Medicine


France confirms 2 coronavirus cases, 1st in Europe
- January 25, 2020

Meanwhile people in the United Kingdom face ongoing tests for coronavirus as the Chief Medical Officer for England said there is a "fair chance" Britain will see cases emerge. French authorities say there will likely be others confirmed soon. The third case, in Paris, was announced later in the evening by the French Health Ministry. (more...)
Women in NI encouraged to attend life-saving cervical screening when invited Women in NI encouraged to attend life-saving cervical screening when invited
- January 25, 2020

According to recent data, about 71 percent of women without insurance have had a Pap smear test within the past three years, while about 88 percent of women with insurance have received the screening, putting those without insurance at higher risk for developing cervical cancer , a statement from the program said. (more...)
Second person in United States hospitalized with new coronavirus. Here's what doctors know Second person in United States hospitalized with new coronavirus. Here's what doctors know
- January 24, 2020

Now known as 2019-nCoV, the virus is understood to be a new strain of coronavirus not previously identified in humans. The Sars (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) virus that killed almost 800 people globally in the early 2000s was also a coronavirus, as is the common cold. (more...)
2nd coronavirus case confirmed in the U.S., CDC reports 2nd coronavirus case confirmed in the U.S., CDC reports
- January 24, 2020

The coronavirus family includes the common cold as well as viruses that cause more serious illnesses, such as SARS and Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome, or MERS, which is thought to have originated from camels. Administrators at Wuhan University People's Hospital set up a group chat on the popular WeChat messaging app to coordinate donations. Dozens of excavators and trucks were filmed working on the site by state television. (more...)
LAX Traveler Quarantined Over Possible Coronavirus Symptoms LAX Traveler Quarantined Over Possible Coronavirus Symptoms
- January 24, 2020

It was not immediately clear when the results of the medical evaluation would be available. Passengers wear protective masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus as they arrive at the Los Angeles International Airport, California, on January 22, 2020. (more...)
At least 9 people being tested for coronavirus in Alameda County At least 9 people being tested for coronavirus in Alameda County
- January 24, 2020

Some 26 people have died, including the first two deaths outside Hubei. A new coronavirus has killed 25 people in China and infected more than 800, the government says as the World Health Organisation declared it an emergency but stopped short of declaring the epidemic of global concern. (more...)
New breakthrough in cancer research promises better immune therapy New breakthrough in cancer research promises better immune therapy
- January 24, 2020

However, according to Cardiff's researchers, this treatment can "target only certain cancers and does not work for solid tumors". The most widely used version of this therapy, the vehicle T-cell therapy, is personalized to each patient. They found almost 50 non-cancer drugs - including those initially developed to lower cholesterol or reduce inflammation - that killed some cancer cells while leaving others alone. (more...)
All Flights From China's Wuhan to Moscow Cancelled Amid Coronavirus Outbreak - Airport All Flights From China's Wuhan to Moscow Cancelled Amid Coronavirus Outbreak - Airport
- January 24, 2020

There were 830 confirmed cases and 25 people had died as of Thursday, according to the National Health Commission. The patients Alberta has tested so far travelled recently to China, but not to Wuhan City, Mr. The World Health Organization decided against declaring the outbreak a global emergency for now. It is too early to know just how risky it is and how easily it spreads. (more...)
Gyms Now Offering Perks For Working Out With An Apple Watch Gyms Now Offering Perks For Working Out With An Apple Watch
- January 24, 2020

The "Apple Watch Connected" program is an extension of the GymKit technology that pairs Apple Watches to gym equipment, and the first partners - Orangetheory, Crunch, YMCA (starting with Twin Cities YMCA gyms) and the boutique Basecamp Fitness - are going to include different takes on earned rewards with Apple Watch activity. (more...)
Five people being tested for coronavirus in Scotland Five people being tested for coronavirus in Scotland
- January 24, 2020

The hospital will be erected on a 25,000 square-metre lot and is slated for completion February 3, municipal authorities said. As we reported, the virus has already killed at least 17 people in China and has infected over 600 others. Out of the total 830 confirmed cases, 177 were in serious condition, it added. "At the border, the most critical opportunity is to educate the travelling public so they know what to do when they actually have symptoms". (more...)
What’s new today in the China virus outbreak What’s new today in the China virus outbreak
- January 24, 2020

The doctor referenced the SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) discovery in 2002, the MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) discovery in 2012, and the Wuhan coronavirus in 2020. A Beijing News editorial urging a better update system got more than 100,000 views on WeChat, the country's ubiquitous messaging platform. "It sounds very scary". (more...)
Here's the growing list of cities quarantined from the China coronavirus
- January 24, 2020

The ministry on Thursday said Li Ding, 66, from Wuhan, China arrived in Hanoi on January 13 then traveled south to meet up with his 28-year-old son Li Zichao, who works in Vietnam . The hashtag "Wuhan is sealed off" was trending on China's Twitter-like Weibo, with almost 460 million views. But they still have not been able to confirm the exact source of the virus. (more...)
Who is most likely to catch China's coronavirus? Who is most likely to catch China's coronavirus?
- January 23, 2020

The group has been contacted and is being actively monitored, which involves the local health department reaching out to them daily to determine whether they are experiencing any symptoms of the illness, such as upper respiratory issues . "It has not been tried before as a public health measure". Speaking in Parliament, the Hancock said there were no confirmed cases of coronavirus in the United Kingdom so far. (more...)
China hit by deadly mysterious virus which is fast spreading China hit by deadly mysterious virus which is fast spreading
- January 23, 2020

The total number of confirmed cases now exceeds 200, and three have died from the respiratory illness. Health officials have identified the infection, which first appeared in Wuhan in December, as being a strain of coronavirus. Shenzhen officials said another eight people were under medical observation. They have also advised people to not travel to Wuhan and also asked Wuhan residents to remain in the city. (more...)
Turns out Stress Really Does Turn Hair Gray, Scientists Confirm Turns out Stress Really Does Turn Hair Gray, Scientists Confirm
- January 23, 2020

When we experience this type of stress , it triggers a sympathetic nerve response that activates the stem cells responsible for coloring our hair. Shayla Clark and Christopher Deppman, two neuroscientists from the University of Virginia, penned an editorial in the journal Nature , accompanying the publication of the new study . (more...)
China shuts down public transport in city at centre of virus outbreak China shuts down public transport in city at centre of virus outbreak
- January 23, 2020

Similar measures will take effect in nearby Huanggang, a city of more than seven million, as of midnight. A 61-year-old man in the city with preexisting medical conditions died on January 9, becoming the virus' first casualty . "If there is a location where we are concerned about potential transmission but Public Health can not contact the individuals individually" then the department will announce that location, said Dr. (more...)
The timing of the Wuhan coronavirus could be a global-health nightmare
- January 23, 2020

Similar measures will take effect in nearby Huanggang, a city of more than seven million, as of midnight. That would have significantly increased the risk of spreading the disease from the Wuhan hotspot to the whole country and overseas. "If the outbreak developed into a pandemic with very large number of cases then it would be a very serious issue for us all". He said three cases are in Edinburgh and the other is believed to be in Glasgow. (more...)
WHO delays decision to declare coronavirus outbreak health emergency WHO delays decision to declare coronavirus outbreak health emergency
- January 23, 2020

They cut off Wuhan, the province's capital, in the morning. The coronavirus has claimed 17 lives and infected over 630 people in China so far. But the team cautioned: "Our estimates should not be interpreted as implying the outbreak has doubled in size in the period 12th January to 18th January-delays in confirming and reporting exported cases and incomplete information about dates of symptom onset together with the still very small numbers of exported cases mean we are unable to ... (more...)
What is coronavirus? What you should know about the outbreak in China What is coronavirus? What you should know about the outbreak in China
- January 23, 2020

The disease has spread to other parts of China, including five cases in capital Beijing.Cases have also been confirmed in Thailand , South Korea , Japan and Taiwan , all involving people who had been to Wuhan. What do we know about the virus? A significant issue in the panel's deliberations will be the severity of infections. In New Zealand, the director of public health Caroline McElnay told Morning Report she was in talks with ESR (Institute of Environmental Science and ... (more...)
WHO weighs declaring new coronavirus worldwide public health emergency WHO weighs declaring new coronavirus worldwide public health emergency
- January 22, 2020

Countries have been intensifying efforts to stop the spread of the pathogen - known by its technical name 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) - as the number of cases jumped, raising concerns in the middle of a major Chinese holiday travel rush. (more...)

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