Health

Laboratory technicians test samples of virus at a laboratory in Hengyang in China's central Henan province.
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CNN
February 21, 2020 - 10:45 am
Hopes for a slowdown in the spread of the novel coronavirus were dashed Friday as the number of new cases rose in China, and outbreaks worsened in Japan and South Korea. Read more here.
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Electron microscope image shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, blue/pink, cultured in the lab.
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AP News
February 20, 2020 - 2:06 pm
A wide share of Americans are at least moderately confident in U.S. health officials' ability to handle emerging viruses, and more express concern about catching the flu than catching the new coronavirus, according to a poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Read...
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Harvard Medical School student Aliya Feroe, of Minneapolis, Minn., poses for a photograph on the school's campus, in Boston on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019.
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AP News
February 20, 2020 - 11:34 am
Ask any LGBTQ patient about awkward doctor visits and chances are they'll have a story to tell. When being heterosexual is presumed even in doctors' offices, those who identify otherwise can feel marginalized and less likely to seek medical care, contributing to health problems that include high...
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Director of forensic nursing program holds a rape evidence kit
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AP News
February 19, 2020 - 1:56 pm
The United States is currently experiencing a nationwide shortage of sexual assault nurse examiners. Read more here.
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A security guard stands near the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship in Yokohama, near Tokyo.
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AP News
February 18, 2020 - 8:45 am
An extraordinary two-week quarantine of the Diamond Princess cruise ship ends Wednesday, with thousands of passengers and crew set to disembark over the next several days in the port of Yokohama, near Tokyo. A growing number of scientists, however, say the ship served as an incubator for a worrying...
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Worrall Elementary in Broomall
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Tim Jimenez
February 18, 2020 - 6:48 am
A second grade student in Delaware County has died of complication from the flu. His is the first child flu death reported in Pennsylvania this season. Read more here.
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The refurbished Ben Franklin cafeteria, nicknamed "Ben's Den."
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Mike DeNardo
February 17, 2020 - 2:20 pm
After being displaced for five months of asbestos clean-up and construction work, students at two Philadelphia high schools will return to the building they'll both call home on Tuesday. Read more here.
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In this image from a video taken on Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, U.S. passengers who evacuated off the quarantined cruise ship the Diamond Princess, board a Kalitta Air plane bound for the U.S., at Haneda airport in Tokyo.
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AP News
February 17, 2020 - 12:09 pm
Two charter flights carrying cruise ship passengers from Japan landed at military bases in California and Texas overnight, starting the clock on a quarantine period to ensure passengers don't have the new virus that's been spreading in Asia. Read more here.
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Passengers wearing protective masks wait on a train ahead of departure at the Lo Wu MTR station, where one of the border checkpoints government announced to be shutdown, on February 3, 2020 in Hong Kong, China.
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CNN
February 17, 2020 - 10:57 am
Nearly half of China's population — more than 780 million people — are currently living under various forms of travel restrictions as authorities race to contain the spread of a deadly virus. Read more here.
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Young male in red hoodie vaping smoking, exhales thick vapor.
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Justin Udo
February 16, 2020 - 12:59 pm
Pennsylvania became one of the latest states to sue e-cigarette manufacturer Juul, claiming the company used illegal practices to get young people addicted to their products. But experts want parents to know the battle against e-cigarettes is bigger than a court case, and they need to properly arm...
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