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    1. Lockdown Got You Feeling Low? Yoga May Help

      Lockdown Got You Feeling Low? Yoga May Help

      New research says people under stay-at-home orders turning to online yoga as a way to manage the stress may be onto something.

      Many people under stay-at-home orders have turned to online yoga as a way to manage the stress. And a new research review suggests they're onto something.

      The review, of 19 clinical trials, focused on the benefits of yoga for people with clinical mental health conditions ranging from anxiety disorders to alcohol dependence to schizophrenia. Overall, it found yoga classes helped ease those patients' depression symptoms.

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    2. Life After COVID-19: The Road To Recovery

      Life After COVID-19: The Road To Recovery

      Doctors are just starting to learn what recovery from COVID looks like and whether it will cause long-term damage to its survivors – both physically and mentally.

      The symptoms came suddenly but took a long time to leave.

      Akhink Omer, 31, still remembers the exact date: March 9. One day she felt perfectly fine, and the next she was hit with feverdiarrheafatiguecoughing fits, severe body aches and “the worst headache of my life for the first few days.”

      At that time, there were only two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in her home state of Tennessee.

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    3. Why Germany Has Fewer COVID Deaths Than Neighbors

      Why Germany Has Fewer COVID Deaths Than Neighbors

      Early, widespread testing could be the reason why Germany has much lower rates of coronavirus deaths than neighboring countries, experts say.

      As of Wednesday, Germany had more than 71,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, and 775 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University data, the Associated Press reported.

      In contrast, Italy has reported almost 106,000 infections and more than 12,400 deaths, Spain has more than 102,000 cases with over 9,000 deaths, France has four times as many deaths as Germany and Britain has twice as many, even though both countries have fewer reported infections.

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    4. COVID-19 Likely Worse for Vapers, Smokers

      COVID-19 Likely Worse for Vapers, Smokers

      Smokers and vapers who get COVID-19 can probably expect a more severe infection, health experts warn.

      Many advisories have focused on the risk facing older people, those with chronic conditions such as diabetes, and people with compromised immune systems, such as cancer patients. But doctors also caution that users of electronic cigarettes and tobacco are more in danger from the new coronavirus than the average healthy person.

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    5. How to Keep Housebound Kids Busy During a Pandemic

      How to Keep Housebound Kids Busy During a Pandemic

      If you and the kids are staying home to avoid the coronavirus, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) offers this advice to help you make the best of the situation.

      Make a plan. Talk to your children about daily structure, dealing with stress, and when you'll take breaks from remote work and schoolwork.

      Ask teachers about online and offline educational activities for your kids. School districts may be able to help connect low-income families to free Wi-Fi or devices.

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    6. Medicare Expands Telemedicine During Pandemic

      Medicare Expands Telemedicine During Pandemic

      Medicare is expanding coverage for telemedicine nationwide so that millions of American seniors can get health care at home and avoid the coronavirus, officials said Tuesday.

      Seniors and people with underlying health problems such as lung conditions, diabetes or heart problems have a greater risk of serious illness from the coronavirus, the Associated Press reported.

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    7. Self-Distancing Vital Tactic in Coronavirus Fight

      Self-Distancing Vital Tactic in Coronavirus Fight

      From one recent corporate conference in Boston, where 175 people gathered, for instance, the new coronavirus spread to more than 100 people.

      Although not every gathering will be so contagious, it’s impossible to know ahead of time who is going to be coughing or sneezing, and remember: You don’t have to have symptoms to be infected and contagious.

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    8. Coronavirus' Top Targets: Men, Seniors, Smokers

      Coronavirus' Top Targets: Men, Seniors, Smokers

      Viruses can strike one group more severely than another. The 1918 flu, which claimed 50 million lives worldwide, particularly affected young adults. The Zika outbreak that raged through Brazil in 2015-2016 had an especially devastating effect on pregnant women, attacking the brains of the fetuses they carried.

      COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus that originated in China, appears to get more dangerous with age, says Michael Mina, MD, PhD, an assistant professor of epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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      Mentions: Brazil China
    9. Untreated Sleep Apnea Puts Your Heart at High Risk

      Untreated Sleep Apnea Puts Your Heart at High Risk

      Nearly 30 million Americans have a chronic health problem that more than doubles their risk of death due to heart disease.

      The culprit is obstructive sleep apnea, a disease in which the upper airway collapses during sleep, according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).

      The AASM points to several major warning signs and risk factors for sleep apnea: snoring, choking or gasping, fatigue, obesity and high blood pressure.

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    10. Yoga May Bring a Brain Boost, Review Shows

      Yoga May Bring a Brain Boost, Review Shows

       Looking for a way to improve your memory, gain control over your emotions, and boost your ability to multitask?

      A new brain scan study may be just the incentive you need to put yoga at the top of your New Years' to-do list.

      The review of 11 published studies found a link between yoga's movements, meditation and breathing practices and an increase in the size of key brain areas. Those areas are involved in thinking clearly, decision-making, memory and regulating emotions.

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