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Cannabis use among seniors up by 75%, analysis finds

Cannabis use among seniors up by 75%, analysis finds

Researchers at the New York University School of Medicine analyzed data collected from the 2015-2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, a nationally representative survey of non-institutionalized...

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Global markets plunge as virus cases spread beyond Asia

Global markets plunge as virus cases spread beyond Asia

Officials in Italy also are responding to a surge in COVID-19 cases by issuing warnings for residents to stay home, and placing 11 towns on lockdown. The government is looking at "targeted tax reduc...

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COVID-19 | Drop in new China virus cases as toll reaches 2,345

COVID-19 | Drop in new China virus cases as toll reaches 2,345

Concerns about the virus weighed on USA stocks and the Nasdaq had its worst daily percentage decline in about three weeks on Friday, driven by an earlier spike in new cases and data showing stalling U...

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US appeals court upholds new Trump rules involving abortions

US appeals court upholds new Trump rules involving abortions

Under federal law, health-care groups were already barred from using federal funds for abortion services. Abortion rights supporters and opponents have argued for decades whether counseling a patien...

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Former Marine George Hood breaks plank world record at 62

Former Marine George Hood breaks plank world record at 62

According to Guinness World Records websites, Hood had to stick to a stringent training routine for several months to prepare himself for the epic challenge. You have to take mental fitness as seriou...

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Italian top-flight football matches postponed due to coronavirus

Italian top-flight football matches postponed due to coronavirus

There have been more than 79,000 suspected and confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide, with China revealing on Monday that more than 3,000 of those were members of its medical staff. The first Italia...

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Associated British Foods Warns Coronavirus Threatens Future Supplies

Associated British Foods Warns Coronavirus Threatens Future Supplies

Associated British Foods , the company that owns the huge United Kingdom clothing chain, relies on factories in China for many of its products across its companies, but said it's built up inventorie...

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China's Hubei reports 349 new coronavirus cases, lowest since January 25

China's Hubei reports 349 new coronavirus cases, lowest since January 25

Among the newly reported deaths, 108 occurred in the epicenter Hubei province with 88 in Wuhan, the city where the disease is believed to have emerged from, China's National Health Commission said e...

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Three more B.C. cases of COVID-19 now recovered

Three more B.C. cases of COVID-19 now recovered

The airline said health authorities confirmed the case with it on February 22, more than a week after the flight. "They are all in stable condition and in isolation". 14, and said health officia...

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Coronavirus rapidly spreading, 17 dead, about 550 infected in China

Coronavirus rapidly spreading, 17 dead, about 550 infected in China

Adding to concerns are cases of the disease in health care workers in Wuhan , which health experts previously said was a key population at risk for being sickened, as they were during previous outb...

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New presumptive case of novel coronavirus in Toronto, health officials say

New presumptive case of novel coronavirus in Toronto, health officials say

She said they are following up with everyone who sat within two seats on the plane with the woman diagnosed with the virus. Officials say the woman arrived from China on February 21 and that she fol...

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Third death from cruise ship, Japan's health minister vows action

Third death from cruise ship, Japan's health minister vows action

Since the ship's quarantine ended on February 19, passengers who have disembarked, majority Japanese but including some foreigners, have been asked to stay at home and avoid public transport. Japan s...

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Young doctor in China's Wuhan city dies of coronavirus

Young doctor in China's Wuhan city dies of coronavirus

The disease outbreak was first reported in Wuhan , capital of central China's Hubei province. China's National Health Commission earlier said that a total of 1,716 medical workers had contracted ...

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Sanders overwhelms foes in Nevada caucuses

Sanders overwhelms foes in Nevada caucuses

Buttigieg , however, told his supporters in Las Vegas that Democrats should stop and reconsider nominating Sanders , a self-identified democratic socialist that he portrayed as an ideologue. The ...

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February 2020 Caroline Flack to be honoured in Love Island final

February 2020 Caroline Flack to be honoured in Love Island final

Four couples will battle it out to be crowned the winners of Love Island's first winter series, with Luke Trotman and Siannise Fudge tipped for the cash prize. The show returned the following Mon...

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Surge in confirmed cases in S. Korea linked to 'known, existing outbreaks'

Surge in confirmed cases in S. Korea linked to 'known, existing outbreaks'

Workers on motorcycles sprayed disinfectant outside the Shincheonji church in the city, where passer-by Seo Dong-min, 24, told AFP: "With so many confirmed cases here I'm anxious that Daegu will bec...

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Coronavirus Cases Confirmed in the United States: CDC

Coronavirus Cases Confirmed in the United States: CDC

Patients will be grouped into either a "repatriated" category or a separate category that represents cases related to individual travel or close case contact. The CDC is working with the state dep...

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Fears of global coronavirus pandemic increase as 2 more die in Iran

Fears of global coronavirus pandemic increase as 2 more die in Iran

Mr. Tedros said he will dispatch six special envoys to various parts of the globe to deal with the outbreak. USA action in the producing and services sectors stalled above expanding issue of the pro...

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People eating big breakfast may burn twice as many calories

They found identical calorie consumption led to 2.5 times higher DIT in the morning than in the evening after high-calorie and low-calorie meals. This method cannot only reduce weight but can also pre...

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Coronavirus cases balloon in South Korea as outbreak shifts and spreads

Coronavirus cases balloon in South Korea as outbreak shifts and spreads

He said it was "very concerning" that Iran had reported 18 cases and 4 deaths in just the past two days, adding that the World Health Organization had supplied testing kits to Tehran. More tha...

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MIT scientists use AI model to identify powerful new antibiotic

The scientists at MIT and Harvard trained a machine learning algorithm to analyze chemical compounds capable of fighting infections using different mechanisms than those of existing drugs. "It has r...

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Children frequently exposed to cleaning products at higher risk of asthma

Children frequently exposed to cleaning products at higher risk of asthma

Scented and sprayed cleaning products were associated with the highest risk of wheeze and asthma, according to the study published February 18 in the CMAJ ( Canadian Medical Association Journal )....

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US Officials Preparing for ‘Likely’ Spread of New Coronavirus

US Officials Preparing for ‘Likely’ Spread of New Coronavirus

The State Department evacuated 14 Americans suffering from COVID-19, better known as the coronavirus , from a cruise ship docked off the coast of Japan despite objections from the Centers for Di...

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Minnesota Records 2nd Child Death of Flu Season

Minnesota Records 2nd Child Death of Flu Season

A total of 105 influenza-associated deaths in children have been reported so far this season. "We were concerned about the B virus", Brendan Flannery, lead investigator for the CDC's flu vaccine e...

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Democrats average net worth on debate stage more than $10B

Democrats average net worth on debate stage more than $10B

As for Biden, Scheindlin said Biden was factually wrong to take credit for the shift - he said at the debate that the Obama-Biden administration caused the policy change with a monitor - noting that w...

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Death toll of virus in China stands at 1,380

Death toll of virus in China stands at 1,380

The decision was put in place after Africa confirmed its first case of coronavirus in Egypt. As of Saturday, the death toll due to the virus in the Chinese mainland increased to 1,523, with a tota...

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6th presumptive case of the COVID-19 virus found in B.C.

6th presumptive case of the COVID-19 virus found in B.C.

Adrian Dix, Minister of Health, and Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s Provincial Health Officer, have issued the following joint statement regarding updates on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in British Colum...

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China announces biggest drop in new virus cases in nearly a month

China announces biggest drop in new virus cases in nearly a month

Last week, United States officials questioned the government's transparency after a change in the method for counting infections caused a surge of nearly 15,000 new cases in Hubei. "It is urgent to fi...

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889 new coronavirus cases, 118 new deaths on the Chinese mainland

889 new coronavirus cases, 118 new deaths on the Chinese mainland

Countries have banned travellers from China and airlines have suspended flights to and from the country. The jail discovered its first case in a prison officer on February 13. The death tally in Chi...

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China sees drop in new virus cases, two Japan cruise passengers die

China sees drop in new virus cases, two Japan cruise passengers die

The death toll jumped to 2,118 on Thursday after 114 new deaths were reported - most in Hubei province, the hard-hit epicentre of the outbreak. In the United Kingdom, nine cases of coronavirus have ...

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Common antibiotics tied to increased risk of birth defects, study suggests

Common antibiotics tied to increased risk of birth defects, study suggests

As part of this study, the UCL team wanted to assess associations between macrolide antibiotics and major malformations, as well as four neurodevelopmental disorders including cerebral palsy and epi...

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Neanderthal skeleton sheds light on burial rituals

Neanderthal skeleton sheds light on burial rituals

The researcher who led those original investigations, Ralph Solecki from Columbia University in NY, claimed it was evidence that Neanderthals had buried their dead with flowers. However, metres of sed...

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Researchers urge prescribing caution as macrolides linked with birth defects

Researchers urge prescribing caution as macrolides linked with birth defects

Data from more than 104,600 children born in the United Kingdom has shown that a type of antibiotic prescribed to women during early pregnancy could have major ramifications for the health of their fu...

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Mediterranean diet may boost gut bacteria linked to 'healthy ageing'

Mediterranean diet may boost gut bacteria linked to 'healthy ageing'

According to researchers, frailty could be associated with loss of bacterial diversity. The findings, printed on the web today in the journal Intestine , confirmed that adhering to the Mediterrane...

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Coronavirus epidemic under control, says Chinese envoy; thanks India for assistance #26246

Coronavirus epidemic under control, says Chinese envoy; thanks India for assistance #26246

We appreciate solidarity and support rendered by India... India's national carrier Air India has already evacuated around 640 Indians from Wuhan in two separate flights. 'China's economy is stable ...

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