Health


New Hampshire Coronavirus Patient Breaks Quarantine to Attend Dartmouth Event
- March 06, 2020

The man is now under isolation. Health officials said the newly diagnosed person had contact with a Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health employee who was the first person in New Hampshire confirmed to have the virus. "What you should know is that we are very closely monitoring, with the state, all these individuals in quarantine, and as they are becoming symptomatic, we are getting them tested right away", Dr. (more...)
Seven New Cases Of Coronavirus In The Republic Of Ireland Seven New Cases Of Coronavirus In The Republic Of Ireland
- March 06, 2020

It is believed the patient at the hospital had not been overseas or come into contact with any of the existing known cases, fuelling suspicion that the virus may be in the community. Public health doctors are now tracking down patients who could have been exposed to the virus after the doctor became infectious. Meanwhile visiting restrictions are now in place at 400 nursing homes. (more...)
Trump Says Atlanta Visit Canceled Over Coronavirus Concerns At CDC Trump Says Atlanta Visit Canceled Over Coronavirus Concerns At CDC
- March 06, 2020

He said he still hopes to visit the agency. He says the CDC trip had been scuttled over concern about a possible infection there, but the White House now says the president will visit on Friday. A presidential visit carries with it a big footprint - numerous Secret Service agents, staffers, and press were expected to attend alongside Trump - and these sorts of visits require significant resources from local law enforcement that can distract from the work at hand. (more...)
Brutal: US stocks hammered again despite Fed's emergency rate cut Brutal: US stocks hammered again despite Fed's emergency rate cut
- March 06, 2020

Growing concerns over the repercussions of the Coronavirus have shifted expectations that the Federal Reserve might move for another rate cut, perhaps even later this month. Against the yen, the dollar dropped more than 1% and below 105 yen. Mainland China reported a rise in new infections today, deaths are mounting deaths globally, Italy has closed its schools and California has declared a state of emergency as cases there increase. (more...)
Dow Jones Industrial Average now down more than 1,100 points
- March 06, 2020

The virus usually causes only mild to moderate symptoms. Markets have been consistently volatile in response to the spreading coronavirus . The S&P 500 fell 106.18, or 3.4%, to 3,023.94. The bond market sounded the alarm on the potential economic effects of the virus long before the stock market , and yields fell further Friday. Friday's declines came as the benchmark 10-year Treasury yield tumbled below 0.7% for the first time ever. (more...)
Coronavirus: Drug shortage fears as India limits exports Coronavirus: Drug shortage fears as India limits exports
- March 06, 2020

The government on Tuesday put export restrictions on 26 pharma ingredients and medicines , including paracetamol, vitamin B1 and B12, amid the coronavirus outbreak in China , according to a government notification on Tuesday. The price of paracetamol active ingredients is already up by around 40 per cent. "This will ensure that we do not face any disruptions in case the situation does not resolve in the coming weeks". (more...)
South Korea condemns 'irrational' Japan virus quarantine South Korea condemns 'irrational' Japan virus quarantine
- March 06, 2020

Seoul summoned the ambassador to protest, with foreign minister Kang Kyung-wha telling him: "Japan's action this time was not only unfriendly but also unscientific". Also on March 5, 16 imported cases (those coming from abroad) of novel coronavirus infection were reported on the mainland, including 11 in Gansu Province, four in Beijing and one in Shanghai. (more...)
New Jersey reports presumptive positive for first case of coronavirus New Jersey reports presumptive positive for first case of coronavirus
- March 06, 2020

Dr. Christina Tan, a state epidemiologist, said most cases of COVID-19 are mild and elderly and patients with underlying health conditions are at increased risk. She added that positive results are not surprising given the worldwide spread of COVID-19 and expanded testing. Officials are waiting for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to confirm the diagnosis. (more...)
Mainers being tested for coronavirus — Maine CDC Mainers being tested for coronavirus — Maine CDC
- March 06, 2020

The quarantined students and faculty members self-quarantined out of "an abundance of caution" after trips to to South Korea and Italy, both on the CDC's travel advisory for countries that have experienced cases of the virus known as COVID-19, according to Mike Rosen, an associate vice president for communications at the school. (more...)
Elderly patient becomes first person in United Kingdom to die from coronavirus Elderly patient becomes first person in United Kingdom to die from coronavirus
- March 06, 2020

Britain is moving into the second of four phases in its plan to tackle the spread of coronavirus, England's Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty said on Thursday, as the United Kingdom recorded its first death of a patient and confirmed cases rose. (more...)
Popular Rock Choruses to Sing While Washing Your Hands Popular Rock Choruses to Sing While Washing Your Hands
- March 06, 2020

Health officials are stressing to the public that washing your hands properly is essential to preventing the spread of coronavirus . We've heard that you need to wash your hands for as long as it takes you to sing "Happy Birthday" twice - which is roughly 20 seconds. (more...)
Utah's coronavirus response team accuses Trump of spreading misinformation Utah's coronavirus response team accuses Trump of spreading misinformation
- March 06, 2020

The president was pushing back at reports about remarks he made on Sean Hannity's show on Wednesday night where he said people get better when they are "sitting around and even going to work". 'So, if you know, we have thousands or hundreds of thousands of people that get better just by, you know, sitting around and even going to work. Sen. (more...)
Carrie Underwood says post-'American Idol' body shaming led to strict diet Carrie Underwood says post-'American Idol' body shaming led to strict diet
- March 06, 2020

But it took the Country singer, 36, quite a few years to narrow what worked best for her. "Everybody has insecurities", Underwood said. As she and others headed out on the American Idol tour, she started counting calories. I knew that I could be better for myself, and I let my haters be my motivators'. The diet was not sustainable, and Underwood told the magazine that he would "fall out of the vehicle, quot; and be pleased after being restricted, which became a cycle". (more...)
Mike Bloomberg suspends campaign for Democratic presidential nomination, endorses Joe Biden Mike Bloomberg suspends campaign for Democratic presidential nomination, endorses Joe Biden
- March 06, 2020

Sen. Bernie Sanders lashed back in a Wednesday news conference in Vermont, declaring himself in a "neck-and-neck" race with Biden, despite the former vice president's overwhelming support from the Democratic establishment. The aide spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal campaign moves. Former rivals Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg abruptly ended their campaigns in the days leading up to Super Tuesday and endorsed Biden. (more...)
COVID-19 scare: Health Ministry issues advisory for schools COVID-19 scare: Health Ministry issues advisory for schools
- March 06, 2020

Whitty said in a statement later that the person who died was an older patient with underlying health conditions. The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the United Kingdom has now risen to 115. The 115 positive cases included 25 more people in England as well as previously reported cases in Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland. A passenger on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan was the first British person to die after contracting the virus. (more...)
China reports uptick in coronavirus cases due to spike in Wuhan China reports uptick in coronavirus cases due to spike in Wuhan
- March 05, 2020

New infections in Wuhan climbed to 131 from 114 a day earlier. There was no immediate elaboration and health officials were due to hold a briefing later in the day. With the downward trend in new cases, Chinese authorities have turned their attention to stopping the virus being brought in from new coronavirus hot spots overseas. (more...)
Virologist gives coronavirus predictions after first United Kingdom patient dies Virologist gives coronavirus predictions after first United Kingdom patient dies
- March 05, 2020

A statement from the trust read: "Sadly, we can confirm that an older patient with underlying health conditions has died". Previously, the Department of Health was publishing one daily update detailing where the patients who have tested positive come from. (more...)
Quebec announces new probable case of COVID-19 Quebec announces new probable case of COVID-19
- March 05, 2020

Now, "Fraser Health is actively investigating; close contacts have been identified and contacted by public health officials", said Henry. Health Minister Adrian Dix and B.C. They said that all "new cases reside in the Vancouver Coastal Health region and have recently returned from travel to Iran". Najafi said the weeks around Norouz are usually a busy time for travel in the Iranian community. (more...)
Facebook : gives WHO free ads in battle with coronavirus misinformation Facebook : gives WHO free ads in battle with coronavirus misinformation
- March 05, 2020

He also said that besides giving free ads to WHO, Facebook will also give "millions more in ad credits" to other organizations. "We're focused on making sure everyone can access credible and accurate information", said Zuckerberg . Now, whenever a user searches for "coronavirus" on Facebook, they'll see a pop-up that says "Looking for coronavirus info?" "Researchers are already using aggregated and anonymized Facebook data - including mobility data and population density maps - to ... (more...)
Sanders and Warren Camps In Talks As She Considers Campaign Future Sanders and Warren Camps In Talks As She Considers Campaign Future
- March 05, 2020

Warren, 70, began her White House bid polling near the back of an impossibly crowded field, used wonky policy prowess to rocket to front-runner status by the fall, then saw her support evaporate nearly as quickly. "I have a plan for that", became her tagline, appearing on T-shirts and coffee mugs. Last summer, she drew tens of thousands of supporters to Manhattan's Washington Square Park, a scene that was repeated in places like Washington state and Minnesota. (more...)

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