Coronavirus live updates: Hong Kong reports first coronavirus fatality as new cases spread across Southeast Asia
The number of cases in China has surpassed 20,000 with tens of thousands more suspected. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anna Fifield Source Type: news

Macao to shut casinos to stem outbreak as Hong Kong reports first coronavirus fatality
 The number of cases in China has surpassed 20,000 with tens of thousands more suspected. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anna Fifield Source Type: news

CT screening cuts lung cancer deaths in European men and women
(Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anna Fifield Source Type: news

States scramble to carry out Trump’s coronavirus travel order
Officials are rushing to figure out where to house quarantined passengers from China. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

A mother briefly lost her newborn after failing a drug test. Her doctor suspects poppy seeds.
Rebecca Hernandez was forced to spend three days apart from her newborn boy as she awaited a confirmatory test, which came back negative for opiates. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michael Brice-Saddler Source Type: news

HHS notifies Congress that it may tap millions of additional dollars for coronavirus response
More than $100 million of additional funding has been transferred for the response (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Yasmeen Abutaleb Source Type: news

The Big Number: 300,000 break their hips each year. Calcium and vitamin D could cut that number, research says.
Data from 17 studies of older people suggest that those who took both supplements were about 16 percent less likely to have such fractures. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Linda Searing Source Type: news

Trial of promising HIV vaccine fails in South Africa
The combination of two drugs performed no better than placebo in preventing infection. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lenny Bernstein Source Type: news

People say it’s important to live in the moment. It took my dying dog to teach me how.
After a terrible year when many things went wrong, I finally learned to do what I could see Zoe doing every day: Noticing what was around her, stopping to listen, and just “being here now.” It helped. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Steven Petrow Source Type: news

Coronavirus infections predicted to grow exponentially; first death outside China; outbreak becomes political
The number of infections in China now stands at nearly 14,400 and 304 people have died. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anna Fifield Source Type: news

Kimchi, cow poop and other spurious coronavirus remedies
The lack of cure for the virus has spawned lots of kooky suggestions for treatment. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anna Fifield Source Type: news

Too many tests, too little time: Doctors say they face ‘moral injury’ because of a business model that interferes with patient care
Physicians say too often financial considerations mean they are forced to practice “fast and loose” medicine that isn’t good for everyone. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Bailey Source Type: news

Winter seriously dries out your skin. Cold air and heating systems are to blame.
Moisturizers or ointments twice a day seems to be the ideal treatment, doctors say. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jill U. Adams Source Type: news

Archives show how doctors’ bulletins on wounded president riveted — and misled — the nation in 1881
Despite James Garfield’s slow and grisly death, his doctors continued to issue daily and overly optimistic reports about his health. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Blakemore Source Type: news

Get a grippe, America. The flu is a much bigger threat than coronavirus, for now.
Seasonal influenza has already killed 10,000 to 25,000 people, according to the CDC. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lenny Bernstein Source Type: news

First peanut allergy drug approved by FDA
The treatment can prevent life-threatening allergies caused by accidental exposures to peanuts. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carolyn Y. Johnson Source Type: news

State Department tells citizens ‘do not travel’ to China; World Health Organization declares coronavirus outbreak a global health emergency
Deaths rose to 171 in China as the number around the world continues to grow. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Simon Denyer Source Type: news

U.S. reports first person-to-person transmission of new coronavirus
A patient in the Chicago area, the sixth confirmed in the United States, is the spouse of a woman infected when she traveled to Wuhan, China. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lenny Bernstein Source Type: news

Trump administration’s Medicaid block-grants option touches off ideological fight
Sidestepping polarizing vocabulary, top Medicaid official unveils “Healthy Adult Opportunity.” (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Goldstein Source Type: news

New FDA chief vows tougher action on youth vaping if needed
As the Trump administration's partial ban on e-cigarette products approaches, the new FDA commissioner said he would take tougher steps to reduce teen vaping if necessary. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurie McGinley Source Type: news

Coronavirus vaccine research is moving at record speed
Companies and governments are working fast to develop a coronavirus vaccine. But science won't be fast enough to stem the outbreak in China anytime soon. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carolyn Y. Johnson Source Type: news

Live updates: U.S. plans new evacuation flights as coronavirus cases in China grow by more than 1,000 a day
The number of cases surpassed 7,000 and deaths rose to 170 in China as the number around the world continues to grow. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Simon Denyer Source Type: news

U.S. life expectancy ticks up as drug fatalities and cancer deaths drop
New numbers by the CDC show life expectancy remains lower than in 2014 and flat for the 2010s, as the United States lags behind peer nations. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joel Achenbach Source Type: news

New cases in China surpass SARS epidemic as infections grow abroad; WHO calls for emergency committee meeting
Chinese school holidays have been extended, and countries are starting to ban flights to China. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Simon Denyer Source Type: news

Coronavirus live updates: New cases in China surpass SARS epidemic as infections grow abroad; WHO calls for emergency committee meeting
Chinese school holidays have been extended, and countries are starting to ban flights to China. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Simon Denyer Source Type: news

Nations repatriate citizens from Wuhan as 1,000 new coronavirus cases appear in China
Chinese school holidays have been extended and countries are starting to ban flights to China. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Simon Denyer Source Type: news

U.S. seeks to send expert team to China to combat coronavirus outbreak; Xi defends response
Once key destinations for Chinese tourists, Asian countries are seeking to limit flows of visitors. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gerry Shih Source Type: news

Can the coronavirus be contained? Unknowns complicate response.
“It is very striking how quickly the numbers are going up,” an infectious disease expert said. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

Trump administration to offer states Medicaid block grant option
The longtime conservative goal would change the federal entitlement program. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Goldstein Source Type: news

Coronavirus live updates: U.S. seeks to send expert team to China to combat coronavirus outbreak; Xi defends response
Once key destinations for Chinese tourists, Asian countries are seeking to limit flows of visitors. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gerry Shih Source Type: news

The FDA tells Purell to stop claiming it can prevent Ebola
The FDA warning targets the ways Goja Industries, Purell’s parent company, marketed its sanitizer products in social media materials, blog posts and frequently asked questions. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kim Bellware Source Type: news

Concern — and boredom — mount for those trapped at the center of the coronavirus outbreak
The 54 million people ordered to remain in the area of Wuhan, China, are beginning to adjust to a surreal reality that could last weeks, if not longer. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gerry Shih Source Type: news

Concern — and boredom — mount for those trapped at the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak
54 million people trapped in the outbreak’s epicenter are beginning to adjust to a surreal new reality that could last weeks, if not longer. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gerry Shih Source Type: news

U.S. kids getting more well-child checkups, having fewer sick visits
(Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Rapaport Source Type: news

Coronavirus prompts CDC to expand travel warning to all of China; top U.S. health official urges Beijing to admit disease experts
Even as the quarantine began, some 5 million people left Wuhan, and the United States and other countries moved to evacuate their citizens from the virus epicenter. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gerry Shih Source Type: news

As deadly coronavirus spreads, U.S. to expand screening of passengers from China at 20 airports
Death toll passes 100; CDC warns Americans against all nonessential travel to China. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gerry Shih Source Type: news

Worries grow that quarantine in China not enough to stem increasingly virulent coronavirus
Even as the quarantine was being implemented, some 5 million people left Wuhan, the virus epicenter. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gerry Shih Source Type: news

Chinese coronavirus infections, death toll soar as fifth case is confirmed in U.S.
China said 80 have died, and its official number of infected people jumped to 2,744 across 30 provinces. Conditions in the Chinese countryside, with its poor medical infrastructure, are especially dire. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gerry Shih Source Type: news

Fifth coronavirus case confirmed in U.S., 1,000 more cases expected in China
Conditions in the countryside, with its poor medical infrastructure, are especially dire. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gerry Shih Source Type: news

Are hair dyes safe? Health worries are increasing interest in the go-gray style trend.
New research raises some concerns about the possible risks from the chemicals. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ronnie Cohen Source Type: news

Coronavirus cases surging across China as authorities mobilize medical resources
Conditions in the countryside, with its poor medical infrastructure, are especially dire. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gerry Shih Source Type: news

The new viral threat: What you need to know
As the coronavirus outbreak spreads, experts scramble to understand the origins and risk of the disease. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Andrea Sachs Source Type: news

Chinese leader warns of ‘accelerating spread’ of deadly coronavirus
Anxiety is rippling across the globe as Beijing attempts to contain the growing outbreak. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gerry Shih Source Type: news

The cause of this man’s suffering was hiding in plain sight
A client’s eagle-eyed examination spotted a critical clue that had been overlooked for years. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sandra G. Boodman Source Type: news

The Big Number: More than 15 percent of American adults get no physical activity during their leisure time.
New data shows big differences by state, with Mississippi the worst and Colorado the best. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Linda Searing Source Type: news

David Vetter was ‘the boy in the bubble.’ His short life provided insights into how the rare disorder SCID works.
The 12-year-old’s medical records and personal papers are held by the Smithsonian Institution. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Blakemore Source Type: news

China restricts travel for 35 million people to halt spread of deadly virus
A second U.S. case is announced as China reports 41 deaths and more than 1,200 cases (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anna Fifield Source Type: news

Unprecedented Chinese quarantine could backfire, experts say
The extreme measure is on the books in the United States but is widely rejected as ineffective. It most likely would aggravate any crisis. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lenny Bernstein Source Type: news

Trump administration threatens funds to California over requirement that health plans cover abortion
Top health officials warned they would pull unspecified federal health funds if California does not comply in 30 days and said other states could face similar action. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: William Wan Source Type: news

How the new coronavirus differs from SARS, measles and Ebola
Global health officials say they still do not fully understand the virus’s severity or how readily it is transmitted. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Yasmeen Abutaleb Source Type: news