Over 140,000 U.S. Children Have Lost a Caregiver to COVID-19

THURSDAY, Oct. 7, 2021 (HealthDay News) — It is an excruciating statistic: One in every four COVID-19 deaths in the United States leaves a child without a parent or other caregiver, researchers report. The analysis of data shows that from April 2020 to July 2021, more than 120,000 children under the age of 18 … Read more

COVID-19 Booster Shots: Top Questions Answered

Sept. 24, 2021 — The FDA and the CDC this week announced that certain groups of people at high risk for serious COVID-19 infection can now get a booster dose of the Pfizer vaccine. You and your friends and family may have questions: Am I eligible? Where do I go to get a booster? … Read more

Survey: 2/3 of Critical Care Nurses Consider Quitting Due to COVID-19

Sept. 20, 2021 — Critical care nurse Beth Wathen has been looking after seriously ill patients for 35 years. But nothing could have prepared her for the last 18 months. Wathen, who works in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Hospital Colorado, said it is impossible to describe the overwhelming death and despair … Read more

New AI tool can help treat COVID-19 patients globally: Study – ET HealthWorld

A team of international researchers has developed an artificial intelligence (AI) tool that can predict how much extra oxygen a COVID-19 patient might need during hospital care. To check the accuracy of the AI tool, it was tested out in a number of hospitals across five continents. The results showed it predicted the oxygen needed … Read more

Your Diet Could Cut Your Odds for Severe COVID-19

Of course, Merino said, people with healthy diets may be different in many ways from those with less-healthful eating habits. So his team accounted for factors like age, race, exercise habits, smoking, body weight and whether people lived in low- or high-income neighborhoods. Obesity, for example, is a risk factor for severe COVID-19. And … Read more