Diagnostic tests

April 01, 2020 - 6:53 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A California company falsely claimed cargo planes were ready to ship millions of blood tests that could detect the new coronavirus in just two minutes and had won emergency authorization from the federal government. The Food and Drug Administration confirmed Wednesday, however, that...
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FILE - This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the virus that causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S. Some political leaders are hailing a potential breakthrough in the fight against COVID-19: simple pin-prick blood tests or nasal swabs that can determine within minutes if someone has, or previously had, the virus. But some scientists have challenged their accuracy. (NIAID-RML via AP)
March 27, 2020 - 2:47 pm
MADRID (AP) — Some political leaders are hailing a potential breakthrough in the fight against COVID-19: simple pin-prick blood tests or nasal swabs that can determine within minutes if someone has, or previously had, the virus. The tests could reveal the true extent of the outbreak and help...
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A woman wears a protective mask as she arrives at Brussels International Airport in Brussels, Friday, March 13, 2020. European Union interior ministers on Friday were trying to coordinate their response to the COVID-19 coronavirus as the number of cases spreads throughout the 27-nation bloc and countries take individual measures to slow the disease down. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
March 13, 2020 - 7:39 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union urged member countries Friday to put health screening procedures in place at their borders to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus but said they must coordinate so people can still quickly get the medical care they need. With Italy reporting the most virus...
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A woman wears a protective mask as she arrives at Brussels International Airport in Brussels, Friday, March 13, 2020. European Union interior ministers on Friday were trying to coordinate their response to the COVID-19 coronavirus as the number of cases spreads throughout the 27-nation bloc and countries take individual measures to slow the disease down. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
March 13, 2020 - 12:26 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union urged member countries Friday to put health screening procedures in place at their borders to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus but said they must coordinate the effort so people can still quickly get the medical care they need. The virus is now present in...
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Tourists visit the Colosseum, in Rome, Saturday, March 7, 2020. With the coronavirus emergency deepening in Europe, Italy, a focal point in the contagion, risks falling back into recession as foreign tourists are spooked from visiting its cultural treasures and the global market shrinks for prized artisanal products, from fashion to design. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
March 07, 2020 - 6:04 pm
BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak (all times local): 7 a.m. U.S. officials say they've distributed enough kits to public health labs to test 75,000 people around the country for the coronavirus. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Stephen Hahn released the information on...
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Vice President Mike Pence with President Donald Trump and White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx, speaks during a coronavirus briefing with Airline CEOs in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
March 05, 2020 - 2:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after Vice President Mike Pence assured Americans that lab tests for coronavirus would be covered by private and government health insurance, that promise appears to be less than airtight. The bottom line: Medicare, Medicaid, and “Obamacare” insurance plans will cover the...
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Dr. James Barahal, of Kailua, Hawaii, stands in Honolulu on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. Barahal, the president and CEO of one of the nation's largest marathons, has joined a chorus of former students who have complained about a late University of Michigan doctor by saying the physician performed a "completely inappropriate" act on him during a medical examination in the 1970s. Barahal, a longtime physician in Hawaii, told The Associated Press in an interview that Dr. Robert E. Anderson gave him a digital rectal exam when the then-medical student visited the student health center in 1975 complaining of a sore throat. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)
February 25, 2020 - 7:51 pm
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The president and CEO of one of the nation’s largest marathons has joined a chorus of former students who have complained about a late University of Michigan doctor by saying the physician performed a “completely inappropriate” act on him during a medical examination in the...
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Dr. James Barahal, of Kailua, Hawaii, stands in Honolulu on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. Barahal, the president and CEO of one of the nation's largest marathons, has joined a chorus of former students who have complained about a late University of Michigan doctor by saying the physician performed a "completely inappropriate" act on him during a medical examination in the 1970s. Barahal, a longtime physician in Hawaii, told The Associated Press in an interview that Dr. Robert E. Anderson gave him a digital rectal exam when the then-medical student visited the student health center in 1975 complaining of a sore throat. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)
February 25, 2020 - 7:15 pm
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The president and CEO of one of the nation’s largest marathons has joined a chorus of former students who have complained about a late University of Michigan doctor by saying the physician performed a “completely inappropriate” act on him during a medical examination in the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2006 file photo Honolulu Marathon president and CEO Dr. James Barahal, left, shares a laugh with Yunjin Kim, right, of ABC's "Lost" during a Honolulu Marathon news conference in Honolulu. Barahal has joined a chorus of former students by saying a late University of Michigan doctor performed a "completely inappropriate" act on him during a medical examination in the 1970s. Barahal, who himself is a longtime physician, told The Associated Press in a telephone interview that Dr. Robert E. Anderson gave him a digital rectal exam when the then-medical student visited the student health center in 1975 complaining of a sore throat. (AP Photo/Ronen Zilberman)
February 25, 2020 - 6:32 pm
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The president and CEO of one of the nation’s largest marathons has joined a chorus of former students who have complained about a late University of Michigan doctor by saying the physician performed a “completely inappropriate” act on him during a medical examination in the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2006 file photo Honolulu Marathon president and CEO Dr. James Barahal, left, shares a laugh with Yunjin Kim, right, of ABC's "Lost" during a Honolulu Marathon news conference in Honolulu. Barahal has joined a chorus of former students by saying a late University of Michigan doctor performed a "completely inappropriate" act on him during a medical examination in the 1970s. Barahal, who himself is a longtime physician, told The Associated Press in a telephone interview that Dr. Robert E. Anderson gave him a digital rectal exam when the then-medical student visited the student health center in 1975 complaining of a sore throat. (AP Photo/Ronen Zilberman)
February 25, 2020 - 2:38 pm
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The president and CEO of one of the nation’s largest marathons has joined a chorus of former students who have complained about a late University of Michigan doctor by saying the physician performed a “completely inappropriate” act on him during a medical examination in the...
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