Medicine


COVID-19 cases continue to rise in India and South Korea COVID-19 cases continue to rise in India and South Korea
- August 15, 2020

The move comes as the Korea Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) reported that new daily coronavirus cases reached 166 as of midnight on Friday, raising the total number of cases to 15,039. Health officials have expressed concern about the virus spreading via travel and rallies over the upcoming three-day weekend, as South Korea celebrates its National Liberation Day holiday on Saturday, marking the end of Japanese occupation of the country in 1945. (more...)
New COVID cases fall to 76 in Alberta, three in South Zone
- August 15, 2020

There are 1,044 active cases, bringing the total confirmed COVID-19 cases in the province to 11,893. Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw says with school re-opening in less than three weeks, the need for testing is greater than ever, especially for front line education workers. (more...)
Doctors warn flu vaccine is imperative this fall as pandemic rolls on Doctors warn flu vaccine is imperative this fall as pandemic rolls on
- August 15, 2020

And if Americans do not follow these suggestions? He is also confident that COVID-19 will be one of the main causes of death in the U.S.in 2020, as the disease have killed more than 160,000 people in the country. "So by getting that flu vaccine, you may be able to then negate the necessity to have to take up a hospital bed", he explained. Redfield's dire outlook comes as the U.S. (more...)
High school fall sports in Florida postponed until Aug High school fall sports in Florida postponed until Aug
- August 15, 2020

No state has been more welcoming to sports than Florida, and they're going ahead with high school sports, with a slight delay. That would be the first allowable date for practices in football, bowling, cross country, swimming, diving and volleyball to begin. (more...)
Victoria sees big drop in cases Victoria sees big drop in cases
- August 15, 2020

Hopes of all Victoria's daily coronavirus diseases flatlining have been hurried with numbers again rising and 14 more deaths listed overnight. Just 278 new cases and eight deaths were detected in Victoria Thursday - a low not seen in weeks - while a smaller outbreak in neighboring New South Wales produced 12 additional cases and one death. (more...)
CDC warns of virus surge in the fall CDC warns of virus surge in the fall
- August 15, 2020

Just over 40 percent of respondents in a June 24-30 survey reported at least one adverse mental or behavioral health condition, ranging from anxiety disorder to increased substance use to cope with the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic. "We're still dealing with coronavirus and now you layer on top of that the flu, it's going to lead to a very catastrophic set up in which many hospitals and healthcare workers and healthcare institutions can become overwhelmed", said Sonpal. (more...)
What kind of face mask will protect you from coronavirus What kind of face mask will protect you from coronavirus
- August 15, 2020

Considering that smaller particles are airborne longer than large droplets (larger droplets sink faster), the use of such a mask might be counterproductive, the researchers note. An operator wears a face mask and speaks inside the dark box, into the direction of the laser beam. The study , published on Friday, August 7 makes use of a laser beam and cellphone to evaluate how efficient a mask is by studying the transmission of respiratory drops released during regular speech. (more...)
B.C. sees 78 new COVID-19 cases, including four in Interior B.C. sees 78 new COVID-19 cases, including four in Interior
- August 15, 2020

Three staff members have been infected nearly four months after another outbreak at the jail was declared over on April 20. The threshold for sustained growth in conditions is a single - a solitary supplemental an infection for every single situation that's determined - but Henry mentioned B.C. (more...)
COVID-19 vaccine will be free for Americans COVID-19 vaccine will be free for Americans
- August 14, 2020

J&J's coronavirus vaccine candidate is now undergoing phase 1/2a clinical trials, said the Hyderabad-based vaccine maker in a press statement. Together with the Member States and the European Medicines Agency, the Commission will use existing flexibilities in the EU's regulatory framework to accelerate the authorisation and availability of successful vaccines against COVID-19. (more...)
Singer SP Balasubrahmanyam health condition is critical and is on life support Singer SP Balasubrahmanyam health condition is critical and is on life support
- August 14, 2020

A statement was issued by MGM Healthcare on Thursday where he is now undergoing treatment for over a week, saying that the singer is now on life support and his condition is critical. I couldn't attend all the calls. Even the fever has subsided. Lots of people are calling me. Thank you for your concern. On Aug 5, in a Facebook post, the 74 year old SPB said he was suffering from a very mild attack of coronavirus and got himself hospitalised to take rest. (more...)
The first African-American candidate for vice president - Trump reacted immediately The first African-American candidate for vice president - Trump reacted immediately
- August 14, 2020

Biden, who is going head to head with Donald Trump for the upcoming United States elections, will have Kamla Harris as his Vice-President if he does win the elections and come to power. When the candidate followed the President's advice, however, it was time for Trump to unleash his characteristically colourful invective. President Trump noted Kamala Harris' failed 2020 presidential run, saying she finished "weak" and adding that she's a challenger "everyone dreams of!" Biden sniped at ... (more...)
Student in Troy University dorm tests positive for COVID-19 Student in Troy University dorm tests positive for COVID-19
- August 14, 2020

With the app, students and faculty can check in and out of buildings and classrooms, effectively tracking their movement throughout campus. "Avoiding this means we will all have to shoulder a measure of the burden and adhere to stricter health and safety guidelines". (more...)
Novavax announces collaboration with SK bioscience for COVID-19 vaccine
- August 14, 2020

Biological E Limited (BE) has entered into an agreement with Janssen Pharmaceutica NV, one of the Janssen Pharmaceutical companies under the Johnson & Johnson umbrella, for a Covid-19 vaccine candidate. Millions of doses of a Covid-19 vaccine are set to be produced on Teesside, if trials are successful. The US government has committed itself to securing at least 300 million doses of a novel Coronavirus vaccine by January 2021, through a programme called Operation Warp Speed . (more...)
Severe storms cause disruption as warnings remain in place Severe storms cause disruption as warnings remain in place
- August 14, 2020

An amber thunderstorm warning for most of Wales, the West Midlands and parts of the North West was issued by the Met Office on Wednesday evening after severe thunderstorms causing flooding and disruption. It comes after temperatures above 34C were recorded for the sixth day in a row in parts of southern England, for the first time since at least 1961. (more...)
New Zealand reports more COVID-19 cases ahead of lockdown decision New Zealand reports more COVID-19 cases ahead of lockdown decision
- August 14, 2020

Victoria state Premier Daniel Andrews said there were 278 new infections and eight new deaths, down from around 700 daily at the peak of the outbreak. Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield said that the family has been isolated. Two of Friday's new cases are linked to the Americold frozen storage facility, bringing the total number to 13 and the Auckland count to 19. (more...)
England's revamped contact-tracing app to begin public trials on Aug 13 England's revamped contact-tracing app to begin public trials on Aug 13
- August 14, 2020

The Isle of Wight, who have helped develop the app to this point, is a controlled geographical area allowing the service to particularly test features like the QR code check-in and the alert and contact tracing reliability. This means the service can reach more people and further prevent the spread of the virus. It does ask for the first four digits of a postcode to alert users if the areas in which they live becomes high risk with the virus. (more...)
Covid-19 death toll revised down by more than 5000 Covid-19 death toll revised down by more than 5000
- August 14, 2020

PHE and the devolved administrations have worked closely with the UK Statistics Authority on these new measures and the new approach is in line with advice from the statistics regulator. All four of the UK's Chief Medical Officers have endorsed the new approach, which will be used in all nations. In future, death numbers for England will be published using both 28-day and 60-day cut off point to at least achieve consistency across the UK. (more...)
Vaping raises COVID-19 risk among teens and youth Vaping raises COVID-19 risk among teens and youth
- August 14, 2020

The conclusion comes from experts' research over the course of the last few months. Researchers found that among the teens and young adults tested for COVID-19, those who vaped were five to seven times more likely to test positive than those who did not. (more...)
Business lobby raises concerns over Trump payroll tax break Business lobby raises concerns over Trump payroll tax break
- August 14, 2020

He then said the government could use general taxes and strong economic growth to cover any shortfall in the Social Security trust fund, which is largely funded by the payroll tax. Marianna Dyson, a lawyer at Covington & Burling LLP in Washington who specializes in payroll taxes, tells Rubin: "Liability is going to stick to the employer like flies to flypaper". (more...)
'I don't remember:' Man accused of killing Alberta doctor makes court appearance 'I don't remember:' Man accused of killing Alberta doctor makes court appearance
- August 14, 2020

RCMP have not said what weapons were used, but a witness told CBC News that Reynolds was assaulted in an examination room by a patient armed with a hammer and machete. She said a receptionist asked if anyone could help the doctor. Everyone then ran outside, with the two male patients holding the front door to the clinic shut to keep the assailant inside. (more...)

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