CDC recommends Americans wear face masks voluntarily in public but some officials say they felt ‘pressured’ to draft new guidelines

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending people wear face coverings in public and health officials just reported the most deaths in a single day. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Health Section SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click … Read more…

Demand for wills surges as coronavirus has ‘focused people’s minds’ — here’s where to start

The escalating coronavirus outbreak has cast a shadow of uncertainty over most aspects of daily life, prompting a surge in demand for wills and life insurance policies as people look to secure their futures. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL … Read more…

Coronavirus epicenter could ‘possibly’ shift back to Asia, says public health expert

The epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak is at risk of shifting constantly and “could possibly even shift back to East Asia,” a public health expert said. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free … Read more…

The US is starting to see ‘glimmers’ that social distancing could be slowing the spread of coronavirus — but there’s more to do, officials say

Early clues — in places like New York, California and Seattle — indicate social distancing may be slowing the rate at which coronavirus cases otherwise would have increased in the United States. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Health Section … Read more…

‘People are very scared’: Southern Italians brace themselves as the coronavirus spreads across the country

Southern Italians are bracing themselves for the coronavirus outbreak that has crippled northern Italy, with many people scared, angry and desperate for more government help. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX … Read more…

European markets fall amid choppy session as coronavirus remains in focus; Stoxx 600 down 2.2%

European markets retreated Monday morning as the coronavirus pandemic remains in focus for investors. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your … Read more…

Coronavirus death toll in the US passes 2,000 as Trump says New York quarantine ‘will not be necessary’

New York, New Jersey and Connecticut could soon be placed under a “strong travel advisory” just as the United States topped 2,000 coronavirus-related deaths on Saturday. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Health Section SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to … Read more…

April National Health Observances: Minority Health, Immunization, and More!

Each month, we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that align with our priorities for improving health across the nation. This month, we’re highlighting minority health, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), immunization, and the importance of nurses and midwives. … Read … Read more…

US on track to become next coronavirus epicenter, but there’s time to reverse course, health official says

There’s still time to stop the United States from becoming the next epicenter of the novel coronavirus pandemic, a World Health Organization spokeswoman told CNN on Wednesday. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Health Section SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today … Read more…

US tech CEOs from Tim Cook to Elon Musk pledge to help coronavirus fight with masks and ventilators

Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company will donate “millions of masks” for health professionals in the U.S. and Europe while Tesla CEO Elon Musk said his firm is making ventilators. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click … Read more…

There’s ‘no magic drug’ for treating coronavirus, expert says, as authorities study using existing medicines

With the number of US coronavirus cases skyrocketing this week, medical officials are looking at how to treat the deadly virus, but one of the nation’s preeminent infectious disease experts told CNN on Thursday that “there’s no magic drug” now. … Read more…

There will be a ‘massive’ shuffling of supply chains globally after coronavirus shutdowns

The coronavirus pandemic has exposed the vulnerability of countries and companies that rely heavily on a limited number of partners for their business needs. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount … Read more…

US coronavirus cases soar past 7,000 as doctors say hospitals aren’t prepared for a continuing surge

The American healthcare system might not be prepared for what’s next in the coronavirus pandemic if people don’t heed warnings from authorities, health officials say. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Health Section SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request … Read more…

India’s response to the coronavirus impact could include cash transfers to the informal economy

India has reported at least 168 cases, out of which 14 have recovered and three died, according to the health ministry. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and … Read more…

February National Health Observances: Low Vision, Heart Heath, and Healthy Relationships

Each month, we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that align with our priorities for improving health across the United States. The NHOs in our February roundup help raise awareness about low vision, heart health, and teen dating violence. … … Read more…

European markets set to open lower despite multi-billion dollar stimulus pledges

European markets are expected to open lower Wednesday, despite Western governments promising to unleash billions of dollars to help businesses and citizens get through the coronavirus pandemic. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your … Read more…

US adds UK and Ireland to coronavirus travel restrictions, Trump considers domestic travel curbs

Trump extends European travel restrictions to the UK and Ireland and discouraged the American public from traveling as coronavirus spreads. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save … Read more…

Trump shared table with another Mar-a-Lago guest who tested positive for coronavirus: White House doctor

White House physician, Dr. Sean Conley, said there was no need for U.S President Donald Trump to be quarantined. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up … Read more…

Just Released: New Healthy People Law and Health Policy Disability and Health Report

Laws and policies can help communities increase access to care and improve health for people with disabilities while supporting achievement of ambitious national goals proposed by Healthy People 2020. … Read post News & Events SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN-http://www.acrx.org -As millions … Read more…

India temporarily suspends almost all visas and closes land border with Myanmar

“All existing visas, expect diplomatic, official, UN/International Organizations, employment, project visas, stand suspended till 15th April 2020,” India’s health ministry said. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and … Read more…

March National Health Observances: Colorectal Cancer, Kidney Disease, Nutrition, and Tuberculosis

Each month, we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that align with our priorities for improving health across the United States. The NHOs in our February roundup help raise awareness about low vision, heart health, and teen dating violence. … … Read more…

More passengers aboard cruise ship linked to coronavirus cases will disembark today

A cruise ship held off the coast of California after people aboard tested positive for coronavirus will continue disembarking passengers in Oakland on Tuesday, as fears about the fast-moving virus ripple through the nation’s capital, Wall Street and universities across … Read more…

Amtrak suspends nonstop Acela service between DC and New York as demand weakens amid coronavirus

The Acela nonstop service will be temporarily suspended starting Tuesday, March 10 until Tuesday, May 26. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off … Read more…

China invokes ‘force majeure’ to protect businesses — but the companies may be in for a ‘rude awakening’

The disruption that the coronavirus outbreak has brought on global supply chains is spurring Chinese companies to declare force majeure as they cannot meet contractual obligations — but there’s a high chance they will not succeed. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE … Read more…

African countries are at severe risk if outbreaks aren’t detected early and contained, says Africa CDC head

Public health experts have consistently warned that the novel coronavirus outbreak presents a unique public health threat to the African continent. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Health Section SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount … Read more…

March Madness without the audience? NCAA faces pressure to protect players from coronavirus

“In regard to the NCAA’s March Madness Tournament and other athletic events, there should be a serious discussion about holding competitions without an audience present,” the group added. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request … Read more…

New coronavirus case in California is ‘evidence of community transmission,’ county health officials say

The Santa Clara Public Health Department announced a third case of coronavirus in the county possibly transmitted through community spread, which brings the total number of coronavirus cases in California to 10 and the total number of cases in the … Read more…