Medicine


363 new cases, 1 death 363 new cases, 1 death
- October 02, 2020

The MDH also used to report daily hospitalization numbers for patients both in and out of the ICU, which at the start of the pandemic was what state health officials said was the metric to determine the severity of the disease in the state. (more...)
Biden-Trump Debate Marred by Interruptions, Chaos: ‘That Was a S- Show’ Biden-Trump Debate Marred by Interruptions, Chaos: ‘That Was a S- Show’
- October 02, 2020

There was no handshake as the two men took the stage and while this was due to Covid-19 restrictions, the absence of the traditional greeting symbolized the bitterness engulfing the country in the final countdown to November 3. "He doesn't have any law support-no law enforcement support, nearly nothing", President Donald Trump said. The two candidates, who were facing off in their first debate at the Cleveland Clinic, sparred over every aspect of Trump's attempts to contain the virus while ... (more...)
Regeneron says early trials promising for Covid-19 treatment Regeneron says early trials promising for Covid-19 treatment
- October 02, 2020

The analysis comes from the first 275 patients enrolled in the trial and was created to evaluate anti-viral activity with the investigational therapy and identify patients most likely to benefit from treatment. "The results showed an impact on viral load in seronegative patients and a modest trend in reducing clinical outcomes in a subset of patients, but these data are by no means definitive", Kasimov wrote in a note to investors. (more...)
Health Unit Saying Getting Flu Shot More Important Than Ever
- October 02, 2020

Bailey said. "Results from this Mott Poll indicate that not all parents are hearing this message". The coronavirus pandemic and the upcoming flu season could pose a double threat, but many US parents plan to skip flu shots for their kids, a new survey finds. (more...)
First person cured of HIV dies of cancer aged 54 First person cured of HIV dies of cancer aged 54
- October 02, 2020

A second HIV patient, Adam Castillejo , who was known as "the London patient " until he revealed his identity this year, is also thought to be in remission from HIV after having a transplant in 2016 similar to the one Brown had. "HIV treatment today possesses cure-level effectiveness in helping people living with HIV and AIDS thrive, but yet, Timothy Ray Brown's remarkable story still inspires us". (more...)
Huge Healthcare Ransomware Attack: What We Know So Far Huge Healthcare Ransomware Attack: What We Know So Far
- October 01, 2020

An executive who manages cybersecurity at another major US hospital system affirmed to TechCrunch patients' data was "likely safe". Some patients have been turned away and emergencies have been redirected to other hospitals after some health care facilities were unable to carry out lab work . (more...)
Covid-19 may cause fall in men’s testosterone levels
- October 01, 2020

Experts from the University of Mersin in Turkey found a decrease in the level of testosterone in men and their likelihood of being in the intensive care unit (ICU) increases significantly. All data were prospectively collected. "The mean FSH level was significantly higher in the ICU group than in the asymptomatic group". In addition, the mean total testosterone level was significantly lower in the ICU group than in the Intermediate Care Unit group. (more...)
Strong activation of anti-bacterial T cells linked to severe COVID-19 Strong activation of anti-bacterial T cells linked to severe COVID-19
- October 01, 2020

T cells are a type of white blood cells that are specialized in recognizing infected cells, and are an essential part of the immune system. Together, these patterns are consistent with the concept that MAIT cells home into tissues during disease and later return into the blood when disease is resolved. (more...)
Flu shot campaign will be dry run for COVID-19 vaccine rollout Flu shot campaign will be dry run for COVID-19 vaccine rollout
- October 01, 2020

In contrast, among parents who said their child got flu vaccine last year, almost all (96%) intend to have their child get flu vaccine this year. The annual " Don't Bug Me " flu awareness campaign from the Tulsa Health Department and Hillcrest HealthCare System has returned, as officials stress the importance of preventing the spread of the flu at a time when COVID-19 is already impacting hospital capacity. (more...)
McPherson County reports 2 additional cases of COVID-19 McPherson County reports 2 additional cases of COVID-19
- October 01, 2020

The provincial government recently stated Ontario is experiencing a second-wave of COVID-19, with cases surging in parts of Southern Ontario. But at least 79 Oregonians have died this month, according to the newsroom's database of state-reported COVID-19 deaths , well below the 120-plus fatalities in each of July and August. (more...)
England's NHS Covid app doesn't link to the NHS England's NHS Covid app doesn't link to the NHS
- September 30, 2020

The Department for Health did not give an immediate response but its website said it was working to rectify this issue as soon as possible. A tweet from the official app account on Friday confirmed that certain test results could not be recorded, after a user tweeted to say he was being asked for a code - which he did not have - in order to enter his result. (more...)
Poll Finds 32% Of Parents Unlikely To Give Child Flu Vaccine
- September 30, 2020

Mott Children's Hospital in MI in August and polled almost 2,000 adults across the United States whose children are up to 18 years in age and live in their households. Mott Children's Hospital. Given the poll results, the hospital recommended that child health providers pursue multiple strategies to emphasize the importance of getting vaccinated for the annual flu during this COVID-19 pandemic . (more...)
Democrats Unveiled New COVID-19 Aid Bill, Pelosi Says Democrats Unveiled New COVID-19 Aid Bill, Pelosi Says
- September 30, 2020

Meanwhile, Senate Republicans introduced a $1 trillion second stimulus package , called the Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection and Schools (HEALS) Act, in August. "This is nothing more than a messaging exercise meant to appease the far-left base by includ [ing] progressive policies that have nothing to do with the COVID-19 pandemic", Scalise wrote. (more...)
CDC's Redfield Blasted Trump's Top Coronavirus Aide in Call CDC's Redfield Blasted Trump's Top Coronavirus Aide in Call
- September 30, 2020

I have never advised that, I have never advocated for that to the task force, I have never told anybody in the White House that that's what we should be doing", Atlas has said . It echoes what is said by numerous top medical scientists in the world, including those at Stanford, Harvard, and Oxford'. Atlas has a neurology background, but does not have experience dealing with infectious diseases or public health. (more...)
CA Transgender Inmates Will Be Housed By Gender Identity; New Law CA Transgender Inmates Will Be Housed By Gender Identity; New Law
- September 30, 2020

Those inmates can then request placement in a facility that houses either men or women. The state can not deny an inmate's request exclusively based on their anatomy or sexual orientation. 'It means a lot to me and my sisters, ' said Calvin, who recently called in to a news conference about the bill. I recently had the chance to hear from now incarcerated transgender people about their experiences and need for SB 132 - this bill is going to save lives. (more...)
Hamilton's public board confirms first student case of COVID-19 Hamilton's public board confirms first student case of COVID-19
- September 29, 2020

Johnson County School District Superintendent Jim Wagner gave a report to the school board on how the new year opened, saying overall the opening "went well". As with all cases, the city's contact tracing team has been engaged to find anyone who might have been exposed to the virus in association with these students and the teacher. (more...)
Do you also have a risk of heart attack? Do you also have a risk of heart attack?
- September 29, 2020

This year, on World Heart Day , Dr Rahul Gupta from Mumbai shares how you can take better care of your heart during the current COVID-19 pandemic. "If one has risk factors like diabetes, smoking habit, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity with low or minimal physical activity and excessive salt intake, he or she is at high risk and must modify lifestyle and dietary habits to avoid serious cardiovascular complications", he added. (more...)
COVID-19: Ontario reports 554 new cases, 79 of those in Peel COVID-19: Ontario reports 554 new cases, 79 of those in Peel
- September 29, 2020

At this point, the provincial government is not reinstating any additional restrictions but Deputy Premier and Minister of Health Christine Elliott stressed that the advice of the chief medical officer will be taken on any future business closures or stricter lockdown measures. (more...)
Vaccine Alliance: 100m extra Covid-19 vaccine doses for poorer countries
- September 29, 2020

Estimates from California-based group Shark Allies suggest that immunising everyone in the world with one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine containing squalene would require around 250,000 sharks , depending on the quantities used. In a Facebook post, she added: 'We are not trying to slow down or hinder the production of a vaccine. "At billions of doses needed per year, for decades to come, it is critical that we don't rely on a wild animal resource". (more...)
Russian Federation to supply 2.5 crore doses of covid vaccines to Nepal
- September 29, 2020

Coronavirus vaccine manufacturers are looking to use the oil to increase the effectiveness of a treatment by creating a stronger immune response. It takes around 3,000 sharks to produce one tonne of squalene. The Serum Institute of India (SII) on September 29 said that it aims to make an additional 10 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccine for low and middle income countries, as part of its tie-up with the Gates Foundation and Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance. (more...)

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