Fauci says 'divisive state' of US interferes with COVID-19 response
'One of the things that gets in the way is that we are in such a divisive state in society that it tends to get politicized,' Dr Fauci said when asked about mixed messages on The Daily Show on Monday night. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK's Johnson slams brakes on reopening as COVID cases surge
British PM Johnson slammed the brakes on the country’s return to offices. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Epidemic curves organised by reporting date and specimen date, CEBM (published 21st September 2020)
We compare two ways to draw epidemic curves using current Spanish and England COVID-19 case data and show that one supports the idea of a continued growth in cases, the other shows initial rapid growth followed by a flattening of the curve. We consider the lack of clarity on the date of onset of symptoms in the data used in today's briefing hinders meaningful interpretation. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

National guidance for the management of children with bronchiolitis and lower respiratory tract infections during COVID-19, RCPCH (updated 22nd September 2020)
These recommendations on the management of children with bronchiolitis and lower respiratory tract infections in hospital settings during COVID-19 are for clinicians to support winter planning in partnership with local infection control prevention teams. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stomach bloating: Best oil known to help irritable bowel syndrome and reduce symptoms
STOMACH bloating is a condition felt by everyone at some point in their lives. The condition can often be painful and feel extremely uncomfortable. Fortunately, there is a way to reduce those symptoms by using a certain oil. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: 'We've reached a perilous turning point', says Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson says new restrictions being introduced in England could prevent tougher rules later. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Actions for early years and childcare providers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, DforE (updated 22nd September 2020)
What childcare services early years settings, childminders and local authorities need to provide during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. 22 September 2020 Added new content on face coverings, toothbrushing, local lockdowns, music, dance and drama, pregnant women, visitors, visits, informal childcare, EYFS disapplications, supporting wellbeing, SEND legislation, journeys, dual settings, reopening of building emergen cy first aid, Job retention Bonus Scheme. Updated information on funding to align with other funding guidance, employer health and safety and equalities duties, shielding and safeguarding, managing C...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In Arkansas, Backlash Against Pesticide Regulation Gets Personal
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dan Charles Source Type: news

Canada's top doctor warns of sharp rise in COVID-19 cases if Canadians don't follow guidelines
Canada is at a "crossroads" in its pandemic battle and the actions of individual Canadians will decide whether there's a massive spike in COVID-19 cases coming, according to the latest projections from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Health officials to release new COVID-19 forecast as infections rise across country
Federal health officials will present new modelling today that outlines best- and worst-case scenarios for how COVID-19 cases could rise and fall across Canada. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Keep Desiccated Thyroid as a Treatment Option for Hypothyroidism Keep Desiccated Thyroid as a Treatment Option for Hypothyroidism
Time spent in normal thyroid range over 3 years was the same whether patients took levothyroxine or desiccated thyroid; editorial says keeping the latter in the treatment tool kit is important.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Evaluating detection of SARS-CoV-2: AntiBodies at Home study, PHE
The EDSAB-HOME research study is evaluating the detection of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies using home testing kits. These kits are called lateral flow immunoassays. They appear similar to a pregnancy test kit and analyse a small amount of blood obtained from a finger prick. The study is being run by Public Health England at the request of the Department of Health and Social Care. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hispanics and CVD: Country of Origin Matters Hispanics and CVD: Country of Origin Matters
Hispanic, Latino -- the lingo and migratory patterns have changed over time, which is why clinicians should not assume that all patients share the same risk profiles, cautions Ileana Pi ñ a, MD.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Professor Lockdown stands by doomsday forecast that sent Britain into lockdown
Professor Ferguson, an epidemiologist at Imperial College London, said hospitals in the capital city were close to getting overloaded during the peak of Britain's coronavirus crisis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Latest: India to avoid big gatherings during festivals
Health officials says citizens of India should celebrate the upcoming festive season without large gatherings (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Some see irony in virus' impact on Mayflower commemoration
A disease outbreak that wiped out large numbers of the Native inhabitants of what is now New England gave the Pilgrims a beachhead in the “New World.” (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Weekly coronavirus deaths RISE in England and Wales for the first time in five months
Data from the Office for National Statistics chimes with death counts from the UK's Department of Health which show the trend has risen from an average of 7 daily deaths to 22 in a fortnight. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Greece: Prosecutors told to put anti-maskers on trial
Judicial authorities in Greece have received instructions to pursue the prosecution of anti-mask activists with fast-tracked trials and penalties for convictions of up to a year in prison (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

U.K. PM Boris Johnson reimposes restrictions as COVID-19 cases surge
The U.K. prime minister said the nation was at a "perilous turning point" in its fight against the novel coronavirus as he announced a package of new restrictions Tuesday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

U.K. PM Boris Johnson reimposes restrictions as COVID cases surge
U.K. prime minister said the nation was at a "perilous turning point" in its fight against the novel coronavirus. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

How to live longer: A juice to fight against cancer, reduce wrinkles and boost longevity
HOW TO live longer is a question posed by many and often the answer can be found in ancient practices and faraway lands who have impressive health spans. A certain drink is said to hold powerful ingredients that not only reduce cancer risk but also help to fight against wrinkles and boost longevity. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aspirin for Primary Prevention of CVD in Rheumatic Diseases Aspirin for Primary Prevention of CVD in Rheumatic Diseases
"The message for rheumatologists is it needs to be prescribed on an individual basis, rather than based on diagnosis of a rheumatic condition - at least until we have better evidence," said M. Elaine Husni, MD.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Back pain warning: It can be a sign of pancreatic cancer - how to tell
BACK pain can be attributed to a host of causes and it is not usually serious. In rare instances, it can be a sign of pancreatic cancer - here's how to tell. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Column: Scam utility calls are the latest pandemic ploy to target your cash
Utilities nationwide and throughout California are warning customers to ignore fraudulent calls threatening a service shutdown if you don't pay some cash. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Lazarus Source Type: news

Column: Your power probably isn't shutting off, regardless of what the 'utility' says
Utilities nationwide and throughout California are warning customers to ignore fraudulent calls threatening a service shutdown if you don't pay some cash. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Lazarus Source Type: news

How is Little Saigon curbing coronavirus? By respecting elders, authorities and masks
The low numbers of COVID-19 cases in Orange County's Little Saigon are tied to cultural habits and consistent behavior. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anh Do Source Type: news

Coronavirus Upends College Admissions Tests, Creating Chaos for Students
An Iowa school district that defied a reopening order is moving toward a “hybrid” model. South Korea suspends a plan to provide free flu shots to 19 million people. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

When is flu jab available from?
FLU JABS are annually given to those most at risk of developing severe illness from flu. This year the scheme has expanded to include double the number of vaccinations. But when is the flu jab available from? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK leader: Britain at “perilous turning point,” scraps back-to-work drive, tightens restrictions amid virus resurgence
UK leader: Britain at “perilous turning point,” scraps back-to-work drive, tightens restrictions amid virus resurgence (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Projection versus reality: Experts say Britain could fall well short of Prof Vallance's warning
Sir Patrick Vallance yesterday said he believed the epidemic in the UK was doubling every seven days, which would lead to 200 deaths a day by mid-November. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chicken pox symptoms: Why do we get chicken pox? Can you be immune?
CHICKEN POX is an infection that mainly affects children. But why do we get chicken pox? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: PM says Covid 'complacency could be our undoing'
Boris Johnson says new restrictions are needed now to avoid "more drastic action" in the future. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid restrictions: PM sets out new hospitality and face covering rules
Pubs must close earlier, higher fines for not wearing masks, and weddings will again be restricted. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

France's weak spot: Virus infections rise at nursing homes
For the first time in months, virus infections and deaths in French nursing homes are on the rise again (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Column: She tried to rent motel rooms for homeless people. A NIMBY hospital stopped her
Excuses abound as to why California can't bring more homeless people off the streets. In Bakersfield, a hospital blocked the use of a motel for housing. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erika D. Smith Source Type: news

'No safety, no learning': Many Orange County teachers protest reopening schools
As campuses begin to reopen, teachers watch anxiously and some are raising concerns publicly, including Orange County teachers who led a protest and signed a petition. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Howard Blume, Andrew J. Campa, Stephanie Lai Source Type: news

Late-Onset Neutropenia Common in Patients on Rituximab Late-Onset Neutropenia Common in Patients on Rituximab
"Even though most [cases] are incidental and can be self-limiting, some can be severe and associated with sepsis."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Rheumatology Feels Impact of COVID-19 Telehealth Boom Rheumatology Feels Impact of COVID-19 Telehealth Boom
Rheumatologists are waiting to see whether changes in telehealth payments and regulations made during the pandemic and changing patient preferences for such visits stay put.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Tuesday
Concerns are being raised that not enough is being done to protect Canada's most vulnerable population as cases of COVID-19 resurface inside long-term care facilities. Here's a look at what's happening with the coronavirus in Canada and around the world.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news

As Europe faces 2nd wave of virus, tracing apps lack impact
Mobile apps tracing new COVID cases were touted as a key part of Europe’s plan to beat the coronavirus outbreak (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Sikh man assaulted in England; asked if he was a Taliban member
Vaneet Singh told the police that the men also stuck drugs up his nose and tried to pull his turban off A Punjab-born Sikh taxi driver... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to lose visceral fat: Increasing your sleep by this amount may reduce belly fat
HOW TO lose visceral fat: Storing too much fat near vital organs can prove life-threatening. Fortunately, visceral fat can be tackled by making healthy lifestyle tweaks, such as improving your sleeping pattern. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Your Blood Tells You About Cancer
Blood tests can tell us a lot about what’s going on in our bodies—from whether we’re eating too much sugar to whether we’re harboring any infectious diseases. Scientists lately have been working on ways to use similar diagnostic tools for cancer, which have the potential to dramatically increase the amount of information doctors use to figure out the best treatments for their patients. Called liquid biopsies, these tests are designed to pick up genetic material shed by cancer tumors into the blood, which lets doctors avoid the invasive procedures needed to extract samples directly from tumors. That ...
Source: TIME: Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Headaches could indicate malignant hypertension – what is it?
HIGH blood pressure is a common condition and often referred to as the silent killer. Headaches and hypertension are linked and could indicate an emergency. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surge in smokers trying to quit see increase success rates in 2020
This year's Stoptober campaign is calling on smokers to put their lungs first and breathe easier ahead of the flu season (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flu jab 2020: Who’s eligible for a free vaccine?
Drive-through clinics and extra staff could boost England's biggest flu vaccination programme. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Using  economic development to improve health and reduce health inequalities, The Health Foundation
This report sets out how economic development can be used to improve people's health and reduce health inequalities in the UK. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has shown us that people's health and the economy cannot be viewed independently. Both are necessary foundations of a flourishing and prosperous society. The report sets out a series of recommendations to support policymakers, researchers and changemakers in taking action to create more inclusive economies that enhance health. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Dialysis Patients Bring Treatment Home More Dialysis Patients Bring Treatment Home
The increase in home dialysis has accelerated recently, spurred by social-distancing requirements, increased use of telehealth and remote monitoring technologies — and fear of the virus.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

For Young People ’s Sexual Health, the Pandemic Changes the Game
The pandemic may offer opportunities to help adolescents and young adults make good decisions regarding sexual and social behavior. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Perri Klass, M.D. Tags: Sex Teenagers and Adolescence Birth Control and Family Planning Youth Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Colleges and Universities Dating and Relationships Parenting Source Type: news

Understanding and sustaining the health care service shifts accelerated by COVID-19, The Health Foundation
This analysis explores what has enabled rapid shifts in the delivery and use of NHS services during the pandemic, and what will be needed to sustain beneficial changes in the future. Despite huge strain on the health care system, several factors have made rapid change possible, including:'top-down clarity and bottom-up agency'by enabling local freedoms to implement changes within national guidelines; more time and permission for clinicians to innovate; support from regulators. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news