Medicine


Covid-19: FDA Issues Hydroxychloroquine Warning Covid-19: FDA Issues Hydroxychloroquine Warning
- April 29, 2020

The FDA has warned that hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine should only be used in hospitals or clinical trials because they have been linked to a risk of heart rhythm problems, especially when paired with the antibiotic azithromycin. Additionally, the FDA was aware of the increased use of the two medicines through outpatient prescriptions. A prolonged QTc interval puts a patient at risk for irregular heart beats, also called arrhythmia, and sudden cardiac death, they said. (more...)
US COVID-19 cases surpass 1M: Johns Hopkins University US COVID-19 cases surpass 1M: Johns Hopkins University
- April 29, 2020

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has been vocal about her opposition to Kemp's decision to reopen some businesses. Trump said at his briefing on Monday that "there's a hunger for reopening". The autopsy was completed on February 7 but not signed until April 23. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said he is encouraged that Covid-19 will respond well to a vaccine, once one is available, because there is evidence that patients "can ... (more...)
Pence Ignores Mask Requirement While Visiting Mayo Clinic In Minnesota Pence Ignores Mask Requirement While Visiting Mayo Clinic In Minnesota
- April 29, 2020

The Mayo Clinic tweeted , but then deleted, a message stating that they "informed" Pence on their the masking policy prior to his visit. According to CNN , Mr Pence was visiting the blood and plasma donation centre inside the clinic. It did not distinguish between visitors who had been tested for coronavirus and those who hadn't. The center said if patients or visitors did not have a face mask, they would be provided with one, to comply with guidelines from the Centers for Disease ... (more...)
Pug tests positive for coronavirus; first known dog case in U.S.
- April 29, 2020

According to WRAL , the McLeans' daughter, Sydney, was the only family member who didn't test positive. Winston, a pug in Chapel Hill, N.C., was positive for COVID-19 after being tested as part of a Duke University study, according to local news station WRAL-TV. (more...)
Matt Hancock unveils plans to increase coronavirus testing, including to over 65s Matt Hancock unveils plans to increase coronavirus testing, including to over 65s
- April 29, 2020

Combined, more than 6,500 deaths involving coronavirus have occurred in England and Wales outside of hospital, the official figures show. According to the latest NHS statistics, there have been more than 21,000 confirmed coronavirus deaths in the United Kingdom - of which more than 10,000 have been in the North West. (more...)
Conclusion to Ligue 1 & Ligue 2 2019/20 Season Cancelled Following Announcement Conclusion to Ligue 1 & Ligue 2 2019/20 Season Cancelled Following Announcement
- April 29, 2020

The Editor of RomaPress, John has been covering Italian football as a freelance journalist for over 10 years and has appeared in various publications including ASRoma.com, ESPN, The Liverpool Echo, and more. When football resumes in September they will head straight into the 2020/21 season with no clubs being made to catch up on fixtures. Talks with the United Kingdom government have been ongoing and there are hopes clubs can return to training within week with a view to matches commencing ... (more...)
101-year-old with 'superhuman DNA' who dodged 1918 flu survives coronavirus 101-year-old with 'superhuman DNA' who dodged 1918 flu survives coronavirus
- April 29, 2020

Feidman now lives at the North Westchester Restorative Therapy and nursing Center in Lake Mohegan, New York . "It also just goes to show how much the world needs hope that you can beat this at 101", Amy Elba told CNN. When she tested positive for COVID-19, the procedure was postponed and Friedman spent a week in the hospital. After running a fever on and off for several weeks, Friedman finally tested negative for coronavirus on April 20, her daughter said. (more...)
Why we need to wear face masks and stay at home Why we need to wear face masks and stay at home
- April 29, 2020

Judging by the mood on the street - and the amount of shoppers wearing scarves as masks at the local supermarket - an increasing number of Kiwis are exploring DIY face masks and, happily, leaving the PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) to healthcare professionals and the vulnerable whose lives may depend on it. (more...)
World Health Organization cautions against coronavirus 'immunity passports' World Health Organization cautions against coronavirus 'immunity passports'
- April 29, 2020

The WHO issued the original statement in response to a suggestion from politicians in several countries that so-called "immunity passports" could be issued to people in order to enable them to return to work . (more...)
Three New York children with coronavirus have rare inflammatory syndrome Three New York children with coronavirus have rare inflammatory syndrome
- April 29, 2020

Medical experts in Britain and Italy are examining whether the coronavirus pandemic is linked to reports of a rare inflammatory disease that severely affects children. The syndrome attacks blood vessels and the heart. He tested negative for the coronavirus. A very high fever is also one of the main symptoms of Kawasaki disease , according to The Mayo Clinic. (more...)
Drury Launches COVID-19 Related Relief Efforts for Students Drury Launches COVID-19 Related Relief Efforts for Students
- April 29, 2020

The fund has been established using a portion of the $1.2 million received through the CARES Act. The university is splitting the aid money between at least two different grant programs: The CARES Grant, and the Student Emergency Grant. The roughly $8.5 million is meant to provide necessary aid to students who have suffered financially as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The bill, commonly referred to as the CARES Act, will assist several groups including hospitals and public health, ... (more...)
Not enough evidence to back Plasma therapy for COVID-19: Government Not enough evidence to back Plasma therapy for COVID-19: Government
- April 29, 2020

Plasma therapy is in an experimental stage in India. The announcement came as a surprise as some private hospitals have used plasma or immune therapy on patients needing enhanced respiratory support. Worldwide studies are now under way on various therapies with plasma being one of them. "US Food and Drug Administration has also viewed it as an experimental therapy". (more...)
Oxford scientists say they may have a vaccine ready by September Oxford scientists say they may have a vaccine ready by September
- April 29, 2020

The Oxford team is planning to test the vaccine on more than 6,000 people by the end of May, according to The New York Times . Serum Institute of India chief executive officer Adar Poonawalla said in an interview on Tuesday: "While the clinical trials have already commenced in the United Kingdom, we are simultaneously initiating production as well, in the hope that when the trials are successful, we will have the first batch of doses ready for use by September or October". (more...)
Doctors turn to heartburn drug for possible coronavirus treatment Doctors turn to heartburn drug for possible coronavirus treatment
- April 29, 2020

Kevin Tracey told Business Insider . More than 180 patients have been enrolled in the study so far. To date, the drug is tested on 187 patients, their number is planned to increase to 1200. They said wealthier patients who received a different, more expensive heartburn drug appeared with more serious health problems due to Covid-19. Callahan was backed by Chinese doctors who also noted that many of those taking famotidine had better conditions. (more...)
Two New Positive COVID-19 Cases in Marshall County Over Weekend Two New Positive COVID-19 Cases in Marshall County Over Weekend
- April 29, 2020

Of Nelson County's 21 cases, two of those were hospitalized as of Monday. Test results were pending in 11 cases and there had been 1,539 negative tests. That is an increase of 163 positive cases from yesterday's release. The Saline County Mounted Patrol in partnership with the United Way is offering citizens who are at high risk the ability for the Mounted Patrol to deliver essential items to those households. (more...)
Flyover by Blue Angels, Thunderbirds wows crowds along Hudson River waterfront Flyover by Blue Angels, Thunderbirds wows crowds along Hudson River waterfront
- April 29, 2020

Flyovers in Trenton will start at 1:45 p.m. and last approximately 10 minutes. Flight path for Newark and New York City flyover. Photo: Blue Angels Facebook page. U.S. Navy Blue Angels F-18A Hornets fly in formation during a practice performance for Fleet Week October 11, 2002 in San Francisco, California. While America Strong will showcase Department of Defense support to healthcare workers, first responders, military, essential employees, and aims to unite all Americans in the ... (more...)
Trump announces 60-day suspension on issuing green cards Trump announces 60-day suspension on issuing green cards
- April 29, 2020

The executive order was borne from a confusing message the president sent via his active Twitter account in which he said he would sign "an executive order to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States!" "Temporary workers are the ones who displace Americans". (more...)
Four more Sydney nursing home residents die from COVID-19
- April 29, 2020

Ms Berejiklian also raised concerns over the lack of communication given to relatives at residents at the facility. Some 34 residents and 22 staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. It would be devastating not to be able to contact them. The United Kingdom government has announced a major expansion of its national coronavirus testing scheme as the country's death toll in hospitals rose about 21,000. (more...)
UK Health Service Rejects Apple-Google Coronavirus Contact Tracing System UK Health Service Rejects Apple-Google Coronavirus Contact Tracing System
- April 29, 2020

He also showed an example - like it would have been so useful if people had been willing to offer them not only the anonymous proximity contacts but also the location of those contacts actually had taken place because that would have let them know that specific places or sectors. (more...)
Tokyo to 'scrap' Olympics if not held next year - Games president Mori Tokyo to 'scrap' Olympics if not held next year - Games president Mori
- April 29, 2020

Yokokura blamed a lack of gowns and other protective clothing for spreading the virus in hospitals, and called on the government to help speed development of treatments and vaccines to preserve any hope of the holding the Olympics next year. (more...)

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