What to Know About Coronavirus If You Have Asthma

It’s important to keep your asthma well-controlled, so continue your medications. No asthma medications — including inhaled corticosteroids and biologics — have been shown to increase the risk of getting COVID-19, according to the ACAAI.

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FDA OKs 1st Stem Cell Human Trial for COVID-19

The stem cells from the placenta used in this treatment are “natural killer” cells that guard a developing fetus or newborn from viruses in the mother.

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Contact Tracing Apps Violate Privacy

Two days ago, I wrote about The Rockefeller Foundation’s plan to test, track and trace all Americans — ostensibly to prevent COVID-19 from overwhelming us as we’re again “allowed” to venture outside our front doors in limited capacity around the nation. The Rockefeller Foundation’s April 21, 2020, white paper,1 “National COVID-19 Testing Action Plan — […]

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COVID-19 Virus Found in Stool May be Infectious

A new study has shown that COVID-19 virus isolated from the stool of a sick patient can infect cells in a petri dish — a step toward proving that this might be a new route of transmission for the infection with the coronavirus.

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Middle-Age Obesity May Increase Odds for Dementia

Dorina Cadar, lead researcher on the new study, said the goal is to identify risk factors that are influenced by lifestyle so steps can be taken to prevent mental decline.

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Voting During COVID Pandemic: How to Do It Safely

Record numbers of people have already cast ballots, whether by mail or through in-person early voting. The United States Elections Project says more than 4 million people have already voted, compared to just 75,000 at the same time in 2016.

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CMS to Front Medicare Payments to Physicians for 3 Months

The aim is to support cash flow during the COVID-19 emergency; providers will have to start repaying Medicare after a 120-day grace period.

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Coronavirus Daily Digest: May 13, 2020

A roundup of the latest news about COVID-19

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What You Need to Know About Vitamin C Dosage

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid (AA), is not synthesized by humans.1 It has many proven benefits from boosting the immune system, lessening cognitive decline, improving cardiovascular function and reducing oxidative stress to mineralizing bones, reducing the incidence of cataracts and acting as a pro-oxidant that may be toxic to cancer cells, according to […]

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