Health News

  • As states crack down on gatherings, some religious exemptions could keep pews full
    iStock(NEW YORK ) -- Despite repeated warnings from health experts about the risk of social interaction over novel coronavirus, governors in at least three states have exempted houses of worship from statewide bans on mass gatherings, and this weekend will offer a first test to see if any congregations forge ... read more
    HealthMarch 29, 2020
  • New 3D printing techniques could ease medical supply shortages in coronavirus fight
    iStock(NEW YORK) -- As health care providers across the nation continuing testing for the novel coronavirus, many medical supplies are in high demand and short supply. In particular, there's a dire shortage of nasal swabs used for testing.A team at Northwell Health in New Hyde Park, New York, might have ... read more
    HealthMarch 29, 2020
  • Louisiana researchers studying monkeys for a coronavirus vaccine face challenges as state cases spike
    iStock(NEW ORLEANS) -- In Louisiana, amid skyrocketing rates of the novel coronavirus and a statewide stay-at-home order, scientists are finding themselves face-to-face with the virus they hope to develop a vaccine for.At the Tulane National Primate Research Center (TNPRC), scientists from across the United States are coordinating their research in ... read more
    HealthMarch 28, 2020
  • At-home coronavirus test kits are still not in the hands of consumers: Here’s why
    iStock(NEW YORK) -- As government and health care officials plead for expanded access to high-speed COVID-19 tests, health care companies across the country began mobilizing their resources to meet the growing demands with direct-to-consumer kits.The benefits of such kits could be substantial, allowing everyday people to test themselves for COVID-19 ... read more
    HealthMarch 28, 2020
  • ‘It’s a mess’: Coronavirus pandemic exposes New York City’s vulnerabilities
    iStock(NEW YORK) -- When Dr. Darien Sutton saw what was happening in Italy, he braced himself.Sutton, an emergency medicine physician in Queens, New York, anticipated that the reality in Italy during the novel coronavirus pandemic -- not enough hospital beds, a lack of protective gear -- would soon become the ... read more
    HealthMarch 28, 2020
  • What we know about coronavirus’ long-term effects
    iStock(NEW YORK) -- In the months since the novel coronavirus exploded into a pandemic, we have heard a range of stories about those who have been stricken by the disease -- the vast majority with mild symptoms, but an increasing number needing to be hospitalized.But what about those who were ... read more
    HealthMarch 28, 2020
  • Website allows people to report coronavirus symptoms, track spread
    iStock(NEW YORK) -- As health experts and public officials have warned that confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus are likely nowhere near the actual number of people infected, medical professionals in Boston have created a website to help close the gap."COVID Near You" allows the public to report coronavirus-related symptoms. ... read more
    HealthMarch 28, 2020
  • Can recovered coronavirus patients help combat the disease?
    narvikk/iStock(NEW YORK) -- It's a critical, urgent question in the battle to save American lives -- and one that a growing number of institutions, including one of New York's preeminent medical centers, will attempt to answer.Dr. David Reich, the president of Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan, said his team of ... read more
    HealthMarch 27, 2020
  • Iran confronts deadly alcohol crisis in midst of dealing with coronavirus
    iStock(NEW YORK) -- Iran, already struggling to fight the growing spread of novel coronavirus, is now coming to grips with an alcohol poisoning problem that has killed hundreds of people this year.In the wake of the deaths, officials initially blamed misinformation on social media for convincing victims that drinking alcohol ... read more
    HealthMarch 27, 2020
  • What to know about the Navy hospital ships coming to New York and California
    The USNS Comfort takes on fuel and supplies in preparation to deploy in support of the nation's coronavirus outbreak, March 25, 2020. (U.S. Navy) (NEW YORK) -- To help medical professionals focus on treating novel coronavirus patients, the Navy has deployed two hospital ships, to New York and to California, ... read more
    HealthMarch 27, 2020