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Four passengers die on cruise ship with coronavirus outbreak off Panama

By Reuters Staff PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - Four passengers have died on board the MS Zaandam, a cruise ship currently off the coast of Panama with over 130 guests suffering from influenza-like symptoms,

U.S. group bombards doctors with coronavirus petition to cut 'red tape'

By Christopher Bing and Raphael Satter (Reuters) - Dr. Eric Anderson had just finished vacuuming his New Hampshire home early on Wednesday when the phone in his pocket buzzed with an unusual text

In trenches of New York's coronavirus crisis, nurses beg, borrow and steal precious masks

By Nick Brown and Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - Amid growing shortages of vital protective equipment in New York hospitals, healthcare workers are desperately scrounging to find facemasks, hiding

Britain scales up coronavirus tests for health workers

By Paul Sandle and Estelle Shirbon LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is scaling up coronavirus testing for frontline National Health Service (NHS) staff, with hundreds of tests due to be carried out in

Single dose of THC could trigger psychiatric symptoms in healthy adults

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A single dose of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive component in cannabis, may induce psychotic, depressive, and anxiety symptoms in healthy

One in six elite track and field athletes have had suicidal thoughts

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - In a cross-sectional survey, many elite track and field athletes reported having experienced suicidal thoughts, suggesting that suicide prevention may need to be

No clear guidance for opioid prescribing after abdominal, pelvic surgery

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Recommendations for opioid prescribing after abdominal and pelvic surgery vary, and few are supported by evidence, a systematic review reveals. "There is

Robotic hernia repair no better than traditional approach, has several drawbacks

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For primary inguinal hernia repair, there is no apparent benefit to the robotic approach over the traditional laparoscopic approach, according to a

European HVAC group offers coronavirus advice for building services

By Carolyn Crist (Reuters Health) - To combat the spread of the new coronavirus in public and commercial spaces, building services workers should focus on increasing air flow and exhaust ventilation,

Increasing numbers of teens seeking care for anxiety, depression, and suicidality

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - Over a 14-year period, increasing numbers of U.S. teens sought mental health care for internalizing problems, while teens seeking care for externalizing problems

Surgeons' attitudes variable on hernia repair in women of childbearing age

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - Surgeons' opinions on abdominal hernia repair in women of childbearing age are quite variable, a small survey finds. Based on interviews with 21 surgeons about

Under coronavirus strain, U.S. doctors decry shortages of medicine, equipment

By Gabriella Borter and Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. doctors and nurses on the front lines of the coronavirus outbreak on Friday pleaded for more equipment to treat a wave of new patients

'I was not afraid': Swiss woman, 95, back home after surviving coronavirus

By Cecile Mantovani LE LOCLE, Switzerland (Reuters) - A 95-year-old Swiss woman was back home and online with her 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchidren on Friday after recovering from a week in

Milan hospital coronavirus squad battles the odds to save a life

By Flavio Lo Scalzo MILAN (Reuters) - There was no room for error at the San Raffaele hospital in Milan on Friday as medical staff moved an 18-year-old patient from the coronavirus ward for urgent

Italy tops 9,000 coronavirus deaths, overtakes China in cases

By Crispian Balmer and Gavin Jones ROME (Reuters) - Italy's recorded 919 deaths from coronavirus on Friday, the highest daily toll anywhere in the world, while the number of confirmed cases eclipsed

CT abnormalities in COVID-19 pneumonia show changes over time

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Patients with COVID-19 pneumonia have rapid progression of CT abnormalities after symptom onset, and the great majority still have CT abnormalities at

Better outcomes of erythropoietic protoporphyria seen with afamelanotide use

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Afamelanotide treatment is associated with improved clinical outcomes and quality of life in patients with erythropoietic protoporphyria (EPP), according

Cross-generational transmission of bipolar disease largely genetic

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The transmission of bipolar disease from generation to generation depends largely on genes, researchers report. Studies attempting to tease out the roles

Fracture risk appears higher with PPIs than with H2RAs

By Scott Baltic NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) appear to carry a higher risk of bone fractures than histamine-2 receptor antagonists (H2RAs), according to two new studies,

Prophylactic endoscopic clipping does not prevent delayed postpolypectomy bleeding

By Reuter Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Prophylactic endoscopic clipping does not prevent delayed postpolypectomy bleeding (DPPB) and should not be used routinely in most patients, according to a

Anxiety, anger and hope as women face childbirth during coronavirus pandemic

By Michael Kahn and Claudia Cristoferi PRAGUE/MILAN (Reuters) - To prepare for the birth of her first child, Veronika Legat, a 35-year-old Czech lawyer, has cut off contact with her family and friends

Coronavirus tag: How the pandemic can affect young minds

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - It's a bit like tag, except that you get tagged when someone coughs on you and that means you have the virus and have to go into isolation. If you come out and get

Sleep-disordered breathing tied to dementia-related brain changes

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) in cognitively healthy older adults is associated with brain changes typically seen in Alzheimer disease (AD), new

UK to use firefighters to deliver food, collect bodies in coronavirus crisis

By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - The United Kingdom will use firefighters to help deliver food, retrieve dead bodies and drive ambulances as it braces for the looming peak of the coronavirus

Some Kenyan nurses refuse coronavirus patients in protest over shortages - union

By Katharine Houreld NAIROBI (Reuters) - Nurses in Kenya's capital and at least two towns have launched protests or refused to treat suspected coronavirus patients because the government has not given

Paris hospitals near coronavirus breaking point

By John Irish and Johanna Decorse PARIS/TOULOSE (Reuters) - A spike in coronavirus cases will put France under huge pressure in coming days, its prime minister said on Friday, after reporting its

Coronavirus could kill 81,000 in U.S., subside in June - U. of Washington analysis

By Carl O'Donnell (Reuters) - The coronavirus pandemic could kill more than 81,000 people in the United States in the next four months and may not subside until June, according to a data analysis done

Hong Kong reports biggest daily rise in coronavirus cases

HONG KONG, March 27 (Reuters) - Hong Kong reported 65 new coronavirus infections on Friday, its biggest daily rise so far, taking the total number of cases in the Chinese-ruled city to 518, health



Irritable bowel syndrome not linked to increased mortality risk

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - In a nationwide prospective cohort study in Sweden, people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) had no increased mortality risk, researchers say. Investigators

INSIGHT-U.S. home healthcare industry warns of possible 'collapse'

By Michael Berens CHICAGO (Reuters) - Home healthcare providers, the lifelines to 12 million vulnerable Americans, are scrambling to decide how to serve patients who show symptoms of coronavirus - and

One ventilator, two patients: New York hospitals shift to crisis mode

By Jonathan Allen and Nick Brown NEW YORK (Reuters) - At least one New York hospital has begun putting two patients on a single ventilator machine, an experimental crisis-mode protocol some doctors

With obesity and diabetes epidemic, Mexico braces for coronavirus

By Stefanie Eschenbacher and Adriana Barrera MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Four of the six people who have died from coronavirus in Mexico so far had diabetes, raising alarm bells that a country with one of

Infants with neonatal COVID-19 seem to have mild course, favorable outcome

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The clinical symptoms of newborns with or at risk for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) appear to be mild and outcomes "favorable," researchers from China

Contrast-associated kidney injury uncommon, but tied to serious adverse outcomes

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Contrast-associated acute kidney injury (CA-AKI) is linked to an increased risk of serious adverse outcomes after angiography, but the incidence of the

SARS-CoV-2 not found on PPE after health worker contact with infected patients: pilot study

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Healthcare workers treating patients infected with SARS-CoV-2 did not appear to have traces of the virus on their personal protective equipment (PPE) when they

Pediatric malpractice claims decreased while median payout remained the same

By Carolyn Crist (Reuters Health) - During a 30-year period, the proportion of U.S. pediatricians who faced malpractice claims fell but the median indemnity stayed about the same, according to a new

Urologists step up to help manage COVID-19 outbreak

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Urologists in Singapore have described what it was like for them to step up and help manage the COVID-19 outbreak there. The surge of cases at the National

Iran uses teleconsultation via WhatsApp to screen, triage for COVID-19

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Rapidly expanding infections and deaths, and a limited supply of testing kits, spurred the Iranian Society of Radiology to launch a COVID-19

U.S. can avoid lockdowns if coronavirus returns -Fauci

By Lisa Lambert WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will likely see another cycle of the coronavirus sometime after the current outbreak has ended, but entire cities will not be need to be closed

Study sees 'severe and acute' emergency for world in coronavirus pandemic

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - The world faces "a severe and acute" emergency due to the pandemic caused by the coronavirus and national responses in the coming weeks will be critical to the

New York says hospitals overwhelmed under almost any coronavirus scenario

By Maria Caspani NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York state's hospitals will be overwhelmed under almost any realistic scenario in the coronavirus outbreak and authorities are adding capacity wherever

Spain extends coronavirus lockdown, in 'war' to buy medical supplies

By Nathan Allen and Inti Landauro MADRID (Reuters) - Spain extended its coronavirus lockdown on Thursday to at least April 12 as Europe's second-worst hit country fought "a real war" procuring medical

In Europe, tech battle against coronavirus clashes with privacy culture

By Anna Koper and Douglas Busvine WARSAW/BERLIN (Reuters) - Governments across Europe are turning to technology to track the spread of the coronavirus and monitor people under quarantine, an approach

Cheap antibody test sent for validation in coronavirus fight

By Alistair Smout and Andrew MacAskill LONDON (Reuters) - A British company behind a 10-minute coronavirus antibody test, which will cost about a $1, has begun sending prototypes to laboratories for

How many Americans have coronavirus? New Reuters poll might offer a hint

By Maurice Tamman NEW YORK (Reuters) - The official count of coronavirus infections in the United States sits at about 70,000 cases, but a chronic shortage of tests means only a fraction of the people

EXCLUSIVE-U.S. slashed CDC staff inside China prior to coronavirus outbreak

By Marisa Taylor WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration cut staff by more than two-thirds at a key U.S. public health agency operating inside China, as part of a larger rollback of U.S.-

Africa's window to contain coronavirus narrowing -WHO

By Reuters Staff NAIROBI (Reuters) - About half of the countries in sub-Saharan Africa still have a "narrowing" opportunity to curb the spread of coronavirus in the local population, the regional head

Italian scientists investigate possible earlier emergence of coronavirus

By Emilio Parodi and Silvia Aloisi MILAN (Reuters) - Italian researchers are looking at whether a higher than usual number of cases of severe pneumonia and flu in Lombardy in the last quarter of 2019

COVID-19's sexual health repercussions put most vulnerable at risk

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The social and economic disruption underway as the COVID-19 pandemic rages is likely to have negative consequences for sexual and reproductive health

Progression of non-geographic atrophy common in nAMD

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Most eyes with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) will develop non-geographic atrophy (NGA) after two years of treatment with

Brain exercises may curb cognitive impairment

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Exercises aimed at improving vision-based speed of processing (VSOP) and other brain functions may slow the progress of mild cognitive impairment,

EXCLUSIVE-As coronavirus spreads, U.S. military to withhold some infection data

(\) By Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military has decided it will stop providing some of the more granular data about coronavirus infections within its ranks out of

Australia enters 4,000 healthcare workers in trial for coronavirus vaccine

By Byron Kaye SYDNEY, March 26 (Reuters)Thousands of Australian healthcare workers will begin a trial to see if a century-old vaccine for tuberculosis can fight off the new coronavirus, researchers

Mass testing explains Germany's relatively low death rate from coronavirus- virologist

By Reuters Staff BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's relatively low rate of deaths so far from coronavirus is largely due to the high number of tests being carried out in the country, meaning authorities are

Guideline highlights safety during autopsy in suspected COVID-19 cases

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The UK's Royal College of Pathologists (RCPath) has released new guidelines that emphasize risk reduction during postmortem examinations of individuals

COVID-19 alters clinical laboratory operations

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The COVID-19 pandemic has affected clinical laboratory operations by increasing testing volume and raising biosafety concerns, according to reports from

Long workdays tied to higher COVID-19 risk in healthcare workers

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Long workdays, especially in high-risk departments, are associated with significantly higher risk of acquiring COVID-19 in healthcare workers, according to

Beware second waves of COVID-19 if lockdowns eased early - study

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Extending school and work closures at the coronavirus' ground zero in China may delay a second wave of infections, researchers said on Thursday, urging the rest of

Do more to stop coronavirus price gouging, U.S. states tell Amazon, Walmart, Facebook

By Nandita Bose WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of 32 U.S. states have a message for the nation's leading online platforms: You are not doing enough to stop price gouging amid the coronavirus crisis.

Experimental drug offers HIV control for some when standard therapy fails

By Gene Emery (Reuters Health) - The experimental drug fostemsavir can lower the HIV-1 virus level in patients resistant to conventional therapy, according to a new study that looked at 371 volunteers

UK government orders 10,000 ventilators from Dyson for coronavirus patients

By Reuters Staff LONDON (Reuters) - The British government has ordered 10,000 medical ventilators designed at breakneck speed by vacuum cleaner-maker Dyson, billionaire founder James Dyson said in an

SARS-CoV-2 infection rate higher in cancer patients

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The SARS-CoV-2 infection rate appears to be more than twice as high in cancer patients as in the general population, according to data from Wuhan, China. "

Experimental dengue vaccine continues to show promise

By Megan Brooks NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - New data from two clinical trials continue to support the efficacy and safety of Takeda's live attenuated tetravalent dengue-vaccine candidate TAK-003. Both

Family member detention, deportation compromises mental health for Latino teens

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Latino and Latina teens who have a family member detained or deported are at increased risk for suicidal thoughts, alcohol use, and destructive behavior, a U.S.

E-cigarette users have carcinogen biomarkers linked to bladder cancer in their urine

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Biomarkers of carcinogens with a strong link to bladder cancer are present in urine of e-cigarette users, a systematic review suggests. As reported in European

U.S. insurers often don't cover permanent hair removal for transgender and gender minority patients

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - Transgender and gender minority patients in the U.S. often don't have insurance coverage for permanent hair removal, which could be a barrier for gender-affirming

Americans more likely to feel down, stressed, on hot days

By Linda Carroll (Reuters Health) - Hot days increase the probability that the average American adult will report bad mental health, a new study suggests. Based on 17 years of U.S. survey data,

China's coronavirus response included mental health assistance

By Marilynn Larkin (Reuters) - China's proactive approach to providing online mental health services during the coronavirus outbreak was an important part of its overall emergency response, doctors

UK will have antibody tests ready in days, official says

By Reuters Staff LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will have test kits available within days to be sent to households to establish whether people have contracted the new coronavirus and developed immunity, a

INSIGHT-As virus explodes, world races to mask up

By Michael Shields, Carl O'Donnell, Roxanne Liu and Anthony Deutsch ZURICH (Reuters) - Spiez Lab, a government-run institute in the Swiss mountains, was set up to protect the nation from nuclear,

Pharmacies set policies to stop U.S. hoarding of potential coronavirus treatments

By Caroline Humer and Manas Mishra (Reuters) - Pharmacies CVS Health and Express Scripts, part of Cigna Corp, are setting up measures to prevent hoarding in the United States of malaria drug

Mylan waives exclusive U.S. distribution rights for potential COVID-19 therapy

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - U.S. drugmaker Mylan NV said on Wednesday it had waived its exclusive U.S. distribution rights to its generic version of HIV treatment Kaletra, which is currently being

Gilead asks FDA to revoke orphan drug status for potential coronavirus drug

By Reuters Staff (Reuters) - Gilead Sciences Inc said on Wednesday it had requested the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to rescind the "orphan drug" status for its experimental drug, remdesivir,

New Orleans is next coronavirus epicenter, catalyst for spread in south, experts say

By Brad Brooks (Reuters) - New Orleans is on track to become the next coronavirus epicenter in the United States, dashing hopes that less densely populated and warmer-climate cities would not be hit

Stress? Fear of COVID-19? Therapists treating the vulnerable go online to help

By Menna A. Farouk CAIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As the spread of coronavirus grows so too has people's stress levels and anxieties, prompting businesses for good around the world to turn to

Refugees to the rescue? Germany taps migrant medics to battle virus

By Riham Alkousaa and Paul Carrel BERLIN (Reuters) - Five years ago the arrival of a wave of refugees caused much consternation and fuelled support for Germany's far-right. Now, the country is turning

German cathedral dusts off relics of St Corona, patron of epidemics

By Reuters Staff AACHEN, Germany (Reuters) - Germany's Aachen Cathedral has dug out the relics of little-known Saint Corona, patron saint of resisting epidemics, from its treasure chamber and is

Canakinumab may curb anemia

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Along with other directly beneficial effects in patients with a history of myocardial infarction, interleukin-1beta inhibition with canakinumab appears to

Biomarker panel predicts Crohn's disease years before diagnosis

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Levels of serum biomarkers can predict patients who will go on to develop Crohn's disease (CD) up to five years before they are diagnosed, according to new

Fever clinics help manage patients with COVID-19 in China

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The establishment of adult fever clinics for triaging patients facilitated the management of patients with suspected COVID-19 in China, doctors there

Summer heat unlikely to halt coronavirus, EU body says

By Francesco Guarascio BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Summer heat is unlikely to stop the spread of the coronavirus, and every country in Europe is forecast to run out of intensive care beds by mid-April unless

Indian doctors evicted over coronavirus transmission fears- medical body

By Aditya Kalra and Devjyot Ghoshal NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Some doctors combatting India's coronavirus outbreak have been evicted from their homes by force, a medical association said on Wednesday, due

UK changed its approach after ventilator demand estimate doubled

By Reuters Staff LONDON (Reuters) - Britain toughened its approach to the coronavirus outbreak after estimates of the number of people who would need invasive mechanical ventilation in intensive care

INSIGHT-U.S. companies, labs rush to produce blood test for coronavirus immunity

By Chad Terhune, Allison Martell and Julie Steenhuysen (Reuters) - As the United States works overtime to screen thousands for the novel coronavirus, a new blood test offers the chance to find out who

Spain's coronavirus death toll surpasses that of China

By Sonya Dowsett and Jesús Aguado MADRID (Reuters) - Spain registered an overnight jump of 738 deaths from coronavirus on Wednesday, pushing the death toll above that of China, where the disease

EXCLUSIVE-EU states need 10 times more coronavirus equipment, internal document

By Francesco Guarascio BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union states need 10 times as much personal protective equipment and other medical devices, such as ventilators, to tackle the coronavirus than

Chelation beneficial in iron-overloaded patients at lower risk of myelodysplastic syndromes

By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Iron chelation therapy (ICT) with deferasirox led to longer event-free survival in iron-overloaded patients at low-to-intermediate risk of

Intensive program prevents COVID-19 in patients with decompensated cirrhosis

By Will Boggs MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - An intensive program implemented in Wuhan, China, prevented COVID-19 in 82 outpatients and 29 inpatients with decompensated cirrhosis. "Protecting

Genetic testing aids diagnosis of familial hypercholesterolemia

By Will Boggs NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Adding genetic testing to the evaluation of patients at risk of familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) significantly increases the number of individuals diagnosed

Total daily steps, not speed, linked to lower all-cause mortality

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Higher daily step counts, but not speed, are associated with lower all-cause mortality, suggests a new study in a representative sample of U.S. adults. Researchers

Suicide attempts more common among LVAD recipients

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Among heart failure patients with implanted left ventricular assist devices (LVAD), suicide attempt rates are dramatically higher than among others with chronic

UPDATE 1-Trump administration unclear over emergency production measure to combat coronavirus

(Recasts with Pence comments) By Reuters Staff WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration sowed confusion on Tuesday over use of a 1950s era emergency act to procure coronavirus test kits amid

Americans divided as states postpone abortions over coronavirus

By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The U.S. states of Texas and Ohio have ordered abortions be postponed as non-essential procedures to free up resources to fight coronavirus,

UK to open temporary London hospital to tackle coronavirus outbreak

By Reuters Staff LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will open a temporary hospital next week at the ExCel exhibition center in east London, health minister Matt Hancock said on Tuesday, as the country posted

Britain seeking 250,000 volunteers to help health service

By Reuters Staff LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is looking for 250,000 volunteers to help the National Health Service (NHS) and vulnerable people hit by the coronavirus crisis, health minister Matt

Inpatient 'voiding school' could boost continence in kids with refractory non-neurogenic overactive bladder

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - An inpatient bladder rehabilitation "voiding school" appears to improve day- and night-time incontinence in children with refractory non-neurogenic

Location of coronary-artery lesion not tied to stenting outcome

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The outcomes of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with new-generation drug-eluting stents (DES) in patients with proximal left anterior descending (

Relapse with rituximab more common in severe pemphigus

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Pemphigus patients with severe disease and those with persistent anti-desmoglein (DSG) antibodies three months after starting treatment with rituximab are

Two-step screening strategy for biliary atresia in newborns shows promise

By Reuters Staff NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Newborn screening for biliary atresia using direct or conjugated bilirubin measurements has a high diagnostic yield, detecting all known infants with the

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