Medicine


Covid: Nightingale hospitals in North told to get ready Covid: Nightingale hospitals in North told to get ready
- October 13, 2020

Prof Jonathan Van-Tam said: "Already, with the cases that we know about, we have baked in additional hospital admissions and sadly we also have baked in additional deaths that are now consequent upon infections that have already happened". The UK will get a three-tier lockdown alert today to deal with spiralling coronavirus cases. [INSIGHT]See you in court! NHS England's Professor Stephen Powis told a Downing Street briefing: " We have asked the Nightingale hospitals in Manchester, ... (more...)
Coronavirus Survives on Surfaces for Weeks Coronavirus Survives on Surfaces for Weeks
- October 13, 2020

The government late last week tightened restrictions on the movement of people in 18 provinces for two weeks due to the growth of COVID-19 cases. To reduce the risk of transmitting the SARS-CoV-2 virus to newborns after delivery, the researchers said the hospital staff practised social distancing , wore masks, and placed COVID-positive moms in private rooms. (more...)
UN warns against pursuing herd immunity to stop coronavirus UN warns against pursuing herd immunity to stop coronavirus
- October 13, 2020

The WHO's own six-step plan for easing of restrictions cite the following: ensure transmission is under control; make sure health systems can care for every case - including tracing and isolating; minimize risks in health facilities, including nursing homes; have preventative measures in workplaces, schools and other essential places; manage the risk of the virus being imported in from another place, and fully educate the community on the new normal, and how they can protect themselves. (more...)
Kentucky governor to quarantine Kentucky governor to quarantine
- October 13, 2020

The governor says this is the largest number of new COVID-19 cases on a Monday as many labs across the state do not test on Sundays. Beshear's wife and their two children also will stay isolated. He says that his family and the state police trooper who accompanied his family all wore facial coverings. In a social media video posted Sunday, Beshear said he's committed to "setting an example" by quarantining after receiving a call from a contact tracer to alert his family of the possible ... (more...)
Explained: What the three-tier coronavirus lockdown means for Suffolk Explained: What the three-tier coronavirus lockdown means for Suffolk
- October 13, 2020

But just what new rules are being announced and what time will Boris Johnson address the nation today? Schools, restaurants and most workplaces will remain open even in the " very high " risk areas. Italy's government was reviewing additional measures. "The best thing her constituents can do and the best thing the whole country can do to get through this as fast as possible is to follow the package of measures that we've set out". (more...)
Second coronavirus infection can be more severe, study finds Second coronavirus infection can be more severe, study finds
- October 13, 2020

The team had access to test samples from both infections and confirmed that the genetic makeup of each virus was different to a degree which can not be explained through in-vivo evolution. The researchers pointed out that reinfection of any kind remains rare, with only a handful of confirmed cases out of tens of millions of Covid-19 infections globally. (more...)
COVID treatments like the experimental antibody therapeutic Trump received are making progress COVID treatments like the experimental antibody therapeutic Trump received are making progress
- October 13, 2020

Monoclonal antibodies are more hard to make than many drugs and often are extremely expensive, which means that demand could outweigh the supply, according to the academic journal Science. Ricks. "The president had a high fever and his oxygen saturation was transiently dipping below 94%", Conley said. Pulse oximeters are cheap medical devices that are used to measure a patient's blood oxygen levels, which typically fall around 95%, with values lower than that being considered low. (more...)
High infection rates starting to hit older patients - United Kingdom health official High infection rates starting to hit older patients - United Kingdom health official
- October 13, 2020

He continued: "There is the spread from those younger age groups into the 60 plus age group in the North West and the North East, and there are rates of change in the same places but also extending a little further south". He said authorities have told three Nightingale hospitals in the Covid-hit north to get ready to receive patients. The temporary Nightingale hospitals in Manchester, Sunderland and Harrogate could be brought back. (more...)
"Depression ki dukan": Kangana takes apparent dig at Deepika
- October 13, 2020

Bollwyood actor Kangana Ranaut joined virtual hands with many across the globe to mark World Mental Health Day today. Kangana wrote in a tweet , "The film we made for mental health awareness was dragged into the court by people running a depression shop". (more...)
2,262 new COVID-19 cases in Texas as state nears 800,000 2,262 new COVID-19 cases in Texas as state nears 800,000
- October 12, 2020

The study was published in the journal EclinicalMedicine . Numerous patients hospitalised with COVID-19 were seen to have other health conditions. Dr Patrick Ryan, senior co-author of the study and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University, also commented that collaboration between scientists worldwide, and openly shared patient data, allow for reliable Covid-19 patient data that will ultimately assist healthcare workers in important decision-making in ... (more...)
Coronavirus spread in North continues with 902 new cases reported Coronavirus spread in North continues with 902 new cases reported
- October 12, 2020

One thousand and sixty-six people tested positive in the six counties in the last 24-hours. As of Friday, 132 Covid patients were being treated in hospital, with 16 in intensive care and 10 on ventilators. "It is clear the executive is fast approaching a point on making significant hard decisions that will help us arrest the rise in infections", she said. (more...)
New COVID-19 Cases Discovered in Qingdao New COVID-19 Cases Discovered in Qingdao
- October 12, 2020

All the new cases were imported infections involving travellers from overseas, the National Health Commission said in a statement . The last time China reported extensive tests was in June, when the epidemic was feared to spread in Beijing due to infection chains linked to the esophagus. (more...)
Barrett promises to follow law ahead of US Supreme Court hearing Barrett promises to follow law ahead of US Supreme Court hearing
- October 12, 2020

Democrats have pressed in vain so far to delay the hearings, first because of the proximity to the election and now the virus threat. Spokesmen for Sen. She'd be the only justice on the current court not to have attended either Harvard or Yale for law school. Barrett says she uses her children as a test when deciding cases, asking herself how she would view the decision if one of her children were the party she was ruling against. (more...)
New Zealand signs deal with Pfizer, BioNTech for COVID-19 vaccine New Zealand signs deal with Pfizer, BioNTech for COVID-19 vaccine
- October 12, 2020

President Donald Trump has said at rallies, debates and press conferences that a vaccine could arrive within weeks. Chinese leader Xi Jinping has pledged to give developing countries , especially in Africa, priority access to a COVID-19 vaccine. (more...)
Trump, Hospitalized For COVID-19, 'Doing Very Well' Trump, Hospitalized For COVID-19, 'Doing Very Well'
- October 12, 2020

Marc Siegel weighs in on 'Fox & Friends Weekend'. Meadows seemed to clarify late Saturday that comments pertaining to concerningly poor health had applied to the day prior. "Doctors, Nurses and ALL at the GREAT Walter Reed Medical Center, and others from likewise incredible institutions who have joined them, are wonderful!" the tweet on Mr Trump's page read. (more...)
Manchester MPs say they won't support tier three measures for the city Manchester MPs say they won't support tier three measures for the city
- October 12, 2020

The new lockdown system, which is meant to simplify the process by which local restrictions are imposed, has been widely anticipated for a couple of weeks following a sharp increase in new cases. Under the furlough scheme, the government paid 80% of workers' wages until August, with the scheme winding down until it is closed at the end of the month. (more...)
Supreme Court nominee Barrett faces Senate despite virus Supreme Court nominee Barrett faces Senate despite virus
- October 12, 2020

Wade". Graham has said his committee will likely vote on the nomination on October 22, setting up a vote on the Senate floor by the end of the month. 'History is consistent with common sense: it demonstrates that legislatures have the power to prohibit unsafe people from possessing guns, ' she wrote, applying an originalist approach that looked to the 18th-century intentions. (more...)
China joins WHO-led COVAX for fair access to Covid-19 vaccines China joins WHO-led COVAX for fair access to Covid-19 vaccines
- October 12, 2020

Around a dozen vaccine candidates, including at least five partly or wholly developed by Chinese organizations , are now undergoing phase 3 clinical trials, which test their safety and efficacy on thousands of people before they are submitted for approval. (more...)
Ontario imposes restrictions on Toronto, Ottawa, Peel to slow COVID-19 Ontario imposes restrictions on Toronto, Ottawa, Peel to slow COVID-19
- October 12, 2020

By taking action ahead of the long weekend, we will help contain the spread in these hotspots, protect the surrounding communities, shield our seniors and most vulnerable, and contain the second wave surge. The remaining 25 public health units reported fewer than 20 cases, while nine of them reported no new patients at all. "The mortality data sent to the Ministry and reported in (Ottawa Public Health) dashboard/reports represents the number of Ottawa residents with confirmed COVID-19 who ... (more...)
Think pink, help fight against breast cancer Think pink, help fight against breast cancer
- October 12, 2020

Surgical biopsies, which experts often recommend when other diagnostic methods are inconclusive or there's reason to think more investigation is necessary, involve an incision to access the suspicious area of cells, according to the Mayo Clinic . (more...)

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