Ignaz Semmelweis, the pioneering doctor behind hand-washing

There was a time in the not-too-distant past when hand-washing, even for doctors, wasn’t considered part of basic hygiene. That is, until one man sounded the alarm. You have to hand it to Ignaz Semmelweis, the 19th-century Hungarian doctor. For it was Semmelweis who determined, after studying maternity ward deaths, that it was hand-washing More...

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By admin On Sunday, March 29th, 2020
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Egg prices triple in 3 weeks amid coronavirus panic shopping

Americans may have to make do with chocolate eggs this Easter, as the real ones could prove elusive. Along with hand sanitizer and toilet paper, consumers hunkering down due to the coronavirus have been filling More...

By admin On Saturday, March 28th, 2020
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“How can camp happen?”: Summer camps in limbo amid coronavirus

Indefinite school closures. No play dates. Organized sports canceled. As parents and children across the country have settled into a new normal amid the coronavirus pandemic, planning ahead to the summer is More...

By admin On Saturday, March 28th, 2020
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COVID-19 cases top 600,000 worldwide

There are now more than 100,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States and over 600,000 worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University. President Trump on Friday signed a massive $2 trillion stimulus More...

By admin On Saturday, March 28th, 2020
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This small gin maker switched to hand sanitizer and now can keep paying its 16 employees

Nimble distillery owners across the country are starting to produce hand sanitizer as the coronavirus causes nationwide shortages of this and other products used by doctors and nurses on the front lines of fighting More...

By admin On Friday, March 27th, 2020
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The mystery behind Germany’s low coronavirus death rate

Berlin — Compared to other countries, the number of deaths caused by the novel coronavirus in Germany has been surprisingly low.  According to the country’s federal health agency, The Robert Koch Institute More...

By admin On Friday, March 27th, 2020
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U.K. leader tests positive as U.S. states seek help

  1m ago School closures extended for another 2 weeks in New York state New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that schools across the state will close for at More...

By admin On Friday, March 27th, 2020
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How Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift are helping their fans during the coronavirus crisis

“Thank You, Next” hit maker Ariana Grande is giving a helping hand to her fans suffering a great financial loss during the coronavirus crisis. The Grammy award winner has been sending $500 and $1,000 More...

By admin On Thursday, March 26th, 2020
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Pregnant women face birth alone during coronavirus

The birth of a child is a pivotal moment. One that is often shared between spouses, even grandparents and siblings. Now, however, due to the rapidly spreading coronavirus pandemic, women across the United States More...

By admin On Thursday, March 26th, 2020
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Millions of jobless seek help as 1,000 die in U.S.

  10m ago New York governor holds a briefing on virus response New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is holding a briefing. He said Wednesday there are now more than 30,000 More...