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…

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…

At least 80 million infants could be at risk of various diseases as coronavirus outbreak disrupts routine vaccination

Slightly more than half of the 129 countries reporting data to the World Health Organization, UNICEF, Gavi and the Sabin Vaccine Institute indicated that routine childhood immunization services were moderately to severely disrupted, or were totally suspended, from March to … 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…

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…

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…

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…

Royal Caribbean hopes to resume cruises as soon as August, but the CEO says only if it’s safe

“We won’t come back until we’re sure we have done everything we can to work to protect the safety of our guests and crew,” Royal Caribbean’s Richard Fain told CNBC. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today … Read more…

Canada’s Aurora Cannabis surges after making a CBD deal to enter the lucrative U.S. market

Aurora Cannabis has agreed to buy U.S.-based CBD company Reliva, giving the struggling Canadian company a business foothold in America. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save … Read more…

Trump has ‘legal responsibility’ to wear coronavirus mask during Ford factory visit, Michigan attorney general says

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said state law requires President Donald Trump to wear a mask guarding against coronavirus when he visits a Ford factory. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX … 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…

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…

Author and comedian Ruby Wax tells politicians to ‘get ready’ for the mental health fallout from coronavirus

Bestselling author, comedian and mental health campaigner, Ruby Wax, has told CNBC that politicians “better get ready” to address the levels of anxiety caused by the coronavirus crisis. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request … Read more…

India’s Disaster Management Authority orders nationwide coronavirus lockdown extension to May 31

The lockdown over the country of 1.35 billion, first implemented on March 24, has caused widespread hunger and joblessness. 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…

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…

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…

California unemployment could peak near 25% with 4.6 million claims filed so far, Newsom says

Nearly 4.6 million Californians have filed for unemployment claims since March 12, California Gov. Gavin Newsom said. 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…

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…

Taiwan says it wants to join an important WHO meeting after coronavirus strategy success. China objects to this

Taiwan is campaigning furiously to attend the next World Health Assembly (WHA) meeting to be held from May 18 as the island’s successful coronavirus containment strategy has attracted the world’s attention. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click … Read more…

Pence to distance for next couple days after his press secretary tests positive for coronavirus

Pence will be low key for the next couple days, the official said, but that doesn’t mean anything for next week. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and … Read more…

3 New York youths died of an inflammatory syndrome that could be connected to coronavirus, governor says

An inflammatory illness recently observed in dozens of New York children — one that state health officials say may be linked to Covid-19 — has killed a teenager and two children under 8 years old, state officials said Saturday. CNN.com … Read more…

Dental practices led record health care job losses in April but are already bouncing back this month

Dental practices shed a record 503,000 jobs in April, but are already starting to bring workers back this month. 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…

San Diego mayor: Compliance with new beach rules bodes well for state business reopening

“San Diegans, just like others in California, do not want to give back the tremendous gains that we’ve made, the sacrifices that we’ve made over these last six weeks,” Mayor Kevin Faulconer said. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS … 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…

China gets top score as citizens rank their governments’ response to the coronavirus outbreak

The majority of citizens feel dissatisfied with their leaders’ response to the coronavirus outbreak, according to a new report, as countries across the globe have been left grappling with the fallout of the crisis. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL … 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…

The ‘beginning of the end’ of the health-care recession is ‘finally arising,’ Jim Cramer says

“[A]s the country gradually reopens, there are some industries that should do much, much better,” the “Mad Money” host said. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save … 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…

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…

California Gov. Gavin Newsom says state is ‘days, not weeks’ away from changes to stay-at-home order

California Gov. Gavin Newsom said on Friday that the state is “days, not weeks” away from making significant modifications to its shelter-in-place order and could begin reopening parts of the country’s largest state economy. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL … Read more…

Feeding strawberries to cows: Farmers forced to throw fruit and flowers as coronavirus disrupts supplies

Farmers around the world are letting their crops rot in the fields as the coronavirus outbreak disrupts supply and demand for flowers, fruit and milk. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX … Read more…