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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is focusing much of its coronavirus containment effort on screening close contacts of those who may have been exposed to the disease in China—and is bracing for further spread to these individuals in the weeks to come, according to a...
Viagra causes visual side-effects such as sensitivity to light and colour blindness, warns a new study. Male impotence drug Sildenafil - more commonly known by its trade name, Viagra - is used to treat erectile dysfunction, and is generally regarded as being safe. However new research, published in medical journal Frontiers...
It was a new virus that killed 12,469 and sickened more than 60 million Americans in one year. The 2009 outbreak introduced a new strain of H1N1 flu that never left. Though it continues to circle the globe as a seasonal virus, the swine flu causes far less damage and...
Pangolins are possible hosts of coronavirus, a study led by South China Agricultural University has found. Experts believe the outbreak originated at wild animal markets in Wuhan, China. After analyzing more than 1,000 samples, scientists found that the genome sequence of the virus in pangolins was 99% identical to that...
Of the many benign issues that plague the human body, hiccups are probably one of the strangest. They seem to strike at the most inconvenient times ― before a big presentation at work, for example ― and last anywhere from two minutes to 48 hours (in severe cases). Hiccups feel...
Heart disease is known to kill nearly 420,000 women in the U.S. each year, and is the leading cause of maternal deaths. The numbers are even more staggering for African-American mothers, whose risk of dying from heart-related complications is three times higher than for white women. "We're seeing that there's...
High blood pressure, or Hypertension, occurs when the pressure of blood against your artery walls is consistently too high. It can cause blood vessel damage that leads to heart disease, kidney disease, stroke, and other problems. Hypertension produces no symptoms and so it can go unnoticed — and untreated...
Plant-based diets are rich in antioxidants, polyphenols, phytochemicals and unsaturated fatty acids. Experts said these compounds help boost the growth, connection and survival of brain cells. One study in 2010 suggested that people who eat only vegetables and fruits may have higher brain activity that support self-control, empathy and interoception...
For years, experts have been recommending the same healthy lifestyle habits to reduce stress and improve your mood. (In fact, we published a list of them recently.) The advice stands the test of time for a good reason: Studies show they work over and over again. But we live in...
People across the world are desperately seeking ways to save themselves from the novel Chinese coronavirus. The cases are rising at an alarming rate and at the latest count, China says that there are 3,887 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection and 65 deaths. This takes the total...

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