Health


Alia Bhatt cuts her hair at home Alia Bhatt cuts her hair at home
- May 20, 2020

Recently, Alia Bhatt took to Instagram to share her new hair cut with her fans that "is cut by a loved one.' She wrote, "P.S - Yes I cut my hair AT HOME - thanks to my multitalented loved one who rose to the occasion when I was in need of a chop." and she left everyone wondering if Ranbir Kapoor is the 'multitalented loved one" to give her this new incredible look amid lockdown? Amid Lockdown, Alia Bhatt's simple and a sweet gesture for COVID 19 healthcare workers is winning all the hearts. (more...)
Post-Brexit immigration bill throws future of Covid-19 workers into jeopardy Post-Brexit immigration bill throws future of Covid-19 workers into jeopardy
- May 20, 2020

The bill is part of the move towards the Government's new points-based immigration system, which they hope to introduce in 2021 after the transition period out of the European Union ends in December 2020. She said many care home owners, freight firms, retailers, food processors and childcare providers would have to navigate Britain's visa system for the first time to recruit staff. (more...)
Teacher Unions Threaten To Defy President Over Schools Reopening Teacher Unions Threaten To Defy President Over Schools Reopening
- May 20, 2020

This information comes after the Government announced they are planning to reopen reception, year one and year six to children on June 1. The unions also list a number of issues as additional reasons why they would not support any move to reopen the schools under current conditions, insisting, "We can not expose our Teachers and students to the COVID-19 pandemic, with its attendant sorrows and gnashing of teeth". (more...)
WHO States 8 Covid-19 vaccine candidates in clinical trial WHO States 8 Covid-19 vaccine candidates in clinical trial
- May 20, 2020

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus elaborated in UN Economic and Social Council video briefing that accelerated efforts are now underway aided by 8 billion dollars pledged by leaders from 40 countries. Earlier, US President Donald Trump assured that a vaccine would be available by the end of 2020. Drugmakers across the globe have been racing to develop a vaccine for Covid-19, caused by the new coronavirus, with some of the vaccines already in human trials. (more...)
Anushka Sharma Spots a 'Dinosaur on the Loose', It's Virat Kohli Anushka Sharma Spots a 'Dinosaur on the Loose', It's Virat Kohli
- May 20, 2020

Rohit made a watchful 102 in the company of Kohli, who chipped in with 66. Chasing has a very clear scenario where you know how many runs you need to get and what you need to do to attain that. 'I have seen some players who are a bit adamant about changing batting style, thinking that they are successful playing like this. "You have to have the confidence that you can do it". (more...)
Coronavirus Canada updates: no new cases of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan Coronavirus Canada updates: no new cases of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan
- May 20, 2020

There are 13 active cases in the north, making up eight per cent of the total, and 10 active cases, or 6.5 per cent, in Saskatoon. There have also been eleven more confirmed recoveries, bringing the total since the outbreak began to 444. As of May 13, when other provincial and national numbers were available from the Public Health Agency of Canada, Saskatchewan's per capita rate was 30,366 people tested per million population, which is slightly below the national rate of 31,915 people tested ... (more...)
Senator McBroom Comments On Governor Whitmer's Executive Order Senator McBroom Comments On Governor Whitmer's Executive Order
- May 20, 2020

Due to a low number of cases, the Upper Peninsula and the Traverse City area will be the first regions in MI to reopen more parts of the economy on Friday. The whole state's watching to make sure we get this right. In a written statement, Whitmer said, "This is a big step, but we must all do not forget to continue doing our part to protect ourselves and our families from the spread of COVID-19". (more...)
Coronavirus outbreaks now in four in ten care homes, Downing Street admits Coronavirus outbreaks now in four in ten care homes, Downing Street admits
- May 20, 2020

The latest death toll for the whole of the United Kingdom, released by the Department for Health and Social Care on Monday, stands at 34,796. "We also had the disruption of our supply chains for PPE (personal protective equipment)". However, he said there were indications of a downward trend in care home cases, telling MPs: "I think we are probably at the top of the curve and hopefully heading downwards". (more...)
NHS officially add loss of smell and taste to coronavirus symptoms list NHS officially add loss of smell and taste to coronavirus symptoms list
- May 20, 2020

The new coronavirus symptoms will now include whether a person has a continuous fever, cough, or anosmia-also known as "smell blindness", the loss of the ability of an individual to detect one or two smells, including loss of taste. But authors of the study, published in the British Journal of Dermatology, warned that in some cases it was hard to tell if skin conditions were directly caused by coronavirus or if they indicated complications. (more...)
First case of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children reported in Mississippi First case of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children reported in Mississippi
- May 20, 2020

World Health Organization chief scientist Dr Soumya Swaminathan said there was still no clear link between coronavirus and the disease. "We are beginning to see cases nationally and a few cases in Florida of this inflammatory disorder that is infecting children", Rivikees said Monday in a statewide call with hospital representatives. (more...)
Zero new cases of COVID-19 reported in AHS North Zone Zero new cases of COVID-19 reported in AHS North Zone
- May 20, 2020

Alberta's chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw said Tuesday that Alberta's COVID-19 numbers are "encouraging", but warned it's too early to assess the effect of the province's first steps toward reopening. Hinshaw said that shows the likelihood of being infected is much greater when there's a known exposure involved. "We need to remember that being safe, while relaunching the economy, can save lives", Hinshaw said. (more...)
Chinese new drug 'can stop pandemic without vaccine' Chinese new drug 'can stop pandemic without vaccine'
- May 20, 2020

The scientists claimed that the drug could not only decrease the recovery time of the coronavirus infected patients but also help them build a short-term immunity against the virus, as per the Agence France Presse report. Drugs based on the use of antibodies have previously been successful in treating viruses such as HIV, Ebola and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). (more...)
Ontario Schools Won't Be Reopening Ontario Schools Won't Be Reopening
- May 20, 2020

All students from Grades K to 12 will receive their report cards. Ford declined to say whether the province would provide further financial support to parents to help with the extended shutdown of schools. "Our plan will ensure students receive the best educational experience, both inside and outside the classroom, during this hard time". He championed the use of so-called "synchronous" online learning in the interim, meaning he wanted teachers to be available to instruct students in a ... (more...)
16 new cases of COVID-19, two more deaths recorded in BC 16 new cases of COVID-19, two more deaths recorded in BC
- May 20, 2020

British Columbia health officials announced two new test-positive coronavirus cases on Tuesday, as the province moved into Phase 2 of its reopening plan. During the briefing, Dr. Henry said that she "could see" long-term care homes reopening to essential visitors, with hopes that the opportunity is available to residents and family members sometime in June. (more...)
Coronavirus: UK death toll rises by 160 to 34796 Coronavirus: UK death toll rises by 160 to 34796
- May 19, 2020

The NHS reported 174 new deaths in hospitals in England on Tuesday, taking the country's total to 24,913. A total of 2,134 patients have died in Scotland after testing positive for coronavirus , up by 29 from 2,105 on Monday, Nicola Sturgeon has announced. (more...)
United Kingdom may get 30M doses of a breakthrough coronavirus vaccine this fall United Kingdom may get 30M doses of a breakthrough coronavirus vaccine this fall
- May 19, 2020

Speaking today at the daily press briefing, Sharma said: "I'm very proud of how our scientists have come together in their efforts to develop a vaccine to combat coronavirus ". Biotech company Moderna announced Monday that the first coronavirus vaccine tested in people can "stimulate an immune response against the virus", The New York Times reported. (more...)
Moderna reports positive data in first phase of coronavirus vaccine trial Moderna reports positive data in first phase of coronavirus vaccine trial
- May 19, 2020

CEO Stéphane Bancel said the company is pushing forward with a Phase 3 trial set to start in July and is ramping up its capacity to manufacture the vaccine. Antibodies produced were also shown to be effective at fighting the virus in test tubes. "When combined with the success in preventing viral replication in the lungs of a pre-clinical challenge model at a dose that elicited similar levels of neutralizing antibodies , these data substantiate our belief that mRNA-1273 has the ... (more...)
Mental health action vital during COVID crisis Mental health action vital during COVID crisis
- May 19, 2020

One study conducted in the Amhara region of Ethiopia showed that a third of the population was suffering from depression-linked symptoms - "a three-fold increase" from before the pandemic . The UN has stressed upon the need for countries to include access to psychosocial support and emergency mental care in all aspects of their response to the pandemic . (more...)
Kendall Jenner Reveals That She Suffers From Panic Attacks Kendall Jenner Reveals That She Suffers From Panic Attacks
- May 19, 2020

Along with sharing her own mental health story, Jenner promoted her new #howareyoureallychallenge in partnership with Kenneth Cole and The Mental Health Coalition . Jenner joined the "how are you really?" challenge through the video, in which a participant talks about how he or she is feeling. Together, they have shared many important stages of the life of the one and the other. (more...)
We may never find a successful coronavirus vaccine: United Kingdom official We may never find a successful coronavirus vaccine: United Kingdom official
- May 19, 2020

We ask a virologist how likely this timeline is and what it might mean for the United States if they succeed. "It's inevitable that the vaccine will come out more slowly than we like". There would be enormous moral pressure on all adults to have a vaccine against COVID-19 when one became available, she warned. "The speed with which the Oxford team has designed and organised these complex trials is genuinely unprecedented". (more...)

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