France prepares in case of coronavirus epidemic: Health Minister
French Health Minister Olivier Veran said on Sunday new cases of coronavirus were "very likely" in France and health authorities were ready in case of an epidemic, adding he was "particularly watchful" of the situation in Italy. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Protecting midwives on the front lines of the Ebola response
NORTH KIVU AND ITURI PROVINCES, Democratic Republic of the Congo –The Democratic Republic of the Congo remains in the grip of the world ’ssecond largest Ebola epidemic on record, although the incidence of caseshas slowed. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - February 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Sex Does Matter When It Comes To Coronavirus
As China, more specifically Wuhan in the Hubei Province, has seen the highest number of infections to date worldwide, the epidemiology of these infections has been more robust to analyze. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nina Shapiro, Contributor Source Type: news

World Health Organization warns window for stopping coronavirus epidemic is narrowing
Japan, South Korea and Iran reported sharp spikes in coronavirus cases as the World Health Organization warned the window for stopping the epidemic is narrowing. Globally, nearly 78,000 people are infected and more than 2,300 have died. Debora Patta reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"The Pharmacist" documents a father's fight against the opioid epidemic
The new Netflix documentary series profiles Dan Schneider, a small-town pharmacist who was one of the first people to identify and confront what we now know as America's opioid epidemic. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"The Pharmacist" documents a father's amazing fight against the opioid epidemic
An explosive new Netflix documentary series shows how a Louisiana pharmacist was forced to face the opioid crisis head on after his son ’s death. His battle reveals some stunning facts about the crisis’ origins. Jamie Wax reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO concerned about coronavirus cases with no clear link
The World Health Organization (WHO) is concerned about the number of coronavirus cases with no clear epidemiological link, although the total number of cases outside China remains relatively small, its director general said on Saturday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

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

Coronavirus Cases in the United States Reach 34, and More Are Expected
The contagion “represents a tremendous public health threat,” said one federal health official. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Denise Grady Tags: your-feed-science Centers for Disease Control and Prevention State Department Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) United States Hubei Province (China) Infections Epidemics 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

Could Climate Change Make Flu Seasons Worse?
These findings suggest that rapid weather changes associated with climate change will increase the risk of flu epidemics in densely populated areas. For example, Europe could have a 50% increase in flu-related deaths, according to the researchers. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Dengue Virus Infection May Increase Risk for Developing Leukemia
FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2020 -- Dengue virus infection is associated with an increased risk for leukemia, according to a study published online Feb. 12 in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers& Prevention. Yu-Wen Chien, Ph.D., from the National Cheng Kung... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals 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

Why the Coronavirus Seems to Hit Men Harder Than Women
Women mount stronger immune responses to infection, scientists say. And in China, men smoke in much greater numbers. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Roni Caryn Rabin Tags: your-feed-science Estrogen Testosterone Immune System Women and Girls SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Mice Epidemics Viruses MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) Deaths (Fatalities) Medicine and 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

What a Party in Japan May Tell Us About the Coronavirus ’s Spread
Will the virus spiral beyond China? Public health experts are closely studying cluster cases in other Asian countries. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sui-Lee Wee and Makiko Inoue Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Viruses Epidemics Japan South Korea Singapore 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

Autochthonous Chagas Disease - Missouri, 2018
In 2017, a person's blood donation in Missouri screened positive for antibodies to Trypanosoma cruzi, the parasite that causes Chagas disease. Based on the epidemiologic, clinical, and laboratory data, the reported case likely represents the first documented autochthonous case of Chagas disease in Missouri. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - February 20, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Blood Safety Chagas Disease (Trypanosoma cruzi Infection) MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report 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

Understanding the increase in opioid overdoses in New Hampshire: a rapid epidemiologic assessment - Meier A, Moore SK, Saunders EC, McLeman B, Metcalf SA, Auty S, Walsh O, Marsch LA.
BACKGROUND: New Hampshire (NH) has had among the highest rates of fentanyl-related overdose deaths per capita in the United States for several years in a row-more than three times the national average in 2016. This mixed-methods study investigated drug-usi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Survey on the current situation of falls among the elderly in Hongkou District, Shanghai -
OBJECTIVE To understand the epidemiological characteristics of falls among the elderly in the community aged 60 and over, and to provide evidence for preventing falls and improving the quality of life of the elderly. METHODS A questionnaire survey ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Epidemiological analysis of 32,262 children aged 0-6 years with outpatient injuries in Gansu Province -
OBJECTIVE To understand the distribution characteristics of outpatient injuries among children aged 0 to 6 years in Gansu Province, and to provide basis for making health decisions to prevent and control unintentional injuries of children. METHODS ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Analysis of injury surveillance cases in Shenzhen in 2018 -
OBJECTIVE To understand the epidemiological characteristics of injury surveillance cases in Shenzhen and provide data support for the prevention and control of injuries. METHODS A descriptive analysis was performed on the cases that were first seen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Could the Weather Swings of Climate Change Make Flu Seasons Worse?
THURSDAY, Feb. 20, 2020 -- Climate change, and the sudden weather changes it brings, could fuel future flu epidemics, researchers warn in a new report. They used historical data to assess how major weather swings in the fall months could affect flu... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 20, 2020 Category: General Medicine 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

Congo-Kinshasa: Working With Communities to End Ebola
[WHO] "In some places they threw stones at us, but in others community leaders became engaged and fought alongside us for the survival of their people," says Dr Freddy Banza, an epidemiologist and public health specialist with World Health Organization (WHO). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2020 Category: African Health 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

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

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: Nigeria Requires $2bn to Develop Coronavirus Drugs - Pharmacist
[Daily Trust] Abeokuta -A Professor of Pharmaceutical Science, Peace Chinedum Babalola, says Nigeria requires about $2 billion to detect, diagnose and develop drugs to fight Coronavirus, Ebola, Lassa fever and other epidemics in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2020 Category: African Health 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

COVID-19 Background Information
Source: United Kingdom Department of Health (DH). Published: 2/20/2020. This web page, updated on February 20, 2020, provides information about COVID-19 (2019 novel coronavirus), and a link to COVID-19: Epidemiology, Virology and Clinical Features, which contains information for clinicians and the public on the epidemiology, virology, transmission, and clinical features of Wuhan novel coronavirus (WN-CoV). (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
During the past week, the incidence of new Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases has remained low (Figure 1). From 12 to 18 February, one new confirmed case was reported. The case was reported in Beni Health Zone, North Kivu Province and had an epidemiological link to a confirmed case reported on 5 February. As the case was alerted and transferred to an Ebola Treated Centre four days after symptom onset, there remains a risk that onward transmission to contacts may have occurred, and further cases may be expected from the currently active chain of transmission. Ebola virus may also persist in some survivors ’ body fluids f...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - February 20, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Coronavirus epidemic snarls science worldwide
(Source: ScienceNOW)
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

To Prevent Next Coronavirus, Stop the Wildlife Trade, Conservationists Say
Conservationists see a persistent threat of epidemics so long as tens of millions of animals are traded in Southeast Asia. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rachel Nuwer Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Animals Conservation of Resources Poaching (Wildlife) SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) Biodiversity Meat Epidemics Pangolins Black Markets Viruses MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) EcoHealth Al 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

Cruise Giant Carnival Works to Manage Deepening Coronavirus Crisis
Carnival could be hurt financially after passengers on two of its ships were found to be infected. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Yaffe-Bellany Tags: Cruises Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Carnival Corporation Carnival Cruise Lines Cambodia China Epidemics Source Type: news