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

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…MORE

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

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…MORE

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

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…MORE

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.…MORE

Sales of drug touted by Trump have been soaring

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.…MORE

It’s vegan comfort food. Really.

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…MORE

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

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…MORE

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

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…MORE

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