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Tony Shalhoub, Laura Dern win at the 2020 SAG awards

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Health News - Two million new cases of flu reported in U.S. in last week, CDC says - More than 15 million people have fallen ill from the flu, the CDC announced on Friday, reflecting another 2 million cases reported in the week ending Jan. 18. So far this season, 8,200 people have died from the flu.

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Health News -- First clinical studies show new coronavirus similar to SARS

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World News -- France confirms 2 cases of coronavirus; 26 dead in China

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U.S. News -- HHS threatens California over abortion insurance mandate

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Health News -- Teens who use joints, bongs, concentrates more likely to keep using pot -- Researchers say that some pot products -- especially combustibles and concentrates, such as wax and budder -- are more likely to keep teens coming back for more, suggesting cannabis control efforts get product specific.

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Health News -- Second U.S. case of Wuhan coronavirus confirmed in Chicago -- The CDC has confirmed the second U.S. case of Wuhan coronavirus as a woman in Chicago, noting that the agency is evaluating 63 other samples for potential infection. But risk of spread remains low.

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Health News -- Faulty immune system increases lung cancer risk in nonsmokers -- An immune system that's not functioning normally may lead to lung cancer in patients who don't smoke, a new study suggests.

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Health News -- One-third of 'critical workers' not getting enough sleep -- More than one-third of working Americans don't get enough sleep, and the problem is greatest among the police, the military, health care workers and truckers, researchers report.

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Health News -- More than 100 genes linked to autism in multinational study -- Some of the genes identified by researchers are associated with intellectual disabilities and developmental delays, while others are unique to ASD and appear related to social difficulties.

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Health News -- Black, Hispanic people have better outcomes after 'bleeding' stroke -- After a hemorrhagic stroke, often called a "bleeding" stroke, young black and Hispanic people are less likely than white people to be disabled or die within the following three months, a new study finds.

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Health News -- Over-the-counter steroid creams may pose health risk -- Rubbing cream into your skin to calm an itchy rash may seem harmless, but not all topical anti-itch formulas are created equal.

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Health News -- Low-dose aspirin may reduce risk for pre-term birth in first-time mothers -- First-time mothers may be able to reduce their risk for delivering pre-term by taking low-dose aspirin, a new study by researchers at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development has found.

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Health News -- Use of opioid addiction drug declines among younger people -- Treatment with the opioid addiction drug buprenorphine is on the rise among most age groups in the United States, but falling among 15- to 24-year-olds, a new study finds.

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Health News -- E-cigarettes don't help smokers quit, U.S. Surgeon General says -- U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams has declared that e-cigarette use doesn't help smokers quit, based on mixed scientific evidence on the claim, but that vaping may get non-smokers to start.

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World News -- Coronavirus: WHO declines to declare international emergency -- World Health Organization officials said they will not be declaring a public health emergency of international concern in response to the coronavirus outbreak in China, despite other cases arising in other nations.

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Health News -- Misinformation lowers vaccinations, raises risks -- An examination of vaccination trends in Denmark shows just how damaging vaccine misinformation can be.

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Health News -- Racism linked to faster aging among black Americans -- The racism black Americans face may age them prematurely, a new study suggests.

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U.S. News -- Blue Cross Blue Shield group joins $55M project to lower drug costs -- A group of insurance providers has pledged to spend $55 million to create a new non-profit company to manufacture generic prescription drugs at lower costs.

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Health News -- One-third of food in American households is wasted -- In findings published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, researchers at Penn State University noted that U.S. households waste nearly one-third of the food they acquire.

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Health News -- New drug may stop blindness from thyroid eye disease -- The newly approved drug teprotumumab can offer hope to adults with thyroid eye disease, a rare and potentially blinding condition.

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Parents of children with chickenpox less likely to develop shingles

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CDC to distribute faster coronavirus test, screen China travelers at airports

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Pro-vaping Instagram posts swamp anti-vaping campaign

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Medicaid expansion improved health outcomes, cost effects unclear

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Belly fat increases risk for second heart attack

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