Politics 2020-03-30T02:11:10Z
President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House on March 29.

Trump claims masks needed for coronavirus are 'going out the backdoor' of NYC hospitals by the thousands

Trump said this a day after the number of coronavirus deaths in the US passed 2,000, and as he extended social distancing until April 30.
Politics 2020-03-30T01:06:28Z
U.S. President Donald Trump talks arrives to participate in a Fox News "virtual town hall" event with members of the coronavirus task force in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 24, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Trump accuses hospitals of hoarding ventilators as the US faces shortages

Trump did not specify which hospitals were hoarding ventilators nor did he provide evidence to back up his claims.
News 2020-03-29T20:34:37Z
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An Arkansas doctor stayed in his home to socially distance from his wife and child. Days after his photo went viral his house was destroyed by a tornado.

He went viral for distancing from his wife and 1-year-old son. Days later, his house was destroyed by a tornado that hit Jonesboro, Arkansas.
Health 2020-03-29T19:19:00Z

Low-income parents are making diapers out of plastic bags, newspapers, and towels because of coronavirus-induced shortages

Shoppers engaged in panic-shopping, which cleared stores of diapers. Many poor families say they can't get them and charities are running low.
Culture 2020-03-29T16:42:00Z

A TikTok creator died after documenting her battle with terminal lung cancer from beginning to end, creating an online family of over 1 million followers in the process

Linda Roper, a 71-year-old woman died March 28 of lung cancer. She had amassed a million followers as she shared her journey on TikTok.
Health 2020-03-29T16:22:00Z

Does hand sanitizer work? Yes, but it's important to understand its limitations

Don't toss your bottle of hand sanitizer just because it doesn't kill 100% of germs. Here's how sanitizer compares to soap and when best to use it.
Health 2020-03-29T16:05:08Z

Are your nails too long? A doctor explains why trimming them and removing chipped polish may help prevent the spread of coronavirus

The CDC and medical experts advise against biting nails, picking at cuticles, and sporting fingernails that extend beyond the top of the fingertip.
Health 2020-03-29T15:57:00Z

An award-winning teacher with 12 years of experience explains why she isn’t homeschooling her kids during the coronavirus pandemic

A middle school educator said she's not homeschooling her kids while schools are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic because it's too stressful.
Lifestyle 2020-03-29T11:51:00Z

I'm self-isolating with someone I've only been dating for 2 months — here's everything I've learned so far

Strict social distancing measures due to the coronavirus pandemic have resulted in some unexpected living situations for new couples.
Parenting 2020-03-29T10:38:00Z

I was quarantined at home as an 8-year-old during the SARS outbreak in Hong Kong. Here's my advice for parents with kids at home now.

Janet Lam remembers how her mom kept her active during six weeks off school, and shares four tips for parents navigating the coronavirus crisis now.
News 2020-03-28T23:19:00Z

Washington state bans non-immediate family members from attending funerals due to social-distancing recommendations

Gov. Jay Inslee announced the measures as part of his "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" initiative. Washington had the first US case and death from COVID-19.
News 2020-03-28T18:46:00Z

People likely won't contract COVID-19 from touching their pet's fur, but vets still want you to wash your hands.

It's unlikely you would contract COVID-19 from simply touching a pet's fur. Vets still want people to wash their hands.
Health 2020-03-28T18:30:00Z

How to keep your skin healthy while you're stuck at home

If you're staying indoors because of the coronavirus, it's important to apply SPF, moisturize, and limit time with devices to keep your skin healthy.
Health 2020-03-28T18:30:00Z

4 tips for eating well from your freezer during a coronavirus quarantine, according to nutritionists

If you're stockpiling food to reduce grocery trips, your freezer can keep veggies, fruit, dairy, eggs, and bread, as well as pre-made meals.
Health 2020-03-28T18:30:00Z

Antibiotics can have adverse effects on your immune system

Antibiotics can weaken your immune system's ability to fight off infection, and are widely overprescribed and often unnecessary. Here's why.
News 2020-03-28T16:14:22Z

National parks like the Grand Canyon remain open and free to the public despite calls from frustrated and scared workers to close them

One Grand Canyon National Park staffer said he had 600 "close contacts" with people at the park in one day.
Health 2020-03-28T11:22:15Z

The world's oldest man was forced to cancel his 112th birthday party because of coronavirus

"Everything is cancelled, no visitors, no celebration," he said. "It's a dead loss as far as celebration is concerned."
Culture 2020-03-27T23:25:02Z

Video shows New York City paused to clap for 2 minutes in honor of essential workers like doctors and nurses

New York City has been the US epicenter of the coronavirus and New Yorkers held a 2-minute round of applause for essential workers during quarantine.
News 2020-03-27T21:38:17Z

A 90-year-old woman in Washington state recovered from the coronavirus, and she credits family, God, and potato soup

Family members of 90-year-old COVID-19 patient Geneva Wood were called to the hospital to say their goodbyes. After seeing them, she recovered.
News 2020-03-27T21:36:48Z

Residents in a California neighborhood celebrated a 15-year-old's final chemo treatment with a surprise social-distancing parade

Neighbors in Pasadena, California, celebrated 15-year-old Courtney "Coco" Johnson's final round of chemotherapy with a parade on Tuesday.
Culture 2020-03-27T21:23:36Z

There's a new TikTok trend of moms rating famous teenagers' looks, and influencers are speaking out about how awful it makes them feel

TikTokers like Nessa Barrett and Sissy Sheridan have opened up about the trend upsetting them, and Charli and Dixie D'Amelio's mom denounced it too.
Health 2020-03-27T20:50:00Z

My girlfriend broke up with me for emotional cheating. She says she needs space, but is there a way to win her back?

Therapist Matt Lundquist said people who break trust in a relationship don't get to decide if and when trust is earned back.
Health 2020-03-27T20:19:00Z

WHO: Alcohol is an 'unhelpful coping strategy' for the coronavirus pandemic

Dr. Aiysha Malik, a WHO official, said drinking the equivalent of seven glasses of wine a week could weaken the immune system.
Health 2020-03-27T19:53:00Z

As people across the globe are told to stay inside, many are turning to alcohol — but it could be making you sick

A quarantini may be a fun idea, but drinking too many as a coping mechanism during the coronavirus pandemic is unlikely to do you any favors.
Health 2020-03-27T19:02:50Z

What is a ventilator? How the breathing machine can save lives

Ventilators can assist with lung function for those with severe respiratory infections, and it's often necessary in the ICU. Here's why.
Health 2020-03-27T18:34:18Z

How to jump rope in 4 easy steps, and a few fun workouts you can do at home

Jumping rope is an easy way to get or stay fit. Here's how to jump rope in a few steps and some fun jump rope routines to try.
News 2020-03-27T18:13:00Z

Tekashi 6ix9ine, Michael Cohen, and other high-profile convicts are asking for early release because of coronavirus fears

COVID-19 has infected at least 500,000 people worldwide and is currently spreading in prisons and jails across the US.
Health 2020-03-27T18:11:18Z

How respirators work, and who needs to wear a face mask

Respirators, like the N95 face masks, help prevent the spread of infectious particles — and are most necessary for health care workers.
News 2020-03-27T18:11:07Z

A Michigan principal went to the drive-thru where a student works to tell her she's the school's 2020 valedictorian

High School senior Kaitlyn Watson got the good news while she was at work, as Michigan schools are closed due to the coronavirus.
Health 2020-03-27T17:55:00Z

Barcelona police had to break up an 8-person orgy that violated the country's coronavirus lockdown

A person invited to the party tipped off authorities about the location and date of the party. Up to 30 people were expected to arrive at the orgy.
News 2020-03-27T17:53:33Z

'Extraordinary' recovery: 101-year-old Italian man with COVID-19 was released from the hospital

"Mr. P." was born during the Spanish flu pandemic. His recovery from COVID-19 gives Italy "hope for the future," Rimini's deputy mayor said.
News 2020-03-27T17:06:30Z

Tisch arts students want their tuition money back because of remote learning. The dean sent them a video of herself dancing to REM's 'Losing My Religion' instead.

Students at New York University's prestigious Tisch School of the Arts asked the administration for partial refunds due to remote learning.
Sports 2020-03-27T15:49:49Z

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is donating $5 million to coronavirus relief in Louisiana

Drew Brees is partnering with Harvest Food Bank, Ochsner Health Systems, and local restaurants to provide meals across Louisiana.
Health 2020-03-27T15:41:28Z

How to structure a healthy diet while you're working from home during the coronavirus pandemic, according to nutrition experts

Working from home can alter your routines. We asked nutrition experts what to eat when you're working from home and how to eat to stay healthy.
Health 2020-03-27T15:23:00Z

Actor B.J. Novak from 'The Office' is reading his bestselling children's book to kids stuck at home amid the coronavirus pandemic

Actor B.J. Novak will read "The Book with No Pictures" on March 27 at 3 p.m. ET on Facebook as part of a campaign for kids who are out of school.
Culture 2020-03-27T15:16:10Z

Joe Jonas, Diplo, and other celebrities are taking part in a Twitch fundraiser for COVID-19 relief called Stream Aid 2020

Twitch is hosting Stream Aid 2020, which will bring together celebs like Joe Jonas alongside Twitch streamers to raise money for COVID-19 relief.
Culture 2020-03-27T14:51:45Z

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo thanked Rihanna for donating equipment to fight COVID-19

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo thanked Rihanna on Twitter for donating equipment to the state, which has become the epicenter of US COVID-19 cases.
Culture 2020-03-27T14:17:00Z

A video of a nursing student gifting her boyfriend special colorblind glasses has racked up millions of views on TikTok

"This is what actual color is like? No way," he says in the video, which has been viewed over 20 million times.
Health 2020-03-27T13:59:00Z

A sex club is hosting a Zoom orgy with 100 masked attendees, burlesque dancers, and fire performers during the coronavirus lockdown

Killing Kittens — an international sex club — is finding creative solutions to keep members satisfied while they aren't able to mingle physically.
Culture 2020-03-27T12:57:52Z

The creator of a shocking subway-pole-licking video says he used a fake tongue and doesn't want to spread the coronavirus

The YouTuber known as Princezee talked to Insider about a video he posted on Instagram of his appearing to lick a subway pole amid a pandemic.
News 2020-03-26T21:45:13Z

All 94 residents of a senior care home in New Jersey are presumed to have COVID-19 after 24 tested positive for the virus

Residents first started testing positive for COVID-19 on March 17, and "every day thereafter," more positive test results rolled in.
Health 2020-03-26T21:35:00Z

What is a low residue diet and what you can eat on it

A low residue diet is meant to help you recover from diarrhea and other digestive issues. Here's what you can and cannot eat on it.
Health 2020-03-26T21:20:00Z

How to get better sleep with a stuffy nose in 3 different ways

To sleep with a stuffy nose, you should lie on your back with an extra pillow, use a humidifier for moist air, and consider taking medication.
Health 2020-03-26T20:40:00Z

How long a cold typically lasts and when you should see a doctor

A common cold virus lasts about 7 to 10 days, and you generally won't need to see a doctor. Here's what you need to know about the cold.
News 2020-03-26T20:38:00Z

Massachusetts and Ireland are among the areas letting medical students graduate early so they can help fight the pandemic

Massachusetts and Ireland are allowing medical students to graduate early so there are more doctors on the frontlines of the pandemic.
Health 2020-03-26T20:37:00Z

How to clean a sponge so that it is free from germs and viruses

Sponges carry a number of germs. Some of the best methods of disinfection are using a microwave or putting the sponge in the dishwasher.
Health 2020-03-26T20:20:58Z

Kat Von D donated her supply of gloves to a local hospital, and now she's encouraging others in the tattoo industry to do the same

In addition to 8,000 gloves, Kat Von D said her tattoo shop was able to donate 500 medical-grade aprons to healthcare workers fighting the coronavirus.
Health 2020-03-26T20:13:00Z

A famous author has raised more than $60,000 to deliver restaurant takeout to emergency room workers

Best-selling author Ayelet Waldman decided to take some meals to her local ER in Oakland, California, then was inspired to continue.
Health 2020-03-26T20:05:36Z

Colloidal silver is not safe to consume or apply to your skin

Colloidal silver is not safe and has no proven health benefits as a dietary supplement or beauty product. Here's what you need to know.
Health 2020-03-26T19:52:00Z

The ‘BBC Dad’ whose kids crashed his TV interview says he’s struggling to work from home during the coronavirus pandemic

Robert Kelly, who got famous after his kids interrupted a live interview, said working from home during the pandemic is "really, really tough."
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