Coronavirus Patients in Limbo as Gilead Suspends Emergency Drug Access

Overwhelmed by demand for an experimental treatment for coronavirus, the drug maker Gilead abruptly shut down its emergency access program, leaving doctors and families scrambling for answers. The company said it was setting up a broader access program that could try to help more people, but some said the transition is delaying remedies for very…

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A Highly Adaptable Vegetarian Skillet Chili

Are you ready for another bean dish? I sure am, which is a good thing considering how many kinds of beans I have on hand. (I’m not hoarding; I’m just extremely well stocked.) Over the weekend, I put a couple of cans of beans to work in a quick vegetarian skillet chili. Like every recipe…

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Singalongs From Windowsills Lift Spirits During Coronavirus Crisis

The idea took root after Jenni Spinner and her wife, Rebecca Kell, watched videos of Europeans, homebound because of the coronavirus, get on their balconies and sing to raise their spirits in the face of crisis. Wouldn’t it be neat, they mused, if they could get the residents of their Chicago apartment building to do…

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Medical Students, Sidelined for Now, Find New Ways to Fight Coronavirus

As hospitals around the United States brace for an ongoing surge in coronavirus cases, one question they are grappling with is whether medical students should be deployed to help care for patients infected with the virus. For now, the nation’s 90,000 medical students have been largely sidelined from patient care during the crisis. Last week,…

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When Coronavirus Closes Your Lab, Can Science Go On?

In recent weeks, coronavirus led to the shutdown of many university campuses and other institutions for research and learning in the United States and around the world. There’s always work that you can do from home. But parts of the scientific process can only be completed in the lab, or at another location where fieldwork…

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Supplements for Coronavirus Probably Won’t Help, and May Harm

In the past few weeks, Ashley Koff, a registered dietitian in Columbus, Ohio, has gotten a deluge of requests from people who want to know which dietary supplements they should take to protect themselves from the coronavirus. People ask how much elderberry syrup, colloidal silver and oil of oregano they should take to boost their…

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LVMH and Kering to Provide Millions of Surgical Masks to France

Victor VIRGILEGetty Images As the cases of coronavirus climb higher each week, fashion companies have ramped up their efforts to mitigate its spread. Last week, luxury house LVMH began using its perfume factories to produce hand sanitizers for health authorities in France. Now, LVMH and fellow luxury goods company Kering are taking it a step…

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The Unseen Survivors of Thalidomide Want to Be Heard

The man on the bus was staring at her. Carolyn Farmer, 17, noticed him as she closed the Leon Uris novel “Exodus” and gathered her things. It was 1979, and she knew what it was like to have strangers gawk at her: She had been born with shortened arms and fingers missing on each hand.…

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