Health Wellness

  • U.S. Pushes Forward With Emergency Use of Drug For COVID-19
    2020-05-01 21:27:45 UTC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. regulators on Friday allowed emergency use of an experimental drug that appears to help some coronavirus patients recover faster. It is the first drug shown to help fight COVID-19, which has killed more than 230,000 people worldwide. President Donald Trump announced the news at the White House alongside F...
  • Juliet Was Fighting For Her Life: 'I Died and Came Back'
    2020-05-01 18:27:28 UTC

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) — As her desperately sick daughter was being airlifted to a hospital, Jennifer Daly was thinking about all the parts of life that still lay ahead for her 12-year-old and whether she’d ever experience them: Would she get to fall in love? Would she get the chance to get married and have her own children? Driving a...
  • WHO: No Evidence Recovered COVID-19 Patients Are Immune
    2020-04-26 07:29:48 UTC

    GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday that there was currently “no evidence” that people who have recovered from COVID-19 and have antibodies are protected from a second coronavirus infection. In a scientific brief, the United Nations agency warned governments against issuing “immunity passports” or...
  • COVID-19: Vaccine Receives Approval in Germany
    2020-04-22 19:02:06 UTC

    BERLIN — The German biotech company BioNTech will become the first European business to proceed with clinical trials of a Covid-19 vaccine, after receiving regulatory approval for accelerated testing. The Mainz-based company, which has never produced a market-ready product, has been working on a vaccine since January and has tested...
  • UK Is Significantly UnderReporting Covid-19 Deaths
    2020-04-14 18:32:21 UTC

    LONDON (Reuters) - The United Kingdom’s true death toll from the novel coronavirus far exceeds estimates previously published by the government, according to broader official data that include deaths in the community such as in nursing homes. Even before the new figures, the official British death toll was the fifth-highest globally...
  • Should you wear a mask? Wipe down the groceries?
    2020-04-15 02:01:26 UTC

    Should you wash your hands? Are you going out to get the mail? Should you touch the mailbox? Should you touch the mail? Should you clean the mail? Should you take a walk? Should you wear a mask? What about gloves? What about neighbors — stay six feet away? Ten? Will they approach? What will you do? Will you be standoffish, or lau...
  • Chinese Firm Develops a Vaccine for Coronavirus: 500 Volunteers Needed for Second Phase Trial
    2020-04-29 21:09:12 UTC

    BEIJING — Chinese biopharma firm CanSino Biologics is recruiting 500 volunteers for the second phase of a clinical trial of a vaccine that is the country’s biggest hope for preventing a new coronavirus epidemic. <ul><li data-v-e4bae94c=""><strong><span style="font-size: 14px;">&bull; Tianjin-based CanSino Biologics is recruiting 500...
  • COVID-19: Some Doctors Moving Away From Using Breathing Machines
    2020-04-29 21:06:04 UTC

    NEW YORK (AP) — As health officials around the world push to get more ventilators to treat coronavirus patients, some doctors are moving away from using the breathing machines when they can. The reason: Some hospitals have reported unusually high death rates for coronavirus patients on ventilators, and some doctors worry that the ma...
  • Coronavirus Is Spreading by Seemingly Healthy People
    2020-04-29 21:05:11 UTC

    NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists offered more evidence Wednesday that the coronavirus is spread by seemingly healthy people who show no clear symptoms, and the federal government issued new guidance warning that anyone exposed to the disease can be considered a carrier. A study by researchers in Singapore became the latest to estimate tha...
  • COVID-19: Chinese Scientists Find 'Effective' Antibodies
    2020-04-01 19:31:49 UTC

    BEIJING (Reuters) - A team of Chinese scientists has isolated several antibodies that it says are “extremely effective” at blocking the ability of the new coronavirus to enter cells, which eventually could be helpful in treating or preventing COVID-19. There is currently no proven effective treatment for the disease, which originate...
  • Coronavirus: 33 years old, in great health, found himself in less than a day and a half in intensive care
    2020-03-30 01:51:11 UTC

    <p>ROME (AP) &mdash; Andrea Napoli didn&rsquo;t fit the usual profile of a coronavirus patient.&nbsp;</p><p>At 33, he was in perfect health, with no history of respiratory disease. And he was in top physical shape, thanks to regular workouts, including water polo training.&nbsp;</p><p>Still, Napoli, a lawyer in Rome, developed a cough ...
  • France: Merci, Stay At Home
    2020-03-27 23:12:35 UTC

    PARIS (AP) — Health workers racing to save lives as France contends with one of the world’s worst coronavirus outbreaks have received a huge show of gratitude with the help of the Eiffel Tower. The Paris landmark also had a message for the broader French public: Stay home. Lights spelled out “Merci,” French for ’Thank you,” and...
  • U.S. Is Now Coronavirus Pandemic’s New Epicenter
    2020-03-27 01:37:48 UTC

    New York — The coronavirus outbreak reached a somber milestone in the U.S. on Thursday (March 26) — the nation now has more coronavirus cases than any other country in the world. There are now at least 85,377 cases of the new coronavirus disease, COVID-19, in the United States, according to worldometer, a website that tracks coronav...
  • Coronavirus: Half-Million Infected Worldwide
    2020-03-26 16:49:08 UTC

    The number of coronavirus infections closed in on a half-million worldwide Thursday, with both Italy and the U.S. on track to surpass China, and a record-shattering 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits in a single week in a stark demonstration of the damage to the world’s biggest economy. Health care systems in Eu...
  • The Failure of Coronavirus Testing in America
    2020-03-26 03:50:06 UTC

    <p><strong><span style="font-size: 14px;">&quot;Trace, test and treat&quot; has been the mantra of global health bodies in tackling the spread of Covid-19. But innumerable cases around the country show it is a model the United States has failed to recreate.</span></strong></p><p><img alt="The_failure_of_coronavirus_testing_in_america" ...
  • U.S. Coronavirus Cases Skyrocket to 35,000
    2020-03-23 06:56:01 UTC

    Global-Gathering — The total number of known U.S. cases has climbed past 35,000 in a surge that health officials attributed in large part to an increase in diagnostic testing. More than 460 Americans have died. More than 340,408 people have been infected across the world and 14,573 have died, according to a Worldometers-info tally. ...
  • Coronavirus Cases Top 220,000 Worldwide - 9,000 Dies
    2020-03-18 23:20:08 UTC

    BERLIN (AP) — Desperate travelers choked European border crossings on Wednesday after nations implemented strict controls in an attempt to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, creating traffic jams miles long and slowing the passage of trucks carrying critical supplies. The number of people infected worldwide crested the 220,000 ...
  • World Health Organization Declares Coronavirus Crisis Is Now a Pandemic
    2020-03-11 16:52:06 UTC

    <p>ROME (AP) &mdash; Expressing increasing alarm about mounting infections, the World Health Organization declared Wednesday that the global coronavirus crisis is now a pandemic.</p><p>Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who heads the U.N. agency, said the WHO is &ldquo;deeply concerned by the alarming levels of spread and severity&rdquo; of t...
  • US Broken Health Care System Put Coronavirus Fight at Risk
    2020-03-10 05:42:14 UTC

    <p>LONDON (AP) &mdash; A barber in Beijing is supporting his wife and child by charging food and other expenses to a credit card while he waits for his employer&rsquo;s shop to reopen. A waiter at a barbecue restaurant in Kansas City, Missouri, washes his hands more often and hopes for the best. A parcel delivery driver in Britain worr...
  • Scientists: An Experimental Vaccine Against Coronavirus Might Work
    2020-03-08 20:03:07 UTC

    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) &mdash; A team of scientists jostled for a view of the lab dish, staring impatiently for the first clue that an experimental vaccine against the new <a href="">coronavirus</a> just might work.&nbsp;</p><p>After weeks of round-the-clock research at the <a href="
  • Quarter of Italy’s Population Is Now Under Quarantine
    2020-03-08 05:58:01 UTC

    <p>BEIJING (AP) &mdash; Italy&rsquo;s prime minister announced a sweeping coronavirus quarantine early Sunday, restricting the movements of about a quarter of the country&rsquo;s population in a bid to limit contagions at the epicenter of Europe&rsquo;s outbreak.</p><p>Shortly after midnight, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte signed a decr...
  • Scientists Offer New Hope About Ending Blindness
    2020-03-05 01:07:21 UTC

    Scientists say they have used the gene editing tool CRISPR inside someone&rsquo;s body for the first time, a new frontier for efforts to operate on DNA, the chemical code of life, to treat diseases. A patient recently had it done at the Casey Eye Institute at Oregon Health &amp; Science University in Portland for an inherited form o...
  • Daily Cases of Coronavirus Outside China Climbing
    2020-03-02 18:44:39 UTC

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The coronavirus appeared for the first time in New York, Moscow and Berlin and clusters of the disease surged around the world, even as new cases in China dropped to their lowest level in six weeks Monday and hundreds of patients were released from hospitals at the epicenter of the outbreak. Almost nine tim...
  • Shannen Doherty about fighting breast cancer: ‘It’s not always easy’
    2020-03-01 20:42:09 UTC

    <p>Shannen Doherty shared some inspirational words about her fight with breast cancer in a Saturday night <a data-id="161" data-m='{"i":161,"p":100,"n":"partnerLink","y":24,"o":3}' href="" target="_blank">Instagram post</a>.</p><p>&ldquo;After a year of dealing with cancer co...
  • Iran reports 978 coronavirus cases, death toll jumps to 54
    2020-03-01 13:15:28 UTC

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's health ministry raised on Sunday the nationwide death toll from the new coronavirus to 54 as the number of confirmed infected cases jumped overnight by more than half to 978 people. The ministry's spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said new cases were confirmed in a number of cities, including Mashhad, which is ...