What Are the Different Types of Myasthenia Gravis?
Discussion Myasthenia gravis (MG) is a problem of the neuromuscular junction which causes muscle weakness. It can occur in all ages and have a range of symptoms from mild localized disease to mortality-threatening respiratory failure. MG occurs in 1.7-30 cases/million, with a prevalence of 77.7 cases/million. Pediatric patients comprise 10-15% of all patients with MG. In various Asian populations, the juvenile MG can be up to 50% of all of the MG cases. Fluctuations in muscle weakness is a hallmark of the disease. As a reminder, “[i]n normal synaptic transmission in the neuromuscular junction, the axon is depolarize...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 17, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Elton John had to stop a performance because of 'walking pneumonia.' What does that mean?
Walking pneumonia causes milder symptoms than pneumonia, including being tired and having a sore throat, fever, and cough, the CDC says. Symptoms can be mild, more like a bad cold, but it can still lead to pneumonia. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Multiple organ dysfunction and rhabdomyolysis associated with moonwort poisoning: report of four cases - Li F, Chen AB, Duan YC, Liao R, Xu YW, Tao LL.
BACKGROUND: Moonwort is a widely used Chinese herbal medicine. It has various pharmacological effects, such as relieving cough and preventing asthma. To date, multiple organ dysfunction and rhabdomyolysis caused by moonwort poisoning have not been reported... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs 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

More Lung Cancer Patients Presenting With Cough, Dyspnea
Findings based on analysis of index symptoms of U.K. patients from 2000 to 2017 (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 13, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

More Lung Cancer Patients Presenting With Cough, Dyspnea
THURSDAY, Feb. 13, 2020 -- The proportion of lung cancer patients with an index symptom of cough or shortness of breath has increased over time, according to a study published online Jan. 27 in the British Journal of General Practice. Sarah... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 13, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Janssen Announces Submission to U.S. FDA for New DARZALEX ® (Daratumumab)-Based Combination Regimen for Patients with Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma
RARITAN, NJ, February 10, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today the submission of a supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking approval of DARZALEX® (daratumumab) in combination with Kyprolis® (carfilzomib) and dexamethasone (DKd) for relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma. The sBLA is supported by results from the Phase 3 CANDOR study, which compared treatment with DKd to carfilzomib and dexamethasone (Kd) in patients with multiple myeloma who relapsed after one to three prior lines of therapy. “W...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

For Kid's Coughs, Swap The Over-The-Counter Syrups For Honey
For parents desperate to calm a kid's hacking cough, so the whole family can get some sleep, turns out there's evidence that a common kitchen ingredient works better than OTC medicine.(Image credit: Rachen Buosa/Getty Images/EyeEm) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Selena Simmons-Duffin Source Type: news

Two people on last flights out of Wuhan develop possible coronavirus symptoms
One passenger on each of the last two planes out of Wuhan has developed symptoms like a cough, fever, or shortness of breath that could indicate coronavirus, leading the planes to pause en route. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Only 5% of People Tested for Coronavirus in the U.S. Were Found Positive
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is focusing much of its coronavirus containment effort on screening close contacts of those who may have been exposed to the disease in China—and is bracing for further spread to these individuals in the weeks to come, according to a report released Feb. 7. The CDC in January tested 210 people in the U.S. for a novel coronavirus, known as 2019-nCoV, that originated in Wuhan, China and has infected about 31,500 people worldwide as of 1:30 p.m. Friday. Only 5% of the people tested in the U.S., or 11 individuals, tested positive for 2019-CoV, according to the new...
Source: TIME: Health - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV public health Source Type: news

Going On A Cruise? Here ’ s How The Coronavirus Will Change Your Trip
(CNN) — Royal Caribbean normally encourages cruise-goers to drop off their luggage, hop on the ship and run off to enjoy their vacations. That’s all changed since the coronavirus outbreak. Spooked by the deadly disease, cruise companies around the world are imposing extraordinary measures to curb its spread, from taking passengers’ temperature before boarding to denying entry to people who’ve recently visited China. Those fears were on full display in the past two weeks, with at least three cruises being quarantined after some passengers showed symptoms. CBS New York: Cruise Ship Passengers Screened...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Coronavirus Source Type: news

Licensure of a Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis, Inactivated Poliovirus, Haemophilus influenzae Type b Conjugate, and Hepatitis B Vaccine, and Guidance for Use in Infants
A new combination vaccine to prevent diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, Haemphilus influenzae type b disease, and hepatitis B has been licensed, but won't be available before 2021. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - February 6, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Diphtheria Vaccination Hepatitis B Vaccination MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Pertussis Vaccination Tetanus Vaccination Vaccine-Preventable Diseases and Specific Vaccines Whooping cough Source Type: news

Roche ’s risdiplam showed significant improvement in motor function in people aged 2-25 with type 2 or 3 spinal muscular atrophy
Basel, 06 February 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today presented 1-year data from the pivotal Part 2 of SUNFISH, a global placebo-controlled study evaluating risdiplam in people aged 2-25 years with Type 2 or 3 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The study showed that change from baseline in the primary endpoint of the Motor Function Measure scale (MFM-32)1 was significantly greater in people treated with risdiplam, compared to placebo (1.55 point mean difference; p=0.0156). The Revised Upper Limb Module (RULM),2 a key secondary endpoint, also showed an improvement (1.59 point difference; p=0.0028). Safety for risdi...
Source: Roche Media News - February 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche ’s risdiplam showed significant improvement in motor function in people aged 2-25 with type 2 or 3 spinal muscular atrophy
Basel, 6 February 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today presented 1-year data from the pivotal Part 2 of SUNFISH, a global placebo-controlled study evaluating risdiplam in people aged 2-25 years with Type 2 or 3 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The study showed that change from baseline in the primary endpoint of the Motor Function Measure scale (MFM-32)[1]was significantly greater in people treated with risdiplam, compared to placebo (1.55 point mean difference; p=0.0156). The Revised Upper Limb Module (RULM),[2] a key secondary endpoint, also showed an improvement (1.59 point difference; p=0.0028). Safety for ris...
Source: Roche Investor Update - February 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Coronavirus symptoms: What to look for if you think you might be sick
A coronavirus infection can have common symptoms like a cough or fever. There can also be serious problems, including pneumonia or kidney failure. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - February 3, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Karen Kaplan Source Type: news

Coronavirus symptoms: What to look for if you think you might be sick
A coronavirus infection can have common symptoms like a cough or fever. There can also be serious problems, including pneumonia or kidney failure. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - February 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Karen Kaplan Source Type: news

British coronavirus evacuee who was 'taken ill' on last flight out of Wuhan
Anthony May-Smith, from Lichfield, Staffordshire, developed a cough and sore throat on the second repatriation flight out of the outbreak's epicentre Wuhan, where he had been visiting his girlfriend. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UN Staffers Rattled by Deadly Coronavirus Pandemic
By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Feb 3 2020 (IPS) With over 37,500 staffers in its global Secretariat payroll, the United Nations has gone high alert as the deadly coronavirus continues to take a heavy toll worldwide. The 39-storeyed Secretariat building is perhaps the only sprawling office space in New York city where thousands of staffers and diplomats from 193 countries either work or meet under one roof — along with hundreds of journalists and representatives of civil society organizations (CSOs). Patricia Nemeth, President of the UN Staff Union (UNSU) in New York, told IPS that staff members have “expressed...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Asia-Pacific Featured Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Want to Protect Yourself from Coronavirus? Do the Same Things You Do Every Winter
Many Americans likely grew a little nervous after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Thursday that a novel coronavirus has spread for the first time within the U.S. But agency officials and other doctors have a simple message for Americans: keep doing what you’re doing to stay healthy. “The best things that you can do are the things that we generally recommend at this time of year to prevent the spread of infectious diseases,” Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said during a Jan. 30 call with reporters. “W...
Source: TIME: Health - January 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV public health Source Type: news

How to protect yourself from coronavirus
The virus can be spread when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Hand-washing is a first line of defenceTheWuhan coronavirus outbreak is a new illness and scientists are still assessing how it spreads from person to person, butsimilar viruses tend to spreadvia cough and sneeze droplets.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 31, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent and Ellen Wishart Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news Health Source Type: news

First Person-to-Person Spread of Novel Coronavirus Confirmed in the U.S.
The novel coronavirus spreading rapidly throughout Asia has transmitted from person to person for the first time in the U.S., the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Jan. 30. Earlier this month, a Chicago resident in her 60s was confirmed to have the virus, known as 2019-nCoV, after returning from Wuhan, China, where the outbreak began. Officials from the CDC and the Illinois Department of Health said on a call with reporters that her husband—who had not traveled to China and is also in his 60s—is now confirmed to have 2019-nCoV, reflecting the first known secondary infection in the ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV Infectious Disease Source Type: news

How does coronavirus spread and how can you protect yourself?
Viruses can be spread when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Hand-washing is a first line of defenceTheWuhan coronavirus outbreak is a new illness and scientists are still assessing how it spreads from person to person, butsimilar viruses tend to spreadvia cough and sneeze droplets.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent and Ellen Wishart Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus Tests Come Back Negative For 2 New Hampshire Residents
CONCORD, N.H. (CBS) – Two people in New Hampshire tested negative for the coronavirus, the state’s Department of Health and Human Services announced on Thursday. Last week a student from White Mountain School in Bethlehem went to the emergency room at Littleton Regional Healthcare with mild flu-like symptoms. The student had traveled to Hunan and returned to the U.S. on January 6. Both people have fully recovered from their symptoms. Samples from the patients were sent to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for testing. “We are pleased the patients are doing well,” said New Hampshire...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Coronavirus New Hampshire News Source Type: news

How Long Will the Coronavirus Outbreak Last? Experts Are Scrambling to Find Out
As a novel coronavirus known as 2019-nCoV continues to spread throughout China and to countries across the world, the big question is: How long will the outbreak last—and how bad will it get? While some doctors have made predictions and outbreaks of similar coronaviruses like severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) provide clues, the short, if unsatisfying, answer is that no one is exactly sure. “There is no scientist nor sage on the planet that will tell you when the peak of this epidemic will occur,” said Dr. Michael Ryan, executive director of the World Heal...
Source: TIME: Health - January 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV Infectious Disease Source Type: news

Viral Outbreaks Are Here to Stay. This is How Humans Will Fight Back
The year of the rat is off to an ominous start. “We just stay home and don’t go out,” says Mr. Dong. The 33-year-old researcher, who provided only one name, has no other options. He, his wife and their 3-month-old daughter live in Wuhan, the epicenter of an unfolding global health crisis. They’re treating the forced time at home as a holiday, though he says, “this is different than any of them before.” Families like his huddle in their homes, fearful that if they venture out, they will get sick. Since the first cases of a previously unknown pneumonia-like illness emerged in December, Wuh...
Source: TIME: Health - January 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park and Charlie Campbell Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

American man trapped in Wuhan: it 'feels like the Twilight zone'
John McGory has taught in Wuhan, China, for years and is now in lockdown there amid the coronavirus outbreak. The 65-year-old admits he worries over every cough in the now silent city of 11 million. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Japanese officials say 4 evacuees on flight from Chinese city of Wuhan have cough and fever and were taken to hospital
(Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Americans Evacuated From Wuhan Pass Coronavirus Health Screening Test Upon Return to U.S.
(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) — A plane evacuating more than 200 Americans from a Chinese city at the center of a virus outbreak continued Wednesday on to Southern California after everyone aboard passed a health screening test in Anchorage, where the aircraft had stopped to refuel. All 201 passengers had already been through two screenings in China and were screened twice more in Anchorage by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One passenger received medical attention for a minor injury that happened before boarding the airplane in China, according to a news release from Alaska’s Department of Health and Soc...
Source: TIME: Health - January 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARK THIESSEN / AP Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV China onetime overnight Source Type: news

Some Patients With Wuhan Coronavirus Only Show Mild Symptoms. Here ’s Why That’s a Problem
As researchers fight to stop the spread of a novel coronavirus that originated in a seafood market in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, they are facing a counter-intuitive problem: the symptoms can sometimes be so mild in patients that the virus is very difficult to detect. The Wuhan coronavirus, dubbed 2019-nCoV, has killed at least 106 people in mainland China, out of the 4,400-plus documented cases. According to records released by Chinese health authorities, most fatalities were older or had additional health problems. Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), which is related to 2019-nCoV and killed nearly 800 people...
Source: TIME: Health - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Time Tags: Uncategorized China Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

2 People In NH Undergoing Testing For Coronavirus
BOSTON (CBS) – Two people in New Hampshire are undergoing testing for novel coronavirus. Health officials say the two people recently traveled to Wuhan City, China and developed respiratory symptoms. “These people have more mild illness, but both sought healthcare for their illnesses and are recovering,” the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services said. “They remain isolated until test results are available.” On Thursday, a student from White Mountain School in Bethlehem went to the emergency room at Littleton Regional Healthcare with mild flu-like symptoms. The student had trave...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Coronavirus New Hampshire Source Type: news

Coronavirus Death Toll Rises to 80 as U.S. Prepares to Evacuate Americans From Wuhan
(BEIJING) — A new viral illness being watched with a wary eye around the globe accelerated its spread in China with 80 deaths so far, while the U.S. Consulate in the city at the epicenter announced it will evacuate its personnel and some other Americans aboard a charter flight. China’s health minister said the country was entering a “crucial stage” as “it seems like the ability of the virus to spread is getting stronger.” Ma Xiaowei declined to estimate how long it would take to bring the situation under control, but said travel restrictions and other strict measures should bring results...
Source: TIME: Health - January 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ken Moritsugu / AP Tags: Uncategorized China Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

Shortness of breath and cough increase as first symptom of lung cancer
(University of Exeter) GPs are being urged to consider shortness of breath and cough as potential predictors of lung cancer, after a study found they were becoming more common as the first symptom in diagnosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 27, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

How To Protect Yourself Against The Deadly Coronavirus
(CNN) — What started as a mystery virus last month in Wuhan, China, has now killed more than two dozen people and infected hundreds more around the world. In the U.S., the first cases of Wuhan coronavirus were confirmed this week — a man in his 30s who is under observation in Washington state and a Chicago woman in her 60s — stoking fears of an outbreak in this country, though health officials say the risk for Massachusetts residents getting the virus is low. So what are officials doing in the U.S., and how can you minimize your risk? What airports are doing Passengers from Wuhan to the United States &mda...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health CNN Coronavirus Source Type: news

Coronavirus full coverage: Cases grow around the world as China scrambles to contain the virus
The new virus comes from a large family of what are known as coronaviruses, some causing nothing worse than a cold. It causes cold- and flu-like symptoms, including cough and fever and, in more severe case, shortness of breath. It can worsen to pneumonia, which can be fatal. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - January 25, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Cambridge ’ s Moderna Therapeutics Ramps Up Search For Coronavirus Vaccine
BOSTON (CBS) – The coronavirus has killed more than two dozen people in China and the race to create a vaccine is on at Cambridge-based biotech company Moderna Therapeutics. A team of scientists in their Norwood lab are working with the National Institutes of Health to research coronavirus. However, to distribute a vaccine around the world, Moderna President Dr. Steven Hoge said they need federal help. “There are going to be a continuing stream of public health threats, viruses that jump into humans from other species and the longer we wait to respond, the bigger that threat becomes,” Dr. Hoge told CBS Ne...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Business Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Coronavirus Dr. Steven Hoge Moderna Therapeutics Source Type: news

Why Coronavirus Is Dangerous
BOSTON (CBS) – The Centers for Disease Control has raised its travel notice for Wuhan, China to the highest level because of an outbreak of the coronavirus. The virus has already killed at least 17 people in China and more than 600 people are sick. Dr. Mallika Marshall says there are other coronaviruses, but this one is dangerous because it is new. Health officials are trying to figure out how contagious it is, and are trying to develop a vaccine against it, but it takes time. Symptoms are similar to a respiratory infection and include fever, runny nose and cough. It can progress quickly to a severe pneumonia-like ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Coronavirus Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Flights Into the U.S. Are Not Being Rerouted for Coronavirus Screening, CDC Says
Days after officials from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that all travelers from Wuhan, China would be “funnel[ed]” through one of five U.S. airports to be screened for a novel coronavirus, representatives from the agency said that no such plan has been implemented—and it’s unclear when or if one will be, given a quarantine in Wuhan put in place by the Chinese government. On a Jan. 21 call with reporters, Dr. Martin Cetron, director of the CDC’s division of global migration and quarantine, said all U.S.-bound passengers from Wuhan would be funneled through ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Infectious Disease Source Type: news

Flights Into the U.S. Are Not Yet Being Rerouted for Coronavirus Screening, CDC Says
Days after officials from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that all travelers from Wuhan, China would be “funnel[ed]” through one of five U.S. airports to be screened for a novel coronavirus, representatives from the agency said the plan is still in the process of being implemented—and it’s unclear exactly when it will be, a process complicated by a quarantine in Wuhan put in place by the Chinese government. On a Jan. 21 call with reporters, Dr. Martin Cetron, director of the CDC’s division of global migration and quarantine, said all U.S.-bound passengers fr...
Source: TIME: Health - January 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Infectious Disease Source Type: news

Mysterious scrotal ecchymosis: clues of child abuse - Lin CH, Tsai HF, Chang CL, Peng CC, Chiu NC, Lin CY.
A 4-year-old boy presented with facial swelling and respiratory distress of 3-day duration. Mild cough and rhinorrhea were reported with no associated fever. On examination, facial swelling, engorged jugular veins, tachypnea, and subcostal retractions ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Coronavirus Risk ‘ Low ’ For Massachusetts Residents, Health Officials Say
BOSTON (CBS/AP) — Coronavirus has killed at least 17 people in China, and one person in the United States who had traveled from Wuhan has been diagnosed with the disease. But the risk to Massachusetts residents is low, the state’s Department of Public Health said Wednesday. “The risk to Massachusetts residents from this novel coronavirus is currently low, however, this is the season for respiratory viruses including the flu and many of the same recommended precautions apply to coronaviruses,” a spokeswoman for the department told WBZ-TV. The department sent a letter to health care providers advising...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Coronavirus Source Type: news

Logan Airport Not Currently Screening Passengers For Coronavirus
BOSTON (CBS/CNN) – A new Chinese coronavirus, a cousin of the SARS virus, has infected more than 200 people since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December. Boston’s Logan Airport is not currently screening passengers for the illness, a spokesman for Customs and Border Protection told WBZ-TV. That’s because there are no direct flights to Boston from that region. Additional health screening for coronavirus is in place at JFK Airport in New York, San Francisco International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport. The agency said the CDC has determined that coronavirus presents a low risk to the...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Coronavirus Logan Airport Source Type: news

Why Are Fewer U.S. Kids Going to Pediatricians?
TUESDAY, Jan. 21, 2020 -- Little Johnny's cough has lasted for days, leaving Mom and Dad wondering if the symptoms warrant a trip to the doctor. A new study suggests that such parents may choose to skip that standard pediatric sick visit. Overall... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

17 More People Diagnosed With Deadly Viral Pneumonia in China
(BEIJING) — Seventeen more people in central China have been diagnosed with a new form of viral pneumonia that has killed two patients and placed other countries on alert as millions of Chinese travel for Lunar New Year holidays. In total, 62 cases of the novel coronavirus have been identified in the city of Wuhan, where the virus appears to have originated. The Wuhan Municipal Health Commission reported the new cases in a statement Sunday. Nineteen of those individuals have been discharged from the hospital, while two men in their 60s — one with severe preexisting conditions — have died from the illness....
Source: TIME: Health - January 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: YANAN WANG / AP Tags: Uncategorized China onetime Source Type: news

Fears whooping cough is evolving into a SUPERBUG as doctors say a new vaccine is desperately needed
Scientists behind the study, at the University of New South Wales, say new vaccines must be developed in the next five to 10 years to avoid bordetella pertussis morphing into a superbug. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hudson Elementary School Fighting Flu Outbreak
HUDSON (CBS) – The sick calls are pouring in at Mulready Elementary School in Hudson. The school has had dozens of absences in the past few days with all signs pointing to the flu. “This flu season has been incredibly busy,” said Dr. Mallika Marshall. She says urgent care centers have been inundated with patients. “Chances are it’s going to be one of the busiest flu seasons we’ve seen in recent years,” Dr. Marshall said. This week at Mulready started with around 90 absences. By Wednesday, 123 kids stayed home. About 40% of the school. On Thursday, 114 students were absent. &ldquo...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Watch Listen Dr. Mallika Marshall Flu Hudson News Nick Emmons Source Type: news

This Year ’s Flu Season Got Off to a Strange Start. What Does That Mean for the Months Ahead?
Flu season is always unpredictable. Different viral strains circulate each year, which makes forecasting the disease’s spread—and formulating the annual flu vaccine—an educated guessing game. Even so, the 2019-2020 flu season has been particularly unusual. Influenza B, the viral strain that usually circulates toward the end of flu season, instead emerged first this year, shifting usual transmission patterns. A vaccine mismatch and reduced immunity to influenza B may have contributed to the early and severe start of this flu season. What does that mean for the months ahead? TIME asked Lynnette Brammer, an ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Infectious Disease Source Type: news

Financial Penalty May Lead To Better Vaccination Rates, Study Shows
BOSTON (CBS) — Routine childhood vaccines are often required for entry into school, but does making vaccines mandatory actually improve immunization rates? And what if families had to pay a penalty for failing to vaccinate? A new study in the journal Pediatrics aimed to answer these questions. Researchers looked at 29 European countries and found those that legally mandate vaccinations for measles and pertussis or whooping cough, for example, had higher vaccination rates than countries that did not mandate them. In countries with mandatory vaccination that did not allow families to opt-out for religious or other non-...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Health News Source Type: news

Thailand Confirms Traveler from China Hospitalized With New Form of Coronavirus, According to U.N. Officials
(BANGKOK) — A Chinese visitor to Thailand has been confirmed to be infected with a new strain of coronavirus that has been linked to a pneumonia outbreak in central China, health officials said Monday. The U.N.’s World Health Organization said Thai officials have reported that a traveler from the Chinese city of Wuhan has been hospitalized in Thailand with the virus. The outbreak of the virus has been traced to Wuhan, where it affected several dozen people who had been to a major meat and seafood market. Thai Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said it appears to be the first confirmed case of the virus ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized China onetime Thailand Source Type: news

Lung cancer symptoms: How long have you had your cough? Warning sign of the deadly disease
LUNG cancer symptoms don ’t usually show in the early stages, but like any cancer, spotting symptoms as early as possible can increase a person’s chance of survival. Having a cough for a certain amount of time is a sign of the disease to watch out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Is the Classic Clinical Presentation of Pericarditis?
Discussion The pericardium is a bi-layered membrane that envelops the heart and provides a barrier to prevent disease and also decreases friction as the heart moves. Pericarditis is the inflammation of pericardium. The incidence is underreported as asymptomatic or mild disease may go unrecognized. From hospitalized patient data, 0.2-5% of patients with various cardiac disease had pericarditis. An incidence rate for hospitalizations of 3.32 per 100,000 person years has been cited. Percarditis occurs more often in adolescent males. Treatment of the underlying cause or suspected cause is important, along with close monitorin...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 13, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news