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Anxiety, depression increasing among mothers during the COVID-19 pandemic

By ALEXIS CARRINGTON, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) -- More pregnant women and new mothers are experiencing symptoms of anxiety and depression during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study.The disruptions of the COVID-19 on daily life has left many feeling anxious or depressed, making the future seem uncertain, but these…... Read More

This is how wearables could catch early coronavirus symptoms

By DR. STEPHANIE E. FARBER, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- In the ongoing quest for COVID-19 solutions, some researchers have said they believe wearable devices -- Apple Watches and FitBits, products by Garmin and WHOOP -- may help provide early warning signs of possible illness.One device in particular, the Oura ring,…... Read More

Masks are a flashpoint amid the coronavirus pandemic. Here's what science says about them.

By Dr. Ayodola Adigun, Dr. Alexis E. Carrington, Dr. Stephanie E. Farber, Dr. Jessica Johnson and Sony Salzman(NEW YORK) -- Masks have become a symbol of the coronavirus pandemic -- at first largely foreign to Americans, then treated skeptically by officials looking to preserve protection for health workers and then…... Read More

How four states are battling coronavirus with very different outcomes

By SOO RIN KIM, OLIVIA RUBIN, ALI DUKAKIS and LAURA ROMERO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- In New York, the original epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States, there are signs of life returning to normal as the caseload and fatality rates have been driven down to levels not…... Read More

The pain management revolution

By DR. STEPHANIE E. FARBER, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- In a country plagued by the opioid crisis, the race is on to find novel solutions for managing pain. One in five Americans experience some sort of chronic pain.Opioids are powerful painkillers prescribed by a doctor. Because they are highly addictive,…... Read More

Northwell Health opens Long Island’s first transgender health care center

By DR. DANIELLE WEITZER and SONY SALZMAN, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Despite growing mainstream recognition in popular culture and media, transgender people in the United States still face widespread discrimination in the doctor's office, with a 2015 survey finding that over one-third have been harassed or refused medical care.In the…... Read More

Early trial results keep Pfizer vaccine development on track for possible 2020 distribution

By KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) -- As the novel coronavirus continues to spread across the U.S. and abroad, new hope may be emerging in the race to develop a vaccine.Pfizer, one of a handful of companies racing to develop a vaccine, reported promising new data Wednesday from its early…... Read More

How air purifiers and cleaners may help keep you safer indoors from COVID-19

By Eden David, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- As states begin to adjust to a new normal and people start spending more time indoors, experts and local officials are starting to consider the role air filtration and ventilation may play in slowing the spread of COVID-19 in indoor spaces.Most recently, New…... Read More

60% of all COVID-19 cases reported in last month: WHO

By Catherine Thorbecke, ABC News (GENEVA) -- The World Health Organization announced on Wednesday that 60% of all COVID-19 cases globally have been reported in the last month."For the past week, the number of new cases has exceeded 160,000 on every single day," WHO Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus…... Read More

Scientists test which face covering style best protects against the coronavirus

By IVAN PEREIRA, EVA PILGRIM and NICK COULSON, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Face coverings for COVID-19 protection come in all shapes, sizes, materials and colors.From bandanas and DIY masks made from handkerchiefs to custom-made cotton masks with your favorite sports team emboldened on the front, health experts say those coverings…... Read More

Quest, LabCorp warn of coronavirus testing delays as demand surges amid outbreaks

By ALI DUKAKIS, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- As COVID-19 test positivity rates resurged in recent weeks, private test providers have made efforts to sound the alarm that the rising demand for testing may outpace their ability to process the new influx without accumulating a backlog.The development is eerily reminiscent of…... Read More