Free flu jab age: How old do you have to be to get the free NHS flu jab?
FLU JABS are available for free on the NHS for those of a certain age - but how old do you need to be for the free flu vaccine? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus symptoms update: Has this happened to your speech? Serious warning sign
CORONAVIRUS can produce a spectrum of effects and researchers are still trying to understand the ways in which its impact varies and why. On the serious end of the spectrum is a sign in one's speech. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIH Worried About Side Effect in Coronavirus Vaccine Trial NIH Worried About Side Effect in Coronavirus Vaccine Trial
The AstraZeneca trial is on hold in the U.S. as scientists try to unravel whether a rare neurologic condition is linked to the vaccine.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - September 15, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Study: Safer supply program can reduce engagement with illicit drug market
New research by Yale addiction specialist Ryan MacNeil finds that dispensing prescription opioids to at-risk individuals can prevent fentanyl-related overdoses. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 15, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Study: Air pollution increases stroke risk in people with AFib
Exposure to high levels of air pollution can increase the risk for stroke in people with atrial fibrillation by more than 20%, a study published Tuesday by JAMA Network Open found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
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College Professors Made Models Showing How Bad COVID-19 Would Be on Campus. Some Administrators Ignored Them
Who thought it would be a good idea to move thousands of teenagers and young adults across the country to college campuses, where, unencumbered by parental supervision, many college kids did what college kids do? Actually, Nigel Goldenfeld and Sergei Maslov, two University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign physics researchers, thought they had it figured out. They created a predictive model for the campus, which showed that with a robust, twice-a-week testing program for students, faculty and staff who are regularly on campus, a mask mandate and an app for contact tracing, COVID-19 cases could be kept below 500 people for th...
Source: TIME: Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Victoria Knight / Kaiser Health News Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Top Oxford professor behind Covid-19 vaccine reiterates safety is 'top of the list'
Sarah Gilbert, professor of vaccinology at Oxford University, said no corners were being cut when it came to ensuring that a vaccine was safe. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Coronavirus: Testing problems leaving families in limbo
Parents are missing work and children kept home from school as they wrestle with the testing system (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Massachusetts Has Highest Vaccination Rate In America, Report Says
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Vaccines Source Type: news

The COVID-19 Pandemic Has Erased Decades of Progress on Childhood Vaccination
While the world waits for a COVID-19 vaccine, children across the globe are going without shots already known to be life-saving. With the world in disarray due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of children vaccinated this year against infections like diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, measles and pneumococcal disease has fallen to levels not seen since the 1990s, according to a new report from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. “In other words,” the report reads, “we’ve been set back about 25 years in about 25 weeks.” That stark figure comes from the Gates Foundation’s annual Goalkee...
Source: TIME: Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Interventions for adults with a history of complex traumatic events: the INCiTE mixed-methods systematic review
Psychological interventions were effective and acceptable at post-treatment for reducing PTSD symptoms, depression and anxiety in people with complex trauma, but the quality of the evidence was low or unclear. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Switching antipsychotic medication to reduce sexual dysfunction in people with psychosis: the REMEDY RCT
Abstract Background Sexual dysfunction is common among people who are prescribed antipsychotic medication for psychosis. Sexual dysfunction can impair quality of life and reduce treatment adherence. Switching antipsychotic medication may help, but the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of this approach is unclear. Objective To examine whether or not switching antipsychotic medication provides a clinically effective and cost-effective method to reduce sexual dysfunction in people with psychosis. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Mapping the worldwide spread of the coronavirus
In the months since the outbreak of a new coronavirus was first reported in China late last year, millions of people have contracted it globally, with cases reported in nearly every country in the world. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Chris Alcantara Source Type: news

Can you have a flu jab if you have a cold?
FLU season is approaching and more people than ever are expected to be eligible for an NHS flu jab this year. So can you have a flu jab if you have a cold? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
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Southern Hemisphere Has Fewer Flu Cases Amid COVID
Face masks and other measures used to curb the coronavirus' spread have helped drive a lower-than-normal influenza rate in the Southern Hemisphere. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What's REALLY behind Britain's coronavirus testing fiasco?
Officials have pointed the finger at 'lab capacity' to explain why people around England are not being able to book coronavirus tests, a situation which MPs slammed as 'unacceptable' and 'a farce'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Certain medications can cause irregular heartbeat, experts warn
Healthcare professionals need to improve their knowledge of commonly used medications that can cause irregular heartbeats, according to a scientific statement from the American Heart Association published Tuesday. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
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Central Europe Largely Avoided the First Coronavirus Wave. Why Are Cases Spiking Now?
Central Europe in the past week has seen a spike in daily confirmed coronavirus cases, a major setback for a region that largely avoided the first wave of the virus in the spring. The Czech Republic, an E.U. member state of 10.7 million, registered a country record of 1,382 new infections on Sep. 11, bringing the country’s total cases to over 32,400. In the last week, nearby countries Hungary, Slovakia and Slovenia have also recorded their highest daily caseloads since the pandemic began. Infections in the Czech Republic previously peaked at around 3 cases per capita (per 100,000 residents) in late March but reached ...
Source: TIME: Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Madeline Roache Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 europe Explainer Londontime Source Type: news

Inspector General Slams FEMA Over Repeatedly Flooded Homes
These homeowners are eligible for federal help, but a new report finds that FEMA often fails to provide that assistance.(Image credit: Ryan Kellman/NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rebecca Hersher Source Type: news

COVID-19: impact on vaccination programmes, PHE
Reports assessing the impact of COVID-19-related physical distancing measures on delivery of childhood vaccination programmes in England. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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How to live longer: The tea to drink to protect against heart disease and type 2 diabetes
HOW TO live longer: The secret to long life expectancy can be largely attributed to what we put in our bodies. In general, a healthy diet is considered best for long life expectancy. But individual foods and drinks have also been hailed for their life-boosting properties - one tea in particular. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shortage of COVID-19 testing hurts efforts to fight 2nd wave
Hospitals in England say a shortage of COVID-19 tests in the U.K. is jeopardizing efforts to restore medical services and prepare for a potential surge in coronavirus cases this winter (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Commentary: I'm lost without live theater. My wish list for how the digital show can go on
Theater critic Charles McNulty dreams up the ultimate Zoom theater season. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charles McNulty Source Type: news

Coronavirus UK: 3,600 died from preventable conditions in lockdown
Dr Sonya Babu-Narayan, associate medical director at the British Heart Foundation, said there needs to be clearer messaging that hospitals are safe. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIH and FDA Examine Serious Side Effect That Surfaced in COVID Vaccine Trial
Regulators in the United Kingdom allowed the AstraZeneca vaccine trial to resume, but U.S. regulators continue to investigate. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Column: Banks say cardholders can get help during the pandemic. But it may not be easy
Most banks have programs to assist credit card customers facing hardship because of the pandemic. But consumer advocates say not everyone will qualify. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Lazarus Source Type: news

NIH 'very concerned' about serious side effect in AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine trial
The Food and Drug Administration is weighing whether to follow British regulators in resuming a coronavirus vaccine trial that was halted when a participant suffered spinal cord damage, even as the National Institutes of Health has launched an investigation of the case. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Germany boosts own vaccine makers in race for COVID-19 jab
Germany says it is providing up to $892 million to support three domestic pharmaceutical companies developing vaccines against the new coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Health Ranger warns America: We must beg God for forgiveness as a NATION, and pray for redemption or be overrun by Black Lives Matter DEMONS
(Natural News) The crisis America is facing today isn’t merely a “current events” crisis involving riots, arson, attacks on police and extreme censorship of conservatives and Christians. It’s much more than that: It’s actually a spiritual war being waged across this planet, with left-wing demons rising up to try to destroy society, mass murder Christians... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Calls grow for increased COVID-19 testing as public health officials update Canadians
Some provinces are scrambling to increase testing capacity as coronavirus infections spike across Canada and lineups at COVID-19 testing sites see a significant influx of people.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news

CLAIM: Pharma giant Gilead sent death threats to French doctor for telling the world that hydroxychloroquine cures COVID-19
(Natural News) French scientist Dr. Didier Raoult, who successfully cured at least 80 Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) patients with hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), has come forward with claims that Gilead Sciences, Inc., a “deep state”-run biopharmaceutical company with ties to Donald Rumsfeld, recently sent him death threats for telling the world about this simple, inexpensive cure for the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Black women again turn to midwives, some fearing coronavirus in hospitals
In recent decades, black women have generally shunned midwifery, a tradition among slaves from Africa. Now there are signs it is making a comeback. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rachel Scheier Source Type: news

NIH is 'very concerned' about serious side effect in coronavirus vaccine trial
The NIH has launched an investigation into the case of a patient who suffered spinal cord damage after joining AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine trial. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Arthur Allen, Liz Szabo Source Type: news

Oregon fire officials prepare for "mass fatality" event – do they know something we don't?
(Natural News) It is now being reported that Oregon Fire Marshal Jim Walker has officially resigned from his post after being placed on administrative leave due to the state’s alleged mishandling of the wildfires. We have since learned that Walker will be succeeded by Chief Deputy Mariana Ruiz-Temple, who will oversee what some state officials... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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The Oscars will force “diversity quotas” to promote transgender, liberal rainbow characters in all Hollywood movies
(Natural News) Emmy Award-winning actress Kirstie Alley went public with the Oscar’s new dictatorial plan for all upcoming Hollywood movies. Starting in 2024, the Academy of Motion pictures will institute “diversity quotas” as a requirement for selecting “Best Picture” at upcoming Oscar award ceremonies. The Oscars will now be in the business of dictating artistic... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Pill pushers: Today's medical students are not taught about nutrition despite growing burden of diet-related disease
(Natural News) Future medical professionals are at risk of becoming “pill-pushers” – healthcare experts unfit to provide nutritional support to patients. A review published in the Lancet analyzed previous studies on medical education and found that nutrition education isn’t adequately incorporated in current medical curricula. Many students and professionals lacked the necessary expertise in nutritional care. Meanwhile, existing nutrition courses are... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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An invisible danger: Coronavirus pandemic a threat to the mental health of Americans
(Natural News) The Wuhan coronavirus continues to be one for the books, much like the anthrax attacks of 2001 or the financial crisis of 2008. However, these earlier crises that rocked the country were isolated, with one a national security crisis while the other was a financial crisis. These events were more limited in scope... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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New York Exodus: New Yorkers leaving in droves due to crime, overreaching coronavirus restrictions and high taxes
(Natural News) New York City is experiencing a mass exodus. Many of its rich and middle-class residents are leaving, and they are doing so because of the paralyzed economic opportunities that came with protracted Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown measures. In addition, they’re leaving because of the high rate of crime and gun violence, as well... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Meth shipments entering the U.S. from Mexican border in record numbers during coronavirus pandemic
(Natural News) It may not be business as usual for restaurants and hair salons throughout the U.S. thanks to the coronavirus crisis, but methamphetamines have been coming across the border at an all-time high in recent months. This is according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers, who report that Mexican cartels have been finding... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Young NYC protesters arrested for rioting lead lives of wealth and privilege
(Natural News) There has been a lot of talk about white privilege and the systemic racism it supposedly causes as the reason behind so many of the protests taking place lately, so it was pretty ironic to see the mug shots of a group of rioters recently released by the police. The New York Post... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Pennsylvania cops shoot deranged Hispanic man threatening them with knife – will BLM make him a national "hero," too?
(Natural News) Another police shooting is being reported out of Pennsylvania, where recently released bodycam footage shows 27-year-old Ricardo Munoz “brandishing a knife over his head” in a threatening manner before being shot dead by police officers. Munoz had reportedly been awaiting trial for stabbing and seriously injuring four people at the time when cops... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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National guidance for the recovery of elective surgery in children, RCPCH (updated 14th September 2020)
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the cessation of all but the most urgent elective children's surgical cases during the period of peak prevalence of infection in the general population. In the period March to May 2020 over 50,000 children in England had surgery from all surgical specialties postponed. There is an urgent requirement to re-establish elective children's surgical services. 11 September - Guidance has been updated to reflect 2 External 0 0 0national infection prevention and control guidance from Public Health England (PDF) false https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/a...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These immunocompromised college students felt isolated when the fall semester began. So they did something about it
At first, Cameron Lynch thought she would need prepared questions for the group to discuss in their first Zoom call. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What you need to know about coronavirus today
More than half a million children in the United States have been diagnosed with Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children's Hospital Association. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 work health assessment guidance updated, NHS Employers (updated 15th September 2020)
NHS Employers has updated its 2 External 0 0 0COVID-19 work health assessment guidance false https://www.nhsemployers.org/covid19/assurance/preemployment-checks/work-health-assessments true false%>. The new guidance highlights the importance of working with occupational health departments to provide support and guidance to staff, whether they are new to the service, are being redeployed or are returning the workforce under the retire/return scheme managed by NHS England and Improvement. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Latest COVID-19 guidance update, NHS Employers (updated 11th September 2020)
Updated 2 External 0 0 0 tax advice false https://www.nhsemployers.org/covid19/staff-terms-and-conditions/staff-terms-and-conditions-faqs/travel-tax-and-miscellaneous true false%> has been published within the COVID-19 guidance for workforce leaders. This follows confirmation from HMRC that employers are able to pay the tax and national insurance contributions for any COVID-19 related benefit or expense. The rules on 2 External 0 0 0 PAYE settlement agreements false https://www.gov.uk/paye-settlement-agreements false false%> have been relaxed in order to facilitate this. The guidance sets out how this applies to spec...
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Here's why a vaccine will not stop the Covid-19 pandemic right away
Dr. Umair Shah remembers the last mass vaccination campaign the US waged. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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COVID-19: background information, PHE (updated 14th September 2020)
Information on COVID-19 including epidemiology, virology and clinical features. 14 September 2020 Updated global case numbers. 11 September 2020 Updated global case numbers. 9 September 2020 Updated global case numbers. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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Care homes across England are shutting to visitors due to an uptick in coronavirus infections
Care UK and HC One, two of the largest care home operators in England, have already closed dozens of homes to visitors having re-opened them over the summer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Combination antimicrobial susceptibility testing for acute exacerbations in chronic infection of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in cystic fibrosis
Current evidence, limited to one RCT (n=132), is insufficient to determine effect of choosing antibiotics based on combination antimicrobial susceptibility testing vs conventional antimicrobial susceptibility testing. Further investigation is required. This is an updated version of a previously published review. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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