A visual guide to the outbreak
on February 23, 2020 at 11:24 am
Key maps and graphics explaining how the Covid-19 virus has spread and how it is being dealt with.
Coronavirus: Wuhan Britons end quarantine as cruise passengers isolate
on February 23, 2020 at 10:56 am
The 118 evacuees leave after 14 days, as 30 others from a virus-hit cruise ship begin their isolation.
Coronavirus: 'Narrowing window' to contain outbreak, WHO says
on February 22, 2020 at 5:45 am
The World Health Organization says the rise of new cases with no clear link to China is a concern.
Dementia: Cancer scanner 'could help early diagnoses'
on February 22, 2020 at 1:01 am
Dementia diagnoses are "lagging behind" in Wales, and doctors say Pet scans could be the answer.
Painkillers 'mask, not kill' long-term pain
on February 21, 2020 at 5:04 pm
An NHS campaign aims to get patients to look for alternatives to long-term painkiller use.
California tells 7,600 to "self-quarantine" over coronavirus
on February 23, 2020 at 3:40 am
Most of the 34 coronavirus cases in the U.S. are people who were evacuated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan.
World Health Organization warns window for stopping coronavirus epidemic is narrowing
on February 23, 2020 at 12:56 am
Japan, South Korea and Iran reported sharp spikes in coronavirus cases as the World Health Organization warned the window for stopping the epidemic is narrowing. Globally, nearly 78,000 people are infected and more than 2,300 have died. Debora Patta reports.
Social media’s role in spreading coronavirus misinformation
on February 23, 2020 at 12:08 am
Social media has fueled the spread of misinformation about the coronavirus. Tanya Basu, a senior reporter covering humans and technology at MIT Technology Review, joined CBSN AM to talk about the scope of the problem.
South Korea reports an eight-fold jump in viral infections
on February 22, 2020 at 10:21 pm
Most of them are linked to a church and a hospital in and around the nation's fourth-largest city.
"The Pharmacist" documents a father's fight against the opioid epidemic
on February 22, 2020 at 6:06 pm
The new Netflix documentary series profiles Dan Schneider, a small-town pharmacist who was one of the first people to identify and confront what we now know as America's opioid epidemic.
Weight Loss: Tawa-Roasted Arbi Tikki Is The Answer To Your Hunger Pangs
on February 23, 2020 at 6:27 am
The idea is to not ignore your hunger pangs but have something which is filling and healthy. This tawa-roasted Arbi Tikki is just the solution.
Delhi, Ahmedabad Have Highest Daily Average Consumption Of 'Added Fat', Says ICMR Survey
on February 22, 2020 at 12:42 pm
The cities of Ahmedabad and Delhi have topped the list of seven metro cities in daily average consumption of 'added fat', as per a survey in ICMR.
This Refreshing 3-Ingredient Kinnow Juice Packs A Punch (Recipe Inside)
on February 22, 2020 at 11:50 am
Kinnow is also a fruit which is enriched with plenty of Vitamin C goodness, and its juice can benefit the body in a number of ways.
Vicky Kaushal Is All For Home-Cooked Food, Here's Proof
on February 22, 2020 at 11:17 am
Vicky Kaushal shared an Instagram post of himself gorging on a delicious home-cooked meal, the Punjabi breakfast delight Aloo paranthas.
Watch: McDonald's Used Cooking Oil Used By University As 3D Printer Ink
on February 22, 2020 at 6:48 am
The researchers revealed that the fats present in the used cooking oil could be used to convert into high-quality resin for 3D printing.
Chronic fatigue syndrome: What causes the condition and when to seek help
by Alexandria Hein on February 23, 2020 at 10:00 am
Chronic fatigue causes millions of Americans to miss out on everyday life, but what causes the condition?
What is frostbite and who is at risk?
by Alexandria Hein on February 22, 2020 at 10:00 am
While some may believe the condition is temporary, it can actually lead to long-term or chronic health issues.
Sacramento confirms first coronavirus case in patient who traveled to China
by Alexandria Hein on February 21, 2020 at 7:48 pm
The patient returned to the U.S. from a trip to China on Feb. 2, and had been under self-quarantine.
Coronavirus cases balloon in South Korea as outbreak spreads
on February 21, 2020 at 4:50 pm
South Korea said two people have died and 204 have been infected with the virus, quadruple the number of cases it had two days earlier.
Coronavirus spreads in Chinese prisons, over 500 infected
by Alexandria Hein on February 21, 2020 at 4:05 pm
Officials said the virus had been imported to prisons, and that no prisoners have died as a result of the outbreak.
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Hands or feet asleep? What to do
by Robert H. Shmerling, MD on February 21, 2020 at 11:30 am
It’s happened to all of us: a hand or leg temporarily “falls asleep,” usually from being in one position for too long. Why does it happen? Are there times when you should be concerned about it? The post Hands or feet asleep? What to do appeared first on Harvard Health Blog.
C. difficile (C. diff): An urgent threat
by Lou Ann Bruno-Murtha, DO on February 20, 2020 at 3:30 pm
The bacteria known as C. diff has become a leading cause of infection among hospitalized patients. The infection is more common following antibiotic therapy, and it is challenging to treat because of a high relapse rate. The post C. difficile (C. diff): An urgent threat appeared first on Harvard Health Blog.
Five healthy habits net more healthy years
by Monique Tello, MD, MPH on February 19, 2020 at 3:30 pm
Following five healthy lifestyle habits has been shown to extend life expectancy. Better still, a recent study suggests the added years are more likely to be free of illness or disease. The post Five healthy habits net more healthy years appeared first on Harvard Health Blog.
Can light therapies help with bipolar disorder?
by Elizabeth Liebson, MD on February 18, 2020 at 3:30 pm
One approach to treating bipolar disorders is manipulation of the body’s circadian rhythms. A recent review of research found that such therapies may help, often in combination with medications and psychotherapy. The post Can light therapies help with bipolar disorder? appeared first on Harvard Health Blog.
Good news for those with type 2 diabetes: Healthy lifestyle matters
by Alyson Kelley-Hedgepeth, MD on February 17, 2020 at 3:30 pm
Lifestyle changes have been shown to reduce the risk of a cardiovascular event, but can they also help those with diabetes? A recent study found a positive association between healthy lifestyle choices and reduced cardiovascular risk for those with type 2 diabetes. The post Good news for those with type 2 diabetes: Healthy lifestyle matters appeared first on Harvard Health Blog.
Can Men Dine Their Way to Higher Sperm Counts?
on February 21, 2020 at 6:42 pm
Median sperm counts were highest among men who ate a healthy diet (167 million), followed by the vegetarian-style diet (151 million) and the Danish diet (146 million). (Median means half had higher counts, half lower.)
Drug Company Perks Spur Doctors' Prescriptions
on February 21, 2020 at 6:38 pm
More than 20% of Medicare Part D expenses on brand-name medications came from doctors who received an incentive related to a drug they prescribed. Nearly 30% of physicians got an incentive for at least one drug they prescribed during the study period.
Hidden Dangers of Ultraprocessed Foods
on February 21, 2020 at 5:50 pm
Unless you make all your food at home from scratch -- and even then -- processed food is practically unavoidable. But there are degrees of processing.
Could Climate Change Make Flu Seasons Worse?
on February 21, 2020 at 3:56 pm
These findings suggest that rapid weather changes associated with climate change will increase the risk of flu epidemics in densely populated areas. For example, Europe could have a 50% increase in flu-related deaths, according to the researchers.
Silent COVID-19 Cases May Stymie Screening Efforts
on February 20, 2020 at 10:15 pm
As countries work to slow the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19, a new study shows why the methods they are currently using to screen international travelers may not be catching everyone who’s infected.