Medicine


Virus spread 'still accelerating' in Brazil, Peru, Chile Virus spread 'still accelerating' in Brazil, Peru, Chile
- May 27, 2020

Brazil overtook Russian Federation over the weekend to become the country with the most confirmed Covid-19 cases after the United States, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Worldwide health authorities expressed concern yesterday over signs the spread of the new coronavirus is still accelerating in Brazil , Peru and Chile . (more...)
Highland MSP's call to 'look after mental health' Highland MSP's call to 'look after mental health'
- May 27, 2020

The Bermuda Mental Health Foundation said that stress levels had increased for everyone because of the coronavirus crisis. Throughout the pandemic, Wearside has continued to lead the way, with the "Sunderland Together" initiative raising over £14,000 for numerous local charities, including Washington Mind . (more...)
New Yorkers disapprove of Gov. Cuomo's handling of nursing homes New Yorkers disapprove of Gov. Cuomo's handling of nursing homes
- May 27, 2020

On Monday, Cuomo told reporters that he will no longer predict whether NY will be successful in reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic because experts "all failed at that business". "It has to be done region by region". "Focus on what's happening with the numbers, and if you see a little movement let's pounce on it and resolve it". (more...)
India Promotes Hydroxychloroquine, Despite WHO Stopping Trials Over Safety Issues India Promotes Hydroxychloroquine, Despite WHO Stopping Trials Over Safety Issues
- May 27, 2020

The president revealed in an interview with Sinclair Broadcasting that he had "just finished" a two-week regimen combining the antimalarial drug with zinc. Frankly, I've heard tremendous reports. Other treatments in the trial, including the experimental drug remdesivir and an HIV combination therapy, are still being tested. (more...)
Johnson faces questions over Cummings' actions as poll ratings plummet Johnson faces questions over Cummings' actions as poll ratings plummet
- May 27, 2020

Mr Jenrick said there would be no official review of fines imposed on ordinary people who had travelled with their family during the lockdown. "While the intensions may have been well meaning, the reaction to this news show that Mr Cummings interpretation of the government advice was not shared by the vast majority of people who have done as the government asked", Mr Ross said in a statement published online. (more...)
Park View Health Center confirms case of COVID-19 Park View Health Center confirms case of COVID-19
- May 27, 2020

Columbus County is reporting 306 cases, 24 deaths. Lincoln County Public Health announced on Sunday, May 24, that a person in their 40s who was not known to have contact with another confirmed case was self-isolating after a positive novel coronavirus test. (more...)
COVID-19: World Health Organization suspends chloroquine trial COVID-19: World Health Organization suspends chloroquine trial
- May 27, 2020

The global clinical trial is assisting clinicians in finding effective treatments for COVID-19, comparing 4 therapy options to standard of care for their relative effectiveness against the virus. "These findings suggest that these drug regimens should not be used outside of clinical trials and urgent confirmation from randomized clinical trials is needed", they concluded. (more...)
Andrea Bocelli donating blood after secret coronavirus battle Andrea Bocelli donating blood after secret coronavirus battle
- May 27, 2020

Bocelli visited a hospital overnight (NZT) in the Tuscan city of Pisa to donate. "My whole family was contaminated", he said in a translated version. Bocelli , who has been blind since age 12, raised spirits in Italy during the pandemic, which has killed almost 33,000 people, by singing alone in Milan's Duomo on April 12. (more...)
CDC warns of aggressive rats caused by coronavirus pandemic CDC warns of aggressive rats caused by coronavirus pandemic
- May 27, 2020

The city of Chicago is having serious trouble with rodents becoming more daring when it comes to scrounging for grub. "Many of these rats in our cities depend on their nightly food, which is the restaurants and hotels and bars and doughnut shops and everything that we consume on the go", said Corrigan. (more...)
Selected NHS patients to access coronavirus treatment remdesivir Selected NHS patients to access coronavirus treatment remdesivir
- May 27, 2020

The drugs regulator, the MHRA, has said it supports the use of remdesivir as the first medicine to treat coronavirus in the UK. The drug is now undergoing clinical trials around the world, including in the UK. The latest, expert scientific advice is at the heart of every decision we make, and we will continue to monitor remdesivir's success in clinical trials across the country to ensure the best results for United Kingdom patients. (more...)
There are now 23 COVID-19 cases in Winneshiek County There are now 23 COVID-19 cases in Winneshiek County
- May 27, 2020

According to Brandy Garcia, the director of the Ector County Health Department, an elderly man died from the virus. Officials now say that the patient was a resident from Crane County. Bossier Parish's count rose from 380 to 398. Louisiana reported 38,054 cases with 2,596 deaths, and Arkansas reported 6,029 cases with 117 deaths. Based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance, 30 people have been released from isolation. (more...)
Algeria Backs Hydroxychloroquine Despite WHO Dropping Trials Algeria Backs Hydroxychloroquine Despite WHO Dropping Trials
- May 27, 2020

Despite unproven claims that the antimalarial drug may prevent or cure coronavirus , Trump drew strong reactions when he revealed to the press that he's on the therapy as a precautionary measure. Other large-scale clinical trials in New York , France, and China also found that hydroxychloroquine is basically useless against fighting the virus. (more...)
Coronavirus: More than 2,000 deaths in Wales with Covid-19
- May 27, 2020

In total, there have now been 11,096 Covid-19 deaths in care homes in England, according to the ONS. The ONS figures also showed for the latest recording period, the proportion of deaths occurring in care homes decreased to 30.6% while deaths involving COVID-19 as a percentage of all deaths in care homes decreased to 37.2%. (more...)
Recruitment drive for next stages of human trials for Covid-19 vaccine Recruitment drive for next stages of human trials for Covid-19 vaccine
- May 27, 2020

More than 100 vaccine candidates against SARS-CoV-2 are in development worldwide, with about 12 in human testing created to mainly evaluate safety. Preliminary data from a small trial of the experimental vaccine, also known as AZD1222, in six monkeys found that some of the animals given a single shot developed antibodies against the virus within 14 days, and all developed protective antibodies within 28 days. (more...)
Donald Trump no longer taking hydroxychloroquine Donald Trump no longer taking hydroxychloroquine
- May 26, 2020

A spokesperson with Alberta Health confirmed Tuesday that the "clinical trial has been temporarily suspended by the research team so they can review the literature and results from other studies, as is the case with some other clinical trials around HCQ". (more...)
Sanofi shares down despite $13 billion Regeneron payday Sanofi shares down despite $13 billion Regeneron payday
- May 26, 2020

He said the proceeds from the transaction would be used to further expand Sanofi . Sanofi , which holds around 20.6 percent in Regeneron, however insisted it had no intention of halting its partnership with the American firm. for $2.5 billion. Sanofi employs more than 100,000 people worldwide. It is said that the offering and repurchase of shares will have no impact on the collaboration between the two companies. (more...)
World Health Organization temporarily halts trial of hydroxychloroquine over safety concerns World Health Organization temporarily halts trial of hydroxychloroquine over safety concerns
- May 26, 2020

The study also showed a greater risk in patients treated with chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine and an antibiotic. This group, which represents 10 of the countries participating in the global COVID-19 therapy trial, agreed that a comprehensive analysis and critical appraisal of this hydroxychloroquine evidence, and other data, was necessary. (more...)
University of Oxford coronavirus vaccine: everything we know so far University of Oxford coronavirus vaccine: everything we know so far
- May 26, 2020

Novavax is testing a new coronavirus vaccine on human subjects for the first time, launching a phase one clinical trial with a massive grant from an agency founded by Bill Gates , kicking off a storm of concerns online. The testing will mark the first human trial of a COVID-19 vaccine in the Southern Hemisphere and will take place at Melbourne 's Alfred Hospital. So this is very, very accelerated. (more...)
‘Remdesivir has become standard for COVID-19 treatment’ ‘Remdesivir has become standard for COVID-19 treatment’
- May 26, 2020

In a statement on Tuesday, the U.K.'s Medicines and Health Regulatory Agency said it would support the use of remdesivir , made by Gilead, to treat adults and teenagers hospitalized with severe COVID-19. The report notes that patients who received remdesivir had a shorter time to recovery than those who received placebo. Remdesivir also reduced mortality: the proportion of deaths among patients in the experimental group was 7.1%, and in the control group - 11.9%. (more...)
Trump's physician explains hydroxychloroquine decision Trump's physician explains hydroxychloroquine decision
- May 26, 2020

The president - who has repeatedly touted hydroxychloroquine - suggested many medical workers were also taking the drug. "Right now", Trump said to surprised reporters at the White House last Monday. He said he's confident in the drugs because he's heard good things about them. Several prominent doctors said they anxious that people would infer from Trump's example that the drug works or is safe. (more...)

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