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Israeli flight attendant dies after contracting measles
Rotem Amitai, 43, died Tuesday, according to Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva, Israel. Amitai had traveled from New York to Tel Aviv a few days before developing a fever in March, but it's not clear whether she was infected on a flight,...
Melinda Gates's crusade for an equal world for women
If somebody had asked me to guess what Melinda Gates's book is about, my answer would have been "It's an autobiography" - which means it would have flown off the shelfs by virtue of who she is. However, she penned a book that is a cry fo...
142,000 died from measles last year, WHO estimates
Number of cases reported so far this year is three times higher than at same stage in 2018
In a decade of cybersecurity alarms, these are the breaches that actually mattered
Of the trillions of threats this decade, and the billions of breaches, and the thousands of those breaches that actually made it to the news, here are the six incidents that really mattered.
Social media hosted a lot of fake health news this year. Here's what went most viral.
The most viral health misinformation in 2019 was on the topics of cancer, unproven cures and vaccines, according to NBC's review.
China's Sars-like illness worries health experts
China’s viral pneumonia outbreak may have jumped species barrier, raising fears of pandemic
New China virus: Your questions answered
Over the weekend, the number of people infected with a new virus in China has tripled.
China coronavirus: UK tracing up to 2,000 Wuhan visitors
.Officials are attempting to trace as many as 2,000 visitors who have flown in to the UK from the Chinese city of Wuhan, where the new strain of coronavirus first broke out.
China coronavirus: first cases confirmed in Europe and South Asia, second US patient falls sick with disease
Public health officials verify the first infections in France and Nepal. A woman in her 60s who had recently travelled to Chicago from Wuhan is second confirmed case in US
Here's A Running List Of Disinformation Spreading About The Coronavirus
There are plenty of fake videos and unsourced claims of how many people have been affected.
Angelina Jolie teams up with BBC to fight fake news. Just don’t mention the BBC’s history, kids
The BBC has hired Angelina Jolie to teach kids how to spot fake news and make up their own minds on pressing issues. But given its own history of bias, is the BBC the right authority to lecture children on the real and the fake?
China coronavirus: death toll reaches 131 as number of cases surpasses that of Sars
There are 840 newly confirmed cases in Hubei province, where the outbreak began, Chinese health authorities say. Most patients who have died are older than 60 and had pre-existing conditions, according to local authorities
Statement on the second meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee regarding the outbreak of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
Following the advice of the Emergency Committee today, WHO Director-General has declared the outbreak of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. In China, more than 7700 cases have been confirmed...
U.S. Blog Doxed A Chinese Scientist It Falsely Accused Of Creating The Coronavirus As A Bioweapon
The scientist's name, photo, email, and a telephone number are being spread across American social media.
Coronavirus: how to stay healthy and happy during virus outbreak and flu season, from the vitamins you need to exercise like yoga
Boost your immune system with vitamin C, vitamin D and zinc, one expert says, to decrease the risk of catching the flu. Avoid feeling overwhelmed by acknowledging feelings of anxiety, another says, and you will feel more emotionally stable
What Bill Gates predicted 4 years ego about Coronavirus
In 2014, the world avoided a horrific global outbreak of Ebola, thanks to thousands of selfless health workers - plus, frankly, thanks to some very good luck. In hindsight, we know what we should have done better. So, now's the time, Bil...
Shoddy Coronavirus Studies Are Going Viral And Stoking Panic
Scientists are rapidly posting findings about the new coronavirus outbreak online, accelerating the speed of scientific discoveries -and of misinformation.
Bill Gates Donates $100 Million to Combat Coronavirus
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced on Wednesday that it would donate up to $100 million to help combat the outbreak of a new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that erupted in China’s Wuhan city in December and has so far hospitalized ov...
UK's sexual health is 'not in good shape'
Two leading sexual health charities are calling on the government to invest more in sexual health clinics and sex education in the UK.
Breakthrough made in virus vaccine efforts
A British scientist leading research into a novel coronavirus vaccine claims to have made a breakthrough by rapidly reducing the development time.
Coronavirus: Could it become pandemic?
New coronavirus has now reached more than 20 countries from China, where the epidemic or disease outbreak began over a month ago.
Bill and Melinda Gates have spent billions trying to fix U.S. public education but say it's not having the impact they want
Over the past 20 years, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has spent $53.8 billion on issues ranging from public health to economic development. Some 16% of these funds have been spent on the foundation’s U.S. programs, which focus on...
Ninth coronavirus case found in UK
A woman who flew into London from China a few days ago is being treated for coronavirus, bringing the total number of UK cases to nine.
Coronavirus research ‘breakthrough’: US scientists announce creation of atomic map of virus
The mapping is an important step toward developing a vaccine and treatments. Team from the University of Texas at Austin and the National Institutes of Health published their findings in the journal Science
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