The Case For Sending Drug Users Home From The Hospital With Open IV Lines
When patients need long-term treatment with IV antibiotics, hospitals usually let them do it at home — but not if they have a history of injection drug use. A Boston program wants to change that.(Image credit: Jesse Costa/WBUR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Martha Bebinger Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes symptoms: A certain sensation could signal the chronic health condition
TYPE 2 diabetes is a growing health issue in British society. It's when there's too much sugar in the blood and, left unmanaged, it can - and does - lead to potentially fatal incidences. What sensation could indicate you have the health condition? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Julie Walters reveals bowel cancer diagnosis - what are the warning signs?
DAME JULIE WATERS, 69, has opened up about her secret bowel cancer battle after she was diagnosed 18 months ago. The shock diagnosis came after the star experienced a number of symptoms - what are the main warning signs of bowel caner? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The outrageous way Australian university is getting around coronavirus travel ban
Western Sydney University told its international students on Wednesday it would subside the cost of airfares and accommodation to allow them to reach Australia 'through a third country'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pioneering heart valve that grows inside the body could transform lives of children with defects
The prosthetic created by Boston Children's Hospital has been hailed as a huge step forward in medical care. In young lambs, it expanded with the growth of their own hearts. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dame Julie Walters reveals shock of bowel cancer diagnosis
The actress tells Victoria Derbyshire her next film, The Secret Garden, could possibly be her last. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nebraska doctors treat quarantined coronavirus patients with chicken soup and Tylenol
Doctors at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, where 13 Americans are quarantined for coronavirus, are providing patients with comforts such as chicken soup. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Korea confirms first death of person infected with coronavirus
South Korea reported on Wednesday the first death in the country of a person infected with coronavirus and 22 new cases bringing the total to 104. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Yonhap news agency says South Korea has reported its first death from the new virus
(Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Lyme disease symptoms: A certain feeling in the head could be a warning sign
LYME disease is a bacterial infection which could lead to severe physical and mental problems if not diagnosed at an early stage. Spotting the early warning signs will ensure prompt treatment and noticing this peculiar feeling in the head could mean you're at risk. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Australian evacuees from virus-hit ship begin 2nd quarantine
Around 180 Australians evacuated from a virus-stricken cruise ship in Japan have arrived in the city of Darwin to begin a second quarantine period (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health 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

More test positive on cruise ship as virus death toll tops 2,100
Hundreds of passengers stuck for weeks on the coronavirus-plagued Diamond Princess in Japan are finally getting their freedom, even as dozens more test positive. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News 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

UK to evacuate passengers from quarantined cruise ship in Japan
British passengers will be evacuated from a cruise ship that had been quarantined for two weeks off the coast of Japan after hundreds of people on board fell ill with the coronavirus. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

High blood pressure warning: The afternoon activity shown to raise your reading
HIGH blood pressure is a potentially deadly condition triggered by an accumulation of unhealthy lifestyle decisions, such as eating an unhealthy diet. While the effects of eating a poor diet are well documented, new research reveals a surprising risk factor tied to high blood pressure - a popular afternoon activity. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Japan Reports 2 Deaths Among Cruise Ship Passengers
The virus continues to spread in China, though more slowly. New cases in countries like Japan and Iran have experts concerned about getting it under control quickly. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Tests (Medical) Cruises China Hong Kong Japan Yokohama (Japan) Source Type: news

Australia extends ban on China arrivals to fourth week on coronavirus worries
Australia will extend a ban on arrivals from mainland China into a fourth week to contain the risk of exposure to the coronavirus, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Researchers discover how to deactivate influenza protein that turns off innate immunity
(Natural News) Research on the influenza virus has come a long way. One of the most significant discoveries about the virus is the role of Non-Structural Protein 1 (NS1) in influenza virus A infection and pathogenesis. According to earlier studies, NS1 plays a critical role by antagonizing the host cell’s anti-viral response. But while scientists... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Newly discovered compound used by bacteria found to break down environmental pollutants
(Natural News) Environmental pollution is considered one of the biggest global threats. It is defined as the introduction of harmful contaminants to the environment through various means. These contaminants, or pollutants, can cause serious damage to the ecosystem and can even destroy the balance of the environment. According to a report by Pure Earth, a non-profit... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

From chip implants to gyms: Russians push the boundaries of BIOHACKING
(Natural News) While our bodies provide us with many natural gifts, there are those who have turned to technology to expand their capabilities. In Russia, a growing number of people are turning to biohacking, a growing movement that sees followers “upgrading” their bodies with a mix of experimental technology and do-it-yourself health fixes. One of the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diet vs. lifestyle: Vegetable compounds are beneficial to gut microbiota, but for how long?
(Natural News) A balanced gut microbiome is essential to good health. Achieving the perfect balance between the viruses, fungi and bacteria within the body – some of which are harmful – prevents disease.  At the same time, this balance boosts immunity, strengthens the heart, assists in weight control, and in many other ways contributes to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayor of South Korean city of Daegu urges its 2.5 million people to refrain from going outside as its virus cases spike
(Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Half of transgender youth avoid disclosing gender identity to healthcare providers
Nearly half of transgender youth avoid disclosing their gender identity to healthcare providers for fear of discrimination and stigmatization, a new study shows. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New virus has infected more than 75,000 people globally
A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 75,000 people globally (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus claims lives of two passengers from Diamond Princess cruise ship, Japanese media says
China reported that the rate of new cases is declining, but international experts remained wary. (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

Japan's health ministry says 2 elderly cruise ship passengers who were hospitalized with viral infection have died
(Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

China says number of new virus cases rose by just 394 from previous day, death toll rises by 114
(Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Clinicians' Challenge:'Bring Climate Change to the Bedside'Clinicians' Challenge:'Bring Climate Change to the Bedside '
Over 100 healthcare leaders gathered at a Boston symposium recently to discuss the urgent need to move climate change from theory into practice to'prevent the harms that are foreseeable. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Restaurant owner targeted by coronavirus rumour bewildered by lies spread online
Lily Yung, owner of of Grand Crystal Seafood Restaurant in Burnaby's Crystal Mall, said a rumour involving an employee circulating on WeChat tanked her family's business in less than 24 hours. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Nottingham fitness instructor 'on the pole between contractions'
Kat Bailey is pregnant with her second child and intends on continuing pole fitness until four weeks before her due date. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New coronavirus case confirmed among cruise ship evacuees
A new case of coronavirus has been confirmed among people evacuated from a cruise ship to a California military base (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Babies 'face birth defect risk if their mothers take penicillin alternatives during pregnancy'
Research by University College London said that the risk of heart, brain or genital defects was 55 per cent higher among babies whose mothers took macrolide antibiotics during their pregnancy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Macrolide Antibiotics Early in Pregnancy Tied to Birth Defects
Taking antibiotics like erythromycin, clarithromycin or azithromycin early in the course of pregnancy may increase the risk of birth defects. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Antibiotics Pregnancy and Childbirth Birth Defects Heart Infections Source Type: news

‘Germ Blaster’ Helping Fight Flu Season In Haverhill Schools
HAVERHILL (CBS) – With a four percent absence rate among students and staff, Haverhill Public Schools are combating flu season with their weapon of choice – a germ blaster. Disinfecting tablets are dropped into water and loaded into the spray gun. The germ blaster then shoots a chlorine-based mist, which sanitizes the surface. It’s only done when students aren’t in school – like vacation week. Senior custodian Tomas Tavera believes the tool is much more effective than typical cleaning practices. The germ blaster mist gets into spots that are tricky to clean (WBZ-TV) “The chemical will ge...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Flu Haverhill News Source Type: news

With mom and daughters out of coronavirus quarantine, a Wisconsin family is happy to be together again
It's been a tough few weeks for families separated by the coronavirus. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No US coronavirus cases were caught by airport temperature checks. Here's what has worked
While the CDC has screened more than 30,000 passengers in the past month, not a single US coronavirus case has been caught by airport temperature checks, according to a CNN investigation. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eczema treatment: An oil proven to help relieve symptoms of eczema
ECZEMA is a condition where patches of skin become inflamed, red, itchy, cracked and rough. The condition can negatively affect one's life. What is the best treatment that can help relieve the symptoms of eczema? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Honey-glazed sweet potatoes
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cabinet okays Bill to regulate Rs 3,000 crore fertility industry
The bill proposes a fine of up to Rs 10 lakh for anyone indulging in sale of embryo or trafficking at the first instance, and jail term of up to 12 years after that. It seeks to establish a national registry and registration authority which will be applicable to all medical professionals and clinics operating or providing services in the field of ART. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CONFIRMED: CoVid-19 coronavirus found to contain unique "gain-of-function" property "for efficient spreading in the human population" ... exact quote from science paper just published in Antiviral Research
(Natural News) We now have bombshell, smoking gun evidence that the CoVid-19 “Wuhan” coronavirus was specifically engineered as an offensive biological warfare weapon, designed to target to exterminate human beings. A new study published in the peer-reviewed journal Antiviral Research (Vol. 16, April 2020) is entitled, “The spike glycoprotein of the new coronavirus 2019-nCoV contains... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More test positive on cruise ship as virus death toll tops 2,000
Hundreds of passengers stuck for weeks on the coronavirus-plagued Diamond Princess in Japan are finally getting their freedom, even as dozens more test positive. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus Live Updates: Japan Prepares to Release More Cruise Ship Passengers
The virus continues to spread in China, though more slowly. New cases in countries like Japan and Iran have experts concerned about getting it under control quickly. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Tests (Medical) Cruises China Hong Kong Japan Yokohama (Japan) Source Type: news

China's virus center vows no patient unchecked as cases fall
New virus cases in China are continuing to fall as protective suit-clad inspectors go door-to-door in the epicenter to find every infected person (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Exposure to Cleaning Products May Compromise Infants' Lungs Exposure to Cleaning Products May Compromise Infants' Lungs
Infants who were frequently exposed to household cleaning products during their first 3 months of life were at higher risk for asthma by age 3 years, data from a Canadian birth cohort suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

80 is not the new 70: Age may bias heart care, study finds
People are more likely to buy things when prices end in 99 cents rather than rounded up to the next dollar (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

I Tried 6 Popular Anti-Snoring Devices. Here ’s How They Did.
Plenty of devices promise to stop snoring. We found only a few that actually seem to work. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rachel Cericola Tags: Sleep Snoring Apnea (Sleep Disorder) Mobile Applications your-feed-wirecutter Source Type: news

Passengers leave ship docked off Japan after quarantine ends
Hundreds of passengers left the cruise ship Diamond Princess after their two-week quarantine in Japan ended (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Woman's 'liver cancer tumor' that was the size of a grapefruit turned out to be a rare parasite
Cassidy Armstrong, 36, of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, was diagnosed with liver cancer in late 2019 but, after the tumor was removed, it was discovered she actually had a rare parasite. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Factbox: Global efforts to develop vaccines, drugs to fight the coronavirus
Researchers and drug companies are scrambling to develop vaccines and treatments to fight the new coronavirus that emerged in central China in December and has spread to more than two dozen countries, killing more than 2,000 people. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news