#parents | #teensvaping | Morning Break: Coronavirus ‘Pandemic’; Black Box $$$; Avocado Super Bowl Injuries

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Not surprisingly, the novel coronavirus is starting to look like a pandemic, some infectious disease experts tell the New York Times.

At least China finished construction on Wuhan’s new 1,000-bed hospital in record time. (AP)

Still, China is livid at the Trump administration for its recent travel restrictions and evacuations, accusing U.S. officials of “unceasingly manufacturing and spreading panic.” (Reuters)

In non-coronavirus related news, several companies are hoping to develop a blood test for early colorectal cancer detection. (CNBC)

HIV vaccine trial, HVTN 702, has been stopped early for non-efficacy, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases announced.

What’s the real motivation behind the FDA’s black box warnings? Health reporter Martha Rosenberg says profit may be a greater driver than health. (KevinMD)

Investment bank Morgan Stanley said it will donate $20 million to groups working to prevent youth suicides and other pediatric mental health problems. (Reuters)

That vaping flavor ban has a large loophole, and teens appear to have found it. (New York Times)

The number of stoned drivers in fatal crashes in Washington state is pretty high, nearly doubling since 2012. (CBS News)

New evidence suggests your favorite music could boost the effectiveness of your workout. (CNN)

Nicotine-laced toothpicks, really? (FDA)

And the most brutal matchup on Super Bowl Sunday may not have been the 49ers versus the Chiefs, but knife-wielding Americans versus avocados. (NPR)

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2020-03-02T00:00:00-0500

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