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WHO targets teens on social media to debunk virus myths

The World Health Organization said Friday it was working with social media companies in a bid to quash misinformation about the coronavirus pandemic—including on more light-hearted apps popular with teenagers.

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US warns 7 companies over fraudulent coronavirus claims

U.S. regulators warned seven companies to stop selling soaps, sprays and other concoctions with false claims that they can treat the new coronavirus or keep people from catching it.

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China censored virus news for weeks, say researchers

China began censoring online discussions on the new coronavirus weeks before officially acknowledging the scope of the disease, according to a report published Tuesday.

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Doctors' group calls for ban on most vaping products

(HealthDay)—The American Medical Association (AMA) is calling for a ban on all e-cigarettes and vaping products not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help people quit smoking tobacco cigarettes.

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