Tag Archives: Health

Many Health Care Workers Who Have Coronavirus Don’t Have Symptoms: Study

TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2020 — Four in 10 health care workers who test positive for COVID-19 don’t have symptoms, which means they could unknowingly spread the disease to co-workers and patients, researchers say. For the new study, the research team reviewed 97 studies that included more than 230,000 health care workers in 24 countries. Rates… Read More »

National Peanut Day 2020: From Weight Loss to Good Heart Health, Here Are Five Reasons to Have This Legume

National Peanut Day 2020 is observed annually on September 13 in the United States of America. This event is celebrated to enjoy crunchy peanuts. They grow underground like potatoes. Most people perceive peanuts as nuts. However, they are a legume which can be related to lentils and beans. Peanuts originated in South America around 3,500 years… Read More »

Police Violence Severely Harms Black Americans’ Mental Health

Police violence against Black people, including the killing of unarmed citizens, is negatively affecting African Americans’ mental health, reports ABC News. According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, anxiety among Black Americans increased by 26%, and depression increased by 22% in the weeks after George Floyd’s death at the hands of police. (In late… Read More »

Home COVID-19 tests could help find people while they are contagious, experts say. Health Canada isn’t convinced

Article content continued “If it’s done in a haphazard way … you might actually create more problems, confusion than the actual benefits because you might get maybe a higher risk of false negative results,” Dr. Howard Njoo, Canada’s deputy chief public health officer, said Tuesday during a COVID-19 briefing. Morris wants the government to seriously… Read More »

Lyft claims NEMT program helps Medicaid beneficiary health access

Dive Brief: Rideshare giant Lyft released data it says shows its non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) program improves health access for Medicaid beneficiaries by shifting the reliance on emergency services to upstream preventive primary care. In one example, year-long use of Lyft led to a 40% decrease in emergency room utilization and a 12% drop in ambulance use… Read More »