Medicine


Positive COVID-19 cases drops to one in Goa Positive COVID-19 cases drops to one in Goa
- April 16, 2020

Of those who've experienced an effect, almost 1 in 4 report a delay in care or treatment. "We don't know if it works yet, we hope it will work, we need to study it more", Pannu says. Mr. Kathiravan said that people are coming to purchase groceries everyday as they feel that it is a sort of relaxation for them. "Cancer patients and survivors are facing threats on multiple fronts right now, including the struggle to get and afford health care", said Lacasse. (more...)
Abbott Labs announces immunity test for COVID-19 Abbott Labs announces immunity test for COVID-19
- April 16, 2020

PCR test results will come back negative if a person does not have COVID-19 at the time the test was taken, even if they have previously had it. PCR tests are what health officials are using to keep track of case counts and monitor the spread of COVID-19 in real-time. (more...)
Greater monitoring of Covid-19 impact on nursing homes Greater monitoring of Covid-19 impact on nursing homes
- April 16, 2020

Her baby girl - also thought to be called Mary - was successfully delivered after an emergency caesarean section and is doing well, according to the hospital. Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with Mary's family and friends at this sad time . It is not known if she has been diagnosed with the coronavirus . (more...)
Mother with coronavirus delivers baby while in coma at Wash. hospital Mother with coronavirus delivers baby while in coma at Wash. hospital
- April 16, 2020

Doctors chose to put her into a medically-induced coma so they could place her on a ventilator. She has been able to return home; though, Ava is still in the hospital as doctors are monitoring her eating. The amount of community and people that were praying for me is just unbelievable. It was touch and go for the new mother after delivery, but eventually, she was taken off the ventilator and started breathing on her. (more...)
COVID-19 Survivors Can Help Others COVID-19 Survivors Can Help Others
- April 16, 2020

Convalescent plasma has a long track record, having been used as a treatment during the Spanish Flu, SARS and Ebola outbreaks. "In order for the convalescent plasma program to be successful and allow us to help the greatest number of patients, we really need the help of all of our recovered patients", St. (more...)
Coronavirus: US to halt funding to WHO Coronavirus: US to halt funding to WHO
- April 16, 2020

Both sides are falling short. Professor Guy Marks, president of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, urged Trump to reverse his "reckless decision". "The last time the world faced a crisis, which was not of the same dimension, but also a very tough crisis, was the financial crisis in 2008", Germany's ambassador to the United Nations, Christoph Heusgen, told the Security Council. (more...)
Pregnant nurse dies of coronavirus -- but baby saved after c-section Pregnant nurse dies of coronavirus -- but baby saved after c-section
- April 16, 2020

Earl Baird told CTV News Toronto that his sister Patricia "Patty" Baird tested positive for the virus on Monday. England's aged care regulator, the Care Quality Commission, has said it will begin recording deaths in homes from this week by asking care providers to give daily updates on the number of confirmed and suspected cases. (more...)
World Health Organization regrets Trump's decision to halt United States funding: chief
- April 16, 2020

Mr Trump also announced yesterday the USA would immediately halt funding the global health body until a full review could be conducted, accusing it of "severely mismanaging and covering up the spread of the coronavirus". Despite the criticism, Mr Trump doubled down on his accusations against the global health authority today. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the WHO's director-general, last week urged the world to resist the temptation to politicize the pandemic , a message that clearly ... (more...)
Riley County received confirmation of the 25th positive case of COVID-19 Riley County received confirmation of the 25th positive case of COVID-19
- April 16, 2020

The newly confirmed cases in Riley County include a 44 year old female, and a 20 year old male, both are in isolation at their residences. One-hundred-and-eleven people have tested negative for the virus in Clark County. The department reports that 61,795 tests have been administered across the state. There are now 2,390 people hospitalized in Pennsylvania with COVID-19 and 661 of those patients are on ventilators. (more...)
New Yorkers Ordered to Wear Face Coverings in Busy Areas
- April 16, 2020

U.S. President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with health care executives in the Cabinet Room at the White House on April 14. Throughout the coronavirus outbreak, Gov. Dr Anthony Fauci, the government's top infectious disease expert, said Tuesday the US does not yet have the critical testing and tracing procedures needed to begin reopening the nation's economy. (more...)
First death related to COVID-19 in Interior Health region confirmed First death related to COVID-19 in Interior Health region confirmed
- April 16, 2020

The total on Vancouver Island has increased to 92, which is three more than yesterday's numbers. All three deaths occurred in long-term care. She said the province is beefing up its response to this outbreak by deploying a mobile medical unit, which she noted is a great asset in B.C. (more...)
Pregnant Ghanaian nurse dies after contracting coronavirus in United Kingdom but baby survives Pregnant Ghanaian nurse dies after contracting coronavirus in United Kingdom but baby survives
- April 16, 2020

Two days later, she was struggling to breathe normally. Bishop Gerald Glenn showed off his jam-packed congregation back on March 22 at the New Deliverance Evangelistic Church in Richmond, VA. "I'm just taking it every day at a time and just kind of trying to regain my strength and core and muscles", Primachenko said. "It was just the grace of God". (more...)
United Kingdom coronavirus hospital death toll climbs to 12868 United Kingdom coronavirus hospital death toll climbs to 12868
- April 16, 2020

Eight residents have died with suspected coronavirus at a care home in Merseyside, bosses have said. Health authorities say Spain has overcome the peak of the coronavirus, after registering its highest daily death toll of 950 people on April 2, but warn against relaxing restrictions on the movement of people to curb the spread of the virus. (more...)
Carnival Extends Suspension of Cruising Through June 26 Carnival Extends Suspension of Cruising Through June 26
- April 16, 2020

Both companies asked guests and travel advisers to use online resources first rather than calling the Reservation Call Center due to high call volumes and the potential of long on-hold wait times. Virgin Islands that count on the tourist traffic that cruise ships provide. "If you purchased your own flights for getting to your cruise, we encourage you to contact your airline or travel agent about your options as the airlines are being flexible with change fees". (more...)
Covid-19: Chief Ombudsman fast-tracks inspection of aged care facilities Covid-19: Chief Ombudsman fast-tracks inspection of aged care facilities
- April 16, 2020

Patients who test positive for the virus will still have their results reported immediately to their referring doctor and public health unit. "We want answers", she said. "I think it was because she was concerned about her parents staying with her and she worked in aged care", Mr Millard said. Premier Gladys Berejiklian said she was glad to see the COVID-19 curve flatten in NSW but warned the virus could quickly reappear if social restrictions were not heeded. (more...)
Pharmaceutical companies team up to work on Covid-19 vaccine Pharmaceutical companies team up to work on Covid-19 vaccine
- April 16, 2020

Another 67 companies, including drug giant Pfizer Inc., are racing to develop a vaccine, also, the agency said. CanSino's vaccine is based on a genetically modified vaccine that he created to protect himself from Ebola. The partners expect to have a vaccine in clinical trials within the next few months and - assuming it proves effective and is cleared for use - together have the manufacturing capacity to produce hundreds of millions of doses. (more...)
Washing to disposal: All you need to know about face masks Washing to disposal: All you need to know about face masks
- April 16, 2020

It's no secret that there is a mask shortage in this country. To add to the confusion, on Monday, Sir Patrick Vallance, the United Kingdom government's chief scientific adviser, said they would change their view if that was supported by the scientific evidence , and that they were "actually looking at it right now". (more...)
Trudeau says Canada’s lockdown will last ‘many more weeks’ Trudeau says Canada’s lockdown will last ‘many more weeks’
- April 15, 2020

Trudeau urged Canadians to be patient and said for the reopening to occur, there has be rapid testing on a wide-scale basis as well as extensive contact tracing for those who test positive. The prime minister also said over 430,000 Canadians have been tested for COVID-19 so far. "Demand for these supplies is going up and we're going to make sure Canada can keep up", Trudeau said. (more...)
Homemade coronavirus masks: Tips to wash your face covering properly
- April 15, 2020

This means that the virus can spread between people interacting in close proximity-for example, speaking, coughing, or sneezing-even if those people are not exhibiting symptoms. Even ill-fitting medical face masks have been found to interrupt airborne particles and viruses, keeping them from reaching as far when someone sneezes. (more...)
Coronavirus: Another 778 deaths in United Kingdom hospitals takes total past 12000 Coronavirus: Another 778 deaths in United Kingdom hospitals takes total past 12000
- April 15, 2020

The new numbers, which reflect both deaths caused primarily by COVID-19 and where it was mentioned as a factor, show how limited British official data has been so far. On Monday evening, Channel 4 News reported that a whistleblower working on death registrations in the south of England said deaths were not being properly recorded. (more...)

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