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US State Department charter flight to depart China amid coronavirus outbreak

US State Department charter flight to depart China amid coronavirus outbreak

A California-bound flight chartered by the US State Department was scheduled to leave the city at the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in China on Wednesday morning local time, a department official said. About 240 Americans could be on the flight from Wuhan Tianhe International Airport. It will stop to refuel in Anchorage, Alaska, before…MORE

Ivory Coast tests first person in Africa for coronavirus

Ivory Coast tests first person in Africa for coronavirus

Health authorities in Ivory Coast are investigating a suspected case of Wuhan coronavirus in a female student who arrived from China, officials have said. The student, whom authorities have not named, is the first person to be tested for the virus on the continent. The virus has killed at least 80 people in the mainland…MORE

What we know about the coronavirus cases in the US

What we know about the coronavirus cases in the US

There are at least five confirmed cases of the Wuhan coronavirus in the US, a number the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicts will continue to climb. The novel coronavirus, which has sickened thousands and killed at least 80 people in China, belongs to a large family of viruses that mostly sicken animals. But…MORE

If you want your kid to eat healthier, let them watch certain cooking shows

If you want your kid to eat healthier, let them watch certain cooking shows

If you want your kids to make healthier food choices, have them watch more television — certain cooking shows, anyway. A recent study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior found that children who watched a cooking program that featured healthy foods were more than twice as likely to choose them for a…MORE

China’s unprecedented quarantines could have wider consequences, experts say

China’s unprecedented quarantines could have wider consequences, experts say

With Chinese authorities warning the coronavirus outbreak is accelerating, placing millions of people in more than a dozen Chinese cities under intense travel restrictions might seem like a good idea. But historically a mass quarantine is an aggressive response that’s far from perfect. In the past it has led to political, financial and social consequences.…MORE