Health

LucaLorenzelli/iStock
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...
Read More
BartekSzewczyk/iStock
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...
Read More
BlackJack3D/iStock
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...
Read More
lyosha_nazarenko/iStock
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...
Read More
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...
Read More
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...
Read More
narviikk/iStock
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...
Read More
Courtesy Dr. Susan Ryan
March 26, 2020 - 4:22 pm
(DENVER) -- When hospital workers face the untold stress of an unprecedented health care challenge this furry friend is sharing puppy love to help ease their burden. Wynn is a service dog in training that’s delivering mental health breathers at Rose Medical Center in Denver. Emergency room staffers...
Read More
Mladen Sladojevic/iStock
March 26, 2020 - 3:27 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Officials are working out final details in plans to begin clinical trials next week for a malaria drug combination that appears to hold some promise for confronting the coronavirus pandemic. New York state Health Department officials are making arrangements to determine what patients...
Read More
Charday Penn/iStock
March 26, 2020 - 2:56 pm
(NEW YORK) -- With a limited supply of COVID-19 tests in the United States, people with mild symptoms are less likely to be tested, leaving many in the dark as to whether cold-like symptoms two weeks ago were just the sniffles or a mild case of novel coronavirus. But that could soon change...
Read More

Pages