CDC Updates COVID-19 Risk Factors
The CDC has updated the list of underlying health conditions that put a person at high risk for severe outcomes from COVID-19.
1 in 10 Americans Uses a Prescription Painkiller
Americans continue to look to the medicine cabinet for pain relief, with 1 in 10 using some type of prescription painkiller, a new U.S. government...
Cancer Drug Might Help Curb Severe COVID-19
Could a cancer drug spare hospital patients from the ravages of severe COVID-19?
Drug Might Relieve Low Back Pain in Whole New Way
A new nonopioid pain reliever could be welcome news for people who have difficult-to-treat back pain.
C. diff. Infections Double Death Risk
Hospitalized patients infected with the dangerous diarrhea bug Clostridium difficile (C. diff.) face more than twice the risk of dying than...
How COVID is Affecting U.S. Food Supply Chain
During the pandemic, meat processing businesses appeared to be the weakest link throughout the food supply chain. Meat processing plants have been...
Texas a COVID Hotspot as State Reopens
Texas, one of the first states to ease social distancing rules, has become a new COVID hotspot as officials deal with rising cases.
Hydroxychloroquine-Remdesivir Combo Dangerous: FDA
The drugs, hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, could reduce the antiviral effectiveness of remdesivir, the FDA warned Monday
What Difference Do Calorie Counts on Menus Make?
Calorie labeling requirements for menus in U.S. restaurant chains could save tens of thousands of lives and billions of dollars in health care and...
COVID-19 Cases Rebound Across the South and West
As states continue to ease coronavirus-related restrictions, more and more are seeking spikes in cases and hospitalizations.
COVID-19 in Pregnancy, Worse C-Section Outcomes
Pregnant women with COVID-19 who deliver by cesarean section may be at greater risk for complications that affect them and their babies, new...
COVID, Racism Are Dual Crises for Black Americans
The overall COVID-19 mortality rate for African Americans is 2.4 times as high as the rate for whites and 2.2 times as high as the rate for Asians...