White Supremacists, Yellow Peril & “Chinese Virus” Add to a Volatile Political Mix
Credit: United Nations By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Mar 24 2020 (IPS) When US President Donald Trump repeatedly characterized the fast-spreading COVID-19 as a “Chinese virus” last week, it prompted some white supremacists to resurrect an age old ethnic slur against Chinese and East Asians: the “Yellow Peril” which, in a bygone era, was touted as a xenophobic threat to the Western world. But Tendayi Achiume, UN Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Racism, Racial Discrimination and Xenophobia, is highly critical of the racist interpretation to a disease which has claimed over 16,500 deaths wo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Featured Global Global Geopolitics Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Raking Your Leaves to the Edge of Your Yard an Invitation to Ticks
SUNDAY, March 22, 2020 -- Where you put leaves raked from your yard last fall could affect your family's risk of bites from ticks that transmit Lyme disease-causing bacteria, a new study suggests. In areas where Lyme-causing ticks are prevalent,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 22, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Lessons From Lyme Disease: Six Reasons The CDC ’s COVID-19 Failure Was Predictable
Lyme disease experts are not surprised by CDC's failure to ensure quick diagnosis of COVID-19. It's failed for 25 years to fix a broken Lyme test. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 13, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Mary Beth Pfeiffer, Contributor Source Type: news

How This Founder Went From Serving People With Lyme Disease To Serving The One In Three People With Chronic Conditions
Supporting entrepreneurs can take many forms from grants to providing access to capital and from expanding their networks of mentors and peers to providing training that addresses both hard and soft skills. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Geri Stengel, Contributor Source Type: news

Many lyme disease cases go unreported; A new model could help change that
(Columbia University) A new model based on 17 years of data can help predict the trajectory of where Lyme disease will spread. Identifying high-risk areas can lead to surveillance in counties and areas where infections are likely to emerge. It also allows authorities to alert physicians and the public, which can lead to early treatment, when it is most effective. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tipping Point: The Resistance Is Gaining In The Lyme Wars
Mainstream medicine has failed many Lyme disease patients. It's fast becoming irrelevant. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 26, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Mary Beth Pfeiffer, Contributor Source Type: news

Lyme Disease at a North Carolina Outdoor Wilderness Camp Lyme Disease at a North Carolina Outdoor Wilderness Camp
This cluster of Lyme disease cases in North Carolina indicates that the disease may be expanding further south.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Lyme disease symptoms: The sign in your knees you may have been bitten by an infected tick
LYME disease is a bacterial infection that is passed on to humans by infected ticks. High-risk areas include grassy and wooded areas, making that leisurely stroll not seem so idyllic any more. Look for a sign on your knee that you may be needing a visit to your doctors pronto. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ethnobotanical medicine is effective against the bacterium causing Lyme disease
(Frontiers) A preclinical in vitro study shows that selected plant-based herbal medicines, especially Ghanaian quinine and Japanese knotweed, work better than antibiotics against the bacterium that causes Lyme disease. These findings represent an important step towards the development of treatments that might be better tolerated and more effective than the current standard of care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Lyme disease symptoms: A certain feeling in the head could be a warning sign
LYME disease is a bacterial infection which could lead to severe physical and mental problems if not diagnosed at an early stage. Spotting the early warning signs will ensure prompt treatment and noticing this peculiar feeling in the head could mean you're at risk. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lyme disease: A peculiar feeling in the head is a warning sign of the condition
LYME disease is a bacterial infection which could lead to severe physical and mental problems if not diagnosed at an early stage. Spotting the early warning signs will ensure prompt treatment and noticing this peculiar feeling in the head could mean you're at risk. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lyme Disease Found In More Than A Third Of Maine Deer Ticks
ORONO, Maine (AP) — More than a third of the deer ticks submitted to a Maine lab last year tested positive for Lyme disease, a surveillance report from the lab said. The report is from the University of Maine Tick Lab. The lab found that a smaller percentage of ticks tested positive for anaplasmosis and babesiosis, which are other tick-borne diseases. The tick lab’s manager, Griffin Dill, said the information will help authorities learn how fast the ticks are spreading in the state. The study is the first of its kind in Maine, the Bangor Daily news reported. The report found that just shy of 39% of deer ticks t...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Deer Ticks LYME DISEASE Maine news Source Type: news

Does the bacterium that causes Lyme disease also hold the key to treating Lyme arthritis?
(Natural News) Lyme disease is one of the most common vector-borne diseases in the US. The CDC reports that around 30,000 Americans get infected by Lyme every year. However, other data gathering methods suggest that this number can rise to 300,000 cases each year. Because of the rising number of Lyme disease cases, scientists have... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Portable Lab You Plug into Your Phone can Diagnose Illnesses Like Coronavirus
Engineers with the University of Cincinnati have created a tiny portable lab that plugs into your phone, connecting it automatically to a doctor's office through a custom app UC developed. The lab the size of a credit card can diagnose infectious diseases such as coronavirus, malaria, HIV or Lyme disease or countless other health conditions like depression and anxiety. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - February 6, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Portable lab you plug into your phone can diagnose illnesses like coronavirus
Engineers with the University of Cincinnati have created a tiny portable lab that plugs into your phone, connecting it automatically to a doctor's office through a custom app UC developed. The lab the size of a credit card can diagnose infectious diseases such as coronavirus, malaria, HIV or Lyme disease or countless other health conditions like depression and anxiety. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - February 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Portable lab you plug into your phone can diagnose illnesses like coronavirus
(University of Cincinnati) Engineers with the University of Cincinnati have created a tiny portable lab that plugs into your phone, connecting it automatically to your doctor through a custom app UC developed. The lab the size of a credit card can diagnose infectious diseases such as coronavirus, malaria, HIV or Lyme disease or countless other health conditions such as depression and anxiety. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Four Cases of Lyme Disease at an Outdoor Wilderness Camp --- North Carolina, 2017 and 2019
The recent discovery of Lyme-infected ticks at the location of an outdoor wilderness program in North Carolina highlights the importance of vectorborne disease prevention. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - January 30, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: DEET Lyme Disease (Borrelia burgdorferi Infection) MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Source Type: news

Maine Had Record Number Of Lyme Disease Cases In 2019
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine reported a record number of Lyme disease cases last year, and the number could rise as data continues to trickle in, officials said Thursday. There were at least 2,079 cases in 2019, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported. It’s too early to say why the numbers grew last year. But the numbers underscore the importance of taking precautions to avoid tick bites, said Dr. Nirav Shah, director of the Maine CDC. Winter is a time of low ticket activity. But ticks can be active when the temperature climbs above 40, as it did last weekend in Maine. The state also experie...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston LYME DISEASE Maine news ticks Source Type: news

Lyme disease patient almost suffered a ruptured artery from same illness as Justin Bieber
The pensioner, from Castelo Branco, Portugal, went to hospital with excruciating pains in his chest and extremely low blood pressure. Justin Bieber announced he had the illness last week. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lyme disease like 'waking with a hangover' every day
A engineer forced to quit work hopes pop star Justin Bieber will raise awareness of the condition. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lyme Disease Vaccine Could Be Ready In 4 to 5 Years
For now, the only prevention lies in avoiding tick contact but one company, Valneva, is working fervently to develop what they believe will be the world ’s first vaccine against Lyme’s disease. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dana Dovey, Contributor Source Type: news

Justin Bieber ’s Lyme Disease Reveal, Why It Is A Tough Diagnosis
Here is why Lyme Disease is tough to diagnose, tough to understand, and tough to have. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 9, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Justin Bieber Reveals He Has Lyme Disease
Singer Justin Bieber says he has Lyme disease, revealing his condition Wednesday in an Instagram post addressing comments people have made about his appearance in recent months. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Justin Bieber looks like a drug addict, fans said. Then the singer revealed he has Lyme disease.
More details about his affliction will be unveiled in an upcoming documentary series, Bieber said. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lateshia Beachum Source Type: news

‘I’ve Been Battling and Overcoming.’ Justin Bieber Confirms Lyme Disease Diagnosis
(NEW YORK) — Justin Bieber says that he has been battling Lyme disease. In an Instagram post on Wednesday, the pop star wrote that “it’s been a rough couple years but (I’m) getting the right treatment that will help treat this so far incurable disease and I will be back and better than ever.” Lyme disease is transmitted by Ixodes ticks, also known as deer ticks. Lyme can cause flu-like conditions, neurological problems, joint paint and other symptoms. “While a lot of people kept saying justin Bieber looks like (expletive), on meth etc. they failed to realize I’ve been recently diag...
Source: TIME: Health - January 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized celebrity health Lyme disease onetime Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Jan. 9, 2020
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Justin Bieber Reveals He Has Lyme Disease Singer Justin Bieber says he has Lyme disease. He revealed his condition Wednesday in an Instagram... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 9, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

What is Lyme disease? Things you should know
Lyme disease is the most common illness spread by ticks in North America and Europe. View Lyme disease symptoms, treatments and prevention tips. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Immunoassay May Help Identify Pediatric Lyme Arthritis Immunoassay May Help Identify Pediatric Lyme Arthritis
In Lyme disease-endemic areas, a C6 peptide enzyme immunoassay (EIA) test may help guide initial management of children with acute arthritis, an observational study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - December 18, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

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Executive Committee Meeting Minutes 11/12/2019 Members Present Sands, Bersh, Hennings, Cobb, Krüg, Rosen, Ternullo, Mack Members Not Present Grohol, Eastwood   Full attendance record available here. Danny convened meeting.  Brian Mack is new Member-at-Large.   Hiring Professional staff                                                      ...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - December 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Eric Bersh Tags: Executive Minutes Source Type: news

Executive Committee Meeting Minutes November 12, 2019
Executive Committee Meeting Minutes 11/12/2019 Members Present Sands, Bersh, Hennings, Cobb, Krüg, Rosen, Ternullo, Mack Members Not Present Grohol, Eastwood   Full attendance record available here. Danny convened meeting.  Brian Mack is new Member-at-Large.   Hiring Professional staff                                                      ...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - December 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: Eric Bersh Tags: Executive Minutes Source Type: news

Hopes rise for statue of pioneering fossil hunter Mary Anning
Mother ’s fundraising campaign in Lyme Regis has been backed by likes of David AttenboroughEvie Swire was nine years old when she first heard the story of a woman who had lived near her home in Dorset and, in her own way, changed the world.Mary Anning was born into a humble family in Lyme Regis in 1799 and grew up hunting for fossils in the area ’s cliffs to supplement their meagre income. When she was 12, she and her brother discovered one of the first ichthyosaurus skeletons, and she would go on to make many other pioneering finds and become immensely knowledgeable in the emerging field of palaeontology.Conti...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 16, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Esther Addley Tags: UK news Women Science Source Type: news

Insurance claims related to Lyme disease up by 117 percent in U.S.
Insurance claim lines related to Lyme disease, a bacterial infection transmitted through the bite of black-legged ticks, increased by 117 percent across the country between 2007 and 2018, according to new research. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lyme Disease Cases On The Rise In US, Report Says
NEW YORK (CBS) – The United States has seen a big rise in the number of Lyme disease cases. A new study finds that the number of Americans diagnosed with the illness more than doubled over the past decade. Researchers at FAIR looked at private health insurance claims from 2007 to 2018. They found the biggest increase was in urban areas where claims for Lyme disease increased by more than 120%. Read The Report (PDF) “Lyme disease is the nation’s predominant tick-borne disease, and it is growing,” FAIR said in its report. Massachusetts was among the Top 10 states with the highest percentages of insura...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local LYME DISEASE ticks Source Type: news

Lyme disease claim lines increased 117% from 2007 to 2018
(FAIR Health) From 2007 to 2018, claim lines with diagnoses of Lyme disease increased nationally 117%. The new FAIR Health Study Uncovers Geographic, Age and Gender Variation, among Other Notable Statistics. Comparing Lyme disease to other tick-borne diseases, the study draws on data from FAIR Health's comprehensive repository of over 29 billion private healthcare claim records -- the largest in the country. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 10, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The symptoms of acute and chronic Lyme disease and how to treat it
(Natural News) A person can just be enjoying a day outdoors before he finds himself face-to-face with the last creature he wants to see crawling around on their body — a tick. An encounter with this particular insect could lead to an infectious disease called Lyme disease. While people have discovered plenty of ways to protect themselves from Lyme... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lone Star Ticks Expanding Range Into Northeast, Report Says
(CNN/CBS) — The climate crisis is making us more vulnerable to ticks in an unprecedented and growing threat to public health, according to a new report. Bacterial and protozoan tick-borne diseases doubled in the United States between 2004 and 2016, the report notes, and in 2017, more than 90% of the 60,000 vector-borne diseases in the United States were linked to these particular bloodsucking bugs. The warmer temperatures brought by the climate crisis, in addition to ecological changes and reforestation, have extended the bugs’ range into regions that had not seen certain types of ticks for many decades, if eve...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Lone Star Tick ticks Source Type: news

New test for Lyme disease could spot the tick-borne infection in just 15 minutes 
Scientists at Columbia University, New York, are developing test that uses microchips to detect antibodies against Lyme disease. The condition, spread by ticks, can be fatal to humans. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blog: Standing with people who make me so proud of our union
I’m always so proud of what our union stands for and what we can achieve when we stand together. But sometimes there are days when that’s particularly true – and earlier this week I had one of those days. It started early on a picket line at Whiston Hospital. The strikers – employed by Compass – have a simple demand, to get the same pay and conditions as those they work alongside in our NHS. Their energy, their passion and their unwillingness to give in are truly inspiring. These are the people who keep our NHS – our nation’s greatest achievement – running each day. They clea...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 28, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News Source Type: news

Lyme Disease and Tick-Borne Infections: A Neurologist's View Lyme Disease and Tick-Borne Infections: A Neurologist's View
Fundamental misunderstandings exist among both patients and practitioners about the nature of tick-borne infections. This review aims to address these issues from the neurologist's perspective.Seminars in Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Chronic Lyme disease: Everything you need to know
Chronic Lyme disease occurs when a person who has already received treatment for Lyme disease continues to have symptoms in the long term. Learn more about this condition here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Tireless Teen Takes Ticks To Task
Fewer than 40% of those bitten by a tick transmitting Lyme disease will have a bullseye rash, and ticks are incredibly small (about the size of a sesame seed), so are easily missed. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 25, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nina Shapiro, Contributor Source Type: news

7 Ways you're unknowingly putting yourself at risk for Lyme disease
(Natural News) After going outside, it may be best to do a tick check. Lyme disease is a dangerous condition that causes fever, rashes, face paralysis, and arthritis. Without proper care, it can even lead to death. Interestingly, something so deadly comes from the bite of something so small: ticks. Ticks are tiny arachnids commonly found... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PET uncovers heightened ischemia after TBI
A novel PET imaging technique has uncovered high levels of ischemia in patients...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PET/MRI sheds light on cerebral vascular risk factors Flortaucipir-PET shows tau accumulation after one TBI PET, MRI show physical activity aids brain health Carbon-11 PET detects brain inflammation after Lyme disease SNMMI: Cerebrovascular risk tied to Alzheimer's disease (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 18, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Similarities and links between Lyme disease and rheumatoid arthritis
(Natural News) Lyme disease and rheumatoid arthritis are two different diseases that share many symptoms. A patient will benefit from knowing how to tell them apart. The diseases have different origins. Lyme disease is a bacterial disease caused by the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi, which infect humans via tick bites. Meanwhile, rheumatoid arthritis stems from a mixture of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lyme disease symptoms: The major warning sign that could signal you have the condition
LYME disease is an infectious disease caused by a bacterium named Borrelia, spread by ticks found in the woods. It can easily be caught and if a person experiences this one particular sign it could be a major warning that you may be at risk of having the disease. What is it? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tick-born encephalitis virus detected in ticks in UK
First ever cases in Britain, says Public Health England Related items fromOnMedica Vaccine linked to earlier onset of seizures in Dravet syndrome Scans show severe brain damage in Zika-affected babies Lyme disease may be three times more common in UK than previously thought Single-dose malaria drug eliminates parasite from liver Common anti-parasitic could be new tool for malaria control (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 29, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Risk Factors for Diseases Associated With Black-Legged Ticks Risk Factors for Diseases Associated With Black-Legged Ticks
As vectors for Lyme disease, black-legged ticks present a public health crisis in North America. Are current prevention recommendations appropriate? Where should prevention efforts be focused?American Journal of Epidemiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Lyme Carditis Requires Prompt Identification and Treatment Lyme Carditis Requires Prompt Identification and Treatment
Two newly reported cases of fatal Lyme carditis serve as a reminder of the importance of prompt identification and treatment of this potentially life-threatening infection.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Suspect Lyme Carditis? Start Empiric Antibiotics Suspect Lyme Carditis? Start Empiric Antibiotics
Waiting for test results before initiating therapy for patients suspected of having Lyme carditis may result in death, data from two recent cases show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - October 21, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Lyme disease: Feeling this sensation in your head could be a warning sign of the condition
LYME disease is a bacterial infection spread to humans by infected ticks. Ticks are tiny spider-like creatures found in woodland and heath areas. They feed on the blood of birds, mammals and humans. Feeling this sensation in your head could mean you have Lyme disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news