A rapidly evolving health story broke in late December when a novel illness originating in Wuhan, China made the news. Reports of the number of infected people swiftly rose, and isolated cases of this new coronavirus — dubbed 2019-nCoV by scientists — have appeared in several countries due to international […]

By SAURABH JHA, MD Clever Hans Preetham Srinivas, the head of the chest radiograph project in Qure.ai, summoned Bhargava Reddy, Manoj Tadepalli, and Tarun Raj to the meeting room. “Get ready for an all-nighter, boys,” said Preetham. Qure’s scientists began investigating the algorithm’s mysteriously high performance on chest radiographs from […]

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) — When most people think of sexual harassment of females on the job, they assume it’s happening to lower-level staffers. But surprisingly, women supervisors actually encounter more of it than other female workers, a new study finds. Researchers examined workplace […]

Jan. 24, 2020 — A second travel-related case of a new strain of coronavirus in the U.S. has been confirmed in a Chicago resident. The patient is a woman in her 60s. She had symptoms a few days after returning to the U.S. from a trip to Wuhan, China, on […]

Jan. 24, 2020 — Public health officials in Washington state are following 43 ”close contacts” of the first U.S. patient diagnosed with a coronavirus that came from China and has sickened hundreds of people and killed more than two dozen. The CDC confirmed the Washington state resident’s diagnosis Tuesday. By […]

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) — An immune system that’s not functioning normally may lead to lung cancer in patients who don’t smoke, a new study suggests. “A strong immune system helps to keep inflammation under control and chronic inflammation is known to promote cancer,” […]

FRIDAY, Jan. 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) — More than one-third of working Americans don’t get enough sleep, and the problem is greatest among the police, the military, health care workers and truckers, researchers report. Their analysis of data from more than 150,000 employed adults between 2010 and 2018 also found […]

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A daily baby aspirin helped first-time mothers lower their chances of delivering too soon in a new clinical trial, though it’s not clear the practice should become routine everywhere. The trial, which was run in six lower-income countries, found […]