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  ’This study is the beginning of the end for COVID’: Midlothian lab runs final study for COVID-19 vaccine

Birmingham mom couldn’t hold newborn for a month after COVID-19 diagnosis

  University of Maryland study shows downward trend in social distancing across the country

American Red Cross offering limited time COVID-19 antibody testing

Children’s Hospital at VCU scores top 50 rank in U.S. News & World Report

The future of political “baby kissing” is up in the air

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  VCU Health: Trial for experimental drug effective against COVID-19

  University of Maryland study ranks states on social distancing

School principal delivers memories by taking portable stage to every graduating senior’s home

Maryland governor: Poultry plant actions taken due to virus

  Report: 2 Georgia men recovering after consuming disinfectants to protect against coronavirus

Mississippi man recovering at home after 21 days on a ventilator due to COVID-19

Smithfield idles western Illinois pork plant over virus

Smithfield also has closed meatpacking plants in Cudahy, Wisconsin; Martin City, Missouri; and Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

New mother makes ‘miracle’ recovery after delivering baby while fighting COVID-19

Megan Sites calls the experience 'horrifying,' but credits the doctors at UC Medical Center for saving her life.

Beach access to reopen in S.C., officials say

Beach access in South Carolina will reopen, according to South Carolina State Senator Stephen Goldfinch.

Husband surprises wife with home camping trip during COVID-19

Husband surprises wife with home camping trip during COVID-19.

Switzerland lights up iconic Matterhorn with U.S. flag in show of support

Surf City to open public sites with some restrictions Saturday

Father and son laid to rest after battle with COVID-19

Police to record license plates of churchgoers Easter weekend

Publix to implement ‘One-way’ aisles to support social distancing

West Virginia Gov. tightens virus restrictions for 3 counties

Coronavirus pandemic disrupts Appalachian Trail dreams

Alexandra Eagle and Jonathan Hall planned for a year before setting out March 9 to hike the 2,190-mile trail for their honeymoon.

Grocery workers are key during the virus. And they’re afraid

Grocery stores are deemed essential, and their work puts them close to the public and therefore at risk.

Hunt for medical supplies creates marketplace of desperation

States say they have no choice but to pay inflated prices, calling it a matter of life and death.

  ’I need to get my mother out of there before she gets it’: Daughter discharges patient from rehab center to escape COVID-19 outbreak

The call Lisa Hix got from her mother just over a week ago was all the warning she needed to discharge her from the Canterbury Rehab center in Henrico.

Frontline ER nurse dies of coronavirus, remembered as smiling, caring nurse

They’re the frontline workers, and LCMC says one of their nurses, Larrice Anderson died a hero. She died trying to save those suffering from coronavirus, ultimately contracting the virus herself.

  Expert predicts Richmond-area hospitals to fill up within weeks; peak of cases not expected until late-May

Richmond and Henrico’s health director predicts the area’s hospitals will start to fill up within the next week, but the state won’t hit its peak of the coronavirus outbreak until late-May.

Social distancing impacting families saying goodbye to their loved ones

A picture taken Friday at a graveside service in Chambers County shows the harsh reality of what families are dealing with while saying goodbye to their loved ones.

Professionals say your gloves may not protect you if you wear them wrong

A lot of Mississippians have taken to wearing nitrile or latex gloves to battle against the spread of the coronavirus. Medical professionals say, however, the gloves won’t save you if you don’t wear them right.

U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham tests positive for coronavirus

The U.S. Representative said he has been in self-quarantine since March 19 and will remain.

Myrtle Beach orders hotels, rentals to stop accepting new reservations; asks most visitors to leave by Sunday

An emergency meeting was called Thursday to address restrictions related to health and safety in light of the coronavirus emergency.

Take a free virtual 3D tour of this World War II destroyer and help keep it afloat with donations

Museum officials say the tour is especially of interest to history buffs and World War II enthusiasts, and serves as a great way for teachers to organize digital “field trips.”

  Local LPC encourages telehealth to treat COVID-19 anxiety

Despite fear and concern of the COVID-19 outbreak shutting down non-essential business and slowing down others, Dr. Lakesha Roney, a Licensed Professional Counselor, (LPC) says she has seen an increase in coronavirus related stress and anxiety in her patients.

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine issues ‘stay-at-home’ order to contain spread of coronavirus

The order will take effect at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, and will last through April 6.

Truck drivers having difficult time getting meals

Truck drivers who don't have mini fridges or cooking capabilities in their trucks are having a difficult time getting meals on the road.

  Northam warns penalties to businesses breaking COVID-19 mandates

In a press conference Saturday Governor Ralph Northam doubled down on his call for businesses to reinforce mandates that limit the number of patrons to businesses in the commonwealth to 10 people or less amidst the latest confirmed COVID-19 coronavirus surpassing 150 cases.

Getting deliveries? Here’s how to open them to prevent the spread of the coronavirus

Packages may have come in contact with someone who’s been exposed before arriving at the front door. Here are some precautions for opening them safely.

Study says your blood type could make you more susceptible to coronavirus

The study published in Wuhan, China compared blood types in 2,173 people in Wuhan and Shenzhen with COVID-19 to more than 3,600 healthy people in the same areas.

8 people arrested for price-gouging toilet paper, hand sanitizer, masks

The San Diego County Sheriff's Department says deputies have been monitoring multiple online websites in person-to-person sales where people were selling products like toilet paper, hand sanitizer, masks and gloves at exorbitant prices.

Two ER doctors in US in ‘critical condition’ with coronavirus

ACEP said that a doctor in his 40s in the state of Washington and a doctor in his 70s in New Jersey tested positive for the coronavirus.

Cancer families struggle to find medical masks amid coronavirus outbreak

Medical masks are in high demand due to the coronavirus outbreak. The shortage is causing a panic among families who have children that rely on them to stay healthy.

Coronavirus: First case reported in Indiana; Gov. Holcomb declares public health emergency

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has declared a public health emergency on news that the state has reported its first possible case of the coronavirus.

  Health department says no coronavirus at Henrico daycare

Tuesday afternoon, parents at an eastern-Henrico daycare got the shock of a lifetime after the daycare posted a message on their wall directed to the parents of the children saying that there has been one reported case of the Rhinovirus and Coronavirus in the classroom.

  Richmond takes on the MS Push-Up Challenge

What started as an idea to internalize the pain of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) which afflicts over 1 million people every day, has evolved into a movement which has spread across social media.

  Richmond man starts social media challenge to fight Multiple Sclerosis

Roberts left his job as a federal officer and started a new business called Never Stumble Consulting which helps people regain their mobility it also gives him time to support his wife through the pain of MS.

Medical cannabis facilities set to open in the Commonwealth by mid-summer

There will be five processor plants each located in a health service area of the Commonwealth. Aaron Lopez is the public affairs director for the facility located in northern Virginia.

6-Year-old boy waiting for heart transplant asks for Christmas cards

A 6-year-old Massachusetts boy waiting for a new heart is asking for Christmas cards to help lift his spirits according to NBC10 in Boston.

N.C. man charged $2,300 for walking through ER doors for cat scratch

The man didn't even get the rabies vaccination that day, but if he did, the bill shows it would have been an extra $13,048 charged.

  UPS driver says trucks without A/C create dangerous conditions

A national analysis conducted by NBC found that there were 107 reports in 23 states of UPS employees being admitted to the hospital for heat-related illnesses.

  Alex Trebek announces pancreatic cancer battle; warning signs you should know

Doctors say pancreatic cancer is on the rise and unfortunately, it’s a disease that isn’t easy to spot.

  Have bad breath? You could be making it worse. Here’s how.

According to the Academy of General Dentistry, up to 80 million people suffer from halitosis, or chronic bad breath.

GRAPHIC: FDA warns against using ‘vampire plasma’ to reverse aging

The movement to look and feel younger continues to be big business – but the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is cracking down.

Suicide rates among Marines, Navy reached 10-year high in 2018

Many of the cases are young Marines who have not been deployed overseas nor been in combat, a situation that has also been seen in other military branches.

  Healthcare facility where vegetative woman gave birth ordered to find new management

State regulators issued a letter ordering the facility to hire a third-party manager following visits that they say raised “several significant concerns.”

After a young man, 23, died in a car accident, his kidney donation saved his father’s life

The 23-year-old's heart, liver and second kidney will be donated to other patients in need.

Boy, 9, saves grandfather’s life during diabetic episode

The 9-year-old was in the backseat of the car, waiting for his grandfather to start it up and head out for some pizza, when something went wrong.

Couple grateful for Apple watch that alerted them to husband’s irregular heartbeat

The man thought he was experiencing anxiety around traveling for the holidays, but his watch alerted him it was actually something much more serious.

Strips that can test for fentanyl touted for overdose-reduction potential

Street drugs have been known to be laced with the powerful opioid, making overdose an even greater risk.

NYC pharmacies can't sell cigarettes starting Jan. 1

New York City pharmacies, and big stores that include pharmacies, won't be allowed to sell cigarettes starting Tuesday

The Latest: WHO warns against Congo 'prolonged insecurity'

The Latest: WHO chief warns against 'prolonged insecurity' in Congo amid Ebola outbreak

AP-NORC Poll: Edit baby genes for health, not smarts

AP-NORC Poll: Public supports gene editing of embryos to prevent disease but not to create 'designer babies'

Legal marijuana industry toasts banner year

The legal marijuana industry exploded in 2018, with legalization spreading in the U.S. and across Canada, billions invested in cannabis companies and a cannabis-based drug getting regulatory approval.

Florida woman arrested after committing robbery with toy gun, fleeing on tricycle

According to the Naples Daily News, while being handcuffed, Crisostomo "yelled that she was God" and that "voices were telling her to do things."

Israel to allow medical marijuana exports

Israel's parliament has unanimously approved a law to permit exports of medical marijuana, allowing Israel to tap the lucrative global market

Congo delays Sunday's election for months in Ebola zone

Congo delays Sunday's presidential election for months in Ebola zone, well after inauguration

Thailand's legislature legalizes medical use of marijuana

Thailand's legislature has agreed to amend the country's drug law to allow the licensed medical use of marijuana, as well as the kratom, a locally grown plant traditionally used as a stimulant and painkiller.

Congolese boy dies in US after surgery for facial tumor

A Congolese boy who traveled to Los Angeles to undergo surgery to remove a large tumor on his face has died after having an adverse reaction to anesthesia

Pope expands efforts to help needy with a health station

The pope's official almsgiver has opened a health station beneath St. Peter's Square to serve the homeless, expanding Pope Francis' efforts to care for the needy living close to the heart of the Roman Catholic Church

South African musician plays guitar during brain surgery

South African musician plays guitar during brain surgery for 'real-time feedback'

FDA casts shadow on hemp win, calling CBD products illegal

The hemp industry still has work ahead to win legal status for hemp-derived cannabidiol, or CBD oil, as an ingredient in food or dietary supplements despite the big farm bill President Donald Trump signed this week designating hemp as an agricultural crop

State audit slams San Diego response to hepatitis A outbreak

State audit finds city and county of San Diego failed to quickly contain a hepatitis A outbreak last year that became among the largest of its kind seen in the United States in decades

Stem cell shots linked to bacterial infection outbreak

Health officials are reporting an outbreak of bacterial infections in people who got injections of stems cells derived from umbilical cord blood

Obama health law sign-ups beat forecast despite headwinds

Affordable Care Act sign-ups beat expectations and a court ruling that Obama's health law is unconstitutional

US debuts childhood-lead plan that critics say falls short

The Trump administration has released a plan to reduce dangerous lead exposure for millions of American children, but it is already drawing criticism

Glaxo, Pfizer to merge consumer health care divisions

GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer are merging their consumer health care divisions, creating a business with combined sales of 9.8 billion pounds ($12.7B)

Yemeni mom wins travel ban waiver to see dying son in US

A Yemeni mother has won her fight for a waiver from the Trump administration's travel ban that would allow her to go to California to see her dying 2-year-old son

Romania maternity hospital hit by superbug to reopen

Romania's health minister says a maternity hospital in the capital where 45 babies were diagnosed with a drug-resistant superbug has been given the all-clear to reopen

US surgeon general warns of teen risks from e-cigarettes

US surgeon general urges swift action to prevent nicotine addiction amid surge in teenage vaping

Child abuse climbs after Friday report cards, study says

Child abuse increases the day after school report cards are released, but only when grades arrive on Friday, a study in Florida suggests