The Best Stove for Your Health and the Environment
Gas stoves are associated with a certain allure: an image of prestigious chefs cooking in sought-after, high-end kitchens over an open flame. At the same time, electric stoves and their dated coils have been eschewed by many at-home culinary enthusiasts. But recently, that wisdom is being flipped upside down as the world gets a fuller understanding of the harmful health and climate impacts tied to our love of gas stoves. A startling study published in January by Stanford University found that natural gas stoves—which more than a third of American homes use—may emit concerning levels of indoor air pollution, and...
Source: TIME: Health - May 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Madison Dapcevich Tags: Uncategorized Environment Evergreen freelance healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Test, Test, Test? Scientists Question Costly Mass COVID Checks Test, Test, Test? Scientists Question Costly Mass COVID Checks
For many people worldwide, having cotton swabs thrust up their nose or down their throat to test for COVID-19 has become a routine and familiar annoyance.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - May 11, 2022 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Nasal Sprays for COVID Vaccine Being Developed
Scientists worldwide are working on COVID vaccines delivered through nasal sprays that could stop the coronavirus from invading the body at its most common entry point, the mucous membrane of the nose and throat. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What ’ s The Difference Between The Common Cold, Flu And COVID-19?
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Coronavirus Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Why has the UK (finally) expanded its Covid symptoms list?
This week, the UK expanded its official Covid symptom list to 12 symptoms including sore throat, loss of appetite, and a blocked or runny nose. British scientists have long called for a broadening of the list, but the change comes at a time when free rapid tests have been scrapped, and the UK is seeing its highest ever levels of infection, according the the Office for National Statistics.Madeleine Finlay speaks to science correspondent Linda Geddes about why this has happened now, what symptoms still haven ’t made the list, and what it could all mean going forwardArchive: Sky News, Sky News AustraliaContinue reading... (...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 7, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Presented and produced by Madeleine Finlay with Linda Geddes, sound design by Tony Onuchukwu, and the executive producer was Max Sanderson Tags: Science Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Source Type: news

Ear, nose and throat and perioperative care
Two new digital playbooks will help clinical teams reimagine and redesign how their patients receive care. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 9, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Vaping May Be Worse Than Smoking for Your Nose and Throat
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - March 1, 2022 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, ENT, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Vaping May Be Worse Than Smoking for Your Nose and Throat
A new study finds e-cigarette and hookah water pipe users may be at greater risk than tobacco cigarette smokers for cancers of the nose, sinuses and throat. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaping May Be Worse Than Smoking for Your Nose and Throat
Title: Vaping May Be Worse Than Smoking for Your Nose and ThroatCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/1/2022 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/1/2022 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - March 1, 2022 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Throat and nose test (Innova 25) for care home staff: COVID-19 rapid test kit instructions, UKHSA (updated 3rd February 2022)
Step-by-step guide for COVID-19 self-testing for adult health and social care staff. Rapid tests are only for people who do not have symptoms of COVID-19. 3 February 2022Updated information about how to get a test kit and get help with doing the test. 28 October 2021First published. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 3, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Editorial calls for official list of covid-19 symptoms to be updated, BMJ
Article from the president of the Faculty of Public Health warns that failing to list new variant symptoms is a threat to pandemic control in the UK. Research shows the primary symptoms of the Omicron variant include runny nose, headache, fatigue, sneezing, and sore throat. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Using rapid tests? N.S. Health now recommends swabbing both throat and nose
Nova Scotia Public Health is now recommending those who use rapid tests to swab their nose and their throat with the same swab when collecting their sample. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

For Coronavirus Testing, the Nose May Not Always Be Best
As Omicron spreads, some experts are calling for a switch to saliva-based tests, which may detect infections days earlier than nasal swabs do. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Anthes Tags: your-feed-science your-feed-health Tests (Medical) Coronavirus Omicron Variant Coronavirus Delta Variant Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Nose Throat Biology and Biochemistry Great Britain United States Source Type: news

Nose or Throat? The Best Way to Swab for At-Home COVID-19 Tests
The first challenge with rapid at-home self tests for COVID-19 is getting one. But once you have a test, there are now growing questions about what body part you should swab to get the most accurate and reliable results. Your nose? Throat? Cheek? What about your saliva? All of the self tests authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are validated only with nasal samples. But recent coverage of the fact that Omicron tends to cause sore throats, and a small study finding that test samples collected in the throat might detect the presence of the virus earlier than samples collected in the nose, have led to gro...
Source: TIME: Health - January 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

FDA warns against using throat swabs with at-home antigen tests
The FDA has warned against swabbing one's throat - instead of or in addition to the nose - when taking an at-home rapid antigen test, saying there isn't yet evidence for the throat swab method. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news