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How does the new coronavirus compare with the flu?

The new coronavirus outbreak has made headlines in recent weeks, but there’s another viral epidemic hitting countries around the world: flu season. But how do these viruses compare, and which one is really more worrisome? So far, the new coronavirus, dubbed 2019-nCoV, has led to more than 20,000 illnesses and 427 deaths in China, as […]

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What to Know as Flu Season Nears Peak

Many people are misinformed about the flu, often underestimating the dangers of influenza and skipping the vaccine, according to a recent survey. Up to 31 million people in the United States have gotten the flu this year and around 370,000 have been hospitalized. The vast majority of flu illnesses this year have been caused by […]

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She put off heart symptoms until it was almost too late

When she’s not biking, hiking or swimming, Bev Pohlit can probably be found tending to the vegetables growing in her quarter-acre backyard in Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania. “I take advantage of every little square inch,” she said. “My vegetables are my morning snacks.” But as Pohlit enjoyed this rather healthy lifestyle, she also had one vice: […]

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Cervical cancer could be eliminated within a century

Cervical cancer could be eliminated worldwide as a public health issue within the next century. This is the conclusion of two studies published today in The Lancet by an international consortium of researchers co-directed by Professor Marc Brisson from Université Laval’s Faculty of Medicine and the CHU de Québec-Université Laval Research Centre. The researchers are […]