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NJ dentist suspended after 15 patients get heart infections

NJ dentist suspended after 15 patients get heart infections

New York Daily News | Feb 05, 2020 | 8:45 AM A New Jersey dentist has been suspended after his patients were diagnosed with bacterial endocarditis. (yacobchuk / Getty Images/iStockphoto) A New Jersey oral surgeon had his medical license suspended for five years after one patient died and 14 others got heart infections after undergoing…
In China, Baby Tests Positive For Coronavirus Just 30 Hours After Birth

In China, Baby Tests Positive For Coronavirus Just 30 Hours After Birth

Coronavirus: The infant is the youngest person recorded as being infected by the virus (Representational)Beijing: A baby in China's epidemic-hit Wuhan city has been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus just 30 hours after being born, Chinese state media reported Wednesday.The infant is the youngest person recorded as being infected by the virus, which has killed…
How does the new coronavirus compare with the flu?

How does the new coronavirus compare with the flu?

Home News The coronavirus particle has a crown of spikes on its surface. (Image: © Alfred Pasieka/Science Photo Library via Getty Images) The new coronavirus outbreak has made headlines in recent weeks, but there's another viral epidemic hitting countries around the world: flu season. But how do these viruses compare, and which one is really…
This diet urges you to eat cocoa, drink red wine and coffee

This diet urges you to eat cocoa, drink red wine and coffee

On the controversial Sirtfood diet you can eat cocoa and drink red wine. Photo: ShutterstockVirgin olive oil, garlic and green tea are other ‘sirtfoods’ that two nutritionists claim can boost metabolism and increase fat-burning in the body Other health experts refute the findings however, saying there is no such thing as food that activates ‘skinny…
In Coronavirus, China Weighs Benefits of Buffalo Horn and Other Remedies

In Coronavirus, China Weighs Benefits of Buffalo Horn and Other Remedies

China is advising doctors to consider mixing Western antiviral drugs with traditional Chinese medicine for the treatment of the coronavirus. But experts question the efficacy of Chinese remedies.People buying traditional Chinese medicine in Beijing on Wednesday. For hygienic reasons, the pharmacy has closed its door and only sells through its window. The sign on the…
Penguins’ speech patterns are similar to humans, a new study finds

Penguins’ speech patterns are similar to humans, a new study finds

(CNN)In most human languages, the most frequently used words are short. Think "the," and, "of " and "a." It turns out the same thing goes for penguins too. A team of researchers based in Italy have found "compelling evidence" that African penguins use the …
NJ dentist suspended after deadly bacterial outbreak leaves one dead, 12 needing surgery

NJ dentist suspended after deadly bacterial outbreak leaves one dead, 12 needing surgery

William Westhoven, Morristown Daily Record Published 5:58 a.m. ET Feb. 5, 2020 | Updated 10:26 a.m. ET Feb. 5, 2020CLOSEMORRIS COUNTY, N.J. — A New Jersey oral surgeon has agreed to a five-year suspension of his medical license to resolve allegations of unsanitary conditions in his Mount Olive office after 15 of his patients contracted bacterial…
Counting Calories Is Basically Pointless. So Why Are We Still Doing It?

Counting Calories Is Basically Pointless. So Why Are We Still Doing It?

From the time I was a sophomore in high school up until last fall, I counted calories in one form or another. It started with logging my daily Weight Watchers points, then switched to tracking calories in the Fitbit app to make sure I didn’t go too far over my daily target.For years, I didn’t…
Dow Futures Leap on Potential Coronavirus Vaccine Breakthrough

Dow Futures Leap on Potential Coronavirus Vaccine Breakthrough

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) jumped more than 200 points higher on Wednesday. Investors cheered a breakthrough in the coronavirus outbreak as British scientists discover a possible vaccine. The vaccine will begin trials next week and could halt a global pandemic if a second wave of the coronavirus emerges. The Dow Jones Industrial Average…
Data suggests virus infections under-reported, exaggerating fatality rate

Data suggests virus infections under-reported, exaggerating fatality rate

BEIJING (Reuters) - Fatalities from the coronavirus epidemic are overwhelmingly concentrated in central China’s Wuhan city, which accounts for over 73% of deaths despite having only one-third the number of confirmed infections. FILE PHOTO: Funeral parlour staff members in protective suits help a colleague with disinfection after they transferred a body at a hospital, following…
In Quarantined Wuhan, Hospital Beds For Coronavirus Patients Are Scarce

In Quarantined Wuhan, Hospital Beds For Coronavirus Patients Are Scarce

In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, medical workers in protective suits help transfer the first group of patients into the newly completed Huoshenshan temporary field hospital in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. Xiao Yijiu/AP hide caption toggle caption Xiao Yijiu/AP In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, medical workers…
Amid Coronavirus Fears, a Mask Shortage Could Spread Globally

Amid Coronavirus Fears, a Mask Shortage Could Spread Globally

It’s been less than two weeks since the Chinese government quarantined 35 million people in the city of Wuhan and surrounding regions to control the fast-spreading coronavirus, but the images coming from there already have a grim familiarity: empty shops and streets, long queues at hospitals, and on every face, a surgical mask covering everything…
St. Barnabas School closed Tuesday after more than 130 students, faculty sent home sick -TV

St. Barnabas School closed Tuesday after more than 130 students, faculty sent home sick...

CHICAGO -- St. Barnabas School in Beverly will be closed Tuesday after more than 25% of its students were sent home sick Monday.At least 137 students were sent home with influenza A/B, strep and stomach flu, school officials said in an email Monday to parents.Several employees were also out with the same illnesses.An "E-learning" day…
Babies are willing to give up food, showing altruism begins in infancy, study says

Babies are willing to give up food, showing altruism begins in infancy, study says

Babies are willing to give up food, showing altruism begins in infancy, study says - CNN
Poll: Americans’ Views On Coronavirus Outbreak : Shots

Poll: Americans’ Views On Coronavirus Outbreak : Shots

Federal agencies have taken action to limit the spread of coronavirus in the U.S., including screening travelers from China at airports. Respondents to a new poll say they think health officials are doing enough. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption David McNew/Getty Images Federal agencies have taken action to limit the spread of coronavirus…
Why Fruits and Vegetables May Lower Alzheimer’s Risk

Why Fruits and Vegetables May Lower Alzheimer’s Risk

Flavonols, found in fruits and vegetables, were tied to a lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease.Feb. 4, 2020, 5:00 a.m. ETFlavonols, a large class of compounds found in most fruits and vegetables, may be associated with a reduced risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Flavonols are known to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, and animal studies have suggested…
No, garlic won’t protect you from coronavirus: WHO pushes back on rampant misinformation

No, garlic won’t protect you from coronavirus: WHO pushes back on rampant misinformation

A Chinese citizen undergoing testing for coronavirus while passing through a temporary corridor opened at a border checkpoint between Blagoveshchensk and Heihe. Temporary corridors are opened to return Russian and Chinese citizens to their countries as the Russian government orders to close the border with China as a measure to prevent the coronavirus spread. All…
States scramble to carry out Trump’s coronavirus travel order

States scramble to carry out Trump’s coronavirus travel order

After a weekend of panicked calls and emergency meetings, federal and state officials were still struggling Monday with how to carry out stringent new travel restrictions ordered by the Trump administration and where to quarantine passengers arriving from China to control the spread of the coronavirus in the United States. Load Error In interviews, state…
Are cocktail therapies for flu and HIV the magic cure for coronavirus?

Are cocktail therapies for flu and HIV the magic cure for coronavirus?

A medical worker checking the drip of a patient in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University in the Hubei provincial capital of Wuhan on 24 January 2020. Photo: XinhuaArbidol, an antiviral drug used for treating influenza in China and Russia, could be combined with the anti-HIV drug Darunavir for treating…
FDA to hold public meeting on testing for asbestos in talc

FDA to hold public meeting on testing for asbestos in talc

SILVER SPRING, Md. (Reuters) - For the first time in nearly 50 years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will examine asbestos testing for talc powders and cosmetics at a hearing on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: A bottle of Johnson and Johnson Baby Powder is seen in a photo illustration taken in New York, February 24,…
Flu outbreaks close Maine schools

Flu outbreaks close Maine schools

EDNA LIBBY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WILL BE CLOSED TOMORROW -- OVER CONCERNS ABOUT A RISING NUMBER OF STUDENTS WHO HAVE COME DOWN WITH THE FLU. ON THE FACEBOOK PAGE FOR M-S-A-D 6 --THE DISTRICT SAYS THEY CONSULTED WITH THE C-D-C AND DECIDED TO KEEP STUDENTS OUT OF CLASS UNTIL TUESDAY. THEIR MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT IS DOING DAILY…
2 Miami University students test negative for coronavirus

2 Miami University students test negative for coronavirus

Two students at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, have tested negative for coronavirus, officials announced Sunday.The test results came back negative on Sunday, University and state health officials said during a press conference.The update comes after the university announced last week that the two students were being tested for a possible coronavirus infection.Health officials said…
Heard of the low sulfur diet? Eating low-protein may prolong your life, say researchers

Heard of the low sulfur diet? Eating low-protein may prolong your life, say researchers

(CNN)Fasting. Time-restricted eating. Eating for five days, then fasting for two. Lately it appears everyone is interested in some sort of calorie-restricted diet to better their chances for a longer life with fewer chronic diseases. But what if you could ge…
Scientists discovered a weed compound that may be 30 times more powerful than THC

Scientists discovered a weed compound that may be 30 times more powerful than THC

(CNN)A newly discovered cannabis compound has been shown in the lab to potentially be 30 times more potent than THC, the most studied psychoactive compound in marijuana. Whether the new cannabinoid, named tetrahydrocannabiphorol, or THCP, will deliver 30 ti…
Major Coronavirus Breakthrough Sees 6 Infected Cleared – From an Unlikely Asian Nation

Major Coronavirus Breakthrough Sees 6 Infected Cleared – From an Unlikely Asian Nation

The first form of a cure of coronavirus has been discovered in Thailand. It could be a breakthrough in containing coronavirus, as six patients were discharged. Thailand, Japan and South Korea are the most affected countries outside of China. Thailand has just discharged the sixth patient affected by coronavirus [Bangkok Post] making it the most…
Mail From China Won’t Spread Coronavirus, Virus Specialists Assure Public : Shots

Mail From China Won’t Spread Coronavirus, Virus Specialists Assure Public : Shots

No, You Won't Catch The New Coronavirus Via Packages Or Mail From China "It's not going to be transported on a box," Dr. Michael Ison, an infectious disease specialist at Northwestern University, says of your chances of contracting the novel coronavirus from packages shipped from China. Don Emmert/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption…
Coronavirus: China issues ‘urgent’ appeal for protective equipment

Coronavirus: China issues ‘urgent’ appeal for protective equipment

6.40am EST06:40 Wrapping up live coverage We’re going to pause our live coverage for now. The most significant updates from the past 12 hours can be found in our latest summary here. My colleague Lily Kuo in Beijing also just filed this wrap of the day’s events, focusing on the reports of dozens more deaths…
What we know about the coronavirus cases in the US

What we know about the coronavirus cases in the US

(CNN)There are 11 confirmed cases of the Wuhan coronavirus in the US. Among them are the first two cases of person-to-person transmissions of the virus in the US. The World Health Organization and the United States have declared the outbreak a public health…
Small vape shops scramble for survival as government, Big Tobacco put up ‘one hurdle after another’

Small vape shops scramble for survival as government, Big Tobacco put up ‘one hurdle...

Chris McGrath doesn’t plan to give up his dream of helping people quit cigarettes by vaping. But the Harrison vape shop owner is worried the mounting challenges confronting his industry, particularly its smallest players, that could push his and hundreds of other small shops and manufacturers out of business. “Small businesses like mine, we’re going…
Virus tricked into glowing reveals entryway to cellular victim

Virus tricked into glowing reveals entryway to cellular victim

Virus infected by quantum dot — Viral path to cell nucleus tracked by injecting it with tiny glowing dot. Chris Lee - Feb 2, 2020 3:00 pm UTC Enlarge / The microtubules inside a cell, here shown in green, are like a race track for viruses.One of the reasons that I tend to stick to…
New China virus details show challenge for outbreak control

New China virus details show challenge for outbreak control

It can spread person to person, even if someone is showing no symptoms. The next in line can continue to pass it on. The incubation period is so long that people may not know where or when they picked it up. Details that emerged last week about the new virus from China show how challenging…
As New Coronavirus Spread, China’s Old Habits Delayed Fight

As New Coronavirus Spread, China’s Old Habits Delayed Fight

At critical turning points, Chinese authorities put secrecy and order ahead of openly confronting the growing crisis and risking public alarm or political embarrassment.Officials at the scene on Thursday where a man collapsed and died on a street near a hospital in Wuhan. It was unclear whether he had contracted the coronavirus.Credit...Hector Retamal/Agence France-Presse —…
New York City patient being tested for coronavirus ‘did everything right’ -TV

New York City patient being tested for coronavirus ‘did everything right’ -TV

KIPS BAY, Manhattan (WABC) -- Officials say the patient being tested for coronavirus in New York City did everything right, and if that patient tests positive, the health department is ready to react.A person under 40 years old, who had spent time in mainland China, arrived in the city on Thursday and called 911 on…
York coronavirus risk ‘remains very low’, officials say

York coronavirus risk ‘remains very low’, officials say

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The two people who tested positive for coronavirus stayed at the Staycity Aparthotel in York The risk of infection from two people, who are the UK's first confirmed coronavirus cases, after they fell ill at a York hotel is minimal, say officials.The two, whose diagnosis was announced on Friday,…
Cocktail of flu, HIV drugs appears to help fight coronavirus: Thai doctors

Cocktail of flu, HIV drugs appears to help fight coronavirus: Thai doctors

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai doctors have seen success in treating severe cases of the new coronavirus with combination of medications for flu and HIV, with initial results showing vast improvement 48 hours after applying the treatment, they said on Sunday. A man wears a mask to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus as he…
Local Red Cross under fire over China coronavirus donation mess

Local Red Cross under fire over China coronavirus donation mess

Chongqing, China - The Wuhan Red Cross and Hubei provincial Red Cross have come under fire after donations of crucial medical supplies from across China failed to arrive at the hospitals on the front lines of a coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than 300 people. Health workers, who are at high risk of infection without effective protection,…
Early missteps and state secrecy in China probably allowed the coronavirus to spread farther and faster

Early missteps and state secrecy in China probably allowed the coronavirus to spread farther...

BEIJING — It was almost the Lunar New Year and Pan Chuntao was feeling festive.  He knew there were reports of a virus in his city, Wuhan. But local officials urged calmness. There was no evidence it was transmitted person to person, they said. They had not reported a new case in days. On Jan.…
San Francisco Bay Area Man Is 3rd Person Diagnosed With Novel Coronavirus in California

San Francisco Bay Area Man Is 3rd Person Diagnosed With Novel Coronavirus in California

Travelers wearing face masks wait in line at the departure hall of West Kowloon Station on Jan. 23, 2020 in Hong Kong. (Credit: Anthony Kwan/Getty Images) Travelers wearing face masks wait in line at the departure hall of West Kowloon Station on Jan. 23, 2020 in Hong Kong. (Credit: Anthony Kwan/Getty Images) A San Francisco…
Rare black deer known around Moab killed by chronic wasting disease

Rare black deer known around Moab killed by chronic wasting disease

MOAB — Three years ago, a peculiar animal emerged as Moab’s unofficial mascot — a rare black deer nicknamed “Coal.” His black coat was the result of a condition that caused an overproduction of melanin which, according to the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, made Coal “one in several million.” “All around town you could…
No need to avoid places linked to Wuhan coronavirus cases: Expert

No need to avoid places linked to Wuhan coronavirus cases: Expert

Acting clinical director for the National Centre for Infectious Diseases, Dr Shawn Vasoo on Saturday (Feb 1) debunked the rumour that members of the public can get the Wuhan coronavirus infection from merely walking through certain places. Dr Vasoo told CNA about how the virus is actually transmitted and the actual risks it poses to…
Investors rush into biotechs working on coronavirus vaccine

Investors rush into biotechs working on coronavirus vaccine

A nurse holds up a one dose bottle and a prepared syringe of measles, mumps and rubella virus vaccine made by Merck at the Utah County Health Department on April 29, 2019 in Provo, Utah.George Frey | Getty ImagesThe deadly coronavirus worsened quickly this month, roiling the financial markets as investors fled risk assets amid…
Can wearing a face mask protect you from the new coronavirus?

Can wearing a face mask protect you from the new coronavirus?

Home News (Image: © Shutterstock) Can wearing a medical face mask protect you against the new coronavirus? It's a question many people, including pet owners who are putting canine face masks on their dogs, are asking. If it's a regular surgical face mask, the answer is "no," Dr. William Schaffner, an infectious-disease specialist at Vanderbilt University…
Coronavirus lurking in feces may reveal hidden risk of spread

Coronavirus lurking in feces may reveal hidden risk of spread

MELBOURNE : While doctors have focused on respiratory samples from pneumonia cases to identify coronavirus patients, they might have ignored a less apparent and hidden source of the spread: diarrhea. The novel coronavirus was detected in the loose stool of the first US case — a finding that hasn’t featured among case reports from Wuhan,…
Uncertainty, face masks and worry in Illinois suburb where 2 coronavirus patients are treated

Uncertainty, face masks and worry in Illinois suburb where 2 coronavirus patients are treated

CLOSE American teacher Dr. Diana Adama documented what life in Wuhan, China is like amidst the coronavirus outbreak. USA TODAYHOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. – Protective face masks have been sold out for days in this northwest Chicago suburb, where two patients were being treated for coronavirus.Health officials on Thursday announced the first U.S. case of person-to-person spread of…
Flu season continues, with H1N1 diagnoses picking up, CDC says

Flu season continues, with H1N1 diagnoses picking up, CDC says

More than 19 million cases of the flu have been diagnosed in the U.S. this season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday.After a dip in the first few weeks of 2020, flu activity has once again picked up, with no signs the season has peaked. Widespread activity was reported in every state,…
Monterey County Health Department will soon be able to test for coronavirus

Monterey County Health Department will soon be able to test for coronavirus

The Monterey County Public Health Laboratory will soon be able to test for the Novel Coronavirus."The CDC will develop that test, they'll also validate it and make sure that we don't get false positives, false negatives and then they'll distribute it to the public health labs in the country and they'll have the opportunity to…
With heightened concern over coronavirus, do you really need a mask? -TV

With heightened concern over coronavirus, do you really need a mask? -TV

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- With the CDC confirming the first human-to-human transmission of the coronavirus in the U.S., health officials are on a heightened alert. They are also learning more about how it may spread even if a person is not showing symptoms. Should you be wearing a mask?In Hong Kong, people are forming long…
Possible Cases of Coronavirus Under Review in Dallas -Fort Worth

Possible Cases of Coronavirus Under Review in Dallas -Fort Worth

As U.S. officials declare a public health emergency for novel coronavirus, two “possible” cases of novel coronavirus were reported in Dallas Friday. Trusted Medical Centers released a statement late Friday night that the patient that was at medical facility in Mansfield tested "did in fact test positive for one for the strains for the strains…
Experts harvest ticks along American River Parkway, test for Lyme disease

Experts harvest ticks along American River Parkway, test for Lyme disease

The American River Parkway is more than 30 miles of trails and draws over 10 million visitors each year. But Sacramento’s backyard jewel is also a popular destination for ticks. Peak tick season runs from December to May, according to Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito Vector Control District. Lab technicians are harvesting ticks at 20 locations across the…
US Life Expectancy Has Finally Stopped Declining

US Life Expectancy Has Finally Stopped Declining

Life expectancy in the US increased by about a month to 78.7 years in 2018, federal health officials reported on Thursday. The increase reverses an alarming — and unprecedented — drop for the past three years in the vital measure of national health.Around 2.8 million people died in the US in 2018. US life expectancy…
Jack Ma Donates $14 Million For Coronavirus Vaccine, Like Average U.S. Family Donating $33

Jack Ma Donates $14 Million For Coronavirus Vaccine, Like Average U.S. Family Donating $33

Jack Ma, chairman of Alibaba group, sings a song during an event to mark the 20th anniversary of Alibaba in Hangzhou, China in 2019.Photo: Getty ImagesTech billionaire Jack Ma has donated $14.5 million to help develop a vaccine for the new coronavirus that has killed at least 170 people and sickened over 7,700. Ma is…
Wuhan coronavirus grown by scientists in Melbourne

Wuhan coronavirus grown by scientists in Melbourne

Scientists at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity in Melbourne have grown the novel coronavirus from a patient sample, which they plan to share internationally under advice from the World Health Organization to provide data to fight the virus. The virus has also been grown in cell culture in China, but the breakthrough in…
‘Extremely obese’ owl released back into the wild after being too fat to fly

‘Extremely obese’ owl released back into the wild after being too fat to fly

LONDON — Even birds of prey may have trouble losing those post-holiday pounds.A British wildlife charity has said that an owl that was found in a ditch in early January and initially thought to have been injured turned out to be “simply extremely obese.”The Suffolk Owl Sanctuary in eastern England told NBC News on Thursday…
American Doctors Are Treating a Coronavirus Patient With a Robot

American Doctors Are Treating a Coronavirus Patient With a Robot

American doctors are taking extra precautions as they monitor and treat patients with 2019-nCoV, the coronavirus that emerged in China last month.In order to prevent the coronavirus from spreading within and beyond the hospital, the staff at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, Washington is relying on a robot that can measure the patient’s vitals…
Local high school closes because of illness

Local high school closes because of illness

By Adam Owens, WRAL anchor/reporterDurham, N.C. — Research Triangle High School in Durham closed due to illness, according to their school calendar and social media accounts. School officials said the school administrators noticed absences rising this week, with some students leaving early and some not attending at all. Several teachers were also out sick. In…
The “Mr. Darcy” pheromone makes female mice go crazy

The “Mr. Darcy” pheromone makes female mice go crazy

Mr. Darcy, Jane Austen's elusive dreamboat, had a notoriously tough time with the ladies. But the Mr. Darcy of the pheromone world — darcin — appears extremely effective in attracting mates. The sex pheromone, which scientists have named after Mr. Darcy, hijacks potential mates’ brains, changing behavior and triggering courtship... at least in mice. In…
‘We do not want to risk our lives’: Amid coronavirus scares, colleges try to keep healthy, calm

‘We do not want to risk our lives’: Amid coronavirus scares, colleges try to...

CLOSE Coronavirus has spread from Wuhan, China, to countries across the world. But how do you know you have it? Here are some signs to watch out for. USA TODAYAs fear surrounding the novel coronavirus spreads in the U.S., scares are popping up almost daily at college campuses. Administrators have canceled sporting events and travel to…
Hour-long police chase ends at airport control tower

Hour-long police chase ends at airport control tower

by: Michael Kuhn Posted: Jan 30, 2020 / 02:41 AM EST / Updated: Jan 30, 2020 / 09:17 AM EST FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A police chase that lasted more than an hour ended at Fort Wayne International Airport’s control tower early Thursday morning. According to the New Haven Police Department, the situation started…
Lungs ‘magically’ heal damage from smoking

Lungs ‘magically’ heal damage from smoking

Image copyright Getty Images Your lungs have an almost "magical" ability to repair some of the damage caused by smoking - but only if you stop, say scientists.The mutations that lead to lung cancer had been considered to be permanent, and to persist even after quitting.But the surprise findings, published in Nature, show the few…

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