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As virus spreads, anxiety rises in China and overseas

Photo: Workers spray antiseptic solution in the arrival lobby amid rising public concerns over the possible spread of a new coronavirus at Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. Face masks sold out and officials at airports and train stations checked passengers for fevers as China on Tuesday sought to control the outbreak of a new ...

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China says virus spreading between humans as WHO set to meet

China has confirmed cases of human-to- human transmission in the outbreak of a new SARS-like virus as the number of cases soared and the World Health Organization said it would consider declaring an international public health emergency. The coronavirus, which has spread to three other Asian countries and infected more than 200 people in China, has caused alarm because it ...

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Adulthood linked to drop in physical activity

Leaving school and getting a job both lead to a drop in the amount of physical activity, while becoming a mother is linked to increased weight gain, researchers have found. Many people tend to put on weight as they leave adolescence and move into adulthood and this is the age when the levels of obesity increase the fastest, the study ...

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China coronavirus: Number of cases jumps as virus spreads to new cities

Chinese authorities have reported 139 new cases of a mysterious virus in two days, marking the first time that the infection has been confirmed in the country outside of Wuhan city. The new cases were identified in the cities of Wuhan, Beijing and Shenzhen. The total number of confirmed cases now exceeds 200, and three have died from the respiratory ...

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China reports 17 new cases of mystery virus

China reported 17 new cases of the mysterious SARS-like virus on Sunday, including three in a severe condition, heightening fears ahead of China’s Lunar New Year holiday when hundreds of millions of people move around the country. The virus — a new strain of coronavirus that humans can contract — has caused alarm because of its connection to SARS (Severe ...

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Australian scientists make breakthrough on preventing spread of dengue fever

Researchers from Australia’s national science body have successfully genetically engineered mosquitoes that are resistant to spreading dengue virus. The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) on Friday revealed that it has engineered the first breed of mosquitoes resistant to spreading all four types of the dengue virus. Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne disease caused by the dengue virus. It ...

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Smoking hookah may increase heart attack, stroke risk

Researchers have found that tobacco smoke from a hookah caused blood to function abnormally and be more likely to clot and quickly form blood clots, which can increase the risk of heart attack or stroke. The study, published in the journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, found that tobacco smoke from a hookah caused blood clots to form within an ...

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China: Possible that new virus could spread between humans

The possibility that a new virus in central China could spread between humans cannot be ruled out, though the risk of transmission at the moment appears to be low, Chinese officials said Wednesday. Forty-one people in the city of Wuhan have received a preliminary diagnosis of a novel coronavirus, a family of viruses that can cause both the common cold and ...

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Loneliness as Dangerous as Smoking or Obesity, Says Study

Loneliness rivals smoking and obesity in its impact on shortening longevity and has become a public health concern, especially for the older adults, say researchers. With older adults increasingly moving into senior living or retirement communities, researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine sought to identify the common characteristics of residents who feel lonely in these ...

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Drinking green tea linked to longer, healthier life: Study

Drinking green tea at least three times a week is associated with a longer and healthier life, according to a study published on Thursday. The analysis included 100,902 participants in China with no history of heart attack, stroke, or cancer. “Habitual tea consumption is associated with lower risks of cardiovascular disease and all-cause death,” said Xinyan Wang, from the Chinese ...

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