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NYU Langone tells emergency doctors to consider who gets intubated, WSJ reports

A March 28 email from the NYU Langone Health Department of Emergency Medicine Chair told physicians to “think more critically about who we intubate,” according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. “In Emergency Medicine, we do not have the luxury of time, data, or committees to help with our critical triage decisions. Senior…MORE

Man awaiting liver transplant gets some hope during coronavirus outbreak

Zach Branson can once again look forward to getting a new lease on life now that his liver transplant has been rescheduled after being put on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic. Branson’s transplant was delayed when his uncle was no longer able to donate his liver after the outbreak forced hospitals to put elective…MORE

Coronavirus threatens other areas of scientific progress, researchers fear

On a normal day, Maddie LaRue would wake up, head to her lab and get to work. As a PhD candidate at New York University studying pancreatic cancer, and just months away from defending her thesis, she’s spent years getting to this point — years of cultivating a mouse colony with a particular genetic composition,…MORE

Stress eating these days? Here’s some help

Stress eating is something that many people struggle with on a regular basis, when things are “normal.” But with the coronavirus pandemic challenging us in different ways each day, it seems to have become an equal opportunity problem, affecting even those who don’t typically eat in response to anxiety or other emotions. “I think I…MORE

Idaho governor signs two anti-transgender bills into law

Idaho Gov. Brad Little signed two anti-transgender bills into law Monday. One measure bans transgender girls from playing on girls’ and women’s sports teams, while the other prohibits transgender people from changing their gender on Idaho birth certificates. Little’s office did not comment on the laws. House Bill 500, also known as the Fairness in…MORE

California doctors ‘cautiously hopeful’ early shelter at home measures are working

Two weeks after San Francisco issued the country’s first shelter-in-place order for residents to prevent spread of the novel coronavirus, hospital emergency rooms throughout the region appear to be seeing the early effects. “The surge we have been anticipating has not yet come,” Dr. Jahan Fahimi, an emergency physician and medical director at the University…MORE

Trump’s self-congratulatory presence marks stark contrast with death toll

It is falling to President Donald Trump to lead America into its most tragic month in decades, as experts say the coronavirus pandemic could kill more citizens than the Vietnam and Korean wars combined. But the President’s bullish, self-congratulatory rhetoric — a staple of a presidency that has divided the nation — is still jarring…MORE

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While we’ve all been in isolation, Mariah Carey had a big birthday

While we’ve all been in isolation, Mariah Carey had a big birthday

Pop legend Mariah Carey declared herself “eternally 12” as she shared a series of pictures of herself celebrating her birthday while social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic. Rather than throw a lavish bash, the singer rang in her big day on Friday with her twins Moroccan and Monroe, whom she shares with ex-husband Nick Cannon.…

‘The Scheme’ makes college basketball look bad, and the FBI look worse

If you’re missing the NCAA tournament, HBO’s “The Scheme” will make you less wistful — or at least, provide a reminder of big-money college basketball’s grimy underbelly, exploring a corruption scandal that makes the NCAA look bad, and actually makes the FBI look worse. The irony is that this HBO Sports project was scheduled to…

Larry David crashed Ezra Koenig’s Apple Music show and was extra Larry David

Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig gladly welcomed a guest appearance from Larry David on his Apple Music show, “Time Crisis.” The “Curb Your Enthusiasm” creator talked being an early germaphobe and how he’s been using Purell since the 1990s, saying, “There was a time when I was grabbing people’s elbows.” “There’s too much contact between people,…