Spurred by promising early findings, researchers are investigating whether drugs currently approved to treat heart disease can also prevent or reduce complications from Covid-19 and help hospitalized patients recover sooner.
Companies are starting to roll out tests that can diagnose coronavirus infections at home, offering people who are seeking to return to work a more accessible option to check their health, but experts worry about test accuracy.
The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo announced today that a new outbreak of Ebola virus disease is occurring in Wangata health zone, Mbandaka, in Équateur province. The announcement comes as a long, difficult and complex Ebola...
Betsy McKayNow, with all else going on in the world, there's a new #Ebola outbreak in northwest #DRC. 6 cases, including 4 deaths, says @WHO, which has sent a team to respond.
The COVID-19 pandemic is caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which jumped into the human population in late 2019 from a currently uncharacterised reservoir. Due to this extremely recent association with humans, SARS-CoV-2 may not yet be fully...
U.S. states and governments around the world are trying to revive their economies after months of shutdowns, as they take tentative steps to ease restrictions imposed to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
In mid-April, 30% more Americans died than was typical in the same period in previous years, a Wall Street Journal examination of federal death certificate data shows. Yet the coronavirus’s precise toll still isn’t very clear.
When employees file back into American workplaces, many will find the office transformed: single-person elevators, closed cafeterias and desks separated by plastic. And many of these changes won’t go away until the virus does.
More than a respiratory infection, Covid-19 wreaks havoc not just on lungs, but also the brain, kidneys, heart, vascular and digestive systems, and feet. Inflammation and abnormal blood clotting are likely culprits.