Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Europe reopens but virus patients still overwhelm ICU teams

Cradling the head of the deeply sedated COVID-19 patient like a precious jewel in his hands, Dr. Alexy Tran Dinh steered his intensive-care nurses through the delicate process of rolling the woman off her stomach and onto ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CDC changes school guidance, allowing desks to be closer

Students can safely sit just 3 feet apart in the classroom as long as they wear masks but should be kept the usual 6 feet away from one another at sporting events, assemblies, lunch or chorus practice, the Centers for Disease ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Germany reopens some schools amid fears pandemic may rebound

Elementary students in more than half of Germany's 16 states returned to school Monday after more than two months at home, the first major relaxation of the country's pandemic measures since before Christmas.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Germany to reopen schools, hairdressers as virus cases drop

German officials agreed Wednesday to reopen schools and hairdressers in the coming weeks, while extending much of the country's coronavirus lockdown until March 7 amid concern that new virus variants could reverse the decline ...

Health

School gardens linked with kids eating more vegetables

Getting children to eat their vegetables can seem like an insurmountable task, but nutrition researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have found one way: school gardens and lessons on using what's grown in them.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Dutch lockdown extended as virus variants gain strongly

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte extended almost all of his country's tough lockdown measures on Tuesday for at least a month, saying that the rapid spread of the new more transmissible variant made the decision unavoidable.

Ophthalmology

Myopia up in children confined to home during pandemic

(HealthDay)—For children aged 6 to 8 years, home confinement during the COVID-19 pandemic was associated with a significant myopic shift, according to a study published online Jan. 14 in JAMA Ophthalmology.

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