Google searches for gut symptoms such as diarrhoea predicts Covid-19 hotspots
Academics found there was a surge in coronavirus cases roughly three to four weeks after a spike in searches for symptoms. In New York interest in diarrhoea almost doubled three weeks before surge. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pregnancy delays the onset of multiple sclerosis by more than THREE YEARS
A study on 3,600 women living in the Czech Republic and Australia revealed women who were pregnant developed the condition on average 3.3 years later than their counterparts. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eli Lilly's Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Accelerates Recovery in COVID-19 Patients Eli Lilly's Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Accelerates Recovery in COVID-19 Patients
Eli Lilly said on Monday its rheumatoid arthritis drug shortened the recovery time for hospitalized COVID-19 patients also given Gilead Sciences's antiviral remdesivir.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Oxford University to test Regeneron's 'antibody cocktail' on hospitalised Covid-19 patients
Hospitals in Britain will trial a therapy created by US-based company Regeneron, which has designed treatment based on immune system antibodies taken from actual Covid-19 survivors. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health minister calls Ontario's 313 new COVID-19 cases a 'disturbing and significant' increase
Ontario has recorded more than 300 new cases for the first time in more than two months. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Asia Today: Indian Parliament reopens with virus precautions
India has reopened its Parliament after more than five months, even as the country continues to report the most daily new infections of the coronavirus in the world and daily virus deaths remain above 1,000 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Britain bets on another coronavirus vaccine with £1.3billion investment in Scottish factory
The company Valneva, which hopes to get approval for its Covid-19 vaccine in the second half of 2021, will supply Britain with at least 60million doses as part of the deal. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AstraZeneca Resumes UK Trials of COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca Resumes UK Trials of COVID-19 Vaccine
AstraZeneca as resumed British clinical trials of its COVID-19 vaccine after getting the green light from safety watchdogs, the company said on Saturday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Where can I get a flu jab?
FLU season is fast approaching and every year the NHS offers thousands of free vaccines to eligible persons, but where can you get a flu jab? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MGM Resorts adopts smoke-free policy for Vegas Strip casino
One of the last Las Vegas Strip resorts to reopen after coronavirus closures will be the first to be smoke-free (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

School campuses in affluent areas plan to open quicker than those in poor Latino ones
San Diego County has gotten the green light to reopen schools, and Orange County officials believe they'll soon be allowed to follow. But the picture on a school district level is far more complicated. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paloma Esquivel, Howard Blume, Andrew J. Campa Source Type: news

Snorers could face up to THREE TIMES the risk of dying of Covid-19, study claims
Researchers at the University of Warwick made the find after reviewing 18 papers to reveal the link between obstructive sleep apnoea, or snoring, and death from coronavirus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
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Lockdown blow to UK health: Hospital admissions for seven major non-Covid illnesses slump by 173,000
Shocking figures reveal that admissions for seven deadly non-coronavirus conditions between March and June fell by more than 173,000 on the previous year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The NHS workforce strategy in context, Centre for Mental Health
There is growing evidence that demand for mental health support will increase in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. In order to respond to this demand and deliver existing commitments to grow mental health services as part of the NHS Long Term Plan, more mental health practitioners must be recruited. This short briefing explores the recently published interim NHS workforce strategy, We are the NHS: People Plan 2020/21 - action for us all, and looks ahead to the upcoming Comprehensive Spending Review to discuss the opportunities and challenges which lie ahead. The briefing discusses the significant gaps between targets for...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

LAUSD will have a new admission requirement when it reopens: A negative COVID-19 test
For students and staff returning to LAUSD campuses, a coronavirus test will be mandatory. Data on infections will be shared anonymously. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Howard Blume Source Type: news

L.A. public school parents will be able to find out if anyone has coronavirus in their child's class
L.A. Unified will offer a website so that anyone can find out the coronavirus infections at a school or even a child's classroom. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Howard Blume Source Type: news

Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can't do, Cabinet Office (updated 14th September 2020)
Frequently asked questions on what you can and can't do during the coronavirus outbreak. 14 September 2020 Document updated in line with the latest government guidance. 9 September 2020 Document updated in line with the latest government guidance. 26 August 2020 Updated with details of guidance on face coverings in education institutions that teach people in Years 7 and above (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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COVID-19: impact on vaccination programmes, PHE (published 14th September 2020)
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))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chief scientist 'told off' for lockdown plea
An email exchange uncovered by the BBC reveals disharmony in the top ranks of decision makers. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes symptoms: The sign on your skin you could have the chronic condition
TYPE 2 diabetes is a common but serious condition that can lead to serious health complications if left untreated. Symptoms of the condition can be tricky spot, but one sign to look out for is on your skin. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Monday
The steady rise of coronavirus cases in Ontario — an uptick largely fuelled by the province's most populated areas — is cause for concern among provincial officials, and could lead to targeted measures aimed at curbing growth in cases even as the province has already hit the pause button on further relaxing pandemic restrictions. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news

Trudeau urges Canadians to be vigilant as COVID-19 cases climb
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is urging Canadians to be vigilant in following public health guidelines as COVID-19 cases climb across the country. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

You now have 49 days to get your rifles ready, and they're probably sighted in at the WRONG range... see this important ballistics video from the Health Ranger
(Natural News) There are now 49 days until the election, which means the violent left-wing attempt to overthrow the nation and mass murder all Christians and conservatives is probably around 50 days away. Do you have a rifle ready for your self-defense against this onslaught of violence and lunacy? Remember: These Leftists are now shooting... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Coronavirus: UK to test inhaled vaccines
Experts say direct delivery to the lungs may give a better immune response. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It's not just Pelosi and Salongate: Government GYMS have also been open for months (while private sector gyms were forced to close)
(Natural News) Gym owners throughout the San Francisco area were furious to learn that health clubs and workout facilities located within California’s government buildings have been open to politicians since at least July 1, even as the unwashed masses throughout California remain prohibited from using any indoor facilities. Not long after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Millions of moral, patriotic Americans are turning off the NFL, NBA, Netflix and Hollywood
(Natural News) As freedoms continue to be chiseled away, as economic opportunity remains shuttered in so many ways, Americans are no longer so easily entertained. As restrictions to human interaction linger, as left-wing mobs hollow out the cities and destroy people’s lives, the professional sports and entertainment industries have lost their appeal. Millions of Americans... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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The same underlying mechanism that boosts urban innovation also linked to skyrocketing crime rates in bigger cities, suggests study
(Natural News) As cities grow, crime rates skyrocket disproportionately and outpace city size. The key to this astronomical growth lies in the greater number of people in the area, which allows people to forge new connections that fuel both business and crime. This is the conclusion of a recent study published in the journal Physical Review E. The idea... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK tests if COVID-19 vaccines might work better inhaled
British scientists are beginning a small study comparing how two experimental coronavirus vaccines might work when they are inhaled by people instead of being injected (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Billboards warn visitors to "enter at your own risk" as Austin Texas de-funds their own police department
(Natural News) In a time of widespread civil unrest, the Austin City Council voted to de-fund their police department, crippling their own law enforcement as crime runs amok. As the police department is forced to scale back, their jurisdiction will naturally shrink, limiting their ability to respond to burglaries, sexual assaults and other violent encounters.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Expect Creepy, Lyin' Joe Biden to say he has Covid and needs to quarantine for 6 weeks so he can skip ALL the debates
(Natural News) One thing is for sure, if creepy, lyin’, hidin’ Joe Biden debates Donald J. Trump, even once, he’s finished. Joe Biden thinks he’s running for a Senate seat, he’s said it himself. Joe Biden thinks he’s in touch with the Black community of America because he worked as a lifeguard once about a century... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Companies 'will take four YEARS' to manufacture enough coronavirus vaccine for the world
Chief executive officer at the Serum Institute of India, Adar Poonawalla, told the Financial Times companies don't have capacity to make enough doses for the entire world before 2024. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Monoclonal antibodies to begin UK trial
Laboratory-made antibodies are to be trialled on 2,000 people with coronavirus in UK hospitals. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: The global ocean appears to be absorbing far more carbon dioxide than current climate models predicted
(Natural News) The Earth’s oceans could be soaking up double the amount of carbon dioxide that current climate models have predicted. In a major breakthrough, English and German researchers found a higher net flux of carbon into the oceans than previous estimates after accounting for small differences in surface and near-surface ocean temperatures. The researchers think... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Facebook censors conservatives and refuses to ban left-wing extremist groups from using their platform to destabilize the country
(Natural News) Facebook has vowed to crack down on any attempts by organizations to use their website to interfere with the presidential election. While this has resulted in them taking down the Facebook pages of several anarchist extremist news organizations such as It’s Going Down and CrimethInc., it has so far refused to take action... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Plastic food packaging overtakes cigarette butts as most abundant litter on beaches
(Natural News) Chip bags, plastic drink pouches and similar plastic rubbish have become the most abundant trash found along beaches, outpacing cigarette butts as the top litter for the first time in more than three decades. This dismal development is among the findings of the Ocean Conservancy’s latest report on its annual beach cleanup. In... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Vaccine maker got $1 billion from taxpayers. Now it's boosting drug prices
AstraZeneca, which received U.S. funds to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, raised prices despite promises by President Trump to keep drug costs in check. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Noam N. Levey Source Type: news

Over 150 business leaders urge NYC mayor to clean up and fight crime in the city
(Natural News) More than 150 business leaders in New York City have exhorted Mayor Bill De Blasio to address the different issues – such as public safety, quality of life and cleanliness – plaguing the city amid the coronavirus pandemic through a letter. The Sep. 10 letter was posted by the Partnership for New York... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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COVID-19: guidance for the public on mental health and wellbeing , PHE (updated 14th September 2020)
Advice and information on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. 14 September 2020 Updated guidance on number of people allowed to meet. 4 August 2020 Added translated documents in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese CN, Chinese HK, French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu. 25 June 2020 Updated guidance to reflect the latest social distancing measures. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19: reducing transmission what you can do to help, PHE (updated 14th September 2020)
Advice on how you can help reduce the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19). 14 September 2020 Translated guidance temporarily removed while awaiting revision. 14 September 2020 Updated guidance on number of people allowed to meet. 7 September 2020 A dded translations in: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Australian official under police guard over virus measures
An Australian health official says she has been under police guard because of death threats and growing public anger over pandemic border restrictions (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

PPE portal: how to order emergency personal protective equipment, DHSC (updated 14th September 2020)
Healthcare providers can order additional personal protective equipment (PPE) through the portal to top up their existing supplies for COVID-19 in an emergency. 14 September 2020 Added type II masks to the list of items that can be ordered and updated order limits for GPs and social care providers.2 2 September 2020 Added children's care homes and secure homes and children's residential special schools to the categories of provider that can order from the portal. Updated the order limits for GPs and pharmacies. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Op-Ed: I got COVID-19 while working at Ralphs. People like me need a voice in workplace safety
Grocery workers are at high risk for COVID-19. Essential workers need a seat at the table in public health regulations. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maria Hernandez Source Type: news

Alcohol-free and low-strength drinks: understanding their role in reducing alcohol-related harms
The UK government has outlined its interest in how alcohol-free and low-strength drinks -'NoLo'- might improve public health outcomes. Evidence presented in this report finds that while NoLo products may help individuals reduce their consumption, NoLo drinks are unlikely to produce the aggregate level reductions in alcohol-related harms that public health experts would desire. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US coronavirus cases hit 6.4 million by mid-April, study suggests
Mathematical modeling from UC Berkeley suggests that there were actually nine-times more coronavirus infections than the CDC's count by mid-April due to inadequate and inaccurate testing. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women's Lives, Women's Rights: Strengthening Access to Contraception Beyond the Pandemic, FSRH (published 10th September 2020)
An enquiry by a Parliamentary cross-party group found the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the gap in provision of contraception services, with concerns that the cost of reinstating long-acting reversible contraceptive services after lockdown will prove a deterrent for many GPs. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vulnerability in childhood: a public health report
These two reports from Public Health England are aimed at local government and their partners to inform their co-ordinated approaches to reduce vulnerability and adversity in childhood. A public health informed approach looks at the factors for individual children, their families and the communities in which they live that make it more or less likely that vulnerability and adversity in childhood has a lasting impact on their lives. This holistic, multi-agency approach addresses inequality and the broader causes of vulnerability that might otherwise be overlooked. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Childhood Obesity
This report examines the effectiveness of the government's approach to reducing childhood obesity in England. It finds that to date progress with the programme has been slow and many commitments are not yet in place, although the new strategy announced in July 2020 has signalled new legislation and greater willingness to act to reduce obesity. The report says that the government will need to act with greater urgency, commitment, co-ordination and cohesion if it is to address this severe risk to health and value for money. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A research paper: suicide prevention in Gypsy and Traveller communities in England
This report outlines the findings of Friends Families and Travellers'research on suicide inequalities within Gypsy and Traveller communities. The papers finds that that only 5 out of 79 local suicide prevention plans in England mention Gypsy and Traveller communities, despite the fact that members of Gypsy and Traveller communities are 6 to 7 times more likely than the general population to die by suicide. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence and asymptomatic viral carriage in healthcare workers: a cross-sectional study, Thorax
This UK study (n=545) found seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies was 24.4% overall, greatest among those working in housekeeping (34.5%), acute medicine (33.3%) and general internal medicine (30.3%), and lowest in those working in ICU (14.8%). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
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When is Covid, Covid?, CEBM
We are constantly following the tally of Covid-19 cases. But one question won't go away: when is Covid-19 actually Covid-19? (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news