A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine has shown that an experimental drug—dreamed up by two college students in their dorm—moderately slows the progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a disease for which there is no cure and very few treatments.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) on Tuesday announced the city is postponing its restart of in-person classes under a deal the city reached with teachers to prevent a teachers' strike, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, the District of Columbia, and New York.
Amid continued skepticism over whether FDA is facing political pressure to authorize a coronavirus vaccine before the upcoming presidential election, several top health care officials have voiced confidence that the agency won't authorize a vaccine without adequate data showing it's effective and safe—and have expressed doubt that a vaccine will be ready by November.
Hospitalizations and deaths from the novel coronavirus are rising more quickly among young people than among the rest of the population—and Black and Hispanic youth are especially affected, according to new data from the American Academy of Pediatrics and CDC. View the latest data on our interactive charts.
To rein in the coronavirus, public health officials are urging Americans to continue social distancing, especially over Labor Day weekend. But how can you turn down invitations from friends and family who aren't perfectly distancing without alienating them? Daily Briefing's Ashley Fuoco Antonelli rounds up three polite—and effective—strategies.