(CNN)The US plan to evacuate Americans and their families from the Diamond Princess cruise ship appears, on its face, to be the case of a powerful government coming to the aid of its most vulnerable citizens. But the decision has prompted anger from some exhausted passengers, who believe the move could actually set back their [...]
All personnel responding to outbreaks of Acute Respiratory Infections (ARIs) need to have the basic knowledge and skills to mount an effective response. They need to understand what ARIs are, how they are transmitted, how to assess the risk of infection and to understand basic hygiene measures to protect themselves. This learning package consists of [...]
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with baby sleep consultant Alexis Dubief about her revised recommendations for parents following reporting on the dangers of inclined infant sleepers. Read and listen here...
A married Japanese couple in their 60s tested positive for the coronavirus after returning home from a Hawaiian vacation, health officials said Saturday, according to the New York Times. The couple had returned to Nagoya, Japan’s fourth-largest city, on Feb. 7, and a day later he visited a hospital with a fever but was turned away. [...]
An infant who developed a mold infection at Seattle Children's Hospital has died, becoming the seventh patient at the facility killed by the same infection since 2001. Read more...
Cleaning your phone is better at stopping the coronavirus than wearing a mask, MOH says – here’s the correct way to do it
Regularly cleaning your phone and washing your hands is a better way to fight the coronavirus spread than wearing a mask, Singapore’s health ministry said on Wednesday (Feb 12) after a homemade advisory by four local doctors urging locals to don masks while in public went viral on WhatsApp. The advisory, dated Feb 10 and signed [...]
Dangers of overtraining + recovery tips When you exercise, do you push through the pain? To get stronger, we often set (and re-set) goals involving reps, drills, miles or minutes. But sometimes, the muscle soreness lingers. You’re exhausted. You just need to push yourself harder, right? Wrong. It’s possible you’re exercising too much. Yes, as the adage [...]
Another 70 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed aboard the Diamond Princess in Japan, which mans the vessel now has the largest concentration of cases outside of mainland China at 356. The new cases come in a significant week for the 3,600 passengers and crew aboard the Princess ship – 200 of them Australian. The [...]
Which foods to add and which to avoid No magic diet is going to make your arthritis disappear — whether it’s osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or another form. But, there’s good news: If you’re realistic about your goals, paying attention to your diet can help ease your symptoms. Arthritis specialist Scott Burg, DO gives some examples of what you can put [...]
(Reuters Health) - People who get rhinitis - an inflamed or congested nose - from colds or allergies may feel much worse if they're exposed to high levels of air pollution, a recent study suggests. Rhinitis usually involves some combination of congestion, sneezing, nasal irritation and sometimes a reduced sense of smell, and it affects [...]