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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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  • Babies May ‘See’ Light While in the Womb

    Babies May ‘See’ Light While in the Womb

    BY STEVEN REINBERG, HealthDay Reporter  TUESDAY, Dec. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Though fetuses spend nine months in a dark womb, they may detect light by the second trimester, a new study in mice suggests. That’s when light-sensing cells develop in the retina, and it may set up th...
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  • US Officials: Don’t Eat Romaine Grown in Salinas, California

    US Officials: Don’t Eat Romaine Grown in Salinas, California

    BY CANDICE CHOI, AP Food & Health Writer NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Friday told people to avoid romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, California, because of another food poisoning outbreak. The notice comes almost exactly one year after a similar outbreak led to a blanket warning...
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  • AMA Calls for Total Ban on All E-Cigarette, Vaping Products

    AMA Calls for Total Ban on All E-Cigarette, Vaping Products

    BY LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical Writer The American Medical Association on Tuesday called for an immediate ban on all electronic cigarettes and vaping devices. The group adopted the sweeping stance at a policy-making meeting in San Diego. It aims to lobby for state and federal laws, regulations ...
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  • Two People in China Diagnosed With the Plague

    Two People in China Diagnosed With the Plague

    TWO PEOPLE IN CHINA have been diagnosed with pneumonic plague, local health authorities confirmed, prompting fears of a wider outbreak of the deadly infectious disease. The Beijing municipal government said on its website Tuesday that two people in the autonomous region of Inner Mongolia in north...
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