Health

Researchers: Coronavirus May Affect The Brain More Than We Thought

CINCINNATI, OHIO (VINnews) —University of Cincinnati researchers in conjunction with three Italian universities studied neuroimaging and neurological symptoms in patients with COVI...

Dutch Chief Rabbi Slams Amsterdam Mayor For Ignoring Social Distancing At Mass Black Lives Matter Protest

AMSTERDAM (JTA) — A Dutch chief rabbi joined the chorus of criticism aimed at Amsterdam’s mayor, who allowed thousands to gather at a protest over the police killing of George Floy...

Israel Leaves Schools Open In The Meantime Despite Increased Infection

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — After a protracted meeting between Prime Minister Netanyahu and senior health ministry officials, the prime minister decided to keep all schools open in the m...

China Delayed Releasing Coronavirus Info, Frustrating WHO

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Throughout January, the World Health Organization publicly praised China for what it called a speedy response to the new coronavirus and thanked the Chinese g...

Beit Shemesh Resident Remains In Custody Because He Refuses Electronic Handcuff On Shabbos

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — The Jerusalem District Court ruled that Binyamin Friedman, a Chareidi resident of Beit Shemesh who allegedly attacked policemen disbanding an illegal minyan i...

Serological Samples Indicate There Were More Than 200,000 COVID-19 Patients In Israel

TEL AVIV (VINnews) — A representative sample of serological (blood)tests for coronavirus antibodies in Israelis has revealed that between 2-3 percent of the Israeli population cont...

Federal Health Officials Say Nursing Homes Have Reported Nearly 26,000 Deaths Among Residents From Covid-19

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health authorities have received reports of nearly 26,000 nursing home residents dying from COVID-19, according to materials prepared for the nation's gov...

Thousands Of Students In Dozens Of Israeli Schools Sent Home To Isolation Over COVID-19 Outbreaks

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Thousands of students in Jerusalem and other cities across the country were sent home Monday to isolation after staff and students were found to have COVID-19. ...

Public Health Officials Warn Of Renewed Coronavirus Outbreak After Protests

NEW YORK (VINnews) — As protests over the death of George Floyd erupted around all of America, public health experts warned of a fresh outbreak of the coronavirus due to the lack o...

Steep Rise In Infection After Israel Opens Schools

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — In an urgent press conference convened during the course of Shavuot, Prime Minister Netanyahu and health ministry officials warned that they may have to rethi...

Belgian Prince Contracts COVID-19 At Illegal Spanish Social Gathering

CORDOBA, SPAIN (VINnews) — Belgium's Prince Joachim, a nephew of King Philippe of Belgium and ninth in line to the Belgian throne, has contracted COVID-19 after violating  lockdown...

Israeli Rock Star: ‘I Want To Devote All My Strength To Healing Secular-Chareidi Rift’

BNEI BRAK (VINnews) — Israeli rock star Aviv Gefen has been trying to heal tensions between the Chareidi and secular communities which have flared up over the course of the coronav...

CVS Health Tests Self-Driving Vehicle Prescription Delivery

NEW YORK (AP) - CVS Health will try delivering prescriptions with self-driving vehicles in a test that begins next month. The drugstore chain said Thursday that it will partner ...

PHOTOS: Patrons Under Plastic: Restaurants Get Creative In Virus Era

PARIS (AP) — Dining at a table where each person is enclosed by a clear plastic shield might look and sound futuristic, but it could be one way for some restaurants to reopen. It a...

Increasing Screen Time During The Coronavirus Pandemic Could Be Harmful To Kids’ Eyesight

NEW YORK (THE CONVERSATION/Shu-Fang Shih University of Michigan) The coronavirus pandemic is remaking the way children learn, and it could have an impact on their eyes. With sch...

Tennessee To Halt Sharing COVID-19 Patient Data

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee will soon stop providing the names and addresses of COVID-19 patients to first responders, after initially arguing that doing so would protect tho...

Experts Say US Coronavirus Death Count Is Flawed, But Close

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. is hitting a tragic milestone: 100,000 dead from the coronavirus. But is that number right? The accuracy of U.S. coronavirus death count has been both a...

Texas Court Says Virus Fear Doesn’t Qualify For Mail Voting

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas officials fighting to block widespread mail-in voting during the pandemic claimed victory after the state's highest court ruled Wednesday that a lack of ...

As States Reopen, Tensions Flare Between The Rule Followers And Rule Breakers

NEW YORK (THE CONVERSATION/Michele Gelfand University of Maryland) - Since Republicans, on average, are five times more likely than Democrats to believe it’s safe now to resume nor...

Lyme Disease Symptoms Could Be Mistaken For Covid-19, With Serious Consequences

NEW YORK (THE CONVERSATION/Jory Brinkerhoff, University of Richmond) - Summer is field season for ecologists like me, a time when my colleagues, students and I go out into fields ...