Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A versatile antiviral emerges to fight COVID-19

Scientists everywhere are working overtime to develop treatments for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Many existing drugs and new candidates are being tested, with the hope of easing the global ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Euro banknotes safe to touch despite coronavirus: ECB

There is no significant risk of catching the coronavirus from euro banknotes, the European Central Bank said Tuesday, citing lab tests that showed the germs survived far longer on other surfaces.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Sharp drop in demand seen for COVID-19 tests at private labs

There has been such a drop in demand for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) tests at private labs in the United States that they have "considerable" unused capacity and can test more patients with less severe symptoms, the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

China changes method of counting virus infected... again

China said Thursday it has again changed the method of counting patients with the novel coronavirus and will now include only those diagnosed by sophisticated laboratory testing.

Health

Death of STAT lab tests could be good for patient care

While a lab test might be ordered STAT to help save a life, a new study suggests that the STAT test order should rest in peace, and instead the time standard for most clinical lab tests, like the commonly requested complete ...

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