Health

Study Begins In US To Test Possible Coronavirus Treatment

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The first clinical trial in the U.S. of a possible coronavirus treatment is underway in Nebraska and is eventually expected to include 400 patients at 50 locatio...

Iran Says Official Who Played Down Virus Fears Is Infected

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The head of an Iranian government task force on the coronavirus who had urged the public not to overreact about its spread has tested positive fo...

Trump Says Coronavirus ‘Very Well Under Control’ In US

NEW DELHI (AP) — President Donald Trump sought Tuesday to minimize fears about coronavirus spreading rampantly throughout the U.S., saying the situation is "very well under control...

Sanders Would Use Wealth Tax For Universal Child Care, Pre-K

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders has joined fellow progressive Elizabeth Warren in proposing that a “wealth tax” can fiance government-funded child care from infancy through age 3 ...

Japan Reports 3rd Cruise Ship Death, 57 More Infected

TOKYO (AP) — A cruise ship passenger who had been hospitalized after testing positive for the new virus died on Sunday, the third fatality from the Diamond Princess, Japan's health...

China’s Xi Says Epidemic ‘Grim,’ Calls For Action On Economy

BEIJING (AP) — Warning that China’s virus epidemic is “still grim and complex,” President Xi Jinping called Sunday for more efforts to stop the outbreak, revive industry and preven...

FDA Approves Drug That Lowers Cholesterol In A New Way

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators on Friday approved a new type of cholesterol-lowering drug aimed at millions of people who can't tolerate — or don't get enough help from — wid...

200 Israeli Students Quarantined After Contact With Coronavirus-Infected South Koreans

JERUSALEM (JNS) — At least 180 Israeli students have been put in isolation after coming in contact with a group of South Korean tourists who tested positive for Covid-19, the disea...

Judge Halts Plan To Move Virus Patients To California City

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — A court temporarily blocked the U.S. government from sending up to 50 people infected with a new virus from China to a Southern California city for quaran...

Fed Officials Downplay Virus Even As Markets See Rate Cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Wall Street expects the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates, should that influence the Fed's decisions? Two Fed officials diverged on that issue in rema...

Stress, Rumors, Even Violence: Virus Fear Goes Viral

TOKYO (AP) — You might have heard that the fear of a new virus from China is spreading faster than the actual virus. From earnest officials trying to calm a building panic. From...

WATCH: Group Of Quarantined Israeli Passengers Land In Israel Friday Morning

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — A group of Israeli passengers who spent the last 2 weeks quarantined on a cruise ship off Japan due to the Coronavirus outbreak, finally landed in Ben Gurion ...

Ukrainians Hurl Stones At Evacuees From China

NOVI SANZHARY, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's effort to quarantine more than 70 people evacuated from China over the new virus outbreak plunged into chaos Thursday as local residents opp...

AP-Norc Poll: More Americans Worry About Flu Than New Virus

NEW YORK (AP) - A wide share of Americans are at least moderately confident in U.S. health officials’ ability to handle emerging viruses, and more express concern about catching th...

Can AI Flag Disease Outbreaks Faster Than Humans? Not Quite

BOSTON (AP) — Did an artificial-intelligence system beat human doctors in warning the world of a severe coronavirus outbreak in China? In a narrow sense, yes. But what the human...

College Student Dies Of Flu Before 911 Rescuers Can Find Him

TROY, N.Y. (AP) — A college student was found dead in his home of the flu after a garbled 911 call left rescuers with no means of locating him, authorities said. Police and fire...

Hong Kong Volunteers Make Homemade Masks To Combat Virus

HONG KONG (AP) — Volunteers from a Hong Kong theater group are turning their backstage skills to helping fight the new virus, sewing reusable protective face masks for those who ca...

2 Former Cruise Ship Passengers With Virus Die In Japan

TOKYO (AP) — Two elderly passengers taken off the quarantined cruise ship Diamond Princess because they were infected with the new virus have died, Japan's Health Ministry said Thu...

Claws Of Health? Lobster Blood Could Play Role In New Drugs

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine lobsters have long delighted tourists as the state's most beloved seafood. But one company thinks the crustaceans can save human lives by providing the...

Passengers Leave Ship Docked Off Japan After Quarantine Ends

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — About 500 passengers left the cruise ship Diamond Princess on Wednesday at the end of a much-criticized two-week quarantine aboard the vessel that failed to ...