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CDC updates website to remove dosage guidance on drug touted by Georgia, Florida and Trump

CDC updates website to remove dosage guidance on drug touted by Georgia, Florida and Trump

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention changed the language used to describe the guidelines for potential — and controversial — coronavirus therapeutics Tuesday. Hydroxychloroquine is an anti-malaria drug that has not been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration to treat coronavirus. With anecdotal reports that the drug offers benefits against the…MORE

Teen smokers less likely to give up the habit as adults, study finds

Teen smokers less likely to give up the habit as adults, study finds

People who start smoking young are more likely to smoke daily as adults and find it much, much harder to quit. The findings of the study, which published Wednesday, said that cigarette smoking, even experimentally, among children of any age should be strongly discouraged. “Cigarette smoking is an avoidable health risk, and its seeds are…MORE

The power of family dance parties when the world is falling apart

The power of family dance parties when the world is falling apart

It took us about three days of social distancing before we decided to permanently relocate our coffee table to the corner. The family dance party, once an at most weekly affair, had quickly become a nightly ritual and we needed our space. There was the bouncing to Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road,” the swaying…MORE

Coping with disease and disability in the time of coronavirus

Coping with disease and disability in the time of coronavirus

Sassy Outwater-Wright has fought off cancer three times in the last 33 years, losing most of her eyesight to a rare form of the disease at the age of three. And now, at age 37, she’s fighting a fourth cancer — this time in her brain. As a result, Outwater-Wright is no stranger to navigating…MORE

Covid-19 death rate rises in counties with high air pollution, study says

Covid-19 death rate rises in counties with high air pollution, study says

You are more likely to die from Covid-19 if you live in a county in the United States with higher levels of long-term air pollution, according to new research released Tuesday by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. “We found that an increase of only 1 gram per cubic meter in fine particulate matter…MORE

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APRIL 8, 2020

JOHN PRINE passed away yesterday due to complications from COVID-19.  He was 73.  He was hospitalized in March and spent 12 days in intensive care.  He’s survived by his wife Fiona and their three children. John started as a folk singer in the ’70s . He and Steve Goodman co-wrote the David Allan Coe classic “You Never Even Called Me by My Name”, but John chose…

APRIL 7, 2020

Four days after going missing in a canoe accident, the body of Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean — Robert F. Kennedy‘s granddaughter — has been found. The search for the body of her young son Gideon will resume tomorrow. The boat was recovered last Thursday, Maeve’s body was recovered at about 5:31 p.m. on Monday about 2.5 miles away from…