Health

Gabriela Arevalo
July 11, 2020 - 10:35 am
A study with over 17 million participants found which factors make people more likely to die if infected with the coronavirus. The study out of Oxford reveals that certain traits can raise the risk of death for COVID-19 patients. Find out more here.
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July 11, 2020 - 9:35 am
By HALLEY FREGER, ALLISON PECORIN, and MATTHEW MOSK, ABC NEWS (AUSTIN) -- The senior citizens who populate Texas nursing homes were not jammed into bars or packed onto beaches on Memorial Day, but officials there now fear that coronavirus that began spreading among younger people over the past...
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Tarrah Gibbons
July 11, 2020 - 9:00 am
The coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on everyone. A study shows that broken heart syndrome is more common since the coronavirus pandemic began.
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Tarrah Gibbons
July 11, 2020 - 8:00 am
While the coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt daily life, people are thinking of ways to stay in shape. Are outdoor fitness classes safe?
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FILE - In this April 14, 2020, file photo FDNY firefighters gather to applaud medical workers as attending physician Mollie Williams, left, wears personal protective equipment due to COVID-19 concerns outside Brooklyn Hospital Center in New York. Essential workers are lauded for their service and hailed as everyday heroes. But in most states nurses, first responders and frontline workers who get COVID-19 on the job have no guarantee they'll qualify for workers' comp to cover lost wages and medical care. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
The Associated Press
July 11, 2020 - 6:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lauded for their service and hailed as everyday heroes, essential workers who get the coronavirus on the job have no guarantee in most states they'll qualify for workers' compensation to cover lost wages and medical care. Fewer than one-third of the states have enacted policies...
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July 10, 2020 - 10:32 am
By ANASTASIA ELYSE WILLIAMS, KATIE KINDELAN and KATE HODGSON, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- The death of a 26-year-old Black woman during an emergency C-section is putting a spotlight on the disparities women of color face during childbirth, and leading to calls for change. Sha-asia Washington died...
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July 10, 2020 - 7:59 am
By DR. SABINA BERA, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- While the Trump administration is urging schools to open in the fall, many parents remain concerned about the safety of their children. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, is going back to school safe? The American Academy of Pediatrics has some answers. The...
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July 10, 2020 - 7:48 am
By SOO RIN KIM, OLIVIA RUBIN and ALI DUKAKIS, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- As coronavirus cases surge in much of the country, issues with testing availability and access have once again arisen in nearly every aspect of the testing supply chain, local officials and hospital leaders in several states told...
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July 10, 2020 - 6:29 am
By DR. SABINA BERA, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Novavax, a vaccine development company, was recently awarded over $1.6 billion by the United States government to support commercial-scale manufacturing of their potential coronavirus vaccine. According to Stanley Erck, CEO of Novavax, the company was...
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July 10, 2020 - 5:26 am
By DR. SHANTUM MISRA, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- As cases of coronavirus continue to skyrocket around the country, new details are emerging from New York City -- once the epicenter of the domestic pandemic. A recent study suggests that in some communities in the city, over 60% of residents tested...
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