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2 types of testing look for COVID-19 infections new and old

WASHINGTON – Testing is critical to controlling the coronavirus and eventually easing restrictions that have halted daily life for most Americans. But there’s been confusion about what kinds of...

DATE: April 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

U.S. lockdowns coincide with rise in poisonings from cleaners

NEW YORK – One toddler became dizzy, fell and hit her head after drinking from a large bottle of hand sanitizer. A woman had a scary coughing and wheezing fit while soaking her produce in a sink...

DATE: April 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Virus forecast model from defense team in Los Alamos draws attention

SANTA FE – A team of national defense scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory that studies contagions with award-winning accuracy has developed its own U.S. forecast for the spread of the...

DATE: April 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Reopening could require thousands more public health workers

SEATTLE – Before stay-at-home orders are lifted, the nation’s public health agencies want to be ready to douse any new sparks of coronavirus infection – a task they say could require tens of...

DATE: April 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Some people turn to herbal medicine to fight virus without proof

NEW DELHI – With no approved drugs for the new coronavirus, some people are turning to alternative medicines, often with governments promoting them. This is most evident in India and China, densely...

DATE: April 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Search for a COVID-19 vaccine heats up in China, U.S.

WASHINGTON – Three potential COVID-19 vaccines are making fast progress in early-stage testing in volunteers in China and the U.S., but it’s still a long road to prove if they’ll really work....

DATE: April 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Nurses weigh their principles versus safety in virus fight

Paramedics rushed another critical COVID-19 patient into the emergency room, and Chicago nurse Cynthia Riemer felt her adrenaline kick in. “Your heart starts racing,” she said. “You’re thinking,...

DATE: April 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Second U.S. study for COVID-19 vaccine uses skin-deep shots

WASHINGTON – U.S. researchers have opened another safety test of an experimental COVID-19 vaccine, this one using a skin-deep shot instead of the usual deeper jab. The pinch should feel like a...

DATE: April 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Virus is mostly mild and rarely fatal for U.S. kids, data show

The first national data on COVID-19 in U.S. children suggest that while the illness usually isn’t severe in kids, some do get sick enough to require hospital treatment. The Centers for Disease...

DATE: April 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

What to know about malaria drug and coronavirus treatment

Some politicians and doctors are sparring over whether to use hydroxychloroquine against the new coronavirus, with many of scientists saying the evidence is too thin to recommend it now. How is it...

DATE: April 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

No COVID-19 testing at home yet but quicker options coming

WASHINGTON – Home testing for the new coronavirus may sound like a good idea, but U.S. regulators say it’s still too risky. They’ve stopped companies that quickly launched home-testing kits until...

DATE: April 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Age is not the only risk for severe coronavirus disease

WASHINGTON – Older people remain most at risk of dying as the new coronavirus continues its rampage around the globe, but they’re far from the only ones vulnerable. One of many mysteries: Men seem...

DATE: March 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

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