Health Care

U.S. sets new single-day record for coronavirus infections

Sat, 24 Oct 2020
The latest surge comes ahead of what's expected to be an especially dangerous winter for the virus, with hospitalizations already... Read more

CDC broadens definition of who's at risk of getting coronavirus

Wed, 21 Oct 2020
The updated guidance defines a “close contact” as anyone who spends at least 15 minutes within six feet of an... Read more

Why the U.S. doesn’t have an at-home coronavirus test yet

Wed, 21 Oct 2020
Concerns about the tests’ reliability, how consumers might react to their results and how public health departments will track them... Read more

DOJ announces $8B-plus settlement with OxyContin maker

Wed, 21 Oct 2020
The settlement with the opioid manufacturer comes less than two weeks before Election Day.... Read more

Trump’s broadsides against science put GOP governors in a bind

Wed, 21 Oct 2020
The clashing messages come as large swaths of the country experience uncontrolled spread that state officials fear could swamp their... Read more