White House blocks FDA’s power to regulate lab tests

(HealthDay)—The Trump administration has blocked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration from regulating a wide swath of laboratory tests, including ones for the coronavirus. The new policy, which was posted Wednesday and is strongly opposed by the FDA itself, stunned health experts and laboratories because of its timing, the Washington Post reported. The change could result in unreliable coronavirus tests […]

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Black newborns three times more likely to die when cared for by white doctor: study

A team of researchers from several institutions in the U.S. has found that newborn Black babies are three times more likely to die just after birth when they are cared for by a white doctor, compared to the national average. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the group describes their study of Florida medical […]

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White House confident in coronavirus test despite false negatives – The Denver Post

WASHINGTON — Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said Friday the White House still has confidence in a rapid COVID-19 test it has been using despite new data suggesting the test may return false negatives. The head of the Food and Drug Administration said Friday his agency has provided new guidance to the White House after data suggested that […]

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White House turns to statistical models for coronavirus forecast – The Denver Post

WASHINGTON — Like forecasters tracking a megastorm, White House officials are relying on statistical models to help predict the impact of the coronavirus outbreak and try to protect as many people as possible. The public could get its first close look at the Trump administration’s own projections Tuesday at the daily briefing. High numbers of potential deaths estimated under different models have […]

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Cancer symptoms: The sign on your tongue that could signal the deadly disease

Cancer refers to any one of a large number of diseases characterised by the development of abnormal cells that divide uncontrollably and have the ability to infiltrate and destroy normal body tissue. Signs and symptoms caused by cancer will vary depending on what part of the body is affected. There are a number of symptoms associated with the tongue that […]

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Kate Middleton Just Wore the Cutest White Sneakers for Summer

Summer is basically here, and so is Kate Middleton’s latest fashion: a casual, lace-up white sneaker that’s perfect for the season—and too cute to pass up. The Duchess of Cambridge was spotted wearing the crisp white Superga Cotu Sneakers ($65; nordstrom.com) along with a dreamy eyelet blouse from M.I.H. Jeans and a chic pair of culottes from Massimo Dutti (that […]

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