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A Guide to Safety on the Appalachian Trail
“You would think it would be things like wildlife, raging rivers and stuff like that,” an official says. But you should worry about little things like ticks. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MIKE McPHATE Tags: Travel and Vacations Hikes and Hiking Animals Lightning Hygiene and Cleanliness Lyme Disease Norovirus National Parks, Monuments and Seashores National Park Service Largay, Geraldine (1946-2013) Appalachian Trail Maine Source Type: news

[Feature] The Truest Test
Over the past few years, there has been a surge in studies that intentionally infect volunteers with a wide variety of pathogens to test novel drugs and vaccines. The so-called "human challenge model" has a long and checkered past that began with 18th century experiments by smallpox vaccine developer Edward Jenner and later fell under intense scrutiny when they were conducted by Nazi doctors, military researchers, and academic scientists working with prisoners. Today, challenge experiments follow strict ethical guidelines, minimize risks to volunteers at every turn, and face increased scrutiny from regulatory agencies. The...
Source: ScienceNOW - May 20, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Jon Cohen Source Type: news

Quarter of passengers on British cruise ship fall sick with norovirus
(Reuters) - A stomach bug causing vomiting and diarrhea has spread to more than a quarter of the 919 passengers aboard a British cruise ship, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said, as the ship docked in Maine over the weekend. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Hundreds suffer vomiting bug on UK ship
Hundreds of passengers on a British cruise ship docked in the US have fallen ill with norovirus, health officials say. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Passengers on cruise ship docked in Maine may have norovirus
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Federal health officials said passengers aboard the first cruise ship to dock in Portland, Maine, this season may have norovirus. (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - May 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hundreds aboard cruise ship sick with norovirus
More than 200 passengers on a British cruise ship have fallen ill with the gastrointestinal condition norovirus, the CDC reported. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - May 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Norovirus costs $60 billion worldwide, making inroads in U.S.
The global economic impact of norovirus is roughly $60 billion in societal costs and $4 billion in direct health care costs per year, according to an simulation model analysis. Most of the costs... (Source: Pediatric News)
Source: Pediatric News - April 30, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Passengers quarantined for norovirus on cruise ship
Seventeen percent of passengers have reported being ill, mostly with vomiting and diarrhea, since the voyage began (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Norovirus sickens scores on Fred. Olsen cruise ship -U.S. agency
(Reuters) - An outbreak of the norovirus stomach bug has sickened 160 people aboard a Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines ship docked at Norfolk, Virginia, U.S. health officials and the company said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Norovirus costs billions of dollars globally each year
Health care and loss of productivity costs associated with the highly contagious stomach bug add up, new research shows (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Norovirus a costly bug
HealthDay News The stomach bug norovirus sickens nearly 700 million people worldwide annually and costs health care systems more than $4 billion a year, researchers report. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Norovirus Costs Over $60 Billion Each Year
With the release of the PLOS (Public Library of Medicine) collection of studies on norovirus, now we have a much better idea of the impact of norovirus...and it may be much bigger than you may think. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 26, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee Source Type: news

Norovirus a Costly Bug
It sickens nearly 700 million people worldwide each year, costs $4 billion to treat, study saysSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Norovirus Infections (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Norovirus a Costly Bug
TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 -- The stomach bug norovirus sickens nearly 700 million people worldwide annually and costs health care systems more than $4 billion a year, researchers report. And when lost productivity and other societal costs are... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 26, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

The high cost of norovirus worldwide
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) While norovirus is often linked in the news to outbreaks on cruise ships, the highly contagious stomach bug sickens nearly 700 million around the world every year and results in roughly $4.2 billion in health care costs and $60.3 billion in societal costs annually, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 26, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The $60 billion question -- can we prevent norovirus?
(PLOS) Each year, norovirus causes over 200,000 deaths and a global economic burden of $60 billion. In a new PLOS Collection -- 'The Global Burden of Norovirus & Prospects for Vaccine Development' -- global norovirus experts fill critical knowledge gaps and provide key information to further development of a much-needed vaccine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 26, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

University of Rochester: 88 People Fall Ill With Norovirus Symptoms
The source of the outbreak hasn't been identified. (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - April 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Source: DailyMed Drug Label Updates - April 8, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Trump Is Right About One Thing: Shaking Hands Is Kinda Gross
Donald Trump is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist, birther and... germaphobe? The Republican front-runner has called himself a "clean hands freak" and has referred to hand-shaking as "one of the curses of American society," according to The Washington Post. In fact, Trump doesn't even like to push a ground floor elevator button, according to Mother Jones, because it has been touched by so many others. But what really is germaphobia, scientifically speaking -- and is Trump right to be grossed out by other people's hands?  Germaphobia, also known by the medical term ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 7, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Trump Is Right About One Thing: Shaking Hands Is Kinda Gross
Donald Trump is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist, birther and... germaphobe? The Republican front-runner has called himself a "clean hands freak" and has referred to hand-shaking as "one of the curses of American society," according to The Washington Post. In fact, Trump doesn't even like to push a ground floor elevator button, according to Mother Jones, because it has been touched by so many others. But what really is germaphobia, scientifically speaking -- and is Trump right to be grossed out by other people's hands?  Germaphobia, also known by the medical term ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Trump Is Right About One Thing: Shaking Hands Is Kinda Gross
Donald Trump is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist, birther and... germaphobe? The Republican front-runner has called himself a "clean hands freak" and has referred to hand-shaking as "one of the curses of American society," according to The Washington Post. In fact, Trump doesn't even like to push a ground floor elevator button, according to Mother Jones, because it has been touched by so many others. But what really is germaphobia, scientifically speaking -- and is Trump right to be grossed out by other people's hands?  Germaphobia, also known by the medical term ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 7, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Climate Change Will Make Us Sicker And Make Our Food Less Nutritious
WASHINGTON -- Climate change will likely have dramatic effects on the physical and mental health of the U.S. population, worsening everything from the quality of our food to the severity of fires and floods in populated areas, according to a report from federal agencies released Monday. The U.S. Global Change Research Program's assessment identifies a number of ways by which global climate change is expected to pose a direct health risk to people in the U.S. and around the world. Gina McCarthy, administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, said the report is meant to highlight that climate is "not ju...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 4, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Climate Change Will Make Us Sicker And Make Our Food Less Nutritious
WASHINGTON -- Climate change will likely have dramatic effects on the physical and mental health of the U.S. population, worsening everything from the quality of our food to the severity of fires and floods in populated areas, according to a report from federal agencies released Monday. The U.S. Global Change Research Program's assessment identifies a number of ways by which global climate change is expected to pose a direct health risk to people in the U.S. and around the world. Gina McCarthy, administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, said the report is meant to highlight that climate is "not ju...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 4, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Vomiting and Viruses
RALEIGH, N.C. (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- As many as 21 million people a year are sickened by the norovirus. But as contagious as it is, there are still a lot of questions surrounding how it’s transmitted. We know it is shed in fecal matter, but when someone with the norovirus vomits, do they release the virus into the air, and is it able to float around? In order to answer those questions, researchers built a vomiting device. (Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com)
Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com - March 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientific snapshot: a Tuesday in the life of a university scientist
The scientist’s lot is a mixed one: every day is different, even if every day is judgment dayThe radio clicks on at 6 am and I lie in bed snoozing for about forty-five minutes. I find that’s the least problematic way to absorb the Today programme on Radio 4. I shower and gobble a bowl of cereal. A bus, a train, a tube, and an hour later I am in my office at the university, attacking email.After email I check through my to-do list for the day, drafted on the way to work. I have thirty-minutes before my first appointment and sketch out headings for my presentation at a norovirus conference in Germany next week. The tempt...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 16, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Stephen Curry Tags: Science Higher education Source Type: news

Cleanup of Massachusetts Chipotle complete after norovirus scare
BILLERICA, Mass./LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc received praise for its handling of potential norovirus infections at a Boston-area restaurant, as sick employees stayed home and the burrito chain quickly cleaned the restaurant. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Boston-area Chipotle closes doors over norovirus
Restaurant is being disinfected after several employees called out sick with possible cases of norovirus (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Norovirus closes another Chipotle
A Chipotle restaurant in the Boston area is temporarily closed for cleaning after several employees got sick (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chipotle just had another food safety incident
A Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant in the Boston area closed Tuesday after employees fell ill and one tested positive for norovirus, local health officials said. One employee of the restaurant came down with norovirus, Billerica Board of Health Director Richard Berube told USA Today. Four Chipotle employees reported feeling sick, Chipotle spokesman Chris Arnold told the Boston […] (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elahe Izadi Tags: cdc/who Source Type: news

Employee at closed Massachusetts Chipotle has norovirus - official
BILLERICA, Mass. (Reuters) - The suburban Boston Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc restaurant that closed on Tuesday was hit by norovirus, with one employee confirmed ill and two more suspected with the virus, the top health official of the town of Billerica said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Chipotle store closes for 'full sanitation' amid norovirus fears
A Chipotle store in Massachusetts was temporarily closed due to concerns that several employees may have contracted the norovirus. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - March 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

200 students at Miami University of Ohio sick from norovirus
OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Miami University of Ohio says some 200 students have been sickened in a norovirus outbreak. (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - February 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Norovirus outbreak hits hospital wards
All wards at the Princess Royal University Hospital in Orpington are closed to visitors after a norovirus outbreak. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dozens of University of Michigan students complain of norovirus symptoms
(Reuters) - An outbreak of norovirus has caused dozens of students living on the University of Michigan's main campus in Ann Arbor to fall ill with symptoms of the highly contagious disease, the school said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Morning Break: Zika Risk or Pesticide Risk? Norovirus on Campus; Ugly Drug Reaction
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web, gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - February 16, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

200 Pennsylvania college students were sickened by norovirus
COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Officials say norovirus has been confirmed as the cause of a stomach illness that sickened more than 200 students at a Pennsylvania college last week. (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - February 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kansas confirms two more norovirus cases in Buffalo Wild Wings probe
(Reuters) - Two more cases of norovirus were confirmed in people who visited a Buffalo Wild Wings Inc restaurant in Kansas, but the source of the illness could not be identified, a spokeswoman for the state health department's county office said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Kansas confirms one norovirus case related to Buffalo Wild Wings
(Reuters) - One positive case of norovirus related to an investigation at restaurant chain operator Buffalo Wild Wings Inc has been confirmed, the Kansas health department's Johnson County office said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Increase in Norovirus Activity in New HampshireIncrease in Norovirus Activity in New Hampshire
With 16 reports of acute gastroenteritis outbreaks in institutional settings, 7 outbreaks reported in the last week alone, the state is recommending policies for the prevention of norovirus outbreaks. State Health Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News Source Type: news

18 Sickened By GI Illness At 2 Boston Schools
BOSTON (CBS)  — More than a dozen people from two Boston area schools have been sickened by a gastrointestinal illness, the Boston Public Health Commission confirmed Thursday. The agency says 14 cases of the illness were confirmed at UP Academy in Dorchester, and four cases were at Young Achievers School in Mattapan. These cases are not unusual this time of the year, the commission’s communication director Ché Knight told WBZ-TV. The norovirus-like illness is typically caused by contact with stool or vomit from an infected individual. Inspectors have been sent to the schools as a precaution to disinfect...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: larasalahi Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local CBS Boston WBZ Source Type: news

Chipotle's sales outlook uncertain as it recovers from E.coli
(Reuters) - Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc's plans to spend heavily on marketing and food safety after a spate of E.coli and norovirus outbreaks will help the burrito chain regain its popularity, analysts said, but it's anyone's guess when sales will recover. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Norovirus outbreak grows to more than 600
As New Theatre Restaurant tries to contain the spread of a norovirus outbreak, health officials said that more than 600 possible cases have been reported. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has been investigating illnesses that appear to have resulted from attending the Overland Park dinner theater at 9229 Foster St. The KDHE has been asking anyone who had been at the theater since Jan. 15 to take an online survey at: http://tinyurl.com/newtheatre2016 Early reports indicated that… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 2, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Teenage girl dies of Toxic Shock Syndrome after doctors mistook illness for Norovirus
(NaturalNews) Though rare, toxic shock syndrome is not unheard of. It primarily affects young menstruating women, unaware of the hidden dangers of using tampons. Sometimes fatal, TSS is an infection caused by the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus, which can begin to colonize, reaching... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Nearly 400 people ill after attending Kansas dinner theater
KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) - Nearly 400 people have reported feeling ill after recently dining at a suburban Kansas City dinner theater, with some testing positive for norovirus, health officials said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Norovirus and the anatomy of a scientific discovery
The process of scientific discovery is far from mysterious, even if it is often more convoluted than you might imagine“A virus,” wrote the celebrated immunologist Peter Medawar, “is a piece of bad news wrapped in protein.”The bad news from norovirus, one of the main preoccupations of my research group, is that you will soon be scuttling to the toilet for two days of misery. Its other name – winter vomiting bug – doesn’t do this tiny pathogen justice because, as well as throwing up, you will have to endure a prolonged dose of diaorrhea. Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 24, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Stephen Curry Tags: Science Source Type: news

This Food Safety Expert Says Chipotle Is 'Focused On Bulls**t'
It’s been six months since the start of Chipotle’s food safety crisis -- a series of six outbreaks that have sickened at least 500 people. The company has apologized for the outbreaks of norovirus and E. coli, tweaked its cooking methods and announced that it will temporarily close all its stores for a companywide food safety meeting on Feb. 8. But with an investigation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention still underway, it appears the company still hasn't identified the source of the contamination. Chipotle spokesman Chris Arnold pointed The Huffington Post to a Jan. 19 press relea...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

HiberGene Closes First Tranche of Series B Financing
€1.5 Million Raised from Private Investors DUBLIN--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network)--HiberGene Diagnostics, a company focused on the application of molecular technology to infectious disease testing, has raised a first tranche of €1.5 million as p... Diagnostics, Venture CapitalHiberGene Diagnostics, Streptococcus, Clostridium difficile, Norovirus (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 19, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Fewer Cruises Rocked by Gastro Illness Outbreaks
Vacation fun dampened on less than 1 percent of voyages, report finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Gastroenteritis, Norovirus Infections, Traveler's Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - January 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How To Avoid Restaurant Food Poisoning: Lessons From Recent Norovirus Outbreaks
As with the recent norovirus outbreaks, whatever claims that a restaurant may make about its food being organic, locally sourced, or from animals that were naturally raised, treated well, unstressed, did yoga, etc. have little to do with the risk of food poisoning. So how do you avoid food poisoning from a restaurant? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 9, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee Source Type: news