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Thursday, July 29, 2021
Emergency Doctor On How Her Work Has Changed During The Pandemic

Emergency Doctor On How Her Work Has Changed During The Pandemic

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NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Dr. Sachita Shah, an emergency physician at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, about her experiences over the course of the pandemic.
FDA revokes emergency use of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19

FDA revokes emergency use of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19

The FDA revokes emergency authorization for the use of hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19. George Frey/AFP via Getty Images For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. An anti-malaria drug President Donald Trump touted as a treatment for COVID-19 has taken another hit, this time from the US Food and…
FDA Withdraws Emergency Use Authorization For Hydroxychloroquine

FDA Withdraws Emergency Use Authorization For Hydroxychloroquine

A bottle of hydroxychloroquine tablets in Texas City, Texas. The Food and Drug Administration has rescinded its emergency use authorization for the drug. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption toggle caption David J. Phillip/AP The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today withdrew a special status known as emergency use authorization for the drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine.…
FDA Grants Emergency Use Authorization For 1st Coronavirus Antigen Test

FDA Grants Emergency Use Authorization For 1st Coronavirus Antigen Test

The antigen test is the third to have received FDA emergency authorization for the coronavirus. The others are a PCR test and an antibody test. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption toggle caption Seth Wenig/AP The antigen test is the third to have received FDA emergency authorization for the coronavirus. The others are a PCR test and…
An Emergency Physician Answers Questions About Possible Treatments For COVID-19

An Emergency Physician Answers Questions About Possible Treatments For COVID-19

Dr. Jeremy Faust, an emergency physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital and an instructor at Harvard Medical School, answers listener questions about possible treatments for COVID-19.
FDA issues emergency authorization to use remdesivir as COVID-19 treatment

FDA issues emergency authorization to use remdesivir as COVID-19 treatment

Remdesivir will be given to coronavirus patients who are "hospitalized with severe disease." Ulrich Perrey / POOL / AFP For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. The US Food and Drug Administration has issued an emergency authorization for the drug remdesivir to be used in cases of COVID-19…
Create a Childcare Plan for Emergencies

Create a Childcare Plan for Emergencies

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Photo: ShutterstockQuick: You have two kids with you, one gets hurt badly enough to have to go to the hospital, but the other one isn’t allowed to ride along in the ambulance. What do you do? Or! You slice your finger up real good while prepping dinner and you know stitches are necessary but the…
Opinion: Emergency Rooms Shouldn’t Be Parking Lots For Patients

Opinion: Emergency Rooms Shouldn’t Be Parking Lots For Patients

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Waits for inpatient beds are an important factor in ER overcrowding. UpperCut Images/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption UpperCut Images/Getty Images Waits for inpatient beds are an important factor in ER overcrowding. UpperCut Images/Getty Images On a good day in the emergency room where we work, patients who need to be admitted to the hospital…
‘Local weather emergency’: Over 11,000 scientists sound thunderous warning

‘Local weather emergency’: Over 11,000 scientists sound thunderous warning

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Scientists from 153 different countries have issued a dire warning. CNET Humanity faces "untold suffering" unless we significantly improve our efforts to protect the planet, an alliance of international scientists and researchers warn. That warning, published Tuesday in the journal BioScience, summarizes much of the scientific research over the last 40 years and states that the…
Automobiles with modern emergency situation brakes still struck child-size dummies in 89% of street-crossing tests, a brand-new research study discovers

Automobiles with modern emergency situation brakes still struck child-size dummies in...

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Pedestrian-detection systems do little to protect the people they detect, new data from AAA has found. Researchers found that crashes were avoided less than half of the time in tests on four new vehicles. For children, the results were even more dire, with 89% of crashes occurring despite the features. Visit Business Insider's homepage for…

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