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Texas A&M student tested for possible coronavirus exposure, had traveled to China

U.S. health officials are investigating a possible case of the novel coronavirus after a Texas A&M University student contracted a respiratory illness, within two weeks of visiting China. 

Coronavirus outbreak prompts Virginia school to cancel visit of Chinese exchange students

A middle school in Northern Virginia this week canceled a visit of 21 Chinese exchange students and their chaperones amid the China-linked coronavirus outbreak that’s sickened more than 500 and killed at least 17. 

Cervical cancer survivor, 41, gives birth to ‘miracle twins’: ‘I feel incredibly lucky’

A British woman who survived cervical cancer but was told she may never be able to have children has since welcomed a set of “miracle”  twins. 

California mom acting as surrogate dies giving birth to family’s child

According to a fundraising page set up for her husband and two children, it was her second time acting as a surrogate for the same family.

Americans exposed to toxic chemicals in drinking water ‘dramatically underestimated’: report

Tap water in the United States is contaminated with toxic fluorinated chemicals, some of which are known to cause cancer, liver damage, low birth weight and other health problems at a higher rate than previously thought, according to a new report.

Coronavirus: What to know about the mysterious illness

Health officials around the world are keeping an eye on the outbreak of a new pneumonia-like virus that has killed at least six people and sickened some 300 others since it was first reported in China. 

5 countries with the highest declining birthrates

Around the world, many nations are experiencing declining birthrates, a phenomenon that leads to a declining workforce able to support the older population. Yet the exact reasons for this trend, as wells as governments’ efforts to reverse it, differ based on a country’s circumstances. Here are some of the top five countries with declining birthrates, and what they are doing to address it:

Alabama girl, 4, who lost fingers to exploding light bulb gets prosthetic hand: ‘It’s changed her life’

Nearly two years ago, in May 2018, a curious Athens, Alabama girl was inspecting the bright light bulbs on her mother’s light-up vanity. A split second later, she was missing nearly all of her fingers on her right hand. 

Baby born with massive ‘port-wine stain’ birthmark is ‘completely unique,’ mom says

A British mom whose baby girl was born with a massive birthmark that covers 90 percent of her body says her daughter is “completely unique” and “beautiful” despite the occasional rude comments from strangers.