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Kids Mimic Their Parents’ Behavior When It Comes to COVID-19 Safety

Parents who regularly disregard COVID-19 safety measures may unknowingly be influencing their children to do the same with the example they set. As children return to in-person learning at school, following safety guidelines is a requirement they’ll need to embrace in order to participate. Students resisting safety measures in school may result in undue stress

Study Finds Ibuprofen Likely Doesn’t Make COVID-19 Symptoms Worse

During the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States, the WHO said people shouldn’t take ibuprofen if they had COVID-19. A new report found that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen aren’t linked to any adverse effects in people who were positive for SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. COVID-19 is a multi-system disease

How Schools Can Easily Become ‘Superspreaders’ of COVID-19

Experts say schools can be the perfect setting for a “superspreader” event of COVID-19. They note that the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 among children is rising across the United States. They say schools need to put in preventive measures such as masks, physical distancing, staggered class schedules, and ventilation. They add that the

How the Pandemic Is Motivating Me to Get Healthy

The American Psychological Association reports that 27 percent of U.S. adults say they eat to manage stress. Family history, gestational diabetes, and prediabetes are risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes. Young Americans who are overweight and living with health conditions like diabetes have an increased risk for complications from COVID-19. For most of my

Risk of Death from COVID-19 Four Times Greater for Those with Diabetes

New research has found that people with diabetes and poorly managed hyperglycemia who are hospitalized for COVID-19 have a death rate and longer length of hospital stay that’s four times higher than people without these conditions. Forty-two percent of those without a prior diagnosis of diabetes before being admitted, and who developed hyperglycemia during their