UK's COVID-19 tracking system under fire amid warning of second spike. Britain’s system for tracing those with the novel coronavirus was under fire as it grappled with the development of a tracking app. Reuters Health, 05/21/2020.
What you need to know about the coronavirus right now. Here’s what you need to know about the coronavirus right now. Reuters Health, 05/21/2020.
Drug overdose deaths drop in U.S. as other deaths of despair rise, report finds. Combined deaths from alcohol, drugs and suicide in the U.S. plateaued in 2018 for the first time in two decades, according to a report. NBC Health News, 05/21/2020. (Also see Suicide Prevention)
PSA testing: Deadly prostate cancer cases rising as screening declines. Cases of advanced prostate cancer have increased among American men ages 50 and older, while cases of early-stage disease have declined, a study found. NBC Health News, 05/20/2020. (Also see Cancer)
A New Entry in the Race for a Coronavirus Vaccine: Hope. Scientists are increasingly optimistic that a vaccine can be produced in record time, but getting it manufactured and distributed will pose huge challenges. New York Times, 05/20/2020. (Also see Vaccinations)
Coronavirus and exercise: what the UK government's new rules mean for you. Exercise is good for us, not only for our physical health – from maintaining a healthy weight to reducing our risk of some diseases – but also for our mental wellbeing. NetDoctor, 05/12/2020. (Also see Coping Strategies)
Unusual Symptoms of Coronavirus: What We Know So Far. While most people are familiar with the hallmark symptoms of COVID-19 by now a new crop of medical conditions are emerging from the more than 4 million confirmed cases of the disease around the world. Time Healthland, 05/19/2020.
Is There Any Safe Way to Socialize During the Coronavirus Pandemic? In a perfect infectious-disease-fighting model, everybody would stay home and socialize only with their cohabitants. Time Healthland, 05/19/2020.
Coronavirus: 'Tackle harmful lockdown drinking,' BMJ editorial warns. With supermarket sales of alcohol having risen, it warns cases of alcoholic liver disease could increase too. BBC Health News, 05/21/2020.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Says Coronavirus Mainly Spreads Through Person to Person Contact, Not Contaminated Surfaces. The novel coronavirus mainly spreads through person to person contact, a revised page on the CDC website titled “How COVID-19 Spreads” says. People.com Health, 05/22/2020.
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