Medicine


Health officials provide daily COVID-19 update at 3 p.m.
- May 13, 2020

To answer them, the province has launched a new survey. As such, she continued, "I would just say the mantra that I say all the time: we need to be calm, take a deep breath and a good look at it, and that will help us find the right way forward through this". (more...)
Third child in NY dies of illness linked to coronavirus, Cuomo says Third child in NY dies of illness linked to coronavirus, Cuomo says
- May 13, 2020

Cuomo said state officials are communicating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, to check whether similar cases have been confirmed in other states. Cuomo did not extend New York's stay-at-home restrictions to June 7 - despite a claim by a spokesman that he did, according to a top aide to the governor. (more...)
Aus treasurer tests negative after coughing fit Aus treasurer tests negative after coughing fit
- May 13, 2020

In a socially distanced parliament on Tuesday, Mr Frydenberg struggled to suppress a coughing fit as he discussed data revealing the economic effects of the coronavirus . Earlier, Frydenberg had forecast unemployment would double to 10%. He added that the additional support for employers and employees during the pandemic being sought by the opposition was unlikely to happen. (more...)
Supreme Court Arguments On Trump Finances Cases
- May 13, 2020

Trump has resisted calls to release his tax returns since before his election in 2016. Democrats in Congress are attempting to establish whether Trump is breaking ethics laws and constitutional safeguards against profiting from the presidency. (more...)
Care home deaths account for 40 per cent of United Kingdom coronavirus fatalities
- May 12, 2020

Some experts have concluded that Covid-19 exposure will be highest among occupations involving frequent and close interaction with others. Since the start of the pandemic until 1st May, the ONS data reports that 3,888 people in the Anglia region died with Covid-19 mentioned on their death certificate. (more...)
Pediatric Vaccinations Plunge Amidst COVID-19 Pediatric Vaccinations Plunge Amidst COVID-19
- May 12, 2020

The government agency urged parents to continue to bring children to pediatricians for routine vaccinations and said those for diseases such as the measles, for instance, are more important than ever as the gradual relaxing of social distancing measures leaves unvaccinated children particularly vulnerable. (more...)
Govt tweaks COVID-19 discharge policy, only severe cases to be tested Govt tweaks COVID-19 discharge policy, only severe cases to be tested
- May 12, 2020

Such cases can be discharged without testing ten days after onset of symptoms and if they are not running a fever for at least three days. All India Institute of Medical Sciences Resident Doctors' Association General Secretary Srinivas Rajkumar said the decision to send back Covid-19 positive patients without testing was a "disaster in the making", The Hindu reported. (more...)
Coronavirus death toll in NYC worse than official tally Coronavirus death toll in NYC worse than official tally
- May 12, 2020

That count includes 14,928 confirmed COVID-19 fatalities and 5,128 "probable" deaths, according to the data. Using death data from previous years, the CDC established a baseline, expected death rate of around 8,000 for the same time period. (more...)
California inmates tried to infect themselves with coronavirus for freedom California inmates tried to infect themselves with coronavirus for freedom
- May 12, 2020

More than 350 inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 inside the L.A. County jails since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, the Los Angeles Times reported. All inmates have access to their own cup and the hot water dispenser, and there is no reason for them to share, he said. Not to mention the inmates were not actively practicing physical distancing. (more...)
PM Modi lauds nurses for 'doing great work towards defeating Covid-19' PM Modi lauds nurses for 'doing great work towards defeating Covid-19'
- May 12, 2020

It will also be projected onto the British Embassy in Rome and the Italian Federation of Nurses between 9pm and 11pm. The courageous work of nurses and other healthcare workers in face of coronavirus does honour the YONM 2020 and the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth on May 12, now celebrated as International Nurses Day . (more...)
New inflammatory syndrome linked to COVID-19 found in DE children New inflammatory syndrome linked to COVID-19 found in DE children
- May 12, 2020

Governor Cuomo reported that a national criterion for the health department and hospital systems in 49 states is being developed by the New York State Dept. Thacker said some of the children with the condition tested positive for COVID-19 or encountered someone with it. The State Department of Health is also partnering with the NY Genome Center and Rockefeller University to conduct a genome and RNA sequencing study to better understand COVID-related illnesses in children and the possible ... (more...)
Covid-19 May be Transmitted Through Sex, Study Shows Covid-19 May be Transmitted Through Sex, Study Shows
- May 12, 2020

Professor Allan Pacey , a leading expert in male fertility at the University of Sheffield, also revealed there are technical challenges in testing semen for viruses , and that it is unknown whether the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in semen can result in infection by sexual contact. (more...)
Why men more vulnerable to coronavirus: now, a link with key enzyme Why men more vulnerable to coronavirus: now, a link with key enzyme
- May 12, 2020

The study, published Sunday in the European Heart Journal , also found that popular drugs called ACE inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers did not lead to higher ACE2 concentrations and should therefore not increase the COVID-19 risk for people taking them. (more...)
Alberta opens up testing for people in Calgary without COVID-19 symptoms Alberta opens up testing for people in Calgary without COVID-19 symptoms
- May 12, 2020

Hinshaw explained reopening may "seem odd", but "much of the province has been successful at flattening the curve". "I am encouraged to see fewer daily cases than even one week ago", said Hinshaw during Monday's press conference. "We will advance to relaunch cautiously". "We want business owners to continue to let us know how we can help make their lives easier so we can reduce unneeded regulatory barriers to their success and get Albertans back to work". (more...)
COVID-19 in Minnesota: Total ICU hospitalizations reach 600, 13 additional deaths COVID-19 in Minnesota: Total ICU hospitalizations reach 600, 13 additional deaths
- May 12, 2020

The commonwealth today reported the lowest number of new COVID-19 cases in about six weeks, with just 543 new infections recorded. State data show less than 11 health care workers there with the contagious virus, as of data through Saturday. (more...)
New York State's Plans To Re-Open Post-Coronavirus Unveiled
- May 12, 2020

An image from Governor Andrew Cuomo's May 11 press conference shows which businesses fall into each of the four phases of reopening. The coronavirus pandemic is far from over but several states have already started the process of reopening the economy. (more...)
Study links low vitamin D with high COVID-19 death rate Study links low vitamin D with high COVID-19 death rate
- May 11, 2020

The finding could explain several mysteries, including why children are unlikely to die from COVID-19. A research team led by Northwestern University (NU) in the US discovered that patients with severe vitamin D deficiency are twice as likely to experience severe complications, including death, according to a news release posted on NU's website last Thursday. (more...)
Drug trio shortens duration and alleviates coronavirus symptoms, study says Drug trio shortens duration and alleviates coronavirus symptoms, study says
- May 11, 2020

Based on earlier studies on influenza, in which patients have high quantities of the virus in their bodies when the symptoms begin to appear, they said treating hospitalised patients with a combination of multiple antiviral drugs may be more effective than single drug treatments. (more...)
US FDA Provides emergency Usage approval to Covid-19 antigen Evaluations US FDA Provides emergency Usage approval to Covid-19 antigen Evaluations
- May 11, 2020

The FDA says it expects more antigen tests to be authorized and that it "will play a critical role in the fight against COVID-19". "Antigen tests are very specific for the virus, but are not as sensitive as molecular PCR tests", the FDA said. (more...)
Scientists call for studying Covid-19 transmission in companion animals, lifestock Scientists call for studying Covid-19 transmission in companion animals, lifestock
- May 11, 2020

In the study, the researchers measured ACE2 concentrations in blood samples taken from two groups of heart failure patients from 11 European countries. "They are a very effective treatment for heart failure, and the hypothetical effects on viral infection should be weighed carefully against their proven benefits". (more...)

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