Category Archives: Medicine

Laos Sentences Eight Members of Mr. X Drug Ring to Death

Authorities in Laos last week sentenced eight people to death for their roles in connection with the major Southeast Asian drug ring run by drug kingpin Xaysana Keopimpha, better known…

Chinese Premier Visits Wuhan as Virus Death Toll Hits 80

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visited the city of Wuhan on Monday to meet with health officials and examine the response to the outbreak of a coronavirus that has killed 80…

Coronavirus Outbreak Raises Health, Economic Concerns in Asia

Southeast Asia’s proximity to China and dependence on that nation for a major share of its economy is raising concerns that the coronavirus outbreak that started there will not only…

Second US Patient Identified With Coronavirus

A second U.S. patient with the new coronavirus was identified Friday, according to health officials.The Chicago, Illinois woman returned January 13 from Wuhan, China showing no signs of the acute…

China Tries to Stop Spread of Virus But No Vaccine in Sight

BEIJING – China has locked down 10 cities out of concern about the spread of the mysterious new coronavirus, which has infected more than 880 people and killed at least…

WHO Welcomes China’s Coronavirus Quarantine

GENEVA – The World Health Organization is welcoming China’s decision to temporarily suspend all transportation in and out of the city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak.WHO Director-General…

China Locking Down Cities With 18 Million Inhabitants to Stop Virus

BEIJING – Chinese authorities Thursday moved to lock down three cities with a combined population of more than 18 million in an unprecedented effort to contain the deadly new virus…

Wuhan Residents Scramble to Leave Virus-Hit City as Shelves Empty

Authorities in central China’s Hubei province on Thursday locked down the provincial capital Wuhan and two neighboring cities, leaving some 18 million people with no way to leave amid the…

Residents of Tibet Return Home to Escape Wuhan Virus

Residents of Tibet now traveling in mainland China are returning home to escape the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus, which has killed at least 17 people with more than 540…