Coronavirus-infected Americans flown home against CDC’s advice
State Department chose to keep 14 infected passengers on planes flying to U.S. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Britons on Diamond Princess cruise ship to disembark and fly home
After 16 days of quarantine, more than 70 UK citizens can leave for a flight home from Japan. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fertility treatment could be a breakthrough for women with cancer
There's new hope for women with cancer who wish to have a baby. A 34-year-old cancer survivor has become the first to give birth through a rare type of fertility treatment. Meg Oliver explains. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus fears create ghost town in South Korea after church 'super-spreader'
The streets of South Korea's fourth-largest city were abandoned on Thursday, with residents holed up indoors after dozens of people caught the new coronavirus in what authorities described as a "super-spreading event" at a church. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Surgeon who harmed Scots is now working in Libya
A top surgeon who harmed patients for years and can no longer work in the UK is operating again. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fertility treatment could give cancer patients more options
In a first of its kind case, a baby was born to a mother left infertile from cancer through IVM and egg freezing. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mississippi's six-week abortion ban struck down
Mississippi was one of a handful of states to pass so-called fetal heartbeat bans in 2019. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

B.C. reveals 6th presumptive coronavirus case
A sixth person in B.C. is believed to be infected with the coronavirus, and the case is raising new questions about how the disease is spreading, health officials announced Thursday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

China's Hubei province reports 411 new coronavirus cases
China's central Hubei province had 411 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections on Thursday, the province's health commission said on Friday, up from 349 cases a day earlier. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The poster project spreading 'happiness and kindness' to NHS staff
An artist known for his positive poster messages has directed his new creations at healthcare workers. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS 'took 18 months to help after suicide attempt'
Poor treatment for those who self-harm or attempt suicide is putting lives at risk, psychiatrists say. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"CBS This Morning" podcast covers women's heart health
Cardiologist Dr. Jennifer Mieres joins CBS News medical contributor and cardiologist Dr. Tara Narula to discuss risk factors and symptoms of heart disease in women. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Silent COVID-19 Cases May Stymie Screening Efforts Silent COVID-19 Cases May Stymie Screening Efforts
Researchers tested 126 people who recently traveled to China."Our findings demonstrate that screening for signs& symptoms of infection, including the temperature, might not be sufficient," said one.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - February 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

South Korea declares Daegu City as a "special management zone" following an explosion in new virus infections
South Korea declares Daegu City as a "special management zone" following an explosion in new virus infections (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

CDC official warns U.S. hospitals: Be ready for "surge" of coronavirus patients in America
(Natural News) It yet another bombshell message from the CDC, a top CDC official named Dr. Anne Schuchat is openly warning U.S. hospitals to get prepared for a wave of coronavirus infections. “A larger spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus across the U.S. could overwhelm emergency rooms and cause supply shortages of some crucial medical supplies,”... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Travel restrictions have varied efficacy at containing disease outbreaks
As many as 30 countries have instituted some form of travel restriction in response to the new coronavirus, COVID-19, WHO officials said, in spite of limited scientific evidence they contain infectious diseases. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘No More Hugging, No More Kissing.’ At Home in Hong Kong With 2 Frontline Doctors.
Drs. Eunice and Pierre Chan have taken extraordinary measures to treat patients and protect their family amid the coronavirus outbreak. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tiffany May Tags: SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) Protective Clothing and Gear Hospitals Masks Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Hong Kong Source Type: news

Silent COVID-19 Cases May Stymie Screening Efforts
As countries work to slow the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19, a new study shows why the methods they are currently using to screen international travelers may not be catching everyone who’s infected. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus poses risk for German trade in coming months: finance ministry
Germany's trade outlook remains clouded by weaker global demand and the coronavirus epidemic adds another risk to exporters in Europe's largest economy, the finance ministry said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

One Health Centre coming up at Nagpur to help animal origin diseases like corona
Scientists say that there are about 830 diseases that can originate in animals and transmit to humans. The ICMR has given mandate to NIV and MAFSU to set up the One Health Centre, for which four acres of land has already been allocated. The Centre will study the different disease causing pathogens in domestic as well as wild animals for better preparedness to contain diseases that humans may get in future. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ukrainians hurl stones at evacuees from China
Ukraine's effort to quarantine more than 70 people evacuated from China over the outbreak of a new virus has plunged into chaos as local residents opposing the move hurled stones at buses with evacuees and clashed with police (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Jury clears hospital in controversial medical abuse case
A Massachusetts jury has ruled that Boston Children’s Hospital wasn't medically negligent in its treatment of a Connecticut teen who spent nearly a year in state custody after doctors suspected her parents of medical child abuse (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

New threats emerge in outbreak while China voices optimism
Chinese health officials are expressing new optimism about a deadly virus, but it continues to bring new threats elsewhere (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Kuwait ports suspend travel and from Iran amid coronavirus fears
Kuwait's ports authority suspended the movement of people to and from Iran until further notice because of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak in that country, state news agency KUNA said early on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Flu Vaccine Is About 50% Effective This Year, CDC Says
BOSTON (CBS) — Flu activity around the country is still high, with at least 26,000,000 flu illnesses and 14,000 deaths. So how effective has the flu vaccine been this year? Preliminary estimates from the CDC show this year’s flu vaccine has reduced doctor visits for flu by about half. The vaccine has been 45% effective overall and 55% effective in children, who have been hit particularly hard this flu season. These numbers are more promising than last year, but they could change before the season is over if other strains of the flu arise. Doctors recommend that everyone over six months of age get vaccinated ann...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Healthwatch News Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Health News Source Type: news

Fall Is The Best Time To Conceive, According To New BU Study
BOSTON (CBS) — What is the best season to try to get pregnant? A new study from the Boston University School of Public Health shows it’s not when most people start trying to conceive. While birthdays across the United States peak in early September, in northern states, most babies are born in the summer or even spring. Researchers at BU looked at data on more than 14,000 women who were trying to get pregnant from the US, Canada and Denmark. They found that while couples are most likely to begin attempting to conceive in September, it’s not until late November or early December that they have the best chan...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Healthwatch News Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Health News Local News Source Type: news

Many trans youth avoid revealing gender identity to doctors
(Reuters Health) - Nearly half of transgender teens and young adults say they sometimes hide their gender identity from healthcare providers, a U.S. study finds. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Stranger Things star Gatan Matrazzo single-handedly raised awareness about rare bone disease
A new study has found that Stranger Things star Gaten Matarazzo raising awareness of his rare genetic bone disorder increased Google searches of the condition by more than 90%. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

College student dies of flu before 911 rescuers can find him
Authorities say a college student was found dead in his home of the flu after a garbled 911 call left rescuers with no means of locating him (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

WHO says no time for complacency as China coronavirus cases fall
A continued decline in the number of new cases of coronavirus infections in China is encouraging, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday, while warning that infections outside the country could still spread. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

AP-NORC poll: More Americans worry about flu than new virus
A wide share of Americans are at least moderately confident in United States health officials’ ability to handle emerging viruses (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Ukrainians Hurl Stones at China Evacuees En Route to Quarantine Amid Coronavirus Fears
(NOVI SANZHARY, Ukraine) — Ukraine’s effort to quarantine more than 70 people evacuated from China over the new virus outbreak plunged into chaos Thursday as local residents opposing the move hurled stones at the evacuees and clashed with police. Officials deplored the violence and the country’s health minister pledged to share evacuees’ quarantine for two weeks in a bid to reassure protesters who fear they’ll be infected. Buses carrying evacuees were finally able to reach the designated place of quarantine after hours of clashes. The masked evacuees, exhausted by the long journey, were peekin...
Source: TIME: Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dmytro Vlasov and Yuras Karmanau / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime Ukraine Source Type: news

US scientists have completed a coronavirus vaccine
Greffex, a Houston-based genetic engineering company claims its vaccine for coronavirus is complete and ready be tested for safety in animals like mice, the company said Wednesday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Want to live longer? Stay in school, study suggests
Level of education, and not race, is the best predictor of who will live the longest, researchers report in a new Yale-led study. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 20, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Iraq bans border crossings by Iranians amid coronavirus fears
Iraq banned border crossings by Iranian nationals for three days from Thursday amid fears of the coronavirus, Iraq's state news agency said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Few U.S. residential drug rehabs give anti-addiction medicine
(Reuters Health) - Most people who check in to residential treatment facilities to recover from opioid use disorder won't be given medicines proven to help combat addiction, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Brain Stent Could Cut Odds for a Second Stroke
In a new study, the self-expanding, intracranial Wingspan brain stent seems effective over the long term in reducing stroke patients' risk of a subsequent stroke and death. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Stranger Things' Sheds Light on a Rare Disorder
The disorder, called cleidocranial dysplasia (CCD), affects only about one in a million people, according to the U.S. National Institutes of Health. Caused by a mutated gene, CCD leads to abnormal bone development -- most apparent in the collarbones and teeth. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wearable 'Brain Stimulator' May Boost Stroke Recovery
The device, which is controlled with a smartphone, looks like a swim cap with multiple magnetic microstimulators attached. Study volunteers wore it for 40 minutes per session, and completed 20 sessions over four weeks. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whisky Knows Her Toys
A Border collie in Norway learned the names and categories of her many, many toys, just by playing a game with her owners. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: James Gorman Tags: Animal Cognition Dogs Scientific Reports (Journal) Oregon State University Udell, Monique A R Claudia Fugazza your-feed-science Source Type: news

Cadbury egg hunt: Health campaigners celebrate end of National Trust deal
Health campaigners welcome the move as the trust says chocolate will be "less of a focus" from 2021. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Another HIV Hazard: Higher Risk for COPD
Compared to those without the AIDS-causing virus, people with HIV had a 34% higher rate of COPD and were diagnosed with the lung disease about 12 years earlier -- average age 50 versus 62, the investigators found. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

McVitie's is reducing sugar in nine of the nation's favourite biscuits by up to 10%
The owner of McVitie's, said new biscuits have already passed the taste test with 'super fans'. Each biscuit's sugar content will close to Public Health England's sugar and salt targets. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amid protests, Portugal lawmakers vote to allow euthanasia
Portugal’s parliament has voted in favor of allowing euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill people (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Nearly 6 MILLION kids' water bottles are recalled for second time in 6 months due to choking hazard
Contigo is recalling 5.7million of its Kids Cleanable Water Bottles for the second time in six months because the clear silicone spout can detach, posing a choking hazard to children. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 and Travel: Answers to Travelers' Questions
With COVID-19 disease upending plans and commerce globally, expert advice on how to think about traveling now. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tariro Mzezewa and Sarah Firshein Tags: Travel and Vacations Quarantines Airlines and Airplanes Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Cruises Centers for Disease Control and Prevention World Health Organization Far East, South and Southeast Asia and Pacific Areas Source Type: news

Here ’s How Effective the CDC Says the Flu Vaccine Has Been for Kids This Season
(NEW YORK) — It may end up being a bad flu season for kids, but early signs suggest the vaccine is working OK. The vaccine has been more than 50% effective in preventing flu illness severe enough to send a child to the doctor’s office, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. Health experts consider that pretty good. The vaccines are made each year to protect against three or four different kinds of flu virus. The ingredients are based on predictions of what strains will make people sick the following winter. It doesn’t always work out. This flu season has featured two waves, ea...
Source: TIME: Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mike Stobbe / AP Tags: Uncategorized influenza onetime Source Type: news

In rough US flu season for kids, vaccine working OK so far
It may be a bad flu season for kids, but early signs suggest the flu vaccine is working OK (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus outbreak slows, research into drug treatments speeds up, WHO says
Preliminary findings on two COVID-19 treatments are expected within three weeks, as numbers of new cases in China begin to dwindle, World Health Organization officials said Thursday. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jeff Hordley health: 'It changed our lives' how the famous couple coped with his disease
JEFF HORDLY is a popular face on television screens thanks in part to his role playing Cain Dingle in the popular soap Emmerdale. Jeff is happily married to his wife Zoe Henry and the proud father of two. However, life was not always as simple for the actor. Jeff's wife revealed his harrowing health and the worry it puts on the couple. What is it and what are the symptoms? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news