(NEW YORK) -- Eligible adults can now receive free at-home rapid tests, telehealth sessions and at-home treatments for both COVID and influenza through a newly expanded federal government program.Initially launched as a pilot program in select areas, the Home Test to Treat program from... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The best time to take an at-home COVID-19 test is on the fourth day of having symptoms, according to a study published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases.Researchers looked at nearly 350 people and found that viral load peaked a few... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The Biden administration this week relaunched the website where Americans can once again order free at-home COVID tests.The website had been shut down since June but came back online just as updated COVID vaccines rolled out across the country.Here's how to order the... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The federal government program used for the last two winters to send free COVID tests to Americans' homes started up again Monday.The government's move comes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently completed its process to roll out the latest... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- With COVID-19 cases rising across the country, you may be inclined to pull out one of those leftover at-home rapid tests received months ago from the Biden administration.Even if the box says the tests have passed their expiration date, experts told... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to use certain pregnancy, ovulation and urinary tract infection tests.At least 15 tests manufactured by Universal Meditech Inc. (UMI) may be ineffective, including One Step Pregnancy Test, DiagnosUS One Step Ovulation... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- CVS Health Corp announced Monday it would be closing its acquisition of home health care services company Signify Health.The deal, which was originally agreed upon in September 2022, allows retail pharmacy chain to acquire Signify for $30.50 per share for a... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- At-home stool tests can be an easier way to screen for colorectal cancer than a dreaded colonoscopy. As the rates of the cancer continue to rise in younger people, home tests might help improve detection and get people treated sooner.March marks... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- As the country faces a rise in COVID, flu and RSV, there is a testing kit that the FDA authorized in May that is one swab for all three viruses.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that there have been... Read More.
(WASHIGTON) -- The National Institutes of Health has launched a website MakeMyTestCount.org which allows people to anonymously report the results of any brand of at-home COVID-19 test.The website is a collaboration between the NIH and a healthcare technology company, CareEvolution.Data collected is anonymous and... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Jane was living in rural New Mexico when she discovered she was pregnant. She never wanted to have children or carry a pregnancy and knew immediately she wanted an abortion.But while abortion remains legal in the state, she says she also... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- New York City began distributing free, at-home COVID-19 test kits across the five boroughs Monday.Tests will be available at 27 public library branches and 14 cultural landmarks including the American Museum of Natural History, the Brooklyn Children's Museum and the Staten... Read More.