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Is COVID-19 ‘One and done?’ experts ponder odds for reinfection

(HealthDay)—Let’s say you’re one of the more than 1.7 million people in the United States who’ve contracted COVID-19, and you’ve been fortunate enough to shake off the virus and recover. What happens when you encounter the COVID-19 coronavirus again? Reinfection is a major concern among public health officials as the nation moves toward reopening the

Cellphone Radiation Tied to Upped Odds for Cancer — in Rats

THURSDAY, Nov. 1, 2018 — Rats developed cancer after being exposed to high levels of cellphone radiation, but those levels were much higher than what people are exposed to when using their cellphones, a new government report says. When exposed to radio frequency radiation like that used in 2G and 3G cellphones, male rats developed

Odds of Death Up With Medium-, Large-Caliber Firearms

TUESDAY, July 31, 2018 — There is a correlation for firearm caliber with likelihood of death from gunshot wounds, according to a study published online July 27 in JAMA Network Open. Anthony A. Braga, Ph.D., from Northeastern University in Boston, and Philip J. Cook, Ph.D., from Duke University in Durham, N.C., conducted a cross-sectional study

Odds of death up with medium-, large-caliber firearms

(HealthDay)—There is a correlation for firearm caliber with likelihood of death from gunshot wounds, according to a study published online July 27 in JAMA Network Open. Anthony A. Braga, Ph.D., from Northeastern University in Boston, and Philip J. Cook, Ph.D., from Duke University in Durham, N.C., conducted a cross-sectional study of data on shooting cases

PTSD may raise odds for irregular heartbeat

(HealthDay)—For reasons that aren’t yet clear, people who battle PTSD may also be at heightened risk for the common heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation, researchers report. It’s the first time a connection has been made between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and “A-fib,” which typically arises with age and is the most common type of heart