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Study: Skin-to-skin contact shows significant benefits for pre-term babies

A world-first study led by Monash University has demonstrated significant benefits to a premature baby's heart and brain function when held by the parent in skin-to-skin contact ...
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A majority of vaccine skeptics plan to refuse a COVID-19 vaccine, a study suggests, and that could be a big problem

Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the NIAID, said that a vaccination could be available as early as January, 2021. AP Photo/Alex Brandon/FileThe availability of a vaccine for the novel coronavirus ...
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Wait times remain stubbornly long in hospital emergency rooms

How long will you wait? Getty ImagesEach year, there are well over 100 million hospital emergency department visits in the U.S. In 2017, there were about 139 million, or 43 ...
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Wildfire smoke worsens coronavirus risk, putting firefighters in extra danger

New research shows that exposure to air pollution, including wildfire smoke, can make coronavirus particularly deadly. AP Photo/Marcio Jose SanchezAs summer approaches, two forces of nature are on a collision ...
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COVID-19 may hit rural residents hard, and that spells trouble because of lack of rural health care

The empty streets of Hebron, Illinois, population 1,200, a village three miles south of the Illinois/Wisconsin border. Scott Olson/Getty ImagesThe burden of COVID-19 in rural areas has been under the ...
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COVID-19 is hitting black and poor communities the hardest, underscoring fault lines in access and care for those on margins

Nurse Shelia Rickman participates in an after-shift demonstration on Monday, April 6, 2020, in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood, after media reports of disproportionate numbers of black people dying from COVID-19 ...
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What the US can learn from other countries on COVID-19 – and its own history with pandemics

Social distancing is one of the key ways to keep the coronavirus from spreading. Getty Images / Maddie MeyerAmid harsh isolation efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, it’s only ...
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Crisis communication researcher shares 5 key principles that officials should use in coronavirus

Dr. Aimee Sisson, a public health officer in Placer County, California, answers a question about the death of an elderly patient in Auburn, Calif., March 4, 2020. AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliInfectious ...
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Daily moisturizer does not prevent eczema according to new research

Eczema or atopic dermatitis is a skin condition that causes the skin to become itchy, red, and dry due to inflammation. Most commonly found in babies and children, previous recommendations ...
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Tips to care for your skin during menopause

By the time they reach menopause - which officially begins one year after a woman's last period -; many women think they have their lives figured out. Careers are well ...
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