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Coronavirus latest updates: stocks plunge in Australia as South Korean cases spike

Coronavirus impact on financial markets continues, as Hong Kong announces cash handouts to residents. Follow live newsTenerife coronavirus: 1,000 guests at hotel quarantinedIran’s deputy health minister: I have coronavirusTell us: have you been affected by the coronavirus?What is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms? 6.21am GMT The Philippines is the latest country to impose travel bans. It has announced it will refuse entry to any traveler from the South Korean province of Gy...
Tags: South Korea, Hong Kong, Science, Australia, Iraq, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Philippines, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Uae, Reuters, Coronavirus outbreak, Gyeongsang Separately Reuters


Coronavirus in a war zone: Afghanistan braces for outbreak after first case

Lone Kabul laboratory preparing to treat patients in the midst of political turmoil and tentative peace talks, as border with Iran closedCoronavirus - latest updatesPreparations for an outbreak of coronavirus were underway in Afghanistan as the country confirmed its first case in the western province of Herat, which borders Iran.Seven more suspected cases have been identified in Herat, and three cases in the nearby provinces of Farah and Ghor. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Biology, World news, Iran, Afghanistan, Medical Research, Middle East and North Africa, South and Central Asia, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Global development, Kabul, Farah, Herat, Global Health, Conflict and arms


Coronavirus latest updates: WHO mission director warns world is 'simply not ready' for pandemic

Expert tells nations to access the expertise of China and prepare for a potential pandemic as the outbreak spreads across Europe. Follow live newsTenerife coronavirus: 1,000 guests at hotel quarantinedIran’s deputy health minister: I have coronavirusTell us: have you been affected by the coronavirus?What is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms? 1.24am GMT The BBC’s correspondent in South Korea is reporting that an official in Daegu who had a meeting with the president has test...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Science, China, World news, Bbc, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Daegu, Associated Press Continue, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus latest updates: WHO mission director warns world is 'simply not ready'

Expert tells nations to access the expertise of China and prepare for a potential pandemic as the outbreak spreads across EuropeTenerife coronavirus: 1,000 guests at hotel quarantinedIran’s deputy health minister: I have coronavirusTell us: have you been affected by the coronavirus?What is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms? 12.28am GMT Iran is emerging as a place of particular focus, where there are 95 confirmed cases and 16 deaths.Iran’s deputy health minister said he has ...
Tags: Science, China, World news, Iran, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Nestle, Afp, Martin Chulov, Coronavirus outbreak


What is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms?

What symptoms are caused by the virus from Wuhan in China, how does it spread, and should you call a doctor?Find all our coronavirus coverage hereHow to protect yourself from infectionIt is caused by a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has come from animals. Many of those initially infected either worked or frequently shopped in the Huanan seafood wholesale market in the centre of the Chinese city. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Biology, China, World news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Wuhan, Coronavirus outbreak


Turkey and Pakistan close borders with Iran over coronavirus deaths

Ankara also suspends incoming flights as Iranian authorities try to contain outbreak in countryCoronavirus – latest updatesTurkey and Pakistan have both closed their borders with Iran, with Turkey also halting incoming flights, in an effort to stop the potential spread of coronavirus after Iran reported 43 cases of the disease.All highways and railways were closed at the border between Turkey and Iran as of 5pm local time and flights from Iran had been suspended, the Turkish health minister, Fah...
Tags: Science, Biology, World news, Turkey, Iran, Medical Research, Middle East and North Africa, South and Central Asia, Infectious Diseases, Pakistan, Microbiology, Ankara, Coronavirus outbreak, Fahrettin Koca


What is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms?

What are the symptoms caused by the virus from Wuhan in China, how does it spread, and when should you call a doctor?Find all our coronavirus coverage hereHow to protect yourself from infectionIt is caused by a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has come from animals. Many of those initially infected either worked or frequently shopped in the Huanan seafood wholesale market in the centre of the Chinese city. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Biology, China, World news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Wuhan, Coronavirus outbreak


Who is most at risk of contracting coronavirus?

After the deaths of young health workers, do we have to rethink who is at risk of infection?There have been a number of deaths from the coronavirus among doctors who are young and, as far as we know, otherwise healthy. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Biology, China, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Coronavirus outbreak


Doctors look to HIV and Ebola drugs for coronavirus cure

Early results of trials on Covid-19 patients expected in MarchCoronavirus – latest newsDoctors are likely to know within two to three weeks whether drugs being used to treat patients infected with the new coronavirus are working, according to the World Health Organization.The timetable for early results from two trials taking place in China is short but feasible because of the large concentration of sick people at the centre of the outbreak in Hubei province. That allows a significant number of ...
Tags: Ebola, Science, Biology, Drugs, China, Society, World news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, World Health Organization, Aids and HIV, Hubei, Coronavirus outbreak


The next pandemic is inevitable. Are we prepared?

There is no way to completely stop a pandemic from coming, says former United Nations medical officer and a key player in the World Health Organization's (WHO) smallpox eradication program in South Asia, Larry Brilliant. Being prepared and having a good public health infrastructure are necessary to reduce impact.Pandemics like ebola are more likely to start at the edges of poor countries, away from the main hub and away from major cities, but without isolation and containment protocols they c...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Government, Africa, Public Health, Medical Research, Innovation, United Nations, World Health Organization, Health Care, Humanity, Epidemiology, Pandemic, Global Issues


First baby is born through new egg-freezing technique

Cancer patient’s immature eggs were collected, matured in lab and frozen for use five years onA woman who was left infertile by cancer treatment has given birth to a baby after her immature eggs were collected, matured in a lab and frozen for use five years later.Fertility specialists at Antoine Béclère University hospital in Clamart near Paris said the healthy boy, named Jules, was the first baby to be born through the new procedure. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Europe, Science, Biology, Children, France, Cancer, Pregnancy, Society, World news, Medical Research, Paris, Reproduction, Ivf, Childbirth, Fertility problems


What is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms?

What are the effects of the virus from Wuhan in China, how does it spread, and should you call a doctor?Find all our coronavirus coverage hereHow to protect yourself from infectionIt is a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has come from animals. Many of those initially infected either worked or frequently shopped in the Huanan seafood wholesale market in the centre of the Chinese city, which also sold live and newly slaughtered a...
Tags: Science, Biology, China, World news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Wuhan, Coronavirus outbreak


Long-term offenders have different brain structure, study says

Study found differences compared with those who did not offend or who only transgressed as adolescentsParents should not worry about their teenagers’ delinquent behaviour provided they were well behaved in their earlier childhood, according to researchers behind a study that suggests those who offend throughout their life showed antisocial behaviour from a young age and have a markedly different brain structure as adults.According to , 24% of males in England and Wales aged 10–52 in 2006 had a ...
Tags: England, Science, Wales, Medical Research


Coronavirus: US to evacuate Americans onboard cruise ship

Diamond Princess evacuations to begin as China announces death toll in country up to 1,665Hundreds of American passengers were poised to leave the Diamond Princess cruise ship quarantined in Japan, as local health authorities said a further 70 people onboard had tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total to 355.The expected removal of US citizens from the ship, moored at Yokohama, south of Tokyo, came as other countries said they would fly their citizens home just four days before the offi...
Tags: Japan, Science, China, US, World news, US news, Medical Research, Canada, Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Yokohama, Diamond Princess, Coronavirus outbreak


Heathrow airport hit by delays following coronavirus-related concerns

Public Health England guidelines result in as many as eight flights being caught up in checks or delaysCoronavirus - latest updatesAs many as eight flights at Heathrow airport were said to have been caught up in delays or checks as a result of government health officials responding to coronavirus-related concerns over passengers feeling unwell.United Airlines confirmed that staff in London had been providing assistance to a flight from San Francisco which had landed at Heathrow following reports...
Tags: Science, London, San Francisco, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Air transport, Microbiology, Heathrow, Public Health England, Heathrow Airport, United Airlines, Coronavirus outbreak


Academic stands by research querying Indonesia's claim to be coronavirus-free

Harvard professor Marc Lipsitch says world’s fourth most populous country may have missed casesCoronavirus - latest updatesA Harvard academic has defended research suggesting a possible underreporting of coronavirus cases in Indonesia, following fierce criticism from the health minister in the world’s fourth most populous country, which insists it has no cases.Professor Marc Lipsitch analysed air traffic out of the Chinese city at the centre of the outbreak in China and suggested in a report las...
Tags: Science, Indonesia, China, World news, Harvard, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Global Health, Marc Lipsitch, Terawan Agus Putranto, Coronavirus outbreak


Why Trump might soon make (some) scientists very happy

The White House issued its 2021 budget request to Congress on Feb. 10.The request includes deep cuts to many federal science agencies, though it also calls for more funding into certain research, including NASA.The administration could soon mandate that all federally funded research be published without paywalls, a move that many researchers seem to support. The White House sent its 2021 budget request to Congress on Feb. 10, offering a glimpse into how the Trump administration wants to repri...
Tags: Energy, Europe, Politics, Science, Obama, Congress, White House, Usda, Nasa, Public Health, Medical Research, Innovation, Brazil, National Institutes of Health, Homeland Security, Wiley


This cancer treatment gives patients night-vision, and we finally know why

In the early 2000s, it was reported that some cancer patients being treated with chlorin e6 were experiencing enhanced night vision.Using a molecular simulation, researchers discovered that a chlorin e6 injection under infrared light activates vision by changing retinal in the same way that visible light does. Researchers hope that this chemical reaction could one day be harnessed to help treat certain types of blindness and sensitivity to light. In the early 2000s, it was reported that a...
Tags: Science, Biology, France, Cancer, Medical Research, Innovation, Algorithm, Biotech, Biomechanics, CNRS, Molecular Biology, University of Lorraine, Human body, Antonio Monari, Monari


Coronavirus 'could infect 60% of global population if unchecked'

Exclusive: Public health epidemiologist says other countries should consider adopting China-style containment measures Coronavirus – latest updatesThe coronavirus epidemic could spread to about two-thirds of the world’s population if it cannot be controlled, according to Hong Kong’s leading public health epidemiologist.His warning came after the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said recent cases of coronavirus patients who had never visited China could be the “tip of the iceberg”. Con...
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, China, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, World Health Organization WHO, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus: expert warns infection could reach 60% of world's population

Exclusive: Hong Kong’s leading public health epidemiologist says other countries should consider adopting China-style containment measures Coronavirus – latest updatesThe novel coronavirus epidemic could spread to around two-thirds of the world’s population if it cannot be controlled, according to Hong Kong’s leading public health epidemiologist.His warning came after the head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) said recent cases of coronavirus patients who have never visited China could be t...
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, China, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, World Health Organisation WHO, Gabriel Leung, Coronavirus outbreak, Public Health Medicine at Hong Kong University


Xi Jinping appears in public as China returns to work after holiday

President greets workers in Beijing as WHO chief warns cases could be ‘tip of iceberg’China goes back to work as toll rises – live updatesChina’s president, Xi Jinping, has made his first public appearance in weeks, as some people began to return to work following the lunar new year holiday, which was extended as authorities grappled with the coronavirus outbreak.Xi, who has been absent from public view as the crisis worsened, visited a neighbourhood in Beijing’s Chaoyang district. The president...
Tags: Science, Biology, China, World news, Medical Research, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Xi Jinping, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Who, Chaoyang, Coronavirus outbreak


Spread of coronavirus outside China could be tip of iceberg, says WHO

While cases outside China remain low, World Health Organization chief warns it could accelerateChina goes back to work as toll rises - live updatesConfirmed cases of coronavirus transmitted by people who have never travelled to China could be the “tip of the iceberg”, the head of the World Health Organization has warned.Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus’s remarks come as China attempted to return to normal life, with people going back to work on Monday after an extended lunar new year break. Continue r...
Tags: Science, China, World news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus: WHO warns spread outside China could be 'tip of the iceberg'

While cases outside China appeared to be low, World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warns it could accelerateChina goes back to work as toll rises - live updatesThe head of the World Health Organization has warned that confirmed cases of coronavirus being transmitted by people who have never travelled to China could be the “tip of the iceberg”.Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus’ remarks come as China attempted to return to some form of normalcy, with people returning to work on Mond...
Tags: Science, China, World news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Who, World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus: WHO warns spread by people who had not visited China could be 'tip of the iceberg'

While cases outside China appeared to be low, World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warns it could accelerateChina goes back to work as toll rises - live updatesThe head of the World Health Organization has warned that confirmed cases of coronavirus being transmitted by people who have never travelled to China could be the “tip of the iceberg”.Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus’ remarks come as members of a WHO-led “international expert mission” flew to China on Monday to help...
Tags: Science, China, World news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Who, World Health Organization, World Health Organization WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus death toll overtakes Sars as Britons return from Wuhan

Further deaths confirmed in China’s Hubei province take global total to at least 800The number of people killed by the coronavirus outbreak has overtaken the global death toll of the Sars epidemic, with at least 800 deaths now confirmed.With 89 more deaths in China on Saturday, the toll is now higher than the 774 killed worldwide by severe acute respiratory syndrome. The majority of people who have been killed, 780, are from the province. They include a doctor, Li Wenliang, who died last week an...
Tags: Science, Biology, China, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Wuhan, Hubei, Coronavirus outbreak, Li Wenliang


Doctor who exposed Sars cover-up under house arrest in China, family confirms

Dr Jiang Yangyong’s movements restricted after he wrote to authorities about 1989 Tiananmen Square protestsThe Chinese military surgeon who exposed the government’s cover-up of the the severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) epidemic in 2003 has been placed under de facto house arrest since last year, according to his friends and family.The fate of 88-year-old Dr Jiang Yanyong, a retired general in the People’s Liberation Army, has been brought under the spotlight after a whistleblower doctor, ...
Tags: Science, China, World news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Doctors, Tiananmen Square protests 1989, Sars, Tiananmen Square, People 's Liberation Army, Coronavirus outbreak, Li Wenliang, Jiang Yangyong, Jiang Yanyong


Britons arrive from Wuhan as coronavirus kills more than Sars

Further 81 deaths confirmed in China’s Hubei province, taking global total to at least 800A plane carrying British citizens evacuated from the coronavirus-hit Chinese city of Wuhan has landed in Oxfordshire.The flight, with more than 200 people on board including some foreign nationals, arrived at RAF Brize Norton shortly before 7.30am on Sunday. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Biology, China, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Wuhan, Oxfordshire, Hubei Province, RAF Brize Norton, Coronavirus outbreak


Coronavirus global death toll overtakes Sars epidemic

Further 81 deaths confirmed in China’s Hubei province, taking global total past 800The number of people killed by the coronavirus outbreak has overtaken the global death toll of the Sars epidemic, with at least 800 deaths now confirmed.A daily update from Hubei province’s health commission said a further 81 people had died since Friday. The majority of people who have been killed, 780, are from the province. It includes a doctor, Li Wenliang, who died last week and was one of the first people to...
Tags: Science, Biology, China, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Hubei Province, Coronavirus outbreak, Li Wenliang


If China valued free speech, there would be no coronavirus crisis

Country could have contained spread of disease if only it had learned lessons from Sars outbreak The death of the whistleblower Chinese doctor Li Wenliang has aroused strong emotions across China. Social media is awash with posts mourning the death of a martyr who tried to raise alarm over the coronavirus but was taken into a police station instead for “spreading false rumours” and “disrupting social order”.Grief quickly turned into angry demands for free speech. The trending topic “we want free...
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, Biology, China, World news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Coronavirus outbreak, Li Wenliang, China Social


What is coronavirus and how worried should we be?

What are the symptoms caused by the virus from Wuhan in China, how does it spread, and should you call a doctor?Find all our coronavirus coverage hereHow to protect yourself from infectionIt is a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has come from animals. Many of those initially infected either worked or frequently shopped in the Huanan seafood wholesale market in the centre of the Chinese city, which also sold live and newly slaug...
Tags: Science, Biology, China, World news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Wuhan, Coronavirus outbreak



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