Health


Dutch woman dies after coronavirus reinfection, case report says
- October 13, 2020

He subsequently tested negative for coronavirus on two separate occasions on May 9 and May 26. Two months later in June 2020, after experiencing severe Covid-19 symptoms , including fever, headache, dizziness, cough, nausea, and diarrhoea, the patient was hospitalised and tested positive for a second time. (more...)
Johnson & Johnson pause COVID vaccine trial as one participant contracts 'unexplained illness' Johnson & Johnson pause COVID vaccine trial as one participant contracts 'unexplained illness'
- October 13, 2020

COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials by Johnson & Johnson in the U.S. have come to a halt after a participant developed an "unexplained illness". The pharmaceutical large didn't disclose any particulars of the individual's sickness however stated such "opposed occasions" aren't uncommon in these sorts of research. (more...)
ACO to embark on breast cancer control campaign ACO to embark on breast cancer control campaign
- October 13, 2020

BCCS helps fund clinics across the state to provide breast cancer screening and diagnostic services such as clinical breast examinations, mammograms, and breast biopsies. "This is a result of changing lifestyles among women, child-bearing patterns, aging population, improved early detection, and diagnosis, among many others". (more...)
National Metastatic Breast Cancer Day is October 13th National Metastatic Breast Cancer Day is October 13th
- October 13, 2020

Funds raised through the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer movement enables the American Cancer Society to help breast cancer patients, a population vulnerable to COVID-19, to navigate their cancer journey during a pandemic. On Oct. 13, New Jersey will take part in a national LightUpMBC campaign, lighting up significant landmarks, including the Scotch Plains municipal building. (more...)
Johnson & Johnson temporarily stops vaccine trials Johnson & Johnson temporarily stops vaccine trials
- October 13, 2020

The individual's privacy must be protected as more is learned about the participant's illness, Johnson & Johnson said. It said in a news release that the trial was paused while the study's independent Data Safety Monitoring Board conducted a review and evaluation of the participant's condition. (more...)
British trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for Hepatitis C discovery British trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for Hepatitis C discovery
- October 13, 2020

Virologists had already discovered hepatitis A (which spreads through polluted water or food) and hepatitis B (which spreads via blood) by the time hepatitis C was identified. Alter's dedication to eliminating problems caused by another virus-hepatitis C infections transmitted by blood transfusions-engenders hope for us all", Maquat said. (more...)
Wave of new cases: UK mobilises field hospitals as virus cases surge Wave of new cases: UK mobilises field hospitals as virus cases surge
- October 13, 2020

England's deputy chief medical officer, Professor Jonathan Van-Tam, issued the warning as the pandemic surges anew across the United Kingdom and other parts of Europe, with the reopening of large sectors of the economy and the return of students to schools and universities. (more...)
Novel coronavirus survives 28 days on glass, currency: Australian researchers Novel coronavirus survives 28 days on glass, currency: Australian researchers
- October 13, 2020

A case study published Monday in The Lancet showed the unnamed patient initially tested positive for COVID-19 in April after suffering from a cough and nausea. They said another plausible explanation could be the mechanism of antibody dependent enhancement in which some protective proteins produced by the immune system during the first encounter with the virus could make a subsequent infection worse. (more...)
Letting virus 'run free' with eye to herd immunity 'unethical' Letting virus 'run free' with eye to herd immunity 'unethical'
- October 13, 2020

Relying on naturally obtaining herd immunity in such a situation would be "scientifically and ethically problematic", Tedros said. "First, we don't know enough about immunity to COVID-19", he said. While the elderly and people with underlying health conditions are clearly most likely to fall seriously ill from Covid-19, Tedros stressed that they are not the only ones at risk. (more...)
Covid-19 reinfection possible and can be more severe Covid-19 reinfection possible and can be more severe
- October 13, 2020

In fact, he was sicker the second time around and had to be admitted to a hospital so that doctors could give him extra oxygen to help him breathe. "Among Italy, Spain, and Japan, the age distributions of COVID-19 mortality show only small variation even though the number of deaths per country shows large variation, " the team writes in their new paper ". (more...)
Eli Lilly In Gates Foundation Supply Deal For Covid-19 Antibodies Eli Lilly In Gates Foundation Supply Deal For Covid-19 Antibodies
- October 13, 2020

The REGN-COV2 cocktail given to Trump was a combination of two different " monoclonal antibodies " against the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Regeneron's drug is a cocktail of two monoclonal antibodies that are manufactured copies of antibodies, which are one of the main shields generated by the immune system to fight infections. (more...)
Three tier lockdown to be announced today coronavirus Covid 19 Boris Johnson Three tier lockdown to be announced today coronavirus Covid 19 Boris Johnson
- October 13, 2020

Prof Van-Tam said the 60-plus age group was experiencing increasing rates of coronavirus because it was spreading from younger people. While some rural areas in eastern England have less than 20 cases per 100,000 people, major metropolitan areas such as Liverpool, Manchester and Nottingham have newly recorded levels above 500 per 100,000, almost as bad as Madrid or Brussels. (more...)
Asian patients at higher risk of death from Covid-19: Here's why Asian patients at higher risk of death from Covid-19: Here's why
- October 13, 2020

The study was published this month by the Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics (OHDSI) community (housed at the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University) and in the journal Nature Communications . The results of this study are likely to be applicable across the whole of London and similar United Kingdom cities, but more research is needed to translate to multi-ethnic populations in other countries. (more...)
Kangana Ranaut urges people to watch ‘Judgementall Hai Kya’ Kangana Ranaut urges people to watch ‘Judgementall Hai Kya’
- October 13, 2020

Consequently, after drawing criticism from psychological well being specialists and a media ban following that, Kangana's movie on psychological well being which was beforehand titled " Mental Hai Kya ", needed to revise the title to " Judgementall Hai Kya ". (more...)
New Covid-19 Cases Recorded In The North New Covid-19 Cases Recorded In The North
- October 12, 2020

There were 1,080 positive cases of Covid-19 in Northern Ireland recorded in the last 24 hours. Stormont deputy first minister Michelle O'Neill has tested negative for coronavirus. Some 1,080 cases were notified by the Department of Health on Friday. The highest figure was recorded in the Western Trust area, which runs Altnagelvin Hospital in Londonderry, where 386 staff are isolating. (more...)
Coronavirus 'survives for 28 days' in lab conditions Coronavirus 'survives for 28 days' in lab conditions
- October 12, 2020

Earlier lab exams have discovered that the virus can survive for 2 to 3 days on financial institution notes and glass, and as much as six days on plastic and stainless-steel, although outcomes fluctuate. Trevor Drew, director of the Australian Centre for Disease Preparedness, said the study involved drying samples of the virus on different materials before testing them, using an "extremely sensitive" method that found traces of live virus able to infect cell cultures. (more...)
China to test entire city in 'five days' after six virus cases China to test entire city in 'five days' after six virus cases
- October 12, 2020

Qingdao's mass testing campaign is not China's first. The latest outbreak, which includes six asymptomatic cases, is linked to a chest hospital in Qingdao responsible for treating passengers arriving from overseas who tested positive for COVID-19 upon entering China, the local health commission said Sunday. (more...)
Pfizer and BioNTech enter Covid-19 vaccine deal with New Zealand Pfizer and BioNTech enter Covid-19 vaccine deal with New Zealand
- October 12, 2020

The decision casts a spotlight on the different approaches that Beijing and Washington have taken as scientists in both countries sprint toward a vaccine. The alliance of 168 countries has already garnered support from big economies including Japan and the European Union. Russia will begin Phase III trials of a second potential vaccine against COVID-19, developed by Siberia's Vector Institute, in November-December , the TASS news agency cited Russian consumer safety watchdog ... (more...)
Trump says he is 'feeling well' Trump says he is 'feeling well'
- October 12, 2020

Earlier in the day a source familiar with the president's health - later named in U.S. media as none other than Meadows - had given a contradictory assessment stating that "the president's vitals over the last 24 hours were very concerning". (more...)
North West venues face 'anxious' wait on new Covid restrictions North West venues face 'anxious' wait on new Covid restrictions
- October 12, 2020

Liverpool mayor Joe Anderson said he expected his city to be in the highest category and added: "I do believe that the measures that will be introduced will be a lockdown of public houses from Wednesday within the city of Liverpool and beyond the city of Liverpool in terms of the whole region". (more...)

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