The Next Global Health Crisis?

Many American states, along with countries around the world, chose to shut down their economies and ask their citizens to stay at home to fight COVID-19. This social distancing and isolation may have led to the “perfect storm” of conditions to create another, longer-lasting health crisis.

Here’s What’s More Exciting To Young Kids Than Rewards

Many parents, guardians, teachers and coaches use rewards to influence the behavior of young children. But a new study says that 4- and 5-year old kids like something else better than rewards. The findings of the Ohio State University team provides insight into early childhood development and learning.

A Prediction Model For COVID-19 Coronavirus Symptom Severity

Do you know what a nomogram is? They might just help your doctor predict how severe your COVID-19 coronavirus symptoms might become and whether you will end up hospitalized. Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic have believe they’ve come up with a game-changer in treating the virus.

Can You Get COVID-19 Coronavirus From Surfaces?

If you’re like a lot of people, you’ve been doing sanitation gymnastics for months in an effort to prevent infection from the COVID-19 virus. Studies said it could live on countertops, door knobs and other surfaces for weeks and only bleach and disinfectant could save us. But is that true?

Doctors Say COVID-19 Coronavirus Transmission From Kids Is Rare

One argument in America right now is whether kids can go back to school in the fall. Many teachers, their unions and some in government say it can’t be done safely due to COVID-19 coronavirus. Many parents and others in government say in-person learning should resume.

A Gateway Drug For Higher Teen Alcohol Consumption

Major alcohol brands like Seagram’s, Smirnoff and Jack Daniels are now making sweetened coolers containing alcohol. These drinks appeal to younger drinkers who aren’t necessarily interested in “hard” liquor. The sugar content in these drinks may also drive higher consumption among teens and college-aged drinkers, says a new study.

Stress In Older Adults During COVID-19 Coronavirus Lockdowns

Social distancing and government-imposed lockdowns may help mitigate the spread and death rate from COVID-19 coronavirus. However, these same measures may be adding stress to the lives of a vulnerable population, older Americans. Many are finding new tools (some good, some not so good) to manage that stress.

Common Factor Among Severe COVID-19 Patients Identified

Among COVID-19 coronavirus patients who are not asymptomatic, symptoms can range from slight fatigue to Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS.) Among those with severe symptoms, is there a common hallmark? Can knowing that factor help doctors predict who will suffer severe symptoms? A new study hopes to answer those questions.