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Trump declares state of emergency in coronavirus-paralysed US

US President Donald Trump declared a national emergency in what critics say was a long-delayed admission of the gravity of the coronavirus crisis that has triggered the shutdown of schools, sporting events, offices and travel in the world’s richest country. Trump’s declaration Friday frees up some $40 billion in disaster relief funds for local authorities.

US leads global fight against coronavirus economic threat

The US Federal Reserve on Tuesday led the global charge in response to the growing economic risk posed by the new coronavirus, announcing an emergency interest rate cut after the UN health agency said the world has entered “uncharted territory.” But the Fed’s stimulus, which came hours after the Group of Seven finance ministers and

What are viruses anyway, and why do they make us so sick?

You may sometimes have felt like you “have come down with a virus,” meaning that you became sick from being exposed to something that could have been a virus. In fact, you have a virus—actually, many—all the time. Some viruses cause the common cold, and some are crucial to human survival. New viruses can also

Virus screenings to begin at three US airports amid outbreak in China

Federal authorities will begin screening airline travelers arriving from Wuhan, China, for signs that they may be infected with a new coronavirus that is spreading in Asia, officials announced Friday. Passengers flying into Los Angeles International Airport, San Francisco International Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York will be examined for the

In surprise decision, US approves muscular dystrophy drug

U.S. health regulators approved a second drug for a debilitating form of muscular dystrophy, a surprise decision after the medication was rejected for safety concerns just four months ago. The ruling marks the second time the Food and Drug Administration has granted preliminary approval for the disease based on early results and is likely to

Why music makes us feel, according to AI

In a new paper, a team of USC computer scientists and psychologists teamed up to investigate how music affects how you act, feel and think Your heart beats faster, palms sweat and part of your brain called the Heschl’s gyrus lights up like a Christmas tree. Chances are, you’ve never thought about what happens to

Aldi Has a Free Wine Course for All of Us Wine Novices

If you’ve ever roamed the Aldi wine aisle — or any grocery store’s wine aisle, for that matter — and were left scratching your head, unsure of the perfect wine to purchase, with no store associate to help you, you aren’t alone. And Aldi is here to help with its free wine course. The “Aldiploma”

Just Like Us! Jennifer Aniston Reposts Hilarious Workout Pic on Instagram

Even Jennifer Aniston is beat after an intense workout! The actress shared a hilarious photo of herself passed out post-boxing after joining Instagram. “Look who it is!!” Aniston’s trainer, Leyon Azubuike, captioned the original post on Tuesday, October 15. “Welcome to @instagram champ!! @jenniferaniston. #Champ #Fitness #Boxing.” https://www.instagram.com/p/B3qEhAPgqmn/ Look who it is!! 😃🙌🏿Welcome to @instagram

US vaping illness count jumps to 805, deaths rise to 12

Hundreds more Americans have been reported to have a vaping-related breathing illness, and the death toll has risen to 12, health officials said Thursday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 805 confirmed and probable cases have been reported, up 52% from the 530 reported a week ago. At this point, illnesses have occurred

No new measles cases reported in fading US outbreak

U.S. health officials say there were no new measles cases reported last week, a sign the nation’s worst epidemic of the disease in 27 years could be in its final stages. The current epidemic emerged about a year ago. It took off this year, with most of the cases reported in Orthodox Jewish communities in