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Global concerns grow as China virus spreads

Wuhan (China), (AFP): The rapid spread of a deadly virus across China caused growing global alarm on Monday, with Germany advising citizens to avoid the country, Mongolia closing its border and other nations racing to evacuate citizens trapped at the epicentre of the epidemic. The coronavirus has..

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China extends Lunar New Year holiday as new virus toll rises Sunday, January 26th, 2020

By JOE McDONALD, BEIJING (AP): China on Monday expanded sweeping efforts to contain a viral disease by postponing the end of this week’s Lunar New Year holiday to keep the public at home and avoid spreading infection as the death toll rose to 80. Hong Kong announced it would bar entry to..

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Nepal confirms case of Corona Virus Infection Friday, January 24th, 2020

KATHMANDU: An infection of corona-virus has also been detected in Nepal. The infection of the virus was confirmed in a Chinese national who was in Nepal some two weeks ago. At a press meet on Friday, the Ministry of Health and Population confirmed that infection of coronavirus was detected in a..

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China expands lockdown against virus, fast-tracks hospital

By YANAN WANG, BEIJING (AP): China expanded its lockdown against the deadly new virus to an unprecedented 36 million people and rushed to build a prefabricated, 1,000-bed hospital for victims Friday as the outbreak cast a pall over Lunar New Year, the country’s biggest, most festive holiday. The..

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Cases of new viral respiratory illness rise sharply in China Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020

By KEN MORITSUGU, BEIJING (AP): Chinese health authorities urged people in the city of Wuhan to avoid crowds and public gatherings, after warning that a new viral illness that has infected more than 400 people and killed at least 17 could spread further. The appeal came as the World Health..

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China coronavirus claims 4th victim as more screenings added Monday, January 20th, 2020

By YANAN WANG and KEN MORITSUGU, BEIJING (AP): A fourth person has died in an outbreak of a new coronavirus in China, authorities said Tuesday, as more places stepped up medical screening of travelers from the country as it enters its busiest travel period. The increased control measures followed..

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China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing Sunday, January 19th, 2020

BEIJING (AP): China reported Monday a sharp rise in the number of people infected with a new coronavirus, including the first cases in the capital. The outbreak coincides with the country’s busiest travel period, as millions board trains and planes for the Lunar New Year holidays. Health..

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China reports 17 new cases of mystery virus

BEIJING, (AFP): China reported 17 new cases of the mysterious SARS-like virus on Sunday, including three people in serious condition, heightening fears ahead of China's Lunar New Year holiday when hundreds of millions of people move around the country. The new coronavirus strain has caused alarm..

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US to screen airline passengers from China for new illness Friday, January 17th, 2020

By MIKE STOBBE, NEW YORK (AP): Three U.S. airports will screen passengers arriving from central China for a new virus that has sickened dozens, killed two and prompted worries about an international outbreak, health officials said Friday. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials say..

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Second person dies from mystery virus in China: official Thursday, January 16th, 2020

HUANAN, (AFP): A second person has died in China from a mystery virus that has stricken dozens and appeared in two other Asian countries, officials said. Local authorities said a 69-year-old man died on Wednesday in Wuhan, the central Chinese city believed to be the epicentre of an outbreak of a..

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Sex delays menopause, study finds Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

PARIS, (AFP): Women approaching menopause who have frequent sex are less likely to cross that threshold than women of the same age who are not as active sexually, researchers said Wednesday. On average, intimate relations at least once a week reduced the chances of entering menopause by 28 percent..

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393 inmates suffering from mental problems Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

KATHMANDU: As many as 393 inmates serving jail term for various crimes at Nakkhu jail have been found suffering from mental illness. Out of the total 1547 inmates, 393 have shown some kind of mental illness, according to the jail authorities. Information Officer at jail, Dr Narendra Pariyar shared..

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China has pain pill addicts too, but no one’s counting them Monday, December 30th, 2019

By ERIKA KINETZ, SHANGHAI (AP): Wu Yi was supposed to die. At age 26, his cancer was spreading. His doctor gave him five years to live and a prescription for OxyContin. Six years later, he was still alive. And still taking OxyContin. Wu said his doctor told him that OxyContin is not addictive,..

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Humla villages under grip of seasonal health problems Saturday, December 28th, 2019

SIMIKOT: All health facilities in seven rural municipalities in Humla are dealing with an increased number of people with complains of winter-related health issues as the winter season is about hit its peak. The district was struck by a heavy snowfall in the second week of December, triggering..

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TU increases amount size of student medical expenses Saturday, December 7th, 2019

KATHMANDU: The Tribhuvan University (TU) has increased the amount of medical expenses being given to its students by hundred percent beginning from the current fiscal year. Now, students of TU constitute campuses can claim up to Rs 100 thousand each as medical expenses, said TU registrar Dilliram..

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India bans herb import from Nepal Sunday, November 17th, 2019

BANKE: The export of Nepali herbal (jadibuti), which has been put on hold for the past one year due to obstruction of Indian plant quarantine, has yet to resume. Publishing a notice in the gazette on 1 October 2019, the Government of India had issued a new list of herbals to be imported from..

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Will the Coronavirus Cause a Major Growth Slowdown in China? Monday, January 27th, 2020

The panic generated by the new coronavirus, 2019-nCov, which originated in Wuhan, one of China’s largest cities and a major domestic transport hub, reminds many of the..