. For a second straight day, the state included a note that a technical error by a hospital group caused a reporting delay that factored into the uptick in cases. “A technical reporting error by a hospital group caused a delay in its laboratory test results being reported to DPH,” a note in the daily dashboard reads. “These newly reported test results have been included in today’s dashboard report and are reflected in today’s case tota...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Coronavirus Source Type: news

6 Holyoke Soldiers ’ Home Employees Test Positive For Coronavirus
HOLYOKE (CBS) – Six employees at Holyoke Soldiers’ Home tested positive for coronavirus for a second time. The entire staff was tested after a resident tested positive. The facility said the six employees previously tested positive, but had since clinically recovered and no longer have symptoms. All of the employees were sent home. The resident who sparked the widespread testing was negative in a second test. Visits were suspended at the facility after the resident’s positive test. (Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire)
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Coronavirus Holyoke News Holyoke Soldiers' Home Source Type: news

EEE Risk Level Raised To High In Carver And Middleboro
CARVER (CBS) — State officials have raised the risk level for Eastern Equine Encephalitis to high in Carver and Middleboro after more mosquitoes tested positive for the virus. Carver is now banning outside activities at parks, playgrounds and beaches from dusk to dawn beginning Saturday. “The mosquito surveillance results indicate that the virus activity has increased in one area in southeastern Massachusetts,” said Public Health Commissioner Monica Bharel, MD, MPH. “We want people to be aware that the EEE virus is present in mosquitoes in the area and are encouraging residents to take steps to avoi...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Carver News Eastern Equine Encephalitis EEE Middleboro News Source Type: news

Mass. Reports 356 Coronavirus Cases And 29 Deaths, With Uptick Due To Reporting Delay
BOSTON (CBS) – The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 356 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 29 additional deaths in the state on Wednesday. According to the state, the uptick in cases compared to recent days is due to a technical error by a hospital group. The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the state is now 109,096 while the total number of deaths is 8,360. “A technical reporting error by a hospital group caused a delay in its laboratory test results being reported to DPH,” a note in the daily dashboard reads. “These newly reported test results have been included in...
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Mass. Reports 356 Coronavirus Cases And 29 Deaths, With Uptick Due To Reporting Error
BOSTON (CBS) – The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 356 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 29 additional deaths in the state on Wednesday. According to the state, the uptick in cases compared to recent days is due to a technical error by a hospital group. The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the state is now 109,096 while the total number of deaths is 8,360. “A technical reporting error by a hospital group caused a delay in its laboratory test results being reported to DPH,” a note in the daily dashboard reads. “These newly reported test results have been included in...
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‘ High ’ EEE Threat: Carver Bans Outdoor Activities From Dusk To Dawn
CARVER (CBS) — Health officials have raised the risk level for Eastern Equine E to high in Carver and Middleboro after more mosquitos tested positive for the virus. “The mosquito surveillance results indicate that the virus activity has increased in one area in southeastern Massachusetts,” said Public Health Commissioner Monica Bharel, MD, MPH. “We want people to be aware that the EEE virus is present in mosquitoes in the area and are encouraging residents to take steps to avoid mosquito bites.” Carver is now banning outside activities at parks, playgrounds and beaches from dusk to dawn beginn...
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The Forgotten Fight Against COVID-19: Are You Protecting Your Phone?
(CBS Local)- In the last few months, COVID-19 has drastically changed our norms. While everyone is social distancing, masking up and wiping down every door knob in a three-mile-radius, what about the germ magnets we all keep glued to our finger tips; our cell phones. Cell phones have always been a haven for germs, in fact the average cell phone contains eight to ten times as many germs as a toilet seat. As we face this invisible enemy how can we take steps to keep our phones as sterile as possible while cleaning supplies remain difficult to come across in many areas of the county? Fortunately there are several options avai...
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Organ Donation Impact? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Your Coronavirus Questions
BOSTON (CBS) – Dr. Mallika Marshall is answering your coronavirus-related medical questions. If you have a question for Dr. Mallika, email her or message her on Facebook or Twitter. Dr. Mallika is offering her best advice, but as always, consult your personal doctor before making any decisions about your personal health. How quickly does COVID spread on surfaces? – Andy on Facebook When the virus lands on a surface, it stays there. It can’t crawl around but it can be transferred from one surface to another. For example, if you get virus on your finger and then touch your eyes, it ...
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Coronavirus Cases Tied To Chatham House Party Climb To 13
CHATHAM (AP) — The number of positive COVID-19 cases linked to a house party in Chatham earlier this month has climbed to 13, officials say. The party on July 12 was attended by 30 to 50 people, many of whom were apparently seasonal restaurant workers. Chatham Director of Natural Resources Robert Duncanson told the Cape Cod Times on Tuesday that town officials are now “aware of 13 cases” linked to the party. He said 34 people were tested Monday at a pop-up clinic for people who were at the party or had close contact with partygoers. Also on Cape Cod, eight Falmouth lifeguards tested positive for the coron...
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Study Finds Spanking Has Declined, But Pediatricians Worry About Impact Of Pandemic
This article is really impressive … and corresponds with our view that there’s been a generational change,” said child abuse pediatrician Dr. Robert Sege, lead author of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ policy statement on corporal punishment. “Younger people tend not to hit their children,” said Sege, who was not involved in the new study. “As we’ve woken up to the issues of domestic violence and intimate partner violence there’s been a growing rejection of any sort of violence within the home, including spanking.” Large sample of parents The new analysis use...
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Moderna Says Cororavirus Vaccine Shows Promise In Monkeys
CAMBRIDGE (CBS) – Moderna claims its’ coronavirus vaccine is showing promise in monkeys. The Cambridge-based company said a new study found primates who were given the vaccine were able to fight off the virus. The findings were published in the New England Journal of Medicine Tuesday. This does not guarantee that the vaccine will work for humans but Moderna said in a statement it is “cautiously optimistic.” The bio-tech company began phase three of its clinical trial Monday as it started testing the vaccine on 30,000 people. (Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire)
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Coronavirus Latest: Mass. Reports 178 New Cases, 14 Additional Deaths
BOSTON (CBS) – The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 178 new confirmed coronavirus cases and 14 additional deaths in the state on Tuesday. The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the state is now 108,740 while the total number of deaths is 8,331. There were 9,881 new tests reported in the last 24 hours. A total of 1,133,674 people in Massachusetts have now been tested for coronavirus. As of Tuesday, there are 364 people currently hospitalized for a coronavirus-related illness, an increase of 14 from Monday. There are 54 patients currently in intensive care. The average age of COVID-19 case...
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Scientists Get Closer To Blood Test For Alzheimer ’ s Disease
(AP) – An experimental blood test was highly accurate at distinguishing people with Alzheimer’s disease from those without it in several studies, boosting hopes that there soon may be a simple way to help diagnose this most common form of dementia. Developing such a test has been a long-sought goal, and scientists warn that the new approach still needs more validation and is not yet ready for wide use. But Tuesday’s results suggest they’re on the right track. The testing identified people with Alzheimer’s vs. no dementia or other types of it with accuracy ranging from 89% to 98%. “That&r...
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‘ Don ’ t Do It Again, ’ Marty Walsh Warns Bay State Cruise Company After Photo Surfaces Of Crowded Ship
BOSTON (CBS) – Boston Mayor Marty Walsh criticized Bay State Cruise Company, which was issued a cease and desist order after a photo emerged of a crowded cruise ship over the weekend. “Gatherings like that are extremely dangerous right now. I certainly understand businesses wanting to open,” Walsh said during his Tuesday press briefing. “I certainly understand businesses wanting to be successful and we want them to be successful, but putting hundreds of people on a boat, putting hundreds of people in a park, putting hundreds of people on sides of the street lining watching a parade is extremely dang...
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Planet Fitness Will Require All Members And Guests To Wear Masks
CONCORD, N.H. (CBS/AP) – The “Judgement Free Zone” won’t be free of face masks starting next month. Planet Fitness said Monday will require all members and guests to wear face masks starting Aug. 1, joining a growing list of companies and retailers enacting such mandates to prevent spread of the coronavirus. The New Hampshire-based company already required masks for employees at its 1,450 locations in 46 states, Washington, D.C., Canada and Australia. “Gyms are part of the solution and a key element of the healthcare delivery system, providing much needed access for people to exercise and stay...
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New Hampshire Stores To Allow Reusable Bags
CONCORD, N.H. (CBS/AP) — Single-use bags are no longer required at stores in New Hampshire. Republican Gov. Chris Sununu on Monday lifted a ban on reusable shopping bags at grocery stores and other retail outlets. The bags had been banned since March because of concerns that they’d be a vehicle for transmitting the coronavirus. Stores were required to provide new, single-use bags instead. “We looked at the latest data, consulted with officials at public health and ask individuals to be courteous and respectful to retail/grocery workers by cleaning your reusable bags,” Sununu said on Twitter. As of M...
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8 Falmouth Lifeguards Test Positive For Coronavirus
FALMOUTH (CBS) – Eight Falmouth lifeguards have tested positive for coronavirus as of Tuesday, the town’s Board of Selectmen confirmed. Falmouth town manager Julian Suso sent a public notice on Monday saying that “one or more” of the town’s lifeguards had tested positive. Selectmen confirmed during their meeting the number was eight as of Monday night. Falmouth Health Agent Scott McGann is working on contact tracing after the cluster was discovered. A free COVID-19 testing process was set up at Falmouth Hospital for all lifeguards and beach department staff. As a result of the positive tests, ...
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