Coronavirus outbreak has 'pandemic potential' but it's not there yet, WHO says
The deadly outbreak of a novel coronavirus has raised concern worldwide but it has not developed yet into a full-blown pandemic, according to the World Health Organization. Here's why. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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Cutting salt likely to prevent future heart disease, even if you're not at risk now
A large meta-analysis finds that reducing sodium levels in our food lowers blood pressure in all of us, even those without hypertension, which could be a way to fight the number one killer: heart disease. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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21 of the world's 30 cities with the worst air pollution are in India
India has once again topped an annual list of cities with the worst air quality in the world, according to a new report, while Chinese cities have continued to show improvements from the previous year. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
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American coronavirus cases rise to 53 with six newly-diagnosed people in Texas
San Antonio, Texas officials confirmed Monday that six American evacuees quarantined there - including one from Wuhan, China, and five from the Diamond Princess ship tested positive. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Celebrities are beating cancer and avoiding opioids for pain relief by turning to cannabis instead
(Natural News) For many years, surgery, chemotherapy and radiation were promoted as the only effective options in the treatment of cancer. In recent years, however, an increasing number of people have been turning to alternative ways to beat this deadly disease. One of the most popular – and effective – of these natural treatments is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Netflix's'Stranger Things' Raised Awareness About Rare Disorder Netflix's'Stranger Things' Raised Awareness About Rare Disorder
Popular TV shows can help raise awareness and public interest in rare diseases, as the Netflix series"Stranger Things" has done for a little-known bone-growth disorder, a study shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
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Google in hot water again, this time for discrimination
(Natural News) Google is no stranger to controversy. Already drowning in privacy issues, the tech giant certainly does not need any more bad publicity right now. Nonetheless, it looks like more issues are looming for the world’s greatest disseminator of information. As reported by CNET, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – the federal... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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As concern grows, China, South Korea report more virus cases
China and South Korea have reported more cases of a new viral illness that has been concentrated in North Asia (Source: ABC News: Health)
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U.S. School Lunch Overhaul Tied to Healthier Meals for Kids U.S. School Lunch Overhaul Tied to Healthier Meals for Kids
An overhaul of school lunch nutrition standards seems to have driven dramatic improvements in the healthiness of meals served to millions of kids nationwide, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
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Coronavirus: Worst-hit countries boost containment efforts
It comes as the number of cases globally surpasses 80,000 and amid fears of a possible pandemic. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
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ENDANGERING the Pacific Ocean: Japanese proposal to dump radioactive water from disabled nuclear power plant gets APPROVAL
(Natural News) In December 2019, a government-appointed panel proposed that the best way to dispose of the radioactive water stored in Japan’s disabled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant is to release it into the Pacific Ocean. This is the first of two suggestions from the committee counseling Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) on... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Germany is looking to pass a bill that will require social media sites to report “illegal content” to the police – but critics say it's prone to abuse
(Natural News) Germany is looking to tighten the screws on sites like Facebook and Twitter. Last week, the country’s ministers waved through a bill that will require social media companies to proactively report illegal content to the police or face fines that can reach up to 50 million euros ($50 million). Under existing German law, messages that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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The human brain is constantly starving for information: What happens when the brain gorges on useless data?
(Natural News) Just like how it gets easily addicted to junk food and its empty nutrients, the human brain can also get addicted to empty information, say researchers from the University of California (UC), Berkeley. The study, published in the journal PNAS, revealed how the brain becomes addicted to empty information — a phenomenon people could be... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Patients May Care Less About ER Doctor's Race, Gender Than Assumed Patients May Care Less About ER Doctor's Race, Gender Than Assumed
In an online experiment, people gave"simulated" emergency room doctors roughly the same satisfaction rating regardless of the healthcare provider's gender or color.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
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Bahrain temporarily stops Dubai, Sharjah flights over virus
The tiny island nation of Bahrain temporarily has halted all flights between it and the world's busiest airport for international travel in Dubai over the new coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Japan urges telecommuting, staggered shifts to curb coronavirus
The Japanese government on Tuesday urged companies to recommend telecommuting and staggered shifts for workers in a bid to curb the spread of the new coronavirus. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Soccer: Japan postpones Cup games due to coronavirus concerns
Japan's J.League says it has postponed seven Levian Cup matches scheduled for Wednesday due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak and is considering postponing all domestic soccer games through the first half of March. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Washington pledges $1 billion for coronavirus vaccine as pandemic risks grow
U.S. President Donald Trump will seek $2.5 billion from Congress to fight the coronavirus epidemic and U.S. and South Korean militaries are considering scaling back joint training as the virus spreads in Europe and the Middle East. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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All 16 of Vietnam's coronavirus sufferers cured
All 16 people in Vietnam infected with a new coronavirus have been cured, the health ministry said on Tuesday, adding that no new cases have been recorded since Feb. 13. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Outbreak in Northern Italy Poses National Challenge
China appears to be getting the disease under control, but rapidly expanding outbreaks in Iran, South Korea and Italy are raising fears of a broader epidemic. Milan, usually buzzing with activity, is eerily quiet. (Source: NYT Health)
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Battle against coronavirus turns to Italy; Wall Street falls on pandemic fears
The coronavirus death toll climbed to seven in Italy on Monday and several Middle East countries were dealing with their first infections, sending markets into a tailspin over fears of a global pandemic even as China eased curbs with no new cases reported in Beijing and other cities. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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China aviation regulator says flights outside of Hubei to resume gradually
Flights in China halted in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak will resume gradually as factories and businesses reopen but those to Hubei province, the virus's epicenter, will remain suspended, the country's aviation regulator said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Factbox: Airlines suspend flights due to coronavirus outbreak
Airlines have been suspending flights or modifying service in response to the coronavirus outbreak. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Trump administration seeks $2.5 billion in funds to fight coronavirus
The Trump administration is asking Congress for $2.5 billion to fight the fast-spreading coronavirus, including more than $1 billion for vaccines, the White House said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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One of Korean Air's cabin crew tests positive for coronavirus
One of the cabin crew of Korean Air has tested positive for coronavirus, the airline said on Tuesday, prompting it to shut its office near the Incheon International Airport, where the crew briefing room is located. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Thailand reports two new virus cases, bringing total to 37
Thailand confirmed two new cases of the coronavirus, a senior health official said, bringing the total infections in the country to 37. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Trump's request for $2.5 billion to fight coronavirus 'inadequate', Pelosi says
U.S. President Donald Trump's request for $2.5 billion in supplemental funds to combat a coronavirus outbreak is "long overdue" and "completely inadequate" to the scale of the emergency, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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China to keep strict control, prevention measures in virus epicenter
China's national health commission says it will continue to take the strictest control and prevention measures in Hubei province, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, according to a statement on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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South Korea to test 200,000 members of church at centre of coronavirus outbreak
South Korean health authorities said on Tuesday they aim to test more than 200,000 members of a church at the centre of a surge of new coronavirus cases that has taken the country's tally to 893. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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New virus has infected over 80,000 people globally
A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 80,000 people globally (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Judge orders talks about plan to move virus patients to city
A federal judge has ordered U.S. and California officials to answer local concerns about plans to relocate coronavirus patients to Southern California (Source: ABC News: Health)
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As Fears of a Pandemic Mount, W.H.O. Says World Is Not Ready
The announcement comes as infections surge in Iran, Italy and South Korea. But the number of cases in China has begun to decline — for now. (Source: NYT Health)
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Crackdown on immigrants who use public benefits takes effect
Advocates say new guidelines that disqualify more people from green cards if they use government benefits is prompting droves of immigrants to drop government social services (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Epidemic vs. pandemic? Glossary of terms for virus outbreak
COVID-19 is the name of the new illness caused by a coronavirus that was first identified in China in late 2019 (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Coronavirus fears affect stock market
Coronavirus fears wiped out all of this year ’s gains in the stock market. The Dow lost more than 1,000 points today, and the Nasdaq and S&P 500 also tanked. The number of cases of illness here in the U.S. shot up to 53 over the weekend, as dozens of sick passengers returned from that cruise ship in Japan. Mark Phillips reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
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Anti-vaccine protesters get assurances from Jennifer Siebel Newsom during impromptu chat
In a video posted on Monday, First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom is seen talking with protesters about the vaccine laws signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom last year before she asks that they not post the video online. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
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Vaccine critics get assurances from Gov. Gavin Newsom's wife during impromptu chat
In a video posted on Monday, Siebel Newsom is seen talking with protesters about the vaccine laws signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom last year before she asks that they not post the video online. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
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Experts reveal which foods to 'sniff test' and ignore 'use by' dates for WEEKS
Do you try a quick 'sniff test' on food in your fridge that's past its 'Use-By' date before deciding whether or not to go ahead and eat it? If so, you're far from alone. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Appeals court upholds Trump ban on abortion referrals by family planning clinics
9th Circuit ruling allowing so-called “gag rule” to take effect enrages reproductive rights and civil liberties groups. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Goldstein Source Type: news

Fourth passenger from cruise ship dies in Japan - NHK
A fourth passenger from the cruise ship "Diamond Princess" moored in Japan has died from the coronavirus, NHK public television said on Tuesday. The passenger was in their 80s, NHK said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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China bans trade, consumption of wild animals due to coronavirus
China's top legislature said it will immediately ban the trade and consumption of wild animals, in a fast-track decision it says will allow the country to win the battle against the coronavirus outbreak. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Men over 40 who enjoy sex need to worry more about prostate cancer
Jeremy Clarke already had the cancer. But a doctor told his 46-year-old brother he didn't need to be checked. Now they're both fighting for survival. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Coronavirus: World must prepare for pandemic, says WHO
But the UN health body says the coronavirus outbreak does not yet meet the criteria for a pandemic. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
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U.S. CDC says Americans should avoid travel to South Korea over coronavirus
Americans should avoid all nonessential travel to South Korea due to the coronavirus outbreak, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Open-backed NHS gowns which leave patients worried about flashing their buttocks should be scrapped
This month, David Oliver, a consultant specialising in geriatric medicine and a former vice-president of the Royal College of Physicians, wrote about the indignity of hospital gowns in The BMJ. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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U.S. judge delays decision on moving coronavirus-exposed Americans to Costa Mesa, Calif.
She says she will not issue a ruling based on people’s fears but calls on federal and California officials to allay concerns by answering residents’ questions. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeff Rowe Source Type: news

Life expectancy grinds to a halt in England for the first time in 100 YEARS
Professor Sir Michael Marmot, a leading expert on public health, said the widening gap between the rich and poor in England is to blame. Those in poor areas are actually dying younger, he said. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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China's Hubei sees rise in new coronavirus cases as infections slow in other provinces
China reported a rise in new coronavirus cases in Hubei province, the epicentre of the outbreak, on Tuesday while the rest of the country saw a fourth-straight day of declines. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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