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6 Items to Stuff in Your Ski Jacket Pockets

3 hours 37 min ago

Sure, you’ll remember gloves and a helmet. But there’s other important gear to bring along for a successful day on the slopes.

Texas Student May Have Wuhan Coronavirus, as Dozens in U.S. Are Monitored

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 23:43

Health officials said they were keeping the Texas A&M student, who had traveled to China, isolated at home.

Panic and Criticism Spread on Chinese Social Media Over Coronavirus

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 23:40

Chinese citizens are overcoming a lack of reporting on the crisis in the state-run media by sharing their own videos and information about the coronavirus outbreak.

Chicago Woman Is Second Patient in U.S. With Wuhan Coronavirus

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 23:37

Federal health officials are monitoring 63 other people in 22 states for signs of infection.

Coronavirus Death Toll Climbs in China, and a Lockdown Widens

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 23:32

At least 25 people have died and more than 800 have been sickened by the mysterious illness, health officials said. The travel restrictions imposed on Wuhan were extended to at least four more cities.

Toll From Outbreak Climbs in China as Infections Reach Europe and Australia

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 23:31

Shanghai Disneyland shut down, hospitals pleaded for help, France reported three cases and the youngest victim so far was identified.

What Is the Coronavirus? Symptoms, Treatment and Risks

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 22:23

A respiratory virus has spread from China to a half-dozen other countries, including the U.S. Here’s what you need to know.

Trump Administration Threatens California Over Abortion

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 16:55

If the state doesn’t stop requiring private insurers to cover abortions, the administration said it will cut off federal funding for certain health programs.

Childhood Obesity Is a Major Problem. Research Isn’t Helping.

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 16:11

Something is missing with many study methods.

Deadly Coronavirus Outbreak Poses a Test to China's Leadership

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 15:53

The new virus has killed at least nine and infected more than 400 people in China, with confirmed cases in the United States, Taiwan, Thailand, Japan and South Korea.

Wuhan, Center of Coronavirus Outbreak, Is Being Cut Off by Chinese Authorities

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 15:52

The sudden restrictions — announced after the official death toll nearly doubled — could upend the travel plans of millions of Chinese citizens, who travel in huge numbers during the Lunar New Year holiday.

China’s Battle With a Deadly Coronavirus, in Photos

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 15:52

Here are the latest images as the country confronts a major public health crisis.

Wuhan Coronavirus: C.D.C. Identifies First U.S. Case in Washington State

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 15:51

A man in Washington State is infected with a new respiratory virus. Federal officials plan to expand screenings for the infection at major airports.

On a Nude Beach With My Parents, Baring Almost All

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 04:00

My Speedo stayed on but my secrets came out.

Many in China Wear Them, but Do Masks Block Coronavirus?

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 02:36

They may help, but experts say it’s more important to wash your hands.

Coronavirus Deaths Are So Far Mostly Older Men, Many With Previous Health Issues

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 02:01

As China released details about the first 17 people who have died in the outbreak, a well-known SARS expert raised an alarm about the virus’s spread, saying he felt “powerless.”

Coronavirus Is Spreading, but W.H.O. Says It’s Not a Global Emergency

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 01:37

The number of cases outside China is small, and the disease does not seem to be spreading within other countries.

How China’s Coronavirus Outbreak Could Threaten the Global Economy

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 01:30

Markets have tumbled as investors worry that Chinese shoppers will stay home for the Lunar New Year holiday and beyond. Economists say the possible impact isn’t yet clear.

Insys Founder Gets 5½ Years in Prison in Opioid Kickback Scheme

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 19:43

The company executive, John Kapoor, was accused of bribing doctors and misleading insurers to increase sales of a highly addictive painkiller.

Depression May Elevate Dementia Risk

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 16:46

A Swedish study found that men and women with depression were much more likely to develop dementia than their peers without depression.

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