New York City is opening its own coronavirus testing lab in order to speed up test results.
Uninsured New Yorkers now have a longer period to apply for health insurance coverage in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Children and young adults make up 22% of the U.S. population and 7% of COVID-19 cases nationally.
Severe coronavirus infections can be more fatal than a heart attack for younger adults.
U.S Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Sen. Bob Casey of Philadelphia opened the investigation, writing to five of the largest pharmacies and asking a series of questions about mail-order prescription deliveries.
The National Institutes of Health director is telling Congress that AstraZeneca's suspension of its COVID-19 vaccine study shows there will be “no compromises” on safety in developing the shots. AstraZeneca has put on hold its late-stage studies in the U.S.
The safety pause was due to a suspected serious adverse reaction in a participant in the United Kingdom, according to STAT News.
Alain Cocq had planned to show what he expects will be a painful end to his life after he announced on Friday that he was stopping all food and drink.
Visiting your dentist is usually not at the top of anyone’s “to-do” list, but it has been for many recently.
The way pediatricians tell it, kids’ immune systems are built slowly, year after year. But while this year’s major interruption was great for flattening the COVID-19 curve, there are concerns it could also make kids more vulnerable to the types of viruses they might normally brush off simply because their defenses are low.
New studies confirm that multiple types of steroids improve survival for severely ill COVID-19 patients, cementing the cheap drugs as a standard of care.
Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn said his agency would be willing to grant emergency use authorization for a coronavirus vaccine before clinical trials are completed.
The potential vaccine was invented by the University of Oxford and an associated company, Vaccitech. Meanwhile, a U.S. advisory panel is suggesting a way to ration the first limited doses once a vaccine does prove safe and effective.
During the coronavirus pandemic the use of telehealth visits has taken off after Medicare temporarily relaxed restrictions that predated the smartphone era.
Older men infected with the novel coronavirus are up to twice as likely to become severely sick and die as women of the same age, according to a study published Wednesday.
You should put off routine dental care until coronavirus cases fall, according to the WHO. UPDATE: A network of dentists in the U.S. have pushed back.
The World Health Organization is cautioning that using blood plasma from COVID-19 survivors to treat other patients is still considered an experimental therapy.
Infectious disease experts say that while there isn't a coronavirus vaccine yet, flu vaccinations are recommended for everyone over 6 months old.
Janssen Pharmaceutical is planning to recruit about 60,000 participants to test its COVID-19 vaccine.
Significantly, there was no improvement from May to July in the shortages of personal protective equipment, known as PPE, or in the staffing shortfalls, according to the analysis of federal data by academic researchers. The summer has seen the coronavirus surge across the South, and much of the West and Midwest.