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Wuhan Rounds Up the Infected as Death Toll in China Jumps

Mon, 02/10/2020 - 11:06

Health officials are focusing on faster diagnoses of the coronavirus. A Chinese doctor who warned of the outbreak has died.

Spreading Along With the Coronavirus: Confusion

Mon, 02/10/2020 - 10:46

People with travel plans to China and other Asian countries, are looking for answers about flight cancellations, refunds and, chiefly, safety.

Her Grandmother Got the Coronavirus. Then So Did the Whole Family.

Mon, 02/10/2020 - 09:23

“What kind of government is this?’ asks a family of three generations sickened by the new virus and desperate for care in Wuhan, the Chinese city at the center of the outbreak.

Half of Us Face Obesity, Dire Projections Show

Mon, 02/10/2020 - 04:00

By 2030, nearly one in two adults will be obese, and nearly one in four will be severely obese.

The Marketing of Stimulants for Children With A.D.H.D.

Mon, 02/10/2020 - 04:00

Doctors must balance patients’ needs, parents’ concerns, pressure from pharmaceutical representatives and challenges from insurance companies.

As Deaths Mount, China Tries to Speed Up Coronavirus Testing

Sun, 02/09/2020 - 23:46

China is racing to screen ever more patients in Hubei Province, acknowledging that delays in diagnosing the virus are a major obstacle to controlling the epidemic.

Deaths in China From Coronavirus Reach 811, Surpassing SARS Toll

Sun, 02/09/2020 - 23:25

The number of confirmed infections rose to 37,198, most of them in Hubei Province, Chinese officials said on Sunday.

Mourning My Mom, One Red Carpet at a Time

Sat, 02/08/2020 - 22:40

The ritual of watching Hollywood awards show coverage helps keep my mom’s voice from fading, if only through the texts I imagine her sending.

New Report on 138 Coronavirus Cases Reveals Disturbing Details

Sat, 02/08/2020 - 06:40

A highly contagious patient, virus transmission inside a hospital and unexpected turns for the worse have emerged as part of the epidemic in China.

Coronavirus Crisis Shows China’s Governance Failure

Fri, 02/07/2020 - 19:14

As the Communist Party cements control, more officials worry about pleasing their bosses than taking care of the people.

Inundated With Flu Patients, U.S. Hospitals Brace for Coronavirus

Fri, 02/07/2020 - 19:01

Resources are already stretched during flu season. With so much medical equipment and drugs made in China, public health experts are anxiously watching the global supply chain.

C.D.C. and W.H.O. Offers to Help China Have Been Ignored for Weeks

Fri, 02/07/2020 - 18:21

Privately, Chinese doctors say they need outside expertise. But Beijing, without saying why, has shown no interest so far.

Chinese Doctor, Silenced After Warning of Outbreak, Dies From Coronavirus

Fri, 02/07/2020 - 17:33

Dr. Li Wenliang issued a warning about a strange new virus. Then the authorities summoned him for questioning.

She Had One Goal Before She Died: Finish That Last Marathon

Fri, 02/07/2020 - 15:35

Renee Seman ran six of the world’s major marathons after she learned she had breast cancer.

China Begins Testing an Antiviral Drug in Coronavirus Patients

Fri, 02/07/2020 - 12:27

Patients in a clinical trial will receive a placebo or remdesivir, which has shown promise in laboratory studies.

What They Paid to Make a Baby (or 2)

Fri, 02/07/2020 - 12:03

Not everyone who uses I.V.F. winds up with a baby. Five families who did reveal their out-of-pocket costs.

Condoms With Extras? No Thanks

Fri, 02/07/2020 - 10:25

Spermicides, tingling gel and other condom add-ons may do more harm than good.

As Coronavirus Spreads, Face Mask Makers Go Into Overdrive

Fri, 02/07/2020 - 07:50

A factory in western France has become an unlikely outpost to help overcome a severe shortage as supplies dry up in China.

Hong Kong Reports First Death From Coronavirus Outbreak

Fri, 02/07/2020 - 07:43

The death was the second from the virus outside mainland China. The patient was a 39-year-old man who had visited Wuhan and returned to Hong Kong on Jan. 23.

China Pledged to Build a New Hospital in 10 Days. It’s Close.

Fri, 02/07/2020 - 07:41

State news outlets reported that the 1,000-bed facility would accept patients from Monday even as construction workers raced to complete it.

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