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Running behind: Marathons may delay medical care for others

Marathons can be risky for hearts, but not necessarily those of the runners. It takes longer for nearby residents to get to a hospital for emergency heart care on the day of a race and they’re less likely to survive, a U.S. study finds.

Any event that draws a crowd and causes traffic detours parades, ball games, concerts, fairs may cause similar problems, researchers warn.

Nearly half of US adults infected with genital HPV

NEW YORK — Health officials say nearly half of U.S. adults have caught HPV, a sexually-transmitted bug that can cause cervical cancer and genital warts.

About 45 per cent of Americans ages 18 to 59 had some form of genital human papillomavirus, according to a report released Thursday that’s the most complete look at how common HPV is among adults.