Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

China virus epicentre Wuhan raises death toll by 50%

China's coronavirus ground-zero city of Wuhan on Friday admitted missteps in tallying its death toll as it abruptly raised the count by 50 percent—and as world doubts mounted about how transparent China has been during ...

Oncology & Cancer

Climate change will give rise to more cancers

Climate change will bring an acute toll worldwide, with rising temperatures, wildfires and poor air quality, accompanied by higher rates of cancer, especially lung, skin and gastrointestinal cancers, according to a new report ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Taiwan hits out at China virus travel bans

Taiwan on Tuesday hit out at countries that "confuse" it with China after the Philippines became the latest to impose a travel ban on the island over the deadly coronavirus outbreak.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO urges calm as China virus death toll reaches 2,000

The death toll from the new coronavirus outbreak surged to 2,000 on Wednesday, as Chinese and international health officials warned against excessive measures to contain the epidemic.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The keys to preventing future pandemics

The international community needs to be warned that future pandemics could occur more frequently and affect the global economy with more devastating impact than COVID-19, the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Foxconn to start making face masks alongside iPhones in China

Foxconn will start manufacturing surgical face masks alongside Apple products at its Shenzhen factory, the world's biggest contract electronics maker announced Thursday in response to the deadly novel coronavirus outbreak.

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