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  • Don’t Try to Kick the Smoking Habit Alone

    Don’t Try to Kick the Smoking Habit Alone

    BY KAYLA MCKISKI, HealthDay Reporter (HEALTHDAY) SUNDAY, Feb. 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Going solo when trying to quit smoking isn’t enough, one lung health expert says. “Smokers develop a physiological dependence on nicotine, and they need more than willpower to quit,̶...
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  • Got ‘Couch Potato’ Teens? It’s Not Helping Their Mental Health

    Got ‘Couch Potato’ Teens? It’s Not Helping Their Mental Health

    BY ROBERT PREIDT, HealthDay Reporter (HEALTHDAY) TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Getting your surly teens off the couch might trigger a long-term turnaround in their moods, new research suggests. “Our findings show that young people who are inactive for large proportions ...
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  • The Latest: WHO to Send Mission to Virus-Hit China

    The Latest: WHO to Send Mission to Virus-Hit China

    BEIJING (AP) — THE Latest on a virus outbreak that began in China (all times local): 12:15 a.m. The head of the World Health Organization says it received a response from China on Saturday on the dispatch of a WHO-led international mission to the country, where a new virus has emerged. Direc...
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  • China Opens Virus Hospital, Market Plunges as Toll Grows

    China Opens Virus Hospital, Market Plunges as Toll Grows

    China is sending medical workers and equipment to a newly built hospital, infusing cash into financial markets and further restricting people’s movement in sweeping new steps to contain a rapidly spreading virus and its escalating impact. BY KEN MORITSUGU, Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — C...
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  • China Reports 4 More Cases in Viral Pneumonia Outbreak

    China Reports 4 More Cases in Viral Pneumonia Outbreak

    BEIJING (AP) — FOUR more cases have been identified in a viral pneumonia outbreak in the central Chinese city of Wuhan that has killed two people and prompted countries as far away as the United States to take precautionary measures. The latest cases bring to 45 the number of people who have con...
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  • More Than Half of Cancer Survivors Don’t Abstain From Alcohol

    More Than Half of Cancer Survivors Don’t Abstain From Alcohol

    BY ROBERT PREIDT, HealthDay Reporter (HEALTHDAY) TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) — U.S. cancer survivors have surprisingly high rates of alcohol use, researchers say. “This study highlights the prevalence of current alcohol use among cancer survivors, including an increase ...
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  • China Reports 1st Death From New Type of Coronavirus

    China Reports 1st Death From New Type of Coronavirus

    BEIJING (AP) — HEALTH authorities in a central Chinese city on Saturday reported the country’s first death from a new type of coronavirus, as the government braced for the Lunar New Year travel boom amid concerns over a possible outbreak similar to that of the SARS virus in the early 2000s....
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  • Older Blood Safe as New Blood for Transfusions

    Older Blood Safe as New Blood for Transfusions

    BY ROBERT PREIDT, HealthDay Reporter (HEALTHDAY) THURSDAY, Dec. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Transfusions with fresh red blood cells are not any better than older red blood cells at reducing the risk of organ failure or death in critically ill children, a new study says. The findings show...
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  • FDA Authorizes Marketing of Automated Insulin Dosing Controller

    FDA Authorizes Marketing of Automated Insulin Dosing Controller

    THURSDAY, DEC. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved marketing of an interoperable automated glycemic controller device, the Tandem Diabetes Care Control-IQ Technology, the agency announced last week. The device automatically adjusts insulin del...
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  • FDA Approves First Disposable Duodenoscope, Reducing Infection Risk

    FDA Approves First Disposable Duodenoscope, Reducing Infection Risk

    BY E.J. MUNDELL, HealthDay Reporter (HEALTHDAY) FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Improperly cleaned duodenoscopes — a type of endoscope used to diagnose illness in the pancreas and bile ducts — have been linked to hundreds of cases of severe, sometimes fatal, infections...
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  • Have a Purpose, Have a Healthier Life

    Have a Purpose, Have a Healthier Life

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter (HEALTHDAY) TUESDAY, Dec. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Do you feel like you know why you’re here? The answer to that question could determine how you feel day-to-day. If you’ve found meaning in your life, you’re more likely to be b...
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  • Good Workouts Might Extend a Woman’s Life

    Good Workouts Might Extend a Woman’s Life

    BY ROBERT PREIDT, HealthDay Reporter (HEALTHDAY) SATURDAY, Dec. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you can tackle a tough workout, that may bode well for your longevity, new research suggests. A woman’s risk of dying from heart disease, cancer or other causes is much lower if she can en...
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