US sending highest official to Taiwan since ties cut in 1979
The U.S. says Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar will visit Taiwan in the coming days (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: 44 test positive on Norwegian cruise ship
Authorities say the number of people on a Norwegian cruise ship who have tested positive for the coronavirus has reached 44 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

'We are no less American': Deaths pile up on Texas border
The U.S. failure to contain the pandemic has been laid bare in the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Lives Lost: Parents hoped baby Kobe would play basketball
A young couple in the Philippines named their newborn son Kobe Christ (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Asia Today: Australian state reports record virus increase
Australia’s hot spot Victoria state has announced a new record 725 COVID-19 cases and 15 deaths, as businesses in Melbourne city prepare to draw down their shutters as new pandemic restrictions are enforced (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Tropic storm Isaias whips up eastern US, killing at least 6
At least six people are dead after Tropical Storm Isaias spawned tornadoes and dumped rain during an inland march up the U.S. East Coast (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Japan governor touts gargling product for virus
A governor in Japan is drawing skeptical criticism after he touted a gargling product as effective against the coronavirus, an assertion that, despite its dubiousness, emptied some store shelves of the medicine (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Reports: Chicago schools to announce all-remote learning
Chicago Public Schools is expected to announce Wednesday that it will start the school year with all-remote learning in response to coronavirus concerns, according to published reports (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Officials: School laptops held up ahead of new academic year
Alabama education officials say 4,000 laptop computers bound for a school district were held up over issues with manufacturers (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Technical issue has California under-reporting virus cases
A technical problem has caused a lag in California’s tally of coronavirus test results, casting doubt on the accuracy of recent data showing improvements in the infection rate and hindering efforts to track the spread (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Texas medical board warns physicians who claim COVID-19 cure
The Texas board that licenses doctors has warned physicians that it could take action against anyone who falsely advertises a cure for COVID-19 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Skepticism, fear help fuel virus on Mexico City's outskirts
Only after a neighbor died of the coronavirus did Juan José and Esther Serralde begin to believe that the threat was real (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Officials: Laptops for Alabama schools seized by US agency
Education officials in Alabama say more than 4,000 new laptop computers bound for a school district are being held by customs due to human rights concerns (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Bible camp tests positive for virus in Portland
At least 25 campers and staff members at a camp east of Portland, Oregon, have tested positive for the coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Annual Sturgis rally expecting 250K, stirring virus concerns
South Dakota, which has seen an uptick in coronavirus infections in recent weeks, is bracing to host hundreds of thousands of bikers for the 80th edition of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 measures could disrupt rare polio-like disease
Health experts say the coronavirus pandemic might disrupt another disease: a rare paralyzing illness that has been hitting U.S. children for the past decade (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

'Too many are selfish': US nears 5 million virus cases
The U.S. is approaching 5 million confirmed cases of the coronavirus, far outpacing other countries (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Tropical Storm Isaias drives wild weather up Interstate 95
Tropical Storm Isaias is spawning tornadoes and dumping rain during an inland march up the U.S. East Coast (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Virus ravages poor California county along Mexican border
California’s often-forgotten Imperial County is an example of how the coronavirus has been especially damaging to lower-income and Latino households (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Skepticism, fear helps fuel virus on Mexico City's outskirts
Only after a neighbor died of the coronavirus did Juan José and Esther Serralde begin to believe that the threat was real (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Trump nursing home plan limits supply of free COVID-19 tests
The Trump administration’s plan to provide every nursing home with a fast COVID-19 testing machine comes with an asterisk: The government won’t supply enough test kits to check staff and residents beyond an initial couple of rounds (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Wave of evictions expected as moratoriums end in many states
Housing advocates fear that they could see a wave of evictions in the coming months, as states end moratoriums put in place during the coronavirus pandemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

County pledges probe into health worker's coronavirus death
Officials in a Maryland county say they “will spare no time or expense” investigating the circumstances surrounding the coronavirus death of a veteran public health worker (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Asia Today: Manila back under lockdown as virus cases surge
Commuter trains, buses and other public vehicles stayed off the main roads of the Philippine capital Tuesday and police were again staffing checkpoints to restrict public travel as surging virus cases forced another lockdown (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Thai Cabinet approves draft law expanding access to cannabis
Thailand’s Cabinet has approved a proposal from the Public Health Ministry that would allow health professionals, farmers and medical patients to grow, produce and export cannabis and its products (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Parents unhappy with school options assemble learning 'pods'
As the coronavirus pandemic has clouded hopes of reopening schools nationwide, parents who want more than remote instruction have been scrambling to hire tutors and private teachers for small groups of children (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

China, WHO in talks on plans to trace coronavirus origin
China says it and the World Health Organization are discussing further plans to trace the origin of the coronavirus outbreak following a visit to the country by two experts from the U.N. agency (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Isaias downgraded to tropical storm over eastern N. Carolina
Hurricane Isaias has been downgraded down to a tropical storm after making landfall near Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, according to an official with the National Hurricane Center (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Mainland China, Hong Kong report fewer new cases
Both mainland China and Hong Konghave reported fewer new cases of COVID-19 as strict measures to contain new infections appear to be taking effect (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Vehicle malfunction sparked Southern California wildfire
Authorities say a malfunctioning diesel vehicle sparked the first big Southern California wildfire of the year, which has forced thousands of people from their homes east of Los Angeles (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Nevada to mail all voters ballots; Trump promises lawsuit
Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak signed legislation Monday to mail all of the state’s active voters ballots ahead of the November election (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Trump wants broader role for telehealth services in Medicare
The Trump administration is taking steps to give telehealth a broader role under Medicare, with an executive order that serves as a call for Congress to make doctor visits via personal technology a permanent fixture of the program (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: 2 Indiana schools shut down after positive tests
At least two Indiana schools shut back down this week after students and staff tested positive for COVID-19 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Michigan Legislature cancels session after senator's test
The Michigan Legislature has canceled this week’s session and hearings because a Lansing-area state senator tested positive for the coronavirus through screening required by his service in the Michigan Army National Guard (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Tests: 2.5% of Italians had COVID-19, far more in the north
Antibody testing in Italy indicates that nearly 1.5 million people, or about 2.5% of the population, have had the coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

WHO advance team ends visit to China to probe COVID origin
The World Health Organization says an advance team looking into the origins of the coronavirus outbreak has concluded its mission in China, and the U.N. health agency has agreed to details of the deployment of a larger team to the suspected outbreak zone (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Spain's new wave of infections hits the young, middle-aged
Spaniards thought the worst of the pandemic was behind them but they are being surprised by a new wave of infections (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Vietnam confirms 21 more cases in new virus outbreak
Vietnam has confirmed 21 more coronavirus cases linked to three hospitals in the central city of Da Nang (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

First students resume class in Germany after corona shutdown
Wary parents, teachers and children are looking on as students return to classrooms in a northeastern state of Germany (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Outbreak hits Norway cruise ship, could spread along coast
A Norwegian cruise ship line has halted all trips and apologized Monday for procedural errors after an outbreak of coronavirus on one ship infected at least 4 passengers and 36 crew members (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Egypt churches reopen as new infections wane
Egypt’s churches are reopening their doors to the faithful on Monday for the first time in more than four months due to a coronavirus lockdown (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Isaias near hurricane strength as it crawls toward Carolinas
Isaias is near hurricane strength early Monday as it approaches the Carolinas, just a day after bands of heavy rain from the tropical storm lashed Florida's east coast (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Asia Today: More restrictions in Australia's Victoria state
Victoria state, Australia’s coronavirus hot spot, has announced that businesses will be closed and scaled down in a bid to curb the spread of the virus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Parents struggle as schools reopen amid coronavirus surge
Parents in some states are getting their first look at a new school year as the coronavirus continues to cause upheaval in school systems around the country (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Philippine capital returning to lockdown as virus surges
The Philippine president has agreed to place the capital and outlying provinces back under a lockdown after medical groups declared that the country was waging “a losing battle” against the coronavirus amid an alarming surge in infections (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Isaias strengthens slightly as it crawls up Florida coast
Florida’s east coast is getting heavy rain from Tropical Storm Isaias, with state officials dealing with surging cases of the coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: China's Xinjiang region has 28 new cases
Numbers of new COVID-19 cases in China’s far northwestern region of Xinjiang are continuing to fall, with 28 reported on Monday (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

A weakened Tropical Storm Isaias lashes virus-hit Florida
Florida’s east coast is getting heavy rain from Tropical Storm Isaias, with state officials dealing with surging cases of the coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Italy's tally of new virus cases down to 239
Italy says the number of new confirmed cases of the coronavirus nudged lower to 239 in the last 24 hours, while all eight deaths were recorded in Lombardy, the epicenter of the country's epidemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Annual Sturgis rally expecting 250K, stirring virus concerns
South Dakota, which has seen an uptick in coronavirus infections in recent weeks, is bracing to host hundreds of thousands of bikers for the 80th edition of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news