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Clinical trial of potential coronavirus treatment hydroxychloroquine begins, NIH says

A human clinical trial for an antimalarial drug touted as a possible treatment option for patients with COVID-19 infections began this week, according to the National Institute of Health (NIH).The NIH in a news release on Thursday said a clinical trial for the drug hydroxychloroquine began with the first participants enrolled at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in...

Coronavirus: What you need to know

As coronavirus continues to spread across the country and the globe, there is important information you should know about the disease, what you can do to mitigate its impact, and how you can keep yourself and others safe.Coronavirus: Symptoms and transmissionWhat are the symptoms?Many symptoms of COVID-19 and influenza...

Amid coronavirus-related cuts, Texas hospital offers employees bonuses

As many as 16 million Americans have lost their jobs over the last three weeks, and frontline health care workers saw pay cuts and benefits slashed while they put their personal health at risk to take care of the nation’s sickened novel coronavirus patients.But in Texas, where there have been over 11,400 confirmed cases of COVID-19, one hospital is...

Coronavirus now killing more Americans than cancer, heart disease: report

COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, is now the No. 1 cause of death in the U.S. -- killing more people on average per day than cancer or heart disease.The virus is the cause of 1,970 deaths in the U.S. per day, according to a graph published Tuesday by Dr. Maria Danilychev, based in San Diego, Calif....

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