Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Water-repellent substance could enter coronavirus fight

Personal protective equipment (PPE) has been at the center of the fight against COVID-19. Like rarely before, the unforgiving virus has shown medical providers the essential importance of top-line devices.

Health

FDA moves to ban most powdered surgical gloves (Update)

Federal health officials are moving to ban most surgical gloves made with powder, a feature designed to make them easier to wear, but which actually poses health risks to patients and health professionals.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

From Ebola front line: Teaching how to stay safe

He's traveled to the sites of worrisome outbreaks of SARS, bird flu, MERS. But the Ebola outbreak that's spiraled out of control in West Africa presents new challenges for even a veteran infectious disease doctor—starting ...