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What we know about the new coronavirus fueling worldwide anxiety

iStock(NEW YORK) — Authorities in Wuhan, China, imposed quarantine-like restrictions on the city of 11 million Tuesday, as they raced to stop the spread of a new coronavirus that’s popping up in countries around the world. In Wuhan, local tourist groups are now banned from traveling outside of the city and police are conducting random checks of private cars for …

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How ‘two kind strangers’ on TikTok helped a user detect, avoid skin cancer

Anatoliy Sizov/iStock(NEW YORK) — TikTok has millions of active users who show off dance moves, lip-sync routines and more but the video-sharing social network may have also helped save one young man’s life. When Alex Griswold shared a video on TikTok about married life with his nearly 500,000 followers last December, two complete strangers reached out to warn him of …

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Mom does 5,332 burpees in 12 hours to help daughter with rare birth defect

fizkes/iStock(NEW YORK) — Gena Laielli, a 37-year-old mom of two, completed 5,332 burpees in 12 straight hours. The number — a staggering feat for anyone who has tried to do one burpee — is poised to break a world record. The world record will be a nice accolade, but the most important thing to Laielli is that she finished her …

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Human-to-human transmission of new coronavirus reported in China

nopparit/iStock(NEW YORK) — The new coronavirus that has infected more than 200 people in China has been transmitted between humans, according to Chinese health authorities. Zhong Nanshan, who heads up China’s National Health Commission, told Xinhua News Agency, China’s official state-run news organization, that two cases of human-to-human transmission had been confirmed in China, one in Wuhan and one in …

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3 US airports will screen passengers from Chinese city for new virus

anyaberkut/iStock(NEW YORK) — Three airports in the United States will screen passengers arriving from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of an outbreak of a new coronavirus that’s in the same family as SARS, MERS and the common cold, health officials said Friday. Starting Friday, travelers passing through San Francisco International, New York’s John F. Kennedy and Los Angeles International airports will …

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Risque condom packaging leads to HIV campaign suspension

CatLane/iStock(SALT LAKE CITY) — An HIV campaign in Utah was suspended over raunchy condom packaging it featured, according to the state’s health department. Condom wrappers had taglines that Gov. Gary Herbert deemed inappropriate, prompting him to urge the Department of Health to stop distributing them, spokeswoman Jenny Johnson, of the health department, told ABC News on Friday. The taglines included …

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Flu shot isn’t an exact match, but you should still get it

Pornpak Khunatorn/iStock(NEW YORK) — This year’s flu shot isn’t an exact match for the flu strain that’s been circulating most widely, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get it, health experts say. “The influenza vaccine protects against various strains, three or four, depending on which vaccine you receive,” said Dr. William Schaffner, medical director for the National Foundation for Infectious …

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Binge drinking is on the rise: What to know about the risks

Peopleimages/iStock(ATLANTA) — The number of drinks Americans are consuming per bingeing episode has increased dramatically, according to a new study. The annual number of binge drinks among adults who reported binge drinking jumped on average from 472 in 2011 to 529 in 2017, a 12% increase, according to the study published Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and …

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Already forgot your New Year’s resolutions? Here are four tips to reset 2020

HAKINMHAN/iStock(NEW YORK) — A few weeks into January can be a time New Year’s resolutions starts to die. Jan. 17 has even become known as “Ditch New Year’s Resolutions Day” because it’s such a common time for resolutions to slowly fade away. If you find yourself in that grind, it’s not too late to reset, according to Dana Cavalea, author …

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Japan reports latest case of SARS-family virus that’s sickened dozens in China

smolaw11/iStock(TOKYO) — Japan on Thursday reported its first case of a new coronavirus, which has infected 41 people in China, sparking concern about the virus’s potential to spread during Chinese New Year next week, when millions are expected to be traveling. “Considering global travel patterns, additional cases in other countries are likely,” the World Health Organization said. The patient in …

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