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About 30 current drugs effective against new coronavirus, says ex-chief sanitary inspector

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About 30 existing medical drugs are effective against the 2019-nCoV coronavirus recently discovered in China

3M boosts production of facemasks as coronavirus spreads in China

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3M has dramatically boosted production of its facemasks in at least two of its Chinese factories after Chinese news agencies reported that the plants ran out of stock in response to the sudden rise of a deadly Coronavirus in Wuhan, China.

Something far deadlier than the Wuhan virus lurks near you

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There’s a deadly virus spreading from state to state. It preys on the most vulnerable, striking the sick and the old without mercy. In just the past few months, it has claimed the lives of at least 39 children.

Chicago resident who traveled to China diagnosed with coronavirus, health officials say

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A Chicago woman who returned from a visit to China earlier this month has been diagnosed with the respiratory coronavirus that has sickened hundreds in China, according to the Chicago Department of Public Health.

Study suggests foods like licorice can be used to ‘landscape’ your gut

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A new study from researchers at San Diego State University suggests that ancient viruses called biophages may be just the set of garden tools needed to cultivate a healthy microbiome.

China virus death toll rises to 9 as first case found in US

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China will start nationwide screening to tackle the growing outbreak of a new respiratory virus, with hundreds of millions set to travel during the looming Lunar New Year holiday.

Study finds meth use interferes with opioid treatment

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When Dr. Judith Tsui moved from Boston to Seattle five years ago, she immediately recognized something she didn’t see much back East: People seeking treatment for opioid use disorder were also using methamphetamine.

Want to live healthier for longer? Study indicates wealth is the key

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Money may not be able to buy happiness, but a new study indicates it may be able to help you live healthier for a few more years.

Cancer death rates show a record drop, and Americans who quit smoking get much...

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Cancer remains a dreaded diagnosis, but there’s heartening news.

Fecal bacteria in California’s waterways increases with the homeless crisis

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President Donald Trump, a self-described germophobe, has made no secret of his disgust with California’s growing homeless problem, which he has called a “disgrace” and “inappropriate” and equated to “living in hell.”

Cancer death rate in US shows fastest drop on new treatments

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The cancer death rate in the U.S. fell by the most on record as advances in treatments for lung tumors like video-assisted surgery helped prolong the lives of patients.

Hospital known for glamorous patients opens new doors to its neediest

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With its deluxe suites, A-list patients and a world-class art collection that includes works by Picasso and Chagall, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s nickname is “hospital to the stars.” But starting this year, it is making a change for its poorest patients.

Legal weed in Illinois: First day of recreational marijuana sales features long lines, happy...

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So far, 43 marijuana stores around the state have received all needed approvals to sell recreational weed. Six of them weren’t ready Jan. 1, held up by permitting issues, construction or other hurdles.

Gaps in Georgia laws leave residents with dementia most at risk

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Estimates are that as many as half of all residents in senior residential care facilities suffer from cognitive impairment. That makes them particularly vulnerable to exploitation, abuse, injury, and death.

Cannabis-related psychosis, addiction, ER visits: For young users, marijuana can be a dangerous game

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Not long ago when Joseph Garbely, chief medical officer for the Caron Foundation, reviewed younger patients starting drug or alcohol treatment on his unit, he usually saw people shaking, sick and seizing from alcohol or opioid withdrawal.

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