Racial disparities in the U.S. coronavirus epidemic extend to children, according to HuffPost. Two sobering government reports released Friday show how race does change how COVID effects us. One of the CDC reports looked at children with COVID-19 who needed hospitalization. Hispanic children were hospitalized at a rate eight times higher than white kids. Black children were hospitalized at a rate five times higher, it found. The exact cause for this disparity has not been nailed down, as of yet.
PFAS chemicals are made up of a chain of linked carbon and fluorine atoms, which do not degrade in the environment. A 2015 CDC report found endocrine-disrupting PFAS have been detected in the blood of 97% of Americans. According to CNN, they're used in all sorts of consumer products, including fast food packaging. Foods that contain a lot of grease -- such as burgers, fries, and cookies -- are prime candidates for wrappers made with PFAS.
Roughly one in three children hospitalized with COVID-19 in the US has needed ICU treatment. This figure was released on Friday by the U.S, according to UPI.com. Hospitalized adults infected with COVID-19 are admitted to the ICU at essentially the same rate. However, adults are 20 times more likely to need hospital care after getting infected than children. Invasive mechanical ventilation was required in less than 6% of children. This is compared to nearly 19% of adults.
Researchers have developed a rapid, affordable, accurate test for breast cancer. A small study assessing the test's accuracy found that it provided the correct result 100% of the time. Additionally, the results are often in less than an hour, according to reports at UPI. The test, called CytoPAN, was designed for use in developing regions. Patients there often face long wait times for a diagnosis which negatively impacts their prognosis.
There's good news for people who have lost their hair due to cancer radiation treatments. UPI reports using the topical minoxidil helps restore hair loss caused by radiation treatment for brain tumors and other head and neck cancers. Hair loss can be particularly pronounced in patients who undergo treatment for brain tumors, spinal tumors and head and neck cancers.
The common cold might help produce immunity against COVID-19, reports UPI. This may even be true in people who have not been infected with the new coronavirus. A study published Tuesday by the journal Science details the findings. This immune response is likely a function of a phenomenon called "T cell memory." T cell memory could help explain why some people don't get as sick as others from COVID-19.
A new study reveals a high body mass index raises the risk for severe COVID-19 and admission to intensive care units among African Americans. According to UPI, BMI is a calculation based on a person's height and weight and identifies whether they are overweight or obese. Novel coronavirus COVID-19 intensive care unit patients had a higher average body mass index than those who weren't admitted to the ICU.
[NFA] Robert Unanue, the CEO of the Hispanic staple food maker Goya Foods, praised President Donald Trump on Thursday at the White House which swiftly led to backlash on Twitter. Colette Luke has more.
President Donald Trump on Friday said his administration will make a filing on "Dreamer" immigrants in the United States, without providing details, to address the Supreme Court's ruling that said he broke federal procedure law in ending a program shielding them from deportation. Colette Luke has more.
U.S House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday celebrated the Supreme Court's decision to block President Donald Trump's bid to end a program that protects hundreds of thousands of immigrants from deportation - often called "Dreamers" - who entered the United States illegally as children.
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