Despite Trump’s claims, the U.S. is far behind in coronavirus testing
The U.S. has only tested about 0.2 percent of its population. Norway is now at 1.5 percent. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Chris Mooney Source Type: news

Coronavirus modelers factor in new public health risk: Accusations their work is a hoax
Coronavirus projections show the danger of ending social distancing too early, while Trump and some conservatives question the evidence. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: William Wan Source Type: news

Smart thermometer fever map may help forecast spread of covid-19, other diseases
Kinsa already has used its smart thermometers to forecast the spread of seasonal flu. CEO hopes it can alert public health officials to new outbreaks of the coronavirus. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katherine Ellison Source Type: news

Start-up’s ‘Health Weather’ map may help forecast spread of diseases like covid-19
Kinsa already has used its smart thermometers to forecast the spread of seasonal flu. CEO hopes it can alert public health officials to new outbreaks of the coronavirus. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katherine Ellison Source Type: news

People in addiction treatment are losing crucial support during coronavirus pandemic
Prolonged social isolation raises the risk of relapse for people in recovery (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Debbie Cenziper Source Type: news

Men are getting sicker, dying more often of covid-19, Spain data shows
Pneumonia cases, hospitalizations, ICU visits, deaths and even basic symptoms were more frequent in males. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Chris Mooney Source Type: news

‘Channel anxiety into vigilance’: Tips from a top health official at the center of New York’s coronavirus fight
(Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ben Guarino Source Type: news

Hospitals on soccer fields, in state park cabins and converted convention centers
With the need for social distancing even among the sick, securing and configuring physical spaces large enough to handle the load has become one of the biggest challenges facing state officials and hospital administrators. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ariana Eunjung Cha Source Type: news

Some health-care workers resist orders to work without adequate protection
They face peer pressure and discipline from supervisors amid a shortage of masks and other critical supplies during the covid-19 pandemic. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lenny Bernstein Source Type: news

Hospitals consider universal do-not-resuscitate orders for coronavirus patients
Worries that “all hands” responses may expose doctors and nurses to infection prompts debate about prioritizing the needs of the many over the one. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ariana Eunjung Cha Source Type: news

Neden coronavirus gibi salgınlar katlanarak yayılır ve “eğri nasıl stabil olur”
Halk sağlığı uzmanları da belirtiyor, insanlar kamusal alanlardan kaçınarak ve hareketlerini sınırlandırarak “sosyal mesafe” uygularlarsa, yayılmayı yavaşlatabilirler. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Harry Stevens Source Type: news

Trump wants U.S. economy ‘opened up and raring to go’ by Easter
Push to lift restrictions meets swift pushback. ”We save our economy by first saving lives. And we have to do it in that order,” one Republican governor said Tuesday. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Wagner Source Type: news

The coronavirus isn’t mutating quickly, suggesting a vaccine would offer lasting protection
The pathogen that causes covid-19 is genetically fairly stable: “Just one ‘pretty bad’ strain for everybody so far.” (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joel Achenbach Source Type: news

Trump wants ‘the country opened,’ but easing coronavirus restrictions now would be disastrous, experts say
In the debate pitting the economic costs of coronavirus restrictions against the health costs, experts say the evidence points to the need for continued social distancing and closures. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: William Wan Source Type: news

Some cancer patients face delayed surgeries and scaled-back treatments as the coronavirus advances
Patients and doctors struggle to confront the twin threats of cancer and covid-19. While many treatments won't be changed, some surgeries can be safely postponed, say doctors who are trying to reduce patients' time in the hospital. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurie McGinley Source Type: news

Dialysis patients are at high risk during covid-19 outbreak
Most receive treatment in group settings during a pandemic that requires keeping people apart. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lenny Bernstein Source Type: news

Losing sense of smell may be a hidden symptom of coronavirus, doctors warn
A group of British ENT doctors has pointed out a new possible indicator of the coronavirus: lost sense of smell, even in patients who are otherwise asymptomatic. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michael Brice-Saddler Source Type: news

Huge testing discrepancies among states muddles the meaning of results
Huge testing discrepancies between states muddles the meaning of results. In the information age, we still need a lot more information (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Steven Mufson Source Type: news

What the structure of the coronavirus can tell us
Researchers hope that a new visualization of the architecture of SARS-CoV-2 will help them find a way to fight it. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bonnie Berkowitz Source Type: news

The coronavirus isn’t alive. That’s why it’s so hard to kill.
The science behind what makes this coronavirus so sneaky, deadly and difficult to defeat (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Kaplan Source Type: news

Researcher on aging confronts his own mortality
In 1987, scientist Tom Johnson’s team identified the first gene that affects aging. Today, he still works in his lab as he deals with incurable Lewy body dementia. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda McCracken Source Type: news

Living with brain cancer has prepared me for coronavirus
With my illness, I’ve already have had to self-isolate several times. I’ve also learned a valuable lesson that others can now follow: Ask for help. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeremy Pivor Source Type: news

What it’s like to be infected with coronavirus
“This is not something anybody wants to go through,” said a doctor sickened with covid-19, the disease the virus causes. “I implore everyone to stay at home!” (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joel Achenbach Source Type: news

How cooking became the perfect recipe for my spiraling anxiety
Counselors and therapists look at the culinary arts as a treatment for angst, depression, grief and loss. That’s particularly helpful now. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Friedlander Source Type: news

Ohio clinics ordered to halt abortions deemed ‘nonessential’ amid coronavirus response
The move goes against the urgings of many medical professionals. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hannah Knowles Source Type: news

In hard-hit areas, testing restricted to health care workers, hospital patients
As cases spike sharply, officials are bracing for an onslaught, and directing scarce resources where they are most needed to save people’s lives. The shift is further evidence that rising levels of infection and illness have begun to overwhelm the health care system. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carolyn Y. Johnson Source Type: news

Trump administration scrambles to offer guidance on what to do if hospitals run out of basic supplies for coronavirus
Health-care workers are reusing masks and switching to less effective protections, and the Department of Health and Human Services said Saturday it is updating formal guidance on how hospitals should respond if stores of protective equipment run out. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lenny Bernstein Source Type: news

FDA authorizes first rapid ‘point-of-care’ test for coronavirus
This is the first coronavirus test that can be completed at a hospital — and deliver results in 45 minutes. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurie McGinley Source Type: news

A new message on coronavirus in hard-hit areas: Don’t get tested
As cases spike sharply, officials are hunkering down for an onslaught, and directing scarce resources where they are most needed to save people’s lives. The shift in tone and strategy — coming after weeks of calls for greater testing capacity — signals another tipping point in the U.S. response to the virus, a change other states are likely to embrace as disease counts climb. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carolyn Y. Johnson Source Type: news

My elderly dad has been a big help with my kids since I was widowed. But now there’s coronavirus.
He was supposed to leave in summer to go back to Oregon. We’ve debated whether he should go earlier. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marjorie Brimley Source Type: news

This woman’s wracking cough baffled a small army of specialists
At first, a Virginia woman was more exasperated than alarmed over her head-turning problem. The unusual cause was something none of her doctors had suspected. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sandra G. Boodman Source Type: news

Acne isn’t just a problem in adolescence
New treatments and tips are available for this “complex inflammatory disorder of the skin.” (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jill U. Adams Source Type: news

Cancer fight needs evolutionary approach to really understand, treat the disease
In “The Cheating Cell,” professor Athena Aktipis says cancer can’t be eliminated. Rather, it’s an ailment “that must be controlled and shaped into a companion that we can live with.” (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Blakemore Source Type: news

Warum Ausbrüche wie das Coronavirus sich exponentiell ausbreiten, und wie man „die Kurvenlinie glätten“ kann.
(Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Harry Stevens Source Type: news

One doctor’s straight talk about the coronavirus strikes a chord with anxious Americans
“If you listen to not one other speech about this, this is the one I would listen to," one Chicagoan said. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kim Bellware Source Type: news

Front-line health workers push back against CDC mask guidelines for coronavirus
Health care workers on the front lines are voicing frustration — and panic — that help may arrive too late. If they can’t stay healthy, they say, the whole system will fall apart. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ariana Eunjung Cha Source Type: news

冠状病毒疫情爆发呈指数扩展的原因,以及如何努力“压平增长曲線”
新冠病毒疫情已由原先的小溪流汇聚为现在的势态。通过创建简单的模拟,我们可以了解到趋势减缓的过程。 (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Harry Stevens Source Type: news

The coronavirus is killing far more men than women
Upward of 70 percent of deaths in Italy have been in men, one of the largest gender divides seen yet during the pandemic. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Chris Mooney Source Type: news

VIPs go to the head of the line for coronavirus tests
On the same day that Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert fell ill in Oklahoma and was tested for the coronavirus this month, a female paramedic lay in a hospital bed a little more a hundred miles away, unable to obtain a test. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Juliet Eilperin Source Type: news

Coronavirus will radically alter the U.S.
At the heart of their algorithms is a scary but empowering truth: What happens next depends largely on us — our government, politicians, health institutions and, in particular, 328 million inhabitants of this country — all making tiny decisions on an daily basis with outsized consequences for our collective future. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: William Wan Source Type: news

CDC, the top U.S. public health agency, is sidelined during coronavirus pandemic
The CDC's public messages on the coronavirus have been increasingly disrupted or overtaken by the White House. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

Hospital workers battling coronavirus turn to bandannas, sports goggles and homemade face shields amid shortages
Just 11 weeks into a pandemic crisis expected to last months, the nightmare of medical equipment shortages is no longer just theoretical. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ariana Eunjung Cha Source Type: news

Younger adults are large percentage of coronavirus hospitalizations in United States, according to new CDC data
Stark new data from the U.S. and Europe suggests people younger than 50 have a higher risk from coronavirus complications than many realize. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ariana Eunjung Cha Source Type: news

چرا شیوع هایی مانند ویروس کرونا به صورت تصاعدی گسترش می یابد، و چگونه ”منحنی را صاف کنیم”
شیوع اولیه عفونت های ویروس کرونا جدید به یک جریان پایدار تبدیل شده است. با ایجاد شبیه سازی های ساده، می توانیم ببینیم چطور می توانیم روند آن را کاهش دهیم. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Washington Post Staff Source Type: news

Почему такие вспышки, как коронавирус, распространяются по нарастающей, и как ослабить их рост
Небольшой ручеёк новых коронавирусных инфекций превратился в устойчивое течение. Мы можем наблюдать как его замедлить с помощью простого моделирования. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Washington Post Staff Source Type: news

कोरोनावाइरस जैसे प्रकोप घातीय रूप से क्यों फैलते हैं, और ‘इस वक्र रेखा को समतल’ कैसे करें
कोरोनावाइरस संक्रमणों का आरंभिक रिसाव एक निरंतर प्रवाह के रूप में परिवर्तित हो गया है। सरल बनावटी मॉडलों की मदद से, हम देख सकते हैं कि इन्हें धीमा कैसे किया जाए। (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Washington Post Staff Source Type: news

See some of the most compelling space images and discoveries
From the Sun to distant planets to galaxy clusters and more. Images from our solar system and beyond. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Washington Post Staff Source Type: news

Por que surtos como o coronavírus se espalham exponencialmente e como “achatar a curva”
O fluxo inicial de novas infecções por coronavírus se transformou em uma corrente constante. Ao criar simulações simples, podemos ver como desacelerá-la. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Washington Post Staff Source Type: news

Trump ban on fetal tissue research blocks coronavirus treatment effort
An NIH scientist is appealing for permission to conduct covid-19 experiments with “humanized mice.” (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Goldstein Source Type: news

More lifesaving ventilators are available. Hospitals can’t afford them.
America’s private health system was not set up to maintain backup supplies, leaving a gap that could cost lives if there is a surge in serious coronavirus patients (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christopher Rowland Source Type: news