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Japan Reports 2 Deaths Among Cruise Ship Passengers

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 01:08

The virus continues to spread in China, though more slowly. New cases in countries like Japan and Iran have experts concerned about getting it under control quickly.

To Prevent Next Coronavirus, Stop the Wildlife Trade, Conservationists Say

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 23:22

Conservationists see a persistent threat of epidemics so long as tens of millions of animals are traded in Southeast Asia.

New Cases in China Appear to Be Slowing

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 23:17

The number of confirmed new cases in China appeared again to be slowing.

Macrolide Antibiotics Early in Pregnancy Tied to Birth Defects

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 17:30

Taking antibiotics like erythromycin, clarithromycin or azithromycin early in the course of pregnancy may increase the risk of birth defects.

I Tried 6 Popular Anti-Snoring Devices. Here’s How They Did.

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 15:59

Plenty of devices promise to stop snoring. We found only a few that actually seem to work.

White-Lipped Peccary Species May Be in Steep Decline

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 15:43

With forests depleted by development, the pig-like animals are disappearing rapidly, scientists have found in a new study.

She Didn’t Want a Pelvic Exam. She Received One Anyway.

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 12:55

Medical schools and students are grappling with an unsettling practice: Performing pelvic exams on unconscious, non-consenting patients.

New Cases Are Reported as Beijing Sets New Rules

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 10:37

The mandate came as the Chinese government disclosed that hundreds of medical workers who had been helping combat the coronavirus outbreak had become infected and at least six had died.

U.S. Says It Will Evacuate Americans From Cruise Ship

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 10:36

Passengers and crew members quarantined off Japan were told by the American Embassy that a chartered flight would arrive on Sunday to take them back to the United States.

Cruise Ship Passengers, Some Infected, Flown Back to U.S.

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 10:36

As passengers were evacuated from one ship in Japan, health officials scrambled to test people on another, in Cambodia.

Rate of New Fatalities Drops in China

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 10:35

China’s National Health Commission on Monday reported 2,048 new cases of coronavirus infections and 105 new deaths over the previous 24 hours.

How to Stop a Disease From Crossing Borders

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 09:18

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Global Health Protection talks about the coronavirus and her organization’s efforts to keep people safe when they travel.

China Is Tracking Travelers From Hubei

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 08:07

The number of cases surged again in Hubei Province, the epicenter of the epidemic. The authorities are taking a high-tech approach to figuring out who has visited there.

Vape Shops Face a Choice: Close or Rebrand?

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 08:04

Hundreds of stores are stocked almost entirely with flavored nicotine products that will soon be illegal to sell in New Jersey.

Super Cushioned Running Shoes Are All the Rage, but Aren’t Foolproof

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 04:48

Runners wearing maximalist running shoes pound harder and pronate more than in standard shoes.

Cruise Giant Carnival Works to Manage Deepening Coronavirus Crisis

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 04:29

Carnival could be hurt financially after passengers on two of its ships were found to be infected.

Welcoming a Grandchild, Right in the Delivery Room

Wed, 02/19/2020 - 04:00

Many grandparents — mostly mothers and mothers-in-law — are present for the birth of a grandchild.

In Coronavirus Fight, China Sidelines an Ally: Its Own People

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 23:46

The outbreak has exposed the powerlessness of private charities, civic groups and others who could help the effort but whom the Communist Party considers rivals.

Video Chats and Ordering In: Coronavirus Quarantine With a Smartphone

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 18:20

This is not your grandmother’s quarantine. People are confined and afraid, but their virtual lives have been largely uninterrupted.

Is Coffee Good for You?

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 14:19

Yes! But it depends on the kind of coffee and the quantity.

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