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Health stories for Feb. 19, 2013

3 years 7 months 1 week ago February 19, 2013 Feb 19, 2013 Tuesday, February 19 2013 February 19, 2013 5:24 PM in Health
Source: WBRZ

UNDATED - Here are today's 2 Your Health stories for Feb. 19, 2013 -

Expecting moms may want to stay away from caffeine.

It's been tied to longer pregnancies and low-birth weight.

Caffeine can get to the child through the placenta, like other nutrients, but the developing child isn't able to fight off its effects.

The World Health Organization says a pregnant woman should not drink more than 300mg of caffeine a day, roughly the equivalent of two cups of medium-strength coffee.

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There's a new warning about a new virus that's made at least two dozen people sick after traveling overseas.

It's called Coronavirus, and it could be deadly.

Symptoms include acute respiratory infection, fever and coughing.

Others symptoms could include pneumonia and kidney failure.

Doctors say the virus appears to be hard to get, and there's no evidence of sustained human-to-human transmission.

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Polluted air makes you more susceptible to a heart attack.

A study from Rice University says people who had the most exposure to airborne pollution were 5% more likely to have a heart attack than others.

The greatest risk was in men, African-Americans and people older than 65.

Researchers say they hope the study can lead to changes in air pollution warnings for people at-risk.

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Tomorrow is the day people at ABC's "Good Morning America" have been waiting for, for six months.

Co-host Robin Roberts returns after a rare bone marrow disorder forced her to leave the anchor desk last summer.

Her return to "Good Morning America" is tomorrow at 7 AM right after 2une-In.

 

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