Health

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March 27, 2020 - 11:08 am
(NEW YORK) -- As more people across the United States test positive for the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, it's important to know what to do if you think you have the virus. If you develop mild flu-like symptoms, call your doctor or your local health department and mention why you think you may...
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March 27, 2020 - 5:56 am
(NEW YORK) -- Even with businesses closed, travel restricted and shelter-in-place orders issued around the world, many still wonder if such extremes are needed to battle the novel coronavirus. Some people, including the president of the United States, have said COVID-19 isn't too different from the...
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March 27, 2020 - 5:46 am
(NEW YORK) -- Early in the novel coronavirus pandemic, encouraging data suggested that infants born to mothers with COVID-19 did not acquire the virus before birth, a process called vertical transmission. However, three new reports released in The Journal of the American Medical Association...
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March 27, 2020 - 5:39 am
(NEW YORK) -- After spending time apart social distancing, and witnessing the devastation caused by the coronavirus crisis, many may also just miss simple social interactions. Whether it's going for a cup of coffee, taking a stroll and sparking up conversations with a friendly dog owner or enjoying...
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March 27, 2020 - 5:37 am
(NEW YORK) -- If drugs can be famous, chloroquine is as close as it comes. Chloroquine, and its derivative hydroxychloroquine, were touted by President Donald Trump as potential “game changers” when combined with azithromycin, and were elevated to stardom practically overnight. Previously approved...
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March 27, 2020 - 5:36 am
(NEW YORK) -- Conspiracy theories claiming COVID-19 was engineered in a lab as part of a biological attack on the United States have been gaining traction online in recent weeks, but a new study on the origins of the virus has concluded that the pandemic-causing strain developed naturally. An...
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March 27, 2020 - 5:36 am
(NEW YORK) -- Anticipating ongoing shortages of ventilator machines as the coronavirus continues to spread across the country, states and hospitals are preparing to convert anesthesia machines for use on COVID-19 patients in need of breathing assistance. The effort to utilize anesthesia gas...
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March 27, 2020 - 5:34 am
(NEW YORK) -- Had she been asked several months ago, before the coronavirus pandemic began to disproportionately kill people over the age of 60 like her sister, Janet Lane might have shrugged it off. But while in a supermarket this week, the Maryland woman found the question cringeworthy. An...
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March 27, 2020 - 5:34 am
(NEW YORK) -- A nurse who is pregnant during the novel coronavirus outbreak is sharing important facts for other expectant mothers who may be on-edge during these unprecedented times. Heather Hodnicki of Hamilton, New Jersey, is 26 weeks along. The mom of one recently shared a PSA with her 20,000...
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March 26, 2020 - 6:50 pm
(NEW YORK) -- As COVID-19 continues to spread, health experts say that efficient testing will be one of the keys to containing the coronavirus. Companies are now scrambling to come up with new, rapid tests -- among them a company called Coris BioConcept, which recently announced a test that can...
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