Medicine


Blood types more at risk of infection Blood types more at risk of infection
- March 21, 2020

Comparing the blood types of these patients to those of over 3,600 unaffected people, the study found out that while 31.16 percent of regular residents were blood type A, 37.75 percent of surveyed coronavirus patients were of the same blood type. (more...)
'We need to stay apart:' Saskatchewan declares emergency as COVID cases double 'We need to stay apart:' Saskatchewan declares emergency as COVID cases double
- March 21, 2020

Saskatchewan residents are still running into trouble dialing into the 811 Healthline. Crown utilities will implement programs for customers to defer bills. A resident in their 60s with recent travel from Arizona was tested in Regina and is now in hospital due to unrelated medical issues. A resident in their 50s, was tested in Regina following travel to Vancouver, and is self-isolating at home. (more...)
Boris Johnson tells pubs to close Boris Johnson tells pubs to close
- March 21, 2020

Jenny Harries, England's deputy chief medical officer said at the briefing, "We want children to exercise but not in groups" for their own protection from the deadly coronavirus. The Welsh Government said it was stepping up measures following "strong advice" to people not to attend pubs and other public places. Mr Sunak said "our planned economic response will be one of the most comprehensive in the world". (more...)
Coronavirus Scare: Indian Railways cancels 90 more trains, tally rises to 245 Coronavirus Scare: Indian Railways cancels 90 more trains, tally rises to 245
- March 21, 2020

He added: "This is not a decision we take lightly, however implementing these measures now will mean that we can continue to operate trains over a prolonged period with fewer railway workers, who like so many others are to be commended for putting the needs of the country first, and whose safety remains front of mind". (more...)
Third Coronavirus Death As Number Of Cases Jumps Third Coronavirus Death As Number Of Cases Jumps
- March 21, 2020

This brings the total of confirmed cases to 683 in Ireland. Of those for whom transmission status is known, community transmission accounts for 35%, local transmission/ close contact accounts for 21%, travel overseas accounts for 43%; 71 remain under investigation. (more...)
Coronavirus outbreak leads to rising number of young Americans hospitalized Coronavirus outbreak leads to rising number of young Americans hospitalized
- March 20, 2020

Also, up to 20% of cases among young adults required hospitalization. It found that coronavirus patients over 85 had the highest death rate with 10% to 27% dying from the disease. Since February 12, 4,226 COVID-19 cases were reported in the United States; 31% of cases, 45% of hospitalizations, 53% of ICU admissions, and 80% of deaths occurred among adults aged ≥65 years with the highest percentage of severe outcomes among persons aged ≥85 years. (more...)
Regeneron Aims for Summer Launch of COV-19 Treatment Regeneron Aims for Summer Launch of COV-19 Treatment
- March 20, 2020

Sanofi , the French pharmaceutical company, and Regeneron, a United States biotech, are trying to find out whether Kevzara, approved to treat rheumatoid arthritis , could help reduce patients' inflammatory response to coronavirus. The study will evaluate Sylvant's ability to reduce the need for invasive ventilation, time spent in intensive care and 30-day mortality for patients prior to intensive care or those already admitted, EUSA said. (more...)
Coronavirus: Italy's death toll overtakes China's with 3,405 deceased Coronavirus: Italy's death toll overtakes China's with 3,405 deceased
- March 20, 2020

Europe now accounts for half of the 10,000 fatalities linked to the COVID-19 disease around the world. That compares to Italy's 33,000-plus confirmed cases, while China which has officially reported more than 81,000. "I'm sorry about that, but the alternative is intensive care, hospitalization and contagion". "In the next 24 to 48 hours, new restrictions are possible", Italy's minister of regional affairs, Francesco Boccia, said, according to The Local . (more...)
Digestive problems may be the first symptom of coronavirus, study finds Digestive problems may be the first symptom of coronavirus, study finds
- March 20, 2020

Children in China with COVID-19 showed less severe symptoms than adults, but infants and toddlers were vulnerable to moderate and severe infection, according to a new study in the medical journal Pediatrics . The patients also waited on average two days longer to seek treatment from the onset of the virus than those without digestive symptoms, the report said. (more...)
COVID-19 Has High Life Expectancy Both In Air And On Surfaces COVID-19 Has High Life Expectancy Both In Air And On Surfaces
- March 20, 2020

Scientists found that the virus that causes the Covid-19 disease had similar levels of viability outside the body to its predecessor that caused SARS. Scientists from the US-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ), University of California, Los Angeles and Princeton used a nebuliser to simulate a person coughing or sneezing, found that the particles became suspended in the air , making it detectable for nearly three hours . (more...)
U.S. CDC reports 10,491 coronavirus cases, 150 deaths U.S. CDC reports 10,491 coronavirus cases, 150 deaths
- March 20, 2020

The CDC said it had confirmed 4,226 cases of COVID-19 in the United States as of March 16. The report also found that the same age group accounted for 20% of those hospitalized with the disease, as well as 12% of those admitted to intensive care, showing that younger people can develop severe cases, too. (more...)
ICE will reduce enforcement actions due to coronavirus ICE will reduce enforcement actions due to coronavirus
- March 20, 2020

For those who don't fall into those categories, Immigration and Customs Enforcement "will exercise discretion to delay enforcement actions until after the crisis or utilize alternatives to detention, as appropriate". The groups argue detainees are like inmates in jails and prisons and are more susceptible to the virus. USA immigration officials said Wednesday they will temporarily be using more "discretion" when it comes to the arrests of non-criminal undocumented immigrants to help stem ... (more...)
With half the number of cases, Italy's coronavirus death toll overtakes China With half the number of cases, Italy's coronavirus death toll overtakes China
- March 20, 2020

ABC reports Italian health authorities counted 427 deaths on Thursday, bringing the total number to 3,405. While China has recorded 80,928 cases of coronavirus infection, 41,035 people in Italy have been confirmed to have contracted the disease. (more...)
Digestive issues could be first symptom of coronavirus, study says Digestive issues could be first symptom of coronavirus, study says
- March 20, 2020

As cases of the new coronavirus disease, COVID-19, surge around the world, one curious observation has emerged: Children seem to be largely unharmed by the disease. "This knowledge may help with earlier identification of COVID-19, faster time to treatment, earlier quarantine, and lower exposure to bystanders", the authors write. (more...)
Senate GOP prioritizes business tax cuts in coronavirus stimulus package Senate GOP prioritizes business tax cuts in coronavirus stimulus package
- March 20, 2020

It's expected to cost around $ 1 trillion . The plan includes cash payments of up to $1,200 for individuals and $2,400 for couples, said Sen. People with children can receive $500 per child. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) speaks to media at the Capitol in Washington on February 5, 2020. The 247-page proposal was drafted by Senate Republicans in consultation with the White House that also includes expansions to unemployment insurance and travel industry bailouts. (more...)
Death toll from coronavirus in Italy tops that of mainland China Death toll from coronavirus in Italy tops that of mainland China
- March 20, 2020

Until Thursday morning, China - where the virus surfaced late past year - had the most fatalities at 3,245, which was up only eight from the previous day, as the spread appears to be under control. Russian Federation reported its first death and even the Pacific nation of Fiji said it had its first case. Countries are taking increasingly drastic steps to stem infections, with Australia and New Zealand banning non-residents from arriving. (more...)
Alberta makes changes to hospital visits during COVID-19 pandemic Alberta makes changes to hospital visits during COVID-19 pandemic
- March 20, 2020

The province also recorded 27 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total of people afflicted in the province to 146. For now, Hinshaw said individuals should be, "encouraged to do the right thing". "Practice social distancing if you do have to go out, including if you have to work outside the home", Hinshaw said. But Hinshaw did stress the importance to everyone in the province of taking these new social distancing measures seriously, to try to help limit the number of fatalities in Alberta. (more...)
People under 44 make up 20% of hospitalized coronavirus patients: CDC People under 44 make up 20% of hospitalized coronavirus patients: CDC
- March 20, 2020

While a CDC report on Wednesday confirms that seniors are most at risk at developing a serious illness from the coronavirus, the virus also poses a risk to younger adults, according to the guidance. "Moving an older adult from a long-term care center is risky and could have long-lasting impacts", David Gifford, chief medical officer of the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living, told AARP . (more...)
Halton public health reporting 2nd coronavirus-related death in Ontario Halton public health reporting 2nd coronavirus-related death in Ontario
- March 20, 2020

The agency says he had an underlying health condition. All 16 confirmed cases have been linked to travel or contact with someone who has travelled. Dr. The number of COVID-19 cases in the region continues to climb. Tam said that for now, Canada has enough critical medical equipment to cope with the disease, such as ventilators. (more...)
USA approves usage of Hydroxychloroquine as #COVID19 medicine USA approves usage of Hydroxychloroquine as #COVID19 medicine
- March 20, 2020

Research published in the journal Nature said chloroquine "appears to be the drug of choice for large-scale use due to its availability, proven safety record, and a relatively low cost". It had also shown promise in animal models for treating Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), according to the NIH. (more...)

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