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  1. MERS Virus Found in Air in Camel Barn

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Genetic fragments of the deadly MERS virus were detected in the air of a barn where an infected camel was kept, a new study says. The findings show the need for further studies to determine if Middle East Respiratory Synd

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  2. Obesity May Raise Risk of COPD

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obese people, particularly those with excess belly fat, may face a higher risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a new study suggests. The researchers report that women with a waist size of rough

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  3. CDC Lab Workers May Have Been Exposed to Anthrax

    By HealthDay staff HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As many as 75 staffers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may have been exposed to anthrax because safety procedures weren't followed properly, the agency said Thursday. The CDC said staffers in fou

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  4. MERS Didn't Spread in U.S. Cases: Health Officials

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The potentially deadly MERS virus did not spread from two patients in the United States to any people in their homes or to health care workers who treated them, federal health officials said Tuesday. The cases of MERS (Mi

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  5. Scientists Spot New Clues to a Deadly Lung Disease

    By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists believe they've found a key biological player in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a uniformly fatal lung disease that kills thousands of Americans each year. The finding may be another step forward for patie

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  6. Camels Confirmed as Source of Human MERS Infection

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Saudi Arabian doctors say they've identified camels as one source of MERS infections in humans. The scientists report they matched genetic samples from the virus that killed a Saudi man last November to virus samples p

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  7. CDC: 3rd Suspected MERS Case Was False Alarm

    By Steven Reinberg and Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporters WEDNESDAY, May 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An Illinois man thought to have contracted the potentially fatal MERS virus from a business associate was not infected after all, federal health officials said Wednesday. The U.S. Centers for Disea

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  8. MERS Update: All Workers Test Negative

    Editor's note: This story was updated on May 28. May 27, 2014 -- All hospital workers in Florida and Indiana who were in contact with the patients diagnosed with Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) have been cleared to return to work, hospital officials say. In Florida, follow-up testing on all

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  9. 10 Risky Jobs for Your Lungs

    Your lungs work hard. Most adults take more than 20,000 breaths a day. But just how well your lungs do their job may be affected by the job you do. Chemicals. Germs. Tobacco smoke and dirt. Fibers, dust, and even things you might not think are dangerous can damage your airway and threaten your lungs

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  10. Diet Tied to Better Breathing in COPD Patients

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with certain chronic lung diseases might breathe a bit easier when their diets contain healthy foods like fruits and fish, a new study suggests. Researchers found that among nearly 2,200 adults with chronic obstructi

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