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A worker wearing a hazardous materials suit takes the temperature of a passenger at the entrance to a subway station in Beijing, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. The new virus accelerated its spread in China, and the U.S. Consulate in the epicenter of the outbreak, the central city of Wuhan, announced Sunday it will evacuate its personnel and some private citizens aboard a charter flight. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

Virus death toll in China rises as U.S. prepares evacuation

A new viral illness being watched with a wary eye around the globe accelerated its spread in China on Sunday with 56 deaths so...
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CDC confirms second US Wuhan coronavirus case

Dr. Nancy Messonnier, of the CDC, said at a news conference in Chicago on Friday that there were now a total of 63 patients...
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Health experts say no immediate concern for coronavirus in SWFL

Images of people wearing face masks in China trying to prevent from getting the coronavirus have made the news across the globe. Hundreds of...

Consumer Reports finds some privacy issues with women’s health apps

The information women share with health apps may not be as protected as they think. An estimated 50 million women around the world use apps...
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Fort Myers family launches support group for others dealing with diabetes

Nicole Lacasse is inspired by "warriors" like her son Kasen, 11, who lives every day managing their Type 1 Diabetes. "What these warriors do, what...
This Dec. 18, 2019 photo shows generic acetaminophen capsules in Santa Ana, Calif. A fight is coming to California over whether to list acetaminophen, one of the world's most common over-the-counter drugs as a carcinogen, echoing recent high-profile battles for things like alcohol and coffee. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)video

California considers declaring common pain killer carcinogen

A fight is coming to California over whether to list one of the world’s most common over-the-counter drugs as a carcinogen, echoing recent high-profile...

Seven sunscreen chemicals enter bloodstream after one use, FDA says, but don’t abandon sun...

After a single application, a total of seven chemicals commonly found in sunscreens can be absorbed into the bloodstream at levels that exceed safety...
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Nuts for your health

Nuts are popular food because they're tasty, convenient, and high in protein.  New research shows they're even better for us than scientists thought. Here to explain...
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US gets 1st case of mysterious new Chinese illness

The U.S. on Tuesday reported its first case of a new and potentially deadly virus circulating in China, saying a Washington state resident who...

Countries around world gear up response to new coronavirus

Countries in Asia and elsewhere have begun body temperature checks at airports, railway stations and along highways in hopes of catching people carrying a...

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