SUNDAY, March 29, 2020 -- Less than half of patients with a sports-related mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) recover within two weeks, new research shows.
"This study challenges current perceptions that most people with a sports-related mTBI recover within 10 to 14 days," said lead author Dr. Stephen Kara, from Axis Sports Medicine in Auckland, New Zealand.
SUNDAY, March 29, 2020 -- In an unprecedented move, residents of the tri-state area around New York City -- New York, New Jersey and Connecticut -- are being urged by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to refrain from travel to other states over the next 14 days, to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
Although coronavirus hotspots continue to emerge throughout the country, New York City remains the epicenter of the American epidemic, with many cases reported and area hospitals overwhelmed.
SATURDAY, March 28, 2020 -- Technology can help you maintain social connections if you're staying home during the coronavirus pandemic, an expert says.
"When using technology to stay connected, prioritize keeping deeper, meaningful connections with people," said Stephen Benning, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
SATURDAY, March 28, 2020 -- President Donald Trump signed a $2 trillion economic stimulus package into law on Friday, as U.S. coronavirus cases surged past 100,000 and the death toll passed 1,600.
The unprecedented legislation will send $1,200 to millions of Americans, including those earning up to $75,000, along with $500 per child. It will also give an additional 13 weeks in unemployment aid and a four-month enhancement of jobless benefits, The New York Times reported.
FRIDAY, March 27, 2020 -- The United States passed China as the country with the most coronavirus cases in the world late Thursday, while the U.S. House on Friday approved a $2 trillion stimulus package to bolster America's sagging economy.
The bill now goes to President Donald Trump for his signature.
FRIDAY, March 27, 2020 -- Most legal medical marijuana -- more than 90% -- is stronger than what doctors recommend for chronic pain relief, a new study finds.
"We know that high-potency products should not have a place in the medical realm because of the high risk of developing cannabis-use disorders, which are related to exposure to high THC-content products," said lead author Dr. Alfonso Edgar Romero-Sandoval. He's an associate professor of anesthesiology at Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, N.C.
FRIDAY, March 27, 2020 -- It takes multiple measures of social distancing to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, a study from Singapore concludes.
That finding is based on a computer model of a simulated setting in Singapore. Coronavirus cases are on the rise there, but as of March 23, schools remained open and workplace distancing was only recommended, not national policy.