Health


Aspirin to be tested as potential COVID-19 drug in UK study Aspirin to be tested as potential COVID-19 drug in UK study
- November 08, 2020

The wider RECOVERY trial is based in 176 hospital sites across the United Kingdom and has so far recruited over 16,000 patients. Oxford University's Peter Horby, co-chief investigator of the Recovery trial, said the fact the medicine is safe, low-cost and widely available added to its appeal. (more...)
Americans celebrate Joe Biden victory | Gallery Americans celebrate Joe Biden victory | Gallery
- November 08, 2020

Biden promised to "work with all his heart to win the confidence of the whole people", as the USA is set for an uncertain post-Trump era. President-elect Biden emphasized the importance of the support he received from his wife, Jill Biden. (more...)
Common man may have to wait till 2022 for COVID vaccine Common man may have to wait till 2022 for COVID vaccine
- November 08, 2020

In the survey that included 18,526 adults from 15 countries, 73 per cent of respondents said that they were willing to get a Covid-19 vaccine if available. Meanwhile, India's COVID-19 caseload went past 85 lakh, while the number of people who have recovered from the deadly viral disease jumped to 78,68,968 taking the national recovery rate to 92.49 per cent. (more...)
Thurston County reports 19 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday Thurston County reports 19 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday
- November 08, 2020

The worsening numbers came a day after Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced a two-week "pause" on social activities in at least five Oregon counties as part of a renewed push to slow record-breaking coronavirus spread, warning that more severe restrictions may be needed without progress. (more...)
Kenney warns tougher choices coming if COVID-19 curve isn't bent down Kenney warns tougher choices coming if COVID-19 curve isn't bent down
- November 08, 2020

Kenney says there is a growing number of hospitalizations and ICU admissions with 171 people in hospital now and 33 of them in the ICU. He said about 40 per cent of identified cases in the big cities trace back to house parties and social gatherings. (more...)
Bad nutrition ‘stunts child growth 8in in poor nations’ Bad nutrition ‘stunts child growth 8in in poor nations’
- November 08, 2020

In the United Kingdom, 19-year-old boys had an average height of 178.2cm (5ft 10in), and girls 163.9cm (5ft 5in). For example, 19-year old boys in China in 2019 were eight centimetres taller than in 1985, with their global rank changing from 150th tallest in 1985 to 65th in 2019. (more...)
Diet: Poor food plan dey make children short by 20cm, analysis reveal Diet: Poor food plan dey make children short by 20cm, analysis reveal
- November 07, 2020

In one of the instances, the average height of a 19-year-old Bangladeshi girl was similar to the height of an 11-year-old boy from the Netherlands. Dem estimate say di difference between kontries with di lowest and highest BMI for di study dey about 25kg (55lb). For some Kotries pikin dey reach a healthy BMI at di age of five, but fit become overweight by di time dem reach 19. (more...)
Sen. McConnell reacts to election results, declines to condemn President's claims Sen. McConnell reacts to election results, declines to condemn President's claims
- November 07, 2020

Frankly, we did win this election. At the same time, Fox News previously reported that Trump does not intend to concede victory to Biden in the elections yet. On Wednesday, McConnell said he would reconsider. "Having close, disputed elections is not unusual". Republicans look likely to keep 50 seats before the Georgia runoffs, if Republicans are re-elected in the races in North Carolina and Alaska that have not yet been called. (more...)
Flu shots available at various locations in region
- November 07, 2020

The Government of Saskatchewan is encouraging everyone to get their flu shot this season to help prevent the spread of influenza. I've stressed getting a flu shot could reduce the chance of you having both the flu and covid at the same time - something no one wants. (more...)
United Kingdom bans entry from Denmark after Covid mink outbreak United Kingdom bans entry from Denmark after Covid mink outbreak
- November 07, 2020

The latest rules both bans foreign visitors who have been in or transited through Denmark and expands the self-isolation requirements for returning Britons and residents to include all members of their households. "We have been informed by Denmark of a number of persons infected with coronavirus from mink , with some genetic changes in the virus", a representative from the World Health Organization tells Reuters . (more...)
LILLEY: Ford government to debate Peel Region's Stage 2 status LILLEY: Ford government to debate Peel Region's Stage 2 status
- November 07, 2020

Lawrence Loh, called for the region to remain in modified Stage 2 for at least another week. As of Saturday, Ottawa and York Region will move into the orange, "restrict" category, which allows more people to be in restaurants, with an earlier closing time of 10 p.m., while Toronto, at its mayor's request, will remain in modified Stage 2 at least until November 14. (more...)
SUNY Oswego alumnus Al Roker reveals he has prostate cancer SUNY Oswego alumnus Al Roker reveals he has prostate cancer
- November 07, 2020

Vincent Laudone at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NY. "It's a good news-bad news kind of thing", Roker said. For his part, Roker is also staying positive, adding that he hopes to be back on the Today show performing his duties by the end of the month. (more...)
Coronavirus testing requirement for travelers to NY begins Coronavirus testing requirement for travelers to NY begins
- November 07, 2020

People entering the Empire State must provide a negative coronavirus test three days before their arrival, followed by a second negative test four days after arriving if they want to avoid a two-week mandatory quarantine. On day 4 of their quarantine, the traveler must obtain seek another COVID test. The updated laws come as NYS sees a spike in its own cases of Coronavirus. (more...)
Jefferson School in Ottawa announces 3 more COVID-19 cases Jefferson School in Ottawa announces 3 more COVID-19 cases
- November 07, 2020

This comes after a group of students and staff quarantined earlier this week after being exposed to a COVID-19 case. That case impacts students who are transported to both Woodlawn Learning Center and Hopewell High School for in-person learning. (more...)
Australia's Victoria completes full week with no COVID-19 cases Australia's Victoria completes full week with no COVID-19 cases
- November 07, 2020

They will be the first global flights into Melbourne since June 30. Premier Daniel Andrews confirmed he had written to the Prime Minister stating he would be happy for flights to and from New Zealand from 9 November. The 14-day rolling average for metropolitan Melbourne remains well below the safe threshold of five, falling from 1.7 to 1.4 overnight. "The latest advice from the National Incident Centre is that Australia has once again recorded a zero community transmission day - this ... (more...)
Coroner Lists Cause Of Death For Grace Student As Pulmonary Embolus Coroner Lists Cause Of Death For Grace Student As Pulmonary Embolus
- November 06, 2020

Pulmonary embolism , which is triggered by blood clots , is a common cause of death among coronavirus patients, health officials have said. The results were never delivered "due to an unknown clerical error", her relatives said in a statement. (more...)
Fed Keeps Policy Steady As Biden Inches Closer To Victory Fed Keeps Policy Steady As Biden Inches Closer To Victory
- November 06, 2020

The balance sheets for the federal reserve stood at over $7 trillion his week which is near to record highs. Mr. Powell said that further fiscal and monetary stimulus will be needed to keep the recovery on track. The central bank recently lowered the minimum loan size available under the program , to $100,000. Major U.S. stock indexes rose for a third straight day while U.S. (more...)
Covid: Liverpool's city-wide coronavirus testing begins Covid: Liverpool's city-wide coronavirus testing begins
- November 06, 2020

We go live this morning on an important day for Liverpool and for the nation's fight against Covid-19, as the first city-wide mass trial was launched in the city today. Information on getting a coronavirus test in Liverpool can be found HERE. These tests look for the genetic code (RNA) of the virus through a swab of the throat and nose. (more...)
Denmark plans to cull 17-million minks after COVID-19 mutations Denmark plans to cull 17-million minks after COVID-19 mutations
- November 06, 2020

But Fur Europe, a Brussels-based umbrella organisation representing national associations in 28 European countries, said there was no indication mink farming was an important factor in transmitting the virus. There are between 15 million and 17 million mink in Denmark as they are the world's largest producer of mink fur, with the animals bred on almost 1200 farms. (more...)
COVID cases reach single day high COVID cases reach single day high
- November 06, 2020

The county has now reported 10,909 cases and 199 deaths. Testing was scheduled Thursday at 66 locations in Berkeley, Boone, Braxton, Cabell, Clay, Doddridge, Hampshire, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Lincoln, Logan, Marion, Marshall, Mineral, Mingo, Monroe, Morgan, Ohio, Putnam, Ritchie, Taylor, Tyler, Upshur, Wayne, Wetzel, Wood, and Wyoming counties. (more...)

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