Kobe Bryant Dies in Helicopter Crash

Tweet Jan. 27, 2020 — A helicopter crash Sunday claimed the lives of basketball legend Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant, and seven other people. Kobe, 41, was a five-time NBA champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist. The helicopter crashed just before 10 a.m. into a hillside near Calabasas, Calif., about 30 miles northwest of Los Angeles. It was carrying one pilot and eight...
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Poverty Could Drive Up Youth Suicide Risk

Tweet MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) — New research shows that children and teens in U.S. areas with greater levels of poverty face a higher risk of suicide. “Our findings suggest that community poverty is a serious risk factor for youth suicide, which should help target prevention efforts,” said lead study author Dr. Jennifer Hoffmann. She is a pediatric emergency medicine...
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Genes May Show Players at Risk for Brain Trouble

Tweet By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A gene mutation implicated in the risk for Alzheimer’s disease might also impair memory in soccer players who head the ball a lot, a new study suggests. The finding could have implications for young athletes in contact sports where the head can take hits during play. Among soccer players who headed...
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Production of Two Excedrin Painkillers Halted

Tweet Jan. 22, 2020 — Production and distribution of Excedrin Extra Strength and Excedrin Migraine products have been temporarily stopped, maker GlaxoSmithKline said Tuesday. “Through routine quality control and assurance measures, we discovered inconsistencies in how we transfer and weigh ingredients for Excedrin Extra Strength Caplets and Geltabs, and Excedrin Migraine Caplets and Geltabs,”...
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Utah Bans Conversion Therapy

Tweet Jan. 22, 2020 — Utah has banned the discredited practice of conversion therapy for LGBTQ children. It’s the 19th state and one of the most conservative to outlaw the practice that seeks to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity, the Associated Press reported. The ban in Utah could give support to people challenging the practice in other right-leaning states,...
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Mystery Coronavirus from China: What to Know

Tweet Nancy Messonnier, MD, director, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. Chris Spitters, MD, health officer, Snohomish Health District, Washington state. Marty Cetron, MD, director, CDC’s Division of Global Migration and Quarantine. Jim Le Duc, PhD, director, Galveston National Laboratory, University of Texas Medical Branch. W. Ian Lipkin, MD, professor of epidemiology,...
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This Year’s Flu Season Taking Deadly Aim at Kids

Tweet What is Adult Whooping Cough? By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) — How bad or how long this year’s flu season will be remains to be seen. But one thing is already clear: It’s proving to be an especially lethal season for infected children. Fueled by a strain of influenza that children may be especially vulnerable to, less...
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Allow Dead Men to Be Sperm Donors, Medical Ethicists Say

Tweet By E.J. Mundell HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Should a dying man be allowed to let doctors harvest his sperm for possible use by strangers after death? Yes, say two medical ethicists in the United Kingdom. Writing in an article published Jan. 20 in the Journal of Medical Ethics, Drs. Nathan Hodson and Joshua Parker said that such donations would...
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Coronavirus 2020 Outbreak: Latest Updates

Tweet CDC: “Transcript of 2019 Novel Coronavirus Response Telebriefing.” CDC: “2019 Novel Coronavirus.” CDC: “Transcript of Update on 2019 Novel Coronavirus Detected in United States.” Johns Hopkins University, ESRI: “Wuhan Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Global Cases.” World Health Organization: “Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV): Situation Report — 2 (22 January 2020).” Journal of Medical...
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Low-Dose Aspirin Might Help Prevent Preterm Births

Tweet By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A daily baby aspirin helped first-time mothers lower their chances of delivering too soon in a new clinical trial, though it’s not clear the practice should become routine everywhere. The trial, which was run in six lower-income countries, found that giving first-time mothers a daily low-dose aspirin...
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