Health

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March 30, 2020 - 4:45 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- A new novel coronavirustest may make diagnosing COVID-19 as easy as the flu. The new point-of-care test, having just received an emergency-use authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), will be able to deliver results in as little as five minutes, according to the...
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ABC News
March 30, 2020 - 4:14 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- The coronavirus outbreak raced through four nursing homes over the weekend, infecting hundreds of residents at senior living facilities and killing at least five people. At a press conference Monday, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan called the outbreak in one senior home north of Baltimore...
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March 30, 2020 - 11:14 am
(NEW YORK) -- Southwest Airlines snapped a photo of 29 health care professionals making their way to New York City to aid overwhelmed medical staff during the novel coronavirus pandemic. The picture shows nurses and doctors holding their hands up in the shape of a heart as the flight prepares for...
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March 30, 2020 - 11:04 am
(LONDON) -- The Mercedes-AMG Formula One team is breaking records again. It took fewer than 100 hours for engineers at Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains and University College London Hospital (UCLH) to produce a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), a type of breathing aid that can...
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March 30, 2020 - 7:37 am
(NEW YORK) -- 3M, the maker of tens of millions of respirator masks to be purchased by the U.S. government for health care workers battling the novel coronavirus, was accused several years ago of knowingly selling defective earplugs to the military in a federal lawsuit settled with the U.S. Justice...
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March 30, 2020 - 7:30 am
(NEW YORK) -- The orders were straightforward and immediate: pick up the supplies, ride through the streets of New York City and make the deliveries. There would be no detours, no diversions. The clock was ticking. On March 21, Ryan Snelson and three other motorcycle riders geared up, divided up...
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The Associated Press
March 30, 2020 - 7:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bracing the nation for a coronavirus death toll that could exceed 100,000 people, President Donald Trump extended restrictive social distancing guidelines through April, bowing to public health experts who presented him with even more dire projections for the expanding coronavirus...
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March 30, 2020 - 6:42 am
(NEW YORK) -- A 28-year-old who said she and her boyfriend tested positive for the novel coronavirus is speaking out in hopes to remind the public that young, healthy adults are still at risk. Noemi Orofino and her boyfriend Julian, 31, are now in recovery after fighting the COVID-19 virus, the new...
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March 29, 2020 - 8:51 am
(NEW YORK ) -- Despite repeated warnings from health experts about the risk of social interaction over novel coronavirus, governors in at least three states have exempted houses of worship from statewide bans on mass gatherings, and this weekend will offer a first test to see if any congregations...
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March 29, 2020 - 8:33 am
(NEW YORK) -- As health care providers across the nation continuing testing for the novel coronavirus, many medical supplies are in high demand and short supply. In particular, there's a dire shortage of nasal swabs used for testing. A team at Northwell Health in New Hyde Park, New York, might have...
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