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Signs that you can get “deadly” diabetes, experts say

According to Center for Disease Control and Prevention34 million Americans – about one in ten – have diabetes. Type 2 is the most common and accounts for 90-95 percent of cases. “With type 2 diabetes, your body does not use insulin well and cannot keep your blood sugar at normal levels,” they explain of the condition, which develops over many …

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Vaccine machines are becoming unused in Mississippi and other states

When it comes to getting the coronavirus vaccine, residents of Mississippi have an abundance of options. On Thursday, there were more than 73,000 slots available on the state planning website, up from 68,000 on Tuesday. In some ways, the growing number of appointments in Mississippi is something to celebrate: it reflects the growing supplies that have made states across the …

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Many people infected with COVID-19 have long-term mental symptoms

A new study shows that many people infected with COVID-19 have long-term symptoms of mental health. Researchers find that one in three COVID-19 survivors had neurological or psychological problems long after they became ill. The study was published in the journal, Lancet Psychiatry. . It is the largest study of its kind involving medical care from more than 200,000 COVID-19 …

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Brazilian P1 Coronavirus variant has infected hundreds of Americans

The coronavirus variant behind the world’s worst coronavirus rise in Brazil is rising in the United States, new data show. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the P1 variant, first identified in Brazil, is now the second most prevalent variant in the states where at least 434 people have been infected. Most of these cases are registered …

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The terrible pandemic charge on children

When Victoria Vial Middle School in Miami closed down last spring and her classes went online, it felt like the start of an adventure. “I was sitting in my pajamas and sitting in my comfortable chair,” the 13-year-old recalled. “I texted my friends during class.” She then received her academic status report. An A and B student before the pandemic, …

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America may be close to hitting a coronavirus vaccine wall

There is growing evidence that parts of the country may be close to meeting the demand for the coronavirus vaccine – long before the United States has reached herd immunity. Why it matters: For the past few months, the primary focus in the United States has been to get shots at anyone who wants them, as quickly as possible. Soon, …

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a simple pill for the treatment of Covid-19

This world has vaccines that can prevent most cases of Covid-19. It even has drugs that can help with the most severe symptoms of the disease. What it now needs is a Tamiflu for the SARS-CoV-2. It would be a pill, exquisitely calibrated to target SARS-CoV-2, with tolerable side effects and a low cost. And it would work just as …

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What lies behind the recent rise in cases

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 4,746 new cases of coronavirus on Thursday. This is the fourth day in a row that the number of state cases has increased. Pennsylvania is one of a handful of states that are seeing the biggest increases in cases and admissions. “It’s very worrying. I think the fourth wave of COVID is clear here, …

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More than half of rural people have received a Covid-19 vaccine or plan to, but the hesitation remains high, the analysis finds

KFF researchers surveyed 1,001 adults living in rural America and found that 54% said they had received a Covid-19 vaccine or were planning to. One in five farmers said they would certainly not be vaccinated. About 73% of these respondents are lean Republicans and 41% identify themselves as white evangelical Christians. “There is nothing in itself anything unique about living …

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