What went wrong on the Diamond Princess? Why cruise ships are a hotbed for viral outbreaks

The decision to quarantine some 3,700 people on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan amid an outbreak of coronavirus is unprecedented. But experts say it's also likely doing more harm than good. "It would be extremely difficult to end up...

No Reason for 45% of Antibiotic Prescriptions

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly half of antibiotic prescriptions for Medicaid patients appear to be inappropriate, new research suggests. That kind of overprescribing raises risks for everyone, experts say, as bacteria gain more...

Coronavirus Infects 174 People Aboard Cruise Ship

Every passenger has been issued a thermometer to monitor themselves, asked to report anything over 99.5 F (37.5 C), Frasure said. The Captain makes daily announcements via loudspeakers in each cabin.  He recently reassured passengers that the air they are breathing...

New potential cause of Minamata mercury poisoning identified

One of the world's most horrific environmental disasters -- the 1950 and 60s mercury poisoning in Minamata, Japan -- may have been caused by a previously unstudied form of mercury discharged directly from a chemical factory, research by the University...

Organ-specific signature profiles for blood vessel cells

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago have discovered that endothelial cells -- those that create the inner lining of blood vessels -- have unique genetic signatures based on their location in the body. Their study, which is published...

Why Doctors Dismiss Dizziness

Three years ago I wrote an essay for Well about the chronic dizziness that had devastated my life. In response, I received thousands of letters, calls, tweets, emails and messages from Times readers who were grateful to see a version...

New Cases Are Reported as Beijing Sets New Rules

Here’s what you need to know: Image A checkpoint outside an office building in Beijing. Even before the capital issued its new rules, local committees had been playing an increasingly assertive role across China.Credit...Gilles Sabrie for The New York Times...

How visions, dreams and end-of-life experiences help people prepare for death

Later, they learned that Mary had delivered a stillborn baby years before she had her other children. What had seemed like a bizarre hallucination actually seemed to help address a trauma she had held inside for years. She died peacefully...

The lethal legacy of early 20th-century radiation quackery

To the curator’s relief, the team banished the intimate irradiator to a desert grave. It’s now buried with other atomic waste at a disposal site near Nevada’s infamous Area 51, the secretive military facility near Las Vegas associated with UFO...

Virtual Reality Brings New Vision to Health Care

Deena Berkowitz, MD, Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, D.C. Gerald Grant, MD, Stanford Children’s Health, Palo Alto, CA. Walter Jean, MD, George Washington University Hospital, Washington, D.C. Linda Larrimore, Newark, DE. Cynthia D. Waddington, registered nurse, ChristianaCare Helen F. Graham...
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