Medicine


China's leaders say nation yet to turn corner in virus… China's leaders say nation yet to turn corner in virus…
- February 26, 2020

The respiratory and significant sickness doctor had deliberate to get married throughout the Chinese New 12 months vacation, however postpone the ceremony so he may very well be on the entrance strains because the outbreak intensified. Healthcare workers at the front lines of the coronavirus outbreak have been getting sick by the hundreds. Medical workers wearing protective gear transfer a suspected coronavirus patient (C) to another hospital from Daenam Hospital where a total of 16 ... (more...)
South Korea reports 142 more novel coronavirus cases South Korea reports 142 more novel coronavirus cases
- February 26, 2020

At the hospital, the first and second deaths from the COVID-19 virus were reported on Wednesday and Friday. A total of 329 cases were linked to the church services of a minor religious group, called Sincheonji, in Daegu . "We think the patients had repeated exposure given the isolated facility of the psychiatric wards, where many patients share the same room", KCDC Director Jeong Eun-kyeong told reporters. (more...)
USA coronavirus cases jump to 35 with return of cruise passengers USA coronavirus cases jump to 35 with return of cruise passengers
- February 25, 2020

Americans considering traveling overseas shouldn't view such repatriation flights as standard practice by the US government, Brownley warned, advising Americans to reconsider travel by cruise ship to, in, or from Asia. The CDC says is not yet seeing the virus spread on a community scale in the u-s, yet but it's likely that it will happen. Three other people confirmed to have the disease have been repatriated, in addition to 13 other American travelers who fell ill upon returning from ... (more...)
World Health Organization concerned about new cases of COVID-19 not linked to China World Health Organization concerned about new cases of COVID-19 not linked to China
- February 22, 2020

The country also reported its second death from the virus. Tedros added that the change provides better clarity, since some of the clinically confirmed cases may not reflect COVID-19 infections. The figure does not include those who visited the China's Hubei province region where the virus is thought to have originated, as those travelers have flown on charter flights and been quarantined on USA military bases, including Travis Air Force base in Fairfield. (more...)
6th presumptive case of the COVID-19 virus found in B.C. 6th presumptive case of the COVID-19 virus found in B.C.
- February 22, 2020

The joint statement from Henry and Dix assured everyone that the risk of the coronavirus spreading in the province "remains low at this time". Of the five other B.C. "That could be an indicator that there's more widespread transmission". The case is a "presumptive positive" and a sample has been sent to the National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg for confirmation. (more...)
Flu vaccine effective this season, especially for kids, feds say Flu vaccine effective this season, especially for kids, feds say
- February 22, 2020

Last flu season, the state had more than 9,200 positive cases of the virus. "This is good news in that the vaccine is performing better than it has in previous years", Skowronski said of the findings, adding they highlight the fact that the public should get vaccinated annually to protect themselves against various strains of the influenza virus, especially if they have a heart or lung condition or are in contact with vulnerable people including the elderly. (more...)
Antibiotic linked to increased risk of birth defects,… Antibiotic linked to increased risk of birth defects,…
- February 22, 2020

Macrolide antibiotics are widely used to treat common bacterial infections, often as an alternative for patients allergic to penicillin. The study, published Wednesday in the journal BMJ , looked at a total of 240,654 children, including 82,314 children whose moms had been prescribed either penicillin or macrolides before pregnancy. (more...)
Officials Dismissed After 505 Prisoners Infected With COVID-19 Officials Dismissed After 505 Prisoners Infected With COVID-19
- February 22, 2020

The statistics out of China have been treated with skepticism, and multiple changes by Chinese health authorities regarding how cases are counted has added another level of doubt to their accuracy. In the United States , 34 patients have tested positive for the virus. "Those two people have mild illness", said Dianne Stephens, acting chief health officer for the Northern Territories. (more...)
Scientists discover powerful antibiotic using AI
- February 22, 2020

Using a machine-learning algorithm, MIT researchers have identified a powerful new antibiotic compound. Scientists on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have created a machine that e. The study is "a great example of the growing body of work using computational methods to discover and predict properties of potential drugs", says Bob Murphy, a computational biologist at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. (more...)
Coronavirus Now a ‘Tremendous Public Health Threat’: CDC Coronavirus Now a ‘Tremendous Public Health Threat’: CDC
- February 22, 2020

The other 13 patients weren't among the groups that were repatriated. There are 10 people in California who have tested positive for the virus in lab tests performed by the CDC , the California Department of Public Health said. The CDC has warned that transmission of the deadly COVID-19 virus in the United States is " very possible , even likely " and said its current goal is not to prevent but to slow down its spread and "buy more time" for U.S. (more...)
Mediterranean Diet May Help Reduce Frailty And Cognitive Decline In Old Age Mediterranean Diet May Help Reduce Frailty And Cognitive Decline In Old Age
- February 21, 2020

Mediterranean: Which Diet Is Really Better for You? Researchers analysed the gut microbiome of 612 people aged 65 to 79, before and after 12 months. Some bacteria are linked with improved brain function , such as memory. Thanks to a load of favorable research on the Mediterranean diet, it's topped U.S. (more...)
Kyrie Irving to Undergo Season-Ending Shoulder Surgery Kyrie Irving to Undergo Season-Ending Shoulder Surgery
- February 21, 2020

He will finish with a career-low 20 games played in his first season with the Brooklyn Nets . But I think it got to the point that it was, 'Hey, let's see another specialist, "said Atkinson, the Brooklyn Nets coach". Back on Christmas Eve, Irving elected for the injection. "I really love the player and feel like we had a really good relationship. More reps, more time with him", Atkinson said. (more...)
Pete Buttigieg campaigns in L.A., goes after Bloomberg, Sanders Pete Buttigieg campaigns in L.A., goes after Bloomberg, Sanders
- February 21, 2020

Bloomberg, the former New York City mayor and billionaire founder of a financial, software, data, and media company, didn't enter the race until November. "This is ridiculous", Bloomberg said. In response to a question from a reporter, she took Sanders to task for the failure by the 78-year-old front-runner, who had a heart attack in the fall, to release his full medical records. (more...)
China Dispatches Some 25,000 Medics to Coronavirus-Hit Hubei Province China Dispatches Some 25,000 Medics to Coronavirus-Hit Hubei Province
- February 21, 2020

Much of the response has focused on the hard-hit province of Hubei and its capital Wuhan , where the outbreak began. The number of new deaths in China's central Hubei province from the coronavirus outbreak rose by 139 as of Saturday. (more...)
China's Hubei reports 411 new coronavirus cases China's Hubei reports 411 new coronavirus cases
- February 21, 2020

He noted that the number of cases of coronavirus in the rest of the world was very low compared to China, but added: "That may not be the same for a long time". Among these, "positive tests" refers to "asymptomatic infected patients" who test positive for the disease but have no symptoms. Some 170 Australian passengers from the Diamond Princess arrived on Thursday on a special flight to Darwin, Qantas confirmed. (more...)
China reports uptick in new virus cases but downward trend holds China reports uptick in new virus cases but downward trend holds
- February 21, 2020

The National Health Commission also said in its daily update that China tallied 889 new cases. The huge vessel moored in Yokohama is easily the biggest coronavirus cluster outside the Chinese epicentre, with 621 cases confirmed among the passengers and crew - one sixth of the total. (more...)
China changes method of counting virus infected... again China changes method of counting virus infected... again
- February 21, 2020

President Moon Jae-in, scheduled Friday to have a round table discussion with small businesses on the impact of the outbreak, has warned that the effects from the virus on the economy could be bigger and longer-lasting than the 2015 MERS epidemic that killed 38 people in South Korea. (more...)
After fiery debate attacks on Bloomberg, Democrats scatter on campaign trail After fiery debate attacks on Bloomberg, Democrats scatter on campaign trail
- February 20, 2020

Bloomberg did not qualify for the previous debates, which required him to meet a donor threshold, as the billionaire is self-funding his own campaign. Bloomberg seeing huge expansions of their wealth while a half a million people sleep out on the street tonight", a comment that benefited from having Bloomberg on standby, ready to give another smug sideways look at the cameras. (more...)
Chinese Envoy refutes rumours of coronavirus originating from lab Chinese Envoy refutes rumours of coronavirus originating from lab
- February 20, 2020

Wedong expressed confidence that the outbreak of epidemic will not change the sound fundamentals of China's economy. Appreciating India's efforts to stand by China amid such a tragic time, Sun stressed, "The Indian side assured the readiness to stand by China and provide the assistance that India can, to face this challenge". (more...)
Maine CDC records first child flu death of season Maine CDC records first child flu death of season
- February 19, 2020

These reports from the KDHE and CDC track the spread of ILI activity. KDHE defines ILI activity as a fever higher than 100 degrees and the presence of a cough and/or sore throat. It added that the following groups are most vulnerable to the virus and are especially urged to get the flu vaccine: children between six months to five years; pregnant women, adults over 65; people with chronic medical conditions, such as diabetes mellitus; and people with chronic respiratory illnesses, such as ... (more...)

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