Medicine


Drive-through flu shot clinics set to begin Saturday Drive-through flu shot clinics set to begin Saturday
- September 18, 2020

Like all medicines, some patients will experience side effects to the flu vaccination, but these are generally mild and usually resolve without treatment. "With so many shared symptoms, it will be complicated to distinguish between the two and will require testing", Miller said. Fauci has said there is some evidence to indicate that, if there is a rampant, ongoing respiratory illness like Covid-19, when another respiratory infection comes along like the seasonal flu, there is only enough ... (more...)
Most Children Who Die Of COVID-19 Are Minorities, CDC Report Shows
- September 18, 2020

Children and college-age adults make up 26% of the USA population. Asthma and obesity were the most commonly reported underlying conditions among young people who died. One eight-month-old baby infected both parents. The study concluded that twelve children contracted the coronavirus at the facilities and spread it to at least twelve of the forty-six parents or siblings they interacted with at home. (more...)
Bill Gates Sr. Passes On At 94 Bill Gates Sr. Passes On At 94
- September 18, 2020

But he nevertheless doubts that any candidate will try to have a vaccine approved in the United States by the end of October, according to CNBC . "We will miss him more than we can express right now. My dad's influence on our philanthropy was just as big", Gates wrote . The experience of being the son of Bill Gates was incredible. (more...)
COVID-19: B.C. public schools to report disease exposures
- September 18, 2020

Information is also available for COVID-19 cases and deaths among DuPage County residents by race, ethnicity, severity, long-term care facility outcomes, underlying medical conditions and doubling time. What Hidalgo County termed as an "unexpected surge" has led to another COVID-19 milestone, with the county now exceeding 30,000 cases in the area. The Minnesota Department of Health says of that total, there were 41 new cases in Stearns County, 13 in Sherburne County and 11 in Benton County. (more...)
Anti-inflammatory drug may shorten COVID-19 recovery time Anti-inflammatory drug may shorten COVID-19 recovery time
- September 18, 2020

Remdesivir - from Gilead Sciences - has previously been shown to reduce recovery time to an average of four days. This finding was statistically significant. The Indianapolis-based Lilly tested baricitinib, a pill it already sells as Olumiant to treat rheumatoid arthritis. But the result pertaining to the anti-inflammatory drug baricitinib stated that it should be noted that numerous 1,000 COVID-19 patients who were part of the study were also given steroid drugs which research said can ... (more...)
Town Sports International Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Town Sports International Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
- September 17, 2020

A number of gym chains were struggling with heavy debt loads even before the virus shuttered the global economy. In June, Town Sports said it was considering strategic alternatives, including negotiating with existing lenders to meet upcoming debt maturities. (more...)
Coronavirus vaccine may be ready for public November - China Coronavirus vaccine may be ready for public November - China
- September 16, 2020

In a statement on Monday, researchers at Imperial College London and Oxford University said a trial involving 30 people would test vaccines developed by both institutions when participants inhale the droplets in their mouths, which would directly target their respiratory systems. (more...)
Everything announced at today's Apple event Everything announced at today's Apple event
- September 16, 2020

The iPad has been around for 10 years now, with over 500 million sold and Australian analysts Telsyte reckon Apple are selling nearly a million a year here in Australia at least. Apple claims that the new S6 chipset in the Series 6 is 20% faster than its predecessor, while being better for overall battery life. Another new sensor is the always-on altimeter, which provides real-time elevation information. (more...)
Democrats to investigate forced surgery claims in Georgia Democrats to investigate forced surgery claims in Georgia
- September 16, 2020

A nurse who worked at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Irwin County, Georgia and four lawyers representing clients there are claiming that immigrant women are routinely being sent to a gynecologist who has left them bruised and performed unnecessary procedures, including hysterectomies . (more...)
Ontario premier confirms new measures are coming for COVID-19 hotspots Ontario premier confirms new measures are coming for COVID-19 hotspots
- September 16, 2020

Despite being prepared, a second wave would be "more complicated and hard to deal with", said Elliott due to the incoming flu season and reduced hospital capacity as staff have to also tend to former long-term care home residents and a backlog of surgeries postponed earlier this summer due to the first wave. (more...)
Hancock confirms new prioritisation list for Covid-19 tests Hancock confirms new prioritisation list for Covid-19 tests
- September 16, 2020

The Shadow Health and Social Care Secretary Jonathon Ashworth asked Mr Hanock why the NHS didn't use the Summer to expand NHS lab capacity for testing and "fix contact tracing". Acute clinical care is the top priority, with social care next on the list and now receiving more than 100,000 tests a day. Mr Hancock acknowledged that it might be "a matter of weeks" before the problems are resolved. (more...)
Pitt makes advancements with virus treatment Pitt makes advancements with virus treatment
- September 16, 2020

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), University of Columbia, University of Saskatchewan , and University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) already evaluated Ab8's effectiveness. "Its small size might allow it to be given as an inhaled drug or intradermally, rather than intravenously through an IV drip, like most monoclonal antibodies now in development", the report says. (more...)
Ex-NY GOP strategist Michael Caputo apologizes for Facebook tirade Ex-NY GOP strategist Michael Caputo apologizes for Facebook tirade
- September 15, 2020

In addition, Democrats on the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis sent a letter to HHS Secretary Alex Azar , seeking to interview Caputo and other top HHS officials "regarding efforts by the Trump Administration to block the publication of accurate scientific reports related to the coronavirus crisis". (more...)
New Government Plan Published With 5 Stages Of Restrictions New Government Plan Published With 5 Stages Of Restrictions
- September 15, 2020

Most counties will fall in level two , but Dublin's expected to be in level three. For example for weddings can have 100 people in attendance under level one but just six people at levels four and five. The five levels in the plan set out what's allowed in nearly every sector of life over the next six months with one the loosest and five the tightest. (more...)
Air quality advisory for OR extended through Thursday Air quality advisory for OR extended through Thursday
- September 15, 2020

Air quality across many parts of Montana is now rated at levels ranging from "unhealthy for sensitive groups" to "hazardous". Conditions are a little better in some parts of the county east of Bellingham, but all areas still have unhealthy air quality. (more...)
How many COVID-19 cases were recorded in B.C How many COVID-19 cases were recorded in B.C
- September 15, 2020

Of the total COVID-19 cases, 58 individuals are hospitalized, 16 of whom are in intensive care. The gap between recovered cases and active cases is consistently increasing. The number of new infections detected by testing also fell - to just 81, less than half of the state's target of 168 or fewer cases a day. The county also reported that an additional 223 people recovered from the coronavirus, raising that total to 18,662. (more...)
UK Reserves Up To 190 million Doses Of Potential Coronavirus Vaccines
- September 15, 2020

Together, they've pledged to develop a coronavirus vaccine with aims to manufacture one billion doses - half of which is promised to India. Being alert to potential adverse reactions with any new vaccine is part of the process, he explained. (more...)
AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine trial in U.S. remains on hold
- September 15, 2020

Albert Bourla, the head of pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, which is among the companies developing a coronavirus vaccine , said Sunday there is a "good chance" the company will know whether its vaccine works by the end of October. They want to see how we are growing to progress, what types of moves you are going to do. They want reports . I didn't want to have any of that. I gave them an open chequebook so that they can worry only about scientific challenges, nothing else. (more...)
Protests erupt in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, after police-involved shooting Protests erupt in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, after police-involved shooting
- September 15, 2020

Smith-Wade-El added that the county needed to entirely overhaul "how we do 911 dispatch". Munoz, 27, then emerges while brandishing the knife, and the officer is heard and seen firing his weapon as the suspect falls to the ground. The police department said in a statement that it used "chemical munitions" against protesters after giving several warnings to disperse and that glass bottles, gallon jugs filled with liquid, parts of plastic road barricades and more had been thrown at officers. (more...)
Oxford's COVID-19 vaccine trial resumes in UK Oxford's COVID-19 vaccine trial resumes in UK
- September 14, 2020

Larger studies of the Imperial and Oxford vaccine are already under way, but this study aims to see if the vaccines might be more effective if they are inhaled. But pharmaceutical companies including AstraZeneca and scientists have expressed concern about political pressure to rush a vaccine out, not least from US President Donald Trump. (more...)

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