Wuhan Coronavirus Death Toll Rises to 106 in China as CDC Confirms 5 Cases in U.S.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed five cases of a SARS-like form of coronavirus in the U.S. On Tuesday, Chinese officials announced 25 additional deaths from the infection, raising the death toll to 106. The disease, which is believed to have originated in a seafood market in the Chinese central city of Wuhan, has infected a few thousand people across China and has also spread to other countries. Chinese officials have confirmed more than 4,400 cases of the novel coronavirus nationwide and more than 2,700 cases in Hubei, the province where Wuhan is located, according to a virus tracker maint...
Source: TIME: Health - January 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor Tags: Uncategorized China Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

Wuhan Coronavirus Infections Have Now Surpassed the Official Number of SARS Cases in China
Chinese officials confirmed Wednesday that the number of people infected by a new form of coronavirus in the country has reached 5,974, a total that surpasses the official cases tallied on the mainland during an outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2002 and 2003. SARS infected 5,237 people in mainland China, and killed almost 800 people across the world. The new SARS-like form of coronavirus has killed 132 people in China. The disease, which is believed to have originated in a seafood market in the Chinese central city of Wuhan, has also spread to other countries, including the U.S., where five cases hav...
Source: TIME: Health - January 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor and Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized China Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

WHO Highlights Human to Human Transmission Concerns From Wuhan Coronavirus as Death Toll Rises to 133
Chinese officials confirmed Wednesday that the number of people infected by a new form of coronavirus in the country has reached more than 6,000, a total that surpasses the official cases tallied on the mainland during an outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2002 and 2003. SARS infected 5,237 people in mainland China, and killed almost 800 people across the world. The new SARS-like form of coronavirus has killed 133 people in China and more than 3,500 cases have been confirmed in Hubei, the province where Wuhan is located, according to a virus tracker maintained by researchers at Johns Hopkins University...
Source: TIME: Health - January 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor and Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV China Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

U.S. Plans Second Evacuation Flight From Wuhan as Coronavirus Death Toll Rises to 170
As China’s new coronavirus outbreak continues to grow, the State Department announced Thursday a second evacuation flight for Americans. China confirmed Thursday that the number of people infected by a new form of coronavirus in the country has increased to more than 7,700, a total that surpasses the official cases tallied on the mainland during the 2003 outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). Then, SARS infected 5,237 people in mainland China and had a global death toll of almost 800. The new SARS-like form of coronavirus has killed 170 people in China. In Hubei province, the epicenter of the outbreak,...
Source: TIME: Health - January 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sanya Mansoor and Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV China Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

Coronavirus: how to protect yourself from infection
World Health Organization recommends people take simple precautions against virus to reduce exposure and transmissionDeath toll jumps to 80 in China – latest updatesThe spread of thecoronavirus across China and to at least 10 other countries including the US, South Korea and Japan has prompted experts and health authorities to offer advice on how to reduce the chances of contracting the illness.All but four of the80 reported deaths so far have been recorded in Hubei province where the outbreak started. Experts have warned, however, that about100,000 people may already be infected– far more than the 2,700 cases reported...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 27, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Justin McCurry Tags: Coronavirus outbreak China Science Asia Pacific World news Health World Health Organization Source Type: news

IHG to waive fees for China hotel stay cancellations amid viral outbreak
InternContinental Hotels Group will allow customers to change or cancel stays scheduled up to Feb. 3 across mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan at no additional cost, the company said on its official WeChat account on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The Wuhan Coronavirus Is Spreading Fast. Will Doctors Be Able to Find a Treatment Before the Outbreak Ends?
Cases of a novel pneumonia-like illness that originated in Wuhan, China in December have now been confirmed in South Korea, Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, Macau—and, as of Jan. 21, the U.S. The virus’ geographic reach, as well as its newly discovered ability to spread via person-to-person contact, has health officials worried about the prospect of globals spread. As health officials scramble to learn more about the virus and is origins, researchers are simultaneously turning to the question of how to develop a vaccine or therapy that could help contain transmission worldwide—a feat that experts say is technical...
Source: TIME: Health - January 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Infectious Disease Source Type: news

Macau confirms first new coronavirus case: Xinhua
Macau confirmed on Wednesday its first case of pneumonia linked to an outbreak of a new coronavirus strain in the central mainland China city of Wuhan, China's state news agency Xinhua said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Md. biotech outlines path for blood cancer drug, including in China
Rockville biotech GlycoMimetics Inc. has entered into a license agreement worth $189 million or more with a West Coast company. The deal gives cancer therapy biopharma Apollomics Inc. of Foster City, California exclusive rights to develop and commercialize GlycoMimetics' blood cancer drug in greater China, which encompasses mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau, the company said Monday. GlycoMimetics (NASDAQ: GLYC) w ill receive $9 million in cash upfront and around $180 million in milestone… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 6, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Md. biotech outlines path for blood cancer drug, including in China
Rockville biotech GlycoMimetics Inc. has entered into a license agreement worth $189 million or more with a West Coast company. The deal gives cancer therapy biopharma Apollomics Inc. of Foster City, California exclusive rights to develop and commercialize GlycoMimetics' blood cancer drug in greater China, which encompasses mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau, the company said Monday. GlycoMimetics (NASDAQ: GLYC) w ill receive $9 million in cash upfront and around $180 million in milestone… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

AstraZeneca amends collaboration with Ironwood for Linzess in China
AstraZeneca has amended its collaboration agreement with Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Ironwood) in China mainland, China Hong Kong and China Macau for Linzess (linaclotide), a first-in-class new treatment for patients with irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C). (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - September 19, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured AstraZeneca Business and Industry Source Type: news

Researchers elucidate mechanism between exercise and improved motor learning
(Guangdong-Hongkong-Macau Institute of CNS Regeneration,Jinan University) Researchers in Jinan University, China has identified a critical molecular pathway that underlies exercise-improved neural plasticity and cognitive functions. This finding will benefit the future development of exercise intervention in ameliorating psychiatric disorders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The association between substance abuse and sexual misconduct among Macau youths - Lo TW, Tse JWL, Cheng CHK, Chan GHY.
This study investigates how peer influence, school attachment, and substance abuse are related to sexual behavior, with particular interest in exploring the relationship between substance abuse and sexual misconduct, while using a stratified random sample ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Another Grand Canyon Visitor Dies in Fall from Edge
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Another visitor to Grand Canyon National Park has died after falling over the edge of the South Rim, authorities said Tuesday. A 70-year-old woman fell about 200 feet (61 meters) over the rim, the second over-the-edge death this month within the confines of the park, according to Grand Canyon officials. The woman had been walking about 200 to 300 feet (61 to 91 meters) off a trail along the South Rim about a mile (1.6 kilometers) east of Mather Point. Park rangers got a call just after 1 p.m. that she needed help west of a popular overlook called Pipe Creek Vista. "She fell b...
Source: JEMS Operations - April 24, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Operations Source Type: news

Another Grand Canyon Visitor Dies in Fall from Edge
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Another visitor to Grand Canyon National Park has died after falling over the edge of the South Rim, authorities said Tuesday. A 70-year-old woman fell about 200 feet (61 meters) over the rim, the second over-the-edge death this month within the confines of the park, according to Grand Canyon officials. The woman had been walking about 200 to 300 feet (61 to 91 meters) off a trail along the South Rim about a mile (1.6 kilometers) east of Mather Point. Park rangers got a call just after 1 p.m. that she needed help west of a popular overlook called Pipe Creek Vista. "She fell b...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 24, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Rescue & Vehicle Extrication News Operations Source Type: news