Health

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June 29, 2020 - 8:22 am
By DR. STEPHANIE E. FARBER, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- With stay-at-home restrictions gradually being lifted across the country, many Americans are tempted to toss the takeout or home cooking in favor of returning to restaurant dining. But with the virus still spreading, many remain cautious about the...
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June 27, 2020 - 11:51 am
BY: OLIVIA RUBIN AND JOHS MARGOLIN, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) -- With coronavirus outbreaks continuing to spread across the world, the United States is "likely" to see a shortage of generic pharmaceutical drugs, according to a new federal intelligence report obtained by ABC News. The report, prepared by...
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June 26, 2020 - 3:36 pm
In light of the overwhelming surge of new COVID-19 cases, the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation has announced it will ban alcohol consumption in its bars.
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June 26, 2020 - 1:19 pm
By LAURA ROMERO and OLIVIA RUBIN, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Heather Adams, a rising junior at American University, recently came to terms with a new reality: she won’t be heading back to campus in Washington, D.C. this fall. Though her school announced precautions to help keep students safe from the...
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June 26, 2020 - 8:00 am
By DR. AYODOLA ADIGUN, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Mounting evidence out of the United Kingdom provides more insight into how COVID-19 affects children, further confirming what researchers have been saying for months: Children are not as adversely affected by COVID-19 as adults. A newly published study...
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June 26, 2020 - 7:55 am
By ELLA TORRES, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Infant mortality rates across the United States declined from 2000 to 2017, a trend attributed to fewer women giving birth in their teens, according to a study published Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, Black and Hispanic...
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June 26, 2020 - 7:27 am
By DR. ANGELA N. BALDWIN, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- When it comes to COVID-19 and pregnancy, there is a lot we don't know. Now, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and a recent multi-center study on pregnant women with COVID-19 have provided a little bit more clarity...
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June 26, 2020 - 6:23 am
By DR. YALDA SAFAI, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- When it comes to suicide prevention, even a little bit of help can go a long way. That's according to a recent study, published in Jama Psychiatry , which found that brief encounters with a health care professional may lower a person's risk of attempting...
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June 25, 2020 - 8:53 am
By EDEN DAVID, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- While many Americans during the coronavirus pandemic have reported feeling fatigued and frustrated over extended periods stuck at home, a new study shines light on how social distancing is a privilege afforded to too few. Researchers at Columbia's Mailman...
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June 25, 2020 - 8:05 am
By DR. JESSICA JOHNSON, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- As colleges and universities make decisions about returning to in-person classes this fall, they may be able to keep surrounding communities safe by discouraging student travel during college breaks. That's the conclusion of new research that reveals...
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