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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed Sunday that the mysterious coronavirus virus, also called 2019-nCoV, is spreading to the United States, this time in California and Arizona. So far, there have been 5 confirmed cases of 2019-nCoV in the US, while it has killed 52 people in China.
The mysterious coronavirus killed 25 people and affected 830 so far, with cases being reported in South Korea, Japan, Thailand, Taiwan, Singapore, Vietnam, and the United States. A student from Texas A&M University has also been suspected to have the infection as the test results are expected on Saturday.
The ongoing Wuhan coronavirus outbreak has prompted officials to shut down public transport in the city. Officials have advised Wuhan residents to avoid crowds and public gatherings. Meanwhile, some researchers have found that snakes could be the original source of coronavirus that is causing pneumonia-like illness.
Horizon Therapeutics has gotten the FDA nod for its drug Tepezza, which has been found safe and effective for the treatment of Thyroid Eye Disease, a condition characterized by the symptoms of eye-bulging, double vision, blurry vision, and facial disfiguration.
A new study conducted by the researchers at the University of Hamilton, Ontario, has found that a cannabinoid called cannabigerol (CBG) is more potent and effective at killing drug-resistant superbugs. CBG is found in the cannabis plant, which could potentially kill serious pathogenic bacteria.
In New Zealand, the use of Viagra has doubled in the last five years. The number of Viagra prescriptions increased from 2873 in 2014 to 4524 in 2018. Viagra contains sildenafil citrate, a prescription drug that treats erectile dysfunction. The numbers increased partly because men were comfortable using Viagra.
A new study conducted by Yale University researchers has found that more than 200,000 military veterans have six genetic variants associated with anxiety, while some of them with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.