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COVID-19 impact on pregnant women focus of NIH grant

Pregnant women with COVID-19 face an increased risk of complications from the illness, including preterm birth, delivery by cesarean section, and, compared with other women of the same age, higher likelihood of death or admission to an intensive care unit. But nearly a year into the pandemic, it can still be difficult for some pregnant […]

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Three-quarters of U.S. adults likely to get COVID-19 vaccine

(HealthDay)—More than three-quarters of U.S. adults report being “very likely” or “somewhat likely” to get the COVID-19 vaccine, according to a study published online Jan. 3 in the Journal of Community Health. Jagdish Khubchandani, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, and colleagues conducted an online survey of 1,878 U.S. adults to […]

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Lebanon hits daily record of Covid-19 infections

Lebanon’s health ministry confirmed a new daily record of 4,166 coronavirus infections Wednesday, as medics warn that the healthcare system is struggling to cope. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Lebanon has recorded nearly 200,000 cases including 1,537 deaths, according to health ministry figures. A total of 21 people died on Wednesday. Health professionals […]

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Fauci to discuss COVID-19 during online med school event Jan. 7

Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will give the Gerald Medoff Visiting Professor lecture at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis on Thursday, Jan. 7. The session will be delivered online. Part of the Department of Medicine’s virtual, weekly […]