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FDA calls for heartburn drug Zantac to be pulled from market immediately

FDA calls for heartburn drug Zantac to be pulled from market immediately

The US Food and Drug Administration is requesting that manufacturers pull all prescription and over-the-counter ranitidine drugs, known by the brand name Zantac, from the market immediately, the agency announced on Wednesday. The FDA noted that an ongoing investigation has determined that levels of a contaminant in the heartburn medications increase over time and when…MORE

Checking in with Dr. Fauci: Dr. Gupta’s coronavirus podcast for April 1

Dr. Anthony Fauci has become one of the most recognizable names in the fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta talks to Fauci about his personal life, career and navigating his current position straddling both science and politics. Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases:…MORE

Men wash their hands much less often than women and that matters more than ever

Men wash their hands much less often than women and that matters more than ever

Handwashing with soap and warm water for 20 seconds — along with staying home and standing six feet apart from others — is the best weapon we have against the novel coronavirus that has infected almost 800,000 people around the world. However, there’s one big yet little discussed difference when it comes to this essential…MORE

Navigating child custody in the time of coronavirus

Navigating child custody in the time of coronavirus

For years, Erika Lenkert’s 14-year-old daughter has spent four days a week at Lenkert’s house in San Francisco and three days a week at her dad’s place in Marin County, about a 30-minute car ride north. But amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the family’s custody arrangement has been anything but regular. The girl’s father is dating…MORE

Grief and fear after a Covid-19 death: Managing a double trauma

Grief and fear after a Covid-19 death: Managing a double trauma

In the midst of heartbreak we are alone, unable to reach out and comfort those who mourn, standing a careful six feet from each other. There is no great gathering of family and friends to honor our mothers, fathers, grandparents, spouses, brothers, sisters, children or friends so suddenly and cruelly ripped from our lives. There…MORE

US coronavirus cases pass 200,000. More states are saying stay at home

US coronavirus cases pass 200,000. More states are saying stay at home

On a day several more states, including Florida, told most of their residents to stay at home, the number of US coronavirus cases skyrocketed past 200,000 on Wednesday. The news comes while debate revs up on whether all Americans should be wearing a mask. As of Wednesday afternoon, more than 210,000 people in the United…MORE

Should you wear a mask? US health officials re-examine guidance amid coronavirus crisis

Should you wear a mask? US health officials re-examine guidance amid coronavirus crisis

It’s the debate heard ’round the world: Should you or shouldn’t you wear a face mask during the coronavirus pandemic? That’s something White House and US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials are discussing, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert. While the World Health Organization on Monday stood by…MORE