A record-breaking 105 US children have died from flu so far this season
So far this season,105 children have died from the flu, according to data released Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is the highest number of child flu deaths at this point in the season since the CDC started keeping records in 2004, except for the 2009 flu pandemic. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eleven of the 13 'high risk' American cruise ship evacuees test positive for coronavirus
Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Thursday that 11 of the Americans at University of Nebraska's quarantine units are positive for the deadly infection. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This season's flu shot offers 'substantial protection' in a season tough on children
The flu season is still in full swing and it's likely to continue for several more weeks, and if you haven't gotten a flu shot yet, you should, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ige says coronavirus testing in Hawaii should be a ‘national priority’
Gov. David Ige anticipates that Hawaii will be among the first states to be able to test for coronavirus, or COVID-19. Ige said Wednesday that officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other agencies acknowledged that “it would be better for [Hawaii] to have that testing capability.” Ige had met with federal health officials on a recent trip to Washington, D.C., with the National Govern ors Association. “The ability to test in Hawaii, [officials] have acknowledged,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Christina O'Connor Source Type: news

Ige says coronavirus testing in Hawaii should be a ‘national priority’
Gov. David Ige anticipates that Hawaii will be among the first states to be able to test for coronavirus, or COVID-19. Ige said Wednesday that officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other agencies acknowledged that “it would be better for [Hawaii] to have that testing capability.” Ige had met with federal health officials on a recent trip to Washington, D.C., with the National Govern ors Association. “The ability to test in Hawaii, [officials] have acknowledged,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 21, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Christina O'Connor Source Type: news

Flu Vaccine Effectiveness Good This Season, CDC Says Flu Vaccine Effectiveness Good This Season, CDC Says
Preliminary estimates show influenza vaccine effectiveness for 2019-2020 was 55% in children and 45% overall, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 21, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID-19 and Travel: Answers to Travelers' Questions
With COVID-19 disease upending plans and commerce globally, expert advice on how to think about traveling now. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tariro Mzezewa and Sarah Firshein Tags: Travel and Vacations Quarantines Airlines and Airplanes Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Cruises Centers for Disease Control and Prevention World Health Organization Far East, South and Southeast Asia and Pacific Areas Source Type: news

Here ’s How Effective the CDC Says the Flu Vaccine Has Been for Kids This Season
(NEW YORK) — It may end up being a bad flu season for kids, but early signs suggest the vaccine is working OK. The vaccine has been more than 50% effective in preventing flu illness severe enough to send a child to the doctor’s office, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. Health experts consider that pretty good. The vaccines are made each year to protect against three or four different kinds of flu virus. The ingredients are based on predictions of what strains will make people sick the following winter. It doesn’t always work out. This flu season has featured two waves, ea...
Source: TIME: Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mike Stobbe / AP Tags: Uncategorized influenza onetime Source Type: news

Injury prevention at the US-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Sleet D, Ying C, Sauber-Schatz E.
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Source: SafetyLit - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Cruise Passenger Whose Coronavirus Infection Went Undetected Shows It May Not Be Possible to Stop the Outbreak From Spreading
Just the rumor that there could be coronavirus aboard the Westerdam led five ports to deny the luxury cruise ship entry earlier this month. When Cambodia finally agreed to let the vessel dock at Sihanoukville on Feb. 13, the Holland America cruise line and public health officials took precautions to determine if anyone on board was infected with the deadly disease. The ship had already been at sea for 12 days, toward the end of what experts believe to be the incubation period for the COVID-19 virus, and no one aboard had been to China in the previous two weeks. All passengers and crew had their temperatures taken. Upon dis...
Source: TIME: Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime overnight Travel Source Type: news

Influenza Activity in US Remains High, and Still Rising Influenza Activity in US Remains High, and Still Rising
Influenza activity is still high and rose again during the week ending February 8, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 19, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Vape Shops Face a Choice: Close or Rebrand?
Hundreds of stores are stocked almost entirely with flavored nicotine products that will soon be illegal to sell in New Jersey. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tracey Tully Tags: E-Cigarettes Teenagers and Adolescence Smoking and Tobacco Respiratory Diseases Menthol Law and Legislation Nicotine Marijuana Altria Group Inc Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Juul Labs Inc New Jersey Darth Vapor Adam Source Type: news

Fist Bumps vs. Handshakes: How COVID-19 Does —and Doesn’t—Spread
With more than 73,000 people confirmed with COVID-19 infection as of Feb. 18, and nearly 2,000 deaths around the world, questions about how the virus spreads are becoming more urgent. Here’s what you should remember: COVID-19 spreads when the virus responsible for the disease, SARS-CoV-2, a coronavirus, is transmitted by one person to another in respiratory droplets. That means the virus can spread when an infected person coughs or sneezes and releases these droplets into the air, where they are either inhaled by others, or can land on other people’s mouths or noses if they’re near enough—generally ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Infectious Disease Source Type: news

Fundamentals of Emergency Planning for Schools with REMS TA (Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance) Center
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Published: 2/19/2020. This webinar from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ’s Emergency Partners Information Connection discusses the U.S. Department of Education's Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance (REMS TA) Center—the national TA center serving public and nonpublic education agencies with their comprehensive school preparedness effor ts, including school safety, security, and emergency management. The center also provides direct technical assistance in the aftermath of an emergency. (Video or Multime...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

U.S. CDC places 14-day travel restriction on passengers from quarantined cruise ship
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Tuesday all passengers on the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan would be restricted from traveling to the United States for at least 14 days after leaving the ship. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

How to Stop a Disease From Crossing Borders
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. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tariro Mzezewa Tags: Travel and Vacations Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Epidemics World Health Organization China Wuhan (China) Knight, Nancy Source Type: news

Chinese Report Says Majority of Coronavirus Cases Are Mild
Fatality rate has been 2.3 percent, according to the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - February 18, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pathology, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

South Korea says it's successfully treating coronavirus patient with natural oxygen therapy
(Natural News) In a breakthrough for eradicating the Wuhan coronavirus (CoVid-19), South Korean officials have successfully treated a patient using all-natural oxygen therapy. Unlike our own Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which only advocates for pharmaceuticals and vaccines, Korea’s CDC effectively cured, dare we use that word, a patient by delivering oxygen through... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to Stop a Disease From Crossing Borders
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. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tariro Mzezewa Tags: Travel and Vacations Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Epidemics SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) Ebola Virus World Health Organization China Wuhan (China) Nancy Knight Source Type: news

Passenger Confirmed to Have Coronavirus After Leaving Cruise Ship That Docked in Cambodia
A passenger on a cruise ship that was denied entry from several countries amid concerns about the spread of a deadly coronavirus was confirmed to be infected with the novel coronavirus after she and her husband disembarked when the ship was allowed to dock in Cambodia. The confirmation of an infection on the ship has raised concerns about the virus’ further spread, and authorities are scrambling to confirm if other passengers might be infected, potentially spreading the virus to countries it has not yet reached. The 83-year-old American woman, who had been on board the Holland America Line ship the Westerdam, was s...
Source: TIME: Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia and Hillary Leung Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime overnight Travel Source Type: news

Hundreds of Cruise Ship Passengers Stuck in Cambodia After Coronavirus Case Confirmed
Hundreds of passengers from a cruise ship are stuck in Cambodia while officials test them for a coronavirus after an elderly woman who had disembarked was found to have the virus. U.S. State Department officials said that 200 Americans remain in Cambodia, waiting to be cleared for travel, including 92 who remain on board the Holland America Line ship the Westerdam. Cambodian officials asked those in hotels in the country not to leave their rooms while further testing is done. According to the cruise line, the first batch of 406 tests were negative, and cleared guests were allowed to travel home. On Monday, Holland America...
Source: TIME: Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia, Hillary Leung and Madeleine Carlisle Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime overnight Travel Source Type: news

A Passenger Tested Positive for Coronavirus After Hundreds Exited a U.S. Cruise Ship, Sparking Fears the Outbreak Could Further Spread Worldwide
The elderly cruise passenger who tested positive for coronavirus after disembarking from a U.S. cruise ship in Cambodia has raised the specter that other passengers now dispersed around the world could be infected too. Currently, hundreds of passengers from Holland America Line’s Westerdam are being held back in Cambodia, where the ship was allowed to dock last week after being denied entry to multiple ports following rumors of a possible coronavirus on board—despite assurances from the cruise line that there were no signs of the virus, officially named COVID-19, in any passengers. After the shipped docked in ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia, Hillary Leung and Madeleine Carlisle Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime overnight Travel Source Type: news

Director of CDC warns Americans that Wuhan coronavirus is “coming,” will spread widely, and likely last “beyond 2020”
(Natural News) Americans have largely been spared most of the world’s deadly diseases and pandemics in recent decades, but the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention isn’t so sure that we’re going to be spared the wrath of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19). At president, the extremely virulent virus is ravaging China —... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus Test Kits Sent to States Are Flawed, C.D.C. Says
Some tests distributed by the agency deliver “inconclusive” readings. The C.D.C. will need to ship new ingredients, further delaying results. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - February 16, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Denise Grady Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Tests (Medical) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases China your-feed-health Source Type: news

Information for Laboratories COVID-19 Requests for Diagnostic Panels and Virus
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 2/16/2020. This web page, updated on February 16, 2020, provides guidance for laboratories' requests for 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) diagnostic tools, including how to order a reagent diagnostic tool, what the diagnostic tool includes, what other equipment labs will need to perform tests using the diagnostic tool, and what safety equipment labs should use when using the diagnostic tool. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Interim Guidance for Childcare Programs and K-12 Schools
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 2/16/2020. This interim guidance is intended primarily for administrators of public and private childcare programs and K-12 schools in the United States to help prevent the introduction of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) into their facilities. It recommends actions that school administrators should take now to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 among students and staff, and to help maintain continuity of teaching and learning if there is community spread of COVID-19 in the future. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: R...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CDC says Americans need to get prepared because coronavirus could "gain a foothold" in U.S.
(Natural News) The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) held a media telebriefing the other day during which it was revealed that the Wuhan coronavirus will probably “gain a foothold” in the U.S., and that Americans need to prepare accordingly. After discussing the CDC’s mistake in accidentally releasing a coronavirus patient from... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. health officials to start testing for coronavirus in five states
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday it will start testing for the rapidly spreading coronavirus that originated in China through its existing seasonal influenza surveillance system in five states. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

CDC: Coronavirus Spreads Most Easily When Patients Are Sickest
FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2020 -- Coronavirus is most infectious when patients are at the peak of their illness, health officials from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. " Based on what we know now, we believe this virus spreads... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

NLM Technical Bulletin, Jan-Feb 2020, New MeSH Supplementary Concept Record for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
On February 13, 2020, a new MeSH Supplementary Concept Record (SCR Class 3-Disease) was added to the 2020 MeSH Browser in response to health updates issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) for an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China: (Source: NLM Technical Bulletin)
Source: NLM Technical Bulletin - February 14, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Quarantined evacuees wrote a petition asking CDC to test them for coronavirus
Ordered into quarantine, a group evacuated to California from Wuhan, China, is at odds with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and has petitioned for five "critical" changes in their conditions. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC director: Novel coronavirus 'is probably with us beyond this season, beyond this year'
As an outbreak of a novel coronavirus has swept through Hubei province, China, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been preparing for its worst case scenario -- a widespread outbreak of illnesses in the United States. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: Announcement of Requirements and Registration for the 2020 Million Hearts Hypertension Control Challenge
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the launch of the 2020 Million Hearts Hypertension Control Challenge, which seeks to prevent a million strokes and heart attacks by 2022. Million Hearts recognizes health systems, clinicians, and clinical practices that have significantly impacted hypertension control rates. Applications will be accepted February 21 through April 6, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 14, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Hospital Preparedness Assessment Tool
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 2/14/2020. All U.S. hospitals need to be prepared for patients with suspected or confirmed 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). This five-page checklist, updated on February 14, 2020, highlights important areas for hospitals to review in preparation for potential arrivals of COVID-19 patients. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Pregnancy
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 2/14/2020. This web page provides answers to frequently asked questions about 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and pregnancy, under these topics: Pregnant women; transmission during pregnancy or during delivery; infants; and transmission through breastmilk. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Interim Guidelines for Collecting, Handling, and Testing Clinical Specimens from Persons Under Investigation (PUIs) for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 2/14/2020. These guidelines for laboratories on 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) were updated on February 14, 2020, to reflect appropriate specimen collection guidance for Persons Under Investigation (PUIs); removal of serum guidance; and COVID-19 terminology. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The CDC Has Confirmed a 15th Case of COVID-19 in the U.S. Here ’s What to Know
The U.S. now has 15 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Thursday. The latest case is a patient at the JBSA-Lackland military base in San Antonio, Texas, where 91 evacuees from Wuhan, China—the epicenter of the outbreak—have been in mandatory quarantine since they left China for the U.S. on Feb. 6. This is the first person under quarantine at the base who has tested positive for the virus, the CDC said in a public statement Thursday. So far, cases have been diagnosed in California, Washington, Arizona, Illinois, Massachusetts, Wisconsin and now Texas. Glob...
Source: TIME: Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jasmine Aguilera Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV COVID-19 onetime Source Type: news

U.S. Officials Have Confirmed at Least 29 Cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. After Cruise Ship Evacuees Return Home. Here ’s What to Know.
Fourteen of the more than 300 American evacuees flown out from a quarantined U.S. operated cruise ship in Japan back to the U.S. have tested positive for COVID-19, the U.S. Departments of State and Health and Human Services announced Monday. That brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the U.S. to 29; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had announced that the U.S. already had 15 confirmed cases of COVID-19 last Thursday. U.S. authorities discovered 14 passengers from the Diamond Princess were infected with the virus after they had left the cruise ship but before planes took off; they were su...
Source: TIME: Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jasmine Aguilera, Madeleine Carlisle and Sanya Mansoor Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV COVID-19 onetime Source Type: news

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With the novel coronavirus continuing to make headlines, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention invited the media inside its state-of-the-art Emergency Operations Center on Thursday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some coronavirus test kits shipped to states are not working as expected, the CDC says
Some of the coronavirus test kits shipped to labs across the country are not working as they should, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two New Novel Coronavirus Cases Among Quarantined US Patients Two New Novel Coronavirus Cases Among Quarantined US Patients
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that two new patients have the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), bringing the case total in the United States to 15.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

U.S. Health Officials Await Invite to Assist With Coronavirus in China U.S. Health Officials Await Invite to Assist With Coronavirus in China
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Wednesday it had not yet been invited to send experts to China to assist with the investigation of the coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than 1,100 people.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 13, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

2002 to 2015 Saw Increase in Incidence of Diabetes in Youth
THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2020 -- From 2002 to 2015, there was a constant increase in the incidence of type 1 and type 2 diabetes among youth, according to research published in the Feb. 14 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 13, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CDC: Some Coronavirus Testing Kits Sent to States Are Faulty
THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2020 -- Some coronavirus testing kits sent to state laboratories across the United States are flawed and do not provide accurate results, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. Kits were sent to every... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 13, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Wuhan evacuee in Texas is the 15th American with coronavirus
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Thursday that a patient under quarantine at JBSA-Lackland in Texas has coronavirus, bringing US cases to 15 amid concerns it will spread. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More than half of US opioid prescriptions for dental procedures exceeded 3-day supply recommendations from CDC 2016 guidelines
New largescale study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found overprescription of opioids by dentists common, particularly to patients at high risk for substance abuse, and that almost 1/3 of patients received more powerful drugs than neededElsevierIMAGE: In this cross-sectional analysis of 542,958 dental visits by adult patients, between 1 in 4 and 1 in 2 opioid prescriptions exceeded the recommended morphine equivalents and days'supply for...viewmore Credit: Michelle S. Woods Ann Arbor, February 4, 2020 - Dentists are among top prescribers of opioids in the US, however, whether their opioid prescrib...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 13, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Some coronavirus test kits shipped to states are not working as expected, CDC says
Some of the coronavirus test kits shipped to labs across the country are not working as they should, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: Tracing Genesis of Crisis At Kenya's Blood Agency
[Nation] Dr Fridah Govedi walked into the Kenya National Blood Transfusion Services (KNBTS) in early August last year, just a few days after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Kenya stopped funding the department, and after the former director, Dr Josephine Githaiga, left in July. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus Test Kits Sent to States Are Flawed, C.D.C. Says
Some tests distributed by the agency deliver “inconclusive” readings. The C.D.C. will need to ship new ingredients, further delaying results. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - February 13, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Denise Grady Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases China Tests (Medical) your-feed-health Source Type: news

CUNY SPH and NYU Grossman School of Medicine join Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network
(CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy) In September 2019, the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) awarded the NYU Grossman School of Medicine and the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH) $1.5 million over the next five years to participate in the network as one of its eight collaborating centers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news