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The United States has its first confirmed case of a new virus that appeared in Wuhan, China, last month, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Tuesday.

Hong Kong airline made woman take pregnancy test

A Hong Kong airline forced a Japanese woman to take a pregnancy test before allowing her on a flight to a Pacific island popular with mothers seeking US citizenship for their babies.

US confirms first case of China virus on American soil

US health authorities on Tuesday announced the first case of a person on American soil sickened by a new virus that emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, and intensified airport health screenings.

Peru to install cameras at Machu Picchu after damage

Peru is installing security cameras at its world renowned Machu Picchu site after it was damaged earlier this month by foreign tourists, authorities said Tuesday.

Taiwan reports first case of new SARS-like virus

Taiwan on Tuesday reported its first confirmed case of the new SARS-like coronavirus as the government warned the public against travelling to Chinese city where it emerged.

Asia ramps up defence against coronavirus

Asia stepped up its defences Tuesday against a new SARS-like virus, introducing mandatory screenings at airports of arrivals from high-risk areas of China as authorities move to head off a billowing regional health crisis.

US confirms first case of China virus as death toll reaches six

The United States on Tuesday announced its first case of a new virus that has claimed six lives in China and sickened hundreds, joining countries around the world in ramping up measures to block its spread.

As millions set to travel, China's coronavirus outbreak spreads

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Monday that it’s “extremely crucial” to take every possible measure to combat a new coronavirus that has infected 217 people in the country.

Chinese travellers unfazed as SARS-like virus spreads

An outbreak of a mysterious virus has not deterred millions of people in China from packing into crowded trains as they head home for the Lunar New Year -- but some are donning masks as a precaution.

Spain's 'drunken gummy bears' on edge as Haribo bares its teeth

Ander Mendez and his friends were hoping they'd struck it rich when they came up with the idea of selling alcohol-infused gummy bears -- until they found themselves in the sights of sweet giant Haribo.

SARS-like virus spreads in China, reaches another Asian country

A SARS-like virus has killed a third person, spread around China and reached another Asian country, authorities said Monday, fuelling fears of a major outbreak as millions begin travelling for the Lunar New Year in humanity's biggest migration.

Best and worst U.S. cities for an active lifestyle

The aim to get fit or to lose weight often tops the list of people’s New year resolutions. Like many resolutions, this is one that often gets jettisoned as the year progresses. Where someone lives might make a difference, according to WalletHub.

Heavy snow hampers search for missing S. Korean, Nepal trekkers

Avalanches, heavy snow and poor visibility hampered the search Sunday for four South Koreans and three Nepalis caught in an avalanche in the popular Annapurna region of the Himalayas, officials saidRelatives of the missing Koreans have arrived in Kathm...

China reports 17 new cases of mystery virus

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.

VR’s emerging role in medical detox

There are many types of addiction and overdose and coming off an addictive substance is challenging. To assist with the detox process, medical staff are turning towards virtual reality technology as a solution.

CDC takes steps to screen for new coronavirus at some airports

Public health officials are implementing enhanced health screenings to detect ill travelers traveling to the United States from Wuhan, China, in response to an outbreak of a new type of coronavirus.

New AI partnership to develop cardiovascular medication

The artificial intelligence company Exscientia is to work with pharmaceutical multinational Bayer in order to apply machine learning for the development of a new generation of cardiovascular and cancer medication.

'Hundreds' likely affected by Chinese virus: researchers

The number of people infected by a mystery SARS-like virus that has killed two people in China is likely hundreds more than officially reported, researchers have said.

Q&A: Weight loss app takes alternative route to dieting Special

Many people turn to dieting at this time of year, overcoming the holiday excesses. However, many fad diets simply don't work. Alternative approaches may lie in apps driven by artificial intelligence, according to the CEO of Lifesum.

Spain's Balearic Islands crack down on alcohol-fuelled holidays

Spain's Balearic Islands passed a bill Friday aimed at clamping down on alcohol-fuelled holidays in the Mediterranean archipelago which bans happy hours when drinks are offered a discount and open bars.

12 New York restaurants make Top 50 Iconic U.S. Restaurants list

12 New York restaurants have made the Top 50 "Iconic American Restaurants" list by Rave Reviews. Digital Journal has the scoop.

Factors connected to recovery from anxiety identified

Anxiety disorders are widespread in society, however the factors associated with recovery have proven hard to pinpoint. New research identifies three levels of recovery drawn from a study of the Canadian population.

Thais find second case linked to China mystery virus

Thailand detected its second case of a mysterious SARS-linked virus in a visitor from China, health officials said Friday, as authorities ramp up airport screenings ahead of an expected surge in arrivals for Chinese New Year.

Second person dies from SARS-linked virus in China: official

A second person has died in China from a mysterious SARS-linked virus that has stricken dozens and appeared in two other Asian countries, officials said.

We Are Family Foundation announces Global Teen Leaders for 2020

We Are Family Foundation (WAFF) has announced its global teen leaders for 2020. There are 35 global teens that are taking on the planet's issues.

Sepsis linked to 1-in-5 deaths worldwide: study

Sepsis played a direct role in the deaths of 11 million people in 2017, almost twice as many as previously estimated, according to a study published Thursday.

New research outlines advice for coping with acne

Acne is a common skin condition, affecting people at different ages, and one that can wreak havoc with your self-esteem and often appears at the worst possible time. New research identifies some strategies for dealing with the condition.

Pakistan says Facebook to help in fight against polio

Pakistan says Facebook will help the country in its fight against polio after authorities blamed anti-vaccine content posted last year on the social network site for a leap in the number of cases.

Prince Harry to resurface after royal bombshell

Britain's Prince Harry was to make his first public appearance on Thursday since he and his wife Meghan's bombshell decision to quit as full-time royals.

No business in snow business! Warm weather shutters Japan ski resorts

Record low snowfall in Japan has forced many ski resorts to shut their doors and is threatening a World Cup ski jumping competition, with organisers forced to truck in extra powder.

Anchor Down Seafood Bar & Grill: 2020 Best of Long Island winner Special

Congratulations are in order for Anchor Down Seafood Bar & Grill. This Merrick restaurant won big at the 2020 "Best of Long Island" competition.

In Seychelles, nature is prized above mass tourism

In a shady patch along a pristine white beach on Mahe Island, a radio spits out reggae and snapper sizzles on the barbecue, as Seychelloise Nareen tops up her rum and coke on time off from her job aboard a luxury yacht.

Peru to deport tourists over Machu Picchu damage

Five tourists arrested for damaging Peru's iconic Machu Picchu site will be deported to Bolivia later on Wednesday, police said.A sixth was released from custody and ordered to remain in Machu Picchu pending trial after paying bail of $910.

Q&A: Why trending diets won't work in 2020 Special

Popular diets won’t work in 2020 for people trying to lose weight, according to registered dietitian Kajsa Ernestam. This is because popular diets don’t take into account individual factors.

Mystery China virus patients could have infected family members: officials

A new virus from the same family as the deadly SARS pathogen could have been spread between family members in the Chinese city of Wuhan, local authorities said Wednesday.

Skincare company to boost research using next-generation AI

Beiersdorf is one of the most advanced skincare companies in the world. The company has been using artificial intelligence, in partnership with Insilico Medicine, to improve its range of skincare products.

Harry, Meghan under fire after royal crisis summit

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan faced fresh criticism on Tuesday in the wake an emergency royal summit to discuss their shock withdrawal from frontline royal duties.

Fed up Venezuelans find solace on the beach

When Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido called for street protests at the weekend in a bid to rekindle popular outrage against President Nicolas Maduro, only a few hundred people turned up.

Six tourists arrested after feces found in sacred Machu Picchu area

Six tourists, including a French woman, have been arrested over accusations that they damaged Peru's cultural heritage by defecating in a sacred temple at the iconic Machu Picchu sanctuary.

First case of mystery SARS-like virus found outside China

A new virus from the same family as the deadly SARS disease has spread beyond China's borders for the first time with a case emerging in Thailand, UN and Thai officials said on Monday.

Review: Mediterranean Salad and Corfu Pasta at Aegean Cafe on Long Island Special

On January 11, this journalist was afforded the privilege to dine at the Greek eatery Aegean Cafe in Sayville on Long Island.
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