Category Archives: Education

Ex-West Virginia Health Chief Says Cuts Hurt Virus Response

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The former West Virginia public health leader forced out by the governor says decades-old computer systems and cuts to staff over a period of years had made a challenging job even harder during a once-in-a-century pandemic. Republican Gov. Jim Justice demanded Dr. Cathy Slemp’s resignation on June 24. He complained about discrepancies in the… Read More »

What you need to know about coronavirus today

A version of this story appeared in the July 10 edition of CNN’s Coronavirus: Fact vs. Fiction newsletter. Sign up here to receive the need-to-know headlines every weekday. That was the message from the World Health Organization’s director-general, who made an emotional plea Thursday for international unity to fight the pandemic, blasting a lack of… Read More »

Epinephrine is the only effective treatment for anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction that can potentially lead to death if not promptly treated. Allergic reactions typically begin suddenly after exposure to an allergen, which may be a food, medication, insect sting, or another trigger. Anaphylaxis can occur in anyone at any time; it can sometimes be triggered by allergens that a person… Read More »

‘Aerosol Boxes’ Meant to Protect COVID Health Teams Might Harm Them: Study

THURSDAY, July 9, 2020 — Aerosol boxes meant to protect health care workers when they intubate COVID-19 patients may actually increase their exposure to airborne virus particles, an Australian study warns. Intubation is done when patients are placed on a ventilator. Aerosol boxes have been touted as a quick, simple way to protect workers, but… Read More »

What to know about peeing after sex

People may have heard that peeing after sex is beneficial, especially for women. This is because peeing flushes bacteria out of the body, which may help prevent a urinary tract from developing. Here, we look at how peeing after sex may help to prevent urinary tract infections. We also discuss whether there are any other… Read More »