Health


There's an important link between vitamin D and coronavirus There's an important link between vitamin D and coronavirus
- October 31, 2020

The study was conducted after monitoring 216 Coronavirus positive patients who have been hospitalised at Hospital Universitario Marqués de Valdecilla in Spain, the IE reported. "The most severe forms of COVID-19 are characterized by a hyperinflammatory state, the so-called "cytokine storm, ' that occurs over the first week of symptoms" onset, and led to acute respiratory distress syndrome and other organ complications causing increased mortality", Hernandez explained. (more...)
British Study Shows Antibodies Against COVID-19 Declined Rapidly British Study Shows Antibodies Against COVID-19 Declined Rapidly
- October 31, 2020

While it suggested a steep decline in the proportion of people who reported having Covid symptoms and who tested positive for antibodies from early April - two weeks after national lockdown. There are different types of antibodies which might not have been detected in the study, Dr Senanayake said. The critical reproduction number (R) - the rate of virus transmission - has also increased further to 1.6, with infections doubling every nine days, which indicates that the pandemic is continuing ... (more...)
Congress should enact year-round daylight saving time Congress should enact year-round daylight saving time
- October 30, 2020

Before you go to bed on Halloween night, which is Saturday, October 31, do not forget to set your clocks backward one hour! Like clockwork, we get another hour of sleep Sunday morning thanks to daylight saving time. Daylight Saving Time starts this weekend. It's time for a change for most of the United States. "Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and working smoke alarms are key to surviving a fire", giving people the extra time they need to get out of a burning house, ... (more...)
Daily Cases Hit New High; 100,000 A Day Looms Daily Cases Hit New High; 100,000 A Day Looms
- October 30, 2020

Some 12 states set fresh one-day records for new cases on Thursday: Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio and Oregon. More than 46,000 people are hospitalized with COVID-19, reaching the highest number in months just days after President Donald Trump insisted the USA was "rounding the turn" in its fight against the pandemic. (more...)
New unexpected symptom of coronavirus discovered New unexpected symptom of coronavirus discovered
- October 30, 2020

One of the most unrelenting symptoms tied to the pandemic has been " COVID toes ". Analysis of the largest registry of COVID-19 patients with dermatological symptoms has revealed a subset of patients, called "long-haulers" or "long COVID", who experience prolonged symptoms (lasting 60 days) on their skin. (more...)
In 10 Hospitalized Covid-19 Coronavirus Patients Were Vitamin D Deficient In 10 Hospitalized Covid-19 Coronavirus Patients Were Vitamin D Deficient
- October 30, 2020

This was compared to a control group where 47% of people who didn't have the virus were deficient. In California, Latinos make up about 39 percent of the population but account for 55 percent of confirmed COVID-19 cases amid the pandemic. "Still, getting sufficient â€" though not too much â€" vitamin D, either through sunlight, supplementation, or certain foods like fatty fish, is important not just for its potential protection against the coronavirus , but for overall health. (more...)
COVID-19 Patients: 80% of Them Are Vitamin D Deficient, Study Claims COVID-19 Patients: 80% of Them Are Vitamin D Deficient, Study Claims
- October 30, 2020

They also say because it was only conducted on "a single Spanish tertiary-care hospital", the findings might not apply to other settings, ethnicities or countries. Evidence continues to build that vitamin D may influence your risk for COVID-19 and severity of illness if you do fall ill. "Previously, Carolyn Gregg told the Times of India: "Although there is some evidence that vitamin D deficiency is associated with acute respiratory infection, there is now insufficient evidence for vitamin ... (more...)
GSK shares set to slide after admitting Covid will hit 2020 earnings GSK shares set to slide after admitting Covid will hit 2020 earnings
- October 30, 2020

The COVAX Facility is a global risk-sharing mechanism aim at securing COVID-19 vaccines for equitable distribution. Sanofi and GSK have agreed to support the COVID-19 vaccine (COVAX) Facility with 200 million doses of their adjuvanted, recombinant protein-based COVID-19 vaccine. (more...)
Pelosi, Trump administration trade blame over virus aid Pelosi, Trump administration trade blame over virus aid
- October 30, 2020

Some Democrats have privately said in that case it would make more sense to wait until the new year, when Republicans have less negotiating power. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has "no intention of compromising on key issues" involved in coronavirus stimulus relief, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Thursday after claiming a letter from her to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin ended up being sent to a media site first. (more...)
Vitamin D Deficiency Linked With Coronavirus Vitamin D Deficiency Linked With Coronavirus
- October 30, 2020

Researchers of this particular study describe being deficient in vitamin D as having levels lower than 20ng/mL, which can be determined with a blood test. Beverly Ho, director of the DOH's Health Promotion and Communication Service, during a virtual briefing. Even those who have recovered from COVID-19 may face "chronic cognitive consequences", they found. (more...)
Democrats, Trump confirm no USA stimulus before Election Day Democrats, Trump confirm no USA stimulus before Election Day
- October 30, 2020

Pelosi has extracted a series of concessions in the most recent round of talks without giving much in return, the White House says, and Pelosi's jibes at Mnuchin were delivered to Politico in an early morning PR offensive. "Your all or none approach is hurting hard-working Americans who need help now", Mnuchin wrote. McConnell insists Democrats are blocking COVID-19 relief, as GOP senators have proposed targeted funding for bipartisan measures, including boosts to the Paycheck Protection ... (more...)
UK Starts Real-Time Review Of Moderna's COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate UK Starts Real-Time Review Of Moderna's COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate
- October 30, 2020

The official added that vaccination will re-start around November 10 . Russian Federation has submitted applications to the World Health Organisation (WHO) for accelerated registration and prequalification of its COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V to make it available globally in a shorter time frame than usual procedures, according to an official statement on Wednesday. (more...)
80 percent of COVID-19 patients have vitamin D deficiency 80 percent of COVID-19 patients have vitamin D deficiency
- October 30, 2020

The researchers found that 82 per cent of the hospitalized COVID-19 patients (who were not taking supplements) were vitamin D deficient, while 47 per cent of the control group had the same deficiency. "Making rapid antibody testing available across our family of pharmacies will not only provide an affordable and convenient testing solution for individuals who want to understand if they have previously been infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, but also help clinicians understand the ... (more...)
Benton, Stearns County Report 2 COVID Deaths Each, 32 Statewide Benton, Stearns County Report 2 COVID Deaths Each, 32 Statewide
- October 30, 2020

Russian Federation confirmed a new record of 17,717 coronavirus cases and 366 deaths Thursday as the second wave of the disease overwhelms the country's regions outside Moscow. Consistent mask-wearing is critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19. Active cases are people with COVID-19 who are still in their isolation period. (more...)
About 800,000 Americans Suffer From Strokes Every Year, American Heart Association Says About 800,000 Americans Suffer From Strokes Every Year, American Heart Association Says
- October 29, 2020

Let's dive into these risk factors and how to keep yourself safe. The result of this is that part of the brain does not get the flow of blood and oxygen it needs, which can cause nerve cells in the area die within a few minutes . It thickens your blood and causes plaque to build up inside the walls of your arteries. This can lead to a potentially devastating thromboembolic stroke. (more...)
Joe Biden holds drive-in rally in Tampa, Florida Joe Biden holds drive-in rally in Tampa, Florida
- October 29, 2020

He told reporters he "voted for a guy named Trump". SSRS conducted the CNN poll October 23-26 among 1,005 US adults reached by phone, including 886 likely voters. Another poll from Gravis Marketing released on Monday showed the former vice president was 14 points ahead of Trump in Minnesota , while a Wisconsin poll from ABC News and The Washington Post showed Biden with a staggering 17-point lead over the president among likely voters in Wisconsin. (more...)
Most Americans have been wearing masks since spring, the CDC says Most Americans have been wearing masks since spring, the CDC says
- October 29, 2020

Generally, younger adults (ages 18-29) were the group with the smallest share of respondents saying they wore masks, while older adults (ages 60 and older) were the group most likely to wears masks. "The results are encouraging, but I wish they were better - especially among young people". They said targeted messaging and behavior modification interventions were needed to encourage younger adults. (more...)
U.S. strikes deal for potential COVID-19 drug
- October 29, 2020

Lilly will start delivering 300,000 doses of the treatment, for which it is being paid $375 million, within two months of receiving an emergency use authorization from the US health regulator, the company said . This means each dose will cost $1,250 - but will be provided for free to the general public. The antibody therapy is similar to a drug from Regeneron that was given to Trump during his bout with COVID-19. (more...)
Feds issue insurance rules for COVID-19 vaccine and treatments Feds issue insurance rules for COVID-19 vaccine and treatments
- October 29, 2020

We thank the MHLW and Takeda for their support and for partnering with us to bring mRNA-1273, our vaccine candidate against COVID-19, to Japan. When a coronavirus vaccine is approved by the Food and Drug Administration to be safely delivered to Americans, the costs of it will be covered by the government. (more...)
Vampire Bats Social Distance When They Get Sick, Slowing Disease Spread Vampire Bats Social Distance When They Get Sick, Slowing Disease Spread
- October 29, 2020

But people aren't the only ones to 'social distancing' to do. 'As tracking technology improves the capacity to create dynamic animal social networks from large, high-resolution datasets, we expect researchers to gain new insights into the patterns and processes underlying the spread of pathogens, information, or behavioral states'. (more...)

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