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China reports 2nd death from virus behind pneumonia outbreak

China reports 2nd death from virus behind pneumonia outbreak

BEIJING (AP) — A second person has died from a new coronavirus that has caused an outbreak of pneumonia in central China, health authorities...
Hong Kong airline stops pregnancy tests for Saipan travelers

Hong Kong airline stops pregnancy tests for Saipan travelers

HONG KONG (AP) — The airline Hong Kong Express has apologized for having required some female passengers bound for the U.S. territory of Saipan...
Officials: Iraq's top cleric discharged from hospital

Officials: Iraq's top cleric discharged from hospital

KARBALA, Iraq (AP) — Iraq's most powerful cleric was discharged Friday from a hospital following a risky surgery for a fractured bone and returned...
Amid doc's murder case, lawsuits reflect battle over blame

Amid doc's murder case, lawsuits reflect battle over blame

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In the year since an Ohio hospital system announced an intensive care doctor had ordered excessive painkillers for dozens...
Trebek: 'Jeopardy!' retirement isn't imminent despite cancer

Trebek: 'Jeopardy!' retirement isn't imminent despite cancer

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The brief farewell that Alex Trebek says will close his final “Jeopardy!” episode isn't on the horizon.“I don't foresee that...
Program meant to curb repeat hospital stays fails big test

Program meant to curb repeat hospital stays fails big test

Researchers thought they had a way to keep hard-to-treat patients from constantly returning to the hospital and racking up big medical bills. Health workers...
Women with transplanted uterus gives birth to 'miracle' baby

Women with transplanted uterus gives birth to 'miracle' baby

A woman who gave birth to a boy she carried inside a transplanted womb said Thursday that the experimental procedure delivered a “miracle.”Jennifer Gobrecht...
Electric scooter injuries surge along with their popularity

Electric scooter injuries surge along with their popularity

Electric scooter injuries have surged along with their popularity in the United States, nearly tripling over four years, researchers said in a study published...
Cancer group finds biggest one-year drop in U.S. death rate

Cancer group finds biggest one-year drop in U.S. death rate

NEW YORK (AP) — Researchers on Wednesday reported the largest-ever one-year decline in the U.S. cancer death rate, a drop they credited to...
Male infertility got no boost from zinc, folic acid in study

Male infertility got no boost from zinc, folic acid in study

A rigorous U.S. government-led study found that zinc and folic acid supplements don't boost men’s fertility, despite promotional claims that they do.The mineral and...

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