Medicine


Sydney venues shut over COVID, 14 cases Sydney venues shut over COVID, 14 cases
- July 29, 2020

NSW Health is urging anyone who visited on the following dates to monitor for symptoms and directing them to isolate for 14 days and test if any symptoms: Thursday July 23 between midnight and 3am; Friday July 24 between both 11am to 3pm and 8pm to midnight; or Saturday July 25 between midnight to 3am. (more...)
Causes, Treatment Options And Prevention Tips For Hepatitis-Free Future Causes, Treatment Options And Prevention Tips For Hepatitis-Free Future
- July 29, 2020

More than 15 million people are living with hepatitis B and C in Pakistan which goes to show that the prevalence of hepatitis B in the country is around 5pc, while that of hepatitis C is 2.5pc. Liver cancer is also a leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide, accounting for over700,000 deaths each year (over 1,900 deaths daily). Symptoms of Hepatitis A or E infection can include jaundice, stomach pain, change in the colour of urine, and change in excretion, appetite loss, pain in the ... (more...)
World Health Organization says COVID-19 pandemic is 'one big wave', not seasonal
- July 28, 2020

Asian countries, like China and South Korea, as well as several USA states were forced to re-impose some of the lockdown measures after infection rates went up again and new coronavirus hotspots were discovered. Every single one of us can make a difference. While some countries have relaxed border measures , others have remained shut off from the rest of the world. (more...)
A British Cat Has COVID A British Cat Has COVID
- July 28, 2020

A pet cat in England has tested positive for Covid-19, in the first confirmed case of the infection in an animal in the United Kingdom, according to the government. Follow-up tests at the APHA laboratory confirmed that the cat was simultaneously infected with this virus. The government has also released a guide sheet to help pet owners continue to care for their animals during the coronavirus pandemic. (more...)
Young adults majority of new virus cases in Canada Young adults majority of new virus cases in Canada
- July 28, 2020

Tam said the peak of new daily cases arrived in early May, when the average daily case count was 1,800. In the past two weeks, the age group driving the increase in cases is between 20- and 39-years-old, Tam said, with nearly one-third of them ending up hospitalized. (more...)
Notre Dame withdraws as 2020 presidential debate host citing coronavirus threat Notre Dame withdraws as 2020 presidential debate host citing coronavirus threat
- July 28, 2020

It had been scheduled for September 29. In a statement , the university said it made the decision to withdraw after consultation with the St. Joseph County Health Department and with the unanimous support of the executive committee of the university's board of trustees. (more...)
Moderna's COVID vaccine enters late-stage trial Moderna's COVID vaccine enters late-stage trial
- July 28, 2020

The vaccine, called AZD1222, did not cause any serious side effects and elicited antibody and T-cell immune responses. Recently, Tech Times learned the USA government has doubled its investment in Moderna's vaccine candidate and committed $472 million in support of the large trial. (more...)
Ontario reports 119 new COVID-19 cases, 40 cases in Windsor Ontario reports 119 new COVID-19 cases, 40 cases in Windsor
- July 28, 2020

Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott pointed out that 58 per cent of the province's new cases Sunday were under age 40. As of July 27, 316 deaths have been reported among Peel residents. Ottawa is up to 2,443 known total cases of COVID-19: 1,915 resolved, 263 dead and 265 known active cases. Laboratories across Canada have tested more than 3.8 million people as of July 26 and 99,355 - or 87 per cent - of infected individuals have recovered. (more...)
US Pharma Firm Moderna's COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Enters Late-Stage Trial US Pharma Firm Moderna's COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Enters Late-Stage Trial
- July 28, 2020

News of Pfizer and BioNTech's decision to begin human trials closely follows the announcement earlier Monday of the launch of a phase 3 trials of a vaccine developed by drugmaker Moderna and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. (more...)
BC continues to see more than 20 new coronavirus cases per day BC continues to see more than 20 new coronavirus cases per day
- July 28, 2020

BC reported dozens more coronavirus cases over the weekend and a new community outbreak at a Fraser Valley blueberry processing plant. She also reported two deaths, bringing the total in B.C.to 193, as well as an additional case on Haida Gwaii, where an outbreak was declared last week. (more...)
Moderna begins first USA late-stage vaccine trial Moderna begins first USA late-stage vaccine trial
- July 28, 2020

The Phase 3 study, called the COVE (Coronavirus Efficacy) study, is being conducted in collaboration with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response at the U.S. (more...)
New Cases of COVID-19 confirmed in North Dakota New Cases of COVID-19 confirmed in North Dakota
- July 28, 2020

Here is a summary of new cases and other COVID-19 stats reported today by health officials across Nebraska & Iowa. Lake County has seen 11,448 total cases since the pandemic began and 439 deaths. The Douglas County Health Department has reported 92 new COVID-19 cases. No new deaths have been reported since last week. Allegheny County ranks 4th in case count (7,474) and 10th in deaths (218), with Westmoreland County ranking 17th in case count (1,313) and 21st in deaths (43). (more...)
COVID-19: No new deaths and 12 new cases confirmed
- July 28, 2020

DHS reports the current daily testing capacity is 24,156. Allegheny County recorded the highest new case count (180) on Monday. One new death was recorded Sunday, and an additional 26 hospitalizations were recorded due to COVID-19. It comes as the World Health Organization warns Irish people that now is "not the time to relax" when it comes to COVID-19. Officials remind residents that mask-wearing is required in all businesses and whenever leaving home, adding that consistent ... (more...)
Coronavirus: US raises funding for Moderna vaccine to almost $1bn Coronavirus: US raises funding for Moderna vaccine to almost $1bn
- July 27, 2020

Final-stage testing of the vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc., began with volunteers at numerous sites around the US given either a real dose or a dummy without being told which. Moderna initiated Phase 2 testing of the vaccine in May 2020. As part of the Accelerating COVID-19 Therapeutic Interventions and Vaccines (ACTIV) public-private partnership, NIH and other HHS agencies and government partners, in collaboration with representatives from ... (more...)
Cases in India surge to 14,35,453 as death toll reaches 32,771 Cases in India surge to 14,35,453 as death toll reaches 32,771
- July 27, 2020

This has taken the total recoveries beyond 9 lakh and the number now stands at 9,17,567, while the Recovery Rate has bettered to 64%. Only 2,800 Covid patients remain at these hospitals, 12,500 beds are vacant, says Delhi CM *Update at 12.16pm: In June, we were at 2nd position in India as far as states with the highest Covid-19 cases were concerned. (more...)
Alcohol calorie labelling aims to tackle obesity Alcohol calorie labelling aims to tackle obesity
- July 27, 2020

Johnson said the campaign would "help people a little bit to bring their weight down -- not in an excessively bossy or nannying way, I hope". Public Health England thinks it's onto a victor this time by associating being fat with a greater likelihood of suffering a bad outcome should a side order of coronavirus arrive along with your post-lockdown burger, with PHE saying as high up as paragraph #2 that: "Growing evidence suggests that being obese or excessively overweight puts people at ... (more...)
Moderna gets further $472 million U.S. award for coronavirus vaccine development Moderna gets further $472 million U.S. award for coronavirus vaccine development
- July 27, 2020

A Phase 3 study, conducted in collaboration with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, will begin on July 27 and involve about 30,000 participants, according to the company. "Having a safe and effective vaccine distributed by the end of 2020 is a stretch goal, but it's the right goal for the American people", said Francis Collins, director of the health agency. (more...)
United States doubles spending on potential virus vaccine to almost $1 billion
- July 27, 2020

Moderna also announced Sunday that it will receive additional funding of up to $472 million of its vaccine candidate from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority to help fund the addition of more participants in the late-stage trial. (more...)
Johnson uses own struggles with weight to urge Britain to get fit Johnson uses own struggles with weight to urge Britain to get fit
- July 27, 2020

According to the Daily Mail , restaurant and takeaway chains will have to publish the number of calories in the meals they serve - while shops will have to do the same with any alcohol they sell. The NHS says most adults with a body mass index (BMI) of 25 to 29.9 are overweight, while those with a BMI of 30 to 39.9 are classed as obese. Excess fat can affect the respiratory system and is likely to affect inflammatory and immune function. (more...)
Outrage in Victoria over mask refusal
- July 27, 2020

An Australia Post employee calmly serves the woman as she berates him. "It is not a human rights issue to decide not to wear a mask", he told the Today Show on Monday. Bunnings Chief Operating Officer Deb Poole described the woman's behaviour as "completely unacceptable" and said the safety of customers and staff was the chain's highest priority. (more...)

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