Category: Health News

Shorter COVID Quarantine for College Athletes a Good Idea, Study Finds – Consumer Health News

FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) — After SARS-CoV-2 exposure, a 14-day quarantine is standard among university athletes. But shorter quarantines for these athletes, along with mid-quarantine testing, may improve their compliance without increasing the risk that they’ll infect others, a new study suggests.

Researchers analyzed data from 620 U.S. college athletes who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 while in quarantine after exposure to the virus.

Nearly half (49%) tested positive by the second day of quarantine, and 73% did by day 5.

The rate of positive tests declined over the quarantine period.

Among athletes who were still negative at day

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CDC Documents Spike in Coronavirus Cases Among Young Adults | Health News

Research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released on Tuesday found that coronavirus infections among young adults jumped from August to September, with the agency concluding that some of the increase was likely due to colleges and universities resuming in-person classes.

From Aug. 2 to Sept. 5, weekly coronavirus cases among people aged 18-22 years increased 55%, according to the study, which analyzed data on probable and confirmed cases from health departments across the country. The largest increases came from the Northeast and Midwest.

Because about 45% of young adults in that age bracket attend colleges and

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See the Average College Tuition in 2020-2021 | Paying for College

The average college tuition cost has dropped in the 2020-2021 academic year over the prior year across both public and private schools, U.S. News data shows.

A college’s sticker price is the amount advertised as the full rate for tuition and fees before financial need, scholarships and other aid are factored in. Net price is the amount that a family pays after aid and scholarships – usually offsetting the sticker price shock.

Unlike in recent years, the trend of year-over-year tuition hikes has reversed. The average tuition and fees at private ranked colleges has fallen by about 5%, according to

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Increased anxiety and depression top college students’ concerns in coronavirus survey

Before the coronavirus outbreak shuttered colleges, Crystal Hammond worked three paid internships and did her homework on campus or at local coffee shops. School offered her the security and opportunity to focus on her future, she said.

Now, the second-year political science student at Los Angeles City College is worried about whether her internships will continue. She uses her mobile hot spot as a Wi-Fi source. She is overhearing more disturbing domestic disputes and arguments in her apartment building in the Westlake district west of downtown. All of the abrupt changes in her life and her community have hurt her

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A National Mental Health Crisis

Each year, the American Psychological Association (APA) surveys people across the United States about stress: its sources; its intensity; and how people are responding to stressors, both mentally and physically. Since 2007, when the Stress in AmericaTM survey was first conducted by the Harris Poll on behalf of APA, we have seen various external factors negatively affect stress levels, from economic downturns to the impact of racism to political conflict.

Our 2020 survey is different. It reveals that Americans have been profoundly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and that the external factors Americans have listed in previous years as

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