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    1. 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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    2. Existing Drugs May Work Against MERS

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As media reports warn of the first cases of the potentially deadly MERS virus in the United States, three new studies suggest that certain existing drugs might help fight the illness. So far, three U.S. patients have been i

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    3. Florida MERS Patient Released From Hospital

      By Steven Reinberg and Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporters MONDAY, May 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The second of three patients in the United States diagnosed with the MERS virus has been released from an Orlando, Fla., hospital, officials said Monday. The man, a 44-year-old health care worker from

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    4. Third U.S. Man Tests Positive for MERS Virus

      By Steven Reinberg and Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporters SATURDAY, May 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A third U.S. man -- from Illinois -- has tested positive for the MERS virus but shows no signs of the illness, federal health officials reported Saturday. A business associate of the man who brought

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    5. Hospital Workers Who Treated MERS Patient Fall Ill

      By Steven Reinberg and Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporters TUESDAY, May 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two Florida hospital workers who helped treat a man with the second diagnosed case of MERS in the United States have developed respiratory symptoms, according to published reports. The workers are be

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    6. CDC: Second U.S. MERS Case Confirmed

      May 12, 2014 -- A second patient in the U.S. has been identified as having the potentially deadly virus known as MERS (Middle East respiratory syndrome), the CDC announced today. The patient, like the first one identified earlier this month, is also a health care worker who lives and works in Saudi

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    7. MERS Can Be Transmitted From Camel to Human: Study

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research has confirmed that camels can transmit the deadly MERS virus to people. Virologists at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna, Austria, found that the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome viruses in camels

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    8. 1st MERS Case Reported in U.S.

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The first case of a deadly respiratory virus that initially surfaced in the Middle East two years ago has been diagnosed in the United States, federal health officials announced Friday. The unidentified patient, a health c

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    9. Exercise May Curtail COPD Complications

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise might help reduce the risk of hospital readmission in people with a progressive lung condition called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a new study finds. "Our findings suggest that regular physical

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    10. Tuberculosis in U.S. Hits Record Low: CDC

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Rates of tuberculosis in the United States are falling, with cases at a historic low, health officials reported Thursday. Improved screening of immigrants has helped reduce incidence of the highly contagious lung dise

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