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New tool can detect COVID-19 outbreaks in U.S. counties

A new machine learning-based online tool developed by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Harvard Medical School (HMS), Georgia Tech and Boston Medical Center allows for early detection of COVID-19 outbreaks in different U.S. counties. The COVID-19 Outbreak Detection Tool is updated two-to-three times per week and it predicts how fast an outbreak is spreading

12 Trader Joe's Products You Can Shop at Walmart

Running low on your favorite Trader Joe’s seasonings and don’t have time to take a TJ’s trip this weekend? You’re in luck because apparently Amazon isn’t the only retailer that carries Trader Joe’s most popular products online. Walmart does, too, and they boast similar prices to Amazon. Before we get into the products, let’s be

Strong convictions can blind us to information that challenges them

When people are highly confident in a decision, they take in information that confirms their decision, but fail to process information which contradicts it, finds a UCL brain imaging study. The study, published in Nature Communications, helps to explain the neural processes that contribute to the confirmation bias entrenched in most people’s thought processes. Lead

FDA warns of dangerous, bogus claims that bleach can treat COVID-19

(HealthDay)—A warning letter has been sent to a company marketing bogus and dangerous chlorine dioxide products for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. The fraudulent claims by the Genesis II Church of Health and Healing about its “Miracle Mineral Solution” products are especially concerning in relation to children,

Can UV light help hospitals disinfect masks and gowns?

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, hospitals are finding themselves short of masks, gowns and other personal protective equipment (PPE). Some are doing what would previously have been unthinkable—disinfecting and reusing PPE. One way to do this is with ultraviolet (UV) light, which is already used to disinfect patient rooms and operating theatres. In theory, it

Hydroxychloroquine can shorten time to recovery in COVID-19: study

(HealthDay)—Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) can shorten time to clinical recovery and promote pneumonia absorption among patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), according to a study that has not yet been peer reviewed and was posted online March 31 at medRxiv.org. Zhaowei Chen, from the Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University in China, and colleagues examined the efficacy of

There's No Proof Colloidal Silver Can Stop the Coronavirus. Stop All That.

You may have seen the advertisements bouncing around social media. “Wellness!! Vital Silver!!! Simple!!! Go on the offense this year against viruses including the Coronavirus – it’s simple!” “Structured Silver allows a silver particle-cluster of silver to kill multiple bacteria, viruses, and yeast/candida pathogens throughout the body until it is safely excreted.” Those aren’t hypothetical