The Most (And Least) Risky Activities For Spreading COVID-19
How do parties compare to gyms? How does going to the doctor compare to a restaurant? This chart from the UK breaks it all down. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19 News: Live Updates
The college football conference said in August that it would not take the field until 2021. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

Covid-19 cases among people in their 40s and 50s have risen by 90% since end of August
Public Health England (PHE) data reveals 23.4 cases are now diagnosed for every 100,000 people aged between 40 and 49 - up from 12.4 at the end of August.  (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ECMO Can Play a Key Role for Sickest COVID-19 Patients ECMO Can Play a Key Role for Sickest COVID-19 Patients
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) can help patients with COVID-19 survive, but not all patients will see a benefit, and the cost of such care raises questions about resource use.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

Convalescent plasma or hyperimmune immunoglobulin for people with COVID19: a rapid review, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Review (8 studies, n=32) reports uncertainty as to whether convalescent plasma is effective for people admitted to hospital with COVID ‐19; as studies reported results inconsistently, making it difficult to compare results and draw conclusions. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pandemic isolation has killed thousands of Alzheimer’s patients while families watch from afar
Beyond the staggering U.S. deaths from the coronavirus, 13,200 more people than expected have died from Alzheimer’s and dementia since the pandemic started. Doctors say isolation has killed many of them. From the doorway of a nursing home, one man fights to save his wife. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: William Wan Source Type: news

Yale teams get multi-million-dollar awards to study biology of Parkinson ’s
Two Yale research teams will each receive approximately $9 million in grants over three years from the Aligning Sciences Across Parkinson ’s initiative. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 16, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Asia Today: Vietnam to resume international flights
Vietnam will resume international commercial flights to several Asian destinations starting Friday, after a monthslong shutdown to curb the coronavirus outbreak (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Pandemic spells opportunity for marooned Coast Guard cadets
Cadets at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy are being credited with saving a mission that had been endangered by the coronavirus pandemic this summer (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Arthritis: The free treatment plan that has been proven to ease sore joints
ARTHRITIS is a painful condition that can flare-up out of nowhere. However, there is effective treatment available on the NHS - do you know about this one? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis pain: The free treatment plan that has been proven to ease sore joints
ARTHRITIS is a painful condition that can flare-up out of nowhere. However, there is effective treatment available on the NHS - do you know about this one? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How 'healthy' fruit snacks for children can contain the equivalent of up to FIVE teaspoons of sugar
Action on Sugar looked at 56 products sold across leading grocery retailers in the UK. It found Urban Fruits Gently Baked Strawberries contained 20g of sugar in a small 35g packet. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19: infection prevention and control (IPC), PHE (updated 16th September 2020)
Update in this version (published 16th September) - added IPC highlights quick reference guide. Update in this version published 9th September - removed'Considerations for acute personal protective equipment (PPE) shortages'. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart attack: How to prevent the deadly condition - key to lowering risk of heart disease
A HEART attack is mostly caused by coronary heart disease - a condition whereby the arteries, supplying blood to the muscle, are clogged up with fatty deposits. How can you ensure this doesn't happen to you? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Manchester NHS hospital that saw 18 Covid-19 deaths last week fights an outbreak
Tameside General Hospital, in Ashton-under-Lyne, suffered 18 laboratory-confirmed coronavirus fatalities in the week to September 10, treble the six fatalities the week prior. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arellano: One family's COVID-19 nightmare shows the pandemic's unjust burden on Latinos in California
If you're Latino in California, even if you have the luxury of a white-collar job, it's almost a certainty that COVID-19 will stalk the life of someone you love. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gustavo Arellano Source Type: news

Report raises concerns about climate change and health in Connecticut
The Sept. 15 YSPH report concludes that to protect human health, leaders and residents of the state must undertake swift action to cut greenhouse emissions. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 16, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

UK to ration COVID-19 testing amid testing failures
U.K. lawmakers have criticized the government’s handling of the COVID-19 testing crisis for a second day as opposition leaders say Prime Minister Boris Johnson lacked a cohesive plan to tackle the virus as the country faces a second wave in the pandemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Study hints antibody drug may cut COVID-19 hospitalizations
A drug company says that partial results from a study testing an antibody drug give hints that it may help mild to moderately ill COVID-19 patients from needing to be hospitalized, a goal no current coronavirus medicine has been able to meet (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Palliative and End of Life Care
Information and resources for health and social care professionals to improve the quality of services and reduce inequalities of care (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Not enough tests for five months, study predicts
Normal coughs and fevers alone will lead to high demand for coronavirus tests over winter, it says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US proposes gradual rollout of free COVID-19 vaccines, most requiring 2 doses, as public remains skeptical about safety
(Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

5M people infected, India's virus outbreak still soaring
India’s confirmed coronavirus infections have passed 5 million and are still soaring and testing the feeble health care system in tens of thousands of impoverished villages (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

As Covid-19 Cases Rise, Europe Enters ‘Living-With-the-Virus Phase’
People across the continent have largely gone back to work, even as the possibility of a second wave looms. Officials in Texas have recorded more than 700,000 coronavirus infections, and India ’s caseload has topped five million. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

' It's everywhere': alcohol's public face and private harm
This Commission was set up by alcohol health experts and parliamentarians to examine the full extent of alcohol harm across the UK. In this, its final report, the Commission outlines recommendations for reducing harm and calls for a national strategy for alcohol. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Tackling testing delays 'number one' priority, says minister
The justice secretary's pledge comes amid warnings time is running out to fix the system. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Next steps for funding mental healthcare in England: prevention
The RCPsych has identified four areas that must be fully and sustainably resourced if access to the quality of mental health services in England that has been promised by the government is to be realised. These are: infrastructure; prevention; people; and technology. This paper focuses on prevention and considers the next steps for funding mental health care in England, with a specific focus on public health and prevention, promoting resilience in social care, and budgeting for workforce growth, education and training. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why didn't these L.A. hotels house homeless people? A new report offers some answers
The city's report looked at hotels in L.A. that received taxpayer assistance or were built on city land. None of them took part in Project Roomkey. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Zahniser, Emily Alpert Reyes Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Wednesday
As schools reopen across much of the country, some are voicing concern about the rising number of COVID-19 cases among students and that not enough is being done to protect both children and teachers.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada Source Type: news

The Latest: India drug maker, Russia agree on virus doses
An Indian pharmaceutical company and Russia’s sovereign wealth fund have agreed to distribute 100 million doses of the Russia’s experimental Sputnik V vaccine in India (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: The popular food linked to higher risk of developing the condition
TYPE 2 diabetes is often linked to being inactive or overweight, so to prevent the condition, a healthy diet and regular exercise is recommended. But when it comes to what to eat, a new study has linked a popular food to increased risk of type 2 diabetes. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19: Guidance Mental health data and analysis: a guide for health professionals, PHE (Updated 15th September)
Guidance for commissioners and health professionals to make decisions about mental health services and interventions based on data and analysis. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Turmeric May Ease Knee Arthritis
A curcumin extract eased pain, stiffness and physical function in those with osteoarthritis of the knee. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Knees Turmeric (Spice) Placebos Arthritis Osteoarthritis Joints (Body Part) Source Type: news

Guidance - Rabies risk in terrestrial animals by country
The country or animal risks as assessed by PHE for use in post-exposure risk assessments. They incorporate the presence or absence of rabies in domestic and wild animals, surveillance systems in place and consideration of UK traveller behaviour (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rural Areas With Local Ob Care Have Better Perinatal Outcomes Rural Areas With Local Ob Care Have Better Perinatal Outcomes
Although association does not establish causation, these data raise concern"for the current trend of diminishing L&D units that is occurring in many rural settings."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Maine wedding ‘superspreader’ event is now linked to seven deaths. None of those people attended.
The nuptials have been linked to more than 175 reported coronavirus infections and also to the deaths of seven people, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Meryl Kornfield Source Type: news

PTSD could raise the risk of dementia, study suggests
SUFFERING from post-traumatic stress disorder can double the risk of dementia, a study reveals today. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19: guidance on supporting children and young people's mental health and wellbeing, PHE (updated 14th September 2020)
This is advice for parents and carers on looking after the mental health and wellbeing of children or young people during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Update in this version (published 14th September) - updated guidance on number of people allowed to meet. Update in version published 4th August - added translated documents in: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese CN, Chinese HK, French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin D deficiency symptoms: The frequent feeling that can signal you lack the vitamin
VITAMIN D is created when the sun's rays land on your skin. However, if you've been shielding or self-isolating at home this summer, you could be lacking adequate amounts of the vitamin. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ICUs are nearing capacity in this French city. And it's only September
Dealing with the first wave was like a sprint, the second will be more like a marathon. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EU wants better coordination on virus, announces summit
European Union chief Ursula von der Leyen says the bloc must rise above its fragmented approach on dealing with the coronavirus by centralizing more decision-making on health issues (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus testing: Government claims fact-checked
We examine government claims about how the Covid-19 testing system is performing in England. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fury over plans that could see pregnant women who drink have it recorded on baby's medical records
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) wants to see all alcohol consumption noted regardless of the expectant mother's consent or the stage of pregnancy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Food poisoning warning: Six commonly eaten foods that could cause sickness and diarrhoea
FOOD poisoning occurs when a person consumes foods contaminated with bacteria, viruses or parasites, and symptoms can prove very unpleasant. Knowing what foods are most likely to cause food poisoning could help you avoid sickness - here are six to be wary of. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Madrid, Europe's pandemic hotspot, mulls targeted lockdowns
Authorities in Madrid say selective lockdowns will be introduced in urban areas where the coronavirus is spreading faster to avoid bottlenecks in health services (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

'Anxiety app helped me at my new school' says Essex pupil
Maisie, 11, speaks about how a new app funded by the NHS helped her cope as she started a new school. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The future of public health: the NIHP and other public health functions
Policy paper setting out the government's plans for protecting and improving the public's health, including the creation of the National Institute for Health Protection (NIHP). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prostate cancer symptoms: What’s waking you up in the night? Sign of the deadly disease
PROSTATE cancer develops at the base of the bladder, surrounding the first part of the urethra - the tube that carries urine and semen. Do you find it difficult to sleep throughout the night? Here's a sign linked to the deadly disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Latinos Report Financial Strain As Pandemic Erodes Income And Savings
An NPR poll finds 72% of Latino households in the United States are facing serious financial problems — double the share of whites who report this. Major health problems are mounting, too.(Image credit: Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jackie Fortier Source Type: news

How to help siblings get along better
Sibling rivalry is often taken as an unexamined fact of family life -- as much a part of parenting as potty training or bedtime stories. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news