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Covid-19 cases surge in some states as Americans celebrate Memorial Day weekend

Just because you can go to the beach or bars doesn’t mean it’s time to let your guard down. In fact, some states are seeing new spikes in coronavirus cases. “With the country starting to open up this holiday weekend, I again remind everyone that the coronavirus is not yet contained,” said Dr. Stephen M.…

How to stay cool without air conditioning this summer

Being unable to afford air conditioning or wanting to save more by using it less is a normal circumstance for some of us. Usually, in addition to using a few life hacks to stay cool, we would go see a movie, take a dip in the pool or visit an air-conditioned public facility to find…

How to help children with ADHD thrive in a virtual schoolhouse

When schools shut down because of the coronavirus, some parents of children with ADHD found themselves in a stressful predicament. Homeschooling is hard for any parent who’s never done so before, but parents of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder face special challenges. It means parents who are likely ill-equipped are dealing with learning and…

Experts skeptical after researchers report positive vaccine results

Researchers in China reported results from one of the first Covid-19 vaccine trials Friday, but experts who spoke to CNN were skeptical of their findings and called the data lukewarm. In a study published in the medical journal The Lancet, researchers said their vaccine was well-tolerated and generated an immune response against the novel coronavirus.…

CDC and 11 states acknowledge mixing results of viral and antibody tests

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention acknowledged on Friday it had mixed together results from viral and antibody coronavirus tests on its website. Eleven states also confirmed mixing viral and antibody test results. The CDC says it’s planning to separate those numbers in the coming weeks, but experts say the current method is…

WHO says 80 million babies are missing out on routine childhood vaccines

As many as 80 million babies worldwide are missing out on routine childhood vaccines because of the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organization said Friday. The pandemic has disrupted vaccination programs in at least 68 countries, according to a joint news release by WHO, the global vaccine initiative Gavi, the United National Children’s Fund UNICEF…

Covid-19 appears to attack placenta during pregnancy, study says

A small study of 16 pregnant women who tested positive for Covid-19 found evidence of injury to the placenta, the organ that acts as the gut, kidneys, liver and lungs for a fetus during pregnancy. Pathological exams completed directly following birth found evidence of insufficient blood flow from the mother to the fetus and blood…

Large study finds drug Trump touted for Covid-19 is linked to greater risk of death and heart arrhythmia

Seriously ill Covid-19 patients who were treated with hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine were more likely to die or develop dangerous irregular heart rhythms, according to a large observational study published Friday in the medical journal The Lancet. President Donald Trump has been a frequent cheerleader for a combination of the antimalarial hydroxychloroquine and the antibiotic azithromycin…

A Special Message to the Class of 2020: Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s podcast for May 22

Graduates all over the country heard virtual commencement speeches from actors, activists, presidents and more. In this episode, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta gives his own advice about going out into the world, finding purpose and leading the way. You can listen on your favorite podcast app or read the transcript below. Dr.…

Sales of drug touted by Trump have been soaring

Retail sales of the anti-malarial drug President Donald Trump has promoted as a potential coronavirus cure — and claims to be taking himself — have been soaring. The drug, hydroxychloroquine, has been around for decades but was thrust into the spotlight this spring when Trump began mentioning its name dozens of times during coronavirus briefings.…

Summer is not completely canceled. Here are 100 things we can do with or without kids.

This is not the summer we had hoped or planned for. The calendar is littered with canceled vacations and summer camps, shuttered pools and playgrounds, spots in our calendars meant to be spent with friends and loved ones. The summer weeks ahead are filled with … nothing. (For some, nothing but work.) Adults, kids and…

It’s vegan comfort food. Really.

Have you ever felt a powerful feeling of relaxation wash over you as you took a bite of a fresh-baked cookie or your mother’s biscuits and gravy? If you’ve adopted a vegan diet, you might miss those experiences. You’d think it would be hard to make “veganized” versions of traditional comfort foods taste just as…

Take stock of your mental health during the pandemic (and what to do next)

The reality of job losses, economic uncertainty, social isolation, homeschooling kids, canceled vacations — all piled on top of fear of an unseen and deadly virus that attacks via the air we breathe — is taking its toll. Most of us are stressed. Really stressed. Some 56% of American adults say worry or stress has…

This 5-minute yoga routine will boost your energy and start the day right

The countless hours that many of us have spent sitting at a makeshift desk in quarantine can be detrimental not only physically but also mentally. Hunched over a computer day in and day out, you’re not just wreaking havoc on your posture, but you’re likely feeling out of sorts and drained, too. If you’re waking…

Coronavirus ‘immunity passports’ are a terrible idea that could backfire, experts warn

Some governments are considering using a blood test to determine whether people can return to work, school and other public activities during the coronavirus pandemic. Lack of certain antibodies would mean you don’t have an “immunity passport” and are therefore not allowed to venture out in public. Those who have them would be issued certificates…

States and beaches reopen ahead of Memorial Day weekend

After weeks under stay-at-home orders, Americans should feel free to go outside and enjoy Memorial Day weekend as long as they practice social distancing and follow other guidelines, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert said. “We’ll be having people who want to get out there and get fresh air,” Dr. Anthony Fauci said at CNN’s…

CDC estimates that 35% of coronavirus patients don’t have symptoms

In new guidance for mathematical modelers and public health officials, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is estimating that about a third of coronavirus infections are asymptomatic. The CDC also says its “best estimate” is that 0.4% of people who show symptoms and have Covid-19 will die, and the agency estimates that 40%…

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