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Human-to-human transmission of new coronavirus reported in China

nopparit/iStock(NEW YORK) — The new coronavirus that has infected more than 200 people in China has been transmitted between humans, according to Chinese health authorities.Zhong Nanshan, who heads up China’s National Health Commission, told Xinhua News Agency, China’s official state-run news organization, that two cases of human-to-human transmission had been confirmed in China, one in…read more »

Woman goes from weighing 350 pounds to four-time marathoner

Liz Rock(NEW YORK) — Liz Rock started her transformation journey four years ago weighing 350 pounds. The 29-year-old Boston resident is now 150 pounds thinner, a four-time marathoner and a fitness instructor.”At 350 pounds there were a lot of things I couldn’t do, simple things that people don’t have to think about if they‘re not…read more »

3 US airports will screen passengers from Chinese city for new virus

anyaberkut/iStock(NEW YORK) — Three airports in the United States will screen passengers arriving from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of an outbreak of a new coronavirus that’s in the same family as SARS, MERS and the common cold, health officials said Friday.Starting Friday, travelers passing through San Francisco International, New York’s John F. Kennedy and Los…read more »