A wedding held at the Big Moose Inn Cabins and Campground in Millinocket, Maine—which violated an order issued by Gov. Janet Mills that limits indoor gatherings to 50 people—had been linked to 147 cases of the novel coronavirus and three related deaths as of Friday, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Illinois, Maine, and Pennsylvania.
Contradicting current medical guidance in the United States and elsewhere, a new literature review published in BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine states that women should not consume any caffeine during pregnancy to avoid miscarriage and other poor pregnancy outcomes—but the meta-analysis has drawn criticism from experts in reproductive health.
As schools reopen, the United States is being forced to reckon with a new "bottleneck" in its coronavirus testing: Few places will test children, making the isolation and contract tracing of infected or exposed children difficult, Sarah Kliff and Margot Sanger-Katz report for the New York Times' "The Upshot."
President Trump during an on-the-record interview with Washington Post associate editor Bob Woodward in March said he was "playing … down" the novel coronavirus's threat in America to avoid "creat[ing] a panic," according to a forthcoming book by Woodward and audio recordings obtained by several news outlets.
As the coronavirus epidemic forces millions of Americans to work from home, health care providers are reporting a surge of patients seeking help for injuries linked to the poor ergonomics of their makeshift workspaces. But there are some "simple and cheap" steps people can take to prevent pain, providers say.