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3 US airports will screen passengers from Chinese city for new virus

anyaberkut/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Three airports in the United States will screen passengers arriving from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of an outbreak of a new coronavirus that's in the same family as SARS, MERS and the common cold, health officials   ... Read More

Risque condom packaging leads to HIV campaign suspension

CatLane/iStock(SALT LAKE CITY) -- An HIV campaign in Utah was suspended over raunchy condom packaging it featured, according to the state's health department.

Condom wrappers had taglines that Gov. Gary Herbert deemed inappropriate, prompting him to urge the Department   ... Read More

Flu shot isn’t an exact match, but you should still get it

Pornpak Khunatorn/iStock(NEW YORK) -- This year's flu shot isn't an exact match for the flu strain that's been circulating most widely, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't get it, health experts say.

"The influenza vaccine protects against various strains,   ... Read More

Binge drinking is on the rise: What to know about the risks

Peopleimages/iStock(ATLANTA) -- The number of drinks Americans are consuming per bingeing episode has increased dramatically, according to a new study.

The annual number of binge drinks among adults who reported binge drinking jumped on average from 472 in 2011   ... Read More

Already forgot your New Year’s resolutions? Here are four tips to reset 2020

HAKINMHAN/iStock(NEW YORK) -- A few weeks into January can be a time New Year's resolutions starts to die.

Jan. 17 has even become known as "Ditch New Year's Resolutions Day" because it's such a common time for resolutions to   ... Read More

Japan reports latest case of SARS-family virus that’s sickened dozens in China

smolaw11/iStock(TOKYO) -- Japan on Thursday reported its first case of a new coronavirus, which has infected 41 people in China, sparking concern about the virus's potential to spread during Chinese New Year next week, when millions are expected to   ... Read More

Women’s blood vessels age faster than men’s: Study

FatCamera/iStock(NEW YORK) -- New research shows for the first time that women's blood vessels, both large and small arteries, age at a faster rate than men's.

The findings, published Wednesday in JAMA Cardiology, challenge the long-held belief that   ... Read More

What women should know about their reproductive system as they age

Motortion/iStock(NEW YORK) -- We're taught the basics about the female body in sex ed. But after milestones for women like getting your period and giving birth, many women feel uninformed about the basics of their reproductive system -- especially   ... Read More

Sexual activity may help delay menopause: Study

Jacob Wackerhausen/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Women with more active sex lives may experience menopause later in life, according to the results of a 10-year study.

Published by the Royal Society Open Science, the study showed that women who reported weekly   ... Read More

Progress stalled on closing racial gap in health insurance since Trump took office

Valeriya/iStock(NEW YORK) -- While the Affordable Care Act ushered in huge improvements in access to health care for black and Hispanic adults in the United States, that progress appears to have stalled, according to new research.

Between 2013 and   ... Read More

Amidst flu season, teachers are using bread as a viral lesson to all: ‘Wash your hands!’

Courtney Lee Simpson/Facebook(IDAHO FALLS, Idaho) -- Two Idaho teachers have come up with an eye-opening way to remind students to wash hands during flu season.

Last month, Jaralee Metcalf, a behavior specialist at Discovery Elementary School in Idaho Falls,   ... Read More

Single-payer would save the country money on health care costs: Study

jittawit.21/iStock(NEW YORK) -- It's been a persistent question on the campaign trail and during debates, whenever presidential hopefuls Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., tout their respective Medicare for all plans: How much is this going   ... Read More

Formerly homeless amputee makes history at the Ironman World Championship

P_Wei/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Roderick Sewell had almost reached mile 26 of the grueling Ironman triathlon in Kona, Hawaii, when he felt himself starting to slow down.That was until he heard the cheering from the crowd growing -- and   ... Read More

Woman loses 120 pounds on keto diet, shares her best tips

vadimguzhva/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Suzanne Ryan weighed nearly 300 pounds when she decided to make a change.

Ryan, a mom from the San Francisco area, started following the ketogenic diet, a diet focused on foods high in fat and low   ... Read More

Insys Therapeutics executive sentenced to nearly three years in prison

Kuzma/iStock(BOSTON) -- A former executive of Insys Therapeutics was sentenced Monday to nearly three years in prison as part of the first federal case meant to hold an opioids manufacturer criminally accountable for the ongoing epidemic in the country.   ... Read More

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3 US airports will screen passengers from Chinese city for new virus

anyaberkut/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Three airports in the United States will screen passengers arriving from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of an outbreak of a new coronavirus that's in the same family as SARS, MERS and the common cold, health officials   ... Read More

Risque condom packaging leads to HIV campaign suspension

CatLane/iStock(SALT LAKE CITY) -- An HIV campaign in Utah was suspended over raunchy condom packaging it featured, according to the state's health department.

Condom wrappers had taglines that Gov. Gary Herbert deemed inappropriate, prompting him to urge the Department   ... Read More

Flu shot isn’t an exact match, but you should still get it

Pornpak Khunatorn/iStock(NEW YORK) -- This year's flu shot isn't an exact match for the flu strain that's been circulating most widely, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't get it, health experts say.

"The influenza vaccine protects against various strains,   ... Read More

Binge drinking is on the rise: What to know about the risks

Peopleimages/iStock(ATLANTA) -- The number of drinks Americans are consuming per bingeing episode has increased dramatically, according to a new study.

The annual number of binge drinks among adults who reported binge drinking jumped on average from 472 in 2011   ... Read More

Already forgot your New Year’s resolutions? Here are four tips to reset 2020

HAKINMHAN/iStock(NEW YORK) -- A few weeks into January can be a time New Year's resolutions starts to die.

Jan. 17 has even become known as "Ditch New Year's Resolutions Day" because it's such a common time for resolutions to   ... Read More

Japan reports latest case of SARS-family virus that’s sickened dozens in China

smolaw11/iStock(TOKYO) -- Japan on Thursday reported its first case of a new coronavirus, which has infected 41 people in China, sparking concern about the virus's potential to spread during Chinese New Year next week, when millions are expected to   ... Read More

Women’s blood vessels age faster than men’s: Study

FatCamera/iStock(NEW YORK) -- New research shows for the first time that women's blood vessels, both large and small arteries, age at a faster rate than men's.

The findings, published Wednesday in JAMA Cardiology, challenge the long-held belief that   ... Read More

What women should know about their reproductive system as they age

Motortion/iStock(NEW YORK) -- We're taught the basics about the female body in sex ed. But after milestones for women like getting your period and giving birth, many women feel uninformed about the basics of their reproductive system -- especially   ... Read More

Sexual activity may help delay menopause: Study

Jacob Wackerhausen/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Women with more active sex lives may experience menopause later in life, according to the results of a 10-year study.

Published by the Royal Society Open Science, the study showed that women who reported weekly   ... Read More

Progress stalled on closing racial gap in health insurance since Trump took office

Valeriya/iStock(NEW YORK) -- While the Affordable Care Act ushered in huge improvements in access to health care for black and Hispanic adults in the United States, that progress appears to have stalled, according to new research.

Between 2013 and   ... Read More

Amidst flu season, teachers are using bread as a viral lesson to all: ‘Wash your hands!’

Courtney Lee Simpson/Facebook(IDAHO FALLS, Idaho) -- Two Idaho teachers have come up with an eye-opening way to remind students to wash hands during flu season.

Last month, Jaralee Metcalf, a behavior specialist at Discovery Elementary School in Idaho Falls,   ... Read More

Single-payer would save the country money on health care costs: Study

jittawit.21/iStock(NEW YORK) -- It's been a persistent question on the campaign trail and during debates, whenever presidential hopefuls Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., tout their respective Medicare for all plans: How much is this going   ... Read More

Formerly homeless amputee makes history at the Ironman World Championship

P_Wei/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Roderick Sewell had almost reached mile 26 of the grueling Ironman triathlon in Kona, Hawaii, when he felt himself starting to slow down.That was until he heard the cheering from the crowd growing -- and   ... Read More

Woman loses 120 pounds on keto diet, shares her best tips

vadimguzhva/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Suzanne Ryan weighed nearly 300 pounds when she decided to make a change.

Ryan, a mom from the San Francisco area, started following the ketogenic diet, a diet focused on foods high in fat and low   ... Read More

Insys Therapeutics executive sentenced to nearly three years in prison

Kuzma/iStock(BOSTON) -- A former executive of Insys Therapeutics was sentenced Monday to nearly three years in prison as part of the first federal case meant to hold an opioids manufacturer criminally accountable for the ongoing epidemic in the country.   ... Read More

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