President Trump on Tuesday issued an executive order declaring meat processing plants "critical infrastructure" to ensure the plants remain open during the public health emergency, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Arizona, District of Columbia, and Maryland.
A liquid biopsy test developed by Thrive Earlier Detection was able to successfully diagnose some cancers, including uterine and thyroid cancer, in women before they showed any symptoms, according to a study published in Science. However, experts caution that the test needs more research.
FDA is considering whether to grant Gilead Sciences' remdesivir an emergency use authorization to treat patients with severe cases of Covid-19, after NIH on Wednesday released preliminary data from a closely watched clinical trial suggesting the drug may help patients recover from the disease faster.
There are few key pillars of healthy living nearly everyone's familiar with, like regular exercise and moderate alcohol use—but how many years of healthy life will adhering to these behaviors buy you? A recent JAMA Internal Medicine analysis created a scoring system to find out, Nicholas Bakalar reports for the New York Times.