Health

FILE - 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 media said Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. In Hong Kong, 15 patients with symptoms of respiratory illness were being treated as of Sunday. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
January 16, 2020 - 11:06 pm
BEIJING (AP) — A second person has died from a new form of coronavirus in central China, health authorities said. A 69-year-old man surnamed Xiong fell ill with the respiratory condition on Dec. 31, according to a statement late Thursday from the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission. He passed away...
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Convicted child killer Genene Jones is escorted out of the Bexar County 399th State District Court in San Antonio, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. The former Texas nurse suspected in the killing of dozens of children pleaded guilty in the 1981 death of an 11-month-old boy, receiving a life sentence that a prosecutor said should ensure she dies in prison. (Jerry Lara/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)
January 16, 2020 - 7:20 pm
A former Texas nurse suspected in the killing of dozens of children pleaded guilty Thursday in the 1981 death of an 11-month-old boy, receiving a life sentence that a prosecutor said should ensure she dies in prison. Genene Jones, 69, was imprisoned in 1984 for killing one child and giving an...
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January 16, 2020 - 3:36 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon teenager who was taken out of state by her mother to avoid surgery for a rare type of liver cancer has had the operation while in the custody of the state welfare officials, several Portland, Oregon TV outlets reported Thursday. Kylee Dixon, 13, was recovering in an...
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Pedestrians wear protective masks as they walk through a shopping district in Tokyo Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. Japan's government said Thursday a man treated for pneumonia after returning from China has tested positive for the new coronavirus identified as a possible cause of an outbreak in the Chinese city of Wuhan. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
January 16, 2020 - 8:21 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's government said Thursday a man treated for pneumonia after returning from China has tested positive for the new coronavirus identified as a possible cause of an outbreak in the Chinese city of Wuhan. The man developed a fever and cough on Jan. 3 while in Wuhan, returned to...
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January 16, 2020 - 7:27 am
BERLIN (AP) — German researchers said Thursday they have developed the first diagnostic test for a new virus that has emerged in central China. The virus was first detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan last year and cases have since been reported in Thailand and Japan. Dozens of people in China...
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Physicians work on a heart of a dead person at an organ bank in Rostock, Germany, May 23, 2017. (Bernd Wüstneck/dpa via AP)
January 16, 2020 - 6:46 am
BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers on Thursday rejected a proposal that would have made most people potential organ donors unless they objected, instead backing a less radical plan to tackle a shortage of donor organs. Doctors in Germany can transplant organs only from people who actively declare their...
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Physicians work on a heart of a dead person at an organ bank in Rostock, Germany, May 23, 2017. (Bernd Wüstneck/dpa via AP)
January 16, 2020 - 6:12 am
BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers on Thursday decided against tackling a shortage of donor organs with a reform that would have made most people potential donors unless they objected. After a debate that cut across party lines, parliament voted 379-292 against the proposal. At present, doctors in...
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German Health Minister Jens Spahn arrives for the weekly cabinet meeting of the German government at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
January 16, 2020 - 3:30 am
BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers are considering whether to tackle a shortage of donor organs with a reform that would make most people potential donors unless they object. In a debate on an issue that cuts across party lines, parliament will vote Thursday on rival proposals to address the problem...
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Pedestrians wear protective masks as they walk through a shopping district in Tokyo Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. Japan's government said Thursday a man treated for pneumonia after returning from China has tested positive for the new coronavirus identified as a possible cause of an outbreak in the Chinese city of Wuhan. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
January 16, 2020 - 2:16 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's government said Thursday a man treated for pneumonia after returning from China has tested positive for the new coronavirus identified as a possible cause of an outbreak in the Chinese city of Wuhan. The man developed a fever and cough on Jan. 3 while in Wuhan, returned to...
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FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2017 file photo, a person looks over a health insurance benefit comparison chart in Georgia. The new year often starts harshly for people with high-deductible health insurance. Many of those deductibles reset Jan. 1, forcing patients to pay thousands of dollars for care before most coverage starts. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
January 15, 2020 - 12:25 pm
The new year often starts harshly for people with high-deductible health insurance. Many deductibles reset Jan. 1, forcing patients to pay thousands of dollars for care or prescriptions before most insurance coverage starts. Such a financial hit can be brutal for patients with cancer or a chronic...
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