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Children's hospitals ask feds for more money amid 'catastrophic loss' due to coronavirus
jewhyte/iStock By OLIVIA RUBIN, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The leaders of over 75 children's hospitals across the country on Monday asked the federal government for more funding to help sustain their operations and offset the "catastrophic loss" they have faced during the coronavirus pandemic. "To sustain this critical infrastructure for our nation’s children, we ask you to release a further immediate tranche of funding that includes relief for our children’s hospitals," the letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said. "Our losses continue to grow and our ability to contain the damage to children’s programs decreases with every...
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Could dogs help detect COVID-19 in humans?
Leon Neal/Getty Images By DRAGANA JOVANOVIC, ABC News(LONDON) -- Dogs have a remarkable sense of smell and scientists are studying whether our canine friends could help identify people infected with the novel coronavirus.Medical Detection Dogs, a British charity, has already succeeded in training dogs to detect the odor of malaria, cancer and Parkinson's disease. Now it's training dogs to spot the odor of COVID-19.The hope is that these dogs can reliably identify the presence of coronavirus. If successful, these sniffer dogs could be deployed at airports across the globe.The researchers say they are confident that every disease carries a distinct...
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Does COVID-19 cause delirium? Doctors race to understand its impact on the brain
Ildar Imashev/iStock By DR. L. NEDDA DASTMALCHI and IMRAN ALI, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- As we continue to learn about the novel coronavirus, it's become clear that its effects on the body extend well beyond the lungs. Now, doctors are racing to understand one of its most disturbing targets: the brain.Doctors across the globe are reporting that their patients with severe cases of COVID-19 are left confused, sometimes delirious or exhibiting signs of an altered mental state.Though the cause remains a mystery, doctors on the front lines are sounding the alarm, noting that many of these patients follow an eerily...
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