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Essure birth control device tied to higher rates of pain and bleeding, FDA says

Even though it’s no longer on the market, new data has emerged around potential side effects of the permanent birth control device Essure. The device, pulled from the US market two years ago amid complaints about side-effects, is associated with higher rates of chronic lower abdominal or pelvic pain and abnormal uterine bleeding compared to…MORE

Coronavirus pandemic could cause wave of brain damage, scientists warn

Coronavirus pandemic could cause wave of brain damage, scientists warn

The novel coronavirus pandemic could lead to a wave of brain damage in infected patients, warned British researchers in a new study released Wednesday. Experts at the University College London (UCL) were the latest to describe that Covid-19 could cause neurological complications including stroke, nerve damage, and potentially fatal brain inflammation — even if the…MORE

The upcoming school year has everyone worried. Here’s what experts say

As Covid-19 spread across the United States this spring, teachers, parents and students scrambled to move classes to online platforms such as Zoom and FaceTime. It was an enormous effort that seemed, to some, to offer few rewards. Supporting online learning left parents exhausted, even as they worried that their kids were slipping behind academically.…MORE

WHO confirms there’s ’emerging evidence’ of airborne transmission of coronavirus

WHO confirms there’s ’emerging evidence’ of airborne transmission of coronavirus

The World Health Organization confirmed there is “emerging evidence” of airborne transmission of the coronavirus following the publication of a letter Monday signed by 239 scientists that urged the agency to be more forthcoming about the likelihood that people can catch the virus from droplets floating in the air. Dr. Benedetta Alleganzi, WHO Technical Lead…MORE

Coronavirus positivity rate: What the term means

Coronavirus positivity rate: What the term means

From social distancing and self-quarantine to a new take on sheltering in place, our coronavirus vocabulary expands almost daily. Lately, a lot of health and elected officials have been using one term an awful lot: positivity rate. That’s the percentage of people who test positive for the virus of those overall who have been tested.…MORE

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