Replacing bar meetups with virtual happy hours might offer a much-needed salve during the novel coronavirus pandemic, but downing too much alcohol could also reduce your immune system’s ability to fight off infectious diseases, according to numerous studies.

Uninspired by the idea of singing Happy Birthday ad nauseam while you wash your hands for at least seconds? Try handwashing to the hits! William Gibson's Wash Your Lyrics tool will convert any song to hand-washing posters. Think Stayin’ Alive. Down with Disease. Don’t…

A coronavirus outbreak that began in a seafood and animal market in Wuhan, China in December 2019 has spread to other countries and led experts to worry about the potential for a severe pandemic. This FAQ provides the basics of what a coronavirus is, how it’s transmitted…

COVID-19’s spread on cruise ships is raising tough questions about how to track the disease and what’s the best approach to quarantines.  

While the global health community has mobilized swiftly against the Wuhan coronavirus,  preventable childhood pneumonia kills more than 800,000 children each year—making it more lethal than HIV, malaria, and tuberculosis combined. 

Topping the list of people eager for an official name for nCoV2019: The makers of Corona beer.BoingBoing has revealed a recent spike in Google searches for “corona beer virus.” Evidently some people believe the Mexican brew is somehow connected to the virus.

Chinese health officials are now warning that the fast-spreading coronavirus could be contagious before symptoms arise, adding to concern that quarantines won’t stop the spread, according to The Washington Post.  

Despite surging case numbers, the coronavirus outbreak is not yet an international health emergency, WHO announced yesterday, STAT reports.   “Make no mistake: This is an emergency in China,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said. “But it has not yet become a global…

Chinese authorities have locked down Wuhan and 2 other cities that are home to 18 million people and the heart of the coronavirus outbreak, the AP reports. The unprecedented quarantine nixes residents' travel plans for the Lunar New Year holiday, which leads to an estimated…