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U.S. medical schools boost LGBTQ students, doctor training

Aliya Feroe recalls the flustered OB-GYN who referred her to another physician after learning she identified as queer. For Rhi Ledgerwood, who was designated female at birth, identifies as trans...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Immunization bill has bipartisan support, but remains controversial

After three siblings were diagnosed with measles at Children’s Hospital Colorado in December, public health officials began tracking down 258 other patients who visited the emergency department...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 19 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Amid coronavirus fears, a second wave of flu hits US kids

NEW YORK – A second wave of flu is hitting the U.S., turning this into one of the nastiest seasons for children in a decade. The number of child deaths and the hospitalization rate for youngsters...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

China’s daily death toll from virus tops 100 for first time

BEIJING – China’s daily death toll from new virus has topped 100 for first time, with more than 1,000 total deaths recorded, the health ministry announced Tuesday, as the spread of the contagion...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

FDA crackdown on vaping flavors has blind spot: disposables

WASHINGTON – The U.S. government on Thursday began enforcing restrictions on flavored electronic cigarettes aimed at curbing underage vaping. But some teenagers may be one step ahead of the rules....

DATE: Feb. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

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 are virtually destined to develop Alzheimer’s disease at a relatively young age because they inherited rare...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Experts scramble, but new virus vaccine may not come in time

WASHINGTON – The flu-like virus that exploded from China has researchers worldwide once again scrambling to find a vaccine against a surprise health threat, with no guarantee one will arrive in...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

More Americans escaping China virus zone quarantined in U.S.

FAIRFIELD, Calif. – Two jets carrying about 350 Americans fleeing the virus zone in China arrived Wednesday at an Air Force base in Northern California. Officials said 178 of them will be...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

UN health agency tackles misinformation over virus outbreak

GENEVA – The World Health Organization chief has traveled a dozen times to monitor the Ebola response in Congo . But when he planned to visit China’s capital last week over a new viral outbreak...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

New China virus details show challenge for outbreak control

It can spread person to person, even if someone is showing no symptoms. The next in line can continue to pass it on. The incubation period is so long that people may not know where or when they...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Study is halted as HIV vaccine fails test in South Africa

The latest attempt at an HIV vaccine has failed, as researchers announced Monday they have stopped giving the experimental shots in a major study. The study had enrolled more than 5,400 people...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

U.S. evacuees ‘relieved’ about quarantine on military base

RIVERSIDE, California – Nearly 200 Americans evacuated from China because of the new virus are “very relieved’ to be quarantined at a military base in Southern California for two weeks, one of them...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

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