Medicine


The entire Liverpool City region will conduct mass Covid-19 testing The entire Liverpool City region will conduct mass Covid-19 testing
- November 10, 2020

BBC health and science correspondent James Gallagher says rapid or "lateral flow" tests need there to be high levels of the virus in the body to work . He said: "Suffolk is not among the 66 local authorities initially invited by the government to take part in the mass testing programme". It's hoped that it'll give local authorities a more accurate picture of the number of cases in their area and to build evidence looking at how well these tests can be delivered at scale. (more...)
FDA Clears Another COVID Drug With Emergency Use Authorization FDA Clears Another COVID Drug With Emergency Use Authorization
- November 10, 2020

The FDA emergency clearance was based on an study published October 28 in the New England Journal of Medicine , which found that the therapy appeared to lower hospitalization rates and show improvement in a small number of patients with mild to moderate cases of the virus. (more...)
Canada's Covid-19 cases surpass 260000 mark Canada's Covid-19 cases surpass 260000 mark
- November 10, 2020

The province reported 567 new cases Saturday, a lot of them in the Fraser and Vancouver Coastal health regions. York Region is seeing two more new cases with 107, Ottawa is reporting three new cases with 74, and Middlesex-London jumped to 37 from zero. (more...)
One in 5 Covid-19 patients develops mental illness within 90 days One in 5 Covid-19 patients develops mental illness within 90 days
- November 10, 2020

At the peak of the first wave of the pandemic, researchers traced all babies less than 29 days old with Covid-19 across the United Kingdom, who needed to be admitted into hospital. "In the meantime, the presence of a psychiatric disorder should be added to the list of risk factors for COVID-19". Seven of these 17 babies developed Covid-19 despite being separated from their mother immediately after birth. (more...)
How to listen to the Supreme Court Obamacare arguments How to listen to the Supreme Court Obamacare arguments
- November 10, 2020

The Court could save the ACA - in particular, the part that guarantees health care regardless of pre-existing conditions - but surgically striking down the mandatory mandate provision, or it could strike down the law altogether. In legal terms, it's whether the mandate language is severable or not. If the mandate goes, they say, the rest of the law should go with it because the mandate was central to the law's passage. (more...)
Pre-existing coronavirus antibodies could help protect against Covid-19
- November 10, 2020

A large study is now underway, in partnership with researchers at Imperial College London and University College London, to uncover the role that different antibodies and other immune defenses play in protection against COVID-19 and how severely ill people become. (more...)
Covid-19 breakthrough: Vaccine is 'more than 90% effective' Covid-19 breakthrough: Vaccine is 'more than 90% effective'
- November 10, 2020

About 12 Covid-19 vaccines around the world are now in the final stages of testing, but Pfizer's is the first to report any results. They have also reached supply agreements with the European Union, the UK, Canada, and Japan. And US President Donald Trump, who lost last week's election in part over his administration's response to the pandemic , hailed the announcement as "such great news". (more...)
Covid-19 cases and deaths increase across Wyoming
- November 10, 2020

Editor's Note: The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control's daily news releases sometimes show case numbers that differ from the department's map. Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays are going to present a significant challenge as the spread of COVID 19 continues. HARDIN COUNTY . Hardin County had 124 new COVID-19 cases reported Monday, bringing the county's total to 2,665 cases. (more...)
FDA Approves Eli Lilly Coronavirus Antibody Treatment for Emergency Use FDA Approves Eli Lilly Coronavirus Antibody Treatment for Emergency Use
- November 10, 2020

U.S. health officials have allowed emergency use of the first antibody drug to help the immune system fight Covid-19, an experimental approach against the virus that has killed more than 238,000 Americans. The company is required to implement these quality measures to manufacture this drug under the EUA. The EUA is based on data from BLAZE-1, a randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled Phase 2 study in patients with recently diagnosed mild to moderate COVID-19 in the outpatient setting. (more...)
Steve Price: Victoria continues to ease restrictions after days of no cases Steve Price: Victoria continues to ease restrictions after days of no cases
- November 10, 2020

Australia's government estimates 1,200 jobs have been lost on average a day across Victoria state, while demand for mental health services has surged by more than 30%. Two TV advertising campaigns have also been launched to encourage Melburnians to flock to the bushfire-affected regions of Gippsland and the state's high country. (more...)
Pfizer, BioNTech announce COVID-19 vaccine candidate over 90 percent effective Pfizer, BioNTech announce COVID-19 vaccine candidate over 90 percent effective
- November 10, 2020

Economists and analysts have said for months that a full economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis remains contingent on a vaccine or effective treatment for the virus. The companies started manufacturing the vaccine before being sure of its effectiveness, in order to save time . The analysis of the vaccine focused on the first 94 confirmed cases of COVID-19 out of over 43,000 volunteers who were either given two doses of the vaccine or a placebo. (more...)
Here's how Foo Fighters' new single is unlike anything they've done before Here's how Foo Fighters' new single is unlike anything they've done before
- November 10, 2020

Grohl infamously said in a May interview with outcome of Sound how the Foo Fighters " tenth studio album would be He detailed that explanation further to NME saying, "Then there's [the song] " Medicine At Midnight ", that's our David Bowie's " Let's Dance' ". (more...)
New restrictions announced in USA states seeing Covid-19 surges New restrictions announced in USA states seeing Covid-19 surges
- November 10, 2020

Those coming to NY from states other than New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and MA must take a Covid-19 test within three days of arriving, show proof that it's negative, and then have another negative test the fourth day after arrival. (more...)
S&P 500 soars to all-time high on coronavirus vaccine optimism S&P 500 soars to all-time high on coronavirus vaccine optimism
- November 09, 2020

Authorities have stressed it's unlikely any vaccine will arrive much before the end of the year, and limited initial supplies will be rationed. Nevertheless, Pfizer's senior vice president of clinical development, Dr. This is better than most of us anticipated. "We look forward to sharing additional efficacy and safety data generated from thousands of participants in the coming weeks". (more...)
New COVID Restrictions Likely for Upstate Microclusters, Cuomo Says New COVID Restrictions Likely for Upstate Microclusters, Cuomo Says
- November 09, 2020

If both of the traveler's COVID-19 tests (the one obtained prior to their arrival and the one obtained on the 4th day post-arrival) are negative, then the traveler is no longer subject to a mandatory quarantine. The positivity rate in the micro-cluster areas was 3.16 percent; statewide, the positivity rate was 1.99 percent. As COVID-19 cases across the country and around the world are surging, Cuomo praised New Yorkers for doing relatively well with prevention but highlighted two concerns. (more...)
Coronavirus: Two deaths and 542 cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland Coronavirus: Two deaths and 542 cases of Covid-19 confirmed in Ireland
- November 09, 2020

Regarding the nationwide distribution of cases, 181 are in Dublin, 59 in Donegal, 50 in Limerick, 36 in Cork, 25 in Kildare, and the remaining 191 cases are spread across 20 other counties . Thirty-four people are in hospital, with eight in intensive care. 24 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours. There have been seven further deaths related to Covid-19 in Northern Ireland and an additional 420 cases. (more...)
Interior Health matches highest daily COVID-19 case count for the region Interior Health matches highest daily COVID-19 case count for the region
- November 09, 2020

Dr. Bonnie Henry said the regional orders will go into effect at 10:00 pm on November 7 and will last until November 23 at 3 pm. "This will give us a chance to stop the transmission, to have a break in that rising transmission rate we are seeing", Henry said. (more...)
FDA panel urges rejection of experimental Alzheimer's drug FDA panel urges rejection of experimental Alzheimer's drug
- November 09, 2020

This experimental drug was developed by Biogen and called as aducanumab, which doesn't cure or reverse Alzheimer's but slows the rate of decline. The advisers voted 8-1, with two undecided, that data from a single clinical trial with positive results was insufficient to show the drug works in light of conflicting evidence from a different trial. (more...)
Pennsylvania has back-to-back record-high coronavirus cases Pennsylvania has back-to-back record-high coronavirus cases
- November 08, 2020

These deaths account for almost 65.5% of the state's total. Overall hospitalizations: Health and Welfare reports that there have been 2,870 hospitalizations of people with COVID-19, 576 admissions to the ICU and 4,213 health care workers infected. (more...)
Aspirin being tested in coronavirus patients for potential treatment Aspirin being tested in coronavirus patients for potential treatment
- November 08, 2020

The Randomised Evaluation of COVid-19 thERapY ( RECOVERY) trial is taking place in 176 hospital sites across the United Kingdom, and has so far recruited over 16,000 patients. A British researcher, professor Peter Horby of Oxford University, told a committee in Parliament that aspirin is the latest drug added to the Randomised Evaluation of COVID-19 Therapy (RECOVERY) trial, which is looking at multiple treatments, the Pharmaceutical Journal reported. (more...)

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