Saturday, September 26, 2020

98.6 isn’t the normal body temperature anymore

BY KATE THAYER CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS For centuries, 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit was said to be the average, normal body temperature. It’s not. More recently, researchers have known normal...

Singulair gets FDA’s strongest warning over depression, suicide risk

BY OMAR ABDEL-BAQUI DETROIT FREE PRESS/TNS The Food and Drug Administration is issuing a boxed warning — its strongest warning — for a widely prescribed asthma...

How to talk to children about coronavirus

BY CARLI TEPROFF MIAMI HERALD/TNS MIAMI – Was your child looking forward to a sports tournament only for it to be canceled by concern over the...

CORONAVIRUS 101

An infectious diseases doctor answers questions about how its transmitted and why you shouldn’t panic. BY PATRICK M. O’CONNELL CHICAGO TRIBUNE/TNS There are many questions about the...

Coronavirus kitchen: What to stock, cook if you face a 14-day quarantine

BY JESSICA YADEGARAN THE MERCURY NEWS/TNS As the novel coronavirus continues to spread and residents consider the possibility of self-quarantine, one can’t help but wonder: Am...

How to safely take your spring cleaning up a notch

AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN/TNS Based on what is currently known about COVID-19 and similar illnesses such as SARS and MERS, person-to-person transmission is the most likely source...

Hepatitis A cases top 350 this year

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA While the state grapples with the novel coronavirus, it also continues to see increasing cases of hepatitis A. Florida reported 30 new...

Help prevent coronavirus by washing hands to these songs

BY GABRIELLE CALISE TAMPA BAY TIMES/TNS The ritual of hand-washing shouldn’t just be a swish of the palms with some soap and water. And lately, doing...

Medical center: Coronavirus patient was not tested for several days

BY JACLYN COSGROVE AND SOUMYA KARLAMANGLA LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS LOS ANGELES – It took several days to test a coronavirus patient in Northern California who might be...

Hepatitis A cases climb to 239 this year

NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Florida had 34 reported cases of hepatitis A last week, bringing the total number of newly reported cases this year to...