Medicine


Widespread travel bans not needed to beat China virus: World Health Organization chief Widespread travel bans not needed to beat China virus: World Health Organization chief
- February 05, 2020

World Health Organization said there are now 27 human-to-human coronavirus cases outside of China, across nine countries. Vietnam had three cases of human-to-human transmission, the United States had two, and Thailand, France, and Malaysia each had one. (more...)
Third confirmed case of coronavirus on the Gold Coast Third confirmed case of coronavirus on the Gold Coast
- February 05, 2020

All three come from Hubei Province, which is located in the epicenter of the coronavirus in China. The hospital is one of the two makeshift hospitals dedicated to treating patients infected with the virus. A passenger receives a temperature check before flying towards Wuhan at the Spring Airlines check-in counter at Haneda Airport. "We expect to see more cases of person-to-person spread", said Dr. (more...)
Thai claim new drug treating coronavirus 'successful'
- February 04, 2020

In Thailand , where there are 19 confirmed cases, a 71-year-old Chinese patient returned a negative test within 48 hours of being given the three drugs. In Beijing, CNN reports that patients positive for the Wuhan coronavirus are also being given anti-HIV and AIDS drugs as part of their treatment, although the efficiency of these drugs is still unclear. (more...)
World Health Organization working on recommendations for resuming flights to China
- February 04, 2020

China accused the United States on Monday of whipping up panic over a fast-spreading coronavirus with travel restrictions and evacuations. But instead an "epidemic" with "multiple foci" - meaning it's mostly centered in one country, with just a few outlying clusters in other areas, and countries. (more...)
Coronavirus outbreak not yet pandemic
- February 04, 2020

Asked why there have only between one death recorded overseas so far, in the Philippines, among some 153 cases, she said people travelling were probably not old with chronic disease, but younger people and people in good health. Beijing, however, is upset that a number of countries are restricting travelers from China from crossing their borders. "China has noted that the United States has repeatedly expressed its willingness to provide assistance to China, and hopes that the relevant ... (more...)
Coronavirus and travel to China: Foreign Secretary's statement, 4 February 2020
- February 04, 2020

This is a breaking news story. The updated Foreign Office advice comes after Mr Hancock said on Monday that there were "no plans to evacuate all remaining United Kingdom nationals in China". China's central bank has said on February 2 that it will pump $173 billion into the economy to help fight the nationwide outbreak of the Coronavirus. (more...)
Hong Kong records first virus death Hong Kong records first virus death
- February 04, 2020

A 44-year-old man died of the coronavirus in the Philippines, the first death confirmed outside China, according to the World Health Organization's local office on February 2. "It is necessary to strengthen market supervision, resolutely ban and severely crack down on illegal wildlife markets and trade", it added. Japanese officials were deciding whether to quarantine more than 3,000 people on a cruise ship that carried a passenger who tested positive for the virus. (more...)
Thailand confirms six new cases of coronavirus, including four Thais Thailand confirms six new cases of coronavirus, including four Thais
- February 04, 2020

Thai doctors say that they have successfully treated one Novel coronavirus patient with a combination of antiviral medicines, according to a briefing on Sunday from the Ministry of Health. "We have been following worldwide practices, but the doctor increased the dosage of one of the drugs", said Somsak Akkslim, director-general of the Medical Services Department, referring to the flu medicine Oseltamivir. (more...)
House Democrats: Senators have 'duty' to convict Trump House Democrats: Senators have 'duty' to convict Trump
- February 04, 2020

Schiff urged senators to find "courage to stand up" to the president. "I think it was wrong", retiring Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander, who Democrats thought might break with his party on the evidence vote, said on Meet the Press on Sunday. (more...)
Quest for HIV vaccine continues after latest trial fails Quest for HIV vaccine continues after latest trial fails
- February 04, 2020

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases , the agency within the NIH that sponsored the trial, called it off after an independent board said the vaccine wasn't working. "It is very disappointing that this vaccine candidate does not work, but the trial was well-conducted and got an answer as quickly as possible". NIAID said that those study participants are being informed of the trial stopping and researchers will continue to follow study participants over time. (more...)
Red meat, processed meat hike heart disease risk Red meat, processed meat hike heart disease risk
- February 04, 2020

According to Kevin McConway, a retired professor from Open University, a distant learning center in the United Kingdom, the perspective of the new study seems to be an important reason that their findings differed so much from last fall's report that red meat is great to eat. (more...)
Second person-to-person coronavirus transmission reported in US, CDC says
- February 04, 2020

Messonnier said 167 specimens have tested negative, and the CDC is awaiting the results of another 82 suspected cases. The number of people with the virus detected outside of China's mainland reached 15 in Hong Kong and reached eight in Macau, both are special administrative regions. (more...)
Thai Doctors Successfully Treat Coronavirus with Antiviral Drug Cocktail Thai Doctors Successfully Treat Coronavirus with Antiviral Drug Cocktail
- February 04, 2020

According to the doctors of Rajavithi Hospital in Bangkok , the condition of many patients treated with the diagnosis of Corona virus has improved in the hospital. The patient's condition has improved very quickly within 48 hours. Dr Kriengsak Attipornwanich said "The lab result of positive on the coronavirus turned negative in 48 hours". (more...)
Canadian Wuhan evacuees set to transfer through Vancouver
- February 04, 2020

On Friday, January 31, we reported testing 114 cases and one confirmed case. To protect the health and safety of Canadians-both those who are coming to and those already in Canada-the returning individuals will undergo a thorough health screening before boarding, during the flight and upon arrival at CFB Trenton. (more...)
WHO forecasts 81% cancer jump in poorer countries WHO forecasts 81% cancer jump in poorer countries
- February 04, 2020

As many as 1.63 lakh cases were those of breast cancer and 1.2 lakh of oral cancer. According to the report , the six most common cancer types in India are breast cancer (1,62,500 cases), oral cancer (1,20,000 cases), cervical cancer (97,000 cases), lung cancer (68,000 cases ), stomach cancer (57,000 cases), and colorectal cancer (57,000). (more...)
Pete Buttigieg signals Iowa caucus 'victory' despite lack of results
- February 04, 2020

Typically at 11:00 pm in Iowa on the night of a caucus, the large majority of results would already be reported. "By all indications, we are going on to New Hampshire victorious", the former South Bend, Indiana, mayor told his supporters at Drake University after midnight. (more...)
Flu cases increased in MA in late January, latest state data shows Flu cases increased in MA in late January, latest state data shows
- February 04, 2020

Visits to health care providers for ILI increased from 5.1 percent last week to 5.7 percent this week, according to the latest report from the CDC. "We appreciate the cooperation and assistance we received", said Dr. Cover your cough and sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. "As part of our ongoing special pathogens preparedness, we are ready to respond to coronavirus and safely manage any patients at risk that might present to any of our system facilities at NYC Health ... (more...)
US officials announce 2nd case of person-to-person coronavirus transmission
- February 04, 2020

But since public health experts are still working to understand how the virus behaves, it may also mean the infection has not developed enough to be detected in the test, she said. These measures are going into effect after the US placed 195 USA citizens under federal quarantine on March Air Force Base in Southern California last week. (more...)
HK hospital strike calls to close China border HK hospital strike calls to close China border
- February 04, 2020

Google has temporarily closed its offices in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. February 3 marked the first day of a planned five-day strike. The sign-up was scheduled to end at noon, and hospital workers planned to take to the streets at several locations in the afternoon. (more...)
Disha Patani reveals her views on love Disha Patani reveals her views on love
- February 04, 2020

The actress, who is now busy with the promotions of her next romantic thriller, asked Malang about her definition of love in one of the interviews. During an interview with Pinkvilla , the star went onto state, "I was a big mess after my heartbreak". (more...)

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