China’s Hubei province says 100 dead, 2,714 total cases in virus outbreak

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang wearing a mask and protective suit speaks to medical workers as he visits the Jinyintan hospital where the patients of the new coronavirus are being treated following the outbreak, in Wuhan, Hubei province, China January 27,...

Germany identifies first case of deadly coronavirus

(Reuters) - Germany has declared its first confirmed case of the deadly coronavirus that broke out in China. Bavaria’s health department said late on Monday that a man in the town of Starnberg, 30 kilometers (19 miles) southwest of Munich,...

Can face masks protect you from the coronavirus? Experts weigh in

TORONTO -- Some Canadians concerned about coronavirus in the wake of one confirmed and another presumptive case in Canada have been strapping on surgical masks to go outside. But can these face masks actually guard against the virus? According to...

China’s Tianjin to set up dedicated hospital to treat coronavirus patients

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The city of Tianjin in northern China will establish a dedicated hospital to treat people infected by the coronavirus as part of a “wartime mechanism” to fight the disease, a government-owned paper said on Tuesday, citing the...

Mexico anti-obesity activists win fight for food warnings

MEXICO CITY -- After a decade of fighting for stronger food labeling standards in one of the most obese countries in the world, Mexican activists celebrated Monday over a new rule that will require warning labels on high-calorie products. The...

Online claims that Chinese scientists stole coronavirus from Winnipeg lab have ‘no factual basis’

This photo of medical staff attending to patients was uploaded to the Weibo social media platform by the Central Hospital of Wuhan on Saturday. The city of Wuhan is the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak. (The Central Hospital of Wuhan...

Online claims that Chinese scientists stole virus from Winnipeg lab have ‘no factual basis’

This photo of medical staff attending to patients was uploaded to the Weibo social media platform by the Central Hospital of Wuhan on Saturday. The city of Wuhan is the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak. (The Central Hospital of Wuhan...

UK healthcare cost agency rejects J&J’s nasal spray for depression

(Reuters) - Britain’s healthcare cost agency on Tuesday recommended against including Johnson & Johnson’s nasal spray for depression, Spravato, in the country’s healthcare network, citing uncertainties over its clinical and cost effectiveness. FILE PHOTO: The Johnson & Johnson logo is...

U.S., Canada warn against China travel as virus spreads, markets slide

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The United States warned against travel to China on Monday and Canada issued a more narrow travel warning as a spreading coronavirus outbreak has killed 81 people, stranded tens of millions during the biggest holiday of the...

Beer, wine, spirit makers pledge age-restriction labels on drinks

FILE PHOTO: Outside view of a restaurant's wall decorated with hundred of bottles in Paris, France, July 5, 2017. REUTERS/Charles Platiau BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Twelve leading beer, wine and spirits companies have pledged to put clear age-restriction labels on their...
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