Health


Young doctor latest Covid-19 death among China health workers Young doctor latest Covid-19 death among China health workers
- February 26, 2020

Peng never even had the chance to send his wedding invitations, which remain in his office drawer, Xinhua said, according to Agence France-Presse. Dr. China said on Saturday that the daily count of new virus cases in the country fell significantly to 397, though another 109 people died of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. (more...)
S.Korea on highest alert against coronavirus as virus cases soar S.Korea on highest alert against coronavirus as virus cases soar
- February 26, 2020

South Korea now has 104 known cases of coronavirus-the highest among countries with confirmed cases outside mainland China . The patient in his late 50s suffered from serious pneumonia before being infected with the novel coronavirus . The central government declared a "special management zone" around Daegu on Friday, which did not restrict movement of residents or supersede local officials' power but served as official recognition of the problem. (more...)
Coronavirus Now a ‘Tremendous Public Health Threat’: CDC Coronavirus Now a ‘Tremendous Public Health Threat’: CDC
- February 25, 2020

The good news is that the number of cases in the U.S.is still low and all current cases are being monitored and treated. Noting that schools and businesses have been shutting down in some parts of Asia, the director of the CDC's Center for the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases told reporters: "The day may come when we will need to take such measures in the United States". (more...)
South Korea becomes newest front in shifting virus outbreak South Korea becomes newest front in shifting virus outbreak
- February 22, 2020

Many of the South Korean cases are centered in Daegu, the country's fourth-largest city. The prime minister announced that the government will designate Daegu, 300 kilometers southeast of Seoul , and the nearby town of Cheongdo as "special care zones" as a response to a cluster of coronavirus cases being reported there in recent days. (more...)
No new coronavirus signage at YVR, despite Iran case No new coronavirus signage at YVR, despite Iran case
- February 22, 2020

The majority of people were between the ages of 30 and 59 and about 80 per cent of them had mild cases, Henry said. "This is what we call an indicator, or a sentinel event, as well, [which is] a marker that something may be going on broader than what we expect". (more...)
World must act fast to contain coronavirus, says WHO chief Tedros World must act fast to contain coronavirus, says WHO chief Tedros
- February 22, 2020

Bonnie Henry, British Columbia's provincial health officer, said an astute emergency department doctor ordered the test because of the woman's recent global travel. Another center of infection has been the Diamond Princess cruise ship held under quarantine in Japan since February 3, with more than 630 cases accounting for the biggest infection cluster outside China. (more...)
U.S. researchers use AI to develop powerful new antibiotic
- February 22, 2020

Engineering next-generation versions of existing antibiotics has not been fruitful, and searching synthetic chemical libraries is a costly endeavor that has resulted in no new clinical antibiotics since the implementation of high-throughput screening in the 1980s. (more...)
Only three US states can test for coronavirus -public lab group Only three US states can test for coronavirus -public lab group
- February 22, 2020

With a vaccine for COVID-19 not yet available, federal officials said agencies are working to distribute more information about coronavirus to the public in hopes of reducing the impact it will have on the U.S. New clusters of cases have cropped up this week alone in Iran , Italy , and South Korea , in addition to the new infections among the Diamond Princess passengers. (more...)
Mediterranean diet promotes gut bacteria linked to 'healthy aging' in older people Mediterranean diet promotes gut bacteria linked to 'healthy aging' in older people
- February 21, 2020

The study adds to mounting evidence finding the Mediterranean diet to be one of the healthiest in the world. "We profiled the gut microbiota in 612 non-frail or pre-frail subjects across five European countries (U.K., France, Netherlands, Italy, and Poland) before and after the administration of a 12-month long MedDiet intervention tailored to elderly subjects (NU-AGE diet )". (more...)
CDC: Flu vaccine reduced risk by 45 percent CDC: Flu vaccine reduced risk by 45 percent
- February 21, 2020

Veternarians have seen a surge in dog owners seeking to have their dogs immunized for "dog flu" after reports that the highly contagious canine influenzaÑH3N2 and H3N8Ñis rapidly spreading. He said cases of A/H1N1 continue to rise week to week, and it's too soon to know for sure whether that age group will end up with any protection. Researchers determines how many have flu and how many had a flu shot. (more...)
Bloomberg isn’t the one Democrats should be going after Bloomberg isn’t the one Democrats should be going after
- February 21, 2020

Latino Victory Chairman Luis Miranda Jr. said in a statement that Biden "has consistently supported issues that align with the Latino community". Even former Vice President Joe Biden-not exactly known for his debate sprightliness during this election season-got in a few good jabs. (more...)
New infections of novel coronavirus drop for 12th consecutive day outside Hubei New infections of novel coronavirus drop for 12th consecutive day outside Hubei
- February 21, 2020

Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that along with a drop in infections within Hubei, the number of new cases outside the province has fallen for 11 consecutive days. "Particular attention will be paid to understanding the transmission of the virus, the severity of disease and the impact of ongoing response measures", he said. (more...)
Coronavirus: China's Hubei province reports 411 new cases and 115 deaths Coronavirus: China's Hubei province reports 411 new cases and 115 deaths
- February 21, 2020

The surge of infections in the Daegu area and several cases in the capital, Seoul, where infection routes weren't immediately traceable, forced government officials to acknowledge on Thursday for the first time that the virus has begun to circulate in the local population. (more...)
Covid-19 infections in China dropping Covid-19 infections in China dropping
- February 21, 2020

That day, the number of new infections skyrocketed to 14,840 and deaths rose by 242, of which 135 were derived from the new CT scanning method, reported Fortune . "This virus is very risky and it's public enemy number one and it's not being treated as such". A total of 889 new cases of the novel coronavirus were confirmed on the Chinese mainland, and 118 new deaths were reported on Thursday, according to China's National Health Commission. (more...)
China sees drop in new virus cases, but more deaths overseas China sees drop in new virus cases, but more deaths overseas
- February 21, 2020

Seoul's mayor said he would close all of the church's facilities located in the capital, Yonhap News reported. In Japan, a man and a woman in their 80s who had been aboard the quarantined Diamond Princess died from the COVID-19 illness, authorities said, as fears mount about other passengers who disembarked after testing negative. (more...)
Common antibiotics linked to increased risk of birth defects, study says Common antibiotics linked to increased risk of birth defects, study says
- February 21, 2020

The antibiotics implicated, macrolides, treat common bacterial infections and are often used in place of penicillin in people who are allergic. For more stories go to www.BusinessInsider.co.za . When looking at heart defects only, 1.1% of the former group and.07% of the latter group had them. Although the study was observational, meaning researchers can not be totally sure the antibiotics are to blame, they propose that macrolides may cause heart arrhythmia, which temporarily starves ... (more...)
'Cheap shot': Sanders fires back when Bloomberg goes after 'socialism' 'Cheap shot': Sanders fires back when Bloomberg goes after 'socialism'
- February 20, 2020

But nothing could prepare him for the welcome that materialized and that left him struggling to counter attacks on his political and personal vulnerabilities. In a debate over taxes, former vice president Joe Biden also jabbed Bloomberg for comments in which he seemed to blame the end of a discriminatory housing practice for the 2008 economic collapse. (more...)
India to send medical supplies to China India to send medical supplies to China
- February 20, 2020

Sun appreciated India for extending solidarity and expressing readiness to assist China in dealing with the epidemic. The Chinese Foreign Ministry and relevant local governments have also held briefings for Indian diplomats in China , he said. (more...)
Quarantined passengers on coronavirus-hit cruise liner Diamond Princess start disembarking Quarantined passengers on coronavirus-hit cruise liner Diamond Princess start disembarking
- February 20, 2020

He presented data suggesting most passengers were infected before the start of the quarantine, although crew members and those sharing cabins may have contracted the virus on the ship itself, said Omi, who previously headed the western Pacific regional office of the World Health Organization. (more...)
Flu Season continues in Montana Flu Season continues in Montana
- February 19, 2020

They say the child tested positive for Influenza b. In total, the flu has killed an estimated 14,000 people in the U.S. this season, with some 26 million infected and 250,000 hospitalized, the CDC said, making this outbreak far worse than the coronavirus so far. (more...)

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