We all have the right to refuse medical treatment, but the government could penalise those who refuse a COVID-19 vaccine.
Some viruses can hide out in the body and reemerge at later times. Which viruses do this, and can the new coronavirus do this too?
Stories featuring demons and sex date back to early Judaism and Christianity. They inspired the witch craze and continue to be believed by many conservative Christians in America.
Telehealth has seen massive increases in use since the pandemic started. When done right, remote health care can be just as effective as in-person medicine.
The use of military metaphors in some contexts can be helpful. In medicine? Not so much.
Professor Akinkugbe made significant contributions in hypertension and renal medicine research. He was widely acclaimed as the authority on hypertension in African people.
Nigeria’s medical community is mourning the death of medical professor and university administrator, Emeritus Professor Oladipo Olujimi Akinkugbe.
Scanning through billions of chemicals to find a few potential drugs for treating COVID-19 requires computers that harness together thousands of processors.
Since the state's first coronavirus case surfaced, trained case investigators have traced the contacts of every person who tested positive. Here's what else South Carolina got right.
COVID-19 patients are spending weeks in intensive care units, isolated and alone, knowing they have a disease that doctors don't fully understand. It's a recipe for post-traumatic stress disorder.
Bleach to defeat COVID-19 or fire to dispel plague, history is full of quack medicine.
Researchers from New York University are designing AI algorithms to help predict COVID-19 outcomes.
A biomedical researcher and pediatrician who works with Kawasaki disease and COVID-19 explains the similarities and differences in the worrisome cases doctors are starting to see.
Sunlight is not a cure for everything, and certainly not for COVID-19, but 100 years ago it was a popular treatment.
The government doesn't know how many people have died of COVID-19, in part because it didn't require nursing homes to report cases to the CDC. In some states, over half of deaths are in nursing homes.
Southern governors are starting to reopen their economies at the same time COVID-19 cases are spreading through the rural South.
While COVID-19 raises the risk for people with underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and COPD, social distancing can make it harder to keep up diets and medication.
Testing everyone for COVID-19 isn't realistic in a country the size of the US, but there are ways to design testing systems that can catch most of the cases.
As the health care system tries to solve the crisis in care around the coronavirus, pharmacists stand ready to help, but they face limits.
A lot of numbers are being tossed around about COVID-19 and what to expect in the future. They're being used to make critical public health decisions, but they aren't as simple as they appear.