Health

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has caught a second wind with new outbreaks in Italy, South Korea and Iran. Since December last year, the virus has infected at least 80,248 people and killed more than...

(Reuters) – A growing number of countries around the world are evacuating or planning to evacuate diplomatic staff and citizens from areas hit by the new coronavirus. Following are some countries’...

MILAN (Reuters) – The death toll in Europe’s largest coronavirus outbreak rose to seven on Monday and new cases climbed above 220 as Italy shut down much of its wealthy north to curb the disease’s...

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has infected more than 200 people in Italy, marking the third biggest outbreak outside of mainland China. The news comes as Italian officials have confirmed a fifth death...

The coronavirus warning comes after a surge in infections hit Italy and South Korea on the weekend. Chinese scientists have confirmed a case of an asymptomatic carrier infecting five family members in...

The coronavirus disease (COVD-19) has infected nearly 80,000 people worldwide after it first emerged in China last December. The epidemic, which has killed more than 2,600, has caught a second wind with...

VIENNA (Reuters) – Austria suspended train services over the Alps to Italy for about four hours late on Sunday before restarting them after two travellers tested negative for coronavirus. A train...

MILAN (Reuters) – Some people fled, some stocked up on essentials, others simply called for calm after authorities imposed stringent measures on swathes of northern Italy to try to halt an outbreak...

Coronavirus has claimed the lives of at least 2,468 victims, leading scientist to race to learn about the source of the deadly disease. Now a new study by a team of Chinese scientists indicates coronavirus...

The molecule, halicin, has previously been a candidate for treating diabetes, tuberculosis and many other robust microbes. The discovery comes at a time when antibiotics are becoming increasingly difficult...

BEIJING (Reuters) – China reported a sharp fall in new deaths and cases of the coronavirus on Saturday, but world health officials warned it was too early to make predictions about the outbreak as...

The WHO years ago cautioned a deadly “Disease X” could spark an international contagion. The new coronavirus, with its ability to suddenly morph from mild to deadly, is emerging as a contender. From...

MILAN (Reuters) – A second patient infected with the new coronavirus has died in Italy, ANSA news agency reported citing healthcare sources, as an outbreak spreads in the north of the country with...

Up to one in five Lyme disease patients do not respond to antibiotics, stressing the need for alternative treatment. The tick induced illness, which can trigger exhaustion and joint pain, affects as many...

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon confirmed its first coronavirus case on Friday and said it was monitoring two other potential cases after a 45-year-old woman arriving from Iran on Thursday tested positive,...

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – A shortage of labour and electrical power outlets in backed-up Chinese ports as a result of the coronavirus outbreak is disrupting shipments of frozen durian from Malaysia...