mLive updates: Coronavirus cases surge in South Korea as first death reported, mayor tells residents to stay indoors
International experts say the disease will continue to spread globally even as the Chinese government seeks to present the image that it is coming to grips with the epidemic. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gerry Shih Source Type: news

Coronavirus claims lives of two passengers from Diamond Princess cruise ship, Japanese media says
China reported that the rate of new cases is declining, but international experts remained wary. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gerry Shih Source Type: news

Watch this woman play the violin in the middle of brain surgery
The patient was anxious about losing the motor skills key to her music, so she stayed awake and played for part of her procedure. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hannah Knowles Source Type: news

How the coronavirus can kill people
When people die of the coronavirus, it’s not just the virus that kills them — it's their own immune systems. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carolyn Y. Johnson Source Type: news

Live updates: China strikes upbeat note on coronavirus as businesses reopen; Hong Kong reports second death
Chinese leaders signaled optimism about controlling the outbreak, as some businesses began to reopen. But restrictions on mobility remained tight. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gerry Shih Source Type: news

Trump’s support for bipartisan Senate drug pricing bill may not be enough to push it into law
(Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Yasmeen Abutaleb Source Type: news

Air pollution crossing U.S. state lines, causing premature deaths
The team found that electric power plants were the biggest contributor to deaths related to pollution from other states. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Yasmeen Abutaleb Source Type: news

The Big Number: The flu has hit at least 22 million people in the U.S. so far.
Some 210,000 have been hospitalized and at least 12,000 have died of the illness since October, according to the CDC (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Linda Searing Source Type: news

The strength, mobility and health of your feet is important to your whole body
Stiff shoes, pointy heels and little time walking barefoot keep feet from moving naturally. This can cause a host of other injuries. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda Loudin Source Type: news

Food for thought — and health. The right diet for patients can improve outcomes and reduce costs.
Evidence from studies and programs shows how crafting a meal can counter heart ailments, diabetes and other medical problems. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dhruv Khullar Source Type: news

Women can have heart attacks without chest pain. That leads to dangerous delays.
Lack of awareness of the symptoms can cause people to wait to come to the ER and potentially suffer damage to their hearts. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ersilia M. DeFilippis Source Type: news

Many Americans say they want to die at home. It’s not always easy to make that happen.
Managing the end of life at home can be hard for the dying person and caregiver. Clear instructions and hospice can ease those hardships. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Haider J. Warraich Source Type: news

Medicare payment change is making it harder for some patients to get home health care
Experts say there are fewer incentives for agencies to deal with those who need extensive physical, occupational and speech therapy — and some are losing services. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Judith Graham Source Type: news

Genetic researchers work to overcome suspicion among indigenous groups
The effort to rebuild trust, change attitudes will hopefully improve medical care, one scientist says. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sindya N. Bhanoo Source Type: news

The lethal legacy of early 20th-century radiation quackery
Radioactive products — including toothpaste, water jugs, hair cream and suppositories — were popular about a century ago. Today, some still set off Geiger counters. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Randy Dotinga Source Type: news

How visions, dreams and end-of-life experiences help people prepare for death
Book is a challenge to doctors and their tech-oriented practices. One of the authors encourages physicians to honor and listen to the dying. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Blakemore Source Type: news

His dialysis center won’t allow his life-size Trump cutout, so this man refuses to go
The 59-year-old Floridian says he brings the cut-out and other Trump paraphernalia for emotional support. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hannah Knowles Source Type: news

Virus takes big toll on China’s health workers
More than 1,700 have been infected and six have died — a rate on par with previous outbreaks. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Rauhala Source Type: news

Appeals court unanimously strikes down Medicaid work requirements
Ruling against the Trump policy, the D.C. Circuit says the Arkansas decision was “arbitrary and capricious.” (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Goldstein Source Type: news

Inside a lab where scientists are working urgently to fight the coronavirus outbreak
Scientific work in laboratories across the United States could lead the way to a therapy or vaccine that could help save lives and fight the coronavirus outbreak — or the next one. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carolyn Y. Johnson Source Type: news

China’s leaders shake up political ranks as coronavirus cases pass 63,000; Japan announces second virus fatality outside China
Those replaced include the head of Wuhan, the city at the center of the epidemic, and the leader of Hubei province, as Beijing attempts to assuage public anger over its response. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gerry Shih Source Type: news

Live updates: China’s leaders shake up political ranks as coronavirus cases near 60,000; Japan announces second virus fatality outside China
Those replaced include the head of Wuhan, the city at the center of the epidemic, and the leader of Hubei province, as Beijing attempts to assuage public anger over its response. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gerry Shih Source Type: news

Male lawmaker frets about loss of state income if tampons are included in tax-free holiday
Republican lawmaker Joey Hensley is concerned that women would buy tampons and pads in bulk during Tennessee's upcoming tax-free weekend. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lateshia Beachum Source Type: news

Live updates: China’s leaders shake up political ranks as coronavirus cases near 60,000
Those replaced include the head of Wuhan, the city at the center of the epidemic, and the leader of Hubei province, as Beijing attempts to assuage public anger over its response. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gerry Shih Source Type: news

Most coronavirus cases are mild, complicating the response
SARS and MERS killed a much higher percentage of their victims. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lenny Bernstein Source Type: news

Coronavirus infections on Diamond Princess cruise ship swell to 174
In the Wuhan epicenter, authorities are tightening restrictions on residents to prevent the virus from spreading. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Simon Denyer Source Type: news

U.S. coronavirus patient was mistakenly discharged from hospital because of lab error, CDC says
The patient was among three evacuees from China who were placed in isolation and underwent testing at the UC San Diego Medical Center last week after showing signs of the novel coronavirus. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hannah Knowles Source Type: news

‘Dream job’ turns into ‘nightmare’: Virus fears grow among Diamond Princess crew
Crew members ask why passengers are segregated but they are forced to work and live among colleagues who are falling sick. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Simon Denyer Source Type: news

Evacuee from China tested positive for coronavirus a day after release from a U.S. hospital
The person was among four cleared Sunday for discharge from UC San Diego Health after testing negative for the virus, health officials say. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hannah Knowles Source Type: news

Live updates: China urges countries to restore ties for sake of global economy as coronavirus deaths pass 1,000
In the Wuhan epicenter authorities are tightening restrictions on residents to prevent the virus from spreading, as deaths in China top 1,000. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Simon Denyer Source Type: news

Coronavirus updates: Global death toll passes 1,000 as China records most deaths in a single day
China reports 108 deaths on Monday, bringing worldwide toll to 1,018. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Simon Denyer Source Type: news

Cruise ship coronavirus infections double, exceeding the total for any country but China
Experts say the rapidly escalating crisis in the port of Yokohama calls for a new strategy (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Simon Denyer Source Type: news

Coronavirus live updates: Cruise-ship infections surge as thousands remain quarantined
China reports 103 deaths on Monday, bringing worldwide toll to 1,013. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Simon Denyer Source Type: news

The coronavirus is spreading rapidly. So is misinformation about it.
Experts say a mix of agitators sowing chaos and a human desire to help are fueling the spread. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kim Bellware Source Type: news

New Hampshire voters push Democratic candidates on health care
Even people with insurance worry about affording care, and this primary tends to sensitize presidential candidates to New Hampshire’s issues (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Goldstein Source Type: news

The Big Number: Average U.S. birth weight drops 2.4 ounces in 23-year period
Researchers say the change might be related to increases in scheduled Caesarean sections and induced labor. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Linda Searing Source Type: news

Coronavirus deaths climb as China corrals sick in quarantine facilities in outbreak epicenter
The number of dead have surpassed the 2002 SARS outbreak toll, but there are hopes the rate of infection is slowing. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gerry Shih Source Type: news

I’ve been playing basketball for 59 years. Let me tell you why.
My vertical leap is limited, the only rebounds I get come right to me and some opponents are younger than my false teeth. It still feels good to get physical. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bob Brody Source Type: news

Strength training is vital in avoiding injuries and staying independent as you age
Weight-bearing and resistance-training exercises help maintain and even develop muscle mass, which can otherwise deteriorate. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda Loudin Source Type: news

For Gen-X women, grappling with the anxiety and sleepless nights of midlife angst
After decades of doing everything right, and growing up at a time when women were told they could do everything, this was not how life was supposed to go. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Vander Schaaff Source Type: news

Even in midlife, it’s smart to start thinking about where you’ll live when you’re old
My parents stayed too long and it was hard on everyone. So I’ve begun to check out other options for my future. I now realize why my parents wanted to stay in their own house. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Steven Petrow Source Type: news

We froze our embryos a decade ago when we weren’t ready to be parents. Here’s what happened next.
Our baby is proof that our “Preservation IVF” plan can work for other couples who want to wait to have children. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gillian St. Lawrence Source Type: news

WHO’s aggressive, three-part strategy aims to make cervical cancer a thing of the past
Trio of steps, called “90-70-90,” could eliminate more than 74 million cases and save more than 62 million lives, according to two studies. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Blakemore Source Type: news

The biggest questions about the new coronavirus and what we know so far
The coronavirus spreads more easily than SARS, but it is not as deadly. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carolyn Y. Johnson Source Type: news

Coronavirus came from bats or possibly pangolins amid ‘acceleration’ of new zoonotic infections
Disease detectives are desperate to find out what animal gave this virus to humans, and when and how. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joel Achenbach Source Type: news

Another 41 people test positive for coronavirus on quarantined cruise ship in Japan, health minister says
Experts say it is too early to predict an end to the outbreak, but evidence suggests that while very contagious, the virus is less deadly than first feared. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Simon Denyer Source Type: news

Quarantined on military bases, U.S. evacuees resort to Zumba, stairwell races, accounting classes
Americans who fled coronavirus outbreak in China create a new community. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: William Wan Source Type: news

Coronavirus live updates: Ten more people test positive on quarantined cruise ship; Chinese doctor who tried to sound alarm has died from disease
Experts say it is too early to predict an end to the outbreak, but evidence suggests that while very contagious, the virus is less deadly than first feared. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Simon Denyer Source Type: news

Hundreds of evacuees to be held on bases in California; Hong Kong and Taiwan restrict travel from mainland China
Cases of coronavirus in China have spiked to more than 24,000 with no signs of slowing. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Shibani Mahtani Source Type: news

For Americans, a nightmare escaping Wuhan, then 14 days of quarantine
Two additional flights on Wednesday removed about 350 more U.S. citizens from the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Siobhán O'Grady Source Type: news