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Military & Defense 2020-07-08T21:41:03Z
Navy SEAL Admiral Bill McRaven University Texas Austin Commencement Hook 'Em

Navy SEAL who oversaw bin Laden raid says America's biggest national security issue is the K-12 education system

The US needs an education system that informs students about the world around them, retired Navy Adm. William McRaven said.
Science 2020-07-08T21:25:00Z
coronavirus temperature

A day-by-day breakdown of coronavirus symptoms shows how COVID-19 goes from bad to worse

The first symptom is typically a fever. By day five, the person may have difficulty breathing. By day 10, they might be admitted to the ICU.
Science 2020-07-08T21:15:00Z
Stroke

The coronavirus may cause brain damage, even in patients with mild cases, a new study found

The coronavirus doesn't just target your lungs; it can impact your brain, too. Research links COVID-19 to strokes, hallucinations, and swollen brains.
News 2020-07-08T21:03:16Z

A New York doctor who recovered from COVID-19 and treated over 800 infected patients warns of overwhelmed hospitals that will feel 'like you're in a war zone'

Dr. Jake Deutsch said states with surging coronavirus cases like Arizona, Florida, and Texas need to act fast to avoid overwhelmed hospitals.
Science 2020-07-08T21:00:00Z

THE DIGITAL THERAPEUTICS EXPLAINER: How digital treatments could be a $9 billion opportunity by 2025

Business Insider Intelligence explores the drivers lighting a fire under the DTx market and unpacks the ways vendors reach their intended audiences.
Healthcare 2020-07-08T20:38:00Z

Coronavirus hospitalizations are rising in the US after falling for 2 months. Health systems are at risk of being overwhelmed.

A surge in hospitalizations threatens to overwhelm healthcare systems in areas confronting the fastest-growing outbreaks.
Premium Healthcare 2020-07-08T19:57:00Z
Science 2020-07-08T19:29:00Z

For the first time ever, the US has reported more than 60,000 new coronavirus cases in a single day

America's seven-day rolling average of new coronavirus cases per day has skyrocketed since mid-June. Rising deaths may follow.
Science 2020-07-08T18:36:00Z

A mutated strain of the coronavirus has taken over the world. But there is not enough evidence to say it's more contagious.

Some studies suggest a mutated strain of the coronavirus is more transmissible than the original. Many scientists say that's a premature conclusion.
Premium Healthcare 2020-07-08T17:27:00Z

Inside Regeneron: How a 32-year-old biotech that fought Ebola and made its founders billionaires is leading the coronavirus-treatment race

Regeneron has made its longtime leaders billionaires after three decades of science. What comes next for the biotech in the race for a COVID-19 drug?
News 2020-07-08T16:17:35Z

An Ohio lawmaker demanded people 'STOP GETTING TESTED' despite a surge in coronavirus cases and now everyone is dunking on him

Social media users were baffled that a politician was making such claims during a pandemic that has sickened 3 million Americans.
Premium Premium 2020-07-08T15:26:15Z

Morgan Stanley shared a detailed timeline for the top coronavirus vaccine efforts and says we'll know if a shot works by November

Here's how the top investment bank sees the race for a vaccine playing out in 2020 with leading vaccine programs by Moderna, Pfizer, and AstraZeneca.
Strategy 2020-07-08T15:11:00Z

19 signs that you're a narcissist and don't even know it

Belittling others, obsessing over your appearance, and being super defensive of your own opinions are all signs of narcissism.
News 2020-07-08T14:32:42Z

Kanye West says he had the coronavirus but peddles unfounded conspiracies about vaccines

The rapper, who says he is running for president, spread debunked theories about children being harmed by life-saving vaccines.
Science 2020-07-08T14:30:00Z

Incredible animation shows just how big supermassive black holes can get

Black holes are some of the most violent objects in the universe. And the bigger they get the more powerful they are. Here's how big they really are.
Tech 2020-07-08T14:05:00Z

PITCH-DECK LIBRARY: The pitch decks that helped hot startups raise millions

The best pitch decks weave data, vision, and storytelling in a captivating presentation. Here are the decks that startups have used to get funded.
Science 2020-07-08T13:29:00Z

Anthem's pharmacy benefit manager snapped up pharma startup Zipdrug

Anthem's pharmacy benefit manager, IngenioRx, scooped up pharmacy startup Zipdrug to offer its on-demand medication delivery in Anthem health plans.
Science 2020-07-08T10:48:00Z

COVID-19 deaths in America are flat even though cases are soaring. Here's what that could mean.

Increased testing may lead to a longer lag in reporting deaths, since cases are being detected earlier in the course of the illness.
News 2020-07-08T09:50:24Z

Brazil's president says he is taking hydroxychloroquine to cure his coronavirus. Scientists have long said it doesn't work.

Jair Bolsonaro told TV Brasil he felt unwell from the "little flu" over the weekend, but claimed taking hydroxychloroquine helped reduce his fever.
Politics 2020-07-08T09:43:17Z

Egypt blamed 'negligence and mismanagement' by doctors for its coronavirus crisis, then started arresting them for speaking out

Medics in Egypt are being intimidated for criticizing their country's response to the coronavirus or for demanding safer working conditions.
News 2020-07-08T05:54:02Z

Arizona records its highest number of newly reported coronavirus deaths on Tuesday

"We're at the point of — we basically have no ICU beds left in the state of Arizona," Dr. Matthew Heinz said.
News 2020-07-08T03:05:00Z

Fauci says the emphasis on a lower coronavirus death rate, often touted by Trump, promotes a 'false narrative'

"There's so many other things that are very dangerous and very bad about this virus," Fauci said. "Don't get yourself into false complacency."
News 2020-07-08T02:28:24Z

Florida's governor promised to release the state's daily COVID-19 hospitalization rate. That still hasn't happened.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis dodged questions about releasing the state's coronavirus hospitalization rate at a press conference on Tuesday.
Science 2020-07-08T00:02:00Z

These 5 factors are transforming the healthcare experience for both patients and doctors

Business Insider Intelligence has created an infographic showcasing compelling statistics from its recent digital health research.
Science 2020-07-07T23:32:00Z

The US's second peak seems to be less deadly than the first — but 80,000 more people are still projected to die from now to November

Researchers still expect to see a huge number of coronavirus deaths as case totals continue to rise.
Science 2020-07-07T22:44:00Z

A key metric — the share of coronavirus tests coming back positive — shows how states' outbreaks have gotten out of control

High percentages of positive COVID-19 tests indicate significant community spread and a potential need to lock down.
News 2020-07-07T20:37:58Z

A Texas Medical Center employee who hasn't seen her husband in 4 months wants people to take the coronavirus seriously so she can go home

Danielle Jones says that there is a constant flow of COVID-19 patients from the moment she gets into the Houston hospital until she leaves.
Premium Healthcare 2020-07-07T20:15:35Z

The CEO of a tiny biotech working on a coronavirus vaccine tells us how a $1.6 billion grant from the US government will 'level the playing field' with Big Pharma

Novavax has never brought a vaccine to market but inked the largest government deal to date to support its coronavirus shot.
Science 2020-07-07T20:07:00Z

Why hundreds of scientists are asking WHO to say the coronavirus is 'airborne,' and why WHO isn't jumping to do so

Scientists are stressing that the virus "needs a lot of people, breathing the same air, and it needs somebody contaminating that air with virus."
Science 2020-07-07T20:02:00Z

THE US TELEHEALTH MARKET: The market, drivers, threats, and opportunities for incumbents and newcomers

In a new 2018 report, Business Insider Intelligence defines the opaque US telehealth market, forecasts the market growth potential and value, outlines the key drivers behind usage and adoption, and evaluates the opportunity telehealth solutions will afford all stakeholders.
Science 2020-07-07T19:43:00Z

Celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Kate Hudson were criticized for wearing face masks early in the pandemic. Here's what changed.

Though masks don't provide full protection, health officials urge the public to wear them to prevent virus spread.
News 2020-07-07T19:22:29Z

An immuno-compromised 17-year-old attended a church's coronavirus 'release' party with dozens of children and died days later from the disease

Carsyn Leigh Davis belonged to First Assembly of God in Fort Myers, which is refuting "false and defamatory" claims that it hosted a COVID-19 party.
News 2020-07-07T16:20:00Z

Our ongoing list of how countries are reopening, and which ones remain under lockdown

Most countries, including Spain, Germany, and South Korea, have started relaxing lockdown measures. The results have been mixed.
Science 2020-07-07T14:30:00Z

What coronavirus stress is doing to your brain and body

Coronavirus stress can cause major short- and long-term issues for your physical and mental health. Here's what it's doing to your brain and body.
Science 2020-07-07T14:05:00Z

Qure.ai won FDA clearance for its AI-powered head CT scanning tool

Qure.ai announced that the FDA granted clearance for its head CT scan tool, dubbed qER, that will assist radiologists in triaging patients.
Politics 2020-07-07T12:18:47Z

Coronavirus herd immunity may be 'unachievable' after study suggests antibodies disappear after weeks in some people

A study of more than 61,000 people in Spain found that just 5% had developed antibodies that could provide COVID-19 immunity.
Science Contributors 2020-07-07T10:08:49Z

The US just gave its biggest coronavirus vaccine payment yet to the little-known biotech Novavax

Novavax is getting $1.6 billion from Operation Warp Speed to help produce 100 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine by January.
News 2020-07-07T05:23:59Z

In Los Angeles, the massive Dodger Stadium testing site closed for 4 days, even as the city sees a rise in cases and the county struggles to meet the demand for testing

Los Angeles's largest coronavirus testing sites, Dodger Stadium could tests 6,000 people a day before it closed over the weekend.
Science 2020-07-07T01:36:00Z

WHO says the coronavirus isn't airborne, but 239 scientists disagree. Either way, your precautions should remain the same.

Avoiding large gatherings, social distancing, and wearing masks can lower one's risk of infection, whether or not the coronavirus lingers in the air.
Science 2020-07-06T23:01:00Z

TELEMENTAL HEALTH REPORT: How telehealth can help US hospitals and health systems manage the $238 billion mental health crisis

This report outlines how the US' mental health crisis falls on health systems, and how they can navigate the costly dilemma with telemental health.
Science 2020-07-06T21:33:00Z

NASA's powerful Hubble space telescope has beamed back a striking photo of a 'fluffy' galaxy with a ghostly, empty center

The photo from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope shows how newborn stars have used up all the gas at this galaxy's center.
Science 2020-07-06T21:17:00Z

Harvard is keeping classes online this fall, placing it among the 8% of US colleges planning to do so. Here's the list so far.

Harvard is staying online through spring. Other universities may do the same, since research suggests the coronavirus could make a fall resurgence.
News 2020-07-06T21:15:00Z

Arizona's healthcare workers say they're working 90-hour weeks and are worried they don't have enough well-trained staff to treat severe coronavirus cases

While hospitals in the state may reach capacity soon, one doctor said the real issue is finding enough well-trained staff to tend to severe patients.
Science 2020-07-06T20:00:00Z

THE DIGITAL HEALTH ECOSYSTEM: The most important players, tech, and trends propelling the digital transformation of the $3.7 trillion healthcare industry

Business Insider Intelligence explores the healthcare ecosystem, industry trends driving digital transformation, and where the industry is headed.
Science 2020-07-06T19:45:00Z

Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest champion Joey Chestnut downed a record 75 hot dogs in 10 minutes. Here's the science behind how he does it.

Eating contests do a number on the human body, hitting everything from a hot dog chomper's brain to their gut and their blood stream.
News 2020-07-06T17:59:00Z

Arizona healthcare workers say they're seeing severe coronavirus cases in people from their 20s to their 90s, but people aren't taking it seriously — in 'denial' they won't get it

"It's scary people aren't taking it seriously," physician's assistant Sarah Barr told Business Insider as Arizona's outbreak keeps getting worse.
Premium Healthcare 2020-07-06T16:22:00Z

How 13 top drugmakers are sprinting to develop a coronavirus vaccine or treatment that can halt this pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has infected millions of people across the world. Here are the top research efforts for vaccines and treatments.
Science 2020-07-06T15:58:00Z

12 ways to cope with coronavirus anxiety, according to psychologists

Anxiety about the coronavirus is normal. To manage it, control what you can, virtually connect with loved ones, and practice gratitude.
News 2020-07-06T15:43:35Z

The mayors of Houston and Austin say their hospitals will be overwhelmed within 2 weeks if the coronavirus isn't brought under control

Texas hospitals are facing "serious, serious trouble" if the coronavirus isn't reined in soon, said Mayor Sylvester Turner of Houston.
Premium Science 2020-07-06T15:04:00Z

Gilead turned a failed Ebola drug into the first effective coronavirus treatment. Here's everything you need to know about remdesivir.

The antiviral was previously tested as a treatment for hepatitis C and Ebola. Here's why remdesivir is now the leading treatment for COVID-19.
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