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CDC has confirmed 34 cases of novel coronavirus in the US

CDC has confirmed 34 cases of novel coronavirus in the US

US officials have now confirmed 34 cases of novel coronavirus in the country, according to an announcement Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These include 21 cases among repatriated individuals, as well as 13 US cases. “We are keeping track of cases resulting from repatriation efforts separately because we don’t believe…MORE

A record-breaking 105 US children have died from flu so far this season

A record-breaking 105 US children have died from flu so far this season

So far this season,105 children have died from the flu, according to data released Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is the highest number of child flu deaths at this point in the season since the CDC started keeping records in 2004, except for the 2009 flu pandemic. It has…MORE

China’s changed how it counts virus cases three times now. Here’s why

China’s changed how it counts virus cases three times now. Here’s why

Weeks after the novel coronavirus crisis began in December, there is still widespread confusion over the exact number of cases reported in China and whether the epidemic is finally stabilizing at the outbreak’s epicenter of Hubei province. On Thursday, China announced just 394 new confirmed cases, the lowest number of daily infections reported in weeks.…MORE

11 Americans at Omaha facility tested positive for coronavirus, hospital says

11 Americans at Omaha facility tested positive for coronavirus, hospital says

Most of the Americans who were being monitored at the University of Nebraska Medical Center for coronavirus after evacuating a cruise ship in Japan tested positive for the virus, the hospital says. UMNC said in a statement Thursday that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention verified the Nebraska Public Health Lab results showing…MORE

Global food waste twice as high as previously estimated, study says

Global food waste twice as high as previously estimated, study says

Twice as much food as previously estimated — or a third of all food available for human consumption — is wasted, with people in wealthier countries wasting more, according to a recent study published in the journal PLOS One. Researchers looked at the relationship between food waste and wealth and found a direct link between…MORE

Benefits (and some surprising science) about owning a pet

Benefits (and some surprising science) about owning a pet

Today is “National Love Your Pet Day” in the United States, but every day is “love your pet” day in my home. Snuggling next to my kitties while their furry chests softly rumble is a proven antidote to the day’s stress. For me and millions more, having a pet brings a circle of love into…MORE

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