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Iran announces 3 new cases of coronavirus after 2 deaths

Feb 20, 2020 • 6:30 AM ET Health The Washington Times  

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran said Thursday that three more people have been infected with the new coronavirus that originated in central China, following …

How Coronavirus Test Kits Work

Feb 20, 2020 • 5:19 AM ET Health The Wall Street Journal  

Test kits have been one of the main ways to determine if a patient has coronavirus, but results from throat-swab tests can be inaccurate. WSJ visited …

Stalked by the Fear That Dementia Is Stalking You

Feb 20, 2020 • 5:00 AM ET Health The New York Times  

Testing for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia is hardly foolproof, and could even …

How Common Mental Shortcuts Can Cause Major Physician Errors

Feb 20, 2020 • 5:00 AM ET Health The New York Times  

Tendencies like left-digit bias can have life-altering consequences for …

How to Raise Siblings Who Get Along

Feb 20, 2020 • 5:00 AM ET Health The New York Times  

Playing together is part of it, but so is having chores kids can complete as a team (especially if they can sneak in some fun while they …

Can Hearing Aids Help Prevent Dementia?

Feb 20, 2020 • 5:00 AM ET Health The New York Times  

Research suggests that paying more attention to the “invisible disability” of hearing loss might improve our …

Yonhap news agency says South Korea has reported its first death from the new virus

Feb 20, 2020 • 3:25 AM ET Health The Washington Times  

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Yonhap news agency says South Korea has reported its first death from the new virus. …

Australian evacuees from virus-hit ship begin 2nd quarantine

Feb 20, 2020 • 3:17 AM ET Health The Washington Times  

SYDNEY (AP) - Around 180 Australians evacuated from a virus-stricken cruise ship in Japan arrived Thursday in the city of Darwin to begin a second …

South Korean city urges 2.5M people to stay home over virus

Feb 20, 2020 • 1:08 AM ET Health The Washington Times  

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - The mayor of the South Korean city of Daegu urged its 2.5 million people on Thursday to refrain from going outside as cases …

Assembly to consider raising smoking age from 18 to 21

Feb 20, 2020 • 1:01 AM ET Health The Washington Times  

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The state Assembly was poised Thursday to approve a bill that would raise the smoking age in Wisconsin. Right now a person must …

Mayor of South Korean city of Daegu urges its 2.5 million people to refrain from going outside as it

Feb 20, 2020 • 12:58 AM ET Health The Washington Times  

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Mayor of South Korean city of Daegu urges its 2.5 million people to refrain from going outside as its virus cases spike. …

China's new virus cases, deaths rise but increase is lower

Feb 19, 2020 • 10:18 PM ET Health The Washington Times  

BEIJING (AP) - New virus cases in China rose by just 394 from the previous day, with a rise in the death toll of 114, the government said Thursday, …

China says number of new virus cases rose by just 394 from previous day, death toll rises by 114

Feb 19, 2020 • 9:16 PM ET Health The Washington Times  

BEIJING (AP) - China says number of new virus cases rose by just 394 from previous day, death toll rises by 114. …

Iowa lawmakers renew push for 72-hour abortion waiting period

Feb 19, 2020 • 9:11 PM ET Health The Washington Times  

Two years after the Iowa Supreme Court struck down a 72-hour waiting period for abortions, state lawmakers are trying again to pass the same …

California governor seeks to expand involuntary treatment

Feb 19, 2020 • 9:00 PM ET Health The Washington Times  

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to make it easier for the government to force psychiatric treatment for people with mental illness …

Minnesota US Rep. Jim Hagedorn announces he has cancer

Feb 19, 2020 • 7:36 PM ET Health The Washington Times  

BLUE EARTH, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota freshman Republican Rep. Jim Hagedorn said Wednesday he is being treated for cancer but still plans to run for …

Arizona coronavirus patient remains in stable condition

Feb 19, 2020 • 7:12 PM ET Health The Washington Times  

PHOENIX (AP) - Health officials in Arizona say a patient with coronavirus is continuing to recover under a home quarantine. The person, who is under …

Macrolide Antibiotics Early in Pregnancy Tied to Birth Defects

Feb 19, 2020 • 6:30 PM ET Health The New York Times  

Taking antibiotics like erythromycin, clarithromycin or azithromycin early in the course of pregnancy may increase the risk of birth …

Hundreds urge lawmakers to keep religious vaccine exemption

Feb 19, 2020 • 5:00 PM ET Health The Washington Times  

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Hundreds of parents who are skeptical about the safety of vaccines turned out in force Wednesday, hoping to squash the latest …

80 is not the new 70: Age may bias heart care, study finds

Feb 19, 2020 • 5:00 PM ET Health The Washington Times  

People are more likely to buy things when prices end in 99 cents rather than rounded up to the next dollar, or cars with mileage under 1,000 instead …