Amid the desperate search for COVID-19 treatments, several companies selling colloidal silver supplements have been taken to task for dubious claims.

Denise Almeida had to visit 5 doctors in Belém, Brazil, to get an accurate diagnosis: leprosy.  

COVID-19 has sent ICUs eerily silent, save the ambient noise of machines working to keep the sickest patients alive.   With loved ones forced to stay away, palliative care workers teams are often been the only person in the room when a person dies.   Several shared their…

Race is included in many digital decision-making tools that guide doctors and can lead to reduced access to treatments for Blacks compared with whites, according to a New England Journal of Medicine article published yesterday.

Preliminary results showing that a cheap steroid reduces the risk of death among gravely ill COIVD-19 patients is inspiring hope and skepticism.  The finding has not been peer-reviewed, but University of Oxford researchers announced the steroid dexamethasone—when given to…

Even as the US government bought up ventilators to replenish a national stockpile, states scrambled to buy medical supplies from private companies in a chaotic spiral of bidding wars.   While it’s illegal to price-gouge crucial resources during an emergency, prices…

A COVID-19 survivor in her 20s received a double lung transplant last week after being on a ventilator and heart-lung machine for nearly 2 months, AP reports.   The procedure is believed to be the first of its kind in the US.  

Could existing polio vaccines be used to fight coronavirus?   Researchers—including Robert Gallo, who helped discover HIV—are seeking funding to test their theory, making their case in Science this week.   They argue that live attenuated vaccines can trigger “interferon and…

Before COVID-19, Sister Astridah Banda—a Catholic nun in Zambia— offered up maternal health advice over the airwaves. Now she’s pivoted to address the COVID-19 crisis in local languages.   English is Zambia’s official language—but over 70 languages are spoken across the…

One of the biggest questions around an eventual COVID-19 vaccine: Will it be equitably deployed throughout the world?   Inspired by previous efforts around Ebola and pneumococcal vaccines,