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Admissions still low among Hispanic neighborhoods and for respiratory diseases — ScienceDaily

While declines in U.S. hospital admissions during the onset of COVID-19 has been well-documented, little is known about how admissions during the rebound varied by age, insurance coverage and socioeconomic groups. The decline in non-COVID-19 admissions was similar across all demographic subgroups but the partial rebound that followed shows that non-COVID-19 admissions for...

Is Key Safety Data at Risk in Race for COVID Vaccine?

Grace Lee, MD, professor of pediatric infectious diseases, Lucile Salter Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford University, Stanford, CA. William Schaffner, MD, professor, preventive medicine, health policy, infectious diseases, Vanderbilt University Medical...

Surgical, N95 masks block most particles, study finds — ScienceDaily

Laboratory tests of surgical and N95 masks by researchers at the University of California, Davis, show that they do cut down the amount of aerosolized particles emitted during breathing, talking and coughing. Tests of homemade cloth face coverings, however, show that the fabric itself releases a large amount of fibers into the air,...

Trump Picks Amy Coney Barrett for Court

Sept. 25, 2020 -- Amy Coney Barrett, 48, a federal judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit in Chicago since 2017, is President Donald Trump's pick for the Supreme Court, according to theNew York Times. If approved, she would replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg,...

A better alternative to phthalates?

Researchers analyzed urine samples from pregnant women to look for the presence of DINCH, which is short for di(isononyl)cyclohexane-1,2-dicarboxylate. They found concentrations of DINCH in most of the urine samples but no evidence of effects in lab assays on two hormones, progesterone and estrogen. Source link