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February 27, 2020 - 6:38 am
(NEW YORK) -- Katherine Ormerod remembers when she first signed up for Instagram. Even more than that, she remembers how it made her feel. "I was asked by my boss to set up a social media account -- it became part of my professional life -- but soon I realized it was having detrimental impact on my...
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February 27, 2020 - 5:16 am
(NEW YORK) -- Call it a just-in-case dance. Just in case 2-year-old Maddox Duran's wedding day doesn't come. Just in case the cyst the toddler has on his spine could herniate his brain stem and ultimately take his life. Little Maddox was born with spina bifida and has had 17 surgeries in his short...
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February 27, 2020 - 5:12 am
(NEW YORK) -- As the novel coronavirus paralyzes large chunks of China's economy, another possible result from the outbreak could strike closer to home for many Americans: shortages of lifesaving medication. The U.S. relies on China for electronics, clothes, toys and, increasingly, prescription...
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President Donald Trump with Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, right, and other members of the president's coronavirus task force speaks during a news conference at the Brady press briefing room of the White House, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
The Associated Press
February 26, 2020 - 9:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Wednesday that a widespread U.S. outbreak of the new respiratory virus sweeping the globe isn't inevitable even as top health authorities at his side warned Americans that more infections are coming. Shortly after Trump spoke, the government...
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February 26, 2020 - 2:07 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Famous stars are showing off the way they are protecting themselves while traveling amid warnings and public speculation regarding coronavirus. A day after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Americans to prepare for a "significant disruption" from the virus,...
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A nurse cares for patients in a ward dedicated for people infected with the coronavirus, at Forqani Hospital in Qom, 78 miles (125 kilometers) south of the capital Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. Iran's president said Wednesday, that Tehran has no immediate plans to quarantine cities over the new coronavirus rapidly spreading across the country, even as the Islamic Republic suffers the highest death toll outside of China with 19 killed amid 139 cases confirmed on Wednesday. (Mohammad Mohsenzadeh/Mizan News Agency via AP )
The Associated Press
February 26, 2020 - 11:37 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran girded Wednesday for a long battle against the coronavirus that is spreading rapidly across the country and the wider Middle East, even though officials in the Islamic Republic had earlier minimized the outbreak that has now killed 19 people, the highest toll...
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February 26, 2020 - 11:26 am
(EDINBURGH, U.K.) -- Scotland is on the verge of a historic first as it is poised to become the first country in the world to give period products to all women for free. The Period Products (Free Provision) Scotland Bill received 112 votes in favor Tuesday in the Scottish Parliament. Members of...
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In this Feb. 21, 2020, photo, a South Korean marine wearing a mask stands in front of the Navy Base after a soldier of the unit was confirmed to have been infected with the coronavirus on Jeju Island, South Korea. The U.S. and South Korean militaries, used to being on guard for threats from North Korea, face a new and formidable enemy that could hurt battle readiness: a virus spreading around the world that has infected more than 1,200 people in South Korea. (Woo Jang-ho/Yonhap via AP)
The Associated Press
February 26, 2020 - 9:20 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The U.S. and South Korean militaries, used to being on guard for threats from North Korea, face a new and formidable enemy that could hurt battle readiness: a virus spreading around the world that has infected more than 1,200 people in South Korea. As the new coronavirus,...
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February 26, 2020 - 6:02 am
(NEW YORK) -- A new video-game therapy has shown promise in treating attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in children, according to a new study. "This study is designed to assess whether the video-game therapy works -- specifically, to see if it improves attention -- and the video game did just...
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Bruce Aylward, Team Lead WHO-China joint mission on COVID-19, speaks to the media about the COVID-19 after returning from China, during a press conference, at the World Health Organization, WHO, headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
The Associated Press
February 26, 2020 - 1:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists can’t tell yet how deadly the new virus that’s spreading around the globe really is — and deepening the mystery, the fatality rate differs even within China. As infections of the virus that causes COVID-19 surge in other countries, even a low fatality rate can add up to...
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