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UK's Johnson Slams Brakes on Reopening as COVID Cases Surge

UK's Johnson Slams Brakes on Reopening as COVID Cases Surge

By Danica Kirka and Jill Lawless | Sep 22, 2020

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has slammed the brakes on the country's return to offices, saying people should work from home if possible, to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Without RBG, Judicial Threats to the ACA, Reproductive Rights Heighten

Without RBG, Judicial Threats to the ACA, Reproductive Rights Heighten

By Julie Rovner | Sep 22, 2020

"He doesn't want to crush the virus. He wants to crush the Affordable Care Act," says House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of President Trump. Will his wish come true with a shift in the Supreme Court?

CDC Changes, Then Retracts, Web Posting on How Virus Spreads

CDC Changes, Then Retracts, Web Posting on How Virus Spreads

By Mike Stobbe | Sep 22, 2020

The top U.S. public health agency stirred confusion by posting — and then taking down — an apparent change in its position on how easily the coronavirus can spread from person to person through the air.

Biden to Focus on Health Care in Supreme Court Debate

Biden to Focus on Health Care in Supreme Court Debate

By Alexadra Jaffe | Sep 21, 2020

Joe Biden on Sunday used the sudden Supreme Court vacancy to reinforce his argument that the upcoming election should be a referendum on President Donald Trump's handling of health care and the coronavirus.

Europe Scrambles to Contain Rise in Coronavirus Cases

Europe Scrambles to Contain Rise in Coronavirus Cases

By Frank Jordans | Sep 21, 2020

Political pressure grew Monday in Europe for governments to tackle the rising number of coronavirus case without resorting to a spring-style lockdown that would hit the continent's struggling economies.

Why Australia Needs a National Ban on Conversion Therapy

Why Australia Needs a National Ban on Conversion Therapy

Sep 20, 2020

In recent weeks, Queensland and the ACT became the first Australian jurisdictions to ban conversion therapy but a national approach is needed.

Sweden Spared Surge of Virus Cases but Many Questions Remain

Sweden Spared Surge of Virus Cases but Many Questions Remain

By David Keyton | Sep 20, 2020

When most of Europe locked down their populations early in the pandemic by closing schools, restaurants, gyms and even borders, Swedes kept enjoying many freedoms.

Analysis: US to Hit 200k Dead; Trump Sees No Need for Regret

Analysis: US to Hit 200k Dead; Trump Sees No Need for Regret

By Julie Pace | Sep 20, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic began bearing down on the United States in March, President Donald Trump set out his expectations.

Making Gyms Safer: Why the Virus Is Less Likely to Spread There Than in a Bar

Making Gyms Safer: Why the Virus Is Less Likely to Spread There Than in a Bar

By Will Stone | Sep 20, 2020

The fitness industry has begun to push back at the pandemic-driven perceptions and prohibitions. "We should not be lumped with bars and restaurants," says an executive from the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association.

CDC Drops Controversial Testing Advice that Caused Backlash

CDC Drops Controversial Testing Advice that Caused Backlash

By Mike Stobbe | Sep 19, 2020

U.S. health officials on Friday dropped a controversial piece of coronavirus guidance and said anyone who has been in close contact with an infected person should get tested.

'This is a Big Moment': UK Virus Restrictions Escalating

'This is a Big Moment': UK Virus Restrictions Escalating

By Pan Pylas | Sep 18, 2020

Fresh nationwide lockdown restrictions in England appear to be on the cards soon as the British government targeted more areas Friday in an attempt to suppress a sharp spike in new coronavirus infections.

Wildfires' Toxic Air Leaves Damage Long After the Smoke Clears

Wildfires' Toxic Air Leaves Damage Long After the Smoke Clears

By Katheryn Houghton | Sep 18, 2020

While it's long been known that smoke can be dangerous when in the thick of it, research confirmed what public health experts feared: Wildfire haze can have consequences long after it's gone.

Solace: The App That Supports Transitioning, One Step at a Time

Solace: The App That Supports Transitioning, One Step at a Time

By Merryn Johns | Sep 17, 2020

A support system, advocacy portal and resource guide, Solace empowers transgender individuals through their transition through a tech-savvy and easy-to-use app.

Cholesterol: The Good, the Bad and the Dietary

Cholesterol: The Good, the Bad and the Dietary

Sep 17, 2020

Cholesterol can be confusing. But understanding it could help you live a longer, healthier life.

Lack of Antigen Test Reporting Leaves Country 'Blind to the Pandemic'

Lack of Antigen Test Reporting Leaves Country 'Blind to the Pandemic'

By Rachana Pradhan, Lauren Weber, Hannah Recht | Sep 16, 2020

The lapses leave officials and the public in the dark about the true scope of the pandemic as untold numbers of cases go uncounted.

The Impact of Stigmatizing Bisexuality on Mental Health

The Impact of Stigmatizing Bisexuality on Mental Health

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Sep 16, 2020

Studies around bisexuality have found several factors that impact the mental health of bi-identifying men and women.

Study Hints Antibody Drug May Cut COVID-19 Hospitalizations

Study Hints Antibody Drug May Cut COVID-19 Hospitalizations

By Marilynn Marchione | Sep 16, 2020

A drug company says that partial results from a study testing an antibody drug give hints that it may help keep mild to moderately ill COVID-19 patients from needing to be hospitalized, a goal no current coronavirus medicine has been able to meet.

COVID Vaccine Trials Move at Warp Speed, But Recruiting Black Volunteers Takes Time

COVID Vaccine Trials Move at Warp Speed, But Recruiting Black Volunteers Takes Time

By Blake Farmer, Nashville Public Radio | Sep 16, 2020

The ongoing trials are moving at a pace that is unprecedented for medical research. Yet recruiting minority participants requires sensitivity to a mistrust borne of past and current medical mistreatment. Trust-building cannot be rushed.

COVID, Smoke Inhalation or Flu? It's Tough to Tell

COVID, Smoke Inhalation or Flu? It's Tough to Tell

By Mark Kreidler | Sep 16, 2020

Facilities already strapped for testing supplies and personal protective equipment must first rule out COVID-19 in these patients, because many of the symptoms they present with are the same as those caused by the virus.

Sleeping Under Doors, Bad Air From West's Fires Won't Ease Up

Sleeping Under Doors, Bad Air From West's Fires Won't Ease Up

By Sara Cline, Gillian Flaccus | Sep 16, 2020

People in Oregon, Washington state and California have been struggling for a week or longer under some of the most unhealthy air on the planet. The acrid yellow-green smog may linger for days or weeks.

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