NIH chief worried vaccine “skepticism” might cause some to skip coronavirus vaccine

The director of the National Institutes of Health said Thursday he’s concerned that vaccine “skepticism” could hinder the effort to immunize the country against Covid-19. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Health Section SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request … Read more…

Lancet retracts major Covid-19 paper that raised safety concerns about malaria drugs

The Lancet, one of the world’s top medical journals, on Thursday retracted an influential study that raised alarms about the safety of the experimental Covid-19 treatments chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine amid scrutiny of the data underlying the paper. Health and Science … Read more…

Lancet retracts major Covid-19 paper that raised safety concerns about malaria drugs

The Lancet, one of the world’s top medical journals, on Thursday retracted an influential study that raised alarms about the safety of the experimental Covid-19 treatments chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine amid scrutiny of the data underlying the paper. Health and Science … Read more…

Hydroxychloroquine doesn’t prevent coronavirus infection, study with more than 800 people finds

Hydroxychloroquine, the drug backed by President Donald Trump to combat Covid-19, is no better than a placebo in preventing infection of the coronavirus, according to a new study. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request … Read more…

Ethnic minorities are up to 50% more likely to die from coronavirus than white people, UK report finds

People from the UK’s ethnic minority communities are up to 50% more likely to die with coronavirus than their white British peers, a government review has found. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Health Section SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today … Read more…

Op-ed: The charts show global stocks could retest their March lows later this year

The late May bull breakouts now heightens the prospects for global stock averages to push back toward significant retracement. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up … Read more…

As protests sweep nation, research finds social distancing most effective at slowing coronavirus spread

The findings come amid a national urge to congregate, which may lead to a spike in COVID-19 cases. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to … Read more…

Minnesota National Guard says it will test all of its deployed members for coronavirus after one tests positive amid George Floyd protests

The news comes as epidemiologists and public health specialists worry the mass protests, which have engulfed the nation, could allow the coronavirus to take off again in the U.S. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to … Read more…

Dr. Anthony Fauci says there’s a chance coronavirus vaccine may not provide immunity for very long

If Covid-19 acts like other coronaviruses, “it likely isn’t going to be a long duration of immunity,” Dr. Fauci warns. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save … Read more…

Register for the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s Draft Report Meeting

Registration is now open for the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s Draft Report Meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, June 17, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. EDT via webcast. The meeting will include updates on the Committee’s draft conclusion statements posted online, and … Read more…

Register for the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s Draft Report Meeting

Registration is now open for the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s Draft Report Meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, June 17, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. EDT via webcast. The meeting will include updates on the Committee’s draft conclusion statements posted online, and … Read more…

Talkspace CEO says he’s pulling out of six-figure deal with Facebook, won’t support a platform that incites ‘racism, violence and lies’

The company’s CEO said that he pulling out of a deal with Facebook that would have been potentially lucrative. But he said he can’t move forward until the company moderates post that incite violence. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL … Read more…

Critics say lockdowns will be more damaging than the virus. Experts say it’s a false choice

Is the damage caused by the lockdown worse than the virus itself? That’s a question raised by some world leaders and commentators who claim that economic and social hardship caused by strict coronavirus restrictions places a heavier burden on society … Read more…

New Jersey to open outdoor dining, retail shops on June 15 as tri-state region slowly eases restrictions

Currently, restaurants and nonessential retailers in New Jersey are only allowed to provide curbside service. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of … Read more…

How to watch Saturday’s ‘The ABCs of Covid-19: A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Kids and Parents’

CNN is partnering with “Sesame Street” for a second special town hall about coronavirus for kids and parents. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Health Section SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and … Read more…

A private survey shows China’s manufacturing activity unexpectedly expanded in May

A private survey showed manufacturing activity in China expanded for the month of May with the Caixin/Markit Manufacturing Purchasing Manager’s Index coming in at 50.7. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX … Read more…

Hydroxychloroquine prescriptions surged 2,000% in March when Trump touted malaria drug

During the week of March 15 to March 21, there were 45,858 short-term prescriptions for hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, compared to 2,208 in 2019. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription … Read more…

With the coronavirus pandemic entering a new phase in the US, world health experts shift focus to new hot spots

As the US coronavirus death toll reached the grim milestone of more than 100,000 deaths this week, world health experts are concerned about new hot spots and the CDC is projecting 123,000 coronavirus deaths by June 20. CNN.com – RSS … Read more…

Sanofi suspends recruitment for coronavirus clinical trials testing hydroxychloroquine over safety concerns

The French drugmaker is also putting a hold on supplying the drug on off-label use to treat Covid-19 until safety concerns are cleared by the World Health Organization. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request … Read more…

Sanofi suspends recruitment for coronavirus clinical trials testing hydroxychloroquine over safety concerns

The French drugmaker is also putting a hold on supplying the drug on off-label use to treat Covid-19 until safety concerns are cleared by the World Health Organization. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request … Read more…

Joe Biden sees surge in health-care industry fundraising as Trump slumps in polls over coronavirus response

Joe Biden has surged past President Donald Trump in raising cash from the health-care industry. The development comes as Trump falls in the polls during his response to the coronavirus pandemic. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click … Read more…

Joe Biden sees surge in health-care industry fundraising as Trump slumps in polls over coronavirus response

Joe Biden has surged past President Donald Trump in raising cash from the health-care industry. The development comes as Trump falls in the polls during his response to the coronavirus pandemic. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click … Read more…

New York Gov. Cuomo says businesses will be allowed to deny entry to people not wearing a face covering

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced an executive order Thursday to authorize businesses to deny entry to people who are not wearing masks or face coverings. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free … Read more…

University of Miami president, an ex-WHO official, says students can return safely to campus this fall because they’re low risk for Covid-19

“The key here is also to understand, this is the population with a low risk,” University of Miami President Dr. Julio Frenk told CNBC on Thursday. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free … Read more…

June National Health Observances: Alzheimer’s Disease, Safety, Sickle Cell, and HIV Testing

Help spread the word about Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, National Safety Month, World Sickle Cell Day, and National HIV Testing Day in June. … Read post News & Events SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal … Read more…

As U.S. coronavirus deaths cross 100,000, black Americans bear disproportionate share of fatalities

Black Americans continue to make up a disproportionate share of Covid-19 fatalities as the number of deaths from the coronavirus pandemic exceeds 100,000 in the U.S., according to an analysis of data from the CDC. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: … Read more…

Quest Diagnostics hopes to nearly double daily coronavirus testing capacity by end of June, CEO says

Quest Diagnostics also announced a set of new testing and screening services for employers as more U.S. workers return to the job. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card … Read more…

More than 80% of coronavirus patients on a cruise ship did not have any symptoms, new study says

The researchers’ findings come from observations aboard a 21-day expedition cruise to the Antarctic. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your … Read more…

Mount Sinai Health System co-chair worries about coronavirus coinciding with flu and cold season

“We’re all going to learn, but Mount Sinai will be ready for this,” Mount Sinai Health System co-chair Richard Friedman told CNBC. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card … Read more…

As death toll nears 100,000, some Americans break from social distancing during holiday weekend

The number of deaths caused by the novel coronavirus neared 100,000 on Monday, as Americans — some who decided to forgo social distancing — wrapped up their Memorial Day weekends. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Health Section SPECIAL NEWS … Read more…

Coronavirus live updates: U.S. cases top 1.6 million, Singapore slashes growth forecast again

Covid-19 has infected more than 5.4 million people worldwide and killed more than 344,000 people Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of … Read more…

WHO pauses trial of hydroxychloroquine as coronavirus treatment amid safety concerns

Hydroxychloroquine, which Trump has repeatedly touted as a potential game changer in fighting the coronavirus, is an anti-malarial drug that’s also used by doctors to treat rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today … Read more…

Ohio’s Republican governor calls for public to wear masks: ‘This is not about whether you’re left or right’

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine addressed the controversial debate on wearing masks on Sunday by joining North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum in dismissing the politicization of wearing face coverings to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: … Read more…

Coronavirus ‘immunity passports’ are a terrible idea that could backfire, experts warn

Some governments are considering using a blood test to determine whether people can return to work, school and other public activities during the coronavirus pandemic. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Health Section SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request … Read more…

Fauci says it’s still possible that a coronavirus vaccine will be available in the U.S. by December

Dr. Anthony Fauci also said any timeline for a vaccine is “never a promise.” Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your … Read more…

Watch live: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo holds a press conference on the coronavirus outbreak

The coronavirus has now infected more than 5 million people across the globe and more than 1.57 million in the U.S., according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request … Read more…

Large study finds drug Trump touted for Covid-19 is linked to greater risk of death and heart arrhythmia

Seriously ill Covid-19 patients who were treated with hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine were more likely to die or develop dangerous irregular heart rhythms, according to a large observational study published Friday in the medical journal The Lancet. CNN.com – RSS Channel … Read more…

Hospitals are rescheduling elective surgeries but worry about demand after the backlog is cleared

Hospitals have restarted elective surgery and diagnostic procedures this month and are seeing strong demand from patients rescheduling cases, but executives worry about the pipeline for new procedures, once they’ve worked the through the backlog. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: … Read more…

Doctor testing Moderna vaccine says it’s ‘simply mind-boggling’ that injection may be ready in 2020

“We are developing at a pace that has never been done before,” Emory medicine professor Dr. Carlos del Rio said on CNBC’s “Power Lunch.” Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount … Read more…

Sweden is still nowhere near ‘herd immunity,’ even though it didn’t go into lockdown

Sweden has revealed that despite adopting more relaxed measures to control coronavirus, only 7.3% of people in Stockholm had developed the antibodies needed to fight the disease by late April. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Health Section SPECIAL NEWS … Read more…

New Jersey hopes to reopen gyms, barbers in a ‘matter of weeks,’ Gov. Phil Murphy says

States are moving at vastly different paces. Wisconsin reopened over night after the state’s top court overruled the governor’s orders. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save … Read more…

Doctor in small Georgia city says coronavirus spread through community before hospital staff found out what it was

Coronavirus spread through a southwest Georgia city for 10 days in March before hospital staff were told what was filling their wards with desperately sick people, a doctor told Congress on Thursday. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Health Section … Read more…

Boston University is setting up dedicated coronavirus testing for students, staff and faculty

“We have the capacity to do that as a major research university,” Boston University President Robert Brown told CNBC. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up … Read more…

CDC’s coronavirus dashboard includes data that could inflate states’ test numbers

“Without a clear apples-to-apples comparison of the number of tests per capita, it is hard to compare disease rates across states,” said Robert Bednarczyk, assistant professor of epidemiology at Emory University. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click … Read more…

At least 4 states combined numbers from two tests, possibly providing a misleading picture of coronavirus spread

At least four states combined data from two different test results, potentially providing a misleading picture of when and where coronavirus spread as the nation eases restrictions. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Health Section SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today … Read more…

ABBA star says it’s too soon to decide whether Sweden’s coronavirus response was correct

ABBA superstar Björn Ulvaeus told CNBC that the Swedish capital of Stockholm seems to be back to normal. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to … Read more…