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I’m Tired of Hearing That Teachers Are Only Thinking About Ourselves Right Now. We’re Not.

I’m Tired of Hearing That Teachers Are Only Thinking About Ourselves Right Now. We’re Not.

Last May, my daughter’s teacher organized an end-of-year “party” on Zoom to celebrate her preschool students’ success. The children did their last show and tell of the year, watched a slideshow of adorable class photos set to music, and shared what they were looking forward to about kindergarten. As their teacher said goodbye, telling the children how proud she was of them, her voice cracked and her eyes filled with tears. As a teacher myself, I shared her sorrow. I realize that if she had been able to host this celebration the ordinary way, in a classroom, she might have cried there, too....

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FDA grants inhaled use IND for RLF-100 (aviptadil) to treat patients with moderate and severe COVID-19 aiming to prevent progression to respiratory failure

FDA grants inhaled use IND for RLF-100 (aviptadil) to treat patients with moderate and severe COVID-19 aiming to prevent progression to respiratory failure

and , /PRNewswire/ -- NeuroRx, Inc. and Relief Therapeutics Holdings AG (SIX:RLF, OTC:RLFTF) "Relief" today announced that NeuroRx has been granted Investigational New Drug (IND) permission to test RLF-100 (aviptadil) for inhaled use in patients with moderate and severe COVID-19 in order to prevent progression to respiratory failure.The study is posted at .  The first phase will commence with patients hospitalized for severe COVID-19 who do not yet have respiratory failure.  If promising results are seen in the inpatient setting, the trial will expand to patients at home with mild and...

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Epidemia de obesidad en los Estados Unidos amenaza la eficacia de una vacuna contra COVID

Epidemia de obesidad en los Estados Unidos amenaza la eficacia de una vacuna contra COVID

Noticias en español es una sección de Kaiser Health News que contiene traducciones de artículos de gran interés para la comunidad hispanohablante, y contenido original enfocado en la población hispana que vive en los Estados Unidos.Este contenido puede usarse de manera gratuita ().Para un mundo paralizado por el coronavirus, la salvación depende de una vacuna.Pero en los Estados Unidos, en donde al menos 4,6 millones de personas se han infectado y casi 155,000 han muerto, la promesa de esa vacuna se ve obstaculizada por otra epidemia anterior a COVID-19: la de la obesidad.Forma parte del...

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Your Favorite Store or Restaurant Is Open. How Do You Know It’s OK to Go In?

Your Favorite Store or Restaurant Is Open. How Do You Know It’s OK to Go In?

This story also ran on .Just because many businesses are open again doesn’t mean the pandemic is over. The coronavirus is still on the loose — actually surging in many locations — which means people have to make serious choices about their health all day, every day.Nothing in life is without risk, and decisions ultimately hinge on individual calculations. But, according to the public health experts we consulted, there are steps you can take — and signs to look for — to make you feel comfortable and help you decide whether to open the door and walk in. Sometimes, you may want to opt...

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Chemo for cancer patients with Covid 'not a risk'

Chemo for cancer patients with Covid 'not a risk'

Continuing chemotherapy and immunotherapy treatment in cancer patients with Covid-19 is not a risk to their survival, a study suggests.It also recommends further research into the drug hydroxychloroquine, which appeared to benefit some patients.The findings, from 890 infected cancer patients in the UK, Spain, Italy and Germany, could help identify who is most at risk from coronavirus.Breast cancer patients had half the death rate of other patients.The Imperial College London researchers who led the study - involving 19 different hospitals across Europe, including Hammersmith Hospital in...

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CDC: 20% of U.S. women drink early in pregnancy

CDC: 20% of U.S. women drink early in pregnancy

Up to 20% of expecting mothers report drinking early in their pregnancy, according to new figures from the CDC. Photo by Max Pixel/PixabayUp to 20% of pregnant women in the United States drink during their first trimester and more than 10% admit to binge drinking during that time, according to data released Thursday by the .In addition, nearly 5% reported consuming alcohol at least once during the second and third trimesters, the CDC said.Nearly 40% indicated that they also used at least one other substance -- most commonly tobacco and marijuana -- while pregnant, the agency said."Drinking...

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Certain nasal sprays recalled due to risks including seizure and death

Certain nasal sprays recalled due to risks including seizure and death

Three forms of nasal spray are being recalled because they could contain too much of a man-made hormone used in treating conditions including a type of diabetes and frequent urination.Ferring Pharmaceuticals is recalling the sprays "due to superpotency or amounts of desmopressin higher than specified," according to a posted Wednesday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The risks associated with too much of the commercially-made hormone desmopressin involve abnormally low levels of sodium in blood, which could lead to seizure, coma and death, it stated.The trouble was detected during...

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England's contact-tracing app is close to launch

England's contact-tracing app is close to launch

A second attempt at a Covid-19 contact-tracing app for England will soon be tested by members of the public.Officials hope to confirm the date for the limited roll-out within a few days. It could be as soon as next week.The app will let people scan barcode-like QR codes to log venue visits, as well as implementing Apple and Google's method of detecting other smartphones.But efforts are still ongoing to deliver medical test results within the product.Users will get alerts if others they have recently been close to declare that they have been diagnosed with the coronavirus.The software will...

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'We're Risking Our Lives': Front-Line Federal Workers Sue For Hazard Pay

'We're Risking Our Lives': Front-Line Federal Workers Sue For Hazard Pay

Front-Line Federal Workers Sue For Hazard Pay From correctional officers to TSA employees, federal workers say their jobs are made more dangerous by the coronavirus.For the first few months of the coronavirus pandemic, correctional officer Kareen "Troy" Troitino says things were "pretty relaxed" at FCI Miami. There were no cases of COVID-19 at the low-security federal prison, which currently houses some 1,000 inmates. That all changed, he says, early last month. "And then on the week of the Fourth of July, we had one case, and then it just spread in one week. I mean, tremendously. It's like...

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Parasite 'resistant to malaria drug' in Africa

Parasite 'resistant to malaria drug' in Africa

A drug-resistant strain of the parasite that causes malaria has been identified by scientists in Rwanda.The study, , found the parasites were able to resist treatment by artemisinin - a frontline drug in the fight against the disease.This is the first time scientists have observed the resistance to the drug artemisinin in Africa. The researchers warns that this "would pose a major public health threat" in the continent.Scientists from the Institut Pasteur, in collaboration with the National Malaria Control Program in Rwanda (Rwanda Biomedical Center), the World Health Organization (WHO),...

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Study: U.S. healthcare costs nearly double of other wealthy countries

Study: U.S. healthcare costs nearly double of other wealthy countries

Americans spend roughly twice as much annually on healthcare as those living in seven other high-income countries, according to an analysis published Thursday.Researchers, writing in , analyzed U.S. health expenditures in 2015 -- the year after the Affordable Care Act was fully implemented -- and pegged spending at $9,524 per person.Switzerland was next in per capita health spending at $6,730 annually, with Germany -- at $5,277 -- the only other country above $5,000 per person, the researchers said.The biggest differences were seen in adults age 20 to 64, who spent an average of $8,161 for...

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Rare disease causing paralysis in children likely to return in US: experts - France 24

Rare disease causing paralysis in children likely to return in US: experts - France 24

Washington (AFP)A rare neurological condition that mostly affects children and mysteriously returns every two years is likely to flare up in the coming weeks and months, US health authorities warned Tuesday.The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that it "anticipates that 2020 will be another peak year for cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM)."The disease, which is likely caused by a virus, can lead to permanent paralysis and life-threatening complications from respiratory failure, the CDC said."AFM is a medical emergency that requires immediate medical care and monitoring,...

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A Cooking Camp Chef's Recipe For Remote Education: Make It Ambitious

A Cooking Camp Chef's Recipe For Remote Education: Make It Ambitious

Pascal Simon's Online Cooking Camp Gets Kids To Make Meals For Their Families : Coronavirus Live Updates Online instruction is hard, right? Well there's a teacher—a chef, actually—who appears to have cracked the code. She says her cooking classes for kids work better now than when they were in person.Toggle more optionsHeard onBen JamesToggle more optionsA lanky, long-haired kid stands in front of a stack of shelves lined with more than a dozen varieties of canned beans. He's 10, and his name is Wiley. He's got a shopping list in his hand and a mask on his face. This is the first time he's...

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Depression, violence risk higher in men with 'harmful masculinities'

Depression, violence risk higher in men with 'harmful masculinities'

"Harmful masculinities" can lead to more violence and depressive thoughts in men, a new study has found. Photo by Jesús Rodríguez/UnsplashMen who have more "harmful" attitudes about masculinity -- including views on violence and homophobia -- are more likely to engage in bullying and sexual harassment, according to a study published Wednesday by the journal .These men are also more likely to have depression or suicidal thoughts, researchers said.The findings are based on the "Man Box" scale, which was developed by Promundo-US, a non-profit that promotes gender justice and preventing...

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Drug reverses hair loss caused by radiation for brain, head, neck cancers

Drug reverses hair loss caused by radiation for brain, head, neck cancers

High-dose radiation applied to the scalp in cancer treatment is associated with increased hair loss, a new study has found. Photo by kalhh/PixabayTreatment with topical minoxidil helps restore hair loss caused by radiation treatment for brain tumors and other head and neck cancers, a study published Wednesday by found.Twenty-eight of 34 patients treated with the drug after radiation therapy experienced hair regrowth in as little as three weeks, researchers said.Minoxidil is an over-the-counter medication approved by the U.S. for hair regrowth in men and women.The patients suffered from...

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News Brief: Beirut Explosion, Trump On Twitter And Facebook, National Conventions

News Brief: Beirut Explosion, Trump On Twitter And Facebook, National Conventions

News Brief: Beirut Explosion, Trump On Twitter And Facebook, National Conventions Investigations continue in the Beirut explosion. Twitter and Facebook go after Trump for sharing coronavirus misinformation. And, the pandemic is changing the National Conventions.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsInvestigations continue in the Beirut explosion. Twitter and Facebook go after Trump for sharing coronavirus misinformation. And, the pandemic is changing the National Conventions.RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:Rescue workers in Beirut are still hoping to find survivors in all of the rubble after...

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Health Care Workers of Color Nearly Twice as Likely as Whites to Get COVID-19

Health Care Workers of Color Nearly Twice as Likely as Whites to Get COVID-19

This story also ran on .Health care workers of color were more likely to care for patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, more likely to report using inadequate or reused protective gear, and nearly twice as likely as white colleagues to test positive for the coronavirus, a new study from Harvard Medical School researchers found.The study also showed that health care workers are at least three times more likely than the general public to report a positive COVID test, with risks rising for workers treating COVID patients.Dr. Andrew Chan, a senior author and an epidemiologist at...

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The organ transplant aftershock

The organ transplant aftershock

Listen for free Add to a podcast app Get episodes via email Sign up Play on a smart speaker Amazon Echo Enable the Flash Briefing in the or search for "The Washington Post" in the Skill section of your Alexa app. Then ask, "Alexa, what's my Flash Briefing?" or "Alexa, what's the news?" Google Home Send Post Reports to your or say, "Okay Google, play the news from Post Reports." Listen for free Add to a podcast app Get episodes via email Sign up Play on a smart speaker Amazon Echo Enable the Flash Briefing in the or search for "The Washington Post" in the Skill section of your Alexa app....

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With Caveats, Hopeful News for Preschools Planning Young Kids’ Return

With Caveats, Hopeful News for Preschools Planning Young Kids’ Return

August 6, 2020Sabrina Lira Garcia is proud to work as a clinical assistant in the COVID-19 ward of a Los Angeles hospital, but sometimes she wishes she could just stay home with her infant son until the pandemic is over.Pulling her child from day care has never been an option for Lira Garcia, however. She can’t let her career lapse. Her husband was born in Mexico and is undocumented. The family pays monthly legal fees to help him get residency papers. If he were ever deported, she’d have to support Jeremiah, born in October, by herself.“I couldn’t afford to just stay home,” she said. “I...

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Prices For COVID-19 Vaccines Are Starting To Come Into Focus

Prices For COVID-19 Vaccines Are Starting To Come Into Focus

Vaccine Prices For COVID-19 Begin To Emerge : Shots - Health News Moderna, one of the leading horses in the coronavirus vaccine race, has already made deals at between $32 and $37 a dose for some foreign countries. The U.S. price is expected to be lower.How much will vaccines against the coronavirus cost? Even though none has finished clinical testing, some clues about pricing are starting to emerge. Cambridge, Mass.-based Moderna, one of the leading horses in the vaccine race, has already made deals at between $32 and $37 per dose of its experimental coronavirus vaccine in agreements with...

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As More Lawmakers Test Positive, Congress Gets A Tough Reminder Of Coronavirus Risk

As More Lawmakers Test Positive, Congress Gets A Tough Reminder Of Coronavirus Risk

Congress Still Faces Pandemic Risks As It Meets Without Testing Plan Congress still doesn't have a widespread testing program for the coronavirus and was reminded of that risk when three members tested positive in one week.Arizona Democratic Rep. Raúl Grijalva is nervous. Last week, the chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee in the latest outbreak on Capitol Hill. And although Grijalva is asymptomatic, he's worried because he's 72 years old and an admitted on-and-off smoker. "You get scared; your family gets scared," he said from his Washington, D.C., home, where he is now...

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Two-thirds shielding happy to return to work

Two-thirds shielding happy to return to work

Two-thirds of people who have been shielding from the coronavirus in England say they are comfortable going back to work if protective measures are in place, figures suggest.But one in 20 say they won't be returning anytime soon.More than 2.2 million people in the UK have been staying at home with no visitors, because of a high risk of serious illness from Covid-19.From 1 August, .This is because infection levels in the community are falling, so the risk to clinically extremely vulnerable people is much lower than before.Shielding has now been paused everywhere in the UK, except Wales -...

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The Risks of Rushing a COVID-19 Vaccine

The Risks of Rushing a COVID-19 Vaccine

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The curious link between kids' birthdays and getting the flu vaccine - STAT

The curious link between kids' birthdays and getting the flu vaccine - STAT

etting the influenza vaccine will be even more important for adults and children this fall because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Flu experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that “it’s likely that flu viruses and the virus that causes Covid-19 will both be spreading. In this context, getting a flu vaccine will be more important than ever.” That’s because hospitalizations for influenza can stress hospital capacity even without a pandemic.But in a disturbing trend, rates of routine childhood vaccination appear to have in the U.S. during the coronavirus pandemic. That’s...

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Schools 'should be first to open, last to close'

Schools 'should be first to open, last to close'

Schools should be the last places to shut in future lockdowns, after non-essential shops, pubs and restaurants, England's children's commissioner says.Anne Longfield says children have a right to education and, must not be an "afterthought", and that schools should be "first to open, last to close".She says children play a smaller role in spreading Covid-19 than adults and are less likely to get ill from it.The government says getting children back to school is a national priority.Ms Longfield has published a setting out key actions needed to ensure children are "at the heart of planning...

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