Counties without coronavirus are mostly rural, poor – The Denver Post

SANTA FE, N.M. — As the coronavirus rages across the United States, mainly in large urban areas, more than a third of U.S. counties have yet to report a single positive test result for COVID-19 infections, an analysis by The Associated Press shows. Data compiled by Johns Hopkins University shows that 1,297 counties have no confirmed cases of COVID-19 out […]

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Paris without its cafes? Virus shutdown hits France’s core

What’s it like in France after government orders restaurants and bistros to close to contain the spreading coronavirus? Eerily quiet. No one drinking coffee in sidewalk cafes. A punch in the gut to France’s well-known joie de vivre. Paris is “like a horse without a rider,” said Mohamed Fatnassi, the man in charge of evening service at the famed Closerie […]

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Healthier and happier without Facebook

Two weeks of 20 minutes less time per day on Facebook: a team of psychologists from Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) invited 140 test persons to participate in this experiment. Lucky those who took part: afterwards they were more physically active, smoked less and were more satisfied. Symptoms of addiction regarding Facebook usage decreased. These effects continued also three months after the […]

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Here's How To Clean Your Phone With A Disinfectant Wipe Without Damaging It

Let’s get real for a moment here: Your phone is your ride or die. It’s constantly hanging on the table when you go out to dinner, chilling on your nightstand when you sleep, and spending some QT with you while you do your thing in the bathroom. Given that your phone goes pretty much everywhere with you, it’s worth noting […]

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Omega-3 shows protection against heart disease-related death, without prostate cancer risk

Should you take omega-3 pills? Or try to have two to servings of omega-3 rich fish a week, as the American Heart Association recommends? It may seem a bit murky if you follow headlines about nutrition and health. That’s why researchers at the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute continue to research the potential benefits and risks of this popular supplement, especially […]

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Here's Where You Can Get a Free Flu Shot Right Now—With or Without Insurance

Hey, quick question: Have you gotten your flu shot yet? If your answer was "yes," good for you; carry on. If your answer was "no," what are you waiting for?  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say that every. single. person. (age six months and older) should get a flu shot before the end of October. That's because flu season typically […]

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Low income cancer patients and those without insurance see fewer trial benefits

When it comes to benefiting from experimental treatments offered in cancer clinical trials, your health insurance status and where you live matters, according to results of two new research studies to be presented at the 2019 ASCO Quality Care Symposium, held September 6 and 7 in San Diego. Cancer patients who enroll in a clinical trial and have no health […]

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Tiny skin patch uses your sweat to measure health without a needle

Tiny skin patch the size of a dollar coin uses your sweat to measure health risks without a needle Blood tests are the standard test for most conditions   Sweat contains many chemicals that are important measures for conditions like cystic fibrosis, diabetes and kidney failure  Scientists at Northwestern University have developed a tiny wearable that acts like a lab on […]

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