New Story Just Out: Coronavirus Case Confirmed In Arizona, Bringing U.S. Total To 5

Yet another interesting headline in the world of health and well-being. Coronavirus Case Confirmed In Arizona, Bringing U.S. Total To 5
The CDC expects the number of confirmed cases of Wuhan coronavirus in the U.S. to increase — but says the overall health risk of disease transmission is the country is low.

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New Story Just Out: Space Walk Underway For Final Fix Of International Space Station Device

Yet another interesting headline in the world of health and well-being. Space Walk Underway For Final Fix Of International Space Station Device
Two astronauts aboard the International Space Station make their fourth foray outside the spacecraft to prolong the lifespan of a cosmic ray detector.

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New Story Just Out: A Travel Ban To Contain The Coronavirus Could Worsen Conditions In Wuhan

Yet another interesting headline in the world of health and well-being. A Travel Ban To Contain The Coronavirus Could Worsen Conditions In Wuhan
China is enforcing travel restrictions on several cities, affecting millions of people. But research shows that these measures are not effective. In fact, they might make the situation even worse.

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New Story Just Out: Drug To Prevent Premature Birth Divides Doctors, Insurers And FDA Experts

Yet another interesting headline in the world of health and well-being. Drug To Prevent Premature Birth Divides Doctors, Insurers And FDA Experts
An expert panel convened by the FDA says the drug Makena should be withdrawn from the market because a review of its effectiveness shows it doesn’t work. But OB-GYNS who prescribe the drug disagree.

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New Story Just Out: The End May Be Nearer: Doomsday Clock Moves Within 100 Seconds Of Midnight

Yet another interesting headline in the world of health and well-being. The End May Be Nearer: Doomsday Clock Moves Within 100 Seconds Of Midnight
The two-minute warning that had held over the past two years has now shrunk to 100 seconds before midnight on the Doomsday Clock set by the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists.

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New Story Just Out: How To See The Future (No Crystal Ball Needed)

Yet another interesting headline in the world of health and well-being. How To See The Future (No Crystal Ball Needed)
When disaster strikes, we want to know, who screwed up? This week we explore the psychology of warnings: Why some warnings get heard, and why some of us are better at seeing what lies ahead.

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New Story Just Out: Ready For Meat Grown From Animal Cells? A Startup Plans A Pilot Plant

Yet another interesting headline in the world of health and well-being. Ready For Meat Grown From Animal Cells? A Startup Plans A Pilot Plant
Memphis Meats, a start-up company that has just raised $161 million, says it has a “clear path” to bringing cell-based meats to market. Yet the company and its competitors face challenges.

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New Story Just Out: How Much Should The Public Be Told About Risky Virus Research?

Yet another interesting headline in the world of health and well-being. How Much Should The Public Be Told About Risky Virus Research?
The U. S. government this week is pondering how much the public needs to be told about funding decisions for lab research that could make risky viruses even worse.

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New Story Just Out: NASA Taps Snowstorm-Chasing Team To Improve Forecasting

Yet another interesting headline in the world of health and well-being. NASA Taps Snowstorm-Chasing Team To Improve Forecasting
NPR’s Ailsa Chang speaks with Lynn McMurdie, a University of Washington professor and principal investigator for IMPACTS, NASA’s new project to more accurately predict snowstorms.

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