smolaw11/iStockBy SOPHIE TATUM, ABC News (NEW YORK) — As concern grows among researchers about the extent to which the novel coronavirus might be transmitted through the air, advocates and educators said they have long been concerned about poor air circulation due to outdated ventilation systems. In June, Terrie Brady, presidentRead More →

Courtney IlarrazaBy GENEVIEVE SHAW BROWN, ABC News (NEW YORK) — When Courtney Ilarraza’s minivan was totaled by a car traveling 60 mph on the three-mile trip from the beach to her home in Brooklyn, New York, her three children walked away unscathed. Despite the intensity of the collision, the then-3-year-oldRead More →

narvikk/iStockBy CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News (NEW YORK) — Younger people are more likely to believe false claims related to the novel coronavirus than older people, according to a new survey released Tuesday by a team of researchers at Harvard University, Rutgers University, Northeastern University and Northwestern University. The survey ofRead More →

JHVEPhoto/iStockBy DAVE HARRISON, ABC News (NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.) — As the race for a safe and effective coronavirus vaccine continues, one manufacturer has announced a major step in the right direction. American pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson said Wednesday it will be starting Phase 3 clinical trials, joining Moderna, PfizerRead More →

PepsiCoBy KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC News (NEW YORK) — As consumers trend toward health and wellness products, PepsiCo has plans to drift into the functional beverage sector with a new drink intended to help people catch some shut-eye. Driftwell, which will be manufactured for e-commerce availability this December, “is a newRead More →

South_agency/iStockBy DR. LEAH CROLL and SONY SALZMAN, ABC News (NEW YORK) — More than 100 million COVID-19 tests have been performed in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s COVID Data Tracker. But the true number of tests is unknown because of decentralized accounting andRead More →

milehightraveler/iStockBy KARMA ALLEN, ABC News (NEW YORK) — With record wildfires raging throughout the West, public safety experts said it’s critical for residents to protect their lungs from poor air quality. Wildfire smoke is typically a harsh mix of gases and fine debris from scorching trees and plants, buildings andRead More →

Official White House Photo by Andrea HanksBy DR. LEAH CROLL, ABC News (NEW YORK) — President Donald Trump “falsely claimed” at a Monday night campaign rally that the novel coronavirus “affects virtually nobody” younger than 18 and mainly threatens seniors and people with underlying health conditions, according to the WashingtonRead More →

Xesai/iStockBy KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News (NEW YORK) — As the United States crosses the grim milestone of 200,000 COVID-19-related deaths, experts are warning about a less visible but worrisome outbreak happening simultaneously: increasingly poor mental health. More than half of U.S. adults — about 53% — reported that their mentalRead More →