Science & Health

Medical staff transfer a patient at the Jinyintan hospital, where the patients with pneumonia caused by the new strain of coronavirus are being treated, in Wuhan, Hubei province, China, Jan.20, 2020.
Total number of cases rises to nearly 300 in China, with new confirmed cases in South Korea, Thailand and Japan, sparking fears of global epidemic
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Tue, 01/21/2020 - 01:42
Number of New Virus Infections Triples in China
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Scientists have also confirmed that the new strain of coronavirus can be spread from human to human, which is bad news for China as it prepares for the Spring Holiday.
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Mon, 01/20/2020 - 22:27
People wear face masks as haze continue to blanket Thailand's capital in Bangkok on January 20, 2020. (Photo by Romeo GACAD /…
Bangkok residents fume over the ineffectiveness of government measures to combat the problem
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Mon, 01/20/2020 - 21:04
Travelers wear face masks as they walk outside of the Beijing Railway Station in Beijing, Jan. 20, 2020.
Health officials report large spike in cases of the virus, including the first cases in Beijing and Shanghai
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Mon, 01/20/2020 - 11:47
Medical staff transport a patient to Jinyintan Hospital, where patients infected by a mysterious SARS-like virus are being treated, in Wuhan, in China's central Hubei province, Jan. 18, 2020.
President Xi Jinping says that it's 'extremely crucial' to take every possible measure to combat a new coronavirus that has infected more than 200 people in the country
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Mon, 01/20/2020 - 09:26
Researchers Find Breathing Problems Could Start In Your Stomach
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Asthma can usually be controlled with an inhaler, or, sometimes, with medication. When neither works, it might be that the patient doesn't have asthma at all. VOA's Carol Pearson reports that researchers have found another disease with the same symptoms as asthma actually starts in the stomach.
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Mon, 01/20/2020 - 02:22
Medical staff transport a patient to Jinyintan Hospital, where patients infected by a mysterious SARS-like virus are being treated, in Wuhan, in China's central Hubei province, Jan. 18, 2020.
More than 200 cases so far in central city of Wuhan; officials know very little about the new coronavirus
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Sun, 01/19/2020 - 18:19
Flu Scare: Passengers from China Province Screened at 3 US Airports
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Passengers from a city in central China are having their temperatures taken by health officials when they land in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York
A senior adult receives a flu vaccine during the Flu + You clinic sponsored by the National Council on Aging and Sanofi Pasteur…
The idea is based on something called attitudinal inoculation, a technique that seeks to build people's resistance to negative influences
Masood Farivar
Sun, 01/19/2020 - 04:54
People attend a climate change protest in Brussels, Belgium, Dec. 8, 2019.
Steps taken so far will not stop the climate impacts we’re already seeing from becoming much worse — but still, more action is required
VOA science Correspondent Steve Baragona
Sun, 01/19/2020 - 09:04
A vendor gives out copies of newspaper with a headlines of "Wuhan break out a new type of coronavirus, Hong Kong prevent SARS…
There is no evidence of human-to-human spread of the new coronavirus, but this possibility cannot be ruled out: WHO
Lisa Schlein
Sat, 01/18/2020 - 08:47
Travelers pass by a health checkpoint before entering immigration at the international airport in Beijing, Jan. 13, 2020.
Passengers say screening includes filling out forms with basic information and having their temperature taken before being allowed to leave airport; China, however, says four more people diagnosed with virus
Michelle Quinn
Sat, 01/18/2020 - 06:35
A man leaves the Wuhan Medical Treatment Centre, where a man who died from a respiratory illness was confined, in the city of…
The latest cases bring to 45 the number of people who have contracted the illness
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Sat, 01/18/2020 - 04:42
Pedestrians wear protective masks as they walk through a shopping district in Tokyo, Jan. 16, 2020.
Two people have died from the new virus, which is closely related to the SARS virus; in all, dozens of people have been stricken
VOA science Correspondent Steve Baragona
Sat, 01/18/2020 - 00:06
Pedestrians wear protective masks in as they walk through a shopping district in Tokyo Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. Japan's government…
The virus, first identified in central China, has killed two and sickened dozens
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Fri, 01/17/2020 - 21:02