Health


Govt rejects United Kingdom scientists bid to test Covid-19 vaccine in Kenya Govt rejects United Kingdom scientists bid to test Covid-19 vaccine in Kenya
- April 27, 2020

Cyril Ramaphosa, chairman of the African Union, praised WHO's "excellent stewardship" in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic that has swept around the world. Peter Sands, head of the Global Fund, meanwhile stressed that developing new tools against COVID-19 like vaccines "is essential but not enough. This means that Washington can not back this effort". (more...)
Covid-19 can cause sudden stroke amongst the young Covid-19 can cause sudden stroke amongst the young
- April 27, 2020

Doctors are now saying that the COVID-19 coronavirus may be causing blood clots and sudden strokes in young adults. "Clinicians, scientists, statisticians, and laboratory professionals are working tirelessly to provide [the] best care and comfort to the thousands of COVID-19 patients in our Northwell hospitals", said Karina W. (more...)
Minister announces changes to rural health care Minister announces changes to rural health care
- April 27, 2020

Shandro said that while the government is willing to provide alternative models to provide a predictable or stable opportunity for rural physicians, he said the population is decreasing, but overhead for rural physicians is not. "He seemed to allude at least on one point that this is all the AMA's fault - which totally misses the point that physicians are the AMA". Last fall, the UCP's Bill 21 gave it the authority to cancel its master agreement with doctors, which was scrapped in February ... (more...)
Coronavirus was killing Americans weeks earlier than originally thought Coronavirus was killing Americans weeks earlier than originally thought
- April 27, 2020

Tissue samples taken from two individuals who died in Santa Clara County, Calif., tested positive for the virus, local health officials said in a statement . Previously, the first known possible instance of community spread of novel coronavirus in the USA - in which a patient didn't have relevant travel history or exposure to another known patient - was announced by the CDC on February 26 . (more...)
Coronavirus May Cause Sudden Strokes In Young Adults Coronavirus May Cause Sudden Strokes In Young Adults
- April 26, 2020

It's possible the patients, who are in their 30s and 40s and have mild symptoms associated with the disease, are less likely to seek urgent medical care and call 911 because of the influx of COVID-19 patients. Hundreds of autopsies performed on deceased patients by Covid-19 in the hospital, Castel San Giovanni Piacenza (Italy) showed that disseminated intravascular coagulation (thrombosis) is also a manifestation of the virus, said Roberto Melgarejo, ambassador of paraguay in Italy, the portal ... (more...)
New York City needs $7.4 bln in federal aid amid coronavirus -mayor New York City needs $7.4 bln in federal aid amid coronavirus -mayor
- April 26, 2020

The mayor likened the current economic status of NY to the Great Depression and said the Big Apple's restart won't happen overnight. The mayor reminded people of 9/11 and how the city fought back. "This will be the first outline of how we build that smart recovery", he said. Mayor de Blasio and Councilmember Vanessa Gibson gave the health care workers a heartfelt thank you at the COVID-19 community testing site run by NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health. (more...)
UK Hospital Covid-19 deaths pass 20000 UK Hospital Covid-19 deaths pass 20000
- April 26, 2020

The death toll reached 20,319 on Saturday, after 813 new hospital deaths were recorded in the UK. "This is a deeply tragic and moving moment", added UK Home Secretary Priti Patel. The lockdown was extended on April 16 and is due for review on May 7. "We've made a great deal of progress, but actually we're not out of the woods yet, we really are not", she said. (more...)
Covid-19: Four-month old with heart condition dies in Kerala Covid-19: Four-month old with heart condition dies in Kerala
- April 26, 2020

The latest study is believed to be "the first large case series of sequentially hospitalized patients with confirmed COVID-19 in the US", the report said. When a blood clot blocks an artery in the brain, it will reduce oxygenation of an area of the brain, and this could have various effects on the body. (more...)
US Doctors Say Coronavirus Could Possibly Cause Strokes In Younger Patients US Doctors Say Coronavirus Could Possibly Cause Strokes In Younger Patients
- April 26, 2020

However, scientists and doctors have been able to give us a first glimpse of what may be in store for patients who battle moderate-to-severe cases of coronavirus . He added that they could also develop congestive heart failure and myocarditis or pericarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle). There were reportedly 2,364 patients whose results were unknown. (more...)
Qld records two new virus cases amid 'record high' testing Qld records two new virus cases amid 'record high' testing
- April 26, 2020

According to Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk's post, "social distancing still applies, but we're giving the green light for some recreational activities and extending the distance you can travel from home" up to 50kms, so no, this doesn't mean that it's road tripping time. (more...)
CovidSafe App Launches to track Covid-19 in Australia CovidSafe App Launches to track Covid-19 in Australia
- April 26, 2020

Many people are facing problems while registering thrie mobile number on the App. #covidsafe in trending on twitter. "It will help us as we seek to return to normal and the Australian way of life", Mr Hunt said. At the app's launch, the health minister said it is prohibited by law for unauthorized individuals to access data stored in the app, which will be automatically deleted after 21 days. (more...)
Study suggests COVID-19 isn't sexually transmitted Study suggests COVID-19 isn't sexually transmitted
- April 26, 2020

The most common symptoms of coronavirus still include fever, tiredness, and dry cough, while some people do experience body aches, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat and diarrhea among other ailments, according to the World Health Organization . (more...)
Will global collaboration against COVID-19 succeed? | Coronavirus pandemic Will global collaboration against COVID-19 succeed? | Coronavirus pandemic
- April 26, 2020

President Donald Trump recently suspended funding for the United Nations agency, after claiming that the World Health Organization was slow react to the crisis, and called them "China-centric". However, according to Dr. Richard Horton, the Editor-in-Chief of leading medical journal Lancet , all the vaccine development efforts, including those led by Oxford, are completely "disjointed" at the moment. (more...)
De Blasio calls for NYC rent freeze, asks state to assist tenants De Blasio calls for NYC rent freeze, asks state to assist tenants
- April 26, 2020

Another 100,000 will be served through partnerships with community organizations. "We all wish that the celebrations of Easter and Passover could have been so different", de Blasio said during the briefing. The mayor also called on the state to approve allowing tenants to pay rent with their security deposit, approve to allow tenants who miss rent to repay over 12 months and approve to extend the eviction moratorium to 60 days beyond the crisis. (more...)
Green card hope darkens for many Indians in the US Green card hope darkens for many Indians in the US
- April 26, 2020

Some 56% switched visa status from within the US and 44% entered the USA on immigrant visas. Critics say the executive order was drafted by Stephen Miller, the White House adviser behind some of the administration's most controversial immigration policies. (more...)
Beyoncé donates $6 million for COVID-19 relief Beyoncé donates $6 million for COVID-19 relief
- April 26, 2020

The donation for mental health initiative is said to include a key national partnership with UCLA. COVID-19 has been a trying time for everyone as half of us are trapped indoors while the other half have been risking their health to provide services for their community as essential workers. (more...)
United Kingdom coronavirus deaths 'increasing more rapidly than any other country bar US' United Kingdom coronavirus deaths 'increasing more rapidly than any other country bar US'
- April 26, 2020

Last month the government's chief scientific adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance, said keeping deaths below 20,000 would be a "good outcome" . "But that's still frightful, it's still an enormous number of deaths and an enormous pressure on the health service - and having spent 20 years as an NHS consultant, as well as an academic, I know what that looks and feels like". (more...)
Trump holds coronavirus news briefing as house debates replenishing Paycheck Protection Program Trump holds coronavirus news briefing as house debates replenishing Paycheck Protection Program
- April 26, 2020

It was the fourth piece of legislation approved in two months as policy makers scramble to arrest the virus's medical and economic impact. Pelosi reportedly told Democrats this week that the legislation is almost done and she has said it must happen "as soon as possible". (more...)
First UK Coronavirus Vaccine Trials Start At The University Of Oxford First UK Coronavirus Vaccine Trials Start At The University Of Oxford
- April 26, 2020

Scientists in Britain are set to begin trials of a potential COVID-19 vaccine on humans on Thursday. Scientists are also recruiting a small group of volunteers who will receive two doses of the vaccine just a month apart. The race for a vaccine has been fuelled by the shortage of options for treating the disease. "But vaccines are the most effective way of controlling outbreaks and the worldwide community has stepped up efforts towards developing one". (more...)
Percent of Patients in NYC Placed on Ventilators Died, Study Finds Percent of Patients in NYC Placed on Ventilators Died, Study Finds
- April 26, 2020

But not all patients exhibit these symptoms. The latest study is believed to be "the first large case series of sequentially hospitalized patients with confirmed COVID-19 in the US", the report said. Two of them delayed calling an ambulance", Oxley said noting that some people are hesitant to go to the hospital because they've heard of overcrowding at hospitals. (more...)

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