Hormones may make men and women experience alcohol differently

Jun 2, 2020

Men and women have strikingly different patterns of alcohol use and suffer varying consequences of excessive drinking. Women drink less than men but are more likely to suffer bodily harm and illness related to alcohol.In a new study in mice, researchers uncovered a key mechanism driving this puzzling gender imbalance: fluctuating estrogen. The sex hormone… […]

Protests could accelerate spread of coronavirus, experts say

Jun 1, 2020

Within the last few days, careful social distancing has been overturned by demonstrations against social injustice — as thousands of Americans congregate in cities across the country protesting the death of George Floyd.The large gatherings, infectious disease experts said, could cause a catastrophic setback for controlling COVID-19 in the U.S. as cities and states try… […]

New coronavirus losing potency, top Italian doctor says

Jun 1, 2020

ROME (Reuters) – The new coronavirus is losing its potency and has become much less lethal, a senior Italian doctor said on Sunday. “In reality, the virus clinically no longer exists in Italy,” said Alberto Zangrillo, the head of the San Raffaele Hospital in Milan in the northern region of Lombardy, which has borne the… […]

Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here’s what’s happening this weekend

May 31, 2020

Health officials reported on Saturday 1,462 new known cases of COVID-19, pushing the total number of known cases in Illinois to 118,917 since the pandemic began. Officials also reported another 61 deaths, bringing the statewide death toll to 5,330. After more than two months, the statewide stay-at-home order ended on Friday as Gov. J.B. Pritzker… […]

COVID-19 Statistics | May 29, 2020

May 30, 2020

Press release from the Humboldt County Joint Information Center: One new case of COVID-19 was confirmed today, bringing to 99 the total number of Humboldt County residents who have tested positive for the virus.The following information is based on the most recent data available for all confirmed cases:Contact to a Known Case: 58Travel-Acquired: 24Community Transmission:… […]

Utah sees its largest daily rise with 343 new confirmed COVID-19 cases

May 30, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah officials on Friday confirmed the largest daily rise in COVID-19 cases since the outbreak began, with 343 cases added since Thursday. Those new cases bring the Beehive State’s total since the outbreak began to 9,264, according to the Utah Department of Health. Just over 2,300 more people were tested, of… […]

Flawed COVID hypothesis may have saved Washington from being NYC

May 29, 2020

correcting course — Researchers urge caution on genetic studies early in outbreaks. Beth Mole – May 29, 2020 2:07 am UTC Enlarge / KIRKLAND, Wash.: A patient is shielded as they are put into an ambulance outside the Life Care Center of Kirkland on March 7, 2020. Several residents have died from COVID-19, and others… […]

C.D.C. Suggests Big Changes to Offices: Temperature Checks and Desk Shields

May 29, 2020

Temperature checks, desk shields and no public transit: The guidelines would remake office life. Some may decide it’s easier to keep employees at home.Offices at the University of California, Irvine’s infection prevention division last month, which has installed sneeze guards separating cubicles and encourages mask-wearing and hand-sanitizing.Credit…Alex Welsh for The New York TimesMay 28, 2020Updated… […]

The Coronavirus Is Creating A Mental Health Crisis In America’s Workforce

May 28, 2020

Over a third of workers in the U.S. are currently struggling with mental health issues, ranging from moderate distress to serious mental illness. That’s according to a study conducted in March, just as the coronavirus pandemic was beginning to hit the country. Three months into the pandemic ― facing a tanking economy and a public… […]

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