Brazil’s pandemic deaths top 200,000 amid a return to fun

The night before New Year’s Eve in Rio de Janeiro, thousands of revelers clad in their bathing suits crowded onto the iconic Ipanema beach to have some seaside drinks. It was one of many open-air parties occurring along Brazil’s vast coastline since the summer heat set in, and as the COVID-19 death toll climbed higher. “It was so packed, you […]

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‘Smell Training’ Might Speed the Sense’s Return After COVID

TUESDAY, Dec. 1, 2020 — Special training may help COVID-19 patients regain their sense of smell after suffering parosmia, a new British study suggests. Parosmia is a condition where people have strange and often unpleasant smell distortions. Instead of smelling a lemon, for example, you may smell rotting cabbage, or chocolate may smell like gasoline. Parosmia has been linked to […]

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Q&A: How parents can identify anxiety warning signs as students return to school

When students across British Columbia head back to school, they’ll enter a new world of COVID-19 precautions and protocols. Consequently, students of all ages, from kindergarten to Grade 12, may experience higher levels of anxiety with varying symptoms and consequences. Steven Taylor, professor at UBC’s department of psychiatry, a clinical psychologist, and author of “The Psychology of Pandemics” has some […]

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Will Pregnant Lindsay Arnold Return to 'DWTS' Post-Baby?

Not done dancing! Pregnant Lindsay Arnold defined her ideal timeline for returning to Dancing With the Stars following her November due date. “I will not be dancing this season, but I am hoping to be a part of the show in other ways,” the Utah native, 26, told Entertainment Tonight on Tuesday, May 19. “I’ll have our baby in November, […]

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Kids return to school in Norway

Norway, which says it has the new coronavirus epidemic under control, reopened primary schools to the youngest students on Monday, in another step toward a gradual normalisation, though some parents expressed concern. One week after nursery schools, pupils aged six to 10 started returning to their school desks after six weeks of remote learning from home in the Nordic country. […]

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39 Coloradans set to return from Grand Princess cruise ship following coronavirus quarantine

Thirty-nine Coloradans are returning home Friday after being held in federal quarantine following a cruise in which 20 people aboard the ship tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The 39 passengers of the Grand Princess cruise ship have been under U.S. Department of Health and Human Services quarantine since their ship docked in California on March 9. They were set […]

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Brain injury from concussion may linger longer than one year after return to play

How long does it take an athlete to recover from a concussion? New research has found an athlete’s brain may still not be fully recovered one year after being allowed to return to play. The study is published in the October 16, 2019, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. “There is growing evidence […]

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