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Two popular types of face coverings may not adequately prevent the spread of coronavirus, a new study has found.Plastic face shields and masks with exhalation valves can allow the virus to slip past them, according to a visualization described on Tuesday in the journal Physics of Fluids. Read on, and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus. Droplets can slip inThat model showed that face shields—the clear plastic visors that wrap around the face—can block some droplets from a simulated cough, but small droplets can slip around the sides of the visor and spread widely into the surrounding area.And masks with exhalation valves (face coverings with a plastic plug on the front which allows for easier respiration) are similarly faulty—they allow a stream of respiratory droplets to pass through the valve. If those droplets contain coronavirus, they can be infectious.The results "indicate that face shields and masks with exhale valves may not be as effective as regular face masks in restricting the spread of aerosolized droplets," the study's authors wrote. The best face mask is …Knowing which face coverings are most effective, and which ones may provide a potentially false sense of security, is important on a number of fronts. Eight months into the coronavirus pandemic, it's become a truism that wearing a face mask is more protecting others than protecting yourself. Up to 40% of people infected with coronavirus are asymptomatic, and some never develop symptoms. If you're infected and don't know it, going out in public without adequate facial protection could allow you to spread the virus to others via respiratory particles when you exhale, speak, cough or sneeze—particularly to people who are vulnerable to a severe case of COVID-19, such as the elderly and people with pre-existing conditions. As important as it is to protect others, research also shows that wearing a face mask significantly reduces your own risk of contracting coronavirus. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious-disease expert, says that risk reduction sits anywhere between 50% and 80%. RELATED: Everything Dr. Fauci Has Said About CoronavirusAccording to the CDC, the most effective face masks have two or more layers of washable, breathable fabric and fit securely around your entire mouth and nose without gaps. What not to wear (face mask edition)The types of masks that should be avoided, according to this and other recent studies, are: * Masks with exhalation valves. On Aug. 6, the CDC officially advised that masks with vents or valves should not be worn. * Neck gaiters (or neck fleeces), which are worn around the neck and pulled up to wrap loosely around the nose and mouth (kind of like a tube top for your head). An August Duke University study found that this type of mask is actually worse than no mask at all.RELATED: COVID Mistakes You Should Never MakeFace shields may be a good protection option—but only in combination with a face mask. Last month, Fauci said that because coronavirus enters the body through mucous membranes, it might be worthwhile to protect your eyes as well as your nose and mouth. Therefore, wearing goggles or a face shield could protect the eyes from airborne droplets of the virus. But as this study shows, face shields may be inadequate to protect others against your own respiratory droplets. So at this point, plastic face shields are not the best choice for a primary face covering without an accompanying mask. (And the CDC does not yet recommend plastic face shields for routine use.)So do everything you can to prevent getting—and spreading—COVID-19 in the first place: Wear the right mask, get tested if you think you have coronavirus, avoid crowds (and bars, and house parties), practice social distancing, only run essential errands, wash your hands regularly, disinfect frequently touched surfaces, and to get through this pandemic at your healthiest, once again don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus.
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A COVID-19 vaccine could be available earlier than expected if ongoing clinical trials produce overwhelmingly positive results, said Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease official, in an interview Tuesday with KHN. Read on, and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus. Fauci Says If the Vaccine is "Safe and Effective," Trials Could StopAlthough two ongoing clinical trials of 30,000 volunteers are expected to conclude by the end of the year, Fauci said an independent board has the authority to end the trials weeks early if interim results are overwhelmingly positive or negative.The Data and Safety Monitoring Board could say, "'The data is so good right now that you can say it's safe and effective,'" Fauci said. In that case, researchers would have "a moral obligation" to end the trial early and make the active vaccine available to everyone in the study, including those who had been given placebos — and accelerate the process to give the vaccine to millions.Fauci's comments come at a time of growing concern about whether political pressure from the Trump administration could influence federal regulators and scientists overseeing the nation's response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, and erode shaky public confidence in vaccines. Prominent vaccine experts have said they fear Trump is pushing for an early vaccine approval to help win reelection.Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said he trusts the independent members of the DSMB — who are not government employees — to hold vaccines to high standards without being politically influenced. Members of the board are typically experts in vaccine science and biostatistics who teach at major medical schools."If you are making a decision about the vaccine, you'd better be sure you have very good evidence that it is both safe and effective," Fauci said. "I'm not concerned about political pressure."RELATED: COVID Mistakes You Should Never Make The Testing Process is RigorousThe safety board periodically looks at data from a clinical trial to determine if it's ethical to continue enrolling volunteers, who are randomly assigned to receive either an experimental vaccine or a placebo shot. Neither the volunteers nor the health workers who vaccinate them know which shot they're receiving.Manufacturers are now testing three COVID vaccines in large-scale U.S. trials. The first two studies — one led by Moderna and the National Institutes of Health and the other led by Pfizer and BioNTech — began in late July. Each study was designed to enroll 30,000 participants. Company officials have said both trials have enrolled about half that total. AstraZeneca, which has been running large-scale clinical trials in Great Britain, Brazil and South Africa, launched another large-scale vaccine study this week in the U.S., involving 30,000 volunteers. Additional vaccine trials are expected to begin this month.In trials of this size, researchers will know if a vaccine is effective after as few as 150 to 175 infections, said Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in a call with reporters Friday."It may be surprising, but the number of events that need to occur is relatively small," Redfield said.Right now, only the safety board has access to the trial data, said Paul Mango, deputy chief of staff for policy at the Department of Health and Human Services. As for when trial results will be available, "we cannot determine if it will be the middle of October or December."Safety boards set "stopping rules" at the beginning of a study, making their criteria for ending a trial very clear, said Dr. Eric Topol, executive vice president for research at Scripps Research in San Diego and an expert on the use of data in medical research.Although the safety board can recommend stopping a trial, the ultimate decision to halt a study is made by the scientists running the trial, Topol said.A vaccine manufacturer could then apply to the Food and Drug Administration for an emergency use authorization, which can be granted quickly, or continue through the regular drug approval process, which requires more time and evidence.Safety monitors also can stop a trial because of safety concerns, "if it looks like it's actually harming people in the vaccine arm, due to a lot of adverse events," Fauci said.Fauci said people can trust the process, because all the data that outside monitors used to make their decisions would be made public."All of that has to be transparent," Fauci said. "The only time you get concerned is if there is any pressure to terminate the trial before you have enough data on safety and efficacy."RELATED: I'm a Doctor and Here's When You Can Safely Keep Your Mask Off Political Controversy Surrounds VaccinesTopol and other scientists have sharply criticized the FDA in recent weeks, accusing Commissioner Stephen Hahn of bowing to political pressure from the Trump administration, which has pushed the agency to approve COVID treatments faster.Stopping trials early poses a number of risks, such as making a vaccine look more effective than it really is, Topol said."If you stop something early, you can get an exaggerated benefit that isn't real," because less positive evidence only emerges later, Topol said.Stopping the studies early also could prevent researchers from recruiting more minority volunteers. So far, only about 1 in 5 trial participants are Black or Hispanic. Given that Blacks and Hispanics have been hit harder than other groups by the pandemic, Topol said, it's important that they make up a larger part of vaccine trials.Ending vaccine trials early also carries safety risks, said Dr. Paul Offit, a vaccine developer who serves on an NIH advisory panel on COVID vaccines and treatments.A smaller, shorter trial could fail to detect important vaccine side effects, which could become apparent only after millions of people have been immunized, said Offit, director of the Vaccine Education Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.Researchers will continue to follow vaccinated volunteers for a full year to look for long-term side effects, Redfield said.And Fauci acknowledged that cutting a trial short could undermine public confidence in COVID vaccines. One American in three is unwilling to get a COVID vaccine, according to a recent Gallup Poll. As for yourself: Stay healthy during this pandemic, and once again don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus.KHN (Kaiser Health News) is a nonprofit news service covering health issues. It is an editorially independent program of KFF (Kaiser Family Foundation), which is not affiliated with Kaiser Permanente.
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More than two and a half months have passed since the death of Sushant Singh Rajput but his loved ones have not forgotten him till date. On one hand, while CBI is investigating Sushant's death, on the other hand, trends are being run on social media every day. Sushant's former girlfriend Ankita Lokhande is also mourning since the actor's death. These days she is supporting the late actor's family in the fight for justice. Recently Ankita remembered Sushant through a sentimental post.
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Not only is thinking about your lifespan something that isn't top of mind every day, but it's also something you may intentionally avoid thinking about. (We don't blame you; it's a bit of a downer.)Your longevity may be a pretty dismal topic to reflect on regularly, but it's worth your consideration. And we have an extremely easy way for you to significantly influence your life expectancy. No, it doesn't involve keeping track of all the foods that will either shorten or lengthen your lifespan and how they fit into your diet; this tip involves knowing this one drink that is scientifically linked to a longer, healthier life — and then drinking it every day. It's as simple as that. Best of all? That drink is red wine.That's right, consuming red wine every day might just help you live even further into your golden years."You're telling me that drinking alcohol will really help me live longer?" Technically, yes. But it has to be red wine — white or rosé won't do the trick. And that's because red wine is one of the best sources of flavonoids: a group of bioactive antioxidants that have been linked to longevity.A group of researchers examined data from the Nurses Health Study: one of the largest and longest investigations into the risk factors for major chronic diseases. The researchers, who published their findings in the British Journal of Nutrition, found a close link between eating flavonoid-rich foods and a reduced risk of all-cause mortality, compared to those who did not consume these foods in significant quantities. Specifically, the Harvard researchers discovered that red wine had the strongest association with a longer life. (If you don't drink alcohol, there's no need to start. You can also opt for drinking tea every day, as the researchers also found the same link between drinking this antioxidant-rich beverage and reaping the reward of a longer life, albeit not as strong as with red wine.)STAY INFORMED: Sign up for our newsletter to get the latest food news delivered straight to your inbox.You may be familiar with the connection between red wine and health from the life-extending Mediterranean diet. The diet emphasizes a high consumption of vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes, fish, and olive oil and reduced consumption of meat and dairy products. It also features a moderate intake of alcohol in the form of red wine during meals. A comprehensive review of the diet found a significant correlation between it and the benefits of a reduced risk of heart attack, stroke, total mortality, heart failure, and breast cancer along with preventing cognitive decline.So how much red wine should you drink per day to reap the rewards? A study published in the journal Diseases suggests that a moderate intake is between 1 and 2 glasses per day (while also following a healthy diet, like the Mediterranean diet). This amount of red wine can promote improved overall health and prevent chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, cognitive decline, depression, and cancer.Drinking a glass of wine every day won't just help you live longer, it may also keep you mentally sharp into your old age.A 2020 study published in JAMA Network Open tested nearly 20,000 middle-aged participants in three different areas: mental status, word recall, and vocabulary. Researchers split the cohort into two groups: those who never drink and those with low to moderate drinking (eight drinks a week or fewer for women).Participants who drank alcohol displayed better total cognitive function and overall had a significantly slower mental decline over the years compared to those who never drank.Whether it's to cap off a long day or as a treat to sip on during your nightly reality T.V. binges, unwinding with a glass of wine during dinner both lets you indulge while also benefitting your overall health. While red wine has some great side effects, we can't necessarily say the same for other alcoholic beverages. See for yourself What Happens When You Drink Beer Every Night.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is currently investigating actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death case, along with the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB). According to the reports, the CBI is yet to come across any evidence which