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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 cruise ship passengers test positive for coronavirus, Nebraska hospital says

11 cruise ship passengers test positive for coronavirus, Nebraska 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. UNMC 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

Common antibiotics linked to increased risk of birth defects, study says

Common antibiotics linked to increased risk of birth defects, study says

Taking some common antibiotics during the first trimester of pregnancy was linked with higher risk of birth defects, according to a new study. The study, published Wednesday in the medical journal BMJ, found an increased risk of birth defects in the children of women who were prescribed macrolides during the first three months of pregnancy…MORE

Chinese CDC study finds Covid-19 virus to be more contagious than SARS or MERS

Chinese CDC study finds Covid-19 virus to be more contagious than SARS or MERS

A comprehensive study of more than 72,000 confirmed and suspected cases of the novel coronavirus by Chinese scientists has revealed new information about the deadly infection which has brought much of the country to a halt. Carried out by a group of experts at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention and published in…MORE

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