Adam Levine addresses criticism over his reaction to a fan grabbing him on stage: 'I was really startled'
During Maroon 5's performance at the Hollywood Bowl on Saturday, Levine had his eyes closed while singing when a female fan rushed the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heartwarming clip shows Parkinson's sufferer dancing for 'first time in YEARS'
Mike Roll, from West Virginia, had been taking more than eight pills a day to battle symptoms including vigorous shaking. But the father-of-three was then offered surgery which enabled him to walk again. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stacey Abrams group donates $1.34M to wipe out medical debts
The political organization led by Democratic titan Stacey Abrams is branching out into paying off medical debts (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Millions of unused cloth masks remain in storage in Japan
Tens of millions of unpopular cloth masks produced as an anti-coronavirus measure under former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe remain unused and are being kept in a private storage facility at a cost of hundreds of millions of yen (millions of dollars) (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Sweden offers 3rd COVID shot to elderly, health care staff
Sweden, which has stood out among European nations for its comparatively hands-off response to the pandemic, has announced that it will be offering a third shot to people 65 and older as well as health care and nursing home workers (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Mom and her boyfriend face charges after 3 children are found abandoned in apartment with another child's remains
— A Texas mother and her boyfriend have been charged after authorities found three young siblings abandoned in a home along with the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adam Levine addresses fan grabbing him during Maroon 5 performance
A fan had to be removed by security after she rushed the stage and grabbed Levine’s arm while he was performing the song “Sunday Morning.” (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Merck Will Allow Other Drug Manufacturers to Produce Its COVID-19 Pill
(LONDON) —Pharmaceutical company Merck agreed to allow other drug makers to produce its COVID-19 pill, in a move aimed at helping millions of people in poorer countries get access to the potentially life-saving drug, a United Nations-backed public health organization said on Wednesday. The Medicines Patent Pool said in a statement that it had signed a voluntary licensing agreement for molnupiravir with Merck and its partner Ridgeback Biotherapeutics. The agreement will allow the Medicines Patent Pool to grant further licenses to qualified companies who are approved to make the drug. Neither drug maker will receive ro...
Source: TIME: Health - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate wire Source Type: news

Dental expert says NHS advice to scrub for two minutes at a time may not be enough
Brits should brush their teeth for up to four minutes a session to maximise plaque reduction. Despite official advice stating two minutes is enough a dental expert says we should consider doing more. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC says 4th COVID-19 booster dose may be needed for immunocompromised people
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in updated COVID-19 guidelines this week that some immunocompromised people... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lightyear ’ Trailer: Chris Evans Is the New Buzz Lightyear in Action-Packed Pixar Origin Story
“Finding Dory” co-director Angus MacLane steps into the spotlight with his solo Pixar directorial debut. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Apple seems to have forgotten it built a notch in the MacBook Pro
Apple’s new MacBook Pro notch is misbehaving. Early adopters have discovered inconsistencies in how Apple handles the notch across macOS... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Internal Medicine Society Reappraises Its Nazi History Internal Medicine Society Reappraises Its Nazi History
The German Society for Internal Medicine has withdrawn honorary membership from five of its former members because of their involvement with the Nazis, and is still researching two others.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Buzz Lightyear Gets an Origin Story With Chris Evans in Pixar ’s ‘Lightyear’ Trailer
Chris Evans is going to infinity and beyond. Captain America himself is voicing Buzz Lightyear in Pixar’s upcoming origin story for... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Poland told to pay €1m a day in legal row with EU
The ruling is the latest step in an escalating dispute over Poland's legal reforms. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Automatic'Opt-Ins' May Boost Women's Leadership Study: Automatic'Opt-Ins' May Boost Women's Leadership
When everyone is automatically opted in for a competition, women are as likely as men to vie for the prize. But when competitors must choose to opt in, it becomes a man's game.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 27, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

U.S. issues its first passport with 'X' gender marker
The U.S. has issued its first passport with an "X" gender designation — a milestone in the recognition of rights of people who don't... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rust' actor describes ‘life-threatening’ shootout scene before fatal accident involving Alec Baldwin
An actor who was in a different scene involving firearms on the set of the movie “Rust” is speaking out about his “life-threatening” experience. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Top US general: China's hypersonic weapon test close to Sputnik moment
"I think it's very close to that," Gen. Mark Milley said of a reported Chinese hypersonic weapon test. "It has all of our attention." (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US asks UK court to allow Julian Assange to face espionage charges in US
The United States asked Britain’s High Court on Wednesday to overturn a judge’s decision that Julian Assange should not be sent to the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The DJI Action 2 is like a modern GoPro Session with magnets #Shorts
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Source: Reuters: Health - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DJI announces compact, modular, and magnetic Action 2 camera
DJI has announced a follow-up to its Osmo Action camera, and it’s got a completely new design — the Action 2 drops the Osmo name and... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Election-Rigging Claims Fuel Virginia Governor ’s Race
With Donald Trump eager to relitigate the 2020 results, Terry McAuliffe and Glenn Youngkin are accusing each other of reinforcing... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DJI's Action 2 Is a Really Clever Twist on Portable Actions Cams
Its modular design lets you attach a variety of accessories, including a second front-facing touchscreen. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Give Covid booster jabs to middle-aged and young adults, No10 scientist says
Professor John Edmunds, a modeller at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, said boosting the entire adult population 'in time' would give us the best chance of keeping Covid rates low. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A mum claims her toddler was left screaming that her face was 'burning' after using Lidl baby lotion
Lezah Thompson, 34, of Derry, Northern Ireland, had run out of her usual baby lotion and decided to buy Lidl's own brand, Lupilu, instead while out doing her weekly shop. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world Wednesday
Russia has recorded another high for daily COVID-19 deaths as authorities across the country moved to keep most people off work in line with a Kremlin order aimed at stemming the spread. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Russia marks another daily coronavirus death high
Russia has hit another record for daily COVID-19 deaths as authorities across the country moved to keep most people off work in line with a Kremlin order aimed at stemming the spread (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

A Review and Call for More Research Into Nodular Melanoma A Review and Call for More Research Into Nodular Melanoma
This paper highlights the distinct characteristics of nodular melanoma, an aggressive subtype associated with poor survival.The British Journal of Dermatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Machine Learning Prediction of RT-PCR Results With Blood Tests Machine Learning Prediction of RT-PCR Results With Blood Tests
Can machine learning methods reliably predict a negative SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR test result using standard blood tests?Laboratory Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Comparison of Primary and Revision Posterior Cervical Fusion Comparison of Primary and Revision Posterior Cervical Fusion
How do primary and revision posterior cervical discectomy and fusion procedures compare in terms of costs and outcomes?Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Supplements warning: Two popular vitamin supplements that may increase cancer risk by 21%
VITAMIN supplements are commonly touted as a cure for numerous ailments but the evidence supporting their use can be patchy. In fact, researchers in one study found two popular vitamin supplements even hiked the risk of cancer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patients with COVID-19 able to access antiviral treatment favipiravir from GP, PharmaTimes
Favipiravir taken orally over 7-14 days is currently prescribed in UK on Compassionate Patient Use basis. It is best taken when symptoms first present,& stops virus replicating. Trials report 70% of patients experienced relief of symptoms by day 3 and viral clearance by day 4. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid vaccine: Can you get vaccinated on your period and what are the side effects?
COVID vaccines are now being offered to everyone 16 years of age and older, and booster vaccine doses will be available on the NHS for people most at risk from COVID-19 who have already had two doses of a vaccine. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIHR Alert: Stressing the personal benefits of the COVID-19 vaccine could encourage more people to accept, NIHR Dissemination Centre
Commentaries are provided on study carried out in early 2021 (n=18,855), which found 66% were willing to be vaccinated, 16% had some doubts and 18% were strongly hesitant. People who were hesitant tended to be less aware of the collective benefits of vaccination. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibiotics versus Appendectomy for Acute Appendicitis Longer-Term Outcomes
CODA trial found antibiotic treatment non-inferior to appendectomy on basis of a measure of general health status at 30 days. This letter reports longer-term outcomes in antibiotic group: 40% at 1 year and 46% at 2 years underwent subsequent appendectomy. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Merck Will Share Formula for its Covid Pill With Poor Countries
The company announced a licensing deal that will allow the drug, molnupiravir, to be made and sold cheaply in 105 developing nations. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Stephanie Nolen Tags: Molnupiravir (Drug) Medicine and Health Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Inventions and Patents Third World and Developing Countries Medicines Patent Pool Foundation Merck & Company Inc Ridgeback Biotherapeutics Emory Source Type: news

Going green: what do the public think about the NHS and climate change?
Findings from Ipsos MORI survey of 1858 UK adults, conducted in July 2021, found broad public support for a range of measures to reduce NHS's carbon footprint, including willing to make changes to their behaviour (e.g. more than nine in ten would return unused medications). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use starts rolling review of molnupiravir for treatment of COVID-19 in adults, EMA
Decision to start rolling review of this oral antiviral medicine is based on preliminary results from lab and clinical studies suggesting it may reduce ability of SARS CoV 2 to multiply in the body, thereby preventing hospitalisation or death in patients with COVID-19. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use recommends booster dose of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine, Spikevax , EMA
This follows data showing that a booster, consisting of half the dose used for primary vaccination, given 6 to 8 months after 2nd dose, led to a rise in antibody levels in adults whose antibody levels were waning, with a pattern of side effects similar to that after 2nd dose. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Defrosting the COVID-19 Vaccine Pfizer-BioNTech, SPS
The COVID-19 Vaccine Pfizer-BioNTech must be defrosted before use. This page provides information on the thawing process, including principles for defrosting and thawing in a refrigerator and at room temperature. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neurological complications after first dose of COVID-19 vaccines and SARS-CoV-2 infection, Nature Medicine
Analysis of self-controlled case series notes although there was increased risk of neurological complications in those who received COVID-19 vaccines, risk is greater following positive SARS-CoV-2 test (38 vs. 145 excess cases of Guillain –Barr é syndrome/10 million, respectively). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effect of Delta variant on viral burden and vaccine effectiveness against new SARS-CoV-2 infections in the UK, Nature Medicine
Community-based survey found effectiveness of BNT162b2 (Pfizer) and ChAdOx1 (AZ) against infections (new PCR +ve cases) with symptoms/high viral burden is reduced with B.1.617.2 (Delta) variant (absolute difference 10 –13% for BNT162b2; 16% ChAdOx1) vs. B.1.1.7 (Alpha) variant. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes, hypertension, body mass index, smoking and COVID-19-related mortality: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies, BMJ Open
Review (186 studies representing 210,447 deaths among 1,304,587 patients with COVID-19) suggests diabetes (1.54 fold), hypertension (1.42), obesity (1.45) and smoking (1.28) are associated with higher COVID-19 mortality, contributing to nearly 30% of COVID-19 deaths. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What's The Deal With Anxiety Rings And Do They Help Symptoms?
Beaded rings and spinner rings are having a moment in the mental health world. Here's what experts think about them. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

20 Cozy Gifts For People Who Are Always Cold
Their freezing toes will thank you. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What’s The Deal With Anxiety Rings And Do They Help Symptoms?
Beaded rings and spinner rings are having a moment in the mental health world. Here's what experts think about them. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Germany to end national 'epidemic' situation next month
The German parliament will not extend the “epidemic situation of national scope” when it expires next month, but will keep in place certain measures to check the spread of the coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

High cholesterol: The sign of high levels in your legs that may 'disappear' when resting
HIGH cholesterol is regarded as highly pernicious because it does not usually produce perceptible warning signs. However, if the fatty deposits restrict blood supply to leg muscles, you experience a peculiar symptom that "disappears" when resting, warns the NHS. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parkinson’s disease: Three 'safe' exercises to reduce risk and improve symptoms
PARKINSON'S disease is a condition that affects the brain, and well known symptoms include problems like a tremor and stiffness that get worse over time. It is a condition that affects the brain, and well known symptoms include problems like a tremor and stiffness that get worse over time. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news