COVID Can Complicate Pregnancy If Mom Is Obese

Some pregnant women with COVID-19 do become severely ill, and the risk may be elevated for those who were obese or had conditions like asthma before pregnancy, a new study suggests.

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Quarantine Weight Gain Not A Joking Matter

While some people joke about gaining the “quarantine 15” while sheltering in place during the COVID-19 lock downs, experts say putting on too many pounds can harm your health.

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Warehouse Employees Sue over Ethylene Oxide Exposure

A lawsuit filed in Cobb County on Wednesday on behalf of 53 ConMed employees says that they were exposed to known carcinogen ethylene oxide from medical products that were not properly aired out.

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Blood Test Might Predict Worsening MS

A new blood test might help doctors predict whether someone’s multiple sclerosis may soon get worse.

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COMMENTARY: Making the Case for PPE

Dr William Hanage describes a transmission model that examines the effect of PPE on infection, in both the general public and healthcare workers.

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Coronavirus Daily Digest: May 18, 2020

A roundup of the latest news about COVID-19

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Pulmonary Rehab Can Help People With COPD, So Why Do So Few Get It?

Roughly 16 million Americans have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but only a fraction have access to a lifesaving treatment called pulmonary rehabilitation.

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FDA Issues Alert on Accuracy of Abbott ID NOW Rapid Test

Early data suggest that Abbott’s rapid test for COVID-19, currently being used to screen White House staff, may give false negative results.

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