Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Quarantine loopholes bring fresh efforts to fight outbreaks

An Australian state is toughening its punishments for anyone caught violating coronavirus quarantines, including jailing rule breakers for up to six months—a warning that follows rising virus cases worldwide and violations ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hawaii delays quarantine waiver, cites mainland outbreaks

Hawaii's governor said Monday he will wait another month to waive a 14-day quarantine requirement for out-of-state travelers who test negative for COVID-19, citing increasing virus cases in Hawaii, "uncontrolled" outbreaks ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New York outlines the when and hows of a return to school

New York parents and educators got some long-awaited answers to their back-to-school questions Monday, with Gov. Andrew Cuomo saying schools will be allowed to open in areas where the coronavirus is under control and education ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hong Kong Disney park closes again after new restrictions

For the second time this year, Hong Kong Disneyland Park is closing temporarily following the city's decision to ban public gatherings of more than four people because of the coronavirus pandemic, Disney officials said Monday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

California shuts bars, indoor dining and most gyms, churches

Bars and inside restaurant dining are banned throughout California, while indoor religious services, gyms and hair and nail salons are again off-limits in most of the state, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday in issuing a sweeping ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

US debates school reopening, WHO warns 'no return to normal'

The resurgence of the coronavirus in the United States ignited fierce debate Monday about whether to reopen schools, as global health officials warned that the pandemic will intensify unless more countries adopt comprehensive ...

Overweight & Obesity

New, remote weight-loss method helped slash pounds

Losing weight during the COVID-19 pandemic has increasing urgency because obesity increases the risk of severe disease and death. Two-thirds of U.S. adults are overweight or obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control ...

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