3 COVID deaths in Tri-Cities WA, but CDC rating improves

In the three cities, symptoms of COVID-19 have decreased over the past week, but three more people have died from the disease. The Benton Franklin Health District on Thursday reported its lowest concentration of coronavirus genetic material in more than a month. However, concentrations were still higher than in the early spring when the sharp …

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Years into the pandemic, long-term COVID patients are still searching for answers

COVID-19 is still here and causing first, second, and even third (and beyond) infections in humans as the novel coronavirus continues to mutate into more infectious forms. But millions of people who fell ill a long time ago have not fully recovered. They live with them prolonged COVID or post-COVID conditionsThe umbrella terms for various …

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A state of emergency has been declared in Texas cities as the monkeypox outbreak continues

Officials in Dallas and Austin have declared monkeypox a public health emergency — putting them in line for federal funding and sending a message to residents that the virus is serious and contagious and that they should take precautions while vaccines are in short supply. “As we’re running out of vaccine and medicine, we want …

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How long does it take to understand long term COVID?

Rachel Robles was diagnosed with COVID in March 2020. The 27-year-old analyst hasn’t had a single symptom-free day since then. Most doctors didn’t believe him when he ran the Brooklyn Half Marathon last year so exhausted that his couch felt like sand. How he struggled to put together the numbers despite suddenly being technically ready. …

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A US polio outbreak has set off alarms from New York to California

Child vaccination delays and general anti-vaccination sentiment amid the COVID-19 pandemic could fuel the U.S.’s worst polio scare in years, raising alarms from New York to California. In the past few weeks, New York health officials have identified the first person diagnosed with polio in the United States in nearly a decade. The man was …

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Prematurity was associated with higher rates of ADHD as reported by teachers

Summary: Children born between 37 and 38 weeks of gestation scored significantly higher on teacher ratings of ADHD, inattention, and cognitive problems than children born between 39 and 41 weeks. A source: Rutgers University Among babies born at term (37-41 weeks), those born before 39 weeks are more likely to experience symptoms associated with attention-deficit/hyperactivity …

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7 Best Breakfast Habits for Arthritis — Eat This

If you are experiencing swelling, pain, stiffness, and/or limited range of motion, you may be dealing with arthritis. According to the Arthritis Foundation, there are more than 100 types of arthritis, the most common of which are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, fibromyalgia and gout. Although there is no cure, the good news is that …

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