Medicine


Sweden’s Princess Sofia joins Stockholm hospital to help medical professionals Sweden’s Princess Sofia joins Stockholm hospital to help medical professionals
- April 18, 2020

The Princess herself confirmed the information when sharing an image of her new work outfit. The Swedish royal family spokesperson has confirmed that Sofia has finished an online course to help out health workers, who are now going through one of the most challenging times ever. (more...)
Pregnant Ghanaian nurse dies of COVID-19 but baby ‘well’ after birth Pregnant Ghanaian nurse dies of COVID-19 but baby ‘well’ after birth
- April 18, 2020

He said data on how home-care patients have been affected by COVID-19 likely won't be clear until months after the fact, but he suspects it's already strongly present in Canada's numbers. John Hirdes, a University of Waterloo professor who specializes in geriatric health-care, said authorities are "quite appropriately" focused right now on quelling the outbreaks in nursing homes. (more...)
Oxford University scientists starting human trials for virus vaccine next week Oxford University scientists starting human trials for virus vaccine next week
- April 18, 2020

Mid-stage trial, Moderna added, is expected to begin in the second quarter. The leading US candidates use a different approach, made from copies of a piece of the coronavirus' genetic code. Its performance in 2020 is significantly better than a year ago when the stock recorded an annual gain of around 25%. Dr Paul McKay , from the Department of Infectious Disease and who has been leading the preclinical development of the vaccine, said: "We made the vaccine candidate in record time ... (more...)
Positive cases of COVID-19 confirmed at Millrise Seniors Village Positive cases of COVID-19 confirmed at Millrise Seniors Village
- April 18, 2020

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases remained steady this week with a total of 27 reported in Strathcona County. AHS is not releasing details on whether those cases were travel-related or contracted by community transmission, citing privacy concerns. (more...)
Wuhan death toll recount up 50% Wuhan death toll recount up 50%
- April 18, 2020

As the number of new infections in Wuhan has dropped, the city has come out of its lockdown and residents have begun picking up the cremated remains of their relatives. Chinese officials have repeatedly defended the accuracy of their data. That brings the total number of deaths in the city to 3,869. High pressure on the city's medical workers to rescue sick patients at the peak of the epidemic also led to many cases being missed, filed late, or misreported. (more...)
First death linked to COVID-19 in western Quebec
- April 18, 2020

The woman who died, identified by her husband as Christine Mandegarian, worked at Altamont Care Community, near Port Union Road and Highway 401. "On behalf of the entire team at Sienna Senior Living, we extend our deepest condolences to her family, loved ones, and colleagues". (more...)
Google to Tackle App Subscription Scams With New Policies for Play Store Google to Tackle App Subscription Scams With New Policies for Play Store
- April 18, 2020

Android users during the next few days and will roll out the feature to global users during the coming months. In a blogpost , Google Play UX director Mindy Brooks said the goal of the new kid-friendly tab is to make it easier for parents to find "the good stuff" for kids. (more...)
Europe still in the eye of Covid-19 storm Europe still in the eye of Covid-19 storm
- April 17, 2020

Asked about mass community testing, he said: "It is part of the strategy, we will be introducing it when we can". Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty said the U.K.is "probably reaching the peak overall" but that officials are "not yet at the point where we can say confidently and safely this is now past the peak". (more...)
‘No evidence’ connecting Covid-19 to Wuhan lab - French official ‘No evidence’ connecting Covid-19 to Wuhan lab - French official
- April 17, 2020

Even within China , where speculation towards the government is heavily censored, there had been a growing sense of mistrust towards the officially reported number. This narrative has also been echoed by a number of social media users in China who desperately needed a sense of transparency in a misty news environment in China. (more...)
Coronavirus: 59% of clusters in Republic's residential facilities are in nursing homes Coronavirus: 59% of clusters in Republic's residential facilities are in nursing homes
- April 17, 2020

Ireland has reported 444 coronavirus-related deaths from a total 12,547 cases, with 245 fatalities associated with nursing homes and 45 more with other care homes. Some 196 of these are in nursing homes - relating to cases among both residents and staff. Coronavirus cases have been recorded in 335 residential care homes in the Republic, the Health Service Executive's Chief Operating Officer has said. (more...)
Alberta's COVID-19 self-assessment website sees huge uptake Alberta's COVID-19 self-assessment website sees huge uptake
- April 17, 2020

Two of the patients caught the virus from an unknown source - they didn't travel or have contact with another confirmed case. Alberta Health Services is still investigating, but seven of the new cases stem from a single gathering in Calgary, Hinshaw said. (more...)
'40,000 could die from Covid-19 in UK' '40,000 could die from Covid-19 in UK'
- April 17, 2020

Professor Costello warned that Britain will most likely have the highest death rate in Europe as the government was "too slow" to act. Prime Minister Boris Johnson initially refrained from approving stringent controls that other European leaders imposed. (more...)
Gov. Mike DeWine and Ohio Dept Gov. Mike DeWine and Ohio Dept
- April 17, 2020

The age range of confirmed cases in OH is from younger than 1 to age 101; 51% are female and 49% are male. Fifty-one percent are female. It is not even the beginning of the end. DeWine did not provide details on how businesses will reopen, when events will be able to resume or whether children will return to school. We have appointed an economic group of advisories - business men and women from across all sectors of OH - who are working to address this economic crisis. (more...)
Province tells hospitals not to move patients into long-term care homes Province tells hospitals not to move patients into long-term care homes
- April 17, 2020

Ontario's New Democrats said the order contained a "giant loophole", which it said would allow long-term care staff from temp agencies to continue to work at multiple locations. "My heart breaks for these people", Ford said. Ontario expanded its priority COVID-19 testing Thursday to include essential workers, residents and staff of homeless shelters and group homes, and people living with health-care workers. (more...)
China Approves Clinical Trials of COVID-19 Vaccines China Approves Clinical Trials of COVID-19 Vaccines
- April 17, 2020

The disease almost caused daily life to stop all around the world, for that reason finding a vaccine to the novel coronavirus is critical. Many worldwide organizations have promised financial support worth millions of dollars. Meanwhile, more lesser known symptoms have been found in patients suffering from coronavirus. On Jan. 30 it said they will collaborate with Chinese biotech company Advaccine based in Beijing, in mass production. (more...)
'More than two fifths of coronavirus transmissions occur before symptoms show' 'More than two fifths of coronavirus transmissions occur before symptoms show'
- April 17, 2020

Coronavirus patients cough, have a fever, and experience fatigue, but the same is true for those with seasonal flu, the common cold, and even severe allergies. After symptoms end, can coronavirus spread again? It's nearly like an alarm bell of new coronavirus infections, a flag around the toes, so to speak. (more...)
China denies cover-up as Wuhan coronavirus deaths revised up 50% China denies cover-up as Wuhan coronavirus deaths revised up 50%
- April 17, 2020

Suspicion that China has not been transparent about the outbreak has risen in recent days as death tolls mount in many countries, including the United States, with President Donald Trump on Wednesday expressing skepticism about China's previously declared death figure of about 3,000. (more...)
Covid-19 Deaths in England Are 15% Higher Than NHS Reports Covid-19 Deaths in England Are 15% Higher Than NHS Reports
- April 17, 2020

Deaths involving Covid-19 in England are running 15% higher than the number reported by the National Health Service. "We absolutely need to make sure that we keep the benefits of this going forward and we don't take a foot off the pedal, we don't become complacent", said Sunak. (more...)
Penn State Health using blood from recovered patients to treat COVID-19 Penn State Health using blood from recovered patients to treat COVID-19
- April 17, 2020

With this, the state discharged two patients in less than 24 hours. The country has registered no death due to covid-19. The eight were part of the 23 patients that the hospital has been managing. Blood drives may operate but only by using appropriate mitigation efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19. It added, "additionally, the patient who was positive for COVID 19 in Hoima hospital has also recovered, tested negative twice for COVID 19 and been discharged". (more...)
Gilead treatment has positive results on Covid-19 patients Gilead treatment has positive results on Covid-19 patients
- April 17, 2020

A Chicago hospital treating patients with severe Covid-19 with Gilead's remdesivir medicine has found rapid recoveries from fever and respiratory symptoms with almost all patients discharged in less than a week, according to a report in Stat , a medical publication. (more...)

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