Epidemic preparedness workshop explores key role of interdisciplinary research
Today the MRC, theAcademy of Medical Sciences and the InterAcademy Partnership, publish the findings from a two-day meeting on epidemic preparedness held in October 2019. (Source: Medical Research Council General News)
Source: Medical Research Council General News - February 22, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

China reports fall in new coronavirus cases but concerns grow over spread elsewhere
China reported a sharp decrease in the number of new deaths and new cases of the coronavirus on Saturday, while its central bank predicted a limited short-term economic impact and said the country was confident of winning the fight against the epidemic. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

HIMSSCast: Technology, policy and COVID-19
COVID-19, perhaps still better known as novel coronavirus, is a dangerous and rapidly spreading disease that governments and healthcare stakeholders are working around the world to contain. But how is new technology shaping the narrative of this epidemic, and is it making it easier to manage than previous outbreaks? (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 21, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

China Lab Says Conspiracy Theories Hurting Efforts to Curb Virus China Lab Says Conspiracy Theories Hurting Efforts to Curb Virus
An outbreak of disinformation in China and elsewhere has hurt global efforts to combat the new coronavirus, said a specialist infectious disease lab located at the epicentre of the epidemic - and at the heart of a number of conspiracy theories.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - February 21, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

China changed how it counts coronavirus cases again. Here's why
Weeks after the novel coronavirus crisis began in December, there is still widespread confusion over the exact number of cases reported in China and whether the epidemic is finally stabilizing at the outbreak's epicenter of Hubei province. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

World must act fast to contain coronavirus, says WHO's Tedros
The window of opportunity to contain wider international spread of the epidemic of the new coronavirus disease is closing, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Friday, after cases were reported in Iran and Lebanon. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Hong Kongers set up face mask factory amid coronavirus panic buying
Responding to shortages of face masks amid a frightening coronavirus epidemic spreading from the mainland, a group of citizens in Hong Kong have set up a surgical face mask factory to ease supplies and deter price gouging in some stores. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Could warmer weather help contain the coronavirus?
Public health officials, businesses and financial markets are looking for signs of whether the arrival of warmer weather in the northern hemisphere might slow the spread of the new coronavirus COVID-19 epidemic. Here's what we know about seasonal features of disease outbreaks. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

WHO director says world must act fast to contain COVID-19
The window of opportunity to contain wider international spread of the epidemic of the new coronavirus disease is closing, the World Health Organization warned on Friday, and countries must act fast if they are to control it. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenyan Students in Wuhan to Get Sh1.3 Million Upkeep
[Nairobi News] The government will disburse Sh1.3 million that will go towards upkeep of Kenyan students in Wuhan, the Chinese city that is the epicentre of the COVID-19 virus epidemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus infections in China exceed 75,000; cases surge in South Korea
International experts say the disease will continue to spread globally even as the Chinese government seeks to present the image that it is coming to grips with the epidemic. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rick Noack Source Type: news

Coronavirus poses risk for German trade in coming months: finance ministry
Germany's trade outlook remains clouded by weaker global demand and the coronavirus epidemic adds another risk to exporters in Europe's largest economy, the finance ministry said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Russian Blogger's HIV Documentary Reaches Millions, Draws Kremlin Praise Russian Blogger's HIV Documentary Reaches Millions, Draws Kremlin Praise
A hard-hitting YouTube documentary about Russia's HIV epidemic by a popular blogger has attracted more than 13 million views in a week and even drawn praise from the Kremlin.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - February 20, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Research progress on epidemic characteristics and prevention of bullying in middle school students in China -
This article summarizes the research on campus bullying in China from the aspects of the occurrence of campus bullyi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

mLive updates: Coronavirus cases surge in South Korea as first death reported, mayor tells residents to stay indoors
International experts say the disease will continue to spread globally even as the Chinese government seeks to present the image that it is coming to grips with the epidemic. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gerry Shih Source Type: news

Liberia: Liberia's Public Health Expert Tolbert Nyenswah Speaks At Int'l Panel of Experts On the Coronavirus Disease
[FrontPageAfrica] Washington DC -Tolbert Nyenswah, who successfully led Liberia's National Ebola Response in 2014-2016, as the Incident Manager, joined an International panel of experts at the Center for Global Development in Washington, D.C, Thursday, February 13, 2020, to discuss the current Coronavirus epidemic in China, under the theme, "Battling Coronavirus: Is the World Ready?" (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenyan Students in Wuhan, China to Get Upkeep - Govt
[East African] The Kenyan government will disburse Ksh1.3 million ($13,000) for the upkeep of Kenyan students in Wuhan, the Chinese city that is the epicentre of the Covid-19 virus epidemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

China's Hubei, epicentre of coronavirus, extends work suspension to March 11
China's Hubei province on Thursday asked firms not to resume work before March 11 due to the coronavirus outbreak, saying only businesses involved in epidemic prevention and control or necessary public services would be exempt. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

China lab says conspiracy theories hurting efforts to curb virus
An outbreak of disinformation in China and elsewhere has hurt global efforts to combat the new coronavirus, said a specialist infectious disease lab located at the epicenter of the epidemic -- and at the heart of a number of conspiracy theories. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Nigeria: Coronavirus - New Research Places Nigeria Among High Risk African Countries
[This Day] A new research has revealed that Egypt, Algeria, and South Africa are at high risk of suffering from the deadly coronavirus, while Nigeria, Ethiopia, Sudan, Angola, Tanzania, Ghana and Kenya will all need support to detect and handle imported cases of the epidemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tulane University launches new coronavirus research program to develop vaccine
(Tulane University) From working to develop one of the first nonhuman primate models for the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to designing nanotechnology-based tests to rapidly diagnose infections, researchers at Tulane University are responding across disciplines to the emerging coronavirus epidemic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 20, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Coronavirus epidemic snarls science worldwide
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Source: ScienceNOW - February 20, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Service, R. F. Tags: Epidemiology, Medicine, Diseases, Scientific Community In Depth Source Type: news

Opioid use doesn't prevent women from cancer screening
Women who take prescription opioids are no less likely to undergo breast, cervical,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Are women with depression less likely to get mammograms? The must-know for breast imaging in transgender patients Colon cancer screening rates surge with younger start age Study eyes interventional rads and opioid prescriptions Medical images reveal toll of opioid epidemic (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 19, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

China’s top diplomat assures Southeast Asia on epidemic
China’s top diplomat is assuring his Southeast Asian counterparts that the virus situation in a central Chinese province where the outbreak started is "under effective control.” (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus more fatal in men than women according to new study - how to spot symptoms
CORONAVIRUS is a global epidemic. The contagious virus has been transmitted from country to country, and now a new study reveals it can have a more detrimental effect on men than women. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus cases in China's Hubei fall for second day, Apple and markets feel impact
New coronavirus cases in the Chinese province at the epicenter of the outbreak fell for a second straight day, but deaths rose after the World Health Organization had cautioned there was not yet enough data to know if the epidemic had slowed. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

China sees fall in coronavirus deaths, WHO urges caution, Apple takes hit
China reported its fewest new coronavirus infections since January on Tuesday and its lowest daily death toll for a week, but the World Health Organization said data suggesting the epidemic had slowed should still be viewed with caution. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

China's Hubei to adopt thorough checks on patients to curb virus epidemic: Xinhua
The central Chinese province of Hubei will adopt more thorough and forceful measures to find patients with fever to further help contain the new coronavirus epidemic, the state media reported on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Germany sends more medical aid to China to fight virus
Germany is sending a second shipment of medical aid supplies to China to help the Asian giant fight the coronavirus epidemic that has infected over 73,000 people (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Russian blogger's HIV documentary reaches millions, draws Kremlin praise
A hard-hitting YouTube documentary about Russia's HIV epidemic by a popular blogger has attracted more than 13 million views in a week and even drawn praise from the Kremlin. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

West Africa: Coronavirus - West African Nations Collaborate On Response
[Daily Trust] ECOWAS member states have collaborated in strengthening efforts on preparedness and response against the coronavirus epidemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Wuhan Hospital Director Dies of Coronavirus, State Media Reports
A senior doctor at a hospital in the Chinese city of Wuhan died from the novel coronavirus, the latest fatality among medical workers as they rush to save tens of thousands of patients at the epicenter of the outbreak. Liu Zhiming, the director of Wuhan Wuchang Hospital and an expert in neurosurgery, died Tuesday morning, state media CCTV reported. The fatality follows the death earlier this month of Li Wenliang, a 34-year-old doctor in Wuhan who was sanctioned for attempting to bring the virus to light. The casualties highlight the risks for health workers on the front lines. More than 1,700 medical workers have been infe...
Source: TIME: Health - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized Bloomberg China COVID-19 onetime overnight Source Type: news

Tulane math professor leads effort to map spread of coronavirus
(Tulane University) Hyman says mathematical modeling can help public health officials prepare the medical care and allocate resources needed to confront the epidemic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Why Zika virus caused most harmful brain damage to Brazilian newborns
(Washington University School of Medicine) Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that the strain of Zika that circulated in Brazil during the microcephaly epidemic that began in 2015 was particularly damaging to the developing brain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Coronavirus Epidemic Has Implications for Life Expectancy
Credit: China.orgBy James LiangBEIJING, China, Feb 17 2020 (IPS) As efforts to contain the Coronavirus epidemic enter a critical stage, it is important to remember that the costs cannot be measured purely in economic terms, as the measures taken will have implications for life expectancy across the entire nation. Analysis of historical data from various countries gives insight into the relationship between life expectancy and GDP per capita. In the first place, it is clear that countries with higher per capita incomes have longer life expectancies, owing to the ability and willingness of wealthier nations to invest in he...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: James Liang Tags: Asia-Pacific Featured Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

China's epidemic control is showing an improving trend: state media
Control of the coronavirus epidemic in China is showing an active and improving trend, state television quoted a meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang as saying on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Ethiopia Stepping Up Readiness for Coronavirus Disease Outbreak
[WHO] Home to one of Africa's busiest international airline hubs, Ethiopia is bolstering preparedness to contain a potential outbreak of coronavirus disease, now known as COVID-19. Health authorities are tightening up surveillance, diagnosis, epidemic response coordination and public health education to swiftly detect cases and limit widespread infections. Ethiopia is among 13 African countries the World Health Organization (WHO) considers as top priority for COVID-19 preparedness due to direct links or a high v (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: China's Response to Covid-19 Responsible, Decisive, Effective
[Premium Times] At the moment, the prevention and control of the COVID-19 outbreak is the top priority of the Chinese government. As President Xi Jinping stressed on February 12 at the meeting of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, the epidemic control and prevention are now at their toughest and most critical period, and the country must spare no effort to continue with key tasks against the contagion. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

U.S. firms in China report staff shortages, say coronavirus hitting global operations: AmCham
Nearly half of the U.S. companies in China say their global operations are already seeing an impact from business shutdowns due to the coronavirus epidemic, according to a poll by Shanghai's American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham). (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Taiwan confirms first coronavirus death on island, cases at 20
A taxi driver has died from the coronavirus in Taiwan, marking the first such death on the island and the fifth fatality outside mainland China from an epidemic that has curbed travel and disrupted global supply chains. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Taiwan reports first death from coronavirus
Taxi driver with diabetes and hepatitis B is fifth fatality outside mainland ChinaA taxi driver has died from the coronavirus in Taiwan, marking the first such death on the island and the fifth fatality outside mainland China from an epidemic that has curbed travel and disrupted global supply chains.The health minister, Chen Shih-chung, said during a news conference on Sunday that the deceased was a 61-year-old man who had diabetes and hepatitis B. Taiwan has to date reported 20 confirmed cases.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Rebecca Ratcliffe and agencies Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Taiwan China Infectious diseases Medical research Science World news Asia Pacific Source Type: news

In Moscow - a prayer for China to overcome coronavirus epidemic
At a humble service at a Moscow Russian Orthodox church on Sunday morning, Father Igor led a prayer to help China prevail against the coronavirus epidemic. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Coronavirus ALERT: Virus kills first victim in Europe
EUROPE saw its first death from coronavirus yesterday as experts warned the NHS would not have the capacity to treat a full-scale epidemic. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chinese funeral homes offering workers $143 an HOUR from all across the country to literally stack up and move all the dead bodies
(Natural News) Chinese Communist leaders are desperate to keep the world (and their own people) from discovering just how bad the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic is and they’ve been closed-mouthed about the number of actual deaths stemming from the outbreak. However, little by little, news trickles out of the traditionally opaque Chinese government that allows... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘This is a time for facts, not fear,’ says WHO chief as COVID-19 virus spreads
The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday cautioned against panic over COVID-19 but also urged governments to step up their efforts to prepare for the virus, saying “it’s impossible to predict which direction this epidemic will take.”  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - February 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus Live Updates: Xi Began Fighting Virus Earlier Than Known
Chinese state media released evidence that the country ’s leader, Xi Jinping, issued internal orders about the coronavirus epidemic in early January, about two weeks before his first public remarks. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Quarantines China Hubei Province (China) Japan Beijing (China) Epidemics Source Type: news

Chinese tourist in France becomes first to die in Europe of coronavirus
An 80-year-old Chinese tourist infected with the coronavirus has died in France, the first fatality in Europe and the fourth outside mainland China from an epidemic that has shut Chinese factories, curbed travel and disrupted global supply chains. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

WHO chief says coronavirus still an emergency for China
The coronavirus outbreak is still an emergency for China and it is impossible to tell where the epidemic will spread, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization, said on Saturday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Xi says China must keep economic, social order while battling coronavirus
China must make every effort to maintain economic and social control as it battles the coronavirus epidemic, and avoid causing panic that could lead to secondary "disasters," President Xi Jinping told senior officials earlier this month. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Questions complicate efforts to contain new virus from China
Changes in how China counts how many people are sick with a new respiratory virus is confusing experts who can't tell if the epidemic is getting worse or not (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news