Malaria Drug Promoted by Trump Did Not Prevent Covid Infections, Study Finds

The malaria drug hydroxychloroquine did not prevent Covid-19 in a rigorous study of 821 people who had been exposed to patients infected with the virus, researchers from the University of Minnesota and Canada are reporting on Wednesday. The study was the first controlled clinical trial of hydroxychloroquine, a drug that President Trump has repeatedly promoted […]

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Scientists Question Medical Data Used in Second Coronavirus Study

Scientists who raised questions about a study in The Lancet on the use of antimalarial drugs in coronavirus patients have objected to another paper about blood pressure medicines in the New England Journal of Medicine, which was published by some of the same authors and relied on the same data. Moments after their open letter […]

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Most small businesses remain optimistic on reopening after coronavirus: poll

The majority of small businesses in the U.S. are optimistic about reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic, a new study says. Nearly three-quarters of businesses (74 percent) expect to return to business as usual within six months of coronavirus restrictions being lifted, the Connected Commerce Council (3C) said Wednesday. “This report shows that in the face […]

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A Possible Remedy for Pandemic Stress: Exercise

Can we help ease the stress of the coronavirus pandemic by moving more? A new study of exercise and mental health during the early stages of the nationwide lockdown suggests that the answer is yes. It finds that people who managed to remain physically active during those early weeks of sheltering at home were less […]

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Uncertain Results in Study of Convalescent Serum for Covid-19

A small study of patients who were severely ill from the coronavirus hints that treatment with antibodies from recovered patients may modestly help recovery and survival, scientists reported on Friday. The study, although far from conclusive, is said to be the largest of subjects recovering from Covid-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus. Thirty-nine hospitalized […]

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Study Offers Details of U.S. Children Severely Sickened by Coronavirus

As concern grows over the potential for children to become seriously ill from the coronavirus, a new study paints the most detailed picture yet of American children who were treated in intensive care units throughout the United States as the pandemic was taking hold in the country. None of the children in the study, published […]

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Finland’s universal basic income brings happiness but is ‘unsustainable,’ study finds

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. A study into universal basic income in Finland found that while the left-wing solution raised happiness levels, it didn’t boost the job market and was found to be “unsustainable” — just as the radical idea has picked up steam in the […]

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Yoga May Help Ease Migraines

Yoga may help migraine sufferers get some relief, a new study suggests. Medications are the first-line treatment for migraine, but they work for only about half of patients, and many drugs have side effects that make about 10 percent of people stop using them. Researchers in India randomized 114 patients with episodic migraines to one […]

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Women Are Less Likely to Conceive After C-Section Delivery

Women have lower rates of childbirth after a cesarean section. A new study suggests that this is not by choice, but appears to be an effect of the C-section itself. Researchers followed 2,021 women after delivering their first babies, 599 of whom had C-sections. The women reported the number of months they had unprotected sex […]

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Experimental drug remdesivir proves effective against coronavirus in U.S. study

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE An experimental drug has proved effective against the new coronavirus in a major study, shortening the time it takes for patients to recover by four days on average, U.S. government and company officials announced Wednesday. Gilead Sciences’s remdesivir is the first treatment to pass such a strict test against the virus, which […]

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Nashville musicians find themselves without jobs or benefits

Colin Poulton moved to Nashville in 2008 to study commercial guitar. He dropped out of college but stuck with the city and the guitar, first playing in a series of original bands and more recently making his living in the honky-tonks of Lower Broadway along with “a few wedding bands and some other bands.” All […]

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump to Sign Aid Deal; States Struggle With Soaring Jobless Claims

Here’s what you need to know: New York study suggests a much wider exposure to virus. Video transcript Back bars 0:00/1:35 –1:35 transcript Antibody Tests Show High Infection Rate for New York City About 21 percent of people in New York City who were tested for coronavirus antibodies tested positive, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said. […]

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C.D.C. Stresses Need for Coronavirus Testing at Homeless Shelters

According to a new study of homeless shelters in four major American cities, it is crucial to broadly test residents and staff for the coronavirus at the detection of the first case — or sooner — and to isolate those who test positive in order to prevent a wide spread of infection. Even in two […]

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Nearly All Patients Hospitalized With Covid-19 Had Chronic Health Issues, Study Finds

A new study of thousands of hospitalized coronavirus patients in the New York City area, the epicenter of the outbreak in the United States, has found that nearly all of them had at least one major chronic health condition, and most — 88 percent — had at least two. Though earlier research has shown chronic […]

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Los Angeles study suggests coronavirus much more widespread

A new study estimates that 320,000 adults in Los Angeles County may have been infected with coronavirus By BRIAN MELLEY Associated Press April 20, 2020, 10:36 PM 3 min read 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article LOS ANGELES — An estimated 320,000 adults in Los Angeles County may have been infected […]

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Yankees, Mets and rest of MLB to participate in coronavirus study

Major League Baseball employees will take part in a study testing as many as 10,000 persons for coronavirus antibodies, according to multiple reports. The study will be conducted by Stanford University, USC, and the Sports Medicine Research and Testing Laboratory. The data from the study will not provide a timeline for MLB to get back […]

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Coronavirus Updates: Erdogan Refuses Resignation of Minister Who Led Botched Lockdown in Turkey

A chloroquine study ends in Brazil over concerns of fatal heart complications. A small study of chloroquine, which is closely related to the hydroxychloroquine drug President Trump has enthusiastically promoted, was halted in Brazil after coronavirus patients taking a higher dose developed irregular heart rates that increased their risk of a potentially fatal arrhythmia. The […]

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Small Chloroquine Study Halted Over Risk of Fatal Heart Complications

A small study in Brazil was halted early for safety reasons after coronavirus patients taking a higher dose of chloroquine developed irregular heart rates that increased their risk of a potentially fatal heart arrhythmia. Chloroquine is closely related to the more widely used drug hydroxychloroquine. President Trump has enthusiastically promoted them as a potential treatment […]

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High Blood Pressure of Pregnancy Tied to Developmental Problems in Children

Pre-eclampsia — the high blood pressure of pregnancy — can be harmful and even fatal to the mother. Now a new study suggests that children exposed to pre-eclampsia may be at increased risk for a number of developmental problems. Researchers used a Norwegian health database to study 980,560 children, of whom 28,068 were exposed to […]

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White House Economists Warned in 2019 a Pandemic Could Devastate America

WASHINGTON — White House economists published a study last September that warned a pandemic disease could kill a half million Americans and devastate the economy. It went unheeded inside the administration. In late February and early March, as the coronavirus pandemic began to spread from China to the rest of the world, President Trump’s top […]

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