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,...

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...

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...

Factbox: Countries evacuating nationals from China virus areas

(Reuters) - Countries around the world are planning to evacuate diplomatic staff and private citizens from Chinese areas hit by the new coronavirus, which is spreading quickly. FILE PHOTO: A tourists from an Air China flight from Beijing wears a...

Acceleron’s pulmonary hypertension treatment meets main goal, shares soar 79%

(Reuters) - Acceleron Pharma Inc (XLRN.O) said on Monday its investigational treatment for a rare, deadly lung disease called pulmonary arterial hypertension met the main goal in a mid-stage trial, sending its shares surging 79%. The treatment, sotatercept, showed significant...

New York, FTC sue ‘pharma bro’ Shkreli, others over Daraprim price hikes

FILE PHOTO: Former drug company executive Martin Shkreli exits U.S. District Court after being convicted of securities fraud in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, U.S., August 4, 2017. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Martin Shkreli, the...
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