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Ivory Coast tests first person in Africa for coronavirus

Ivory Coast tests first person in Africa for coronavirus

Health authorities in Ivory Coast are investigating a suspected case of Wuhan coronavirus in a female student who arrived from China, officials have said. The student, whom authorities have not named, is the first person to be tested for the virus on the continent. The virus has killed at least 80 people in the mainland…MORE

What we know about the coronavirus cases in the US

What we know about the coronavirus cases in the US

There are at least five confirmed cases of the Wuhan coronavirus in the US, a number the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicts will continue to climb. The novel coronavirus, which has sickened thousands and killed at least 80 people in China, belongs to a large family of viruses that mostly sicken animals. But…MORE

If you want your kid to eat healthier, let them watch certain cooking shows

If you want your kid to eat healthier, let them watch certain cooking shows

If you want your kids to make healthier food choices, have them watch more television — certain cooking shows, anyway. A recent study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior found that children who watched a cooking program that featured healthy foods were more than twice as likely to choose them for a…MORE

China’s unprecedented quarantines could have wider consequences, experts say

China’s unprecedented quarantines could have wider consequences, experts say

With Chinese authorities warning the coronavirus outbreak is accelerating, placing millions of people in more than a dozen Chinese cities under intense travel restrictions might seem like a good idea. But historically a mass quarantine is an aggressive response that’s far from perfect. In the past it has led to political, financial and social consequences.…MORE

Why traumatic brain injuries can be dangerous

Why traumatic brain injuries can be dangerous

Almost three dozen US service members were diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries after the Iranian missile attack earlier this month, the Pentagon said Friday. President Donald Trump has said he doesn’t consider potential brain injuries to be as serious as physical combat wounds. He downplayed the severity of the symptoms the service members sustained as…MORE

Raw ground beef recalled in nine states due to possible plastic contamination

Raw ground beef recalled in nine states due to possible plastic contamination

A Chicago company is recalling about 2,020 pounds of raw ground beef that was shipped to nine states, federal health officials said. The beef is being recalled due to possible contamination with thin pliable plastic, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Friday. Two customers complained of finding the foreign matter…MORE

Psychedelics: Can getting high improve your mental health?

Psychedelics: Can getting high improve your mental health?

Can the mind-blowing effects of psychedelics help heal our traumas? “The Goop Lab,” Gwyneth Paltrow’s new Netflix mini-series, tackles the topic in their first episode by sending several Goop employees to Jamaica to ingest magic mushrooms under the careful guidance of psychotherapists. One young woman, traumatized by her father’s suicide, declares she “went through years…MORE

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