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It’s hard to keep up with ― and keep calm about ― the ever-changing restrictions and policies surrounding the coronavirus outbreak. Along with school closures, there are restrictions on public gathering places like bars, restaurants and gyms, to name a few. New York, New Jersey and Connecticut issued joint guidelines...
The WHO's director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, told reporters on Monday that there's been a rapid escalation of the novel coronavirus virus in the past week as well as social-distancing measures. But handwashing, social distancing, and travel restrictions, while important, aren't enough to fight the pandemic. "We have a...
As cases of COVID-19 continue to climb throughout the world, people have been preparing for social distancing, quarantine and the possibility that they, too, may contract the novel coronavirus. You’ve likely read that most people with the disease experience “mild symptoms” that have been compared to the flu or a...
A vaccine for coronavirus Covid-19 is likely to take up to a year to develop, the government's research chief has said. Sir Mark Walport, the chief executive of UK Research and Innovation and a former chief scientific advisor said it was "unlikely that we're going to have a vaccine for...
A recent study at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have identified a molecular pathway that, when silenced, may restore the normal function of immune cells in people with fatty liver disease. Researchers are hopeful that the findings can lead to new strategies for treating the condition, which is a...
Last month, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated it would take 18 months to develop a vaccine for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Here is an update on the progress of several major companies, in their search for a cure. Moderna Inc. On Jan. 23, Moderna received funding from the Coalition for...
It’s easy to panic about the novel coronavirus outbreak. The fact that it’s a fast-spreading and far-reaching virus is frightening, but experts agree that we should stay informed, take precautions, and try not to freak out. “Authorities in China and some other countries have succeeded in slowing or stopping their...
Nothing can stop a global outbreak in its tracks better than a vaccine. Unfortunately, creating a vaccine capable of preventing the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 will probably take at least a year to 18 months, health officials say. “That is the time frame,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National...
A new study in The Lancet medical journal published Wednesday found that the novel coronavirus lived in the respiratory tracts of some patients for more than five weeks. Some of the patients received antiviral medications but the drugs did not appear to shorten the virus's lifespan. The 19 doctors who...
Is there any workout as perfect for new moms as yoga? With strength-building sequences and poses that improve flexibility, this low-impact activity is a safe way to feel strong and energized through all the body changes pregnancy brings. Plus, poses can be modified to accommodate extra weight around the...

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