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Losing Track of Time in the Epicenter of China’s Coronavirus Outbreak

Thu, 02/06/2020 - 22:59

People in Wuhan line up for groceries and medical checkups — and are skeptical of official reassurances.

China Clamps Down on Coronavirus Coverage as Cases Surge

Thu, 02/06/2020 - 22:57

Public frustrations were once left uncensored online, and news outlets reported rigorously on the epidemic. Those days may be past.

W.H.O. Fights a Pandemic Besides Coronavirus: an ‘Infodemic’

Thu, 02/06/2020 - 21:30

Working with the big tech companies, the U.N. health agency has made strides in combating rumors and falsehoods on the internet about the new infection.

‘I Keep Hearing Painful Coughs’: Life on Quarantined Cruise Ship

Thu, 02/06/2020 - 19:45

More than 60 cases of the new coronavirus were found on the Diamond Princess ship as Japanese health officials screened the passengers. They even let people outside for a bit.

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

Thu, 02/06/2020 - 18:23

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

Deaths in China Rise, With No Sign of Slowdown

Thu, 02/06/2020 - 13:34

Hyundai is suspending production in South Korea amid supply chain problems linked to the coronavirus, and Japan quarantined a cruise ship where 10 infections were found.

When the Teenager or Young Adult Has Cancer

Thu, 02/06/2020 - 10:40

Adolescents and young adults are a special population of cancer patients.

The Role of Memes in Teen Culture

Thu, 02/06/2020 - 04:00

Memes can provide an opening for parents to talk to adolescents about serious issues like coronavirus or the possibility of war.

A Possible Strategy for Fending Off Surprise Medical Bills

Thu, 02/06/2020 - 04:00

Writing in payment limits when signing hospital forms might provide some leverage over disputes that arise from surprise medical bills, some proponents suggest.

As China Clamps Down on Negative News, Quarantines on Land and Sea

Thu, 02/06/2020 - 02:46

There are now 12 confirmed cases in the United States, as Wisconsin says it has its first case. The death toll rose by more than 60 people in China.

In Coronavirus, China Weighs Benefits of Buffalo Horn and Other Remedies

Wed, 02/05/2020 - 23:36

China is advising doctors to consider mixing Western antiviral drugs with traditional Chinese medicine for the treatment of the coronavirus. But experts question the efficacy of Chinese remedies.

Why the New Coronavirus (Mostly) Spares Children

Wed, 02/05/2020 - 19:08

So far, very few young children seem to be falling ill. The pattern was seen in outbreaks of SARS and MERS, too.

Another H.I.V. Vaccine Fails a Trial, Disappointing Researchers

Wed, 02/05/2020 - 14:16

After more than 30 years of research, 1.7 million people are still infected each year with the virus that causes AIDS.

Inside the Race to Contain America’s First Coronavirus Case

Wed, 02/05/2020 - 13:12

The health emergency is global, but in the United States, it is local public health officials who isolate the sick, trace “close contacts’’ and deliver thermometers.

A Fake Pharmacist, 745,000 Prescriptions and a $7.5 Million Settlement

Wed, 02/05/2020 - 12:52

For over a decade, Kim Thien Le handled hundreds of thousands of prescriptions without a license, including many for highly addictive opioids like oxycodone, prosecutors in California have said.

Wuhan Coronavirus Looks Increasingly Like a Pandemic, Experts Say

Wed, 02/05/2020 - 08:47

Rapidly rising caseloads alarm researchers, who fear the virus may make its way across the globe. But scientists cannot yet predict how many deaths may result.

Fear and Takeout: 14 Days in Coronavirus ‘Self-Quarantine’

Wed, 02/05/2020 - 08:37

Hundreds of Americans who recently traveled to China are isolating themselves in basements and dorm rooms, waiting to see if they develop symptoms of the dangerous virus.

Hong Kong Tightens Border as Medical Workers Call for Shutdown

Wed, 02/05/2020 - 08:32

More than 2,500 hospital employees went on strike, demanding a complete closing of traffic from mainland China to lessen the risk of spreading coronavirus.

Giving the Gift of Mobility in a City Locked Down by Coronavirus

Wed, 02/05/2020 - 06:49

Wearing a powder blue protective suit, face mask and goggles, Zhang Lei ferries Wuhan residents, especially the elderly, to buy groceries, get medicine and go to the hospital.

Rush Limbaugh Reveals He Has Advanced Lung Cancer

Tue, 02/04/2020 - 22:12

The conservative radio talk show host said during a live radio broadcast on Monday that he would keep working, but would take some days off to work out a treatment plan.

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