Hospitals Play ‘Songs of Hope’ as Virus Patients Go Home

In the 11 days he spent fighting Covid-19 at Montefiore Nyack Hospital, there was one thing Mark Schwarz couldn’t figure out. “Occasionally throughout the days there, you would randomly start hearing music playing and wonder, ‘What’s that for?’” Mr. Schwarz, 54, said on Tuesday. On Monday, when it finally came time for Mr. Schwarz to…

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Reading Diane Von Furstenberg’s 1976 ‘Book of Beauty’ In Quarantine

Robert R. McElroyGetty Images Flip through the pages of 1976’s Diane von Furstenberg’s Book of Beauty and you’ll see that the designer is a champion lounger. She is always shown at least semi-horizontal, whether posing like an odalisque behind a bedside breakfast tray or lying supine in first class. When it comes to luxurious self-isolation,…

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World Coronavirus Tracker: Live Coverage

Here’s what you need to know: ImageLining up to enter a food pantry in the Queens, New York, on Wednesday.Credit…Desiree Rios for The New York Times The pandemic is realigning global dynamics. With the coronavirus reaching into nearly every country in the world, the spread of the disease isn’t just threatening public health, it’s also…

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7 Things You Need for Better Video Calls

I’ve been sharing my home office with my daughter for the past couple of weeks, and I cringed at her first few eighth-grade remote-learning sessions done over video: the teacher repeatedly asking: “Can you see me now,” the students inaudible or unable to turn on their cameras, the complaints about connection problems, and me trying…

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Vaccine Rates Drop Dangerously as Parents Avoid Doctor’s Visits

As parents around the country cancel well-child checkups to avoid coronavirus exposure, public health experts fear they are inadvertently sowing the seeds of another health crisis. Immunizations are dropping at a dangerous rate, putting millions of children at risk for measles, whooping cough and other life-threatening illnesses. “The last thing we want as the collateral…

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You’re in the Army Now. Roll Up Your Sleeve.

This account is from “Beyond the World War II We Know,” a series from The Times that documents lesser-known stories from the war. After graduating from Stuyvesant High School in New York, Monroe Scherer, 18, was drafted into the Army. After the Japanese surrendered, his unit was sent to Korea, where the men were made…

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Pakistan Coronavirus Lockdown Is Thwarted by Imams as Ramadan Nears

Ramadan, which begins in Pakistan later this week, is the holy month in which Muslims crowd into mosques and fast all day, holding feasts after sundown with family and friends. Those are ripe conditions for the coronavirus to spread, and imams around the world are asking people to stay home. But in Pakistan, pandemic or…

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New research highlights blood clot dangers of COVID-19

OAK BROOK, Ill. (April 23, 2020) — A special report published today in the journal Radiology outlines prevention, diagnosis and treatment of complications stemming from blood clots in patients with COVID-19. The journal also published two research letters and a case study on this topic. Clinicians worldwide face this new severe infectious lung disease with…

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Preventing metastasis — An antibody with therapeutic potential

A receptor in the cell layer that lines the blood vessels from the inside stimulates both the formation of new blood vessels in tumors and metastasis. Scientists at the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg (DKFZ) and the Mannheim Medical Faculty of the University of Heidelberg have succeeded in blocking this receptor with an antibody…

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