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Coronavirus may stay for weeks on banknotes and touchscreens

World Oct 12, 2020

Coronavirus may stay for weeks on banknotes and touchscreens

The new coronavirus may remain infectious for weeks on banknotes, glass and other common surfaces, according to research by Australia’s top biosecurity laboratory that highlights risks from paper currency, touchscreen devices and grab handles and rails. Scientists at the Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness showed ...

Coronavirus cases in Wuhan may be nearing peak, study finds

World Feb 9, 2020

Coronavirus cases in Wuhan may be nearing peak, study finds

The new coronavirus may have infected at least 1 in 20 people in Wuhan, the Chinese city at the epicenter of the global outbreak, by the time it peaks in coming weeks, according to scientists modeling its spread. The typically bustling megacity, where the so-called ...

National Nov 3, 2010

Dieting moms' babies underweight

As soon as Keiko Ozaki found out she was pregnant with her second baby, she went on a diet. Ozaki, who teaches jazz dancing in Osaka and weighed 51 kg, said she was chastised by her doctor for gaining weight too quickly during her first ...

Otsuka seen leading race to find TB cure

Business Apr 7, 2009

Otsuka seen leading race to find TB cure

Hiroshi Ishikawa spent half of his career searching for a tuberculosis cure. Now, after a quarter century, he may have the drug industry's most effective weapon to fight resistant strains of the deadly lung disease. In 1982, when tuberculosis was brought under control in developed ...