coronavirus 15 hours ago

Too Soon to Tell If New Virus as Dangerous as SARS Cousin

The new virus from China has the world on edge because it’s a close cousin to viruses that killed hundreds in separate outbreaks

  • population Dec 31, 2019

    With Births Down, U.S. Had Slowest Growth Rate in a Century

    The past year’s population growth rate in the United States was the slowest in a century due to declining births, increasing deaths and the slowdown of international migration, according to figures released Monday by the U.S. Census Bureau.

  • health insurance Dec 31, 2019

    3 Years in, No Sign of Trump’s Replacement for Obamacare

    As a candidate for the White House, Donald Trump repeatedly promised that he would “immediately” replace President Barack Obama’s health care law with a plan of his own that would provide “insurance for everybody.” Three years later, Trump still hasn’t managed to repeal and replace his predecessor’s big legislative achievement. Now, as ...
  • health Dec 30, 2019

    Baby Gets $2.1M Life-Saving Injection

    An Arkansas infant born with a life-threatening genetic disorder has received a multi-million dollar treatment that could save her. It’s also a big milestone since she’s the first baby in the state that had the pricey one-time injection paid for by insurance.

  • China Dec 30, 2019

    China Convicts 3 Researchers Involved in Gene-Edited Babies

    Three researchers involved in the births of genetically edited babies have been sentenced for practicing medicine illegally, Chinese state media said Monday.

  • pet health Dec 29, 2019

    Vets Alarmed by Cases of Dog Heart Problems Linked to Grain-Free Food

    A growing list of pet owners who have purchased healthy-sounding dog food have found that their pets have developed a serious heart problem called dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), NBC News reports. The Food and Drug Administration last year announced a possible link between the condition, which can cause heart failure, and grain-free pet foods, which ...
  • travel Dec 29, 2019

    Airline Catering Workers in Phoenix Say Food Is Getting Too Hot on the Tarmac

    When you order food on a plane, there’s a chance it was preheated for you on the tarmac — unintentionally, NBC News reports. Airplane food is made at catering facilities at or near airports, usually by one of a group of large firms that contract with airlines. The food is brought to planes by hydraulic delivery trucks, which — according to&#8...
  • Ice Bucket Challenge Dec 28, 2019

    A Final Fundraiser for Man Who Boosted Ice Bucket Challenge

    Hundreds of people plunged into the chilly ocean at a Massachusetts beach on Saturday to honor Peter Frates, the former college baseball player whose battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease helped spread the ALS ice bucket challenge. About 1,000 people showed up for the final “Plunge for Pete” at Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester, and more than ha...
  • Tobacco Dec 28, 2019

    Age Limit Now 21 Across US for Cigarettes, Tobacco Products

    Anyone under 21 can no longer legally buy cigarettes, cigars or any other tobacco products in the United States. The new law enacted last week by Congress also applies to electronic cigarettes and vaping products that heat a liquid containing nicotine. Usually, new legislation doesn’t take effect right away. The change simply increased the ag...
  • Cancer Dec 27, 2019

    Exercise Linked to Lower Risk of 7 Cancers, Study Finds

    Exercise is linked to a reduced risk of seven types of cancer, and the more physical activity the better, according to a study published Thursday. The study, in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, looked at whether meeting the recommended physical activity guidelines had an effect on cancer risk, NBC News reports.

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