Health News
8/13/2020

Trump scraps Florida convention plans due to coronavirus fears: 'The timing is not right'


Trump scraps Florida convention plans due to coronavirus fears: 'The timing is not right'President Trump announced he is cancelling the portion of the Republican National Convention that was set to take place in Jacksonville, Fla., next month.



Open schools for younger kids, top pediatrician says


Open schools for younger kids, top pediatrician saysYounger children pose a smaller risk of catching and transmitting the coronavirus, a top pediatrician told Congress on Thursday.



The coronavirus curves are starting to flatten — again. But complacency now could prove deadly.


The coronavirus curves are starting to flatten — again. But complacency now could prove deadly.There’s no evidence from the rest of the world that relying on people to behave themselves can actually suppress the coronavirus to a manageable level, as opposed to merely slowing its spread. So far, only lockdowns have done that.



Republican coronavirus relief bill includes no local aid, smaller unemployment benefits and $20 billion for farmers


Republican coronavirus relief bill includes no local aid, smaller unemployment benefits and $20 billion for farmersThe White House is pushing for the new coronavirus relief bill to include $20 billion in payments to farmers, which may complicate negotiations with Democrats, according to a draft plan obtained by Yahoo News.



FEMA won't commit to face masks for schools


FEMA won't commit to face masks for schoolsEven as the president pushes for schools to reopen in the fall, the director of FEMA said it would likely not supply schools with face masks.



A public health employee predicted Florida's coronavirus catastrophe — then she was fired: 'This is everything I was trying to warn people about'


A public health employee predicted Florida's coronavirus catastrophe — then she was fired: 'This is everything I was trying to warn people about'In a complaint filed last Thursday, attorneys for Rebekah Jones, who designed a dashboard on coronavirus spread in the state, say she was fired for “refusing to publish misleading health data.”



As post-COVID heart and brain problems linger, some coronavirus survivors find it's a long haul to recovery


As post-COVID heart and brain problems linger, some coronavirus survivors find it's a long haul to recoveryA large online movement of COVID-19 survivors who are still sick are outraged at how casually many Americans are treating the coronavirus threat.



On coronavirus, Trump insists the U.S. has the world's 'No. 1 low mortality rate.' He's wrong — and it's the wrong way to measure success.


On coronavirus, Trump insists the U.S. has the world's 'No. 1 low mortality rate.' He's wrong — and it's the wrong way to measure success.The problem with President Trump’s new strategy is that his prized data point is a mirage — an illusion that dissolves under closer inspection, revealing the opposite of the “success” it’s supposed to show.



Trump says coronavirus will ‘get worse before it gets better’


Trump says coronavirus will ‘get worse before it gets better’Faced with a seemingly intractable surge in coronavirus cases, President Trump sought to strike a new tone of solemnity, one that sharply contrasted with his assertions that the virus had been largely beaten back.



How to Get Kids to Wear Sunscreen


How to Get Kids to Wear SunscreenNine in 10 parents say using sunscreen is very important for protecting their child against sunburn and skin cancer, according to a national poll on children’s health from the University of Michi...



Trump says he will bring back daily coronavirus briefings


Trump says he will bring back daily coronavirus briefingsWith coronavirus cases continuing to climb in the United States and the death toll mounting, the president said on Monday that he will resume holding daily briefings on the crisis.



Trump flails in interview with Wallace, citing false and nonexistent data on COVID-19


Trump flails in interview with Wallace, citing false and nonexistent data on COVID-19The president discussed his response to the pandemic, Joe Biden and cognitive tests in the interview that aired Sunday morning.



Can you get the coronavirus twice?


Can you get the coronavirus twice?Recent studies suggest that the immunity acquired from antibodies to the coronavirus may diminish within a few months — which would be bad news for those hoping to achieve herd immunity without a vaccine. 



White House document shows 18 states in coronavirus 'red zone' 


White House document shows 18 states in coronavirus 'red zone' A report recommends that “red zone” states mandate the use of masks, limit social gatherings to 10 people or fewer and close bars and gyms in hot spots.



Most of the coronavirus tests the U.S. does are worthless. But there's a solution that could actually work — and stop the spread.


Most of the coronavirus tests the U.S. does are worthless. But there's a solution that could actually work — and stop the spread.Although President Trump is correct that the U.S. has conducted more tests than any other country, it’s not testing enough, given the scale of its outbreak. But there might be a simple solution: new tests that prioritize speed over sensitivity.



Should racism be treated as a public health crisis?


Should racism be treated as a public health crisis?Dozens of cities have declared racism a public health emergency in recent weeks. Is this a smart strategy for addressing inequities across society?



New poll shows plummeting GOP satisfaction with direction of country


New poll shows plummeting GOP satisfaction with direction of countryThanks to a marked shift among Republican voters since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, just 13 percent of Americans surveyed now say they are satisfied with “the way things are going in the United States.”



Coronavirus aid: Is the U.S. taking on too much debt?


Coronavirus aid: Is the U.S. taking on too much debt?As Congress negotiates another massive coronavirus recovery bill, some members of the GOP have expressed concern about America's ballooning deficit. Should lawmakers be wary of too much debt when building a stimulus bill?



Yahoo News/YouGov coronavirus poll: Number of Americans who plan to get vaccinated falls to 42% — a new low


Yahoo News/YouGov coronavirus poll: Number of Americans who plan to get vaccinated falls to 42% — a new lowThe outlook for universal vaccination is clouded by political considerations from both sides: skepticism about medical authority and expertise on one side, and suspicions on the other that the administration is cutting corners on safety to rush a vaccine into production before the election.



Should you send your child back to school? Here's how to weigh the coronavirus risks


Should you send your child back to school? Here's how to weigh the coronavirus risksAs parents and caregivers grapple with whether to send their children to school for in-person learning this fall, Dr. Dara Kass, Yahoo News' medical contributor, explains how you can weigh the coronavirus risks based on CDC guidance.



'It is what it is': Trump addresses mounting COVID-19 deaths in wide-ranging interview


'It is what it is': Trump addresses mounting COVID-19 deaths in wide-ranging interviewIn an interview with Axios aired Monday night, Trump discussed the pandemic, Rep. John Lewis, the Civil Rights Act and Russian bounties.



Gun sales spike among African-Americans: 'Our ancestors died for us to vote, they also died for us to be able to carry guns'


Gun sales spike among African-Americans: 'Our ancestors died for us to vote, they also died for us to be able to carry guns'When Americans panic, they buy guns — lots of them. During the first six months of 2020, amidst the global coronavirus pandemic, gun retailers reported a record 10.3 million firearm transactions, according to a new survey by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF). And while various demographic groups are buying guns in 2020, African-Americans currently account for the highest increase in gun purchases.



'Pathetic!': Trump accuses Birx of agreeing with Pelosi's criticism of pandemic response 


'Pathetic!': Trump accuses Birx of agreeing with Pelosi's criticism of pandemic response The president on Monday tweeted about the public feud between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Dr. Deborah Birx — and seemed to suggest the coordinator of the White House’s coronavirus task force was “pathetic” for taking Pelosi’s “bait.”



COVID-19 deaths spike 27% even as new cases decline


COVID-19 deaths spike 27% even as new cases declineA senior leadership brief prepared by the Departments of Health and Human Services and Homeland Security showed a spike in deaths even as cases declined in many states.



Learning pods: A safe alternative to school?


Learning pods: A safe alternative to school?Parents across the country are creating learning pods to avoid the risks of in-person schooling and make up for the shortcomings of distance learning. Are pods a smart solution, or do they leave too many kids behind?



As COVID-19 sweeps across the South, the Army finds it’s not immune


As COVID-19 sweeps across the South, the Army finds it’s not immuneThe U.S. Army is facing a significant COVID-19 challenge as infection rates soar across the south and southeast, where most of the service’s installations are located. And now the disease is having a major impact on the Army’s second-largest installation.



Trump says he doesn’t 'think' Herman Cain caught coronavirus at the Tulsa rally


Trump says he doesn’t 'think' Herman Cain caught coronavirus at the Tulsa rallyHerman Cain, the entrepreneur, conservative commentator and 2012 presidential candidate, passed away on Thursday due to complications from COVID-19. The 74-year-old contracted the virus in late June, days after attending a Trump campaign rally in Tulsa, Okla.



Best Coffee Makers for College


Best Coffee Makers for CollegeWhether college means in-person or online classes this year, great coffee can help students get up and running. Make it easy to get a fix with a quality coffee maker. At Consumer Reports, we test...



Republicans attack Fauci and defend Trump at coronavirus hearing


Republicans attack Fauci and defend Trump at coronavirus hearingRepublicans used a House hearing on the coronavirus pandemic to praise President Trump and sometimes criticize Dr. Anthony Fauci.



Exclusive: CDC projects U.S. coronavirus death toll could top 180,000 by Aug. 22


Exclusive: CDC projects U.S. coronavirus death toll could top 180,000 by Aug. 22As coronavirus cases have continued to rise in the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is forecasting that the total American death toll from COVID-19 could hit 182,000 by the fourth week of August, according to an internal government document obtained by Yahoo News.



Yakov Smirnoff defends anti-mask stance: 'I don't want to lose America'


Yakov Smirnoff defends anti-mask stance: 'I don't want to lose America'Comedian Yakov Smirnoff — best known for his “In Soviet Russia...” shtick — recently spoke out against the policy of requiring face masks, to Twitter’s endless delight.



Trump refuses to say he won't seek to delay 2020 election


Trump refuses to say he won't seek to delay 2020 electionPresident Trump used a White House briefing on Thursday afternoon to reiterate unfounded concerns about mail-in voting in the forthcoming presidential election.



These 13 states need to lock down now, according to Harvard coronavirus experts


These 13 states need to lock down now, according to Harvard coronavirus expertsA report released by the Trump administration’s coronavirus task force warns that 21 states are now in the “red zone” and need to take aggressive steps to slow the spread of COVID-19. But new guidelines from Harvard University show the task force's recommendations may be too weak to suppress the virus.



Miami-Dade ICUs at 146% capacity with coronavirus patients, according to federal document


Miami-Dade ICUs at 146% capacity with coronavirus patients, according to federal documentHospitals in the Miami area have been so overwhelmed by coronavirus patients that intensive care units are now operating well beyond full capacity, according to a federal pandemic update obtained by Yahoo News.



How can the U.S. solve its coronavirus testing troubles?


How can the U.S. solve its coronavirus testing troubles?Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. has struggled to meet the demand for testing. What solutions are there that can bring testing up to the level needed to properly track the virus?



Doctors behind viral COVID-19 misinformation video met with Vice President Pence


Doctors behind viral COVID-19 misinformation video met with Vice President PenceA group of doctors who took part in a viral video that was taken down Tuesday by social media companies for spreading disinformation about the coronavirus met with Vice President Mike Pence, according to the co-founder of a group that organized the event.



Why some Americans say they'll never wear a mask — and what that says about the U.S.


Why some Americans say they'll never wear a mask — and what that says about the U.S.While the vast majority of public health experts now agree that wearing face masks could halt the worsening coronavirus pandemic in its tracks, some Americans continue to resist that guidance.



Nine of the top 10 U.S. coronavirus hot spots are in Florida and Texas


Nine of the top 10 U.S. coronavirus hot spots are in Florida and TexasWhile President Trump touted improvements in the coronavirus pandemic in the Sun Belt, the CDC warned that nine of the nation’s top 10 growing hot spots are in Florida and Texas, according to an internal government document obtained by Yahoo News.



U.S. still leads the world in coronavirus cases, ahead of developing countries


U.S. still leads the world in coronavirus cases, ahead of developing countriesThe United States has fallen further behind Europe and remains the world's leader in both total cases and deaths from the virus.



Trump complains that Americans like Fauci more than him


Trump complains that Americans like Fauci more than himPresident Trump used a White House press briefing on Tuesday to wonder aloud why he was less liked than Dr. Anthony Fauci, a prominent member of the White House coronavirus task force.



President Trump shared video later taken down for providing 'false information' about COVID-19


President Trump shared video later taken down for providing 'false information' about COVID-19The president retweeted a video that stated hydroxychloroquine was a cure for COVID-19 and masks were unnecessary, as well as a message saying Dr. Anthony Fauci had misled the public.



Pence visits University of Miami for launch of phase III vaccine trial amid dispute over in-person teaching


Pence visits University of Miami for launch of phase III vaccine trial amid dispute over in-person teachingVice President Mike Pence visited Florida on Monday to tout the University of Miami’s role in coronavirus vaccine testing, even as professors there have expressed concerns about being forced to return to classes in person amid surging numbers of cases in the state. 



Despite worsening pandemic, Trump says states 'should be opening up'


Despite worsening pandemic, Trump says states 'should be opening up'President Trump continued to urge states to reopen their economies Monday despite the sharp increase in the number of Americans testing positive for COVID-19 in recent weeks.



'We are living in fear': Florida health department workers write to DeSantis after several employees test positive


'We are living in fear': Florida health department workers write to DeSantis after several employees test positiveEmployees at the central offices of the Florida Department of Health have written to Gov. Ron DeSantis to express concern that his administration has not done enough to keep them safe from the coronavirus. 



Trump makes pitch for masks, but plays catch without one as Little Leaguers visit White House


Trump makes pitch for masks, but plays catch without one as Little Leaguers visit White HouseMinutes after reiterating his call for all Americans to wear face masks, President Trump greeted more than a dozen youth baseball players without one.



Trump says children are 'almost immune' to COVID-19. Doctors say that's false.


Trump says children are 'almost immune' to COVID-19. Doctors say that's false.President Trump claimed children are "virtually immune" to the coronavirus, yet child cases continue to rise in many states. Yahoo News Medical Contributor Dr. Dara Kass separates fact from fiction as schools begin to reopen across the U.S.



Trump: 'George Washington would have had a hard time beating me before the plague came in'


Trump: 'George Washington would have had a hard time beating me before the plague came in'President Trump suggested that even an opponent as formidable as the nation’s first commander in chief would have had difficulty unseating him before the coronavirus pandemic.



Party conventions: Important events or empty pageantry?


Party conventions: Important events or empty pageantry?The pandemic has upended the 2020 presidential race, leaving Democrats and Republicans in unprecedented territory. Should parties end their massive political conventions?



Bars over schools: Why your kids will probably learn from home this fall


Bars over schools: Why your kids will probably learn from home this fallLawmakers and educators battle over how to reopen schools safely this fall amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.



Out of work and with families to feed, some Americans are lining up at food banks for the first time in their lives


Out of work and with families to feed, some Americans are lining up at food banks for the first time in their livesFood assistance programs across the country are preparing for another spike in need with federal unemployment benefits ending.



US government slow to act as anti-vaxxers spread lies on social media about coronavirus vaccine


While anti-vaxxers flood social media with lies about the upcoming coronavirus vaccine -- that it contains monkey brains, that it's a CIA plot to take over the world -- the government's multi-billion-dollar vaccine effort has yet to come up with a public education campaign to counteract that propaganda.

Mental health access is vital during pandemic, experts say


Many people may be experiencing increased anxiety during the pandemic, which experts say can be compounded by the sense of isolation that can come with social distancing.

Medical group shares dos and don'ts of wearing a face mask


In an attempt to get every American behind the idea of wearing a face mask -- and behind an actual face mask -- to slow the spread of Covid-19, the Association of American Medical Colleges on Wednesday released simple, straight-forward national guidance for the public.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Why I am not sending my kids back to school


One of the questions I am getting more than any other: Am I going to send my children back to school? As a father of three teen and preteen girls, this has been a constant discussion in our household, and it hasn't been easy. My girls want to go back to school, and they are placing enormous pressure on us parents to make it so. They miss their friends, the social structure and the immersion in humanity that kids need and crave at this age. Virtual learning has played an important role for them, but it is not a substitute for in-person learning, especially for younger kids. As things stand now, my children are scheduled to start school next week.

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Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Why I am not sending my kids back to school


One of the questions I am getting more than any other: Am I going to send my children back to school? As a father of three teen and preteen girls, this has been a constant discussion in our household, and it hasn't been easy. My girls want to go back to school, and they are placing enormous pressure on us parents to make it so. They miss their friends, the social structure and the immersion in humanity that kids need and crave at this age. Virtual learning has played an important role for them, but it is not a substitute for in-person learning, especially for younger kids. As things stand now, my children are scheduled to start school next week.

Pregnant amid the pandemic: The highs and lows


In early February, my partner and I discovered that I was pregnant.

In the shadow of Covid-19, mental health help can't come soon enough


When the flu pandemic hit the United States in 1918, medical care was a privilege reserved for the elite. But the widespread outbreak of a deadly virus did not adhere to social hierarchies. It highlighted an inadequate system that too few could access.

How to recognize Covid-19 symptoms in children, based on pediatricians' advice


Are parents really supposed to be reassured by all this talk about "mild" cases of Covid-19 in children? What about the unfortunate "few" youngsters who have died or come down with a strange and severe associated illness?

Over 900 health care workers have died from coronavirus. A new database tells their stories


Of the nearly 165,000 Americans who've died from the coronavirus, at least 900 reportedly were health care workers.

Try this 5-minute yoga routine before bedtime


Having a morning routine to boost energy is a great way to start the day, but what if you wake up every morning knowing that your bedtime routine is really to blame for your lack of energy and focus?

Previous vaccines and masks may hold down Covid-19, some researchers say


As US leaders work to control the spread of coronavirus, researchers across the globe are working to answer the mysteries that remain around infections.

US government strikes $1.525 billion deal with Moderna for 100 million doses of its experimental Covid-19 vaccine


The Trump administration has reached a deal with Moderna Inc. to manufacture and deliver 100 million doses of the company's Covid-19 vaccine once it is approved, according to a news release from the US Health and Human Services Department.

Reopening schools and virtual learning: Experts offer valuable insight


Schools should record student temperatures when children arrive every morning, advised a group of experts from Stanford University School of Medicine, as part of a multilevel screening program for students and staff.

There has been a 90% increase in Covid-19 cases in US children in the last four weeks, report says


As the nation focuses on safety issues around going back to school during the pandemic, a new report found a sharp increase in the number of Covid-19 cases among children in the United States.

Lawmakers want to clear e-cigarettes from market during the pandemic. Here's why


In a letter to the US Food and Drug Administration, lawmakers are urging the agency to temporarily clear the market of all e-cigarettes for the duration of the coronavirus crisis.

FDA won't 'cut corners' to approve a Covid-19 vaccine, commissioner says


Safety will not be compromised for a Covid-19 vaccine, the US Food and Drug Administration commissioner said Monday.

Back to school: 7 ways to win at online learning


Here we go again.

Tea, milk and other drinks to help you sleep (and some that will hurt)


We know to avoid coffee and chocolate before bedtime since both contain caffeine and can keep you awake at night. But what to replace those delicious options with?

What we can learn 100 years later from the 1918 flu pandemic


Pandemic: It's a scary word.

Britain's anti-obesity coronavirus campaign is a nightmare for eating disorder sufferers


Boris Johnson's latest strategy to fight coronavirus aims to make Britain healthier -- but campaigners are worried about the impact the policy will have on people living with eating disorders.

Kids stuck at home: 3 ways to foster social skills


When children and teens spend a great deal of time isolated at home and gazing at screens, their social skills and self-esteem can suffer, according to research. Here are three ways to lower those risks while young people spend way more time than usual at home.

Our pandemic back-to-school supply list


Parents, teachers and administrators shared their insights about which supplies would be most helpful to the greatest number of kids given the current reality of pandemic-era education in America. Here are the top suggestions.

The CDC issues a dire warning for the fall if coronavirus measures are not followed


A top federal health official is issuing a dire warning: Follow recommended coronavirus measures or risk having the worst fall in US public health history.

A newborn's fat mass is associated with obesity as a preschooler, study finds


Childhood obesity is becoming increasingly common. Their body fat percentage as newborns may have something do to with the issue, a new study finds.

Mental health access is vital during pandemic, experts say


Coronavirus continues to spread at high rates across the US South, Midwest and West, even as the total number of new Covid-19 cases has declined since a summer surge.

Tracking Covid-19 cases in the US



Medical group shares dos and don'ts of wearing a face mask


In an attempt to get every American behind the idea of wearing a face mask -- and behind an actual face mask -- to slow the spread of Covid-19, the Association of American Medical Colleges on Wednesday released simple, straight-forward national guidance for the public.

Coronavirus: What are the risks of opening schools?


Children seem to be at low risk from the disease, but can they still spread it?

Why the WHO got caught between China and Trump


President Trump has been critical - but what do others think of the "global guardian of public health"?

Fixing the scars of Beirut's explosion


A plastic surgeon is offering free surgery to people like Romy, who was driving near the port when the blast hit.

Keith Mason and fiancée go viral after inspirational posts


Keith Mason and Riona Kelly have been posting about her recovery and it's become a lockdown hit.

'Contemplating coming out of shielding was scary'


Susannah, 37, marks the end of chemotherapy and lockdown by going to a "shielding" day at a tearoom.

Sonographers: Training to give expectant mums bad news


New training is being provided for sonographers, who carry out ultrasound scans, to ensure they can communicate potentially bad news in the best way possible.

‘Why I run with a car tyre on my back’


Ben runs in the Peak District to boost his mental health after a suicide attempt two years ago.

'My Tanzanian family is split over coronavirus'


Sammy Awami writes that his relatives are divided over the Tanzanian leader's policy on Covid-19.

Coronavirus: 'Mum died while we were at dad's funeral'


John and Mary Boxer died within 16 days of each other, weeks before their 60th wedding anniversary.

Can this Californian prison save itself from Covid-19?


San Quentin is battling a devastating coronavirus outbreak that critics say could have been avoided.

Coronavirus cure: What progress are we making on treatments?


Teams around the world are looking into medicines for Covid-19 and scientists are starting to discover what works.

Coronavirus: Can my granddaughters still visit? And other local lockdown questions


Local lockdowns are in force in England, but what are the rules? We answer some of your questions.

Fertility rate: Shrinking population in six easy lessons


Research suggests most countries' populations will have shrunk by the end of the century.

What is bubonic plague?


Authorities in China have stepped up precautions after a reports of a suspected case.

Coronavirus: What is the true death toll of the pandemic?


Far more people have died during the coronavirus pandemic than official Covid-19 data can account for

Coronavirus: What is dexamethasone and how does it work?


A cheap steroid is hailed a big breakthrough in the treatment of seriously ill Covid-19 patients.

Coronavirus: How Iran is battling a surge in cases


Iran was one of the worst affected countries early on, and is now facing a resurgence of the virus.

Coronavirus: Could social distancing of less than two metres work?


The government has said it will be possible to relax the 2m social distancing from 4 July - but is it safe to do so?

Coronavirus: What is the k number and can superspreading be stopped?


Identifying superspreading events could be crucial in the fight against the virus, scientists say.

Coronavirus: 'I'm high risk but made a full recovery'


Positive stories from people considered at high risk who have made a full recovery from coronavirus.

Coronavirus: One week in one hospital


The BBC has been given unprecedented access to a hospital in the heart of London, for one week.

Coronavirus: The human cost of virus misinformation


A BBC team tracking coronavirus misinformation has found links to assaults, arson and deaths - and the potential for even greater indirect harm.

Coronavirus: What's going wrong in Sweden's care homes?


Swedish healthcare is under scrutiny over the high rate of Covid-19 deaths in care homes.

Coronavirus bites into Australia's bushfire recovery


Some tourist towns had barely survived fires when the virus hit, and locals say they are struggling.

Coronavirus and Antarctica: 'Isolated within isolation'


Why the people on the only continent without a recorded case of coronavirus are in lockdown.

Coronavirus lockdown around the world in pictures


Restrictions ease in some countries but the World Health Organization warns infections could rise.

Coronavirus: Will we ever shake hands again?


Will Covid-19 make handshakes a relic of the past? If so, what might that mean about the future of human touch and interaction?

Coronavirus: The health advice that is misleading or worse


There's still plenty of dangerous and untested medical advice circulating online.

Coronavirus doctor's diary: Is lockdown good for your heart?


Why do fewer people seem to be having heart attacks and strokes? One theory is that the lockdown lifestyle is healthy.

Coronavirus: How long does it take to recover?


Recovery from Covid-19 can be a lengthy process, depending on how seriously people get the virus.

Coronavirus: Spain's Galicia region bans smoking over Covid-19 risk


Experts say the risk of transmission is higher because droplets are projected when exhaling smoke.

Coronavirus: Is the world winning the pandemic fight?


Covid-19 has changed the world - are we winning or is the virus still taking hold, and when will it end?

Coronavirus: Asymptomatic cases 'carry same amount of virus'


But the South Korean study couldn't say how much this group actually passed coronavirus on.

Chemotherapy in cancer patients with Covid-19 'not a risk'


Female breast cancer patients were much more likely to survive than other patients, a study says.

Malaria in Africa: Parasite 'resistant to artemisinin'


Scientists in Rwanda find cases of resistance to artemisinin, a frontline drug used to treat malaria.

Hydroxychloroquine being 'discarded prematurely', say scientists


Clinicians from global study say controversy around the drug is stopping them completing their study.

Coronavirus: England's contact-tracing app readies for launch


The app will use QR barcode scans as well as Bluetooth handshakes to determine if users are at risk.

Obesity not defined by weight, says new Canada guideline


A new Canadian clinical guideline aims to reduce stigma against overweight patients.

Coronavirus: Iran cover-up of deaths revealed by data leak


Nearly three times more people died than Iran's government admitted, records seen by the BBC show.

Coronavirus: New 90-minute tests for Covid-19 and flu 'hugely beneficial'


The rapid tests for hospitals and care homes will distinguish between Covid-19 and seasonal illness.

US entering 'different' phase of coronavirus outbreak


Top medical adviser Deborah Birx says the virus is affecting rural communities as well as cities.

Coronavirus: Victoria declares state of disaster after spike in cases


A night-time curfew is in force in Melbourne, following a spike in cases in the Australian state.

Coronavirus: South Africa cases pass half million mark


The country has the world's fifth-highest number of infections, and the largest tally in Africa.

Coronavirus: Russia plans mass vaccination campaign in October


The health minister says clinical trials are over and doctors and teachers will be vaccinated first.

Coronavirus: Thousands protest in Germany against restrictions


The marchers say face masks and other measures violate their rights

Coronavirus: Mexico's death toll becomes world's third highest


Mexico reports at least 46,688 deaths with coronavirus, with only the US and Brazil recording higher numbers.

Coronavirus: The hidden heroes of India’s Covid-19 wards


Meet the ward boys, or hospital assistants, who are the unsung heroes in India's Covid-19 fight.

Nigerians' double blow: Currency woes and Covid-19


Three business owners explain how they are weathering the economic fallout.

Re-learning how to walk 289 days after surviving a deadly virus


Mekala Osborne, 22, wasn't expected to live. Now she’s learning to walk again.

Coronavirus: 'When will this Covid curse be finished?'


What happens when you're forced to self-isolate, or into lockdown, in a cramped refugee camp?

Coronavirus: The bogus meme targeting Dr Fauci, and other fake claims


A round-up of false and misleading claims circulating on American social media this week.

Coronavirus: Tracking new outbreaks in the sewers


Around 15,000 new cases of the disease have been reported in Spain in the past week.

Should police be first to respond in a mental-health crisis?


Why cities in the US and Canada are eyeing removing police from front-line mental-health response.

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