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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

FDA approves first treatment for kids with peanut allergy

WASHINGTON – The first treatment for peanut allergies is about to hit the market, a big step toward better care for all kinds of food allergies -- but still a long way from a cure. Friday’s...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Mercy screening patients for coronavirus as disease spreads

Mercy Regional Medical Center says it has began screening patients for the coronavirus virus as a precaution as the deadly disease makes its way from China to the United States. For the past week,...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. beefs up screening of travelers for new virus from China

WASHINGTON – U.S. health officials offered a reality check Tuesday about the scary new virus from China: They’re expanding screenings of international travelers and taking other precautions but for...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Arizona, California cases push U.S. tally of new virus to 5

LOS ANGELES – The U.S. has five confirmed cases of the new virus from China, all among people who traveled to the city at the center of the outbreak, health officials said Sunday. Two new cases...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Chicago woman is 2nd U.S. patient with new virus from China

WASHINGTON – A Chicago woman has become the second U.S. patient diagnosed with the dangerous new virus from China, health officials announced Friday. The woman in her 60s returned from China on...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Reflexology unlocks pain relief by treating nerves in the feet

Feet get shoved into shoes, pounded into the pavement and sometimes neglected, but they can hold the key to pain relief for some patients. The nerve endings in the feet are linked to internal...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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 originated in China. Governments are stepping up surveillance of airline passengers from...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Washington man is 1st in U.S. to catch new virus from China

SEATTLE – The U.S. on Tuesday reported its first case of a new and potentially deadly virus circulating in China, saying a Washington state resident who returned last week from the outbreak’s...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

Human-to-human transmission of viral pneumonia confirmed in China

BEIJING – The head of a Chinese government expert team said Monday that human-to-human transmission has been confirmed in an outbreak of a new coronavirus, a development that raises the possibility...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Health

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