Medicine


Coronavirus vaccine: When will it be ready? Moderna, AstraZeneca offer answers Coronavirus vaccine: When will it be ready? Moderna, AstraZeneca offer answers
- June 19, 2020

Clinical trials are expected to launch in July. In addition, that official said, "we fully expect there will be - name the number - 20, 30, 40 million Americans that probably have strong antibodies to coronavirus by the end of the year, so they would be a significantly lower priority". (more...)
Toilets can spray coronavirus particles in the air Toilets can spray coronavirus particles in the air
- June 19, 2020

Gerba, who has been studying coronavirus transmission for two decades to investigate the role of a toilet flushing in a SARS outbreak stresses "flush and run" when using a public toilet without a lid. Scientists say this poses a huge risk for shared bathrooms. In general, four main factors raise your risk of catching the virus: enclosed spaces, crowds, close contact with others, and difficulty social distancing . (more...)
Kids With ADHD Now Have an FDA-Approved Video Game Kids With ADHD Now Have an FDA-Approved Video Game
- June 19, 2020

Akili's team of neuroscientists and tech designers developed EndeavorRX to improve children's attention spans, using algorithms that can adapt the game in real-time to adjust the difficulty level depending on who is playing in order to personalise the treatment. (more...)
Collin County cases decrease Collin County cases decrease
- June 19, 2020

Ferrer said that Friday's number included 500 delayed cases from one lab. Kendall County Coroner Jacquie Purcell previously confirmed on May 28 that there were no additional COVID-19-related deaths occurring within the county's borders since May 11 . (more...)
Coronavirus: Testing rates in Delhi capped at Rs 2,400 Coronavirus: Testing rates in Delhi capped at Rs 2,400
- June 19, 2020

The 55-year-old minister was brought to the Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital (RGSSH) past midnight and was administered a test for novel coronavirus on Tuesday morning. Raghav Chadha took to Twitter saying, "You have been a frontline warrior, risking your health, spending every waking minute to the protect the people of Delhi from Covid-19. (more...)
Israel in ‘final stages’ of purchasing coronavirus vaccine from USA biotech company Israel in ‘final stages’ of purchasing coronavirus vaccine from USA biotech company
- June 19, 2020

HHS has also made up to $483 million in support available for Moderna's candidate vaccine, which began Phase 1 trials on March 16 and received a fast-track designation from the FDA. But if there are fewer cases, then this trial phase could be longer. The collaboration aims at using Biontech's R&D efforts on multiple mRNA vaccine candidates, while Pfizer aims to contribute with its existing R&D capabilities and assist in regulatory, manufacturing, and distribution issues through its worldwide ... (more...)
WHO stops clinical trials of hydroxychloroquine in coronavirus patients WHO stops clinical trials of hydroxychloroquine in coronavirus patients
- June 19, 2020

Ana Maria Henao Restrepo said on Wednesday, according to National Review . Data from those studies "showed that hydroxychloroquine does not result in the reduction of mortality of hospitalized COVID-19 patients", the World Health Organization statement said. (more...)
COVID-19 treatment: Demand for Dexamethasone set to surge in India? COVID-19 treatment: Demand for Dexamethasone set to surge in India?
- June 19, 2020

He said the drug should become a standard treatment for coronavirus patients who need medical assistance to breathe. This complication is also well described in other viral respiratory tract infections like SARS and influenza, Jantjie adds. (more...)
Steroid Drug Dexamethasone Hailed as 'Major Breakthrough' in Treating Coronavirus Steroid Drug Dexamethasone Hailed as 'Major Breakthrough' in Treating Coronavirus
- June 18, 2020

The doctor who prescribed the drug said the medical profession was well acquainted with its side-effects. Bernd Salzberger, the president of the German Society of Infectious Diseases, also noted the different uses of remdesivir and dexamethasone. (more...)
Trump Sues to Block John Bolton Book Trump Sues to Block John Bolton Book
- June 18, 2020

Separately, the New York Times reported that Bolton writes that there were other improper actions by Trump involving Turkey's Halkbank - an open case in United States courts - and the Chinese tech company ZTE. It alleged that the book is "rife with classified information" and would compromise national security if published before completion of a government review. (more...)
Cheap drug is first shown to improve COVID-19 survival Cheap drug is first shown to improve COVID-19 survival
- June 17, 2020

The drug, dexamethasone , is widely available and is used to treat conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, and some cancers. In a statement , Patrick Vallance, the United Kingdom government's chief scientific adviser, called the result "tremendous news" and "a ground-breaking development in our fight against the disease". (more...)
B.C.'s new virus cases to be announced by health ministry B.C.'s new virus cases to be announced by health ministry
- June 17, 2020

Henry said there were also a number of states in the USA where hospitalization rates were rising in a worrying way. Henry said the B.C. Centre for Disease Control was researching a number of global cases where people singing together had led to deadly outbreaks. (more...)
Lincoln County to resume COVID-19 daily updates Lincoln County to resume COVID-19 daily updates
- June 17, 2020

Lassen County has 5 confirmed cases. 11 new recoveries are included in the update. Washoe County in Nevada has 2,016 confirmed cases, and 71 deaths attributed to COVID, which is an increase of 13 cases from yesterday with no additional deaths. (more...)
India, Bangladesh record biggest daily jump of new COVID-19 cases
- June 17, 2020

The state's total is 5,537, including 81 deaths reported on Tuesday. Maharashtra has also reported the maximum number of cases at 1,13,445, followed by Tamil Nadu (48,019), Delhi (44,688), Gujarat (24,577), Uttar Pradesh (14,091), Rajasthan (13,216) and West Bengal (11,909), according to the ministry. (more...)
Hour Fitness Files for Bankruptcy Hour Fitness Files for Bankruptcy
- June 17, 2020

The company isn't charging members amid the shutdowns, taking its revenue down close to zero. "We will have the financial flexibility and resources to upgrade equipment and expand and improve our fitness offerings to best serve our members and continue our transformational journey". (more...)
Potential positive COVID-19 case in Lake County Potential positive COVID-19 case in Lake County
- June 17, 2020

As of Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at 11 a.m. Gallatin County has a cumulative total of 190 cases. According to the county, the case announced Sunday involved a county resident who had been tested outside Grand County. Local public health officials began announcing new confirmed cases of the coronavirus in southern OR and northern California as of Monday, June 15. (more...)
Coronavirus: Steroid dexamethasone can help save worst-hit patients Coronavirus: Steroid dexamethasone can help save worst-hit patients
- June 17, 2020

The new study is a large, strict test that randomly assigned 2,104 patients to get the drug and compared them with 4,321 patients getting only usual care. Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Tuesday called initial clinical trial results of a steroid shown to reduce deaths in critically ill coronavirus patients "great news". (more...)
Sinovac’s vaccine trial data suggest potential in building immunity against COVID Sinovac’s vaccine trial data suggest potential in building immunity against COVID
- June 17, 2020

Imperial's vaccine represents a new approach to traditional vaccine development, by using synthetic strands of genetic code, or RNA , based on the virus's genetic material. "If the United Kingdom government wants to purchase enough vaccine for the United Kingdom population, we already have that infrastructure in place to deliver that in the first two quarters of next year", he said. (more...)
Scientists think 1 in 5 people globally could develop severe coronavirus cases Scientists think 1 in 5 people globally could develop severe coronavirus cases
- June 17, 2020

Now, a new study says about one in five people worldwide could have an increased risk of a severe case of the disease if they get infected due to their underlying health conditions, such as chronic kidney disease , diabetes and cardiovascular disease , according to the study published Monday in The Lancet Global Health . (more...)
Broncos to observe Juneteenth as permanent holiday Broncos to observe Juneteenth as permanent holiday
- June 17, 2020

Although the holiday, which is this Friday, will be for executive branch employees, Northam said he would stand by legislation to make it an official legal holiday that would apply to schools, courts and local governments. The holiday is now recognized in 47 of the 50 USA states, with the club encouraging fans to sign the petition to have the date established as a federal holiday. (more...)

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