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The Japanese government will place Tokyo and a dozen other areas under new restrictions for COVID-19 effective Friday, allowing local leaders to shorten hours for eateries, as a surge in omicron cases threatens to paralyze society. A governme…

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Health experts suggest stepping up protection against omicron with N95s, KN95s or similar masks. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently updated its guidance to recommend the kinds of masks used by health care workers, bu…

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West Virginia lawmakers have introduced a bill to ban abortion after 15 weeks — a proposal that's nearly identical to the Mississippi law currently under review by the U.S. Supreme Court. The nation's high court is expected to make a decision…

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TUESDAY, Jan. 18, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Real-world data show steady improvement in overall survival (OS) for patients with Philadelphia-positive (Ph+) acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) who experienced relapse after allogeneic hematopoieti…

TUESDAY, Jan. 18, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- If you vape and catch COVID-19, you may feel a whole lot worse than people who come down with the virus but don't use electronic cigarettes, researchers say.

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The fast-moving omicron variant may cause less severe disease on average, yet COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. are climbing. Modelers forecast 50,000 to 300,000 more Americans could die by the time the omicron wave subsides this spring. The seven-…

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TUESDAY, Jan. 18, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Among patients with bone and brain metastases who died within 90 days of radiotherapy receipt, 21.6 percent received guideline-nonconcordant therapy, according to a research letter published online J…

TUESDAY, Jan. 18, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- People who believe their bodies and minds will break down with age may be creating a self-fulfilling prophecy, a recent study suggests.