Health


USA infectious diseases chief Dr Anthony Fauci among Late Late Show guests USA infectious diseases chief Dr Anthony Fauci among Late Late Show guests
- September 25, 2020

There have been 14,291 deaths caused by the coronavirus in New Jersey since March and another 1,791 fatalities that officials list as probably due to the novel virus. Trust at the CDC and the FDA - Speaking at The Atlantic Festival on Tuesday, Fauci urged Americans that, despite dramatic headlines and reversals of opinion, the scientific integrity of the CDC and the FDA remain intact. (more...)
Ontario making bars and restaurants close earlier, shuts down strip clubs Ontario making bars and restaurants close earlier, shuts down strip clubs
- September 25, 2020

After making an appointment, patients will be pre-screened and then tested at no charge. The provincial government is changing its cornavirus testing guidelines. The news comes as the province's network of labs processed 41,800 tests for the novel coronavirus, though that figure includes tests that were left out of yesterday's update due to a temporary outage at Public Health Ontario. (more...)
Mutated coronavirus strain now dominates, scientists say Mutated coronavirus strain now dominates, scientists say
- September 25, 2020

Studies have shown the mutation boosts the number of "spikes" on the crown-shaped virus. Mutations take place when a virus replicates and, after infecting more than 30 million people, coronavirus has had plenty of opportunities to mutate. (more...)
How does NHS app work at pubs? How does NHS app work at pubs?
- September 25, 2020

NHS COVID-19, a contact tracing app created by the United Kingdom government, is rolling out to residents of England and Wales as of today , with the app available from the iOS App Store . The app will then redirect users to book a test online. "The more people who have the app, the more effective it will be in terms of this notification process", Levine said of COVID Alert PA in August. (more...)
N.Korea regrets killing S.Korean to control coronavirus N.Korea regrets killing S.Korean to control coronavirus
- September 25, 2020

President Moon Jae-in was briefed on four occasions between Tuesday and Thursday on developments concerning the South Korean civil servant killed by the North Korean military, Cheong Wa Dae said. In an editorial Friday, the Korea JoongAng Daily said it was "enraged at the North's abominable act". Approaching the material, the North's troops shot two blanks, and he was seen as attempting to flee. (more...)
Coronavirus: 324 new cases and three further deaths in Republic Coronavirus: 324 new cases and three further deaths in Republic
- September 25, 2020

The National Public Health Emergency Team is particularly concerned about Louth, Waterford and Donegal - where a third of recent cases are among 15 to 24 year olds. "Remember that COVID-19 is highly contagious and you can be infectious without symptoms". It comes as officials said efforts over the next week to ten days will be critical in suppressing the virus. (more...)
Pupils self-isolate after second Covid-19 case Pupils self-isolate after second Covid-19 case
- September 25, 2020

Murphy said he expects the data to be available soon, but it is unclear if the state will name the affected schools or give details on who tested positive or where contract tracers believe they caught the virus. The group placement determines which day the students will come to campus; they will be learning from home the rest of the time. "They could be varianced to other districts". (more...)
Plastic face shields don't work at protecting you from coronavirus Plastic face shields don't work at protecting you from coronavirus
- September 25, 2020

So it shows that you can not reduce the effect of Covid infection even with such transparent face shield. One micrometer is the equivalent of one-millionth of a meter. Tsubokura advised people who could not wear masks due to medical reasons like any underlying respiratory problems to instead use face shields, provided they are outdoors or in properly ventilated indoor areas. (more...)
COVID-19 Patients May Have Higher Risk of Kidney Damage COVID-19 Patients May Have Higher Risk of Kidney Damage
- September 25, 2020

In a research paper published today, experts pose the question: Parkinsonism as a Third Wave of the Covid-19 Pandemic? "The suggestion is that children have a more robust, earlier innate immune response to the virus, which may protect them from progressing to severe pulmonary disease", said co-senior author Professor Betsy Herold. (more...)
Over 100 schools now have COVID-19 cases: SOS Alberta Over 100 schools now have COVID-19 cases: SOS Alberta
- September 25, 2020

With cold weather and flu season around the corner, Hinshaw said the province is focusing its testing efforts on people who are at a higher risk of spreading the virus. You can find more information about COVID-19 cases in schools on the Government of Alberta website. Of those, 1,565 cases are active while 15,066 people have recovered. (more...)
Oops: Amazon Says Echelon 'Prime Bike' Is Not a Thing Oops: Amazon Says Echelon 'Prime Bike' Is Not a Thing
- September 25, 2020

Amazon and at-home connected fitness technology provider Echelon are jointly releasing the Echelon EX-Prime Smart Connect Bike, also known as the Prime Bike . As of Wednesday morning, the name of the bike has been changed to "EX-P" instead of "EX-Prime". A screen is the notable missing feature, but that's quickly resolved with a tablet. (more...)
CDC Coronavirus Guidance Changes - 'Posted in Error?' | IE CDC Coronavirus Guidance Changes - 'Posted in Error?' | IE
- September 25, 2020

Independent researchers and scientists unaffiliated with government have been saying for months that the evidence suggests the six-feet-of-distance rule is not enough and that aerosols are the primary transmitter of the disease that has killed almost 200,000 Americans so far this year. (more...)
Man dies from eating more than a bag of liquorice a day Man dies from eating more than a bag of liquorice a day
- September 25, 2020

Black licorice contains small amounts of glycyrrhizic acid. As it happens, an abnormally slow beating heart is a well-known risk of low potassium levels caused by liquorice consumption, which can then trigger cardiac arrest . Doctors have reported the case to the FDA, The Guardian reports . Beckman also noted in his email that all foods, including candy, "should be enjoyed in moderation". (more...)
Ontario changes COVID-19 testing rules Ontario changes COVID-19 testing rules
- September 25, 2020

Ford added, during the briefing that the province was still waiting on Health Canada to approve the use of certain rapid testing kits by the public and that until then, testing must be strategized. Ontario would refocus testing on people with symptoms, close contacts of confirmed cases and some other high-risk groups, discouraging tests for low-risk people without symptoms. (more...)
Some pharmacies in Ontario to offer COVID-19 testing Some pharmacies in Ontario to offer COVID-19 testing
- September 25, 2020

Premier Doug Ford says he will release Ontario's plan to deal with a second wave of COVID-19 tomorrow. People wait in line for hours at a COVID assessment centre at Mount Sinai Hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto on Thursday, September 24, 2020. (more...)
Boris Johnson Says 'Difficult Months' Are Yet To Come Boris Johnson Says 'Difficult Months' Are Yet To Come
- September 24, 2020

Mr Johnson said office workers who can work from home should now do so. "This is the moment when we must act", Johnson told MPs in the House of Commons as he set out the new rules following a "second wave" of COVID-19 infections. Some scientists think it's inevitable that further restrictions will have be imposed. For casual gatherings, the number is limited to six people. (more...)
Health officials announce 91 new coronavirus cases in BC Health officials announce 91 new coronavirus cases in BC
- September 24, 2020

Westminster has the most, with 644 across two ZIP codes, followed by Sykesville/Eldersburg with 505, Mount Airy with 233, Manchester with 139, Hampstead with 90, Finksburg with 88, Taneytown with 66, New Windsor with 40, Marriottsville with 29, Keymar with 28, Woodbine with 22 and Union Bridge with 17. (more...)
CDC Says Breathing Can Spread COVID, Then Reverses CDC Says Breathing Can Spread COVID, Then Reverses
- September 24, 2020

On the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website about coronavirus, under how it spreads, they list the main way as: "Through respiratory droplets or small particles, such as those in aerosols, produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, sings, talks, or breathes". (more...)
Ottawa sets record with 93 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday Ottawa sets record with 93 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday
- September 24, 2020

He said that he understands the "business considerations involved" but believes "further action is needed when it comes to weddings and large events at banquet halls and other businesses". "We rely on our pharmacists for our flu shots, prescriptions, and important health advice for ourselves and our families". People under the order must remain in self-isolation for 14 days unless COVID-19 has been ruled out, and they must do everything they can to avoid exposing others. (more...)
Scientists hope small molecule anti-viral drugs could be used against Covid Scientists hope small molecule anti-viral drugs could be used against Covid
- September 24, 2020

SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 are causing global devastation, and research efforts to find vaccines and treatments can not move quickly enough. Paired with increases in cell death-related genes, which were upregulated, the results suggest that SARS-CoV-2 infection of the alveolar stem cells leads to a cell-intrinsic shift away from a normal development program towards an inflammatory program. (more...)

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