Health & Medicine

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    Health & Medicine

    Travel bans have barely slowed the coronavirus’s spread

    Travel restrictions in Wuhan and greater China have only modestly impacted the spread of the virus to other countries, researchers say.

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    Health & Medicine

    A dog in Hong Kong has a low-level infection of the new coronavirus

    There’s currently no evidence that pets can actually get sick from the virus or pass it to people or other animals.

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  3. Health & Medicine

    Immune cells in the gut may play a big role in peanut allergies

    A study finds loads of allergy-inducing cells in the stomachs and intestines of adults allergic to peanuts, but few in people without the condition.

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    A more convenient, monthly treatment for HIV cleared a key hurdle

    Two phase III clinical trials suggest that a once-a-month injection of antiretroviral drugs treats HIV just as well as daily pill regimes.

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    Chemistry

    Thirdhand smoke wafting off moviegoers hurts air quality in theaters

    Nonsmoking theaters can still get exposed to cigarette-related pollutants carried in on audience members’ bodies and clothing.

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    Health & Medicine

    As the coronavirus outbreak evolves, we answer some key questions

    As the new coronavirus spreads, we are updating this FAQ with the latest on the race to understand the virus and stop the growing global health crisis.

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    Health & Medicine

    6 key coronavirus numbers you should know

    COVID-19 cases and deaths are going up around the world. Here are numbers to help you understand the outbreak.

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  8. central government-sanctioned horse race in Japan
    Health & Medicine

    What the new phase of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. means for you

    U.S. health experts warn there are probably many undetected COVID-19 cases already here, raising chances the disease will soon be widespread.

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  9. Health & Medicine

    Coronavirus’ spread in the U.S. may be a question of when, not if

    The virus that causes COVID-19 is likely to gain a foothold in U.S. communities, says the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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  10. people wearing masks in Milan
    Health & Medicine

    We may be on the brink of a coronavirus pandemic. Here’s what that means

    The coronavirus behind COVID-19 has not yet reached pandemic status, according the WHO, but we could be close.

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    Health & Medicine

    To tackle the new coronavirus, scientists are accelerating the vaccine process

    Scientists are turning to nontraditional approaches to create vaccines and therapeutics that target the novel coronavirus.

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  12. bag of methamphetamines
    Health & Medicine

    U.S. drug deaths dipped in 2018, but cocaine and meth overdoses rose

    In 2018, the rates of drug overdose deaths for methamphetamine and cocaine surpassed that of prescription opioids.

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