Russians claim to have an effective treatment for the coronavirus, which hospitals will start using in June

Russia has approved an anti-influenza drug to treat Covid-19 and will start delivering courses of the drug, Avifavir, to hospitals in June, according to Russia’s sovereign wealth fund (RDIF). Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to … 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…

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…

FDA authorizes Quest’s coronavirus test with at-home sample collection; shares rise

The announcement of the new test comes as the U.S. has failed to substantially increase its capacity to test for Covid-19 broadly throughout the population. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX … 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…

Coronavirus live updates: Global tourism could fall 70%; EU official says more stimulus needed soon

The coronavirus has infected more than 5.71 million people around the world as of Thursday, killing at least 356,124 people. Health and Science SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to … 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…

NEW DATE: Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Draft Report Meeting

The Committee’s Draft Report Meeting Now Scheduled for June 17, 2020 … Read post News & Events SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of … Read more…

UK faces political crisis after apparent lockdown breach from Boris Johnson’s top advisor

Dominic Cummings defended his decision to travel 260 miles from London to Durham days after the U.K. went into lockdown. Health and Science SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to … Read more…

Making Health Care Safer – Protect Patients from Antibiotic Resistance

People receiving medical care can get serious infections called healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), which may lead to sepsis or death. Vital Signs Website SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% … 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…

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…

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…

Memorial Day weekend: Americans visit beaches and attractions with pandemic warnings in mind

The country has started a most unusual kind of Memorial Day weekend. Beach days, cookouts and park visits are underway, but with health officials pleading in the background: CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Health Section SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click … 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…

Texas and Florida gyms reopen with more sanitizer, fewer customers and warnings of new outbreaks

In Texas, where Gov. Greg Abbott allowed gyms to reopen Monday at 25% capacity with modifications, gym owners say they’ve stocked up on cleaning supplies in anticipation of returning crowds. Health and Science SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: 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…

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…

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…

Here’s why a coronavirus vaccine might be ready early next year—and what could go wrong

Scientists still don’t fully understand key aspects of the deadly virus, including how immune systems respond once a person is exposed. Health and Science SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up … Read more…

UAE doctor says a contact-tracing app will be more effective in managing the coronavirus than a lockdown

Many countries, especially in Asia, have utilized extensive contact tracing to contain the spread of the virus. 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% … Read more…

Just Released: New Healthy People Law and Health Policy Substance Abuse Report

Laws and policies can help support healthier, safer, and more livable communities, reduce the negative effects of alcohol use, and support achievement of national goals proposed by Healthy People 2020. … Read post News & Events SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN-http://www.acrx.org -As … Read more…

Coronavirus live updates: Surge in online orders boosts Target results; iconic NY steakhouse goes digital

The coronavirus has infected more than 4.91 million people globally and killed at least 323,653 people as of Wednesday. Health and Science SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% … Read more…

All states will be partially reopened by Wednesday despite at least 17 seeing coronavirus case rates rise

By Wednesday, every US state will have begun lifting measures enacted weeks ago to curb the spread of coronavirus — though daily case rates still are rising in parts of the country. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Health Section … Read more…

These European countries are refusing to offer bailouts to companies linked to offshore tax havens

The pandemic has forced world leaders to quickly deploy emergency financial measures in an effort to avoid a devastating economic collapse. Health and Science SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up … Read more…

An $800 fine if you don’t wear a mask: The UAE introduces new coronavirus penalties

The UAE announced stricter Covid-19 measures and steep fines for those who flout rules less than a month after partially relaxing restrictions. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card … Read more…

Moderna shares surge 30% after reporting ‘positive’ data on early-stage coronavirus vaccine trial

Moderna’s closely watched early-stage human trial for a coronavirus vaccine produced Covid-19 antibodies in all 45 participants, sending the company’s shares surging by about 30% in premarket trading. Health and Science SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your free … Read more…

Health officials double down on the dangers of mass gatherings as states reopen more venues

Just as more Americans are allowed to visit beaches, attend church indoors or eat inside a restaurant, health officials say gathering in large groups could send states back to where they started. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Health Section … Read more…

Climate change is fueling extreme weather that lowers cancer survival rate and threatens prevention

Climate change has fueled more frequent weather disasters like hurricanes and wildfires that release deadly carcinogens into communities and delay access to cancer treatment. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount … Read more…

Coronavirus live updates: Auto suppliers are desperate for cash infusion; Wuhan nearly doubles testing

The U.S.’s daily coronavirus death toll neared 89,000 on Sunday, with the total number of cases rising to more than 1.46 million even as 48 states began to ease shelter-in-place restrictions. Health and Science SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to … Read more…

Coronavirus nearly took this young Bronx man’s life, now the shutdown threatens his livelihood

People in the Bronx are fighting for their lives and their livelihoods as businesses deemed nonessential continue to struggle during coronavirus lockdown. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card … Read more…

Health officials issue dire warnings; FBI scrutinizes senators’ stock sales: This week’s recap and best reads

Top health officials issued dire warnings about the risks of opening too soon, and an FBI investigation into senators selling stocks heated up. Here’s this week’s recap and best reads. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today … Read more…

Health officials issue dire warnings; FBI scrutinizes senators’ stock sales: This week’s recap and best reads

Top health officials issued dire warnings about the risks of opening too soon, and an FBI investigation into senators selling stocks heated up. Here’s this week’s recap and best reads. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today … Read more…

California tells hospitals to consider having a lottery for sought-after Covid-19 drug

All 50 states should have received shipments of the Covid-19 drug remdesivir earlier this week, according to audio obtained by CNN of a call between federal officials and governors. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Health Section SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: … Read more…

New coronavirus case counts are going down in almost half of US states. But it’s too soon to celebrate

First, the good news: In 24 states, the number of new coronavirus cases reported each day is generally going down. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Health Section SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription … Read more…

Growing tensions over China’s handling of coronavirus could lead to a ‘much worse’ trade war, investor says

Rising tensions over how China handled the coronavirus outbreak could be a “major risk” to global recovery, David Sokulsky of Concentrated Leaders Fund said. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount … Read more…

Webinar: A Comprehensive Approach to Preventing Suicide: The Role of Law, Policy, and Social Determinants of Health

Join us on Tuesday, May 26, at 12:30 p.m. ET for a webinar to learn how a comprehensive approach that includes laws and policies can be used to prevent suicide. … Read post News & Events SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN-http://www.acrx.org -As … Read more…

Webinar: A Comprehensive Approach to Preventing Suicide: The Role of Law, Policy, and Social Determinants of Health

Join us on Tuesday, May 26, at 12:30 p.m. ET for a webinar to learn how a comprehensive approach that includes laws and policies can be used to prevent suicide. … Read post News & Events SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN-http://www.acrx.org -As … Read more…

US says it won’t use Russian ventilators sent to it by Moscow after deadly hospital fires

The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency told CNBC that it would not start using the “Aventa-M” ventilators while an investigation into their safety was carried out. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free … Read more…

Uber’s European rival isn’t making layoffs, even after sales plummeted 75%

Bolt CEO Markus Villig is relatively optimistic about the outlook for ride-sharing as European economies start reopening. 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% … Read more…

California was one of the first states to issue a stay-at-home order. Tomorrow, it’ll start to reopen

States across the country continued Thursday to work toward reopening as researchers said the novel coronavirus has been deadlier in the United States than the seasonal flu. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Health Section SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today … Read more…

Countries in the Middle East are easing coronavirus restrictions. Here’s what experts have to say

The coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East is likely to remain under control despite the easing of restrictions in recent weeks, as long as strict social distancing continues to be enforced, experts told CNBC. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL … Read more…

Celebrating Active and Healthy Women and Girls During National Women’s Health Week

By the Honorable Nan Hayworth, MD, Member of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition … Read post News & Events SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of … Read more…

When will hospitals and doctors’ offices be open for normal business again? Here’s what health experts think

Hospitals are looking for ways to re-open their doors to patients in a way that limits their risk of exposure. Health and Science SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to … Read more…

UnitedHealth commits $1.5 billion for premium rebates and new cost-sharing waivers

UnitedHealth to provide $ 1.5 billion in premium rebates and new co-pay waivers, amid lower medical costs during Covid pandemic Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save … Read more…

Spotify removes podcast featuring interview with conspiracy theorist David Icke, while Apple stalls

The streaming service pulled the episode hours after CNBC brought it to the company’s attention, but Apple is yet to pull the same podcast. Health and Science SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card … Read more…

Coronavirus quickly spread around the world starting late last year, new genetic analysis shows

A new genetic analysis of the virus that causes Covid-19 taken from more than 7,600 patients around the world shows it has been circulating in people since late last year, and must have spread extremely quickly after the first infection. … Read more…

Economic reforms prepared Egypt for the coronavirus crisis, minister says

The global pandemic would have been more difficult for Egypt if not for comprehensive reforms on taxes, budgets and foreign exchange that the country undertook, said Rania al-Mashat, minister for international cooperation. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: … Read more…

Britain’s NHS shuns Apple and Google as it rolls out coronavirus contact-tracing app

The NHS app is based on the government’s “centralized” framework instead of the tech giant’s “decentralized” technology. Health and Science SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of … Read more…

How New Zealand’s ‘eliminate’ strategy brought new coronavirus cases down to zero

New Zealand’s government claims the country could have seen thousands of coronavirus cases every day if strict lockdown measures hadn’t been implemented. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card … Read more…

Just Released: New Healthy People Law and Health Policy Maternal, Infant, and Child Health Report

Laws and policies can help communities increase breastfeeding rates while supporting achievement of ambitious national goals proposed by Healthy People 2020. … Read post News & Events SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic … Read more…

Warmer weather and debate over restrictions drive Americans outside while coronavirus cases rise

From California to New York, more Americans are headed outside — some for recreation and others in protest. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Health Section SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and … Read more…

UK’s Boris Johnson says doctors prepared to announce his death as he fought COVID-19

“The doctors had all sorts of arrangements for what to do if things went badly wrong,” Johnson said, NBC News reports. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and … Read more…

Small towns and rural hospitals brace for their coronavirus peak, which could be weeks away

Some rural hospitals haven’t had enough medical personnel for decades, are already operating at full capacity and don’t have enough ventilators to handle a surge of patients. Health and Science SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your free ACRX … Read more…

Trump looks to replace HHS watchdog who identified crucial hospital supply shortages

The White House late Friday moved to oust an inspector general at the Department of Health and Human Services weeks after the official presented President Donald Trump with a report showing that hospitals responding to the coronavirus pandemic are lacking … Read more…

The US just reported its deadliest day for coronavirus patients as states reopen, according to WHO

Dozens of states have unveiled reopening plans and several, including Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas, have already begun to allow nonessential retailers to reopen. Health and Science SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription … Read more…

Turkey eases export rules for medical devices used for virus

The Turkish Trade Ministry lifted temporary export restrictions and a requirement for private companies to obtain advance permission before shipping abroad medical equipment used in treating COVID-19. A notice published Saturday in Turkey’s Official Gazette rescinded restrictions on exporting ventilators, … Read more…

States are easing coronavirus restrictions and ‘it’s going to cost lives,’ researcher says

Most states are taking steps to ease social distancing restrictions and the federal government has approved an experimental drug to treat Covid-19 patients. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Health Section SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free … Read more…

US lawmakers open probe into coronavirus infections on Carnival cruise ships

While the entire cruise industry has been rocked by the coronavirus pandemic, Carnival, which is the largest cruise company in the world, has been at the center of several high-profile outbreaks. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click … Read more…

Watch live: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio holds a press conference on the coronavirus outbreak

Covid-19 has infected more than 167,000 people in New York City, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. Health and Science SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% … Read more…

US could be in for ‘a bad fall and a bad winter’ if it’s unprepared for a second wave of coronavirus, Fauci warns

A second round of the coronavirus is “inevitable,” the nation’s top infectious disease doctor says, but just how bad it is will depend on the progress the US makes in the coming months. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Health … Read more…

US coronavirus cases surpass 1 million and the death toll is greater than US losses in Vietnam War

As some researchers say deaths could rise significantly in coming weeks, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States has topped 1 million and the deaths toll has surpassed the total of US troop fatalities during the Vietnam … Read more…

May National Health Observances: Physical Fitness and Sports, Hepatitis Awareness, Stroke Awareness, and Women’s Health

Each month, we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that highlight issues affecting health across the nation. The NHOs in our May roundup help raise awareness about physical activity, hepatitis, stroke, and women’s health. … Read post News & Events … Read more…

Heartburn drug trial shows ‘reasonable confidence’ famotidine could help treat coronavirus, hospital CEO says

Northwell Health CEO Michael Dowling said it’s too early to say definitively whether or not it works, but “our scientists have a reasonable confidence in this trial that it may make a difference.” Health and Science SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click … Read more…

The US is not even ‘remotely’ ready to re-open for business, says outbreak preparedness expert

The U.S. is not even “remotely prepared” to re-open, an expert said on Tuesday as some states are set to lift lockdowns that had been imposed to contain the coronavirus outbreak. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click … Read more…

Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Updates: Final Protocols Now Available and New Release Date for Draft Report

The 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s final systematic review protocols are now posted online at dietaryguidelines.gov. These protocols take into account input from the full Committee during its public meetings and public comments received throughout the Committee’s work. Each protocol … Read more…

We went inside the GM plant making coronavirus face masks. Here’s what it looked like

In less than a week, GM converted 31,000 square feet of a 2.7 million-square-foot facility from producing transmissions to face masks. Health and Science SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up … Read more…

Coronavirus spread ‘under the radar’ in US major cities since January, researchers say

The novel coronavirus silently spread in the United States earlier than previously thought, infecting tens of thousands of people in New York and other major cities, researchers say. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Health Section SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click … Read more…

‘It won’t be the same’: Italy’s small stores reopen after virus lockdown, but life has changed

Italy’s booksellers, stationers and artisan businesses have started to re-open after a bruising period of lockdown in the country. 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…

Delta books first-quarter loss after burning $100 million in cash a day during coronavirus travel slump

Delta posted its first quarterly loss in more than five years as coronavirus destroyed air travel demand. Health and Science SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of … Read more…

As states consider reopening, CDC director warns coronavirus outbreak could be worse this winter

The director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned a second wave of the coronavirus this year could be worse because it will coincide with flu season. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Health Section SPECIAL NEWS … Read more…

Watch live: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio holds a press conference on the coronavirus outbreak

The state is grappling with the worst outbreak in the U.S. with more than 253,311 of the nation’s 787,960 cases. Health and Science SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to … Read more…