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Chinese report says illnesses may be from new coronavirus

In this Jan. 4, 2020, file photo, a health surveillance officer monitors passengers arriving at the Hong Kong International airport in Hong Kong. A preliminary investigation into viral pneumonia illnesses sickening dozens of people in and around China has identified the possible cause as a new type of coronavirus, state …

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Skin-lightening cream could cause nerve damage, CDC report warns

(HealthDay)—A skin-lightening cream from Mexico that contained toxic mercury left a California woman with significant central nervous system damage, doctors report in a case study. Many weeks after her initial hospitalization, the woman requires “ongoing tube feeding for nutritional support” and can’t speak or care for herself, according to the …

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Report estimates readmission, death after vaping illness discharge

The prevalence of rehospitalization and death after electronic cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury (EVALI) has been determined, and guidelines have been developed based on these findings. Both reports were published in the Dec. 20 early-release issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality …

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One in three parents report skipping doctor, dentist appointment

(HealthDay)—One in three parents have skipped a doctor or dentist appointment in the past year because they could not afford to pay for visits or find transportation, according to the results of a survey released Nov. 18 by Nemours Children’s Health System. The Harris Poll conducted an online, national survey …

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Hundreds of environmental health professionals in US report challenges, research needs

Baylor University Researcher Bryan W. Brooks, Ph.D., director of Baylor University’s Environmental Health Science Program Credit: Baylor University Hundreds of environmental health professionals across the nation report challenges and research needs in six areas—drinking water quality, wastewater management, healthy homes, food safety, public health pests and emerging issues such as …

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19 people report illness on cruise ship in California

Authorities say 19 people aboard a cruise ship reported flu-like illnesses as they reached a Southern California port. The Los Angeles Fire Department says authorities were called early Sunday to evaluate patients after they fell ill on a Norwegian Cruise Line ship. Authorities say the patients were evaluated and declined …

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