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The head of emergencies at the World Health Organization said Monday the agency's “best estimates” indicate roughly 1 in 10 people worldwide may have been infected by the coronavirus — more than 20 times the number of confirmed cases — and warned of a difficult period ahead.
Laboratories across the U.S. are buckling under a surge of coronavirus tests, creating long processing delays that experts say are actually undercutting the pandemic response.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was being treated for a possible infection and was expected to stay in the hospital for a few days following a medical procedure, the Supreme Court said in a statement Tuesday.
For the first time, a blood test has been shown to help detect many types of cancer in a study of thousands of people with no history or symptoms of the disease.
Johns Hopkins University, whose researchers have been at the forefront of the global response to the coronavirus, is expecting to cut salaries and furlough and lay off employees because of multimillion-dollar losses arising from the pandemic, its president has announced.
The global death toll from the coronavirus has surpassed 100,000, with more than half the U.S. deaths clustered in the three-state metro area around New York City
Incumbent board member Mitch Swenson said the school district needs the two-year capital property levy of 50 cents per $1,000 on November’s ballot to acquire land for future schools and upgrade technology in schools. Challenger Bill Johns said he believes the capital levy is a result of excessive teacher pay increases causing the district to dip into reserve funding.
Billions are spent each year on vitamins in the U.S., but a massive new analysis again questions the benefit of most supplements to improve heart health or lengthen life. Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say most supplements don’t cause harm but that a vast majority don’t bring health gains.
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s charity has announced a $50 million donation to help fight the nation’s opioid epidemic.
The body of a shark was found washed ashore in Florida with the remains of an old hat wrapped around its body.
Therapy dogs can bring more than joy and comfort to hospitalized kids. They can also bring stubborn germs.
Aragorn, one of several rhesus monkeys – all named after “Lord of the Rings” characters – that Johns Hopkins University neuroscientist Veit Stuphorn has trained to perform what is formally known as “decision-making under risk.” The goal has been to look at how those choices unfold in the brain.
Five employees at a western Washington state pizza restaurant police say were selling drugs in the parking lot have been arrested.
More than 5,500 women who said they were secretly recorded during pelvic exams by a gynecologist at Johns Hopkins will each receive at least $20,000 as part of a $190 million settlement with the hospital system.
The American epidemiologist whose unwavering leadership resulted in the eradication nearly 40 years ago of smallpox, one of the world’s most feared contagious diseases, has died.
Johns Hopkins Medicine has recently received approval to perform organ transplants between HIV-positive donors and recipients.
In Colfax, the Codger Pole stands as a monument to a special football game. Now, it is undergoing a $10,000 renovation to preserve the memory of old men and a once-vibrant rivalry.
Suzi Johns had never met a Sabine until she was standing in a parking lot at the Paterson border crossing, selling her custom-made camper to a couple from Canada. The name reminded her of a trilogy from the early 1990s and prompted Johns to ask real-life Sabine if she’d ever read the “Griffin and Sabine” books. Not only had she never read them, she had never heard of them. So, a year later, when Johns finally unpacked the books after a move from a central Spokane condo to a ranchette west of town, she sent them to Sabine.
Johns and pimps on Spokane’s East Sprague Avenue now face more than jail time if cops catch them in the act – their cars will be impounded. This week, the Spokane City Council unanimously approved new authority for police to seize the vehicle of someone arrested for patronizing a prostitute or promoting prostitution. On top of costs associated with impoundment, towing and storing the vehicle, violators could be fined $500, according to state law.
A Coeur d’Alene woman who was hospitalized with an E. coli infection earlier this month has sued a North Idaho sprouts producer and the restaurant she says served her the food that made her sick. Honey Sayler, 33, filed suit Tuesday against Evergreen Fresh Sprouts, of Moyie Springs, and the Jimmy John’s restaurant in Hayden.