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Experts harvest ticks along American River Parkway, test for Lyme disease

Experts harvest ticks along American River Parkway, test for Lyme disease

The American River Parkway is more than 30 miles of trails and draws over 10 million visitors each year. But Sacramento’s backyard jewel is also a popular destination for ticks. Peak tick season runs from December to May, according to Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito Vector Control District. Lab technicians are harvesting ticks at 20 locations across the…
St. Barnabas School closed Tuesday after more than 130 students, faculty sent home sick -TV

St. Barnabas School closed Tuesday after more than 130 students, faculty sent home sick...

CHICAGO -- St. Barnabas School in Beverly will be closed Tuesday after more than 25% of its students were sent home sick Monday.At least 137 students were sent home with influenza A/B, strep and stomach flu, school officials said in an email Monday to parents.Several employees were also out with the same illnesses.An "E-learning" day…
NJ dentist suspended after deadly bacterial outbreak leaves one dead, 12 needing surgery

NJ dentist suspended after deadly bacterial outbreak leaves one dead, 12 needing surgery

William Westhoven, Morristown Daily Record Published 5:58 a.m. ET Feb. 5, 2020 | Updated 10:26 a.m. ET Feb. 5, 2020CLOSEMORRIS COUNTY, N.J. — A New Jersey oral surgeon has agreed to a five-year suspension of his medical license to resolve allegations of unsanitary conditions in his Mount Olive office after 15 of his patients contracted bacterial…
No need to avoid places linked to Wuhan coronavirus cases: Expert

No need to avoid places linked to Wuhan coronavirus cases: Expert

Acting clinical director for the National Centre for Infectious Diseases, Dr Shawn Vasoo on Saturday (Feb 1) debunked the rumour that members of the public can get the Wuhan coronavirus infection from merely walking through certain places. Dr Vasoo told CNA about how the virus is actually transmitted and the actual risks it poses to…
New China virus details show challenge for outbreak control

New China virus details show challenge for outbreak control

It can spread person to person, even if someone is showing no symptoms. The next in line can continue to pass it on. The incubation period is so long that people may not know where or when they picked it up. Details that emerged last week about the new virus from China show how challenging…
Counting Calories Is Basically Pointless. So Why Are We Still Doing It?

Counting Calories Is Basically Pointless. So Why Are We Still Doing It?

From the time I was a sophomore in high school up until last fall, I counted calories in one form or another. It started with logging my daily Weight Watchers points, then switched to tracking calories in the Fitbit app to make sure I didn’t go too far over my daily target.For years, I didn’t…
New York City patient being tested for coronavirus ‘did everything right’ -TV

New York City patient being tested for coronavirus ‘did everything right’ -TV

KIPS BAY, Manhattan (WABC) -- Officials say the patient being tested for coronavirus in New York City did everything right, and if that patient tests positive, the health department is ready to react.A person under 40 years old, who had spent time in mainland China, arrived in the city on Thursday and called 911 on…
‘I Was The Person Who Used Waist Trainers And Fat Burners—Then I Lost 80 Pounds With The 80/20 Rule And Lifting’

‘I Was The Person Who Used Waist Trainers And Fat Burners—Then I Lost 80...

My name is Danissa (Nissa) Morris (@bodybynissa), and I am 29 years old. I'm from Indianapolis, Indiana, and I am a personal trainer and patient care technician. After a routine doctor's visit that revealed I was facing health issues because of my weight, I decided to change my diet and start working out consistently at…
In Quarantined Wuhan, Hospital Beds For Coronavirus Patients Are Scarce

In Quarantined Wuhan, Hospital Beds For Coronavirus Patients Are Scarce

In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, medical workers in protective suits help transfer the first group of patients into the newly completed Huoshenshan temporary field hospital in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. Xiao Yijiu/AP hide caption toggle caption Xiao Yijiu/AP In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, medical workers…
Are cocktail therapies for flu and HIV the magic cure for coronavirus?

Are cocktail therapies for flu and HIV the magic cure for coronavirus?

A medical worker checking the drip of a patient in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University in the Hubei provincial capital of Wuhan on 24 January 2020. Photo: XinhuaArbidol, an antiviral drug used for treating influenza in China and Russia, could be combined with the anti-HIV drug Darunavir for treating…
Cocktail of flu, HIV drugs appears to help fight coronavirus: Thai doctors

Cocktail of flu, HIV drugs appears to help fight coronavirus: Thai doctors

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai doctors have seen success in treating severe cases of the new coronavirus with combination of medications for flu and HIV, with initial results showing vast improvement 48 hours after applying the treatment, they said on Sunday. A man wears a mask to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus as he…
Medics treating coronavirus patients share toll illness is taking

Medics treating coronavirus patients share toll illness is taking

Doctors in Wuhan, the coronavirus epicenter, have taken to social media to share photos of marks and bruises allegedly left on their faces from protective gear after working round-the-clock to treat thousands of patients. More than 24,000 people have been sickened by the coronavirus, with 99 percent of cases occurring in mainland China. A nurse shared…
Half of Us Face Obesity, Dire Projections Show

Half of Us Face Obesity, Dire Projections Show

Personal HealthBy 2030, nearly one in two adults will be obese, and nearly one in four will be severely obese.Credit...Gracia LamFeb. 10, 2020, 5:00 a.m. ETClimate change is not the only source of dire projections for the coming decade. Perhaps just as terrifying from both a health and an economic perspective is a predicted continued…
Man wearing ‘I have the Coronavirus’ sign sprays Lysol on Walmart merchandise, causing $10K of damage: police -TV

Man wearing ‘I have the Coronavirus’ sign sprays Lysol on Walmart merchandise, causing $10K...

JOLIET, Ill. -- Police are seeking to identify a young man who was caught on cell phone camera wearing a yellow medical mask and sign that said "I have the Coronavirus" as he sprayed disinfectant on items at a Walmart in Illinois Sunday, causing nearly $10,000 in damage."He was telling everyone the same thing, that…
NJ dentist suspended after 15 patients get heart infections

NJ dentist suspended after 15 patients get heart infections

New York Daily News | Feb 05, 2020 | 8:45 AM A New Jersey dentist has been suspended after his patients were diagnosed with bacterial endocarditis. (yacobchuk / Getty Images/iStockphoto) A New Jersey oral surgeon had his medical license suspended for five years after one patient died and 14 others got heart infections after undergoing…
Susan Lucci skips the runway at American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection

Susan Lucci skips the runway at American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women Red...

Susan Lucci skips the runway at American Heart Association's Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection 2020... a year after taking a spillBy Brian Gallagher For Dailymail.com Published: 01:40 EST, 6 February 2020 | Updated: 02:55 EST, 6 February 2020 One year after taking a serious spill on the runaway at the American Heart Association's Go…
In China, Baby Tests Positive For Coronavirus Just 30 Hours After Birth

In China, Baby Tests Positive For Coronavirus Just 30 Hours After Birth

Coronavirus: The infant is the youngest person recorded as being infected by the virus (Representational)Beijing: A baby in China's epidemic-hit Wuhan city has been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus just 30 hours after being born, Chinese state media reported Wednesday.The infant is the youngest person recorded as being infected by the virus, which has killed…
Police Offering Drug Recovery Help: ‘We Can’t Arrest Our Way Out Of This Problem’

Police Offering Drug Recovery Help: ‘We Can’t Arrest Our Way Out Of This Problem’

Emily Ligawiec (right) and Officer Jon Cacela take weekly pottery classes together in Ware, Mass. Rather than arrest Ligawiec last winter when she took heroin and stole her mom's car, he offered her help. Karen Brown/New England Public Radio hide caption toggle caption Karen Brown/New England Public Radio Emily Ligawiec (right) and Officer Jon Cacela…
Babies are willing to give up food, showing altruism begins in infancy, study says

Babies are willing to give up food, showing altruism begins in infancy, study says

Babies are willing to give up food, showing altruism begins in infancy, study says - CNN
Hollister hospital restricts visitation after flu outbreak

Hollister hospital restricts visitation after flu outbreak

A flu outbreak at a Hollister hospital has forced hospital administration to restrict visitation at its skilled nursing facilities. As of Wednesday afternoon eight patients and four employees had contracted influenza A, administration immediately made the decisions to prohibit visitors to the convalescent nursing centers at Mabie and inside Hazel Hawkins hospital. Forty-six patients are…
Virus tricked into glowing reveals entryway to cellular victim

Virus tricked into glowing reveals entryway to cellular victim

Virus infected by quantum dot — Viral path to cell nucleus tracked by injecting it with tiny glowing dot. Chris Lee - Feb 2, 2020 3:00 pm UTC Enlarge / The microtubules inside a cell, here shown in green, are like a race track for viruses.One of the reasons that I tend to stick to…
2 Miami University students test negative for coronavirus

2 Miami University students test negative for coronavirus

Two students at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, have tested negative for coronavirus, officials announced Sunday.The test results came back negative on Sunday, University and state health officials said during a press conference.The update comes after the university announced last week that the two students were being tested for a possible coronavirus infection.Health officials said…
Wave Of Dicamba Complaints Prompts Pesticide Regulators To Ask EPA For Help : The Salt

Wave Of Dicamba Complaints Prompts Pesticide Regulators To Ask EPA For Help : The...

Chopped and frozen samples of damaged soybean plants are kept in storage at the Office of the Indiana State Chemist. Many contain residues of the herbicide dicamba. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption toggle caption Dan Charles/NPR Chopped and frozen samples of damaged soybean plants are kept in storage at the Office of the Indiana State Chemist.…
200 people sickened with norovirus linked to Louisiana casino

200 people sickened with norovirus linked to Louisiana casino

The Louisiana Department of Public Health is investigating an outbreak of the norovirus linked to a Lake Charles casino.As many as 200 people in Calcasieu and Vernon Parishes were sickened after visits to L’Auberge Casino in the last two weeks, according to KIRO-7. No matter the source, the highly contagious gastrointestinal illness is now being…
New study an eye-opener on how coronavirus is spreading and how little we know

New study an eye-opener on how coronavirus is spreading and how little we know

Dr. Tom Frieden is the former director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and former commissioner of the New York City Health Department. He is currently president and CEO of Resolve to Save Lives, a global non-profit initiative funded by B…
How experts plan to treat the new coronavirus

How experts plan to treat the new coronavirus

Home News (Image: © Shutterstock) As the coronavirus outbreak in China continues to spread, having infected over 24,000 people so far, scientists around the world are racing to find a treatment. Most of the people infected with the new coronavirus, dubbed 2019-nCov, have not received a treatment specific to that virus — because there isn't…
Why are children ‘missing’ from coronavirus outbreak cases?

Why are children ‘missing’ from coronavirus outbreak cases?

Home News Children wear face masks during the Lunar New Year of the Rat public holiday in Hong Kong on Jan. 27, 2020. (Image: © ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP via Getty Images) The outbreak of a new coronavirus in China has killed more than 900 people, but one group has escaped with minimal damage: children.Youth can certainly…
Investors rush into biotechs working on coronavirus vaccine

Investors rush into biotechs working on coronavirus vaccine

A nurse holds up a one dose bottle and a prepared syringe of measles, mumps and rubella virus vaccine made by Merck at the Utah County Health Department on April 29, 2019 in Provo, Utah.George Frey | Getty ImagesThe deadly coronavirus worsened quickly this month, roiling the financial markets as investors fled risk assets amid…
Why Fruits and Vegetables May Lower Alzheimer’s Risk

Why Fruits and Vegetables May Lower Alzheimer’s Risk

Flavonols, found in fruits and vegetables, were tied to a lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease.Feb. 4, 2020, 5:00 a.m. ETFlavonols, a large class of compounds found in most fruits and vegetables, may be associated with a reduced risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Flavonols are known to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, and animal studies have suggested…
Dow Futures Leap on Potential Coronavirus Vaccine Breakthrough

Dow Futures Leap on Potential Coronavirus Vaccine Breakthrough

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) jumped more than 200 points higher on Wednesday. Investors cheered a breakthrough in the coronavirus outbreak as British scientists discover a possible vaccine. The vaccine will begin trials next week and could halt a global pandemic if a second wave of the coronavirus emerges. The Dow Jones Industrial Average…
Scientists discovered a weed compound that may be 30 times more powerful than THC

Scientists discovered a weed compound that may be 30 times more powerful than THC

(CNN)A newly discovered cannabis compound has been shown in the lab to potentially be 30 times more potent than THC, the most studied psychoactive compound in marijuana. Whether the new cannabinoid, named tetrahydrocannabiphorol, or THCP, will deliver 30 ti…
Scientists reveal the most extensive genetic map of cancers ever made

Scientists reveal the most extensive genetic map of cancers ever made

PERHAPS MORE than any other, cancer is seen as a disease of genes gone wrong. So, as genetic-sequencing technology has become cheaper and faster, cancer scientists are using it to check which changes to genes cause tumours to spread.The latest insights from one group, the international Pan-Cancer Analysis of Whole Genomes (PCAWG), are revealed this…
Chinatown restaurants suffering amid fear of coronavirus -TV

Chinatown restaurants suffering amid fear of coronavirus -TV

CHINATOWN, Manhattan (WABC) -- It's an unlikely victim of the coronavirus - restaurants in Chinatown and other Asian neighborhoods are supposed to be booming with Lunar New Year celebrations. Instead, businesses are tanking.Fear of the virus is apparently keeping locals at home, even though there is no evidence they should stay home.Helen Ng is the…
Flu, Not Coronavirus, Is the Virus Killing US Kids Like Luca Calanni

Flu, Not Coronavirus, Is the Virus Killing US Kids Like Luca Calanni

Niagara Falls turned orange on the night of Jan. 18 with spotlights the favorite color of an 11-year-old local boy who died from influenza A—despite having been in excellent health, getting a flu shot, and receiving prompt, best-of-the-best medical care.Luca Calanni’s parents and everybody else involved had done everything right. He had still gone from…
A Cough Cure For Kids? Try Honey : Shots

A Cough Cure For Kids? Try Honey : Shots

A spoonful of honey makes the medicine...irrelevant. That's because honey works better than cough syrups to help with kids' coughs. Rachen Buosa/Getty Images/EyeEm hide caption toggle caption Rachen Buosa/Getty Images/EyeEm A spoonful of honey makes the medicine...irrelevant. That's because honey works better than cough syrups to help with kids' coughs. Rachen Buosa/Getty Images/EyeEm If you…
Flu season continues, with H1N1 diagnoses picking up, CDC says

Flu season continues, with H1N1 diagnoses picking up, CDC says

More than 19 million cases of the flu have been diagnosed in the U.S. this season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday.After a dip in the first few weeks of 2020, flu activity has once again picked up, with no signs the season has peaked. Widespread activity was reported in every state,…
FDA to hold public meeting on testing for asbestos in talc

FDA to hold public meeting on testing for asbestos in talc

SILVER SPRING, Md. (Reuters) - For the first time in nearly 50 years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will examine asbestos testing for talc powders and cosmetics at a hearing on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: A bottle of Johnson and Johnson Baby Powder is seen in a photo illustration taken in New York, February 24,…
Guy Apologizes After Forcing Plane To Turn Around By Pretending He Had Coronavirus In Hopes Of Going Viral

Guy Apologizes After Forcing Plane To Turn Around By Pretending He Had Coronavirus In...

A Canadian man has found himself the subject of some serious scorn (and a few criminal charges) after his poorly thought out prank ends up turning around an entire plane. 28 year-old James Potock—who calls himself an artist—freely admitted his intention when he pulled the stunt was to gain attention and hopefully find himself as…
Local Red Cross under fire over China coronavirus donation mess

Local Red Cross under fire over China coronavirus donation mess

Chongqing, China - The Wuhan Red Cross and Hubei provincial Red Cross have come under fire after donations of crucial medical supplies from across China failed to arrive at the hospitals on the front lines of a coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than 300 people. Health workers, who are at high risk of infection without effective protection,…
What we know about the coronavirus cases in the US

What we know about the coronavirus cases in the US

(CNN)There are 11 confirmed cases of the Wuhan coronavirus in the US. Among them are the first two cases of person-to-person transmissions of the virus in the US. The World Health Organization and the United States have declared the outbreak a public health…
Brighton medical centre closed after staff member ‘diagnosed with coronavirus’

Brighton medical centre closed after staff member ‘diagnosed with coronavirus’

A Brighton medical centre has closed this morning after a staff member was reportedly diagnosed with coronavirus. The BBC is reporting the County Oak Medical Centre – home to Warmdene Surgery – is closed following a staff member being confirmed to have the virus. Until last summer, one of the members of a skiing party…
FDA issues emergency approval for coronavirus diagnostic test

FDA issues emergency approval for coronavirus diagnostic test

The Food and Drug Administration issued an expedited approval of a test for the new coronavirus, signing off on its use by state health labs. That should speed up efforts in the US to detect cases of the virus, which has sickened nearly 25,000 people around the world. Until now, all samples from suspected cases…
Misinformation about coronavirus abounds. Correcting it can backfire

Misinformation about coronavirus abounds. Correcting it can backfire

The plot had all the elements of a big-budget thriller: Put an untested gene therapy technology in the hands of unscrupulous scientists. Make them soldiers of a greedy pharmaceutical company. Then give them the protection of a secretive and authoritarian government that will stop at nothing to achieve world domination.They will, of course, unleash a…
The “Mr. Darcy” pheromone makes female mice go crazy

The “Mr. Darcy” pheromone makes female mice go crazy

Mr. Darcy, Jane Austen's elusive dreamboat, had a notoriously tough time with the ladies. But the Mr. Darcy of the pheromone world — darcin — appears extremely effective in attracting mates. The sex pheromone, which scientists have named after Mr. Darcy, hijacks potential mates’ brains, changing behavior and triggering courtship... at least in mice. In…
Sudden Rise in SO2 Levels Suggests Huge Cremation Surge

Sudden Rise in SO2 Levels Suggests Huge Cremation Surge

Mish7 hours agoA sudden rise sulphur dioxide (SO2) levels is associated with sudden burning of organic matter including human bodies.Massive Release of Sulphur Dioxide We now have further evidence of hidden coronavirus cremations in China. Tweet Chain Data from http://windy.com shows a massive release of sulfur dioxide gas from the outskirts of Wuhan, commonly associated…
‘Huge’ potential for more viral outbreaks in coming years, says NIH Director Francis Collins

‘Huge’ potential for more viral outbreaks in coming years, says NIH Director Francis Collins

As health officials worldwide fight to contain the coronavirus, a top-ranked U.S. health official says the public should expect more viral outbreaks like it in the coming years.The coronavirus — which appears to have originated in the Eastern Chinese city of Wuhan — has infected more than 31,000 people and resulted in the deaths of…
Amid Coronavirus Fears, a Mask Shortage Could Spread Globally

Amid Coronavirus Fears, a Mask Shortage Could Spread Globally

It’s been less than two weeks since the Chinese government quarantined 35 million people in the city of Wuhan and surrounding regions to control the fast-spreading coronavirus, but the images coming from there already have a grim familiarity: empty shops and streets, long queues at hospitals, and on every face, a surgical mask covering everything…
Dear Annie: Readers need to educate themselves about blood clots and their symptoms

Dear Annie: Readers need to educate themselves about blood clots and their symptoms

Annie Lane writes the Dear Annie advice column.By Annie Lane | creators.comDear Annie: Last year, I lost my dad. He had stage IV cancer, but that’s not what killed him. In fact, after his first few months of chemotherapy, a scan showed that the cancer was mostly gone. Then, a few weeks later, he died…
Possible Cases of Coronavirus Under Review in Dallas -Fort Worth

Possible Cases of Coronavirus Under Review in Dallas -Fort Worth

As U.S. officials declare a public health emergency for novel coronavirus, two “possible” cases of novel coronavirus were reported in Dallas Friday. Trusted Medical Centers released a statement late Friday night that the patient that was at medical facility in Mansfield tested "did in fact test positive for one for the strains for the strains…
Coronavirus: Chinese doctor Li Wenliang, who sounded the alarm on coronavirus, is in critical condition

Coronavirus: Chinese doctor Li Wenliang, who sounded the alarm on coronavirus, is in critical...

Scientists explore coronavirus treatments In December, Dr. Li Wenliang was threatened by the government after he publicly voiced concerns about the new coronavirus before it was identified. On Thursday, the illness had left him in critical condition, China's Global Times reported. Earlier, CBS News had reported he died, citing an earlier Global Times report and…
Masked Villain In French Comic Asterix Was Named “Coronavirus” In 2017

Masked Villain In French Comic Asterix Was Named “Coronavirus” In 2017

Asterix, a masked Roman villain with a reputation of stopping at nothing to win.New Delhi: While a virus outbreak with origins in the Chinese city of Wuhan marches out into the world in the new decade of 2020, a character in a 2017 Asterix comic series was actually called Coronavirus!Asterix, the Gaul from the eponymous…
COVID-19 closer to H1N1 than SARS in terms of transmission: Lawrence Wong

COVID-19 closer to H1N1 than SARS in terms of transmission: Lawrence Wong

COVID-19 is different from SARS in terms of severity and the mortality rate is lower, Minister Lawrence Wong said at a news conference on Friday (Feb 14). "The transmission mechanism is closer to H1N1 or influenza," he added. Read more: https://cna.asia/38viws0#coronavirus #covid19For the latest developments on the COVID-19 outbreak: https://cna.asia/novelcoronavirusGet updates on our Telegram channel:…
Plane carrying coronavirus evacuees to JBSA-Lackland has landed in San Antonio

Plane carrying coronavirus evacuees to JBSA-Lackland has landed in San Antonio

By Sig Christenson Updated 2:36 pm CST, Friday, February 7, 2020 People at risk of carrying the coronavirus arrive at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland aboard a chartered Boeing 747 on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. People at risk of carrying the coronavirus arrive at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland aboard a chartered Boeing 747 on Friday, Feb. 7,…
China rolls out ‘close contact detection app’ for coronavirus

China rolls out ‘close contact detection app’ for coronavirus

According to Xinhua, "close contact" includes people who work together, share a classroom or live in the same house, as well as medical professionals working with patients, and passengers on mass transit. If the app determines a user has been in close proximity to someone who has or is showing symptoms of the virus, they…
Flu outbreaks close Maine schools

Flu outbreaks close Maine schools

EDNA LIBBY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WILL BE CLOSED TOMORROW -- OVER CONCERNS ABOUT A RISING NUMBER OF STUDENTS WHO HAVE COME DOWN WITH THE FLU. ON THE FACEBOOK PAGE FOR M-S-A-D 6 --THE DISTRICT SAYS THEY CONSULTED WITH THE C-D-C AND DECIDED TO KEEP STUDENTS OUT OF CLASS UNTIL TUESDAY. THEIR MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT IS DOING DAILY…
Coronavirus: Third case confirmed in the UK

Coronavirus: Third case confirmed in the UK

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe BBC's online health editor on what we know about the virusThe third person in the UK to be diagnosed with coronavirus did not catch it in mainland China, England's chief medical officer has said. The patient, who caught the infection elsewhere in Asia, was diagnosed in…
How AI Is Tracking the Coronavirus Outbreak

How AI Is Tracking the Coronavirus Outbreak

With the coronavirus growing more deadly in China, artificial intelligence researchers are applying machine-learning techniques to social media, web, and other data for subtle signs that the disease may be spreading elsewhere.The new virus emerged in Wuhan, China, in December, triggering a global health emergency. It remains uncertain how deadly or contagious the virus is,…
14th US case of coronavirus reported with patient in San Diego

14th US case of coronavirus reported with patient in San Diego

A previous case of coronavirus was documented a few days earlier among the same group of evacuees, the CDC said. By REUTERS  FEBRUARY 13, 2020 14:18 Staff from the U.S. embassy assemble to inspect a cargo plane in Wuhan (photo credit: COURTESY OF EDWARD WANG VIA REUTERS) A second person evacuated from Wuhan, China, to…
Coronavirus: British patient recovers from illness

Coronavirus: British patient recovers from illness

A British man linked to 11 coronavirus cases has spoken for the first time, saying he has "fully recovered" from the illness.Steve Walsh, who remains quarantined in hospital, says his thoughts are with others who have contracted the virus.He said his family have been asked to isolate themselves "as a precaution".The gas salesman, from Hove…
Hospitals Pushed to the Brink in Wuhan: ‘I Just Want to Save His Life’

Hospitals Pushed to the Brink in Wuhan: ‘I Just Want to Save His Life’

WUHAN, China—Patients packed the waiting room at Wuhan’s Tongji Hospital on Friday, intravenous drips in their arms. Medical staff wheeled patients slowly through the crowd. In the hallways, the sick lay curled up on cots, hooked to oxygen tanks. Doctors and nurses in full-body protective suits, gloves, goggles and masks waded through, changing IVs and…
Poll: Americans’ Views On Coronavirus Outbreak : Shots

Poll: Americans’ Views On Coronavirus Outbreak : Shots

Federal agencies have taken action to limit the spread of coronavirus in the U.S., including screening travelers from China at airports. Respondents to a new poll say they think health officials are doing enough. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption David McNew/Getty Images Federal agencies have taken action to limit the spread of coronavirus…
Coronavirus: Chinese doctor who warned about outbreak dies from infection – latest news

Coronavirus: Chinese doctor who warned about outbreak dies from infection – latest news

2.42pm EST14:42 Tom Phillips Tom Phillips, our Latin America correspondent, reports that two Brazilian air force jets are on their way to China to rescue a group of about 34 Brazilian citizens from the city at the centre of the coronavirus outbreak. Brazil’s state-run news agency, Agencia Brasil, says the planes are currently in Poland…
To fight coronavirus, disinfectant tunnel in China sprays industrial workers

To fight coronavirus, disinfectant tunnel in China sprays industrial workers

BEIJING (Reuters) - A company in the southwestern Chinese city of Chongqing has built a tunnel to spray employees at an industrial complex with disinfectant before they begin work, according to a local media report, as the country battles a coronavirus outbreak.The tunnel is equipped with infrared detectors that activate a spray from misters when…
Heard of the low sulfur diet? Eating low-protein may prolong your life, say researchers

Heard of the low sulfur diet? Eating low-protein may prolong your life, say researchers

(CNN)Fasting. Time-restricted eating. Eating for five days, then fasting for two. Lately it appears everyone is interested in some sort of calorie-restricted diet to better their chances for a longer life with fewer chronic diseases. But what if you could ge…
Man back from China tested for coronavirus at Texas hospital after experiencing flu-like symptoms

Man back from China tested for coronavirus at Texas hospital after experiencing flu-like symptoms

At least one person at a hospital in southeastern Texas is being tested for the novel coronavirus that has killed some 563 people and has sickened more than 28,000 people worldwide.Officials with Beaumont Public Health confirmed the potential case to Fox News on Thursday.4 AMERICAN CORONAVIRUS EVACUEES HOSPITALIZED AFTER SHOWING SIGNS OF ILLNESS“There is currently a…
As New Coronavirus Spread, China’s Old Habits Delayed Fight

As New Coronavirus Spread, China’s Old Habits Delayed Fight

At critical turning points, Chinese authorities put secrecy and order ahead of openly confronting the growing crisis and risking public alarm or political embarrassment.Officials at the scene on Thursday where a man collapsed and died on a street near a hospital in Wuhan. It was unclear whether he had contracted the coronavirus.Credit...Hector Retamal/Agence France-Presse —…
4 people being monitored for coronavirus in Mecklenburg County

4 people being monitored for coronavirus in Mecklenburg County

4 people being monitored for coronavirus in Mecklenburg County - WLOS
Travel Bans and Quarantines Won’t Stop Coronavirus

Travel Bans and Quarantines Won’t Stop Coronavirus

The national plan to try to stop the new coronavirus from spreading any further might fracture international trade, violate people’s rights, and make untenable the workloads of local and state public health departments. It almost certainly won’t slow the virus.That’s the word from people trying to sort out what US secretary of health and human…
There’s a loneliness epidemic in the U.S. Here’s what you can do about it

There’s a loneliness epidemic in the U.S. Here’s what you can do about it

HEALTH Being lonely is as bad for you as smoking 15 cigarettes a day -- and it's impacting more and more people in the U.S. DENVER — Loneliness is reaching epidemic propositions in the U.S.That’s according to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), which found that based on a loneliness scale from the University…
No, garlic won’t protect you from coronavirus: WHO pushes back on rampant misinformation

No, garlic won’t protect you from coronavirus: WHO pushes back on rampant misinformation

A Chinese citizen undergoing testing for coronavirus while passing through a temporary corridor opened at a border checkpoint between Blagoveshchensk and Heihe. Temporary corridors are opened to return Russian and Chinese citizens to their countries as the Russian government orders to close the border with China as a measure to prevent the coronavirus spread. All…
Data suggests virus infections under-reported, exaggerating fatality rate

Data suggests virus infections under-reported, exaggerating fatality rate

BEIJING (Reuters) - Fatalities from the coronavirus epidemic are overwhelmingly concentrated in central China’s Wuhan city, which accounts for over 73% of deaths despite having only one-third the number of confirmed infections. FILE PHOTO: Funeral parlour staff members in protective suits help a colleague with disinfection after they transferred a body at a hospital, following…
Coronavirus outbreak ‘just beginning’ outside China, says expert

Coronavirus outbreak ‘just beginning’ outside China, says expert

By John GeddieSINGAPORE (Reuters) - The coronavirus epidemic may be peaking in China where it was first detected in the central city of Wuhan but it is just beginning in the rest of the world and likely to spread, a global expert on infectious diseases said on Wednesday.The Chinese government's senior medical adviser has said…
Major Coronavirus Breakthrough Sees 6 Infected Cleared – From an Unlikely Asian Nation

Major Coronavirus Breakthrough Sees 6 Infected Cleared – From an Unlikely Asian Nation

The first form of a cure of coronavirus has been discovered in Thailand. It could be a breakthrough in containing coronavirus, as six patients were discharged. Thailand, Japan and South Korea are the most affected countries outside of China. Thailand has just discharged the sixth patient affected by coronavirus [Bangkok Post] making it the most…
Chinese pharmacist, 28, dies after 10 days helping fight coronavirus

Chinese pharmacist, 28, dies after 10 days helping fight coronavirus

Song Yingjie was found dead after a shift checking motorists’ temperatures at a motorway checkpoint in Hunan. Photo: HandoutSong Yingjie was found dead in his dormitory after a night spent checking motorists’ temperatures at the motorway checkpoint to which he had been seconded During the day he helped manage and distribute essential medical supplies at…
New report links social media use to mental distress in teens

New report links social media use to mental distress in teens

Last Updated Feb 10, 2020 10:38 PM EST For immediate help if you are in a crisis, call the toll-free National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All calls are confidential.A new review of several studies shows the potentially harmful impact of social media use on teenagers. It confirms…
York coronavirus risk ‘remains very low’, officials say

York coronavirus risk ‘remains very low’, officials say

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The two people who tested positive for coronavirus stayed at the Staycity Aparthotel in York The risk of infection from two people, who are the UK's first confirmed coronavirus cases, after they fell ill at a York hotel is minimal, say officials.The two, whose diagnosis was announced on Friday,…
Norovirus outbreak in Louisiana casino leaves 200 ill

Norovirus outbreak in Louisiana casino leaves 200 ill

 | February 08, 2020 10:41 AM Louisiana state health officials are investigating a norovirus outbreak that infected at least 200 people in a casino. Health officials confirmed that norovirus caused hundreds of people who visited L’Auberge Casino in Lake Charles, Louisiana, to fall ill last weekend. Norovirus is a gastrointestinal illness that causes vomiting, diarrhea,…
Mail From China Won’t Spread Coronavirus, Virus Specialists Assure Public : Shots

Mail From China Won’t Spread Coronavirus, Virus Specialists Assure Public : Shots

No, You Won't Catch The New Coronavirus Via Packages Or Mail From China "It's not going to be transported on a box," Dr. Michael Ison, an infectious disease specialist at Northwestern University, says of your chances of contracting the novel coronavirus from packages shipped from China. Don Emmert/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption…
Coronavirus: Four more people diagnosed in UK

Coronavirus: Four more people diagnosed in UK

Published on Feb 10, 2020The number of people infected by the coronavirus in the UK has doubled to eight - after four more patients in England tested positive for the virus.It comes as the government announced new powers to keep people in quarantine to stop the spread of the virus.In order to do this the…
Researchers ramp up efforts to develop coronavirus vaccine

Researchers ramp up efforts to develop coronavirus vaccine

In medical research labs around the world, scientists are racing to develop a vaccine for a new type of coronavirus that has infected more than 28,000 people and killed over 560 others. Weeks after the virus was first detected in the central Chinese city of Wuhan late last year, at least a dozen biopharmaceutical firms…
Coronavirus outbreak: Canadian cases on cruise rise; U.K. declares “imminent threat”

Coronavirus outbreak: Canadian cases on cruise rise; U.K. declares “imminent threat”

Mike Le Couteur reports on how some people quarantined on a cruise ship due to the novel coronavirus are coping, as more confirmed cases are found on board. Plus, Crystal Goomansingh explains why the UK declared the virus an "imminent threat" to the public, and the new aggressive steps it's taking to stop the spread.For…
Oh good, there’s a new virus in Brazil that scientists can’t even recognize

Oh good, there’s a new virus in Brazil that scientists can’t even recognize

Researchers in Brazil have discovered an entirely new kind of virus that is so foreign to science that not even its genes have been previously identified. The virus, which is described in a new research paper, was found in a Brazilian lake in the city of Belo Horizonte. As ScienceAlert reports, the virus has been…
Coronavirus: China issues ‘urgent’ appeal for protective equipment

Coronavirus: China issues ‘urgent’ appeal for protective equipment

6.40am EST06:40 Wrapping up live coverage We’re going to pause our live coverage for now. The most significant updates from the past 12 hours can be found in our latest summary here. My colleague Lily Kuo in Beijing also just filed this wrap of the day’s events, focusing on the reports of dozens more deaths…
Pan-Cancer Analysis of Whole Genomes

Pan-Cancer Analysis of Whole Genomes

A collection of research and related content from the ICGC/TCGA consortium on whole‑genome sequencing and integrative analysis of cancer Cancer is a disease of the genome, caused by a cell's acquisition of somatic mutations in key cancer genes. These mutations alter pathways involved in regulating cellular growth and interactions with the tissue environment. Until recently,…
We froze our embryos a decade ago when we weren’t ready to be parents. Here’s what happened next.

We froze our embryos a decade ago when we weren’t ready to be parents....

We welcomed our new baby boy 18 months ago. He is here because 10 years ago, when I was 30 and my husband was 32, we underwent IVF to create and then freeze embryos. Back then, we were not ready to be parents. But we knew of the looming risks of infertility, miscarriage and genetic disorders if…
Bat for sale at Indonesia’s wildlife market despite virus warning

Bat for sale at Indonesia’s wildlife market despite virus warning

Bats, rats and snakes are still being sold at an Indonesian market known for its wildlife offerings, despite a government request to take them off the menu over fears of a link to the deadly coronavirus.Vendors at the Tomohon Extreme Meat market on Sulawesi island say business is booming and curious tourists keep arriving to…
Local high school closes because of illness

Local high school closes because of illness

By Adam Owens, WRAL anchor/reporterDurham, N.C. — Research Triangle High School in Durham closed due to illness, according to their school calendar and social media accounts. School officials said the school administrators noticed absences rising this week, with some students leaving early and some not attending at all. Several teachers were also out sick. In…
As the world focuses on coronavirus, don’t forget about the deadly flu that’s killed at least 10,000 Americans

As the world focuses on coronavirus, don’t forget about the deadly flu that’s killed...

Americans’ concerns over the new coronavirus have spawned a public-health emergency declaration, a controversial travel ban and quarantine, and China-bound flight suspensions. But the better-known flu virus is a far greater threat to Americans’ health right now, data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggest. The deadly new coronavirus, first detected late last…
How does the new coronavirus compare with the flu?

How does the new coronavirus compare with the flu?

Home News The coronavirus particle has a crown of spikes on its surface. (Image: © Alfred Pasieka/Science Photo Library via Getty Images) The new coronavirus outbreak has made headlines in recent weeks, but there's another viral epidemic hitting countries around the world: flu season. But how do these viruses compare, and which one is really…
“Gray death” is a drug so dangerous, police say you shouldn’t even touch it

“Gray death” is a drug so dangerous, police say you shouldn’t even touch it

A local police department in Louisiana is warning people about a potentially lethal drug combination called "gray death" — a substance so powerful, they warn you shouldn't even touch it. St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office in Louisiana is alerting the public about the drug in wake of recent arrests. David Spencer, a spokesperson for the…
Early missteps and state secrecy in China probably allowed the coronavirus to spread farther and faster

Early missteps and state secrecy in China probably allowed the coronavirus to spread farther...

BEIJING — It was almost the Lunar New Year and Pan Chuntao was feeling festive.  He knew there were reports of a virus in his city, Wuhan. But local officials urged calmness. There was no evidence it was transmitted person to person, they said. They had not reported a new case in days. On Jan.…
Live updates: Rate of new coronavirus infections slows but China remains largely shut down

Live updates: Rate of new coronavirus infections slows but China remains largely shut down

Here are the latest developments:● The number of new infections in China outside the epidemic hotspot of Hubei province has fallen for the eighth day in a row, even as the total number of deaths reaches new highs.● In a meeting with the leadership of the Community Party, Chinese President Xi Jinping said efforts would…
Small vape shops scramble for survival as government, Big Tobacco put up ‘one hurdle after another’

Small vape shops scramble for survival as government, Big Tobacco put up ‘one hurdle...

Chris McGrath doesn’t plan to give up his dream of helping people quit cigarettes by vaping. But the Harrison vape shop owner is worried the mounting challenges confronting his industry, particularly its smallest players, that could push his and hundreds of other small shops and manufacturers out of business. “Small businesses like mine, we’re going…
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is donating $100 million to coronavirus relief efforts

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is donating $100 million to coronavirus relief efforts

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is donating $100 million to coronavirus relief efforts - CNN
With heightened concern over coronavirus, do you really need a mask? -TV

With heightened concern over coronavirus, do you really need a mask? -TV

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- With the CDC confirming the first human-to-human transmission of the coronavirus in the U.S., health officials are on a heightened alert. They are also learning more about how it may spread even if a person is not showing symptoms. Should you be wearing a mask?In Hong Kong, people are forming long…
This diet urges you to eat cocoa, drink red wine and coffee

This diet urges you to eat cocoa, drink red wine and coffee

On the controversial Sirtfood diet you can eat cocoa and drink red wine. Photo: ShutterstockVirgin olive oil, garlic and green tea are other ‘sirtfoods’ that two nutritionists claim can boost metabolism and increase fat-burning in the body Other health experts refute the findings however, saying there is no such thing as food that activates ‘skinny…
Person being tested for novel coronavirus in Montana -TV

Person being tested for novel coronavirus in Montana -TV

By Hayley Boland |  Posted: Mon 7:24 PM, Feb 10, 2020 BOZEMAN, Mont. - A person with travel history in mainland China is being evaluated at Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital for an illness. Health officials have placed the individual in isolation to prevent cases of novel coronavirus, according to the Gallatin City-County Health Department. The individual…
San Francisco Bay Area Man Is 3rd Person Diagnosed With Novel Coronavirus in California

San Francisco Bay Area Man Is 3rd Person Diagnosed With Novel Coronavirus in California

Travelers wearing face masks wait in line at the departure hall of West Kowloon Station on Jan. 23, 2020 in Hong Kong. (Credit: Anthony Kwan/Getty Images) Travelers wearing face masks wait in line at the departure hall of West Kowloon Station on Jan. 23, 2020 in Hong Kong. (Credit: Anthony Kwan/Getty Images) A San Francisco…
In Coronavirus, China Weighs Benefits of Buffalo Horn and Other Remedies

In Coronavirus, China Weighs Benefits of Buffalo Horn and Other Remedies

China is advising doctors to consider mixing Western antiviral drugs with traditional Chinese medicine for the treatment of the coronavirus. But experts question the efficacy of Chinese remedies.People buying traditional Chinese medicine in Beijing on Wednesday. For hygienic reasons, the pharmacy has closed its door and only sells through its window. The sign on the…
Breaking down the known facts about Novel Coronavirus

Breaking down the known facts about Novel Coronavirus

Posted: Wed 7:05 PM, Feb 05, 2020  |  Updated: Fri 11:21 AM, Feb 07, 2020 ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - The number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the U.S. has increased to 12, and the number of people awaiting lab testing has reached 75. None of those people are in Alaska. Officials with…

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