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Coronavirus outbreak detected at Waldo County church – Portland Press Herald – Press Herald

Brooks Pentecostal Church in Brooks, Maine has at least 17 cases of COVID-19, the Maine CDC said Saturday night.

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The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention has found a coronavirus outbreak at a Waldo County church, possibly linked to a “fellowship rally” that the congregation held between Oct. 2 and Oct. 4.
Brooks Pentecostal Church, in Brooks, Maine, has at least 17 cases of COVID-19 among its worshippers, the health agency said Saturday night.
Contact tracing is underway, and the Maine CDC asked potential contacts of infected people to cooperate.
“Close contacts can help limit potential sprea…

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Fauci says if people won’t wear masks, maybe it should be mandated – Axios

“We’re not uniformly doing [measures that work] and that’s one of the reasons we’re seeing surges.”

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NIAID director Anthony Fauci told CNN on Friday evening that if “people are not wearing masks, then maybe we should be mandating it.”
Why it matters: Fauci made the comments the same day the U.S. hit its highest daily COVID-19 case count since the pandemic began.
What he’s saying: The infectious disease expert said in September that a national mask mandate “probably would not work,” citing difficulties with enforcement.
He again noted to CNN on Friday that “there’s going to be a difficulty enforcing…

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CDC: 7 out of 10 cases of listeria outbreak linked to deli meats are from Mass. – Boston 25 News

The CDC says 7 out of 10 cases of listeria outbreak linked to deli meats are from Massachusetts.

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BOSTON — A listeria outbreak linked to deli meats is affecting Massachusetts.
Everyone who became ill has gone to the hospital, and one person in Florida has died.
According to the CDC, all 10 individuals reported eating Italian-style deli meats such as salami, mortadella and prosciutto–both pre-packaged and sliced at the deli counter.
A specific type of deli meat and common supplier have not yet been identified.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available….

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Light box therapy: How to combat seasonal depression with the power of light – Insider – INSIDER

Light therapy uses a very bright device to help regulate serotonin and melatonin levels in the body to combat symptoms of seasonal affective disorder.

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Light therapy is considered a first-line treatment for seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a type of depression that occurs during the fall and winter. Here’s more about this treatment and how to use it effectively.
What is seasonal affective disorder (SAD)?
About 4%-6% of American adults have SAD, which comes on in the fall and winter, and usually abates in the spring and summer. Research has linked SAD to changes in the amount of daylight and found that it’s more common in areas that are far from…

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