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Virus Outbreak Malaysia

World Battles Virus Epidemic As Cases Multiply Outside China

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Crews scrubbed everything from money to buses, military bases were on ...
APTOPIX South Korea Virus Outbreak

Virus Pushes Beyond Asia, Taking Aim at Europe, Mideast

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The new virus took aim at a broadening swath of the ...
China Outbreak Artificial Intelligence

Can AI Flag Disease Outbreaks Faster Than Humans? Not Quite

BOSTON (AP) — Did an artificial-intelligence system beat human doctors in warning the world of a ...
LGBTQ Medicine

U.S. Medical Schools Boost LGBTQ Students, Doctor Training

When being heterosexual is presumed even in doctors' offices, those who identify otherwise can feel marginalized ...
China Outbreak Home Quarantines

Home Quarantine for Travelers Buys Time as New Virus Spreads

The numbers in home quarantine are constantly changing and hard to pin down. New York state, ...
Colleges and Universities in America Likely to See Drop in Enrollment if Coronavirus Is Not Contained

Colleges and Universities in America Likely to See Drop in Enrollment if Coronavirus Is Not Contained

Higher education institutions are likely to undergo a drop in enrollment and applications from Chinese students ...
Flu Season

Amid Coronavirus Fears, a Second Wave of Flu Hits US Kids

The number of child deaths and the hospitalization rate for youngsters are the highest seen at ...
South Korea China Outbreak

Fall in New Cases Raises Hope in Virus Outbreak in China

BEIJING (AP) — The number of new cases of the coronavirus in China dropped for a ...
Brain Research Volunteers

Epilepsy Treatment Side Effect: New Insights About The Brain

Epilepsy disrupts the brain's electrical activity, producing recurrent seizures that involve strange sensations, behaviors, emotions and, ...
Drugs Fail to Slow Decline in Inherited Alzheimer's Disease

Drugs Fail to Slow Decline in Inherited Alzheimer’s Disease

Two experimental drugs failed to prevent or slow mental decline in a study of people who ...
California Bans Purchase of Chemical Linked to Child Brain Damage

California Bans Purchase of Chemical Linked to Child Brain Damage

The Gates philanthropists announced a $100 million donation to help fund research for treatments for the ...
Bill and Melinda Gates Donate $100M for Coronavirus Research, Operations to Help At-Risk Countries

Bill and Melinda Gates Donate $100M for Coronavirus Research, Operations to Help At-Risk Countries

The Gates philanthropists announced a $100 million donation to help fund research for treatments for the ...
Health Official: 63.5% of Idaho Adults Are Overweight

Health Official: 63.5% of Idaho Adults Are Overweight

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An official with Idaho's public health districts said Friday that 63.5% of ...
Recounting Calories

Changing Counts Reveal Inexact Science of Calorie Labels

NEW YORK (AP) — Almonds used to have about 170 calories per serving. Then researchers said ...
China Outbreak Global Quarantine

Unknowns of the New Virus Make Global Quarantines a Struggle

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Health authorities are scrambling to halt the spread of a new ...
California Suspending PE Tests

California May Pause Student Fitness Tests Due to Bullying

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California wants to pause physical education tests for students for three years ...
California Voters to Eye Expanded Rent Control in November

California Voters to Eye Expanded Rent Control in November

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California voters will consider expanding rent control statewide in November, the secretary ...
Switzerland WHO

UN Health Agency Tackles Misinformation Over Virus Outbreak

As governments clamp down on travel to China, airlines suspend flights and Chinese nationals fret about ...
Peanut Allergy

FDA Approves First Treatment For Kids With Peanut Allergy

The first treatment for peanut allergies is about to hit the market, a big step toward ...
Millennials Experiencing More Loneliness than Older Adults, Study

Millennials Experiencing More Loneliness than Older Adults, Study

Major surveys in the U.S. have identified that loneliness is a major issue among millennials, with ...
China Outbreak

Virus Cases in China Top SARS as Evacuations Begin

BEIJING (AP) — Countries began evacuating their citizens Wednesday from the Chinese city hardest-hit by a ...
APTOPIX Japan China Outbreak

Mongolia Closes Border, China Extends Holiday to Fight Virus

BEIJING (AP) — China on Monday expanded its sweeping efforts to contain a deadly virus, extending ...
Switzerland China Outbreak

UN Agency: China Virus ‘Too Early’ for Emergency Declaration

LONDON (AP) — A viral illness in China that has sickened hundreds of people and prompted ...
Women’s Choice on Abortion Could Change This Year

Women’s Choice on Abortion Could Change This Year

With the upcoming presidential election in the United States and two starkly different opinions on abortion ...
Foster Care Woes

Unusual Study Details Woes Among Veterans of Foster Care

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans who have spent time in foster care are far more likely ...
US Seeks to Tighten Rules Covering Service Animals on Planes

US Seeks to Tighten Rules Covering Service Animals on Planes

The days of passengers bringing rabbits, turtles and birds on planes as emotional-support animals could be ...
China Outbreak

Science Says: What to Know About the Viral Outbreak in China

Health authorities are closely watching an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a new virus that ...
Study: During Formative Years, A Child’s Brain Benefits from Reading, Suffers from Screen-Time

Study: During Formative Years, A Child’s Brain Benefits from Reading, Suffers from Screen-Time

A new study by researchers at the Reading & Literacy Discovery Center of Cincinnati's Children's Hospital ...
Study Finds Lifespans in US and UK Impacted by Economic Inequality

Study Finds Lifespans in US and UK Impacted by Economic Inequality

A new study by researchers at universities in the United States and Europe found that people ...
Mental Health Study: Majority of Women Who Had Abortions Felt Relief, Not Regret

Mental Health Study: Majority of Women Who Had Abortions Felt Relief, Not Regret

A new study published in the journal Social Science and Medicine found that the majority of ...
Male Fertility Supplements

Male Infertility Got No Boost From Zinc, Folic Acid in Study

A rigorous U.S. government-led study found that zinc and folic acid supplements don't boost men's fertility, ...
Scooter Injuries

Electric Scooter Injuries Surge Along With Their Popularity

Electric scooter injuries have surged along with their popularity in the United States, nearly tripling over ...
Talc Ovarian Cancer

Big Study Finds No Strong Sign Linking Baby Powder & Cancer

U.S. government-led research found no strong evidence linking baby powder with ovarian cancer in the largest ...
Study Finds 20 Percent of Young Adults in the US Are Prediabetic

Study Finds 20 Percent of Young Adults in the US Are Prediabetic

A new study found that 1 in 5 young adults in the US are prediabetic ...
Study: Hearing Loss Can Lead to Cognitive Deficits

Study: Hearing Loss Can Lead to Cognitive Deficits

A new study found that even those who have slightly poorer hearing run the risk of ...
Trump Vaping

Trump Plan to Curb Teen Vaping Exempts Some Flavors

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials will ban most flavored e-cigarettes popular with underage teenagers, but ...
Students in Seattle Public School System Required to be Vaccinated

Students in Seattle Public School System Required to be Vaccinated

Students in the Seattle public school system will be required to be vaccinated by the first ...
Individuals and Families Suffer from Lack of Nutrients - With Hunger and Obesity Happening Simultaneously

Individuals and Families Suffer from Lack of Nutrients – With Hunger and Obesity Happening Simultaneously

While individuals and families across the country and the globe are suffering from hunger, some are ...
Why are Prescription Glasses Hard to Acquire in America?

Why are Prescription Glasses Hard to Acquire in America?

The Atlantic has launched a conversation around eye exams and routine eye care in America. Why ...
School Therapy Dogs

Arizona Schools Use Therapy Dogs to Assist Mental Health

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona school district is using four-legged therapy counselors as part of ...