Health

For 1st Time In 4 Years, US Life Expectancy Rises — A Little

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NEW YORK (AP) — Life expectancy in the United States is up for the first time in four years. The increase is small — just a month — but marks at least a temporary halt to a down...

Commerce Secretary: China Virus Could Bring Jobs Back To US

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross suggested Thursday that the viral outbreak in China might offer an unexpected benefit for the U.S. economy: It could encourage Amer...

US Reports 1st Case Of Person-to-person Spread Of New Virus

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials Thursday reported the first U.S. case of person-to-person spread of the new virus from China. The individual is married to the Chicago woman who...

Do Masks Offer Protection From New Virus? It Depends

SEATTLE (AP) — People around the world are buying up protective face masks in hopes of keeping the new virus from China at bay. Some companies have required them for employees. Sch...

Health Experts: Human-to-human Spread Of New Virus Worrying

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BEIJING (AP) — World health officials, back from a visit to Beijing, expressed great concern Wednesday that a dangerous new virus is spreading between people outside of China, even...

Virus Cases In China Top SARS As Evacuations Begin

BEIJING (AP) — Countries began evacuating their citizens Wednesday from the Chinese city hardest-hit by a new virus that has now infected more people in China than were sickened in...

Asian Demand For Face Masks Soars On Fears Of Chinese Virus

TOKYO (AP) — Panic and pollution drive the market for protective face masks, so business is booming in Asia, where fear of the virus from China is straining supplies and helping ma...

Bad Timing: New Virus Poses Threat To Fragile World Economy

BEIJING (AP) - This should be peak season for a 12-room hotel near the train station in the Chinese industrial hub of Wuhan. The Chinese New Year usually brings in plenty of travel...

Warren Offers Infectious-Disease Plan Amid China Outbreak

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has announced a plan to prevent, contain and treat infectious diseases as a new viral illness spreads in ...

In Photos: Chinese Virus Affect On Daily Life

BEIJING (VINnews) - The coronavirus outbreak that began in the central Chinese city of Wuhan has killed 106 people in China and infected more than 4,520 globally, most of them in C...

Hong Kong To Cut Rail Links As Virus From China Spreads

BEIJING (AP) — Hong Kong said Tuesday it will cut all rail links to mainland China as the United States and other governments prepared to evacuate citizens from the Chinese city at...

US Advises Travelers To Avoid All Of China

WASHINGTON - (AP) U.S. health officials have changed their travel advice to American travelers planning to go to China. Previously, the agency advised travelers to avoid any non...

California Patient Is 3rd US Case of New Virus From China

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A patient in Southern California is the third person in the U.S. to be diagnosed with the new pneumonia-like virus from China, health officials said. Th...

Canada Hospital Says It Has Confirmed Case of Deadly Virus

TORONTO (AP) — A Toronto hospital said Saturday it has a confirmed case of the deadly virus from China, Canada's first. Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre said it is “caring for ...

China Building a Hospital to Treat Virus, Expands Lockdowns

BEIJING (AP) — China announced Friday that it is swiftly building a 1,000-bed hospital dedicated to patients infected with a new virus that has killed 26 people, sickened hundreds ...

Are You in Danger of Catching the Coronavirus? 5 Questions Answered

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NEW YORK (AP- The Conversation) - The Chinese government has quarantined Wuhan, a port city of 25 million people, and it has restricted travel to and from several other cities, inc...

Is It Ok For Teens To Drink Coffee?

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NEW YORK (AP-The Conversation) - Is it OK for teens to drink coffee? When my daughter was around 14 years old, she began to ask if she could have a cup of coffee in the morning ...

WHO: China Virus Not Global Health Emergency

BEIJING (AP) - The World Health Organization says a viral illness in China that has sickened hundreds of people is not yet a global health emergency. The decision came after Chi...

World Airports Taking Precautions After China Virus Outbreak

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Airports around the world have begun taking precautions to deal with an anticipated influx of Chinese tourists taking Lunar New Year holidays, ju...

China Shuts Down More Cities In Bid To Contain Deadly Virus

BEIJING (AP) — China decided Thursday to lock down three cities that are home to more than 18 million people in an unprecedented effort to try to contain a deadly new viral illness...