Pandemic threatens to deepen crisis in mental health care

More than three weeks after Brandon Bell stopped showing up at a New York office that serves people with schizophrenia, employees finally located him at a nearby homeless shelter. The office remains open, but patients aren’t stopping by as much during the pandemic. Group activities such as the weekly Caribbean…

New study warns of COVID-19 impact on cardiovascular health

A recent study shows that a significant number of people who develop coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) may experience serious cardiovascular complications. Moreover, some possible treatments of the respiratory disease could end up harming cardiovascular health. As they assessed data from people who received medical care for COVID-19, researchers recently started…

On the front lines: Sharon Abada

Sharon Abada, a medical student at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, describes volunteer work she is doing with the St. Louis County Department of Public Health on COVID-19 contact tracing. This video is part of a series of short videos focusing on how Washington University health-care workers, scientists and…

Stormi Webster’s Baby Album

Kylie Jenner has adopted a “privacy please” policy when it comes to sharing photos of her first daughter, Stormi Webster, with boyfriend Travis Scott. That’s why when the couple post pics of the little girl, whom they welcomed on February 1, 2018, they’re all the more special. The reality star…

Moderna's human tests suggest its vaccine may 'neutralize' coronavirus

Moderna’s experimental coronavirus vaccine produced antibodies that could block the virus in early human trials, raising hopes in fight against pandemic Early results from human trials of Moderna’s vaccine candidate showed the shot produced antibodies capable of neutralizing the virus  The findings are from tests of the shot’s safety, however,…

New research finds ‘Dr. Google’ is almost always wrong

Many people turn to ‘Dr. Google’ to self-diagnose their health symptoms and seek medical advice, but online symptom checkers are only accurate about a third of the time, according to new Edith Cowan University (ECU) research published in the Medical Journal of Australia today. The study analysed 36 international mobile…