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Hong Kong Reports Virus Death as Workers Strike at Hospitals

BEIJING — Hong Kong hospitals cut services as thousands of medical workers went on strike for a second day Tuesday to demand the border with mainland China be shut completely. The new virus caused its first death in the semi-autonomous territory, adding to gro...
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Health Experts: Human-To-Human Spread of New Virus Worrying

BEIJING — World health officials expressed “great concern” Wednesday that a dangerous new virus is starting to spread between people outside of China, a troubling development as China and the world frantically work to contain the outbreak. For a second day, th...
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ICYMI: ‘How Not to Die’ by Dr. Michael Greger

Michael Greger, M.D. is a physician, bestselling author, and professional speaker on a variety of important health-related issues. Dr. Greger recently appeared at Fresno City College's Old Administration Buildi...
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Ruling Bolsters California Assisted Death Law, Group Says

RIVERSIDE — A judge has ruled California’s law allowing terminally ill people to end their lives was passed legitimately during a special session of the Legislature, dampening a long-running criticism by opponents who sued over the measure. The decision is ...
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California Gorilla Treated for Cataract

SAN DIEGO — A team of eye experts has operated on an unusual patient — a gorilla. “Fortunately, the similarities between the anatomy of human and gorilla eyes are great enough to allow us to safely navigate ...
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48-Year-Old Elephant Euthanized at San Diego Zoo

SAN DIEGO — Tembo, a 48-year-old elephant, was euthanized at the San Diego Zoo after a sudden change in her health following longtime treatment for age-related ailments, the zoo announced Monday. “On Saturday, animal care staff noted a sudden change in Temb...