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COVID-19 and Travel: Answers to Travelers' Questions

New York Times - Health - 4 hours 46 min ago

With COVID-19 disease upending plans and commerce globally, expert advice on how to think about traveling now.

Infection Numbers Spike in South Korea, and Fear Builds

New York Times - Health - Sat, 02/22/2020 - 23:38

In total, 28 countries outside of China have reported more than 1,500 coronavirus cases.

Coronavirus Cases in the United States Reach 34, and More Are Expected

New York Times - Health - Sat, 02/22/2020 - 11:20

The contagion “represents a tremendous public health threat,” said one federal health official.

Great Running Spots Across America

New York Times - Health - Sat, 02/22/2020 - 07:00

If you’re like me, vacation planning also means “where am I going to run?” planning.

As New Cases Surge, Businesses Face Grim Fallout

New York Times - Health - Sat, 02/22/2020 - 00:00

With four fatalities in Iran and a spike in infections in South Korea, concerns about the virus’s effect on the global economy intensified.

At Walgreens, Complaints of Medication Errors Go Missing

New York Times - Health - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 14:48

Consultants working on a report for the drugstore chain were told not to mention some concerns raised by employees. Safety issues have also been flagged at CVS.

What a Party in Japan May Tell Us About the Coronavirus’s Spread

New York Times - Health - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 08:06

Will the virus spiral beyond China? Public health experts are closely studying cluster cases in other Asian countries.

Microbes Point the Way to Shipwrecks

New York Times - Health - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 07:59

Distinct microbiomes flourish around sunken ships as they become artificial reefs, new research in the Gulf of Mexico reveals.

Is There Such a Thing as a ‘Sugar High’?

New York Times - Health - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 04:00

Many parents blame sugar for their children’s hyperactive behavior. But the myth has been debunked.

South Korea Confirms a Jump in Coronavirus Infections

New York Times - Health - Fri, 02/21/2020 - 00:54

The new figures give the country the second largest number of confirmed cases outside mainland China.

‘No More Hugging, No More Kissing.’ At Home in Hong Kong With 2 Frontline Doctors.

New York Times - Health - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 17:24

Drs. Eunice and Pierre Chan have taken extraordinary measures to treat patients and protect their family amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Why the Coronavirus Seems to Hit Men Harder Than Women

New York Times - Health - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 14:39

Women mount stronger immune responses to infection, scientists say. And in China, men smoke in much greater numbers.

Whisky Knows Her Toys

New York Times - Health - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 14:18

A Border collie in Norway learned the names and categories of her many, many toys, just by playing a game with her owners.

Coronavirus Infection Found After Cruise Ship Passengers Disperse

New York Times - Health - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 09:20

Amid assurances that the Westerdam was disease free, hundreds of people disembarked in Cambodia and headed for airports. One was later found to be infected.

How to Raise Siblings Who Get Along

New York Times - Health - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 08:47

Playing together is part of it, but so is having chores kids can complete as a team (especially if they can sneak in some fun while they work).

How Common Mental Shortcuts Can Cause Major Physician Errors

New York Times - Health - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 07:56

Tendencies like left-digit bias can have life-altering consequences for patients.

Stalked by the Fear That Dementia Is Stalking You

New York Times - Health - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 04:47

Testing for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia is hardly foolproof, and could even backfire.

‘No More Hugging, No More Kissing.’ At Home in Hong Kong With 2 Frontline Doctors.

New York Times - Health - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 04:45

Drs. Eunice and Pierre Chan have taken extraordinary measures to treat patients and protect their family amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Can Hearing Aids Help Prevent Dementia?

New York Times - Health - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 04:00

Research suggests that paying more attention to the “invisible disability” of hearing loss might improve our brains.

How a Pharmacy Handles Mask Hoarders and Coronavirus Fears

New York Times - Health - Thu, 02/20/2020 - 03:23

At a small pharmacy in Hong Kong, part of the job has become calming nervous customers desperate for supplies.

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