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If you're at high risk for heart disease, lowering your blood pressure below the standard target level may help extend your life, a new study suggests. Specifically, a systolic blood pressure target of less than 120 mm Hg -- rather than the standard 140 mm Hg -- could give someone an extra six month

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Fear of the spreading coronavirus has led to a global run on sales of face masks despite evidence that most people who aren't sick don't need to wear them. Many businesses are sold out, while others are limiting how many a customer can buy. Amazon is policing its site, trying to make sure sellers do

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Even small changes in China have global effects. As the novel coronavirus continues to spread around the world, and scientists rush to develop a vaccine for the disease, questions have emerged around the effect it may have on children—and what their role could be in spreading it. It is early days ye

Hand Sanitizers, Cleaning Products Sales Surge Amid Coronavirus Fears: Could There Be A Shortage?
As the coronavirus continues to spread, the demand for hand sanitizer is reportedly surging so much that there could be a shortage.. Other products, such as face masks and cleaning wipes, are also reportedly in limited supply. "This demand may cause temporary shortages at some store locations and we   International Business Times  
Minorities still mistreated in medical schools, study finds
Race, gender and sexual orientation are tied to mistreatment of medical school students by faculty, physicians and fellow students, according to a new report. For the study, Yale University researchers analyzed more than 27,500 surveys of students at 140 accredited medical schools in the United Stat   UPI.com  
Where did the new coronavirus come from? Past outbreaks provide hints.
As scientists and public health officials around the world scramble to contain the deadly coronavirus outbreak, some researchers are also racing to solve the enduring mystery of where the newly identified virus came from. The coronavirus, which first sickened people in China in December, is thought   NBC News  
Underwear as Empowerment: Delaware Design Student Aims to Fill a Need for Trans Women
Underwear as Empowerment: Delaware Design Student Aims to Fill a Need for Trans Women NEWARK, Del. (Reuters) - When graduate student Haobo Zhang decided to design underwear specifically for transgender women, his ambition was more high-minded than simply turning in a project to complete his master's   U.S. News & World Report  
Coronavirus reaches 50 countries, including 1st in sub-Saharan Africa
The new coronavirus continued to spread apace Friday, disrupting plans for everything from major sports tournaments and concerts to planned U.S. military exercises. The global death toll was over 2,800 and the disease made its first worrying appearance in ...   CBS News  
Coronavirus fear touches off a global run on face masks
Fear of the spreading coronavirus has led to a global run on sales of face masks despite medical experts' advice that most people who aren't sick don't need to wear them. Many businesses are sold out, while others are limiting how many a customer can buy. Amazon is policing its site, trying to make   Newsday  
Northern California city struggles with coronavirus mystery
VACAVILLE, Calif. — Residents of a Northern California community are at the epicenter of what officials are calling a turning point in the spread of the highly contagious coronavirus, as investigators try to retrace the steps of a hospitalized patient they believe to be the first in the U.S. to be i   Newsday  
First coronavirus patient with 'unknown origin' in the US wasn't tested for days
A California coronavirus patient believed to be the first U.S. case from "unknown" exposure was not tested for several days because federal health officials believed he did not meet the criteria, officials say. The patient was transferred to UC Davis Medical Center on Feb. 19, according to a staff m   USA Today  
Wellpepper acquired by Caravan Health in sign of growing market for digital patient treatment plans
Seattle health technology startup Wellpepper has been sold to Caravan Health in a deal that promises to expand the reach of Wellpepper’s technology for digital patient treatment plans. Founded more than seven years ago by two Microsoft veterans, Anne ...   GeekWire  
15 flu deaths reported in North Carolina last week as death toll for season rises to 115
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reported 15 new flu deaths statewide last week. According to data from the health department, hospital officials reported nearly 1,000 flu cases out of 4,000 tested patients. RELATED: Despite concerns about coronavirus, Triangle doctors say   ABC 11 Raleigh NC on MSN.com