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Coronavirus survives on skin five times longer than flu: study – Medical Xpress

The coronavirus remains active on human skin for nine hours, Japanese researchers have found, in a discovery they said showed the need for frequent hand washing…

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The coronavirus remains active on human skin for nine hours, Japanese researchers have found, in a discovery they said showed the need for frequent hand washing to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
The pathogen that causes the flu survives on human skin for about 1.8 hours by comparison, said the study published this month in the Clinical Infectious Diseases journal.
“The nine-hour survival of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus strain that causes COVID-19) on human skin may increase the risk of contact transm…

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Coronavirus CT: Infection Rate, Hospitalizations Climbing – Patch.com

These are the latest town-by-town breakdowns of confirmed coronavirus cases across Connecticut.

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CONNECTICUT The coronavirus infection rate in the state took a sharp turn in the wrong direction this week, according to the latest data from the Department of Public Health.
The infection rate jumped to 3 percent in the past 24 hours, on the back of 434 new cases. An additional 14,653 people were tested, bringing the state total to 2,051,670.
Deaths attributed to COVID-19 also climbed by five. Since the pandemic began, there have now been 64,455 cases in the state and 4,559 deaths.
There are currently…

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Flavanols — found in tea, berries and apples — may reduce blood pressure, study finds – CNN

People who consume a diet rich in flavanol-heavy food — such as berries, tea and apples — tend to have lower blood pressure, according to a new study.

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(CNN)People who consume a diet rich in flavanol-heavy food — such as berries, tea and apples — tend to have lower blood pressure, according to a new study.
Researchers in the United Kingdom studied the diets of more than 25,000 people in the UK and compared what they ate with their blood pressure, which is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease.
While other studies have found a link between flavanols and health benefits, this study was the first to measure intake of the compounds objectively…

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Research Finds Few Links Between Schools And COVID Cases – NPR

New research has found few links between in-person K-12 schooling and COVID-19 case rates. “There is no consistent pattern,” one study author said.

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Students attend the first day of school in the small town of Labastida, Spain, on Sept. 8. A recent study found no link between coronavirus spikes and school reopenings in the country.
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Despite widespread concerns, two new international studies show no consistent relationship between in-person K-12 schooling and the spread of coronavirus. And a third study from the United States shows no elevated risk to childcare workers who stayed on the job.
Combined with anecdotal reports…

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