The novel coronavirus (CoV) is a new strain of coronavirus that has not been previously identified in humans. The new, or “novel” coronavirus, now called 2019-nCoV, had not previously detected before the outbreak was reported in Wuhan, China in December 2019.... NEWS MEDICAL · 1 month
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AP-NORC poll: Coronavirus concern now surpasses that of flu  ABC NEWS · 1 week
A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that worries about the coronavirus now surpass concerns about the flu more
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A flu shot won't prevent coronavirus, but it could help our response to the outbreak  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
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A new study has shown that those starting on a keto diet could develop certain flu-like symptoms in the initial weeks. The study titled, “Consumer Reports of “Keto Flu” Associated With the... more
New Australian pilot program to monitor the effects of flu vaccines  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A new Australian pilot program led by The University of Western Australia, in partnership with SmartVax, MedAdvisor and the Queensland University of Technology, will monitor the... more
U.S. Flu Season Beginning To Ease, Modelers Say  NPR · 3 weeks
Though COVID-19 has captured the headlines, influenza places a huge burden on the health care system. This year's flu shot provides good protection, the CDC says, so do get one if you... more
In an exchange about coronavirus, homeland security chief gets flu mortality rate wrong  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
During a Senate appropriations Feb. 25 subcommittee hearing, Chad Wolf, the acting secretary of Homeland Security, said the U.S. flu mortality rate... more
Biologist discovers world's highest-elevation mammal  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
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CDC urges older people to stay at home amid coronavirus spread  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The novel coronavirus is continuing to spread worldwide, with more than 113,000 cases and now more than 4,000 deaths. In the United States, health officials urge... more
Keto diet may cause temporary flu-like symptoms. Here's what to expect.  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
The first few weeks of a keto diet may come with a spate of flu-like symptoms, including nausea, fatigue and dizziness, according to a new study. more
As coronavirus spreads widely, millions of older Americans live in counties with no ICU beds  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
More than half the counties in America have no intensive care beds, posing a particular danger for more... more
Researchers invent portable AI device for flu and pandemic forecasting  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
University of Massachusetts Amherst researchers have invented a portable surveillance device powered by machine learning - called FluSense - which can detect coughing and crowd size in real... more
How countries are reacting to the COVID-19 risk and their governments' responses  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Researchers at the Winton Centre for Risk and Evidence Communication spent the weekend surveying people's attitudes towards the risk of coronavirus, and their governments'... more
States shuffle poll locations to protect seniors from virus  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
The coronavirus threat to senior citizens is forcing counties to remove polling places from nursing homes for their safety more
Women with independent living challenges have highest risk for unintended pregnancy  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
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More mental health care utilization reduces odds of suicide among youths, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A multistate study of Medicaid enrollees led by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center found that suicide risk was... more
As coronavirus spreads, Medicare gets telemedicine option  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
The coronavirus legislation signed by President Donald Trump would let Medicare expand the use of telemedicine in outbreak areas, potentially reducing infection risks for vulnerable seniors more
Age is not the only risk for severe coronavirus disease  ABC NEWS · 5 hours
Older people remain most at risk of dying as the new coronavirus continues its rampage around the globe, but they're far from the only ones vulnerable more
Could the summer bring an end to COVID-19?  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
Like some other respiratory viruses such as the flu, is there a chance that the new coronavirus will spread less as temperatures increase? more
New coronavirus app combined with machine intelligence to enable at-home risk assessment  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A coronavirus app coupled with machine intelligence will soon enable an individual to get an at-home risk assessment based on how they feel and... more
Some US colleges cancel, postpone graduation over virus  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Colleges across the U.S. have begun canceling and curtailing graduation amid fears that the coronavirus pandemic will stretch into spring. Some are exploring "virtual" alternatives, while others are considering inviting seniors back... more
Late abortions can increase risk of preterm birth and low birthweight  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
New research indicates that a prior induced abortion poses only a very small risk of negative effects on births from subsequent pregnancies, but the risk is... more
Official: White House didn't want to tell seniors not to fly  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
A federal official says the White House overruled health officials who wanted to recommend that elderly and physically fragile Americans be advised not to fly on... more
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