How deadly is new coronavirus? It’s still too early to tell

Washington: Scientists can’t tell yet how deadly the new virus that’s spreading around the globe really is — and deepening the mystery, the fatality rate differs even within China. Bruce Aylward, Team Lead WHO-China joint mission on COVID-19, speaks to the media about the COVID-19 after returning from China, during a press conference, at headquarters More...

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By Ila Choudhary On Tuesday, February 18th, 2020
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Vegetarian diet may reduce risk of heart disease: Study

Washington: Reducing meat intake, and following a plant-based diet can decrease the risk of heart ailments, according to study which suggests this change can minimize the adverse effects of the microbes living in More...

By Ila Choudhary On Saturday, February 15th, 2020
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WHO chief says coronavirus still an emergency for China

Munich: The coronavirus outbreak is still an emergency for China and it is impossible to tell where the epidemic will spread, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organisation, said on More...

By Ila Choudhary On Saturday, February 15th, 2020
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China sees big drop in new virus cases; France reports death

Beijing: China reported 143 virus deaths and a dip in new cases Saturday while the government announced new anti-disease measures as businesses reopen following sweeping controls that idled much of the economy. Travelers More...

By Manish Sen On Friday, February 14th, 2020
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Virus infects more than 1,700 health workers in China, 6 die

Beijing: More than 1,700 Chinese medical workers have been infected by the new virus that has killed nearly 1,400 people and spread to other parts of Asia and as far as the U.S. and Europe, a senior Chinese official More...

By Manish Sen On Friday, February 7th, 2020
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Experts scramble, but new virus vaccine may not come in time

Washington: The flu-like virus that exploded from China has researchers worldwide once again scrambling to find a vaccine against a surprise health threat, with no guarantee one will arrive in time. Frederic Tangy, More...

By Ila Choudhary On Wednesday, February 5th, 2020
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Lung cancer rates may be rising in young women across the world: Study

Toronto: Researchers have uncovered a trend of higher lung cancer rates in women compared with men in recent years, contradicting earlier studies which noted that lung cancer rates were converging between sexes. A More...

By Ila Choudhary On Wednesday, February 5th, 2020
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British scientist makes breakthrough in race for coronavirus vaccine: Sky

British scientist Robin Shattock believes he has made a ‘significant breakthrough’ in his research into developing a vaccine for the deadly coronavirus. London: A leading British scientist has made a significant More...

By Manish Sen On Tuesday, February 4th, 2020
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Coronavirus has infected more than 20,600 globally

This handout photo taken and released by Malaysia’s Ministry of Health shows Malaysian nationals being directed onto a bus by health officials in protective suits as they arrived at Kuala Lumpur International More...

By Ila Choudhary On Tuesday, February 4th, 2020
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Hong Kong records first death from new coronavirus; overall toll over 420

Hong Kong/Beijing: Hong Kong reported its first death from the newly identified coronavirus on Tuesday, the second fatality outside mainland China from an outbreak that has killed over 420 people, spread around More...