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FDA Approves First COVID-19 Drug: Antiviral Remdesivir

FDA Approves First COVID-19 Drug: Antiviral Remdesivir

Oct 23, 2020

The drug, which California-based Gilead Sciences Inc. is calling Veklury, cut the time to recovery by five days in a large study led by the U.S. National Institutes of Health.

Hospitals are Full But Some Parts of Idaho Refuse Mask Rules

Hospitals are Full But Some Parts of Idaho Refuse Mask Rules

By Rebecca Boone | Oct 23, 2020

Moments after hearing an Idaho hospital was overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients and looking at sending people as far away as Seattle for care, members of a regional health department board voted Thursday to repeal a local mask mandate.

Bridging the Miles: Teledentistry Makes Some Dentists Wince

Bridging the Miles: Teledentistry Makes Some Dentists Wince

By Eric Berger | Oct 22, 2020

Some dentists smile about its promise, seeing it as a way to become more efficient while others see it as lesser-quality care that's cheaper for dental professionals to provide, allowing them to make more money.

Biden's Big Health Agenda Won't Be Easy to Achieve

Biden's Big Health Agenda Won't Be Easy to Achieve

By Julie Rovner | Oct 22, 2020

If Joe Biden wins the presidency in November, health is likely to play a high-profile role in his agenda. Just probably not in the way he or anyone else might have predicted.

The Impacts of Unconscious Bias in Health Care

The Impacts of Unconscious Bias in Health Care

By April Dembosky, KQED | Oct 22, 2020

"As women of color, you get questioned a lot about your emotions and the truth of your physical state. You get called an exaggerator a lot throughout the course of your life," says Karla Monterroso.

Do You Need to Wear a Mask if You're 6 Feet Away From Others?

Do You Need to Wear a Mask if You're 6 Feet Away From Others?

Oct 22, 2020

Health experts recommend wearing masks in public and keeping your distance from others in most cases, but whether you should do both could depend on the situation.

Older COVID Patients Battle 'Brain Fog,' Weakness and Emotional Turmoil

Older COVID Patients Battle 'Brain Fog,' Weakness and Emotional Turmoil

By Judith Graham | Oct 22, 2020

"Many older patients are having trouble organizing themselves and planning what they need to do to get through the day," said Dr. Zijian Chen. "They're reporting that they've become more and more forgetful."

CDC Redefines 'Close Contact'

CDC Redefines 'Close Contact'

Oct 21, 2020

U.S. health officials Wednesday redefined what counts as close contact with someone with COVID-19 to include briefer but repeated encounters.

Worsening Opioid Crisis Overshadowed in Presidential Race

Worsening Opioid Crisis Overshadowed in Presidential Race

Oct 21, 2020

"I just think that Trump doesn't understand addiction," said Diane Urban, 53, a Republican from Delphos, Ohio, who voted for the president in 2016 and whose son died from an overdose in 2019.

What Are the Current Treatment Options for COVID-19?

What Are the Current Treatment Options for COVID-19?

Oct 20, 2020

There are several, and which one is best depends on how sick someone is.

Jeff Bridges Says He has Lymphoma, Cites Good Prognosis

Jeff Bridges Says He has Lymphoma, Cites Good Prognosis

Oct 20, 2020

Jeff Bridges says he is being treated for lymphoma and his prognosis is good.

World Struggles as Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Pass 40 Million

World Struggles as Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Pass 40 Million

By Maria Cheng | Oct 19, 2020

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the planet has surpassed 40 million, but experts say that is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the true impact of the pandemic that has upended life and work around the world.

Majority of Voters Tilt Toward Biden as Health Issues Weigh Heavily

Majority of Voters Tilt Toward Biden as Health Issues Weigh Heavily

By Emmarie Huetteman | Oct 18, 2020

At least half of voters prefer former Vice President Joe Biden's approach to health care over President Donald Trump's, suggesting voter concern about lowering costs and managing the pandemic could sway the outcome of this election, a new poll shows.

How Harmony CBD Transformed a Life-Threatening Diagnosis

How Harmony CBD Transformed a Life-Threatening Diagnosis

SPONSORED CONTENT | Oct 17, 2020

With her daughter's life at stake, Janel Ralph researched and launched a vertical CBD company to minimize the effects of a rare brain disease. Now, Harmony CBD is helping customers of all kinds.

Does the Flu Vaccine Affect Your Chances of Getting COVID-19?

Does the Flu Vaccine Affect Your Chances of Getting COVID-19?

Oct 16, 2020

The flu vaccine protects you from seasonal influenza, not the coronavirus — but avoiding the flu is especially important this year.

Europe, US Reel as Virus Infections Surge at Record Pace

Europe, US Reel as Virus Infections Surge at Record Pace

By David Crary, Carla K. Johnson, Geir Moulson | Oct 15, 2020

Coronavirus cases around the world have climbed to all-time highs of more than 330,000 per day as the scourge comes storming back across Europe and spreads with renewed speed in the U.S.

Robotic Vaginectomy to be Offered in US for the First Time

Robotic Vaginectomy to be Offered in US for the First Time

Oct 15, 2020

Dr. Sherman Leis, founder of The Philadelphia Center for Transgender Surgery, has announced a new robotic vaginectomy procedure developed for transmasculine patients.

US Wildfire Smoke Exposes Millions to Hazardous Pollution

US Wildfire Smoke Exposes Millions to Hazardous Pollution

By Matthew Brown, Camille Fassett | Oct 15, 2020

Smoke at concentrations that topped the government's charts for health risks and lasted at least a day enshrouded counties inhabited by more than 8 million people across five states in recent weeks.

Sleepless Nights, Hair Loss and Cracked Teeth: Pandemic Stress Takes Its Toll

Sleepless Nights, Hair Loss and Cracked Teeth: Pandemic Stress Takes Its Toll

By Aneri Pattani | Oct 15, 2020

It turns out there's a common thread among many of these conditions, one that has been months in the making: chronic stress.

Making Money Off Masks, COVID-Spawned Chain Store Aims to Become Obsolete

Making Money Off Masks, COVID-Spawned Chain Store Aims to Become Obsolete

By Markian Hawryluk | Oct 14, 2020

The store is called COVID-19 Essentials. And it may well be the country's first retail chain dedicated solely to an infectious disease.

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