Virus claims life of hospital director in hard-hit Wuhan

As a mysterious new virus enveloped central China’s Wuhan early this year, Liu Zhiming mobilized all the resources of his hospital in the city’s Wuchang district to deal with the thousands of... Read more »

Dinosaur found with signs of tumour-causing disease that afflicts humans today

Fossils from a hapless hadrosaur from Alberta show telltale signs of a disease that causes tumours in human children, showing the affliction has been around since at least the Age of Dinosaurs,... Read more »

Japan targets HIV drug trials to fight coronavirus; cruise ship evacuations continue

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan plans to trial HIV medications to treat patients infected with coronavirus as its growing number of cases poses an increasing threat to the economy and public health, the... Read more »

Southeast Asia’s tourist hubs court local market as coronavirus shuts Chinese out

MANILA (Reuters) – Southeast Asia’s holiday hotspots, hit by billions in lost business from Chinese tourists, are turning to markets closer to home to soften the blow from travel restrictions caused by... Read more »

B.C. nurse suspended for stealing ‘significant amount’ of drugs for personal use

VICTORIA — A registered nurse in British Columbia has been suspended for stealing a “significant amount” of drugs from a health-care facility for personal use, according to a decision by the B.C.... Read more »

Virus fears rise after Cambodia’s acceptance of cruise ship

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA — The feel-good story of how Cambodia allowed a cruise ship to dock after it was turned away elsewhere in Asia for fear of spreading a new disease took... Read more »

Factbox: Countries evacuating nationals from China coronavirus areas

(Reuters) – A growing number of countries around the world are evacuating or planning to evacuate diplomatic staff and citizens from parts of China hit by the new coronavirus. FILE PHOTO: Nepalese... Read more »

Smokers with HIV have higher incidents of lung disease: study

TORONTO — Smokers living with HIV in Ontario are diagnosed with chronic lung disease more often and earlier than HIV-negative people, according to a new study. Researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital in... Read more »

Infants exposed to cleaning supplies more susceptible to asthma, study finds

TORONTO — New research suggests infants who are exposed to cleaning products are more likely to develop asthma and wheeze later in life. The study, published Tuesday in the Canadian Medical Association... Read more »

Gyms in China livestream routines as coronavirus keeps patrons away

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – “Stand in front of a chair. Chest up, core tight and square your pelvis,” said Heidi Liu, a pilates instructor at a studio in Shanghai, as she demonstrated a... Read more »