How do you know if the wildfires are making you sick?
The wildfires raging throughout California and Oregon have caused great concern about air quality and the safety of being outdoors. And dealing with the public health implications of the fires is further complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Dr. Reza Ronaghi, a pulmonologist at the  David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, explains how wildfires affect air quality and what precautions people can take during the pandemic to limit exposure to smoke and other fire-generated toxins in the air.How do you know if the wildfires are making you sick?If you are healthy, minimal exposure to wildfires – such as experi...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 17, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

A cold, flu or coronavirus - which one do I have?
A blocked or runny nose, a sore throat and a cough are common, especially in the winter. But how do you know if you have coronavirus? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parents and other caregivers are more stressed and in poorer health due to pandemic, report finds
When Raquel Minina's 11-year-old son Syrus came home from school in Paulding County, Georgia, last week with a sore throat, runny nodse and diarrhea, she was devastated. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Navigating Safely Through The Pandemic
By Stephen LeahySep 2 2020 (IPS-Partners) Having reported on SARS, Ebola, Bird Flu (H5N1) outbreaks, as well as writing about efforts to combat HIV, I was horrified by what was going on in Wuhan, China last Jan mainly because of how fast this new SARS-CoV-2 virus spread. By early Feb it seemed likely there’d be a global pandemic and by the end of Feb I started to freak out as the pandemic took hold. I’ve never been to Wuhan or China nor seen anyone who had; and I hadn’t travelled any where recently. It was nearly impossible for me to have encountered the virus but that didn’t keep me from getting si...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stephen Leahy Tags: Health Humanitarian Emergencies Source Type: news

The Guardian view on African success: a step closer to conquering polio | Editorial
We are tantalisingly close to eradicating the disease. Things may slip backwards because of science, thugs and exponents of ignorancePolio arrives, if it announces itself at all, as a high temperature. Or a sore throat. Maybe a headache, or an upset stomach. It can go within a week or so, and be mistaken for flu. It is transmitted by poor hygiene, largely affects children under five, and many don ’t realise they’ve had it. In 5-10% of cases, however, the virus affects the nerves, paralysing the legs in particular; sometimes it reaches the lungs. For most, this is temporary. For others –30 years ago, this ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Polio Vaccines and immunisation Children Pakistan Afghanistan Hepatitis B Taliban Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Health Medical research Science South and Central Asia Society Source Type: news

Does your kid have a sore throat? What being 'slightly sick' may mean once school starts
Does your kid have a headache, a sore throat, sniffle or tummy ache? Parents have found symptoms like these might mean pulling kids and siblings out of camp or daycare, getting a COVID test and waiting for results before things can go back to normal. So what does that mean for school? Here’s what you can expect. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Low Rates of Severe Disease, Death Reported for Children With COVID - 19
Fatigue, headache, myalgia, sore throat, low platelet count, lymphadenopathy more often seen in MIS - C (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 28, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

How Convalescent Plasma Could Help Fight COVID-19
The last time most of us gave any thought to antibodies was probably in high school biology, but we’re getting a crash refresher course thanks to COVID-19. They are, after all, the key to our best defenses against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that’s caused the global pandemic. People who have been infected likely rely on antibodies to recover, and antibodies are what vaccines are designed to produce. Or at least that’s what infectious-disease and public-health experts assume for now. Because SARS-CoV-2 is such a new virus, even the world’s best authorities aren’t yet sure what it will take to build p...
Source: TIME: Health - August 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

A New Study Suggests COVID-19 Reinfection Is Possible. Here ’s What to Know
Preliminary research released Monday suggests it’s possible to get COVID-19 twice—but experts say the news is not as concerning as that headline may seem. The new research, which was accepted for publication in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, details the case of a 33-year-old man living in Hong Kong. He first tested positive for COVID-19 in late March and developed symptoms including cough, sore throat, fever and headache. He made a full recovery, but again tested positive for COVID-19 while traveling home from Europe in mid-August. This time, he did not have any symptoms. The Hong Kong-based research...
Source: TIME: Health - August 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Is Sore Throat A Symptom Of COVID-19
? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - August 5, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Is It Safe To Have A Barbecue? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Your Coronavirus Questions
BOSTON (CBS) – Dr. Mallika Marshall is answering your coronavirus-related medical questions. If you have a question for Dr. Mallika, email her or message her on Facebook or Twitter. Dr. Mallika is offering her best advice, but as always, consult your personal doctor before making any decisions about your personal health. “We’re planning a graduation barbecue for my granddaughter. Should we cancel it given the risks?” – Carole You can safely have an outdoor gathering if it’s small so that people can keep a safe distance from one another; if people bring their own ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Healthwatch Syndicated Local Coronavirus Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Do I Need To Get Another COVID-19 Test? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Your Coronavirus Questions
BOSTON (CBS) — Dr. Mallika Marshall is answering your coronavirus-related medical questions. If you have a question for Dr. Mallika, email her or message her on Facebook or Twitter. Dr. Mallika is offering her best advice, but as always consult your personal doctor before making any decisions about your personal health. Alice says that her son is moving from a city in Massachusetts to live with her while he attends graduate school. He will get a COVID test before he arrives. She wonders if he tests negative, does he still need to quarantine? If you’re in Massachusetts, then no, he ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Healthwatch Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Coronavirus Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Featured Review: Can symptoms and medical examination accurately diagnose COVID-19 disease?
ConclusionsAll studies were conducted in hospital outpatient settings, so the results are not representative of primary care settings. The results do not apply to children or older adults specifically, and do not clearly differentiate between milder COVID-19 disease and COVID-19 pneumonia.The results suggest that a single symptom or sign included in this review cannot accurately diagnose COVID-19. Doctors base diagnosis on multiple symptoms and signs, but the studies did not reflect this aspect of clinical practice.Further research is needed to investigate combinations of symptoms and signs; symptoms that are likely to be ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 6, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Studies look at the potential of natural remedies for treating coronavirus
(Natural News) If you’ve been wondering if there’s a natural way to deal with coronavirus, you’re not alone – it’s a question that researchers have been trying to answer for many years. The novel coronavirus has been spreading across the globe, with an ever-growing number of people falling ill. Symptoms include a sore throat, cough... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rapid antigen detection and molecular tests for group A streptococcal infections for acute sore throat: systematic reviews and economic evaluation, NIHR
Review of 21 point-of-care tests (POCTs) identified 38 studies of clinical-and 3 studies of cost-effectiveness, and found sensitivity and specificity estimates are promising, but there is little information to establish most accurate PCOT in primary/secondary care settings. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New red flags: Backache, nausea, rashes may also be Covid warning signs
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) had a fortnight ago added loss of smell (anosmia) or loss of taste (ageusia) as probable symptoms. It also added that while fever, tiredness and dry cough are the most common symptoms, "some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhoea". (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Janssen Announces Discontinuation of Phase 3 LOTUS Study Evaluating Ustekinumab in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
SPRING HOUSE, PENNSYLVANIA, June 26, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today its decision to discontinue the Phase 3 LOTUS study of STELARA® (ustekinumab) in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) due to lack of efficacy in SLE.The decision is based on data from a pre-planned interim efficacy analysis. Interim safety findings were consistent with the known safety profile of STELARA, and no new safety signals were identified. Investigators, study participants and health authorities have been informed of the decision. The company intends to thoroughly analyze the totality of...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - June 26, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Coronavirus warning - do you have a pain in your throat? When your sore throat is serious
CORONAVIRUS symptoms include a high fever, a new cough, and loss of smell and taste. But you could also be at risk of COVID-19 infection if you develop this pain in your throat. Should you consider self-isolating with coronavirus signs? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Loss of smell or taste added to list of COVID-19 symptoms: Health Ministry
The ministry said that coronavirus-infected patients reporting to various COVID-19 treatment facilities have been reporting symptoms like fever, cough, fatigue, shortness of breath, expectoration, myalgia, rhinorrhea, sore throat and diarrhea. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - June 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Roche announces 2-year risdiplam data from SUNFISH and new data from JEWELFISH in infants, children and adults with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)
Basel, 12 June 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today presented two-year data from Part 1 of its pivotal SUNFISH trial in people aged 2-25 years with Type 2 or 3 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) at the virtual Cure SMA Annual Conference, 8-12 June, 2020. The results of an exploratory efficacy analysis show risdiplam significantly improved motor function after 24 months of treatment compared to natural history data. In addition, preliminary 12 month data from JEWELFISH, a trial in people with all types of SMA aged 6 months to 60 years previously treated with other SMA therapies, showed that treatment with risdiplam le...
Source: Roche Media News - June 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche announces 2-year risdiplam data from SUNFISH and new data from JEWELFISH in infants, children and adults with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)
Basel, 12 June 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today presented two-year data from Part 1 of its pivotal SUNFISH trial in people aged 2-25 years with Type 2 or 3 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) at the virtual Cure SMA Annual Conference, 8-12 June, 2020. The results of an exploratory efficacy analysis show risdiplam significantly improved motor function after 24 months of treatment compared to natural history data. In addition, preliminary 12 month data from JEWELFISH, a trial in people with all types of SMA aged 6 months to 60 years previously treated with other SMA therapies, showed that treatment with risdiplam le...
Source: Roche Investor Update - June 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Dorchester Coronavirus Testing Site Offers Boxes Of Food For Residents In Need
BOSTON (CBS) – Starting Tuesday, coronavirus testing will be available to anyone with suspected symptoms at Brigham and Women’s new walk-in site on Blue Hill Ave. in Dorchester. Symptoms include fever, sore throat, shortness of breath and loss of smell. A Brigham and Women’s testing location in Dorchester. (WBZ-TV) Testing is on a first come, first serve basis. You do not need to be a Brigham patient, you will not be asked about your immigration status and you do not need to have health insurance. In addition to coronavirus testing, Brigham and Women’s will be screening for food insecurity. Those wh...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Brigham And Womens Coronavirus Dorchester News Source Type: news

Hay fever symptoms: The best diet to keep your sore throat and cough at bay
HAY FEVER season is in full swing with many Brits suffering from symptoms. As well as medication and home remedies to help alleviate the symptoms of hay fever following an easy diet can keep symptoms like a sore throat at bay. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rashes, headaches, tingling: the less common coronavirus symptoms that patients have
Studies have examined some of the more unusual signs of Covid-19Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe World Health Organization lists the most common symptoms of Covid-19 as fever, tiredness and a dry cough. Others include a runny nose, sore throat, nasal congestion, pain, diarrhoea and the loss of sense of taste and/or smell. But there are also other more unusual symptoms that patients have presented.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 6, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Haroon Siddique Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World Health Organization Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

What Are the Complications of Inhalant Abuse?
Discussion Hydrocarbons (HC) are organic compounds that are abused because they produce a euphoric effect, usually quickly, are low cost and easily obtained. They are commonly abused by adolescents and use in the US is either stable or increasing. Volatile HC rapidly distribute throughout the body which produces euphoria in seconds to minutes. There are 3 ways that HC are inhaled: Sniffing – directly inhaling the HC from the container. This has the lowest HC concentration. Huffing – a cloth is saturated with the HC and then the cloth is held to the nose and mouth and inhaled. This has a higher concentration ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 4, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Could your 'coronavirus' symptoms be a bad case of HAY FEVER?
Red eyes, a sore throat, wheezing, fatigue, a dry cough - do these symptoms sound familiar? They are typically associated with hay fever. They are also the symptoms of Covid-19. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC Adds New Symptoms to Coronavirus List
Chills, muscle pain, sore throat and headache are among the ailments now considered potential indicators of the disease. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Pam Belluck Tags: your-feed-science Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Fever Epidemics Coughs Throat Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Headaches sore throat Smell (Olfaction) Source Type: news

Coronavirus Concerns: Reports Of Strokes In Young People, CDC Adds New Symptoms
BOSTON (CBS) — There have been concerning reports of the coronavirus causing strokes in young people. Doctors at Mount Sinai in New York described five people under the age of 50 with little to no symptoms of COVID-19 who suffered severe strokes and tested positive for the virus. Other hospitals have reported similar cases. While the number of young people having strokes is low, it adds to the growing evidence that the coronavirus can trigger the formation of blood clots in the body, in the lungs as well as in the brain. If you develop sudden stroke symptoms, like facial droop, weakness in a limb, or slurring your sp...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Coronavirus Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

CDC adds 6 new possible coronavirus symptoms
The agency has updated its list to include: chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and new loss of taste or smell. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

C.D.C. Adds New Symptoms to Its List of Possible Covid-19 Signs
Chills, muscle pain, sore throat and headache are among the ailments now considered potential indicators of the disease. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Pam Belluck Tags: your-feed-science Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Fever Epidemics Coughs Throat Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Headaches sore throat Smell (Olfaction) Source Type: news

CDC adds 6 new possible coronavirus symptoms
The agency has updated its list to include: chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and new loss of taste or smell. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC Adds 6 Symptoms To Its COVID-19 List
The Centers for Disease Control now recognizes chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and new loss of taste or smell as symptoms of the disease.(Image credit: Michael Conroy/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Scott Neuman Source Type: news

CDC adds 6 new possible coronavirus symptoms
The agency has updated its list to include: chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and new loss of taste or smell. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC adds six new possible coronavirus symptoms
The agency has updated its list to include: chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and new loss of taste or smell. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC TRIPLES list of coronavirus symptoms: Loss of taste & smell are official signs of infection 
This weekend, the CDC expanded its list of possible coronavirus symptoms to include chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and new loss of taste or smell. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hay fever symptoms: How the condition affects your throat - when symptoms could be COVID19
HAY FEVER is an allergic reaction to pollen and many Brits suffer with it every year. There are many different symptoms that come with the allergy. However coronavirus and hay fever do share similar symptoms like an itchy and sore throat. Here is how to tell the difference between the two. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Combating allergies, asthma during COVID-19
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have significant pollen allergies and asthma. In the spring, I usually have sneezing, coughing and an occasional sore throat that coincides with the trees blooming. With COVID-19 concerns, I am wondering if I am at any increased risk for the virus or need to be concerned that I should be tested? [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 16, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Coronavirus warning: The sign in your throat of deadly COVID-19 - mild symptoms revealed
CORONAVIRUS is a deadly infection that's easily spread, and the disease has already killed more than 12,000 people in the UK. The most common mild COVID-19 symptoms include a high fever and a dry cough, but you could also be at risk of coronavirus if you have this sign in your throat - do you have a sore throat? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

All Your Coronavirus Questions, Answered
One of the worst symptoms of any plague is uncertainty—who it will strike, when it will end, why it began. Merely understanding a pandemic does not stop it, but an informed public can help curb its impact and slow its spread. It can also provide a certain ease of mind in a decidedly uneasy time. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 pandemic from TIME’s readers, along with the best and most current answers science can provide. A note about our sourcing: While there are many, many studies underway investigating COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-19, the novel coronavirus that causes the illn...
Source: TIME: Health - April 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TIME Staff Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Explainer Source Type: news

Coronavirus symptoms: How to tell the virus is affecting your brain - signs to look for
CORONAVIRUS symptoms are mostly connected to respiratory issues, such as coughing fits and a sore throat. A new study of COVID-19 patients has discovered a range of neurological symptoms, however. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Online medical consultation platforms see huge rise in traffic during lockdown
The volume of traffic has also grown significantly from Tier-2 and Tier-3 cities as the lockdown and fear of contracting infection is even keeping regular patients away from hospitals. Queries regarding fever, cough, cold, sore throat and body ache have increased by 200 per cent. And most of the questions are from people in the age group of 25-40. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hay fever or coronavirus: Is your sore throat a symptom of hay fever or COVID-19?
HAY FEVER season is here. Coronavirus is rampant. Both can cause a sore throat. How can Britons tell the difference? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pollen season: Can hay fever cause tight chest? Is a sore throat a symptom?
POLLEN SEASON is among us and hayfever sufferers are already showing symptoms. Can hayfever cause tight chest? What about a sore throat? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus symptoms: Is a sore throat a symptom of COVID-19?
CORONAVIRUS cases are increasing every day in the UK, and we have been told to look out for symptoms of the virus. So is a sore throat a symptom of COVID-19? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I ’m a Doctor Recovering From COVID-19. I Can’t Get Over the Government’s Callousness for Human Life
Dr. Laura Mulvey, 33, practices emergency medicine at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. After spending six days receiving treatment in her own hospital, she is now recovering at home from what is presumed to be COVID-19, though her test was inconclusive. What follows is a lightly-edited transcript of her story as told to TIME. Early on, sometime in February, [COVID-19] was something that people were thinking about. And worried about. Certainly, the worries were not what they are now. But hospital-wise, we had a bit of an earlier jump on it, because we recognized that this was a potential threat. We’re ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dr. Laura Mulvey Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 UnitedWeRise20Disaster Source Type: news

The Coronavirus Sidelined Me From My Work as a Doctor. Soon I ’ll Be Back on the Frontlines
On March 11 I started my day at 6 a.m. with my usual busy calendar: rounding on patients in the hospital, attending meetings, hopping on a quick conference call, then heading off to the operating room. I was energized by my morning coffee and felt great. By mid-afternoon, everything was different. I had terrible body aches, fever, sudden fatigue. It was an effort just to walk to my car, parked three blocks away. A few more hours and I was short of breath. I saw my local physician in urgent care, and within minutes she was able to rule out two of the three likely culprits: influenza and strep. Five days earlier, the Presid...
Source: TIME: Health - March 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bruce Gelb Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Source Type: news

Early-Warning System for Detecting Infections Is Being Studied
Most of the early physiological and biochemical changes that could be an indication of an infection in a patient’s body are asymptomatic, said Ben Hwang, chairman and CEO of Profusa, in an interview with MD+DI. “People don't see or feel [them],” he said, noting that it could be weeks before patients present with symptoms such as a fever or cough. But in the meantime, as we have seen with the COVID-19 pandemic, asymptomatic people could be spreading diseases unknowingly. “What will be helpful is to be able to identify individuals at the presymptomatic s...
Source: MDDI - March 26, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Susan Shepard Tags: Implants Source Type: news

Time To Call OB/GYN If Cough Develops While Pregnant? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Your Coronavirus Questions
BOSTON (CBS) – As the number of coronavirus cases continues to grow, we are receiving a number of questions from the public. Dr. Mallika Marshall answered some of the questions sent to WBZ-TV’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts. I’m 27 weeks pregnant. Developed a deep, painful cough last night. Call the OB/GYN or wait? – Jaclyn, Instagram  If you have a persistent cough and especially if you have a fever, you should call your doctor. You may not meet criteria for being tested for coronavirus, but you can get advice over the phone about what to do. Don’t ever hesitate to call your ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Coronavirus Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

‘We Hand-Sanitize and Hold Hands.’ What It’s Like When Your Partner May Have Coronavirus
In February, when Jacob came home from an international trade show in Arizona with a cough, he wasn’t concerned. He slept in a separate room so that his hacking wouldn’t disturb his wife, Caitlin. But within days, Jacob developed a fever and a sore throat so raw it felt like hamburger meat. He could barely sleep or eat. Caitlin sent their doctor’s office a note describing Jacob’s symptoms, and when Jacob arrived for an exam, “they almost tackled him to get a mask on him when he walked in the door,” Caitlin says. “The doctor told us it might be COVID-19.” That possibility put...
Source: TIME: Health - March 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mandy Oaklander Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Source Type: news

What to do if you think you have COVID-19: A guide to each province and territory
If you have symptoms of the illness caused by the coronavirus — including cough, fever and difficulty breathing in adults, or a runny nose, sore throat and diarrhea in children — here's what to do. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news