Health


Intl. students studying online outside U.S. can keep student status: ICE Intl. students studying online outside U.S. can keep student status: ICE
- July 12, 2020

Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Wednesday filed a federal suit to prevent the USA government from enforcing a rule that would imperil worldwide students if their universities switch to online-only courses in the fall due to the coronavirus pandemic. (more...)
Serious COVID-19 might cause brain damage, study finds Serious COVID-19 might cause brain damage, study finds
- July 12, 2020

However, in other cases, these parties have been organized in order to see if anyone gets infected, as there are many people worldwide who still believe the virus is a hoax. Michael Zandi in a UCL press release. "My plea to our community and especially all of our young folks in the community is to take it seriously". "This is a concerning increase from a positive rate of about five per cent only several weeks ago", she added. (more...)
Body of COVID-19 Patient Taken to Burial Ground in Auto Rickshaw Body of COVID-19 Patient Taken to Burial Ground in Auto Rickshaw
- July 12, 2020

Dr. Jane Appleby , chief medical officer at San Antonio's Methodist Hospital , says lately she's been hearing about COVID-19 parties, which young people allegedly attend to see who gets infected first or who can survive the virus. "It doesn't discriminate, and none of us are invincible", she said. Appleby wants people - especially younger people - to understand the seriousness of the disease. (more...)
DGCI approves psoriasis drug Itolizumab for emergency use in COVID treatment DGCI approves psoriasis drug Itolizumab for emergency use in COVID treatment
- July 12, 2020

Biocon has presented the Phase II clinical trial results generated in COVID-19 patients to DCGI. "Our patients did extremely well with a single dose of itolizumab", Suresh Kumar, a principal investigator in the trial and medical director at the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narain hospital in New Delhi , told The Telegraph . (more...)
Texas Hospital Says 30-Year-Old Man Died After Attending Texas Hospital Says 30-Year-Old Man Died After Attending "COVID Party"
- July 12, 2020

Chief Medical Officer of Methodist Healthcare Dr. Jane Appleby spoke about a heartbreaking moment she had with the patient. The patient, who was unnamed, reportedly became severely ill after the party. Appleby added that she wasn't being an 'alarmist, ' but wanted to share a real-world example in an effort to help the 'community realize that this virus is very serious and can spread easily'. (more...)
Misleading claim spreads online about detection of bubonic plague in China Misleading claim spreads online about detection of bubonic plague in China
- July 12, 2020

The suspected bubonic plague case was reported on Saturday by a hospital in Bayannur, located in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Inner Mongolia , a favorite tourist destination in northern China and a popular destination for excursions from Beijing, also reported four cases of plague in November, two bubonic and two pneumonics. (more...)
Disney World reopens as United States virus death toll surges Disney World reopens as United States virus death toll surges
- July 12, 2020

Walt Disney World Resort's Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom are now open again for guests, even though Florida has had a recent surge in COVID-19 infections. "Our deliberate and phased approach at Walt Disney World Resort emphasizes multiple layers of health and safety measures", Dr. Pamela Hymel, chief medical officer, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, said in a statement. (more...)
Doctors, nurses urged to provide info on racism in BC emergency rooms Doctors, nurses urged to provide info on racism in BC emergency rooms
- July 11, 2020

Turpel-Lafond said that racism can often be a barrier to Indigenous peoples accessing health care and that building confidence in the system is extremely important, especially during a pandemic, but also for the longer term. The review will be conducted in stages, starting with a focused look at the "game" played in hospital emergency rooms. "The objective is to examine what is happening and to work to build confidence in a health care system that supports all people in this province". (more...)
Florida Sets Record for COVID Deaths in 1 Day Florida Sets Record for COVID Deaths in 1 Day
- July 11, 2020

The total number of cases in Palm Beach County has now reached 19,233, and 470 cases have been reported in Monroe County. Florida is now considered the world's epicenter for the coronavirus pandemic , and on Thursday the state logged a record 120 deaths, bringing the state's overall death toll to 4,111. (more...)
Coronavirus: WHO acknowledges possibility of indoor airborne spread Coronavirus: WHO acknowledges possibility of indoor airborne spread
- July 11, 2020

Until the latest revelation, the World Health Organization had ruled out the possibility of coronavirus spreading through air except for certain risky medical procedures while admitting the infected patient in hospitals and providing them with artificial respiratory equipment such as ventilators. (more...)
Walgreens Boots Alliance : Swings to 3Q Loss, Hurt by UK Challenges Walgreens Boots Alliance : Swings to 3Q Loss, Hurt by UK Challenges
- July 11, 2020

Walgreens ( WBA ) is adding full-service doctor offices next to 500 to 700 stores through a partnership with VillageMD . As part of the arrangement, Walgreens will invest $1 billion in equity and convertible debt in VillageMD over the next three years. (more...)
Economy adds 953000 jobs in June, unemployment rate falls Economy adds 953000 jobs in June, unemployment rate falls
- July 11, 2020

In contrast, Statistics Canada on Friday reported significant declines in the jobless rates for both Ontario and Canada's COVID-19-clobbered economies, each falling by almost one and a half percentage points as the province and nation ease restrictions to curb the virus. (more...)
Clare four weeks without a new COVID-19 case Clare four weeks without a new COVID-19 case
- July 11, 2020

The HPSC has been notified of 23 confirmed cases of the virus, bringing the total number of cases in Ireland to 25,565. The National Public Health Emergency Team says people need to take immediate care and caution. However, images of crowds gathering outside pubs in Dublin last weekend drew criticism on social media. "15 of today's confirmed cases are directly or indirectly related to travel". (more...)
Dr. Fauci believes sports could return this summer, but without fans Dr. Fauci believes sports could return this summer, but without fans
- July 11, 2020

Keep them well surveilled ... but have them tested, like, every week. "If you're willing to take a risk - and you know, everybody has their own tolerance for risks - you could figure out if you want to meet somebody", said Fauci, who was named a candidate for People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" award. (more...)
State COVID Cases Increase But Local Hospitalizations Remain Low State COVID Cases Increase But Local Hospitalizations Remain Low
- July 11, 2020

Capital Chennai accounts for 58.2 per cent of the cases in Tamil Nadu. Each county has more than 3,400 cases per 100,000 people. The Union Home Secretary held a meeting through video conference to review the management of COVID-19 situation in the capital. (more...)
Volunteers can now register for coronavirus disease vaccine trials Volunteers can now register for coronavirus disease vaccine trials
- July 11, 2020

This time will be allotted to monitor any symptoms that may occur. "As the world focuses on finding a vaccine for COVID-19, we must ensure people do not forget that dozens of lifesaving vaccines already exist". A number of companies have completed clinical studies on vaccines through two phases, but the third phase requires "many thousands" of volunteers, where earlier stages involve fewer people. (more...)
Jordan- WHO says COVID-19 may be airborne disease Jordan- WHO says COVID-19 may be airborne disease
- July 11, 2020

Maria Van Kerkhove , WHO's the technical lead on the COVID-19 pandemic, said the world health body welcomes interaction and ongoing research from scientists globally, and that the organization would continue to analyze the possibility of airborne transmission in indoor locations with low ventilation. (more...)
Central Zone with six active COVID-19 cases Central Zone with six active COVID-19 cases
- July 10, 2020

A COVID-19 outbreak at one of Edmonton's biggest hospitals. The two deaths were both men in their 70s and were linked to the ongoing outbreak at the Misericordia Hospital . "We are taking this situation extremely seriously and have taken swift action", Dr. David Zygun, medical director for the Edmonton zone, said in the release. (more...)
The Lancet retracts study linking hydroxychloroquine with deaths
- July 10, 2020

In the study, researchers concluded the drug didn't help curb COVID-19, caused heart problems, and appeared to increase the risk of death. The study prompted a media storm, particularly after President Donald Trump revealed at a press conference he was taking the drug prophylactically to ward off the coronavirus. (more...)
COVID-19: Over 60000 new cases recorded in US COVID-19: Over 60000 new cases recorded in US
- July 10, 2020

The increase is being driven by infections spiking in states in the South and West, with Texas and Florida among those most severely affected. The previous daily record was on Wednesday, when the U.S. The southern and western states now worst affected by the pandemic were among the first to lift restrictions to curb the spread of the disease. However, U.S. (more...)

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