Virus takes big toll on China’s health workers
More than 1,700 have been infected and six have died — a rate on par with previous outbreaks. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Rauhala Source Type: news

IVF treatment: Couple call for parents' mental health support
Parents Vicky and Jamie Mogridge-Percy say it was a difficult journey before Arthur arrived via IVF. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brooklyn fugitive with warrant out suspected of having coronavirus held in JAIL
Kevin Qi, 42, attempted to cross the border from Canada back into the US, where he's a resident. He told agents he had recently been to China and they detained him, as a warrant is out for his arrest. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Killer coronavirus was NOT genetically engineered: Scientist debunks conspiracy claims
Dr Trevor Bedford, from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington, said nothing about the virus appeared to suggest it had been made by people in a lab. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

1 in 3 child cancer survivors develop serious health problem later in life, study finds
Survivors of childhood cancer are at increased risk for severe health problems later in life compared to the general population, according to a study published Friday in the journal The Lancet Oncology. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fake flyers and face-mask fear: California fights coronavirus discrimination
A flyer in Los Angeles' Carson area, with a fake seal of the World Health Organization, tells residents to avoid Asian-American businesses because of a coronavirus outbreak. A Los Angeles middle schooler is beaten and hospitalized after students say he is as an Asian-American with coronavirus. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

San Francisco flight on lockdown at Heathrow over coronavirus fears
Passengers on United Airlines Flight 901 were told by the captain to remain in their seats after landing at Heathrow on Friday because someone might have the contagious infection. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IMF chief hopes for global policy response to mitigate coronavirus impact
The International Monetary Fund hopes governments and central banks will work on a response to the coronavirus outbreak once the economic impact becomes clear, IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

China's Hubei province reports 139 new coronavirus deaths on Feb. 14
The number of new deaths in China's central Hubei province from the coronavirus outbreak rose by 139 as of Friday, the province's health commission said on its website on Saturday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Slide show: How genetic disorders are inherited
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - February 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19: Overview Video COVID-19: Overview Video
This video provides an overview of COVID-19, including key aspects of the presentation, diagnosis, treatment, and pathology.Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Commentary Source Type: news

Elizabeth Wurtzel Helped Clear the Air on Stigma Elizabeth Wurtzel Helped Clear the Air on Stigma
"Prozac Nation" author's honesty was good for psychiatry, Dr Robert T. London writes.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

GP surgery in lock-down over suspected coronavirus case as two MPs go into 'self-isolation'
Kingston Crescent Surgery in Portsmouth bolted its doors at 4.30pm today following a suspected coronavirus case. Two MPs have self-isolated after going to a conference attended by a sufferer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flu Severity In Massachusetts Increased To Very High
BOSTON (CBS) — Flu severity in Massachusetts increased to very high this week, the Department of Public Health announced Friday. The percentage of flu-related doctor visits has continued to increase, and remains higher than it was for this week the previous two years. The department said all regions of the state are reporting high activity. The percentage of flu-related hospitalizations has also continued to increase in recent weeks. This year, more influenza B than influenza A has been reported by healthcare professionals in the state, the department said, though all strains that have been found so far this season a...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Flu Health News Massachusetts News New Hampshire News Source Type: news

Transgender Breast Screening Information Hard to Find Transgender Breast Screening Information Hard to Find
At a time when a growing number of transgender Americans are getting gender-affirming treatments to make their bodies match their identity, breast imaging centers may not be changing to meet their needs.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Coronavirus Care Planning'More Important Than Containment'Coronavirus Care Planning'More Important Than Containment '
Hospitals need to get ready for a surge of patients, experts warn.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

Mining, extraction industries still have highest U.S. suicide rate
(Reuters Health) - Suicide rates vary across industries and occupations, but workers in mining and oil and gas extraction continue to suffer the top U.S. rate of deaths, followed closely by the construction industry, according to data from 32 states. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Spike in China Virus Cases Doesn't Show Big Shift in Epidemic -WHO Spike in China Virus Cases Doesn't Show Big Shift in Epidemic -WHO
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Getting lots of exercise tied to lower risk of kidney disease
(Reuters Health) - People who get plenty of physical activity may be less likely than their more sedentary counterparts to develop chronic kidney disease, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Bedbug warning: The four warnings you may have an infestation in your home
BEDBUG infestation is the stuff of nightmares, however it could be a reality for many due to how easily the little critters can come into a home. What are the four warning signs your home may be infested with bedbugs? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' Momentous' USMLE Change: New Pass/Fail Format Stuns Medicine'Momentous' USMLE Change: New Pass/Fail Format Stuns Medicine
Most agree the move will reduce the outsized role the test scores play in landing residencies, but many worry about how program directors will make the choice when they don't have an initial cutoff.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Business of Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

Appeals Court Rejects Trump Medicaid Work Requirements in Arkansas
The ruling, written by a Reagan appointee, said the administration failed to show how such rules would help Medicaid to meet its mission of covering the poor. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abby Goodnough Tags: States (US) Health Insurance and Managed Care Medicaid Decisions and Verdicts Poverty Labor and Jobs Suits and Litigation (Civil) Arkansas Boasberg, James E United States Politics and Government Source Type: news

Appeals court deals blow to Trump's Medicaid work rules
The Trump administration's effort to remake Medicaid by requiring low-income people to work for health care has suffered a serious setback after a federal appeals court ruled it goes beyond what's allowed by law (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Some Assisted-Living Residents Don ’t Get Promised Care, Suit Charges
Court decisions in California may shed light on how large chains make staffing decisions. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paula Span Tags: Elderly Suits and Litigation (Civil) Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Elder Care Elder Abuse Regulation and Deregulation of Industry Sunrise Senior Living Inc California Nursing Homes Source Type: news

Patients often puzzled by medical test reports
(Reuters Health) - Even the most educated, take-charge individuals may have a hard time deciphering the test results they can access after a doctor visit, two new studies suggest. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

In retort to abortion ban, lawmaker calls for vasectomies
An Alabama lawmaker fed up with her colleagues' attempts to outlaw abortion has filed legislation to require all men over 50 to get vasectomies (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

WHO says joint China mission to start coronavirus probe this weekend
A World Health Organization-led mission to China will start its outbreak investigation this weekend and will focus on how the new coronavirus is spreading and the severity of the disease, the WHO's director-general said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Chinese Public Dial in for Support as Coronavirus Takes Mental Toll Chinese Public Dial in for Support as Coronavirus Takes Mental Toll
Hundreds of 24-hour mental health support telephone hotlines have sprung up in China in recent weeks as millions of people fret about catching the coronavirus - and try to avoid infection by staying at home.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Best supplements for heart health: Four supplements to ensure a healthy heart
BEST supplements for heart health: With Valentine's Day and all things heart-related upon us, taking care of one's heart is imperative. What are four of the best supplements one can take to ensure a healthy heart? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus Not Spreading'Dramatically' Outside China Except on Cruise Ship -WHO Coronavirus Not Spreading'Dramatically' Outside China Except on Cruise Ship -WHO
Cases of coronavirus are not rising dramatically outside China apart from passengers on a cruise liner now quarantined off a Japanese port, a senior World Health Organization official said on Thursday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Taxi driver diagnosed with coronavirus after driving Chinese tourists
A case report published in the New England Journal of Medicine describing a Bangkok cabbie who may have caught COVID-19 from Chinese tourists raises new questions about person-to-person transmission of the virus. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anyone who tests negative for flu in five cities will be screened for coronavirus
So far, the US and Netherlands are the only nations who will test anyone with flu-like symptoms for the new coronavirus - even if they have no recent history of traveling to China. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sccm 2020 sccm 2020
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from SCCM 2020Medscape Critical Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Amid coronavirus fears, a second wave of flu hits US kids
A second wave of flu is hitting the U.S., turning this into one of the nastiest seasons for children in a decade (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

U.S. states reject $18 billion proposal to settle opioid lawsuits, discussions ongoing: sources
Twenty one states have rejected an $18 billion settlement proposal from three major U.S. drug distributors to resolve lawsuits over their alleged role in the opioid crisis, but discussion are still active, according to three sources familiar with the matter. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Prevention vs. overreaction: Finding balance in meeting coronavirus threat
YSPH ’s Xi Chen says countries must do their best to prevent spread of the respiratory illness while being careful not to infringe on rights or encourage stigma. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 14, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yale cardiologists share six clinical trends that are making an impact
Heart care is rapidly evolving. Yale Cardiovascular Medicine asked six faculty members to discuss emerging trends that could radically transform healthcare. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 14, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Hand dryers won't kill the coronavirus: World Health Organization debunk 10 of the biggest myths
The WHO also said dousing the body with alcohol spray or sesame oil won't work against COVID-19. Today the death toll hit 1,363. More than 64,000 cases have been diagnosed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do YOU have the coronavirus? This AI symptom checker will tell you
CORONAVIRUS is concerning the world with its rapid spread in China and developing cases around the world. But do you have coronavirus? This AI symptom checker will tell you. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cholesterol Drugs Might Help Curb Prostate Cancers
The study couldn't prove cause and effect, but it found that statins, taken alone or with metformin, did seem associated with an increase in survival. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rethinking Milk: Science Takes On the Dairy Dilemma
Dairy products are rich in calcium and protein, and they have long been promoted as important for helping kids grow and helping kids and adults build and maintain strong bones. Now a new study questions whether diary deserves its health halo. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Virus cases rise as experts question China's numbers
 A Chinese health official says more than 1,700 medical workers have been infected by the new virus and six have died (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

U.S. health officials to start testing for coronavirus in five states
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday it will start testing for the rapidly spreading coronavirus that originated in China through its existing seasonal influenza surveillance system in five states. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Sam Smith health: Singer reveals the ‘trauma’ he has faced since childhood - what is it?
SAM SMITH, 27, has become a global superstar in a relatively short space of time, having taken both the UK and the US by storm since breaking out in 2012. The star's meteoric rise may give off the impression that he is invincible, but the star has fought a health battle since childhood that has been all-consuming at times. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

44 states, NYC, Puerto Rico report high flu activity, CDC says
The CDC reports that while deaths from flu remain below the epidemic threshold, 44 of 50 states and Puerto Rico are reporting " high " activity and as many as 26 million Americans have been sickened by the virus. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bullies attack Asian American teen, citing coronavirus
Because the coronavirus outbreak started in China, some misguided individuals are targeting Asians with discriminatory behavior or worse. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: How do you self-isolate successfully?
From food delivery to dealing with family, here's how those told to isolate themselves can avoid spreading the virus. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China lowers coronavirus death toll, reports 1,700 medics infected
China revised down its death toll Friday from coronavirus by 108 due to " repeated statistics, " the National Health Commission said, adjusting the tally to 1,308 since the outbreak began in December. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Appeals court unanimously strikes down Medicaid work requirements
Ruling against the Trump policy, the D.C. Circuit says the Arkansas decision was “arbitrary and capricious.” (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Goldstein Source Type: news

Kansas leader decries attempts to tie abortion, Medicaid
A top Republican lawmaker in Kansas is disputing a key talking point for GOP colleagues who are blocking a bipartisan plan to expand the state's Medicaid program (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news