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That New Fee on Your Dental Bill? Blame the VirusAs dental offices continue opening up during the pandemic, patients are starting to book appointments for much-needed cleanings and surgeries. But many are being informed of a new fee that has some rankled: an "infection control fee" to cover the costs of the personal protective equipment that dental staff now...
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A visitor looks at Pablo Picasso's painting 'Guernica' as the Reina Sofia museum reopeed to the public in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, June 6, 2020. Madrid's Museo del Prado opened its doors on Saturday for 1,800 visitors, after its closing during the coronavirus pandemic. The visitors were required to wear face masks and have their temperature taken before taking in what the museum called its "most iconic works". (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
The Latest: Madrid's art museums reopen, but with rulesMasterpieces by Velázquez, Goya, and Picasso have gone back on show with the reopening of the most important art museums in Spain’s capital, Madrid, after almost three months closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic
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8 more die in Mexico from methanol-tainted liquorAt least eight more people in Mexico have died from drinking alcohol adulterated with methanol, after about a hundred perished in April and May from the same cause
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Mexico alleges some doctors sold false death certificatesMexico City officials say prosecutors are investigating several doctors who allegedly issued false death certificates for people who may have died of the coronavirus
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Study: Black Americans most interested in COVID-19 newsA survey says black Americans are following news about the coronavirus much more closely than whites
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New Risk Factor for COVID-19: Baldness?Research already has suggested that men face a greater risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19. Now, scientists say male pattern baldness might actually be a risk factor, reports the Telegraph . "We really think that baldness is a perfect predictor of severity," says Brown University's Carlos Wambier, lead author...
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FILE - In this Friday, March 20, 2020 file photo, passengers wearing face masks travel on a Piccadilly Line underground train in London. The World Health Organization on Friday June 5, 2020, broadened its recommendations for the use of masks during the coronavirus pandemic and is now advising that in areas where the virus is spreading, people should wear fabric masks when social distancing is not possible, such as on public transport and in shops. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
UN health agency: Wear mask if you can't keep your distanceThe World Health Organization is broadening its recommendations for the use of masks during the coronavirus pandemic
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FILE - This Monday, April 6, 2020 file photo shows an arrangement of hydroxychloroquine pills in Las Vegas. On Friday, June 5, 2020, leaders of a large study in the United Kingdom that is rigorously testing the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and other medicines for hospitalized COVID-19 patients say they will stop putting people on the drug because it’s clear it isn’t helping. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Malaria drug didn't help virus patients, big UK study findsLeaders of a large study in the United Kingdom that is rigorously testing the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and other medicines for hospitalized COVID-19 patients say they will stop putting people on the drug because it’s clear it isn’t helping
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Pedestrians wear masks as they walk near Charing Cross Station in London, Friday, June 5, 2020. It will become compulsory to wear face coverings whilst using public transport in England from Monday June 15. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
UK's official virus-related death toll surpasses 40,000 The U.K. became the second country to officially record more than 40,000 coronavirus-related deaths as more than 100 scientists wrote to the British government to urge it to reconsider its easing of lockdown restrictions
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Street vendors push their fruit for sale outside Roberto Clemente baseball stadium in Masaya, Nicaragua, Thursday, May 28, 2020. As the new coronavirus spread and economies shut across Latin America, Nicaragua stayed open _ schools, stores, concert halls, and baseball stadiums, all operating uninterrupted on orders of a government that denied the gravity of the disease.   (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)
A death in Nicaraguan baseball puts pandemic in public eyeThe death of 58-year-old Nicaraguan baseball coach Carlos Aranda _ himself the son of a former star of Nicaragua’s national team _ shook Nicaragua, a place where baseball is the national pastime and the government has tried to obscure the novel coronavirus’ toll
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A Second Major COVID Study Is RetractedFirst, the esteemed Lancet medical journal retracted a major study on Thursday about hydroxychloroquine. Then, the New England Journal of Medicine did the same with another big study related to COVID-19 and blood pressure drugs. Both retractions have a common denominator: They relied on data supplied by a US analytics...
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A man walks past Marco's Pizza, which is now hiring, Friday, June 5, 2020, in Euclid, Ohio. U.S. unemployment dropped unexpectedly in May to 13.3% as reopened businesses began recalling millions of workers faster than economists had predicted, triggering a rally Friday on Wall Street. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
US unemployment drops unexpectedly to 13.3% amid outbreakThe U.S. unemployment rate fell unexpectedly in May to 13.3% — still on par with what the nation witnessed during the Great Depression — as states loosened their coronavirus lockdowns and businesses began recalling workers
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