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Health May 23AP FACT CHECK: Trump trashing virus science he doesn’t like
So it was this past week when he took very personally a scientific study that should give pause to anyone thinking of following Trump's lead and ingesting a potentially risky drug for the coronavirus. He branded the study's researchers, financed in…
Politics May 19Aides scramble to defend Trump’s use of hydroxychloroquine
He's making himself an example for use of the drug, and that's drawing criticism from some health experts as well as Democratic leaders.
Health May 18Early coronavirus vaccine results are encouraging, Moderna says
An experimental vaccine against the coronavirus showed encouraging results in very early testing, triggering hoped-for immune responses in eight healthy, middle-aged volunteers, its maker announced Monday.
Health May 07Malaria drug shows no benefit in another coronavirus study
A new study finds no evidence of benefit from a malaria drug widely promoted as a treatment for coronavirus infection. Hydroxychloroquine did not lower the risk of dying or needing a breathing tube in a comparison that involved nearly 1,400…
Science Apr 24FDA warns of heart risks with Trump-promoted malaria drug
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning doctors against prescribing a malaria drug widely touted by President Donald Trump for treating the new coronavirus outside of hospitals or research settings.
Health Apr 20Reports suggest many have had coronavirus with no symptoms
The head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 25% of infected people might not have symptoms.
Health Mar 15How it spreads, infects: Coronavirus impact comes into focus
The medical impact of the new coronavirus is coming into sharper focus as it continues its spread in what is now officially recognized as a pandemic.
Health Mar 11Preliminary research suggests new virus may live on some surfaces for up to 3 days
Experts say it shows the importance of the hygiene steps health officials recommend, such as washing your hands and not touching your face. The virus may live up to 24 hours on cardboard and up to two to three days…
Health Feb 02New China virus details show challenge for outbreak control
The virus has infected at least 14,000 people since it was first detected in central China in late December. It has killed more than 300 and spread to about two dozen countries although most, like the United States, have few…
Health Nov 27Study: MRIs of dense breasts find more cancer, but can also result in false alarms
The results give a clearer picture of the tradeoffs involved in such testing, but they can't answer the biggest question — whether it saves lives.