Month: September 2020

DivvyDose Source: DivvyDose UnitedHealth Group, the United States’ largest health insurer, has acquired DivvyDose, a start-up that helps patients with chronic illness get their medicines delivered in pre-sorted packages, according to a person familiar with the deal. The deal price was just over $300 million, the person said. They asked not to be named discussing
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Courtesy UCSF For seven years, Dr. Ethan Weiss, a cardiologist at The University of California, San Francisco, has experimented with intermittent fasting. The health fad, which restricts eating to specific periods of time, hit the mainstream after a series of promising studies in mice suggested that it might be an effective weight loss strategy in humans. 
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Jacqueline Dunlap places whole blood samples into a centrifuge to separate plasma for antibody testing at the Bloodworks Northwest Laboratory during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Renton, Washington, September 9, 2020. Lindsey Wasson | Reuters Fewer than 1 in 10 Americans showed signs of a prior coronavirus infection as of late July, suggesting that
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President Donald J. Trump talks about his healthcare vision and signs executive order in Charlotte NCÂ United States on September 24, 2020. Peter Zay | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images In a speech unveiling his health-care “vision” for America, President Donald Trump made a surprise announcement: that cash cards will soon be sent to millions
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A street seller wearing a face mask (L) proposes straw hats to tourists outside the Colosseum monument on August 22, 2020 in Rome during the Covid-19 infection, caused by the novel coronavirus. VINCENZO PINTO | AFP | Getty Images As coronavirus cases began to surge in France, Spain and the U.K. this month, there were
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People walk on Stranvagen in Stockholm on September 19, 2020. JONATHAN NACKSTRAND | AFP | Getty Images Sweden’s chief epidemiologist has partly blamed the country’s high coronavirus death toll on mild flu outbreaks in recent winters. “When many people die of the flu in the winter, fewer die in heatwaves the following summer. In this
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U.S. President Donald Trump waves prior to boarding Air Force One as he departs Washington for campaign travel to Minnesota at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, September 18, 2020. Tom Brenner | Reuters President Donald Trump on Tuesday said that the United States would not impose a lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus following
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Bill Gates CNBC Microsoft co-founder and global health philanthropist Bill Gates criticized the current state of the United States’ response to the Covid-19 pandemic on Sunday, including slow turnaround times for tests. Gates told “Fox News Sunday” that the access to fast testing is still inadequate more than six months into the pandemic and that
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Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), speaks during a House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis hearing in Washington, D.C., July 31, 2020. Erin Scott | POOL | Reuters The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday reversed controversial coronavirus testing guidance, which previously said that people who
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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, September 18, 2020. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters President Donald Trump said Friday the U.S. will manufacture enough coronavirus vaccine doses for every American by April. He said the U.S. will have at
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Top U.S. health officials testified before a congressional subcommittee on Wednesday, speaking on public safety measures and expected timelines for vaccine approval and a return to “regular life.” Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said face masks may provide more protection than an eventual vaccine, which he separately said could
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A small bottle labeled with a “Vaccine” sticker is held near a medical syringe. Dado Ruvic | Reuters The U.S. should have enough Covid-19 vaccine doses for Americans to return to “regular life” by the third quarter of next year, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. CDC Director Dr. Robert
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University of Missouri, Columbia Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images The University of Missouri has expelled two students and suspended three for “willful and knowing actions” that violated the school’s coronavirus rules, threatening campus safety, according to an  official. Bill Stackman, the university’s vice chancellor for student affairs, said in a letter to students and staff Tuesday that
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U.S. House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee Chairman James E. Clyburn (D-SC). Graeme Jennings | Getty Images Democratic lawmakers launched an investigation Monday into reports that Trump administration appointees tried to interfere with coronavirus reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A House subcommittee on the pandemic is requesting interviews with officials from the
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Dr. Robert Redfield, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention speaks while U.S. President Donald Trump listens during the daily briefing of the coronavirus task force at the White House on April 22, 2020 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer | Getty Images Public health specialists and the medical community are criticizing the Trump
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The U.S. reported more than 35,200 new cases of the coronavirus on Thursday, its highest daily tally since Sep. 5, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. The holiday weekend likely impacted the data over the past few days and is only now beginning to stabilize. The seven-day average of daily new cases has
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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, September 10, 2020. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters President Donald Trump on Thursday encouraged universities and colleges that reopened their campuses this fall to continue holding classes in person despite rising coronavirus cases, claiming
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Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, removes a Washington Nationals protective mask during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Kevin Dietsch | Bloomberg | Getty Images White House coronavirus advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said Wednesday that he
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AstraZeneca shares fell more than 6% in after-hours trading Tuesday after the company said its late-stage trial for a potential coronavirus vaccine had been put on hold due to safety concerns.  “This is a routine action which has to happen whenever there is a potentially unexplained illness in one of the trials, while it is investigated,
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Hoteliers and prospective visitors hope Fort Lauderdale’s all-important beach, the local tourist industry’s most valuable asset, will be open for the Labor Day weekend. Thus far, officials say, it will be. Amy Beth Bennett| Sun Sentinel | Tribune News Service via Getty Images The United States is headed for a new phase of the coronavirus
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Roberto Arias prepares a grave for burial at Woodlawn Cemetery during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Everett, Massachusetts, U.S., May 27, 2020. Brian Snyder | Reutes The U.S. will top more than 410,000 Covid-19 deaths by the end of the year as the country heads into the fall and winter, according to a new forecast from the Institute
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With Labor Day weekend approaching, top U.S. health officials are pleading with the American public to maintain public safety precautions, such as mask wearing and social distancing. The U.S. is headed into the fall with a troubling level of spread, if the country can’t bring the daily numbers down through September, White House coronavirus advisor
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The U.S. reported 39,670 new cases of the coronavirus on Wednesday, slightly below the previous seven-day average, but continuing a plateau seen over the past week, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. The seven-day average of daily new cases rose by at least 5% in 23 states and the District of Columbia, according
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[embedded content] [The stream is slated to start at 1 p.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testifies Tuesday before the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis about the federal government’s support for the nation’s households and businesses harmed by
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