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Jump in number of new COVID-19 cases in Pierce County stirs concern – KOMO News

Pierce County officials are concerned about a disturbing trend in which the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases are growing, spurring concern that the county may have move to tighter restrictions. The state gave the OK for the county to advance to phase 2 a co…

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431 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Massachusetts, 8 additional deaths – WCVB Boston

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has released the latest COVID-19 case numbers for the state.

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BOSTON —The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported an additional 431 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the statewide total to 124,570.
There were 22,217 molecular tests conducted, with a 1.94% daily positive rate.
State health officials also confirmed 8 new COVID-19-related deaths across Massachusetts, bringing the state’s confirmed coronavirus death toll to 9,059.
About 3.26 million molecular tests for COVID-19 have now been administered in the state to more than 2…

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How to recognize the symptoms of orthorexia and get the help you need – Insider – INSIDER

Orthorexia is a type of eating disorder that causes someone to have an unhealthy obsession with healthy eating.

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Orthorexia is an eating disorder that is characterized as an unhealthy obsession with healthy eating. 
It often involves restricting certain food groups and over emphasizes “clean eating” to a point where it interferes with quality of life. 
It is difficult to estimate how many people have orthorexia as there is currently no formal diagnostic criteria. 
Here is what you need to know about orthorexia from common symptoms to how it’s treated. 
What is orthorexia? 
People develop orthorexia wh…

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T cell shortage linked to severe COVID-19 in elderly; antiseptic spray may limit virus spread – Yahoo News

A lower supply of a certain type of immune cell in older people that is critical to fighting foreign invaders may help explain their vulnerability to severe …

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By Nancy Lapid
(Reuters) – The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus.
Shortage of ‘naive’ T cells raises COVID-19 risk in elderly
A lower supply of a certain type of immune cell in older people that is critical to fighting foreign invaders may help explain their vulnerability to severe COVID-19, scientists say. When germs enter the body, the initial “inn…

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