Medicine


BC health officials announce 34 new coronavirus cases, four more deaths BC health officials announce 34 new coronavirus cases, four more deaths
- April 30, 2020

There remain 20 seniors' long-term care homes or assisted living facilities that have active outbreaks, and 12 homes where the outbreak has been declared over. The BC Centre for Disease Control says the true number of cases is likely greater than that reported. Northern Health only had one new test-positive case of COVID-19 in the last 48 hours. (more...)
Gilead says remdesivir shows 'positive' signs for coronavirus treatment
- April 30, 2020

Hard data from the study also hasn't been released yet. The drug is not yet approved anywhere in the world for any use. A randomized, worldwide trial of the drug remdesivir had resulted in "quite good news", shortening the period patients experienced symptoms and potentially slightly reducing the mortality rate , according to Fauci, a member of the White House's coronavirus task force and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which sponsored the trial. (more...)
Gilead Sciences reports promising early results in COVID-19 trial using remdesivir
- April 30, 2020

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration was expected Wednesday to grant emergency use authorization for treatment of COVID-19 patients. Gilead also provided data on a study that it has conducted in dozens of medical centers, which does not compare the use of remdesivir against a placebo . (more...)
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer cautions against ‘dangerous’ COVID-19 rhetoric from leaders Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer cautions against ‘dangerous’ COVID-19 rhetoric from leaders
- April 30, 2020

The new order by Whitmer, a Democrat, came amid criticism by some MI residents and Republican lawmakers that she had been too restrictive in her lockdown of the state to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus. (more...)
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif going to work on coronavirus front lines Laurent Duvernay-Tardif going to work on coronavirus front lines
- April 29, 2020

After his two-week isolation period concluded, he wanted to help out in Quebec . Super Bowl champion Laurent Duvernay-Tardif takes advantage of his education under the coronakrisen. He described his first day. He wrote an article in a sports magazine talking about the role and difficulties he faced, "I fell into a gray area where they didn't know what to do with me, because I don't have a license to practice - yet", Duvernay-Tardif wrote on how hard it was for him to come back to the ... (more...)
Four more people die from nursing home coronavirus cluster
- April 29, 2020

Anglicare chief executive Grant Millard said everything possible was being done to care for their loved ones. "Why aren't these facilities being offered to residents?" she said. Flowers left outside the Anglicare Newmarch House in Western Sydney. Aged care facilities are a Commonwealth responsibility. The premier said the lack of communication was a "huge issue" given the fear and distress felt by family members and residents of the home. (more...)
UPS starts drone prescription delivery in Florida to help social-distancing UPS starts drone prescription delivery in Florida to help social-distancing
- April 29, 2020

Announced today, the next phase of this partnership will see UPS drones deployed to carry prescription drugs from a Florida pharmacy to the largest retirement community in the US. Two months later, UPSFF successfully completed its first medical deliveries in North Carolina. He added that UPS "is committed to playing its part in fighting the spread of coronavirus", and its drone service can help support "healthcare customers and individuals with innovative solutions". (more...)
Province to provide COVID-19 update Province to provide COVID-19 update
- April 29, 2020

New Democrats say they raised concerns weeks ago about the potential for an outbreak in Calgary shelters and the Telus Convention Centre due to the density of people staying at those facilities. Investigations are now underway into outbreaks that have occurred in two Alberta hospitals, The Sturgeon Community Hospital in St. Albert and the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton. (more...)
Scottish Government recommends wearing face coverings but only in certain situations Scottish Government recommends wearing face coverings but only in certain situations
- April 29, 2020

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon mentioned at a press convention that the federal government would possibly make face coverings necessary in long run. However, Ms Sturgeon said this would be kept under review as the government considers how to ease lockdown restrictions. However, it remains the case that anyone with symptoms and all members of their household (whether they have symptoms or not), must self-isolate and adhere to the guidance onindividual and household isolation on NHS Inform. (more...)
North Carolina dog tests positive for COVID-19 North Carolina dog tests positive for COVID-19
- April 29, 2020

In a statement to Fox News, a spokesperson for Duke Health said the canine is believed to be the first US dog to test positive for the illness, at least on record. Two cats in NY were the first pets in the U.S.to test positive for the new coronavirus, officials said April 22. Do not let them interact with people or animals outside the household. (more...)
Gilead says remdesivir hit primary target in COVID-19 study Gilead says remdesivir hit primary target in COVID-19 study
- April 29, 2020

Merdad Parsey said in a statement. It did not provide further details, however. Clinical improvement was defined as an improvement of two or more points from baseline on a predefined seven-point scale, ranging from hospital discharge to increasing levels of oxygen support to death. (more...)
European doctors warn rare kids' syndrome may have COVID-19 tie European doctors warn rare kids' syndrome may have COVID-19 tie
- April 29, 2020

Professor Simon Kenny, Clinical Director for Children and Young people at NHS England, said: "Thankfully Kawasaki-like diseases are very rare, as now are serious complications in children related to Covid-19, but it is important that clinicians are made aware of any potential emerging links so that they are able to give children and young people the right care fast". (more...)
Nathan's Famous to return $1.2 million coronavirus small-business loan Nathan's Famous to return $1.2 million coronavirus small-business loan
- April 29, 2020

The Missouri Republican said smaller lenders in his state have called the approval process for the second round of relief funding "exceptionally slow" and have experienced trouble with the Small Business Association's (SBA's) E-Tran portal. (more...)
Covid-19 crisis may lead to 20,000 more cancer deaths
- April 29, 2020

The developments prompted the National Health Service (NHS) to launch a campaign urging people with potentially serious illnesses to seek help and to attend hospitals when needed. Lung cancer patients, for instance, are already experiencing reduced lung function and are particularly susceptible. While the United Kingdom has put all efforts into battling the epidemic of the novel coronavirus , cancer could claim up to 18,000 lives in England due to lack of diagnostics and treatment, a new ... (more...)
Care home virus deaths increase under-reported United Kingdom toll Care home virus deaths increase under-reported United Kingdom toll
- April 29, 2020

A surge in deaths at care homes from suspected COVID-19 contributed to a record number of deaths in England and Wales to mid-April, according to new data published on Tuesday. "We will continue to support care home managers as they do everything they can to keep people safe, but it is clear that more support is needed, from every part of the system, as social care staff go to extraordinary lengths to protect those in their care". (more...)
COVID-19 community outbreaks grow in BC
- April 29, 2020

Those protocols will include a random sampling of people across the province to estimate infection rates, targeted testing to find links between disease clusters in the community, and testing of previously collected blood samples to see if anyone already had antibodies to the coronavirus before the outbreak in B.C. (more...)
Ligue 1 season ended due to coronavirus Ligue 1 season ended due to coronavirus
- April 29, 2020

However, groupings of more than 10 people, whether in public or in private, will be banned, and he said there is no prospect of events being held that bring together more than 5,000 people before September. It's unclear whether PSG will be declared champions or if there will be promotion or relegation. French outlet RMC reports that the government will announce the measures in the coming hours, which will signal the cancellation of the 2019/2020 seasons for Ligue 1 and Ligue 2. (more...)
Democrats Ditch Plan for House Lawmakers to Return Democrats Ditch Plan for House Lawmakers to Return
- April 29, 2020

Hoyer said the physician told him that returning would present a risk to members and was "one he would not recommend taking". "And that will be a condition for providing additional assistance to state and local government". "And then at the end, it said let the states do it", Schumer said in an interview on MSNBC's "Morning Joe". But some Republicans have balked at the price tag, while the Senate's top Republican said he would back state bankruptcy before giving them more US funding. (more...)
Trump explains why USA topped 1 mln coronavirus cases Trump explains why USA topped 1 mln coronavirus cases
- April 29, 2020

He noted, however, "we'd want certain things also, including sanctuary city adjustments". The Chinese government wouldn't let it happen, indeed just the opposite of transparency. USA has recorded 59,266 fatalities; China reported a far lesser number of deaths, 4,633; while Italy with the second-highest number of deaths recorded 27,359. (more...)
Oxford scientists prepare to expand trials of potential COVID-19 vaccine Oxford scientists prepare to expand trials of potential COVID-19 vaccine
- April 29, 2020

The University of Oxford's Jenner Institute made waves last week when U.K. Health Minister Matt Hancock announced a team is starting trials on a potential coronavirus vaccine of which there could be a million doses by September, which is, in vaccine terms, incredibly fast. (more...)

« previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 356 357 358 359 360 361 362 363 364 365 366 367 368 369 370 371 372 373 374 375 376 377 378 379 380 381 382 383 384 385 386 387 388 389 390 391 392 393 394 395 396 397 398 399 400 401 402 403 404 next »