How Our Modern World Creates Outbreaks Like Coronavirus
“Everyone knows that pestilences have a way of recurring in the world,” observes Albert Camus in his novel The Plague. “Yet somehow we find it hard to believe in ones that crash down on our heads from a blue sky. There have been as many plagues as wars in history; yet plagues and wars always take people by surprise.” Camus was imagining a fictional outbreak of plague in 1948 in Oran, a port city in northwest Algeria. But at a time when the world is reeling from a very real microbial emergency sparked by the emergence of a novel coronavirus in Wuhan, central China, his observations are as pertinent a...
Source: TIME: Health - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mark Honigsbaum Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV health ideas Source Type: news

What is coronavirus and how worried should we be?
What are the symptoms caused by the virus from Wuhan in China, how does it spread, and should you call a doctor?Find all our coronavirus coverage hereHow to protect yourself from infectionIt is a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has come from animals. Many of those initially infected either worked or frequently shopped in the Huanan seafood wholesale market in the centre of the Chinese city, which also sold live and newly slaughtered animals.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 7, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley, Hannah Devlin and Martin Belam Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Medical research Microbiology Asia Pacific China Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

UCSC genome browser posts the coronavirus genome
(University of California - Santa Cruz) Research into the novel Wuhan seafood market pneumonia virus, the deadly 'coronavirus' that has forced the Chinese government to quarantine more than 50 million people in the country's dense industrial heartland, will be facilitated by the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute's Genome Browser team, which has posted the complete biomolecular code of the virus for researchers all over the world to use. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 7, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

What is coronavirus and how worried should we be?
What are the symptoms caused by the virus from Wuhan in China, how does it spread, and should you call a doctor?Find all our coronavirus coverage hereHow to protect yourself from infectionIt is a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has come from animals. Many of those initially infected either worked or frequently shopped in the Huanan seafood wholesale market in the centre of the Chinese city, which also sold live and newly slaughtered animals.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 5, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley, Hannah Devlin and Martin Belam Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science Medical research Microbiology World news Asia Pacific China Source Type: news

Omega-3 fatty acids for the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease
In this interview with Dr. Lee Hooper we find out more about this new Cochrane review -Omega-3 fatty acids for the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseaseTell us about this Cochrane ReviewThere is a great deal of public belief in the cardiovascular benefits of omega-3 fats.   Intakes of long-chain omega-3 fats in the US are higher from dietary supplements than foods.  But public health advice differs across countries. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence in the UK encourages people to eat oily fish intake (the major source of long-chain omega-3 f ats) but discourages supplementatio...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 5, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Red and processed meat linked to CVD and all-cause mortality
Researchers advise trying to swap red meat and processed meats for fish, seafood, nuts and legumes Related items fromOnMedica Most supplements offer no real benefit, some might increase risks WHO dietary fat guidance fails to consider crucial evidence Plant-based diet linked to lower risk of heart failure Vitamin D supplements do not confer cardiovascular protection Sweetened drinks greater risk for poor glycaemic control (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 4, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

What is coronavirus and how worried should we be?
What are the symptoms of the virus from Wuhan in China, how does it spread, and when should you see a doctor?Coronavirus: how to protect yourself from infectionCoronavirus – latest updatesIt is a novel coronavirus – a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has come from animals. Many of those infected either worked or frequently shopped in the Huanan seafood wholesale market in the centre of the Chinese city, which also sold live and newly slaug htered animals. New and troubling viruses usually originate in animal hosts. Ebola and flu are other examples.Con...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 4, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley, Hannah Devlin and Martin Belam Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news China Asia Pacific World Health Organization Society Source Type: news

Why This Week Could Be Critical for Understanding How Bad the Coronavirus Outbreak Will Get
It has been less than two months since authorities in the central Chinese city of Wuhan announced they were investigating a mysterious pneumonia-like viral infection. In that time, the pathogen—later identified at novel coronavirus 2019-nCov—has spread around China with abandon—from a few dozen suspected cases to more than 20,000 confirmed infections, causing and more than 420 deaths. But this week could prove crucial for understanding how much farther the outbreak is likely to spread and whether the dramatic efforts of Chinese authorities to contain the coronavirus have been effective. Officials in Chi...
Source: TIME: Health - February 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV China Infectious Disease onetime overnight Source Type: news

A Timeline of How the Wuhan Coronavirus Has Spread —And How the World Has Reacted
A new virus has emerged from central China, infecting thousands with severe respiratory illness and killing dozens. Health officials, doctors and researchers are scrambling to contain the outbreak. As of publication, there are over 8,200 confirmed cases globally, and over 170 deaths attributed to the infection, the vast majority in China. Zoom into and hover over the maps below for details on those confirmed cases. ( function() { var func = function() { var iframe = document.getElementById('wpcom-iframe-40912b510be4a8082d91a09078e8890d') if ( iframe ) { iframe.onload = function() { iframe.cont...
Source: TIME: Health - January 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lon Tweeten, Emily Barone and Elijah Wolfson Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV Source Type: news

How Long Will the Coronavirus Outbreak Last? Experts Are Scrambling to Find Out
As a novel coronavirus known as 2019-nCoV continues to spread throughout China and to countries across the world, the big question is: How long will the outbreak last—and how bad will it get? While some doctors have made predictions and outbreaks of similar coronaviruses like severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) provide clues, the short, if unsatisfying, answer is that no one is exactly sure. “There is no scientist nor sage on the planet that will tell you when the peak of this epidemic will occur,” said Dr. Michael Ryan, executive director of the World Heal...
Source: TIME: Health - January 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized 2019-nCoV Infectious Disease Source Type: news

Viral Outbreaks Are Here to Stay. This is How Humans Will Fight Back
The year of the rat is off to an ominous start. “We just stay home and don’t go out,” says Mr. Dong. The 33-year-old researcher, who provided only one name, has no other options. He, his wife and their 3-month-old daughter live in Wuhan, the epicenter of an unfolding global health crisis. They’re treating the forced time at home as a holiday, though he says, “this is different than any of them before.” Families like his huddle in their homes, fearful that if they venture out, they will get sick. Since the first cases of a previously unknown pneumonia-like illness emerged in December, Wuh...
Source: TIME: Health - January 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park and Charlie Campbell Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

What is coronavirus and how worried should we be?
What are the symptoms caused by the virus from Wuhan in China, how is it transmitted from one person to another, and at what point should you see a doctor?Coronavirus: how to protect yourself from infection‘Our worst nightmare’: UK family to be split up in coronavirus evacuationsCoronavirus latest - live updatesIt is a novel coronavirus – that is to say, a member of the coronavirus family that has never been encountered before. Like other coronaviruses, it has come from animals. Many of those infected either worked or frequently shopped in the Huanan seafood wholesale market in the centre of the Chinese city, which a...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 29, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley, Hannah Devlin and Martin Belam Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Science China Asia Pacific World news Biology Microbiology Medical research Sars Source Type: news

Ghana: Why Global Governance of Disease Matters for Emergence of a Novel Coronavirus
[Ghanaian Times] In the waning days of 2019, a new coronavirus was reported to have emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. Reports linked initial clusters of cases to a seafood market (one where many animal species were slaughtered and sold). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 29, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news