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Gyms in China livestream routines as coronavirus keeps patrons away

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – “Stand in front of a chair. Chest up, core tight and square your pelvis,” said Heidi Liu, a pilates instructor at a studio in Shanghai, as she demonstrated a series of poses and stretches. Fitness trainers Katie Xu and Heidi Liu lead exercise classes and stream them live at Pilates ProWorks studio […]

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Over 70 Singapore Airshow exhibitors have pulled out, public tickets limited: organizer

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – More than 70 trade exhibitors have pulled out of the Singapore Airshow amid concerns over the new coronavirus and the number of public tickets available will be less than half of those on offer in 2018 to limit attendance, the show’s organizer said on Sunday. Some major exhibitors, including Lockheed Martin Corp […]

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Ten U.S. refineries emitted excessive cancer-causing benzene in 2019: report

(Reuters) – Ten U.S. oil refineries, including six in Texas, released the cancer-causing chemical benzene in concentrations that exceeded federal limits last year, according to government data published by the green group Environmental Integrity Project on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: The Philadelphia Energy Solutions oil refinery is seen at sunset in front of the Philadelphia skyline […]

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China virus toll rises to 170 as countries isolate citizens to stop global spread

SHANGHAI/SEOUL (Reuters) – Several countries began isolating hundreds of citizens evacuated from the Chinese city of Wuhan in an effort to stop the global spread of an epidemic which has killed 170, with South Korea calling for calm in the face of protests at a quarantine center. Medical workers take the temperature of passengers after […]

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China virus spreads to U.S., curbing travel plans and spooking markets

BEIJING (Reuters) – The toll from the Wuhan coronavirus in China rose to six deaths on Tuesday and the first case was reported in the United States, sending markets tumbling on fears of economic damage as tourists canceled travel plans and airports stepped up screening. The virus struck as millions of Chinese prepared to travel […]

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Government experts urge new talc testing standards amid asbestos worries

(Reuters) – An expert panel formed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has endorsed asbestos testing standards for cosmetics that reject long-held industry positions and reflect those of public health authorities and experts for thousands of plaintiffs who allege contaminated talc products caused their cancers. FILE PHOTO: Bottles of Johnson’s baby powder are displayed […]

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Gun homicides of teens rise after ‘Stand Your Ground’ self-defense law

(Reuters Health) – Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” self-defense law has been associated with a surge in teen deaths by homicide with a firearm, a new study suggests. The 2005 law, making it legal to respond to a perceived threat with lethal force even when it might be possible to safely flee, has previously been linked […]

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Trump’s plan to curb teen vaping exempts some flavors

WASHINGTON – U.S. health officials will ban most flavored e-cigarettes popular with underage teenagers, but with major exceptions that benefit vaping manufacturers, retailers and adults who use the nicotine-emitting devices. The Trump administration announced Thursday that it will prohibit fruit, candy, mint and dessert flavors from small, cartridge-based e-cigarettes that are popular with high school […]

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