Feds: Virus frauds spread, preying on Medicare recipients
Officials advise seniors who get fraudulent calls to just hang up the phone.
Donald Trump Trump focuses attention on possible coronavirus treatments
It would be great if an independent monitoring board could look at results so far and see if there are signs of safety or effectiveness, Fauci said.
Millions holed up at home as virus profoundly shifts US life
With wide swaths of the economy shuddering to a halt, stocks nosedived more than 11% on Wall Street at one point in the morning, in a sell-off so steep it triggered an automatic 15-minute halt to trading.
Frustration rising over lack of access to coronavirus tests
The new virus is a member of the coronavirus family that can cause colds or more serious illnesses such as SARS and MERS.
Tensions rise as US death toll from coronavirus reaches 9
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill expressed skepticism about U.S. health officials' claims that testing for the new virus should be widely available soon. CDC test kits delivered to states and cities in January proved faulty.
Baseball's final Olympic qualifying event postponed to June
Baseball was an Olympic event from 1992-08 and has been restored for the Tokyo Olympics.
More testing sheds light on how virus is spreading in US
U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams discussed the virus Monday during a stop in Connecticut, where he was touring the state public health laboratory.
Financial pain deepens as nearly 60 countries report virus
The list of countries hit by the illness edged toward 60 as Mexico, Belarus, Lithuania, New Zealand, Nigeria, Azerbaijan, Iceland and the Netherlands reported their first cases. The threats to livelihoods were increasingly as worrisome as the threats to lives.
In scramble to stop virus, testing raises tough questions
Federal official likely limited testing early on because of concerns about a deluge of false positives, which could panic communities and become counterproductive, said Khan, a former top disease investigator for the CDC.
39 states investigating Juul's marketing of vaping products
Nine attorneys general have previously announced lawsuits against the company, most alleging that the company adopted the playbook of Big Tobacco by luring teens with youth-oriented marketing while failing to stop underage sales.
More screen time connected to increase in teen depression, suicide
A new study shows a link between teen depression and personal electronic use.
Energy drinks can be harmful to health, study says
A new study finds that energy drinks are associated with increases in blood pressure, sleep problems, weight gain, a higher risk for diabetes, kidney damage, tooth decay, anxiety, and substance abuse.
Doctors attempt to gene-edit a living patient for first time
Doctors have made a first attempt to gene-edit inside a living patient.
Sleeping five hours or less connected to doubled risk of heart disease, study says
A new study links heart disease to lack of sleep in middle-aged men.
Air pollution may cause brain damage
The scientists explained that the brain has naturally occurring magnetite particles.
A first: Micromotors used to treat stomach infection
The micromotors are biodegradable and the magnesium cores along with their binding polymer layers are dissolved by the stomach's gastric acid without harmful effects.
Bad trip from marijuana could be sign of mental illness, research says
Research suggests that bad marijuana trips can be predictors of future mental health issues.
Green public spaces decrease depression in city dwellers, study says
Adding some wildlife to vacant lots could be a cost-effective way of improving mental health in United States cities.
Foodborne illness might be on the rise, report says
A new report suggests that foodborne illness is on the rise.
Ketamine fights depression by acting like opioid, study says
A new study reveals that ketamine, in addition to its action on the glutamate system, acts on opioid receptors to fight depression.
Age is not the only risk for severe coronavirus disease
Then there's the puzzle of children, who have made up a small fraction of the world's case counts to date.
As virus inches closer to Trump, questions swirl on testing
The Australian who met with Barr and Ivanka Trump, Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton, said he woke up with a temperature and sore throat on Friday, one week after his meeting with the Americans.
Scientist links 2 state outbreaks with genetic fingerprints
Health authorities tried to trace all the people who had contact with the first U.S. case, a resident of Snohomish County, north of Seattle, who had visited Wuhan, the Chinese city that was the initial epicenter of the outbreak.
At White House, insurers again pledge no-cost virus tests
But copays and deductibles apply for outpatient imaging tests such as CT scans, and hospital stays are also subject to a deductible.
UEFA seeks to dampen Euro 2020 panic over virus outbreak
The stadium that will be used most at Euro 2020 is Wembley, with seven games including the semifinals and the final. No games in England have been affected yet by the virus.
U.S. death toll climbs to 6 as viral crisis eases in China
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development warned that the world economy could contract this quarter for the first time since the international financial crisis more than a decade ago.
France's Louvre stays shut amid staff fears of virus spread
Most of the Paris landmark's 9.6 million visitors last year came from other countries, and the museum that houses the Mona Lisa and other treasures welcomes tens of thousands of people every day.
A clinic prepares for Supreme Court abortion fight
There were no protesters on this cold and rainy day but just a few blocks away a tall billboard, one of the many across the state, asks women to "Choose life" and gives them a number to call for help.
What's Happening: Virus spreads in US, derails royal dinner
The new virus is entering new territories, from megacities to seaside villages, and casting a fast-growing shadow over the world economy.
Supreme Court will decide the fate of Obama health care law
The 5th Circuit sent the case back to O'Connor to determine whether other parts of the law can be separated from the insurance requirement and thus remain in place.
What's happening: Virus forges on, as world hunts solutions
The spread of the virus is having an impact around the world. Here are some of the latest developments.
Owning a dog could lengthen your life
A new study has found a link between dog ownership and good cardiovascular health.
Dog owners live longer, study says
A new study shows that single dog owners had a 33 percent reduction in risk of death and 11 percent reduction in risk of cardiovascular disease compared to single non-dog owners.
Alcohol consumption raises cancer risk, doctors warn
Reducing alcohol use greatly reduces cancer risks, a leading organization of U.S. cancer doctors said in a statement Tuesday. The statement cited research that finds that one or more alcoholic beverages a day increases risks of breast cancer.
Model Lauren Wasser says she'll 'inevitably' lose her left leg to toxic shock syndrome
Model Lauren Wasser reveals that she will eventually have a second leg amputation because of the pain she still suffers from after her life-threatening battle with toxic shock syndrome.
Moving image stored in bacterial DNA
In the end, the GIF played back with 90 percent accuracy. And even when the team uploaded the movie backward, they could view the galloping horse in reverse.
Cancer patients who use alternative therapies 'twice as likely' to die
A new study suggests that alternative cancer therapies are doing more harm than good.
Babies fed solid food sooner sleep better, study says
A new study suggests that babies fed solid food earlier on in life sleep better.
MIT app can spot depression from the way you talk
MIT researchers created an app that can detect depression in a person based on their natural conversational and writing style.

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