Blood Clotting Tied to Worse COVID-19 Outcomes
While it's not clear precisely how SARS-CoV-2 causes clots, a new study suggests that the amount of a particular protein -- called factor V -- in a patient's blood may have something to do with it. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump knew testing Covid-19 vaccines would take months, Woodward book shows
President Donald Trump knew back in the spring that it would probably take a year to develop a coronavirus vaccine, according to interviews with journalist Bob Woodward. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can a Parkinson's Drug Treat Macular Degeneration?
More than 15% of Americans over age 70 have AMD, and 10% to 15% of those cases go on to develop the more severe wet macular degeneration, which can cause swift and complete vision loss. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US general meets with German officials over resort outbreak
The general commanding American troops in Bavaria met Wednesday with local officials in the Alpine town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen to reassure them of the U.S. military’s commitment to preventing the spread of COVID-19 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

How to get a private Covid-19 test in the UK (but it could cost you £350)
Free Government-run coronavirus testing labs are buckling under the pressure of having to do 200,000 per day, so here MailOnline takes a look at private labs offering the same service - at a price. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How you can get a flu shot in Southern California
Yes, it's that time of year again. Here's how and where to get a flu shot in Los Angeles and around California. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jessica Roy Source Type: news

60% of lung cancer patients saw COVID-19-related treatment delays, study finds
Nearly 60% of people undergoing treatment for lung cancer experienced disruptions in care this spring because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an analysis published Thursday by JAMA Oncology. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Vikings Were More Complicated Than You Might Think
One of the biggest surveys ever of ancient DNA offers new evidence of who the Vikings were and where they went raiding and trading. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: James Gorman Tags: Vikings Genetics and Heredity Research Race and Ethnicity Archaeology and Anthropology Nature (Journal) Willerslev, Eske your-feed-science Uppsala University University of Copenhagen Harvard University Reich, David E (1974- ) Denma Source Type: news

Pre-COVID Life May Not Return Until 2022, WHO Scientist Says Pre-COVID Life May Not Return Until 2022, WHO Scientist Says
First, a vaccine needs to be deployed, and then people need to develop immunity in order for communities across the world to return back to'normal. 'WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

ACOs Rack Up Largest Savings Ever for Medicare ACOs Rack Up Largest Savings Ever for Medicare
CMS Administrator Verma cites the higher savings rates of accountable care organizations (ACOs) in Pathways to Success and downside risk tracks.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Business of Medicine News Source Type: news

Coronavirus and Apartments: What ’s the Risk?
The best advice for apartment and condo dwellers is what you already know: Wear a mask, wash your hands often, and keep your distance from others in highly trafficked common areas in your building. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to live longer: A spice known to help curb cancer growth and boost longevity
HOW to live longer does not have to be an impossible question. According to science and health experts, eating more of this type of spice could hold all the clues to a long and prosperous life. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Commentary: I visited four reopened art galleries. The experience was not what I expected
Seeing art in person is so critically different from looking at it online. But what happens when the gallery-going experience comes with plexiglass shields and viewing-time limits? (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Leah Ollman Source Type: news

Lack of Antigen Test Reporting Leaves US'Blind to the Pandemic'Lack of Antigen Test Reporting Leaves US'Blind to the Pandemic '
A KHN review found more than 20 states either don't count or have incomplete data on the use of COVID-19 antigen tests, leaving the public in the dark about the true scope of the pandemic.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Blaming young people for spike in Covid-19 cases may encourage them to give up on social distancing
In the letter to the Health Secretary, which was signed by more than 50 people, they said that 'shaming' the young was 'unproductive' and could cause a break down in co-operation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recruiting Black Volunteers for COVID Vaccine Trials Takes Time Recruiting Black Volunteers for COVID Vaccine Trials Takes Time
Recruiting minority participants requires sensitivity to a mistrust borne of past and current medical mistreatment. Trust-building cannot be rushed.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

It's tough to tell COVID-19 from smoke inhalation symptoms — and flu season's coming
All along the West Coast, health facilities are reporting an influx of patients with breathing problems. Is it smoke inhalation or symptoms of COVID-19? (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mark Kreidler Source Type: news

Here are some easy ways to make sustainable choices during the pandemic
Appalled by the tidal wave of single-use plastic from takeout and more? Experts give tips for how to be eco-friendly during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Faith E. Pinho Source Type: news

Airport testing and closing borders probably DO work to stop Covid-19, but evidence is weak 
Academics led by Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, looked over 36 studies assessing whether airport screening, closing borders and quarantining travellers have any real impact on reducing cases. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Contradicting The CDC, Trump Says COVID-19 Vaccine Could Be Ready By End Of Year
President Trump says there could be widespread distribution of a vaccine against the coronavirus in a much shorter timeline than described by the CDC.(Image credit: Andrew Harnik/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Brian Naylor Source Type: news

Personal Letters for Residency Match: 5 Tips to Stand Out Personal Letters for Residency Match: 5 Tips to Stand Out
Given COVID-related restrictions and other concerns, personal letters for residency are arguably more important than ever. Here are some strategies to help your submission get the right attention.Medscape Med Students (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Commentary Source Type: news

Oculus Quest 2 Review: Solid V.R. Headset, but Few Games
The new $300 virtual-reality headset works well and feels comfortable. But good luck finding games that will keep you entertained. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Brian X. Chen Tags: Computer and Video Games Virtual Reality (Computers) Computers and the Internet Content Type: Service Headphones and Headsets Social Media Exercise Boxing Wearable Computing PlayStation 4 (Video Game System) Oculus VR Inc Facebook In Source Type: news

Parkinson’s disease: The hidden warning sign which lies in your toilet habit
PARKINSON'S disease is a condition whereby parts of the brain become progressively damaged over many years. It is commonly associated with movement problems, but the condition can be signalled in other ways too, including this unusual toilet habit. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump health appointee at center of allegations of political meddling on coronavirus response taking leave of absence
(Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

B.C. authorizes nurses to prescribe safe alternatives to toxic street drugs
Registered nurses will now be able to prescribe pharmaceutical alternatives to street drugs "to help separate more people from the poisoned street drug supply to save lives and provide opportunities for ongoing care, treatment and support," B.C.'s provincial health officer said. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

State Takes Over Contact Tracing At Boston College After Coronavirus Spike On Campus
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Boston College Coronavirus Source Type: news

Coronavirus testing: Government claims on test centres and international comparisons fact-checked
We examine government claims on testing capacity, international comparisons and the average distance travelled to a test centre. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Two of the best types of vegetables to help lower your reading
HIGH blood pressure is an extremely common condition and could be referred to as a ticking time bomb. Eating more of these two types of vegetables will significantly lower your reading. What are they? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: PM blames 'colossal spike' in demand for test problems
Boris Johnson also pledges to release a new "action plan" for care homes this week. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19: background information, PHE (updated 16th September 2020)
Information on COVID-19 including epidemiology, virology and clinical features. Update in this version (published 16th September) - updated global case numbers. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Federal Government Outlines Plan To Make Coronavirus Vaccine Free To All
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Syndicated CBSN Boston Coronavirus Source Type: news

Honk if you loved the dance: In Fullerton, Ballet Folkl órico's first drive-in
Ballet Folklórico de Los Ángeles performed its first drive-in performance, mixing Mexican heritage and American identity in a show for pandemic times. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laura Zornosa Source Type: news

Is Coronavirus Affecting the Hearts of College Athletes?
A small study found signs of heart inflammation in some college athletes who had coronavirus, but the link needs further investigation. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gretchen Reynolds Tags: Athletics and Sports Tests (Medical) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Heart Football (College) Colleges and Universities Source Type: news

Lack of Antigen Tests Has U.S. ‘Blind to Pandemic’
A KHN review found more than 20 states either don’t count or have incomplete data on the use of COVID-19 antigen tests, leaving the public in the dark about the true scope of the pandemic. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 prevention and treatment: A critical analysis of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine clinical pharmacology, PLOS Medicine
Review states large RCTs with appropriate monitoring are required to determine if chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine have preventive or treatment efficacy in COVID-19 and acceptable safety; and their use outside of clinical trials is not justified at this time. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Care home that sacked MP Nadia Whittome for raising PPE fears admits it DID have a shortage 
Nadia Whittome, Labour member for Nottingham East, has been vindicated after getting let go from her job at Lark Hill Retirement Village in May for revealing they didn't have enough face masks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study links 2018 drop in overdose deaths to change in China drug policy
A change in drug manufacturing regulations played a more significant role in reducing opioid-related overdose deaths in the United States in 2018 than any domestic public health initiatives, an analysis found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Not enough tests for five months due to winter coughs'
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

To evade COVID-19, dialysis patients bring their treatment home
Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, more patients are administering dialysis to themselves at home rather than receiving it in a clinic. But there are challenges. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Heidi de Marco Source Type: news

Coronavirus symptoms update: What is long COVID? Experts explains symptoms to spot
CORONAVIRUS symptoms update: The deadly coronavirus' death toll has now reached a staggering 800,000 and shows no signs of slowing down. An expert discusses a new worrying symptom of the deadly virus known as long covid. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists to examine the possibility Covid-19 leaked from a Chinese lab
An international team led by Dr Peter Daszak, a British zoologist, will delve into all theories of the virus's origins including that it leaked from a lab in China (pictured, Wuhan Institute of Virology). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Comparing Outpatient TKA With Inpatient TKA in a Hospital Comparing Outpatient TKA With Inpatient TKA in a Hospital
Can total knee arthroplasties be safely performed in an outpatient setting? A new study compares outcomes between procedures performed in surgery centers and in hospitals.Current Orthopaedic Practice (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Efficacy and Safety of Tocilizumab in Takayasu Arteritis Efficacy and Safety of Tocilizumab in Takayasu Arteritis
Results from a phase 3 trial show that long-term treatment with tocilizumab is a safe and effective option for refractive Takayasu arteritis.Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Slowing the Spread and Minimizing the Impact of COVID-19 Slowing the Spread and Minimizing the Impact of COVID-19
The current COVID-19 pandemic has become a public health crisis and has greatly impacted clinical practices. What do plastic surgeons need to know?Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Risk for Antibiotic-Resistant Salmonellosis From Beef Risk for Antibiotic-Resistant Salmonellosis From Beef
A new report finds that restricting antibiotic use in cattle did not lower the risk for antibiotic-resistant salmonellosis associated with beef consumption.Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Restarting Essential Surgery in the Era of COVID-19 Restarting Essential Surgery in the Era of COVID-19
This article provides recommendations for safely resuming essential surgeries during the current COVID-19 pandemic.Annals of Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Nerve Growth Factor Inhibitors for Low Back Pain Nerve Growth Factor Inhibitors for Low Back Pain
A new study reports on the efficacy and safety of tanezumab, a nerve growth factor inhibitor, in treatment-refractory chronic nonradicular lower back pain.Pain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Airway Management in the OR in COVID-19 Adult Patients Airway Management in the OR in COVID-19 Adult Patients
This article offers guidance on airway management for a variety of critical care and procedural settings in patients with known or suspected COVID-19 infection.Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

No Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 After Exposure at a Hair Salon No Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 After Exposure at a Hair Salon
This case of two COVID-19 symptomatic hair stylists who, along with their clients, wore masks, underscores the real-world effectiveness of face coverings for minimizing spread of SARS-CoV-2.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

COVID-19: guidance for commissioners and providers of services for people who use drugs or alcohol, DHSC/PHE (updated 16th September 2020)
Update in this version (published 16th September) - Added statement on hands, face, space; updated guidance on return to school; added links to social distancing and what you can and can't do; amended to reflect change to 6 people meeting. Update in version published 31st July - changed isolation period from 7 to 10 days. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news