Medicine


Trump set to sign $8.3B bill to combat coronavirus outbreak Trump set to sign $8.3B bill to combat coronavirus outbreak
- March 07, 2020

Trump had asked for $1.25 billion in new funds along with permission to tap another $1.25 billion from other social and health programs. "It includes what our experts say they need". Most of the coronavirus cases in the USA are on the West Coast - in California, Oregon, and Washington state. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Wednesday lauded the bipartisan efforts to come up with a deal. (more...)
Second coronavirus case in east of Ireland Second coronavirus case in east of Ireland
- March 07, 2020

It bring the total number of cases to three - none are connected. There has also been a case confirmed in Northern Ireland. Neither of the people travelled back through the Republic of Ireland on their way to Northern Ireland. The "presumptive positive" results are to be confirmed by Public Health England. Covid-19 (coronavirus) cases in locality. An emergency meeting was held yesterday at Queen's and the university is to stay open as normal. (more...)
Ontario reports new COVID-19 case, patient had travelled to Las Vegas Ontario reports new COVID-19 case, patient had travelled to Las Vegas
- March 06, 2020

Deena Hinshaw in a release from the Province of Alberta. The case is presumptive, which means it is not yet lab-confirmed. Earlier on Thursday, the World Health Organization said more than 95,000 people have been sickened worldwide and 3,500 people have died and that the virus has a fatality rate of 3.4 per cent. (more...)
Seven More Confirmed Cases Of Coronavirus Seven More Confirmed Cases Of Coronavirus
- March 06, 2020

It comes after 60 staff at Cork University Hospital have been placed in self isolation after a case of coronavirus at the hospital. As to the spread from Italy he said he did not believe a travel ban should be introduced from the country. (more...)
Sydney High School Ordered To Close After Student Tests Positive For Coronavirus Sydney High School Ordered To Close After Student Tests Positive For Coronavirus
- March 06, 2020

Secretary of Education Mark Scott said the department had "well prepared" continuity plans. " New South Wales Health has been working very hard to try to contact each of those doctors and other attendees of the conference, so far it has been positive, nobody else showing any symptoms of coronavirus ", Mr Hazzard said. (more...)
Hong Kong warns residents not to kiss pets after dog contracts coronavirus Hong Kong warns residents not to kiss pets after dog contracts coronavirus
- March 06, 2020

Even if there is a low-level infection, he said, "That doesn't say the animal is sufficiently infected that it can spread the virus". Hong Kong authorities warned residents Wednesday not to kiss their pets, but at the same time not to panic and abandon them on the streets after a dog repeatedly tested "weak positive" for coronavirus in a likely case of human-to-animal transmission. (more...)
Exports of Certain APIs, Formulations Put Under Restricted Category Exports of Certain APIs, Formulations Put Under Restricted Category
- March 06, 2020

The world's biggest supplier of generic drugs says it is introducing the restrictions as concerns mount about the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. In the US, for instance, Indian imports accounted for 24 percent of medicines and 31 percent of medicine ingredients in 2018, according to the US Food and Drug Administration . (more...)
The White House: The US Needs Funding to Fight the Coronavirus The White House: The US Needs Funding to Fight the Coronavirus
- March 06, 2020

US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said the United States has 59 coronavirus cases, including 42 American passengers repatriated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship docked in Japan. But he also blamed the Democratic presidential candidates for spooking investors. The State Department raised its travel alert level for South Korea and urged Americans to reconsider going there. (more...)
Korea threatens retaliation over 'irrational' Japan virus quarantine Korea threatens retaliation over 'irrational' Japan virus quarantine
- March 06, 2020

Japan's move could further strain bilateral relations between the Asian U.S. allies, which sank to their lowest point in decades a year ago as they feuded over trade issues, wartime history and military co-operation. Also on March 5, 16 imported cases (those coming from abroad) of novel coronavirus infection were reported on the mainland, including 11 in Gansu Province, four in Beijing and one in Shanghai. (more...)
First probable case announced in New Jersey First probable case announced in New Jersey
- March 06, 2020

But Murphy and other officials warned Monday that the virus was likely to spread to the state. "It's a presumptive-positive test for coronavirus that was performed by the hospital", Sokolich said, according to the article. "My administration is working aggressively to keep residents safe and contain the spread of COVID-19 in New Jersey", Murphy said in a statement. "We urge all New Jersey residents to follow guidance from the New Jersey Department of Health and Centers for Disease ... (more...)
Scientists used CRISPR inside an adult patient's body for the first time Scientists used CRISPR inside an adult patient's body for the first time
- March 06, 2020

The Casey Eye Institute at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon, recently made medical history after performing the first in vivo , CRISPR gene-editing procedure created to treat blindness. The eye surgery poses little risk, according to doctors, with infections and bleeding relatively rare complications. Commercial angle: The new study was sponsored by biotech companies Editas Medicine and Allergen and took place at Oregon Health & Science University. (more...)
North Carolina reports first case of coronavirus in Wake County North Carolina reports first case of coronavirus in Wake County
- March 06, 2020

Gov. Roy Cooper says a Wake County resident traveled to Washington state and was exposed at a long-term care facility where there is an ongoing coronavirus outbreak. "Today's announcement represents an isolated case, and COVID-19 is now not widespread in North Carolina". North Carolina Laboratory of Public Health conducted the coronavirus-positive test, which has yet to be confirmed by U.S. (more...)
Seven more confirmed cases of Coronavirus - including two females in the West Seven more confirmed cases of Coronavirus - including two females in the West
- March 06, 2020

It was also confirmed that two women in the west of the country were being treated after they tested positive for coronavirus. The hospital has cancelled all outpatient appointments for tomorrow. A statement issued last night by the HSE confirmed that the two new cases in the West, two females, "are associated with close contact with a confirmed case". (more...)
Mainers being tested for coronavirus Mainers being tested for coronavirus
- March 06, 2020

How can you protect yourself and your family? The virus spreads through respiratory droplets in the air, when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Six people at the University of Houston are self-quarantined after returning from trips overseas to countries identified by health officials as at risk for the new strain of coronavirus , the school said Thursday. (more...)
First Patient In England Dies After Testing Positive For Coronavirus First Patient In England Dies After Testing Positive For Coronavirus
- March 06, 2020

Britain is moving into the second of four phases in its plan to tackle the spread of coronavirus , England's Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty said on Thursday, as the United Kingdom recorded its first death of a patient and confirmed cases rose. (more...)
NH coronavirus patient breaks isolation, potentially exposing others
- March 06, 2020

A second man is believed to have contracted the virus from the first patient (though it has not been confirmed if transmission occurred at the event in question) and is now isolated at his home in Grafton county, N.H. "People in this situation - with only minimal possible contact with a case - are still considered to be at low risk for infection, but out of an abundance of caution the department is seeking contact from anyone in attendance", said Dr. (more...)
President Trump Contradicts WHO's Warning over Coronavirus Death Rate President Trump Contradicts WHO's Warning over Coronavirus Death Rate
- March 06, 2020

The president was pushing back at reports about remarks he made on Sean Hannity's show on Wednesday night where he said people get better when they are "sitting around and even going to work". In a clip shared to Twitter by Matt Rogers, Chief Strategist at Politidope , Trump can be heard saying "A lot of people will have this and it gets better very rapidly, they don't even see a doctor, they don't even call a doctor". (more...)
Coronavirus: UK confirms first death in Berkshire Coronavirus: UK confirms first death in Berkshire
- March 06, 2020

The hospital, in Reading , west of London , also issued a statement. "The family has been informed and our thoughts are with them at this hard time", it added. Meanwhile, the whole of Italy is now classed as a recognised area of concern, meaning if people develop symptoms after returning from the country they should self-isolate. (more...)
Carrie Underwood recalls how body shaming led to strict diet Carrie Underwood recalls how body shaming led to strict diet
- March 06, 2020

The criticism was something she usually ignored but this time it actually affected her a lot. However then she selected to take the eating regimen one step additional. Carrie explained, "I shouldn't care what other people think about me", adding, "I was exhausted, and I kept buying bigger clothes". The young artist then knew then that she could do better for herself. (more...)
Mike Bloomberg suspends campaign for Democratic presidential nomination, endorses Joe Biden Mike Bloomberg suspends campaign for Democratic presidential nomination, endorses Joe Biden
- March 06, 2020

But his rival Bernie Sanders seized the biggest prize with a win in California that ensured he - and his embrace of democratic socialism - would drive the Democrats' nomination fight for the foreseeable future. Rove presented a whiteboard calculation of the projected outcome for the two candidates with California's delegate count factored in. The race has echoes of Sanders' face-off in 2016 against Hillary Clinton, a more moderate candidate who was deemed a safer choice until her stunning ... (more...)

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