Medical

by | May 01, 2020 | 00:21

Former US Food and Drug Administration chief Scott Gottlieb said on Twitter there was now enough data to support authorising the drug for emergency use. Also on Wednesday, results were published by the * a ...

by | April 30, 2020 | 01:35

Katherine Chubbs, South Zone chief officer of health, said almost 1,000 asymptomatic people came through the community testing facility with another 200 symptomatic individuals tested at the Brooks Health Centre on Monday alone. Efforts are also being made to get people out of the shelter system, Sawhney said. Also of concern to health officials are four positive cases in Calgary's homeless population.

by | April 29, 2020 | 01:24

Ninety-six people had died with the coronavirus at the Whittington Hospital as of 5pm on Monday. The highest number of Covid-19 deaths were among those aged 85 years and over. For the same period there were 58 coronavirus related deaths in Suffolk. He said: "Due to the lag in collating these figures, we do fear that the true number of people who have died in care and nursing homes since the start of coronavirus may be higher than these figures suggest".

by | April 29, 2020 | 00:42

Prof Whitty added: "This is a very rare situation but I think it is entirely plausible that this is caused by this virus, at least in some cases". We just want you to openly acknowledge that there have been mistakes in handling the virus, especially for me and so many families that have lost loved ones as a result of this virus and as a result of the government not handling it seriously enough.

by | April 28, 2020 | 00:44

The six-tweet outburst appeared to be sparked by a story in The New York Times , which reported that the president typically comes into the Oval Office as late as noon and in a foul mood after a cable news-filled morning, according to aides.

by | April 28, 2020 | 02:08

On Monday, April 27, Governor Mike DeWine unveiled protocols for businesses statewide to begin reopening on Friday, May 1. If a COVID-19 case is suspected in a business, it must be reported immediately and the health department will quickly locate everyone who had possible contact with the patient.

by | April 28, 2020 | 01:24

Thomas Oxley said the virus is causing clots in arteries, resulting in "severe strokes". Some doctors told Business Insider that blood-thinning drugs might work against these side-effects, while others considered clot-busting medications used to treat strokes.

by | April 27, 2020 | 00:51

These deaths now stand as the country's earliest two attributed to the coronavirus , a development that appears to shift the understanding of how early the virus was spreading in the country, health experts told CNN Wednesday. "We did have a very uncomfortable feeling that we were missing cases because we didn't have the tests to be able to confirm", Cody said. "We did not see a spike that would have suggested trouble in February", he said.

by | April 27, 2020 | 01:53

Trump can not unilaterally change the date of the election in November, as it has been set into law by federal statute and Congress would have to OK such a move . The Ipsos poll shows Mr Biden has maintained or slightly improved his lead over Mr Trump in those states over the past few months, even though his campaign and the presidential primaries have been sidelined by the coronavirus pandemic.

by | April 25, 2020 | 01:08

Meanwhile, several treatment strategies are being tested across the world, including the use of a protein called Interferon alpha-2b that is expected to reduce the viral load, said the report . Rutgers is seeking blood donations from people who survived the coronavirus to potentially help save the lives of those still now battling COVID-19.

by | April 25, 2020 | 01:21

It was confirmed on Thursday, April 23 that Doug Ford's mother-in-law has tested positive for the virus. According to the Ministry of Long-term Care, there are 626 long-term care homes in Ontario, amounting to over 70,000 residents. Meanwhile, 6,680 people have recovered from COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, which is 51.9 per cent of cases. In his daily press conference Thursday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the federal government would approve requests for military ...

by | April 25, 2020 | 00:53

In the first stage, the approval is for testing on 200 healthy people between 18 to 55 years of age. Faust, who is a consultant in immunology and infectious diseases, said: "By starting vaccine manufacturing scale-up immediately, the team can ensure that enough vaccine doses are available as soon as possible for the next trials which will include older people and children".

by | April 24, 2020 | 02:16

The estimate is more than double the official figure of 17,337 released by ministers on Tuesday, which is updated daily and only counts those who have died in hospitals after testing positive for the virus. Doubling in five days sounds terrifying, but that is the story of the epidemic. The highest number of deaths involving the coronavirus was recorded in London, while the lowest number was in the North East of England.

by | April 24, 2020 | 02:09

CDC Director Robert Redfield told The Washington Post in an interview Tuesday that the nation should be cautious even as some states attempt to reopen their economies in the coming weeks and continue to practice social distancing measures to mitigate the spread of the virus.

by | April 24, 2020 | 01:41

Forces personnel will be assisting in five "priority homes" in Ontario, Ford said - but long-term care minister Merrilee Fullerton declined to identify them, saying only that staffing was an issue in Toronto generally, that the situation was changing "hour-by-hour" and that military personnel would be directed to those "in greatest need".

by | April 23, 2020 | 02:01

Some of the victims were known and targeted by Gabriel Wortman, a 51-year-old denturist who police have named as the shooter, while others were not known to him. "There are several locations across the province where persons have been killed", he said without giving additional details. The RCMP opted to use its Twitter account to provide updates during the active shooter investigation.

by | April 23, 2020 | 01:34

This despite President Donald Trump declaring it a miracle cure after endorsing French Professor Didier Raoult's claims the drug can treat patients. Some 97 patients had been treated with just hydroxycholoroquine, 113 were treated with hydroxycholoroquine and the antibiotic azithromycin and 158 received "standard supportive management" for COVID-19.

by | April 22, 2020 | 01:56

She added that there was no change in the community outbreak in Bylands Nurseries in West Kelowna. In today's briefing, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Dr. Henry said we could "get really lucky" and have an effective vaccine that comes out before the fall, but she's not optimistic about that option.

by | April 22, 2020 | 01:27

The beaches may reopen on Tuesday and groups of three people or more are not allowed and will be dispersed, according to the statement . Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) says he respects Georgia's right to handle the coronavirus pandemic how it wants, but he's a little anxious about the latest announcement from Gov.

by | April 21, 2020 | 01:49

For some viral diseases such as measles, overcoming the sickness confers immunity for life. Unlike a test created to diagnose an active COVID-19 infection, serological tests can help identify individuals who have developed an immune response to the virus by detecting the presence of antibodies in the blood - if antibodies are present, that indicates that the person has been exposed to the virus and developed antibodies against it, which may mean that person has at least some immunity ...

by | April 21, 2020 | 01:13

The mistake was "destroying the country" and "absolutely awful black mark at the CDC", James Le Duc, a former officer of CDC, told The Post . As a result of damaged CDC test kits, a local doctor must send a sample of individuals into public health laboratory or directly to the CDC in Atlanta for testing, delay testing and the results for Americans who think they are infected .

by | April 21, 2020 | 02:11

Images of the health care workers' protest may seem reminiscent of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests in China in which one protester faced down a tank. We offer twenty examples below - ten representing those who see participants as patriots, and ten expressing the opinion that they're complete morons.

by | April 20, 2020 | 01:13

Henry said that large events, like the PNE Fair, will not be happening this summer. Lead image: While most people are trying to do what the provincial health officer asks by practising social distancing, four young men from Alberta today (April 18) found time to gather outside their truck for a smoke and some laughs in the Cranbrook Save-On-Foods mall parking lot before walking together into the grocery store.

by | April 19, 2020 | 00:48

Anyone with symptoms will be isolated in their rooms. "There were inadequate care standards, so the care standards for residents were not being met, and personal protective equipment was not being used properly", she said. This is the new highest single-day case count since March 4, 2020. There were also two new deaths reported, with one in the North zone at Manoir Du Lac retirement home and one in the Calgary zone at the High River Long Term Care Unit, which brings the total deaths in ...

by | April 18, 2020 | 02:04

Inovio's research is gearing up to test two doses of its vaccine codenamed INO-4800 in 40 healthy volunteers at the Kansas City research laboratory and the University of Pennsylvania. Meanwhile, as the research world grapples with the task of identifying vaccine candidates, the COVID-19 pandemic has refocused global attention on how expensive vaccine development can be.

by | April 18, 2020 | 02:03

A public mental health crisis emerged as coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak began to spread in Wuhan, China, underscoring the need for mental health interventions to be integrated into pandemic preparedness and response plans. 24 leading experts on mental health, including neuroscientists, psychiatrists, psychologists, public health experts and those with lived experience of a mental health condition, came together to create the roadmap that is published today.

by | April 17, 2020 | 00:21

Chris Laxton, executive director of the The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, said it would be extremely helpful to have a national database "to see the beginnings of a picture emerge of how completely dire the situation is in nursing homes".

by | April 17, 2020 | 01:18

It appears to be the first case of transmission between the dead and the living in any country. Thailand reported three additional deaths related to the coronavirus and 29 more cases of infection on Thursday, raising the total tally to 2,672.

by | April 17, 2020 | 01:54

There are 200 active cases in the county , including 15 hospitalized patients and 185 in home isolation. Statewide, the department confirmed over 1,100 cases for the second straight day, bringing its total to over 26,000. More than 2,600 people have been tested in Clark County, according to state Department of Health data. The update comes after the health department released a statement on Thursday about its third death from COVID-19, a man in his 70s.

by | April 17, 2020 | 02:12

The new guidelines will help Ontario take full advantage of the testing capacity it has built, and will help the province more effectively identify and contain cases among vulnerable populations, said a spokeswoman for Health Minister Christine Elliott.

by | April 17, 2020 | 00:31

But the New York Times , fresh off of covering Reade's allegations this past weekend, did not publish anything about Ocasio-Cortez's comments. "If you were the president right now, what would you say to the American people?" she asked Warren, who had evidently given this some thought.

by | April 16, 2020 | 02:05

It is the first Covid-19 vaccine in the world that has entered the second phase of clinical trial, the Xinhua report quoting the World Health Organization as saying. With the Covid-19 virus claiming more than 119,000 lives across the globe, humanity is hoping for an approved vaccine by next year. With the fight against COVID-19 in most countries focused on keeping health workers safe from infection and imposing strict social distancing measures, the WHO has recommended that ...

by | April 16, 2020 | 01:01

More studies of hydroxychloroquine are under way after the medicine made headlines in recent weeks and was endorsed by Mr Trump . It turns out that COVID-19 patients who were part of studies in Brazil and France died after using hydroxychloroquine in trials or experienced serious cardiac side effects.

by | April 16, 2020 | 00:24

Deaths in other midstate counties were unchanged: 24 in Lancaster County, four in Dauphin County, three in Cumberland and York counties and one each in Perry and Adams counties. Specifically, 87% of patients who were over 65 were admitted to the hospital and 70% of those who were obese and over age 35 were admitted. "They must also ensure social care has the resources it needs and that vital personal protective equipment (PPE) and testing get to care workers on the front-line".

by | April 15, 2020 | 01:47

Prime Minister also suggested that those areas which are of low risk may be permitted to open up for certain specific activities from 20th April 2020. Many have battled against this virus. Although Nepali officials have already made up mind their minds to further extend the nationwide lockdown in view of the growing number of cases, there are suggestions coming from different sectors that the government should allow basic agricultural activities and operation of manufacturing plants and ...