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14 Americans From Cruise Ship Hit By Coronavirus Test Positive for Infection

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MONDAY, Feb. 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Fourteen of the more than 300 U.S. passengers evacuated from a cruise ship hit by the coronavirus outbreak have tested pos...

1 in 4 Opioid ODs Involves Kids and Teens


MONDAY, Feb. 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- More than a quarter of all opioid overdoses in the United States involve teenagers, and a full fifth of those cases were l...

Kids Raised by Grandparents More Likely to Pile on Pounds: Study


MONDAY, Feb. 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Grandparents can be a bad influence on kids' weight, researchers say.

That's the upshot of an analysis of 23 studi...

AHA News: Diabetes, Alzheimer's Together Might Increase Stroke Severity

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MONDAY, Feb. 17, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- Bleeding strokes are the deadliest type of stroke and the hardest to treat. What might make matters worse...