Alyssa Milano Is Losing Her Hair to COVID-19

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 12, 2020 — When actress Alyssa Milano was first struck by the new coronavirus back in March, her symptoms mirrored the classic signs of COVID-19: fever, headache, loss of smell, chest heaviness, extreme breathing difficulties and a bad stomach. “It felt like I was dying,” Milano, 47, posted on Twitter. Those symptoms have […]

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Education Benefits the Brain Over a Lifetime

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 12, 2020 — A new study confirms what your parents always told you: Getting an education opens the door to career opportunities and higher salaries. But it may also benefit your well-being in old age. “The total amount of formal education that people receive is related to their average levels of cognitive [mental] […]

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Obamacare’s essential health benefits

ACA’s essential benefits: Key takeaways Prior to 2014, the coverage available in the major medical health insurance market ran the gamut from robust to terrible. While there were plenty of solid plans with comprehensive coverage, there were also policies that were riddled with exclusions, even for things most of us would consider essential, like maternity […]

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Lilly initiates Phase 3 trial of LY-CoV555 for prevention of COVID-19 at long-term care facilities in partnership with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced the initiation of BLAZE-2, a Phase 3 trial studying LY-CoV555 for the prevention of SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19 in residents and staff at long-term care facilities in the U.S. (skilled nursing facilities, commonly referred to as nursing homes, and assisted living facilities). LY-CoV555, the lead antibody from Lilly’s […]

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Narcissists Are Blind to Their Own Mistakes

TUESDAY, Aug. 11, 2020 — Narcissists don’t learn from their mistakes because they don’t acknowledge them, a new study shows. When faced with a poor outcome due to their decisions, most people ask, “What should I have done differently to avoid this outcome?” But a narcissist says, “No one could have seen this coming,” according […]

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Put the Brakes on Driving After a Concussion

TUESDAY, Aug. 11, 2020 — After a concussion, it may not be safe to drive for a while, a new, small study suggests. “People who have concussions often have slower reaction times as a result, and do more poorly on tests of thinking skills after their injury than their peers without concussions,” said researcher Julianne […]

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