Medicine


Could COVID-19 be linked to a rare childhood inflammatory illness? Could COVID-19 be linked to a rare childhood inflammatory illness?
- May 15, 2020

Son said physicians believed the inflammatory syndrome showed similar features of Kawasaki disease , a rare inflammatory disease that has been seen more prominently in patients of Asian descent but is known to cross racial and ethnic barriers. (more...)
More Businesses Allowed To Open Saturday/Tuesday More Businesses Allowed To Open Saturday/Tuesday
- May 14, 2020

The reopening announcement comes as Ontario reported 258 new cases of COVID-19, the lowest single-day increase since March 29. He also added that "stage one" of the recovery now officially begins on Tuesday , May 19. Ontario's first stage in its reopening plan will start on Tuesday , which will include resuming all construction, scheduled surgeries and allowing stores outside of malls to reopen with physical distancing restrictions. (more...)
DeWine Says Strong Safety Needed Before Daycares Can Reopen By Lisa Solley DeWine Says Strong Safety Needed Before Daycares Can Reopen By Lisa Solley
- May 14, 2020

If not, this pandemic will pose a challenge for a long time to come. The Ohio Department of Commerce and Ohio Liquor Control Board will implement a $500 liquor rebate program so bar and restaurant owners can defray the cost of restocking high proof spiritous liquor. (more...)
Just like HIV, coronavirus may never go away: World Health Organization expert warns
- May 14, 2020

Speaking at a briefing on Wednesday, WHO emergencies director Dr Mike Ryan warned against trying to predict when the virus would disappear. "This virus just may become another endemic virus in our communities and this virus may never go away. (more...)
Coronavirus: experts link Covid-19 with rare inflammatory disease in children Coronavirus: experts link Covid-19 with rare inflammatory disease in children
- May 14, 2020

Doctors said all eight children had similar symptoms when they were admitted to Evelina London Children's Hospital, including a high fever, rash, red eyes, swelling and general pain. Evelina's medical director Dr. Sara Hanna was quoted by the Daily Mirror as saying: "We probably saw the first case in the middle of March". Parents should call their pediatricians immediately if their children exhibit symptoms . (more...)
Britain to buy first 100% reliable Covid-19 test Britain to buy first 100% reliable Covid-19 test
- May 14, 2020

In that statement , Twist said the company was moving to the next phase "to enable the rollout of our test across the United Kingdom as soon as possible". The antibody test is created to help determine if a patient has been exposed to the virus that causes Covid-19 and whether they have developed antibodies against it. (more...)
Cats can catch COVID-19 and may be contagious to other cats
- May 14, 2020

The research looked at "limited airborne transmission" of the virus between cats that had been administered with the virus and other cats without the virus who lived in the same household. "If they are quarantined in their house and are anxious about passing COVID-19 to children and spouses, they should also worry about giving it to their animals". (more...)
COVID-19 will stay with us like HIV COVID-19 will stay with us like HIV
- May 14, 2020

The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) may never go away , the World Health Organisation ( WHO ) has said . Dr. Mike Ryan, the WHO's executive director emergencies, was speaking at a videoconference from Geneva and was answering questions about projections for the longevity of the virus. (more...)
WHO issues warning of mental health crisis sparked by coronavirus pandemic WHO issues warning of mental health crisis sparked by coronavirus pandemic
- May 14, 2020

Presenting a United Nations report and policy guidance on COVID-19 and mental health, Kestel said an upsurge in the number and severity of mental illnesses is likely, and governments should put the issue "front and centre" of their responses. (more...)
Japanese experiment shows how quickly one person can spread coronavirus
- May 14, 2020

The video was shared on social media and has been going viral since. It's hard to see how they can resume normal service before a vaccine is found, especially given the high profile cases of passengers contracting Covid-19 and being quarantined on cruise ships in the last few months. (more...)
Pope praises nurses' role in fighting coronavirus Pope praises nurses' role in fighting coronavirus
- May 14, 2020

Bishop McKinney, the Bishops' Conference lead for dialogue with other faiths, said: "Please join me in prayer, in a little fasting, and in an act of charity as we pray in solidarity with people of faith all over the world for an end to the coronavirus pandemic". (more...)
Qatar Airways To Give Out 100000 Free Tickets
- May 14, 2020

The giveaway will open at 00.01am on 12 May and close at 23:59 on 18 May (Doha time). The firm said healthcare professionals from every country in the world would be eligible for the tickets. They would have to present a valid employer ID at the airport at the point of check in. Qatar Airways is also offering 35% off at Qatar Duty Free outlets at their state-of-the-art hub, Hamad International Airport in Doha. (more...)
Impossible to predict when COVID-19 pandemic will be controlled Impossible to predict when COVID-19 pandemic will be controlled
- May 14, 2020

Likewise, the percentage of United States adults who feel "very comfortable" with vaccinations is declining, and the share of people who say they're "not at all comfortable" with vaccines is on the rise, even since January, in the midst of this devastating pandemic , according to a CivicScience survey. (more...)
US House Democrats release $3-T virus relief bill US House Democrats release $3-T virus relief bill
- May 14, 2020

SCHUMER: "President Trump, listen to Dr. Fauci". But the bill also includes almost $1 trillion in funding for states and local governments, as many states and towns prepare to make massive and unprecedented cuts to local services such as police, fire and schools. (more...)
Gilead Signs Remdesivir Licensing Agreements With Five Drugmakers Gilead Signs Remdesivir Licensing Agreements With Five Drugmakers
- May 14, 2020

Noida-based Jubilant Life Sciences on Tuesday announced that its subsidiary Jubilant Generics Ltd has entered into a non-exclusive licensing agreement with US-based Gilead Sciences to manufacture and sell anti-viral drug remdesivir , which is under clinical trials globally as a potential treatment of COVID-19 disease. (more...)
Uber to require all drivers and passengers to wear face masks
- May 14, 2020

The company says it is providing drivers with masks as well as cleaning products so they can sanitize their vehicles. If a driver or passenger removes their mask during the ride, Uber asks that the other give them less than five stars, and has added lack of face mask as an option when the app asks why they did not receive a flawless rating. (more...)
Health Canada approves first serological test for COVID-19 immunity Health Canada approves first serological test for COVID-19 immunity
- May 14, 2020

This test is called the DiaSorin LIAISON. The Elecsys Anti-SARS-CoV-2 serology test is processed in laboratories using Roche analysers that hospitals already have. Those pillars are research on vaccines and other treatments, supports for clinical trials, and expanding national testing and modelling. Patients who undergo the test find out whether they have been infected with he virus and if they have developed antibodies against it. (more...)
COVID-19 May Cause 500K HIV-Related Deaths COVID-19 May Cause 500K HIV-Related Deaths
- May 14, 2020

Even getting a vaccine on the market, Ryan agreed, is still a " massive moonshot ". "It is important to put this on the table: this virus may become just another endemic virus in our communities, and this virus may never go away", Dr Mike Ryan said. (more...)
Coronavirus may never go away Coronavirus may never go away
- May 14, 2020

A top World Health Organisation official has warned Covid-19 could be around for a long time, as nations struggle to balance reopening economies with new outbreaks. "We need to get into the mindset that it is going to take some time to come out of this pandemic", World Health Organization epidemiologist Maria van Kerkhove told the briefing. (more...)
Only 7 new cases of COVID-19 in BC; 1 more death Only 7 new cases of COVID-19 in BC; 1 more death
- May 14, 2020

Henry acknowledged that many people are feeling isolated these days, and for single people, it could be worse. "Many are understandably keen to get back to work and just as many, from the notes that I received, are fearful, and they're concerned", Dr. (more...)

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