Lurie Children's Hospital's new program will deliver groceries from the Greater Chicago Food Depository to more than 100 families experiencing food insecurity, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from the District of Columbia, Florida, and Illinois.
Final clinical trial data on Gilead Sciences' antiviral drug remdesivir shows the drug reduced Covid-19 hospitalized patients' recovery time by five to seven days when compared with patients who received a placebo—and the drug may have decreased the risk of death among Covid-19 patients who required oxygen.
Mount Sinai will use Apple Watches to study how America's coronavirus epidemic affects health care workers, the University of Minnesota has developed an algorithm that can diagnose Covid-19 using chest X-rays, and more.
Intermittent fasting is one of the most-hyped diet trends of recent years, but few human studies have examined its effectiveness. Now, a study in JAMA Internal Medicine is shedding new light on whether it actually helps people lose weight.
In the absence of federal standards, states have adopted significantly different data reporting standards, inconsistent definitions for "basic medical concepts," and variant approaches to disease control in response to the new coronavirus—creating a "patchwork" system that experts say has enabled the virus to spread, the Washington Post reports.
Sean Conley, the White House physician, in a memo Thursday said President Trump has remained "stable" and "devoid" of Covid-19 symptoms, suggesting he could return to public engagements as soon as Saturday. Experts warn, however, that there's no clear diagnostic test to determine whether a recovering Covid-19 patient is still contagious.