VIRUS TODAY: Hospitals desperate for help as cases pile up
With hospitalizations hitting new peaks every day, medical providers are desperately trying to add beds and find nurses and doctors (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Pfizer vaccine side effects: What are the side effects of the Covid-19 vaccine?
THE PFIZER/BIONTECH vaccine has been approved for widespread use, with the UK being the first country in the world to distribute the jab. But what are the side effects of the Covid-19 vaccine? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus Vaccines: Here's Everything You Need To Know
A guide to the COVID-19 vaccinations, including the latest on Moderna, Pfizer and AstraZeneca, safety, side effects and more. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid vaccine: Boris Johnson outlines who will get Pfizer vaccine next week
CORONAVIRUS vaccine update: The UK is now leading the fight against coronavirus, with the British regulatory authority authorising the use of the Pfizer-BioNTec vaccine earlier today. In a press conference today, Prime Minister Boris Johnson outlined who will be prioritised in the first phase, due to be rolled out next week. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Putin orders 'large-scale' COVID-19 vaccination in Russia
Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered a “large-scale” COVID-19 immunization campaign to start by late next week (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Washington state to boost workers' comp rates for Amazon
A labor agency in Washington state has announced that it will increase workers’ compensation rates for Amazon fulfillment centers, deeming them more hazardous than other types of warehouses (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Pfizer CEO urges patience on reopening economies
Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla urged global governments not to reopen economies too quickly because of the optimism created by possible COVID-19 vaccines (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Fertility Preservation Tied to Better Reproductive Outcomes After Breast Cancer Fertility Preservation Tied to Better Reproductive Outcomes After Breast Cancer
Women with breast cancer who undergo fertility preservation are more likely than those who don't to have successful assisted reproductive technology (ART) treatments and live births, without added mortality risk, a recent study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Androgen-Deprivation Therapy Linked to Worse Fitness, CV Mortality Androgen-Deprivation Therapy Linked to Worse Fitness, CV Mortality
Long-term androgen-deprivation therapy is associated with worse cardiorespiratory fitness and higher CV mortality in prostate cancer patients with high CV risk at baseline, new research shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

San Francisco bans smoking inside apartments; pot smoking OK
San Francisco has banned all tobacco smoking inside apartments, citing concerns about secondhand smoke (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Argentine Prosecutors Raid Home of Maradona's Psychiatrist in Probe Argentine Prosecutors Raid Home of Maradona's Psychiatrist in Probe
Argentine investigators raided the home of Diego Maradona's psychiatrist on Tuesday, the latest twist in a probe into the soccer legend's death last week, which has already seen files seized from his personal doctor.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Madrid Region Inaugurates COVID-19 Hospital, Unions Protest Lack of Staff Madrid Region Inaugurates COVID-19 Hospital, Unions Protest Lack of Staff
The Madrid region on Tuesday inaugurated a 100-million-euro hospital to treat COVID-19 patients, though unions say a lack of healthcare workers has raised questions about how it will be staffed.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Kemba Walker Bummed He ’ ll Miss Start Of Season, But Says Knee Is Starting To Feel Better
BOSTON (CBS) — Kemba Walker is pretty bummed that he won’t be starting the 2020-21 season with the rest of his Celtics teammates. The point guard will sit out the opening weeks of the new campaign in the hopes that his balky left knee will get better with more rest. Walker, as always, was his upbeat and jovial self when talking about his health situation with Boston reporters on Wednesday. But his disappointment was evident as he spoke about his near future. “This sucks,” Walker said bluntly during his Zoom session with reporters. “But I also love the game of basketball and I want to play at a...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CBS Boston Tags: Celtics NBA Sports Syndicated Sports Boston Celtics Kemba Walker Sports News Source Type: news

A landmark publishing fair is on ice. Booksellers are wistful but hardly surprised
ReedPop announced Tuesday that it was retiring BookExpo, the largest publishing convention in the U.S. Some say its decline was inevitable, even before COVID. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dorany Pineda Source Type: news

COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Could Start in 2 Weeks, Pence Says COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Could Start in 2 Weeks, Pence Says
Initial doses of a coronavirus vaccine could be sent out as early as mid-December, Vice President Mike Pence told governors during a call on Monday.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - December 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

How long does it take for a vaccine to become effective?
THE PFIZER VACCINE is providing hope for billions of people around the world, but how long does it take for a vaccine to become effective? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

33 Big Y Pharmacy Locations To Offer Free COVID Vaccines
BOSTON (CBS) – All 33 Big Y Pharmacy locations will offer free COVID vaccines once it is available to the public, the company announced on Wednesday. Big Y currently offers seasonal flu shots and other routine vaccines. The COVID vaccines will be offered through a partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services. “We are proud to partner with the United States government in order to provide free COVID-19 vaccines to our customers. When a vaccine is available, our pharmacy teams will be ready to administer them as per CDC guidelines,” said Big Y president and CEO Charles D’Amour. (Source:...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Big Y Coronavirus COVD-19 Source Type: news

Two Killed After Dump Truck, Car Collide In Uxbridge
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Uxbridge News Source Type: news

Who, when and how? A look at the UK's vaccination rollout
British regulators have become the first to authorize the COVID-19 vaccine developed by American drugmaker Pfizer and Germany’s BioNTech for emergency use (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

CVS to Give Out Covid-19 Treatment in Nursing Homes
The three-month pilot program involves just 1,000 doses in seven big cities. It ’s not clear how much impact that will have as demand surges. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rebecca Robbins Tags: CVS Caremark Corporation Drugstores Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Nursing Homes Elderly your-feed-healthcare Bamlanivimab Eli Lilly and Company Source Type: news

U.N. Commission Removes Cannabis From Its Most Strict Drug Control List
The vote follows World Health Organization guidance saying that due to cannabis' therapeutic use and other factors, it "is not consistent with the criteria" for a Schedule IV drug.(Image credit: Luke Dray/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bill Chappell Source Type: news

Kratos Fortnite Skin Announced By PlayStation Studios
PlayStation have released an audio clip to tease the release of a Kratos skin in Fortnite season 5. After the Fortnite Galactus event... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Moderna to Begin Testing Its Coronavirus Vaccine in Children
The company said the trial would involve children ages 12 through 17. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Denise Grady Tags: Clinical Trials Vaccination and Immunization Children and Childhood Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Food and Drug Administration Moderna Inc your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

The UK Just Approved the Pfizer Covid Vaccine. What Happens Next?
When early results from the final trials began to roll in, scientists were well prepared. Now, they face the logistical challenge of putting the vaccine to work. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Benjamin Mueller Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Nursing Homes BioNTech SE Pfizer Inc National Health Service Belgium Great Britain European Medicines Agency Source Type: news

Study: Stress hormones may play a role in cancer recurrence
Stress hormones and immune cells called neutrophils may awaken dormant cancer cells and cause tumors to regrow after treatment, according to a study published Wednesday by Science Translational Medicine. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weekly coronavirus cases in US nursing homes hit the highest peak since spring, new report finds
A new report found that more than 16,000 coronavirus cases were recorded at US nursing homes during the week of November 15, the highest levels seen since the spring. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Damien Harris Is NFL ’ s No. 1 Running Back, According To Pro Football Focus
By Michael Hurley, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — Patriots fans have been happy to finally see Damien Harris get some run in the New England backfield, after he essentially spent his rookie season redshirting. Now that he’s gotten steady playing time, Harris has certainly turned many heads in the region — and beyond. Take, for instance, Pro Football Focus, which currently has Harris ranked as the No. 1 graded running back in the entire NFL. In a world with Dalvin Cook, Derrick Henry, Josh Jacobs, Nick Chubb, Ezekiel Elliott and a ton of other big-name running backs, it likely comes as a surprise to m...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CBS Boston Tags: NFL Patriots Sports Syndicated Sports Michael Hurley Sports News Source Type: news

First US  COVID-19 Shots Could Be Given 24-to-48 Hours After FDA Nod: Health Official First US  COVID-19 Shots Could Be Given 24-to-48 Hours After FDA Nod: Health Official
Healthcare workers and others recommended for the first COVID-19 inoculations could start getting shots within 24 hours after the vaccine receives regulatory authorizatioReuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Pfizer Covid vaccine temperature: Why does it have to be stored at -70 degrees Celsius?
PFIZER vaccine temperature: Covid vaccines appear to be getting ever closer, with the UK government now ruling the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine safe enough for mass immunisation. Why does the Pfizer Covid vaccine have to be stored a such a cold temperature, of around -70 degrees Celsius? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors could soon be prescribing you spend more time outdoors as part of new pilot program. Canada ’s first evidence-based nature...
Everyone knows going outside is good for your health, but it's actually so good your doctor can write you a prescription for it. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beverly Hills City Council votes to oppose L.A. County's outdoor dining ban
The Beverly Hills council says the outdoor dining ban amid COVID-19 hurts local businesses and isn't backed by scientific evidence. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hayley Smith Source Type: news

Covid: Should pregnant women be vaccinated? And other questions
We answer some of your questions about the approval of the Pfizer vaccine. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UN agency removes cannabis from strictest drug category
The U.N. Commission on Narcotic Drugs has voted to remove cannabis and cannabis resin from a category of the world’s most dangerous drugs, which could impact the global medical marijuana industry (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

New Rules Crack Down On Emotional Support Animals On Planes
(CNN) — Airlines don’t have to treat emotional support animals as service animals, a new rule says. The US Department of Transportation rule announced Wednesday states that “carriers are not required to recognize emotional support animals as service animals and may treat them as pets.” Air carriers are also permitted to limit service animals to dogs. The final rule on Traveling by Air with Service Animals defines a service animal as “a dog, regardless of breed or type, that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of a qualified individual with a disability, includin...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Travel CNN Service Animal Source Type: news

Why Ravens-Steelers kept getting moved, how each team is impacted, how to watch or stream and more
It's finally set to kick off, but here's everything you need to know about how it got this far (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Talk Of 'Preemptive' Pardons By Trump Raises Questions: What Can He Do?
(Source: Reuters: Health)
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LeBron James, Lakers agree to two-year, $85 million contract extension
Contract extension keeps LeBron James with Lakers through 2022-23 season, and his son Bronny will graduate in 2023 – and possibly be... (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Covid patients at some Rhode Island facilities already being moved to field hospital, CEO says
"Unfortunately, Rhode Island is headed in the wrong direction," Lifespan CEO Dr. Timothy Babineau told CNBC. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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How the U.K. Approved Pfizer ’s COVID-19 Vaccine Faster Than the U.S. and Europe
The U.K. became the first western country to authorize the use of a COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 1, when its medicines regulator gave the greenlight to the vaccine produced by Pfizer and BioNTech. The U.K.’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) gave the authorization at record speed, just three weeks after Pfizer published the first data from the final stage of its clinical trial. Later results showed the vaccine to be 95% effective in preventing illness from COVID-19. The announcement raises expectations for the impending decisions by regulators in the U.S. and the E.U., who are still poring over ...
Source: TIME: Health - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ciara Nugent Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

New Exit Numbers Going Up Along Mass Pike This Month
BOSTON (CBS) — The work to update exit numbers on Massachusetts highways comes to the Mass Pike later this month. MassDOT said installation of the new exit number signs begins on I-90 starting Dec. 13. The work will be done overnight between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. Crews will start westbound from Boston to New York, and then go eastbound from New York to Boston, taking about two weeks in each direction. At the same time, exit renumbering will also start on Route 6 from Bourne to Orleans. Construction began this fall on the project to install new exit numbers based on mileage in order to comply with federal mandates. Work i...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Mass Pike Source Type: news

More than 2.5 miles of cliff paintings found hidden in the Amazon rainforest show ancient hunter-gatherers killing Ice Age creatures
The paintings are at least 11,800 years old, and depict ancient Amazonians killing mastodons and interacting with other animals from the Ice Age. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.N. Removes Marijuana From List Of Most Dangerous Drugs
Cannabis had previously been listed alongside drugs such as heroin and cocaine. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boris Johnson: 'We must not get carried away'
Boris Johnson says it will be "some months before all the most vulnerable are protected" and we must not get "carried away with over-optimism". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
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Pelosi and Schumer back $900 billion coronavirus stimulus plan as basis for negotiations
Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer urged Mitch McConnell to use a bipartisan coronavirus stimulus plan as a basis for relief talks. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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John Mulaney Says He Was Investigated by Secret Service After ‘SNL’ Joke
John Mulaney said comments he made on “Saturday Night Live” in February resulted in the Secret Service opening an investigation into... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Police eject hundreds from Long Island house party
The Suffolk County Police broke up a party at an AirBnb house in Brookhaven, New York on Long Island. Hundreds of people were reportedly... (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Japan enacts law to make coronavirus vaccines free to residents
The Diet enacted a law Wednesday to cover the costs for residents to be vaccinated against the coronavirus, as hopes grow for the early... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19: Shoppers return to stores under England's new tier system
Non-essential shops, gyms and hairdressers can open their doors as a national lockdown ends. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

John Mulaney Tells Jimmy Kimmel How ‘SNL’ Monologue Prompted A Secret Service Investigation
John Mulaney doesn’t look like much of a threat to national security, but a joke he told last February on Saturday Night Live... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Photographer, model arrested by Egyptian police following photo shoot at ancient site
The photographer and model had staged the shoot on Monday at the stepped Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news