About 140,000 to 810,000 Americans get hospitalized with the flu each year, according to the CDC. And the number of Covid-19 hospitalizations are expected to surge more than 150% between now and December 1, according to the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. … [Read more...] about Yes, you can have Covid-19 and the flu at the same time. Here’s what that could do to your body
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Cave-ins, landslides and asphyxia are common risks faced by artisanal miners, who rarely have any protective equipment beyond rubber boots, according to Sara Geenen, an assistant professor at the University of Antwerp in Belgium who has conducted research at artisanal gold mines around Kamituga. … [Read more...] about Congo Gold Miners Scour Rubble for Bodies After Cave-in
“For me, the only part that I saw was the aftermath of widespread, nationwide Islamophobia that I’ve seen carried out my entire life. That’s been a part of my world since then,” said Permann, who graduated from California State University, Northridge last year, and has been working as a sign language interpreter at Purple Communications since. … [Read more...] about 19 Years On, Does a Post-9/11 Generation Remember the Attacks?
Currently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) states on its website: “At this time, FDA is not aware of scientific evidence connecting the use of NSAIDs, like ibuprofen, with worsening COVID-19 symptoms. The agency is investigating this issue further and will communicate publicly when more information is available. However, all prescription NSAID labels warn that 'the pharmacological activity of NSAIDs in reducing inflammation, and possibly fever, may diminish the utility of diagnostic signs in detecting infections.'" … [Read more...] about NSAID use during coronavirus infection does not worsen symptoms, study says
In October 2013, Gamboa flew with her mother from Caracas to Miami, but when she tried to fly from Florida to Cleveland, the airline wouldn’t let her onto a commercial flight with her supplemental oxygen. They put her in an air ambulance, and during the journey Gamboa remembers the tightness in her throat due to the hardened skin in her esophagus caused by scleroderma, as well as fear for her future. But she mostly remembers feeling concern for her mother, who remained by her side but couldn’t understand nurses’ explanations in foreign English. One nurse offered her solace. … [Read more...] about Woman who sold handmade bracelets to fund double lung transplant raising money for other patients