Medical schools and students are grappling with an unsettling practice: Performing pelvic exams on unconscious, non-consenting patients.
The mandate came as the Chinese government disclosed that hundreds of medical workers who had been helping combat the coronavirus outbreak had become infected and at least six had died.
Passengers and crew members quarantined off Japan were told by the American Embassy that a chartered flight would arrive on Sunday to take them back to the United States.
As passengers were evacuated from one ship in Japan, health officials scrambled to test people on another, in Cambodia.
China’s National Health Commission on Monday reported 2,048 new cases of coronavirus infections and 105 new deaths over the previous 24 hours.
The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Global Health Protection talks about the coronavirus and her organization’s efforts to keep people safe when they travel.
The number of cases surged again in Hubei Province, the epicenter of the epidemic. The authorities are taking a high-tech approach to figuring out who has visited there.
The World Health Organization said China’s drastic limits on people’s movement had helped, but experts cautioned against predicting that the worst was over.
Why Alan Lightman, astrophysicist turned writer, traded black holes for black ink.
The United Arab Emirates used a novel approach to build the Hope spacecraft, which launches for the red planet this summer.
In what is known as an occultation, Mars will briefly be blocked by the moon on Tuesday morning.
The Roman admiral and scholar died during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Might this really be his cranium?
Americans boarded two flights chartered by the State Department and headed to the United States after the number of coronavirus cases aboard the Diamond Princess grew to 355.
The red supergiant is no closer to exploding, it seems. It also no longer appears round.
Some odors are more heinous than others. Then there’s Stench Soup.
Needles and pigments are helping medical patients heal emotionally.
The South Korean film made history at the Academy Awards. Are we finally ready to embrace subtitles?
While seeking to reconcile science and religion, Father Coyne also vigorously supported Darwin and challenged believers in intelligent design.
The death of an 80-year-old Chinese tourist in a Paris hospital was the first known fatality from the new virus outside Asia.
Some tests distributed by the agency deliver “inconclusive” readings. The C.D.C. will need to ship new ingredients, further delaying results.
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