China sees fall in coronavirus deaths but WHO urges caution

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China reported its fewest new infections of coronavirus since January and its fewest deaths for a week, but the World Health Organization said data suggesting the epidemic had slowed... Read more »

Fitness app Strava finds love-hate relationship with running

LONDON (Reuters) – Only a fraction of people who run do so because they love it, and most are motivated by boosting their body image and improving their heart and mental health,... Read more »

Airlines suspend China flights due to coronavirus outbreak

(Reuters) – Airlines are suspending flights to China in the wake of the new coronavirus outbreak. Below are details (in alphabetical order): AIRLINES THAT HAVE CANCELLED ALL CHINA FLIGHTS -American Airlines –... Read more »

Countries evacuating nationals from coronavirus-hit areas

(Reuters) – A growing number of countries around the world are evacuating or planning to evacuate diplomatic staff and citizens from parts of China and a cruise ship in Japan hit by... Read more »

Japan says 88 more virus cases confirmed on quarantined ship

TOKYO — Japanese health authorities said Tuesday they have confirmed 88 more cases of the new virus on a quarantined cruise ship near Tokyo. The new cases bring the total on the... Read more »

Later bedtime linked with obesity for children under 6, study finds

A new study has linked a later bedtime with an increased risk of obesity for kids — although the researchers say parents shouldn’t rush to put their preschoolers to sleep earlier as... Read more »

Head of hospital dies in coronavirus epicenter; global economic impact spreads

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The head of a leading hospital in China’s central city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, died of the disease on Tuesday as Apple Inc warned its... Read more »

Taiwan to evacuate citizens from virus-stricken cruiseship in Japan

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan said on Tuesday it would charter a plane to evacuate its citizens from the Diamond Princess cruise liner quarantined off the Japanese port of Yokohama due to a... Read more »

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 »