Confusion and lost time: how testing woes slowed China’s coronavirus response

BEIJING (Reuters) - Yang Zhongyi was still waiting on Monday for a coronavirus test in the Chinese city of Wuhan two weeks after she started to show signs of a fever, even though doctors privately told her family that she...

Eating one egg a day is ‘fine’ for your heart health, study says

TORONTO -- Concerned that your love for dietary cholesterol-rich eggs could end up hurting your heart? It’s time to breathe a sigh of relief: scientists say that an egg a day is fine, and won’t increase your risk of cardiovascular...

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,...

China virus death toll passes 100 as U.S., Canada issue travel warning

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The United States warned against travel to China on Monday and Canada issued a more narrow travel warning as the death toll from the spreading coronavirus passed 100, with tens of millions stranded during the biggest holiday...

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...
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