Phase-III trial of Oxford vaccine to begin in Pune next week
The SII has partnered with British-Swedish pharma company AstraZeneca for manufacturing the COVID-19 vaccine candidate, developed by the University of Oxford. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

California job growth is sluggish — and experts say it may get worse
California gained 101,900 jobs in August, mostly due to the temporary hiring of federal census takers. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Margot Roosevelt Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Care home visitors to be supervised at all times
The government's winter plan says staff should watch to ensure visitors maintain social distancing. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Push is underway to test COVID-19 vaccines in diverse groups
Companies are struggling to recruit diverse volunteers in final U.S. tests of possible COVID-19 vaccines (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

California jobless rate falls with help of temporary jobs
California's unemployment rate fell to 11.4% in August (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Can The Virus Spread On Jewelry? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Your Coronavirus Questions
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C.D.C. Reverses Testing Guidelines for People Without Covid-19 Symptoms
The agency now says anyone exposed to an infected person for more than 15 minutes needs a test. An earlier guideline saying it might not be necessary had shocked public health experts. (Source: NYT Health)
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Dr Fauci  says bars and restaurants should stay closed
Dr Fauci said that restaurants and bars are a 'problem' in areas with active coronavirus spread in Thursday night MSNBC interview. Recent CDC data linked dining out to two-fold higher covid risks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PROFESSOR ROBERT THOMAS presents his top 10 food heroes to help cut your risk of cancer
PROFESSOR ROBERT THOMAS: Phytochemicals are amazing gifts from nature that give fruits and vegetables their diverse colours, tastes and aromas. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tips To Cope With Seasonal Depression During Pandemic
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Bill Shields Coronavirus Seasonal Depression Source Type: news

Coronavirus pandemic shrinks Europe's monitoring of US vote
The coronavirus pandemic has led Europe’s largest security organization to drastically scale back plans to send as many as 500 observers to the U.S. to monitor the Nov. 3 presidential election (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

School counselor at Kentucky Army post dies of COVID-19
Officials say a school counselor at a central Kentucky Army post that started in-person classes in August has died after being diagnosed with the coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

So 2020: New Storm Forms, Named Alpha Because We've Run Out Of Letters
There's only been one other year – 2005 – that Greek names have been needed. The National Hurricane Center on Friday announced storms called Alpha and Beta have formed in the Atlantic.(Image credit: Courtesy of NOAA) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Russell Lewis Source Type: news

Trump Now Claims 'Every American' Will Have Coronavirus Vaccine By April
The president has contradicted health experts, and now his own ambitious timeline, for a vaccine against COVID-19.(Image credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alana Wise Source Type: news

How to Ship a Vaccine at –80°C, and Other Obstacles in the Covid Fight
Developing an effective vaccine is the first step. Then comes the question of how to deliver hundreds of millions of doses that may need to be kept at arctic temperatures. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Gelles Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Ice Shortages Carbon Dioxide AstraZeneca PLC BioNTech SE Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Corning Inc Fedex Corporation Moderna Inc Pfizer Inc United Parcel Service Inc Source Type: news

Sore Jaws, Cracked Teeth COVID Collateral Damage
Reports of pandemic-related dental problems liked cracked teeth are common, and sales of mouthguards to prevent people from grinding their teeth are up. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Feeling tired after enjoying a cup of coffee? You should probably limit your caffeine intake, advise researchers
(Natural News) A lot of people rely on coffee to keep them awake and improve their focus. That’s because coffee contains caffeine, a natural stimulant that’s also found in tea and cacao plants. But if you’re a frequent coffee drinker and notice you’re feeling more tired, you might need to lay off coffee – experts say... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC drops controversial testing advice that caused backlash
U.S. health officials are dropping a controversial piece of coronavirus guidance and telling all those who have been in close contact with infected people to get tested (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Scientists Discover 120,000-Year-Old Human Footprints In Saudi Arabia
Scientists discovered 120,000-year-old human footprints in Saudi Arabia along with those of horses and elephants — hinting the region was once more hospitable to people moving out of Africa. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

We Need a COVID-19 Vaccine. We Also Need Transparency About Its Development
The authorization of an effective vaccine will mark perhaps the biggest turning point in the battle against coronavirus, but only if enough people are willing to get vaccinated. There have been substantial declines in public willingness to get vaccinated against COVID-19, despite immense, unprecedented public investments in vaccine development. In one survey, barely half of Americans said they would get the vaccine as soon as it was available, numbers that will undermine the benefits of even a highly effective vaccine. It is no mystery why trust in a potential vaccine has plummeted. Operation Warp Speed, the Trump Administ...
Source: TIME: Health - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dr. Ashish K. Jha Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Silver lining? Cases of infectious diseases plunge amid anti-COVID-19 measures
Lockdowns and other tough measures implemented to fight the COVID-19 pandemic have led to a dramatic decline in other infectious illnesses such as influenza and sexually transmitted infections, public health data suggest. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Forgotten dreams: REM sleep helps prevent information overload, explain scientists
(Natural News) Dreams are quickly forgotten the moment people wake up. This is likely due to a group of neurons that gets activated during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep – the phase of mammalian slumber when most dreams are made. A recent study published in the journal Science examined the neurons that produce appetite and sleep hormones in mice. Japanese... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wastewater predicts COVID-19 outbreaks days before diagnostic testing
Researchers have been able to track the spread of COVID-19 up to seven days before the same pattern is reported by compiled testing data by testing wastewater. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 18, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Arthritis symptoms - why your flaky scalp could be a sign of something more serious
ARTHRITIS pain affects about 10 million people in the UK, and can lead to joint pain and inflammation. You could be at risk of developing arthritis symptoms if you develop a flaky scalp on your head. Should you speak to a doctor about arthritis signs? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Women Specialists, but Gender Pay Gap Persists More Women Specialists, but Gender Pay Gap Persists
Several specialties have seen substantial increases in the percentage of female practitioners, but the gender pay gap has seen little to no change, a Medscape report found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Model for plasma flow on the Sun reveals secrets behind sunspots and other solar phenomena
(Natural News) Scientists have studied the Sun for a long time. But solar phenomena such as sunspots have remained a mystery. Researchers from the University of Washington attempted to solve the puzzle by creating a model of the Sun’s plasma flow. They showed that a thin layer beneath its surface plays a vital role in the formation of sunspots and other... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

L.A. schools are closed — but there are loopholes for those with money
K-12 schools in Los Angeles are not allowed to be open at the moment. Yet many schools have reopened anyway, either by outsourcing their facilities to established providers like the Y, or by rebranding as day camps, which are license-exempt and virtually unregulated in California. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sonja Sharp, Laura Newberry Source Type: news

Many Need Follow-Up Colonoscopy and Don't Know it
Colon cancer is the third most common cause of cancer death in the United States. Because people with advanced polyps have triple the risk of developing cancer, it's generally recommended that they have a colonoscopy every three years. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Emergency tents, restrictions back as virus spikes in Madrid
Many residents in Madrid will need a reason to leave their neighborhoods and will face limitations on group gatherings even stricter than the ones in place (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Moderna: We'll Know Soon if COVID Vaccine Works
Along with Moderna's vaccine, there are six others in final Phase 3 testing that involves large-scale human tests. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Another Rapid COVID-19 Test Shows Promise
The results are available within 90 minutes, while conventional COVID-19 tests provide results within 24 hours, the researchers said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

B.C. mom frustrated after waiting twice as long as expected for young son's COVID-19 test results
Anna Winter was told it would take 48 hours to find out if her four-year-old was sick. It took four days. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

15 Funny Tweets Every Introvert Will Appreciate
"Introverts be like: How rude of you not to invite me to something I didn't want to go." (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

90,000 Young U.S. Adults May Get Cancer This Year
The report from Ohio State University projects that nearly 90,000 Americans between 15 and 39 years of age will be diagnosed with cancer this year and more than 9,200 will die. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID Adds Risk for People With Addiction Disorders
People with a recent addiction disorder diagnosis were more likely than others to develop COVID-19, and the connection was strongest among those with opioid and tobacco use disorders, the findings showed. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

San Francisco, on cusp of advancing in tiered reopening, will let restaurants serve indoors soon
Mayor London Breed says indoor dining in limited capacity will be allowed when the city moves into the orange tier, possibly by the end of the month. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maura Dolan Source Type: news

Experts: Crackdowns on COVID Rule Breakers Harmful Experts: Crackdowns on COVID Rule Breakers Harmful
Some public health experts warn that these heavy-handed tactics don't work and may damage the pandemic response.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Immune system may have another job — combatting depression
An inflammatory autoimmune response also found in the spinal fluid of healthy people suggests immune cells may play a role in protecting our mental health. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 18, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Heart attack warning: How often do you poo in a single week? Hidden signs explained
HEART attack symptoms include difficulty breathing, chest pain, and an overwhelming feeling of anxiety. But you could also be at risk of a deadly myocardial infarction and high blood pressure symptoms if you develop this hidden sign in the toilet. How often do you poo in a single week? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Expanding donor list shortens heart transplant wait times, study finds
Accepting hearts from older donors and those with some chronic health conditions allowed surgeons at Yale New Haven Hospital to perform more transplants and reduce the time recipients spent on the waiting list. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

England's coronavirus outbreak has DOUBLED in a week, official estimates show
The Office for National Statistics estimates that a total of 59,800 people are infected with Covid-19 at any one time in England, a projection that has soared from its 39,700 calculation last week. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'This is a big moment:' UK virus restrictions escalating
Fresh restrictions on social gatherings in England, potentially involving limits on pub opening hours, appear to be on the cards soon as the British government seeks to suppress a sharp spike in new coronavirus infections (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

NYC mayor 'very confident' in new school reopening timeline
New York City’s mayor says he is confident the city will meet a revised timeline to bring public school students back to classrooms within the next two weeks (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Amanda Bowles: Doctor error contributed to anorexic woman's death
An eating disorder psychiatrist apologises to Amanda Bowles' family for not intervening sooner. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hair loss treatment - the best fruit to lower your risk of alopecia and boost hair growth
HAIR loss is a common condition that affects many people in the UK - but it can be upsetting. You could treat alopecia, or lower your chances of losing your hair, by simply adding this common fruit to your diet. Should you consider eating more avocado to stimulate hair growth? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC Posted Test Guideline Without Scientific Review
The guidance -- which was posted on Aug. 24 and widely criticized by experts -- said it wasn't necessary to test people without symptoms of COVID-19 even if they'd been exposed to the virus, and was posted on the CDC website when public health experts were urging more testing, not less. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibiotics and Oral Contraceptives: Should We Worry? Antibiotics and Oral Contraceptives: Should We Worry?
A new evidence review suggests that antibiotics reduce the effectiveness of birth control pills, resulting in unwanted pregnancy.Medscape Ob/Gyn (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Commentary Source Type: news

Chaos in Britain's Covid labs: Scientist lifts lid on government facilities
Genomics scientist and inventor Phil Robinson said the Government's Lighthouse labs were poorly managed, running out of staff and had failed to set up automatic processes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can glasses stop you getting coronavirus?
CORONAVIRUS has surged in the UK, with cases rivalling those at the peak of the pandemic earlier this year and forcing the public back into restrictions. Can glasses stop you getting coronavirus? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19 in the UK: How many coronavirus cases are there in your area?
Explore the data on coronavirus in the UK and find out how many cases there are in your area. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news