Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Australia warns virus pandemic now 'upon us'

Australia's prime minister said the country considered the new coronavirus to be a pandemic Thursday, going a step beyond the WHO as he extended a travel ban on visitors from China.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

First Russian citizen is diagnosed with COVID-19

A Russian woman aboard the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan has become the first Russian citizen to be diagnosed with COVID-19, Russia said Monday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Australia extends ban on visitors from China

Australia on Thursday announced a ban on travellers from China would extend for at least a week beyond Saturday's planned deadline, as the death toll from the coronavirus soared.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

2 patients in Russia with COVID-19 have fully recovered

Two Chinese nationals hospitalized with COVID-19 in Russia last month have fully recovered from the disease and were discharged from hospitals this week, officials said.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Chinese doctor who sounded the alarm about the virus dies

A Chinese doctor who got in trouble with authorities in the communist country for sounding an early warning about the coronavirus outbreak died Friday after coming down with the illness.

Ophthalmology

High incidence of myopia among chinese schoolchildren

(HealthDay)—The incidence of myopia among Chinese students may be as high as 20 to 30 percent each year from first grade onward, according to a study published online July 5 in JAMA Ophthalmology.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hundreds of Chinese students hospitalised for norovirus: Xinhua

Almost 400 Chinese students were hospitalised following an outbreak of the highly contagious and sometimes deadly stomach bug norovirus in a school in the country's northeast, state media reported Thursday.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Fluent English speakers translate into Chinese automatically

Over half the world's population speaks more than one language. But it's not clear how these languages interact in the brain. A new study, which will be published in an upcoming issue of Psychological Science, a journal of ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

US, Chinese children differ in commitment to parents over time

According to a new study, American, but not Chinese, children's sense of responsibility to their parents tends to decline in the seventh and eighth grades, a trend that coincides with declines in their academic performance.

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