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Coronavirus: Cover faces in some public areas, people in England told

People in England should now aim to wear face coverings on public transport and in some shops, the UK government has said. A document outlining new coronavirus lockdown rules suggests face coverings for enclosed spaces where social distancing is not always possible. That advice had already been recommended by the governments in Scotland and Northern… Read More »

Drug Takeback Proposal Aims To Keep Unwanted Medicine Off Illinois Streets, And Out Of The Water – Peoria Public Radio

State lawmakers and public health advocates want to make it more convenient for Illinoisans to get rid of their unwanted medicine. Sam Dunklau reports. If you look in the places where you store medicine at home, state Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz (D, Glenview) is willing to bet you’ve got expired pills and liquids. She recently took… Read More »

Public Health Officials Offer Scant Details On U.S. Coronavirus Patients

This story also ran on USA Today and in GateHouse Media. This story can be republished for free (details). Disclosure this week of a seventh case in the United States of a new viral infection emerging from China — in addition to the first confirmed case of the virus passing from person to person in this country… Read More »

Alphabet-backed One Medical files for IPO as money-losing tech companies struggle on public market

Amir Rubin, new CEO of One Medical One Medical One Medical, a chain of primary care clinics that touts a “technology-powered model” and has raised money from Alphabet, just filed to go public on the Nasdaq.  Founded in 2007, One Medical provides care at facilities in nine metropolitan markets throughout the country, with three more on… Read More »

How one bit of medical jargon fuels public confusion about cancer treatments

Most new cancer treatments haven’t been proven to help patients live longer or feel better. Instead they delay the growth of tumors — which may be faster to measure but doesn’t necessarily indicate a tangible benefit for patients. But you wouldn’t grasp that sobering fact from some recent news coverage: A headline in the UK’s… Read More »