Most Tap Water Is a Toxic Soup of Chemicals

Discussion of the safety of tap water often only occurs when an immediate threat is identified like the lead crisis in Flint, Michigan,1 and ongoing Legionella outbreaks.2 But the state of U.S. tap water, whether from wells or municipal water systems, is very concerning even when it is not in the news. Just because tap […]

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Test for Coronavirus Antibodies Approved by FDA

The test checks for protective antibodies in a finger prick of blood, revealing whether a patient has ever been exposed to the coronavirus and now may have some immunity, The New York Times reported.

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COVID-19 'Therapies' Put Focus on 12-Lead ECG Alternatives

New reports show handheld and ambulatory ECG monitors can keep tabs on patients with COVID-19 taking drugs that prolong the QT interval, while medicine puts a spotlight on this tell-tale ECG sign.

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Mom (That She Will Use and Love!)

As Mother’s Day approaches, I’ve gotten several requests from husbands of a few readers for gift ideas for Mom when regular chocolate won’t cut it anymore. I’ve compiled a list of some of the things I’d want to get (hint-hint honey) and feel free to add your favorites in the comments! Some of these are […]

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Coronavirus Daily Digest: May 29, 2020

A roundup of the latest news about COVID-19

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Antibodies Tested as Possible COVID Treatment

Scientists are testing antiviral antibodies that aim to block the virus from infecting our cells, a treatment that could be ready before a vaccine.

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Drug Might Relieve Low Back Pain in Whole New Way

A new nonopioid pain reliever could be welcome news for people who have difficult-to-treat back pain.

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What We Know About COVID-19 and Kids

According to the CDC, only 6.6% of all confirmed cases in the U.S. have been in children under 18 years old. Regionally, though, the numbers look different.

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Lab-Created Virus Can Help COVID-19 Research

Researchers said the hybrid virus could help scientists evaluate a range of antibody-based preventives and treatments for COVID-19.

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