Marijuana use during pregnancy linked to autism in babies, study says

Marijuana use during pregnancy linked to autism in babies, study says

(CNN)In what they call the largest study ever done, researchers found using marijuana while pregnant may increase the risk that a child will develop autism.”Women who used cannabis during pregnancy were 1.5 times more likely to have a child with autism,” said study author Dr. Darine El-Chaâr, a maternal fetal medicine specialist and clinical investigator…

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Rare coronavirus-linked syndrome affects 11 children in Washington state: officials

Rare coronavirus-linked syndrome affects 11 children in Washington state: officials

Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) has affected almost a dozen kids in Washington state so far this year, according to several reports.Since the start of the pandemic, a total of 11 children in the state have been diagnosed with the rare condition linked to the novel coronavirus, The Seattle Times reported.“These kids feel terrible,” Dr. John McGuire,…

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Alyssa Milano hospitalized due to ‘long hauler’ symptoms of COVID-19 | TheHill

Alyssa Milano hospitalized due to ‘long hauler’ symptoms of COVID-19 | TheHill

Actress Alyssa Milano said Saturday that she was hospitalized for complications due to  COVID-19 in April and that she still had symptoms of the disease months later.“I was acutely sick with Covid-19 in April. I still have many symptoms,” the actor and activist said in a tweet to her 3.7 million followers on Saturday. “I…

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Many couples are putting pregnancy plans on hold because of the pandemic

Many couples are putting pregnancy plans on hold because of the pandemic

Couples delay pregnancy amid pandemic Couples delay pregnancy amid pandemic 11:02 Recently engaged, Tracy Leong, 31, and her fiancé hoped 2020 or 2021 might be the year to start their family. A lifelong New Yorker, she felt sure that with lots of support from her parents, a sister and cousins who still live nearby, she…

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Children and the virus: As schools reopen, much remains unknown about the risk to kids and the peril they pose to others

Children and the virus: As schools reopen, much remains unknown about the risk to kids and the peril they pose to others

Amanda Seghetti, a mom in the area, said her parent Facebook group lit up when the pictures of the seniors were posted. Some people thought the images were cute. Others freaked out. Seghetti was in the latter constituency.“It’s like they think they are immune and are in denial about everything,” Seghetti said.Pictures of packed school…

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Summit County Public Health recommends all schools start remotely this fall

Summit County Public Health recommends all schools start remotely this fall

In addition, the agency says several potential COVID-19 outbreaks have been linked to local sports practices. AKRON, Ohio — Summit County Public Health is “strongly recommending” all K-12 schools begin the upcoming academic year by holding all classes remotely, the agency stated in guidelines released Monday. In making the case for online learning, SCPH cited…

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‘It should have been mandatory from the beginning’: Ireland says people must wear masks in stores to stop COVID-19 — but why did it take so long?

‘It should have been mandatory from the beginning’: Ireland says people must wear masks in stores to stop COVID-19 — but why did it take so long?

DUBLIN — Ireland is a nation of saints, scholars and the status quo.This small island on the northwestern periphery of Europe is ruled by two old foes: the right-of-center Republican Fianna Fáil party and the fellow Christian-democratic Fine Gael, which have been on opposing sides of the political divide since independence in 1922. Under an…

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Yes, your homemade mask is effective; study shows which ones to avoid

Yes, your homemade mask is effective; study shows which ones to avoid

As students return to school and employees head back to the office all with new safety protocols likely including wearing a mask, a new study from Duke University explores which masks are more effective.Spoiler alert: A fitted N95 mask, usually reserved for those in the medical community, performed the best in their test. However, since…

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