Covid-19Study: COVID-19 Fatality Risk Is Double Earlier Estimates
New estimates underscore the importance of infection prevention, particularly among seniors.
Clinical CareNew Nasal Protocol Reduces Infections in Lower Joint Replacement Surgery
Avoiding infection in lower joint replacement surgery results in an average cost savings of about $100,000 per patient.
Covid-19NIOSH Compiles Disinfectant Safety, Health Hazard Info Amid COVID-19
When used according to manufacturers' instructions, cleaners and disinfectants can be effective control measures for infectious diseases, including Ebola and...
Covid-19COVID-19-associated Deaths Significantly Undercounted
JAMA study estimates that 35% of excess deaths during pandemic's early months were tied to causes other than COVID-19.
NursingWorkers Filed More Than 4,100 Complaints About Protective Gear. Some Still Died.
Since March, more than 4,100 COVID-related complaints regarding health care facilities have poured into the nation's network of federal and...
Covid-19Conflicting COVID Messages Create Cloud of Confusion Around Public Health and Prevention
Rumors, misinformation and outright falsehoods ? some intentionally propagated ? have also flourished in that cauldron of confusion.
Covid-19Lack of Evidence-Based Guidelines for COVID-19 in Pregnancy May Present a Risk of Compromised Care
Since the emergence of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) in December 2019, public health authorities and professional societies have been scrambling...
Covid-19How — and When — Can the Coronavirus Vaccine Become a Reality?
It is likely we'll eventually have a coronavirus vaccine ? but perhaps not as quickly as some expect.
InnovationStudy: Use of Dexamethasone Could Cut Coronavirus Deaths by a Third
The drug is cheap and widely available, meaning it can be rolled out quickly to poorer communities hit by the...
Covid-19Health Experts Link Rise in Arizona COVID Cases to End of Stay-at-Home Order
Arizona has emerged as one of the country's newest coronavirus hot spots, with the weekly average of daily cases more...
Covid-19New Coronavirus Hot Spots Emerge Across South and in California, as Northeast Slows
A closer look at these hard-hit areas highlights some of the common and unique challenges states face.
InnovationFDA Bans Certain Respirators From Being Decontaminated, Reused
Chinese-made N95 masks and respirators with exhalation tubes among banned types.