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Human-to-human transmission of new coronavirus reported in China

(NEW YORK) -- The new coronavirus that has infected more than 200 people in China has been transmitted between humans, according to Chinese health authorities.Zhong Nanshan, who heads up China's National Health Commission, told Xinhua News Agency, China's official state-run news organization, that two cases of human-to-human transmission had been…... Read More

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

(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, three or four, depending on which vaccine you receive," said Dr. William…... Read More

Risque condom packaging leads to HIV campaign suspension

(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 of Health to stop distributing them, spokeswoman Jenny Johnson, of the…... Read More

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

(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 to 529 in 2017, a 12% increase, according to the study published…... Read More

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

(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 slowly fade away.If you find yourself in that grind, it's not too…... Read More

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

(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 be traveling."Considering global travel patterns, additional cases in other countries are…... Read More

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

(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 vascular disease and cardiovascular risk in women lags behind men by up to…... Read More

What women should know about their reproductive system as they age

(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 as they age.Just like aging is visible outside of your body,…... Read More

Sexual activity may help delay menopause: Study

(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 physical intimacy over a decade were about 28% less likely to experience menopause…... Read More

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

(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 2016, the uninsured rate dropped from 24.4% to 13.7% among black adults,…... Read More

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

(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, posted the aftermath of a science project which taught kindergarten through sixth graders the…... Read More