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As blood donations fell, FDA eased rules to roll up a sleeve and give

The FDA in April eased a number of restrictions on blood donations in order to help blood banks across the nation keep up with the demand for blood. It came as infection concerns and stay-home orders were leading to widespread cancellations of blood drives and donation appointments.... Read more»

Rx for a feud: Ducey CV-19 treatment order splits health officials

While President Trump touts an anti-malarial drug as a possible coronavirus treatment, Gov. Doug Ducey is allowing its use in limited circumstances in Arizona – dividing advocates over whether he’s gone too far or not far enough.... Read more»

Trump hypes potential COVID-19 cures, evidence so far is slim

President Donald Trump has enthusiastically pushed the use of two malaria drugs — one in combination with an antibiotic — to treat COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. But there is currently only limited evidence to suggest the drugs are effective against the new virus.... Read more»

Maternal death stalks Malawi’s rural poor



Malawi has one of the highest maternal death rates in the world, even though it has made great strides in the last decade. There’s a one-in-36 chance of dying during childbirth or in the late stages of pregnancy.... Read more»