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U.S. Coronavirus Cases Top 163,000; Death Count Set to Surpass China's Total

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TUESDAY, March 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- As U.S. coronavirus cases surged past 163,000 on Tuesday, Americans were told they may soon get a look at the statisti...

Major Study Casts Doubt on Routine Use of Stents, Bypass

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TUESDAY, March 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Folks with clogged arteries do as well with medication and lifestyle changes as they do after undergoing invasive proced...

Blood Test Could Spot 50 Different Cancers

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TUESDAY, March 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A simple blood test for dozens of cancers is in the works.

Researchers say their test can detect more than 50 ki...

What You Should Know If Your Surgery Has Been Put on Hold

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TUESDAY, March 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Thousands of elective and semi-elective surgeries -- including heart and chest operations -- are on hold due to the coro...

Being Chained to Your Desk Might Harm Your Thyroid

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TUESDAY, March 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Could long hours at the office put you at risk for hypothyroidism?

New research suggests it's possible: Hypothyr...

Can AI Predict Who Will Develop Diabetes?

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TUESDAY, March 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Artificial intelligence (AI) may be able to identify people who will develop type 2 diabetes, researchers say.

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Odds of Hospitalization, Death With COVID-19 Rise Steadily With Age: Study

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MONDAY, March 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Once infected with the new coronavirus, a 20-something has about a 1% chance of illness so severe it requires hospita...

Another Coronavirus Health Threat: Too Few Asthma Inhalers

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MONDAY, March 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- As hospitals give more and more COVID-19 patients albuterol to help them breathe, people with asthma may have a hard time...

Health Highlights: March 31, 2020

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

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