Monday, April 6, 2020

US Health Officials Report Two Deaths from Coronavirus

US public health officials have reported two deaths from COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. The first death has been confirmed in Kings County, while the other in the Seattle area. On Saturday and Sunday, there has been a recent surge in the number of confirmed cases, including these two deaths.

Pope Francis Gets Sick a Day after Expressing Solidarity with Coronavirus Victims

Pope Francis has fallen sick a day after expressing solidarity with coronavirus victims. Although he did not meet any person infected with COVID-19, he was seen coughing and blowing his nose at the General Audience. He later canceled a planned Mass in Rome amid coronavirus spread.

CDC Warns Americans to Be Prepared For Coronavirus Crisis

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Tuesday that Americans should be prepared for coronavirus crisis. CDC officials said people should be ready for possible disruptions in their lives caused by the spread of the virus, as there has been a recent surge in cases across the country.

Coronavirus Outbreak: CDC Warns Americans against Unnecessary Travel to South Korea

The CDC, on Monday, has urged people to avoid unnecessary or unessential traveling to South Korea amid growing concerns of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. There has been a recent surge in the number of cases in South Korea, prompting the CDC to announce travel restrictions.

Americans Spend Over $35 Billion on “Non Working” Dietary Supplements

In an article published in January in the Washington Post, writer Tamar Haspel mentioned her discussions with a few experts to understand why Americans are spending around $35 billion every on dietary supplements, most of which do not work. She also wrote about the pros and cons of dietary supplements.

Certain Antibiotics during Early Pregnancy Could Increase the Risk of Birth Defects in Children

A new study has found that commonly prescribed antibiotics such as macrolides during the first trimester could increase the risk of birth defects in children. Macrolide antibiotics include azithromycin, erythromycin, and clarithromycin, which are commonly advised to treat bacterial infections.

CDC and AMA Publish First 2019-nCoV Clinical Guidelines

On Wednesday, the American Medical Association (AMA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published new clinical guidelines to tackle the new coronavirus, also called 2019-nCoV. The new guidelines help US medical providers to recognize and currently handle the cases of the novel coronavirus.