Medicine


World Health Organization issues new guidelines calling for people to get more exercise World Health Organization issues new guidelines calling for people to get more exercise
- November 27, 2020

Stating that up to 5 million deaths a year could be averted if the global population was more active, the World Health Organization in the new guidelines has recommended at least 150 to 300 minutes of moderate to vigorous aerobic activity per week for all adults, including people living with chronic conditions or disability, and an average of 60 minutes per day for children and adolescents. (more...)
AstraZeneca likely to run fresh global vaccine trial, CEO says AstraZeneca likely to run fresh global vaccine trial, CEO says
- November 27, 2020

USA vaccine czar Moncef Slaoui told reporters on Wednesday they were reviewing the vaccine data as the strength of the findings could be affected, given that young people typically produce stronger immune responses to vaccines. There were no standardized dosing protocols across the trials and multiple combinations of doses of the vaccine were tried on the volunteers. "The way the data are put together will have been specified in the protocol and scrutinised very carefully by regulators to ... (more...)
Ontario reports 1,478 new COVID-19 cases, with 572 in Peel Region Ontario reports 1,478 new COVID-19 cases, with 572 in Peel Region
- November 27, 2020

Thirty-two new deaths were reported, including eight over the past 24 hours. In one scenario, with one per cent average case growth, Ontario could see more than 2,000 cases per day by the end of December. He says the expanded testing will be provided in schools in Toronto, Peel and York regions, and Ottawa. The province also reported 88 new school-related cases of COVID-19 with 1,176 in the last 14 days. (more...)
Others to get vaccine first as Canada lacks production capacity: PM
- November 26, 2020

However, Trudeau said that the countries where these pharmaceutical companies are based, including the United States, will "obviously" prioritize vaccinating their citizens before shipping doses internationally. Provinces are hoping to get more details on the delivery of vaccines when Trudeau holds his regular phone call with the premiers on Thursday. Why would the federal government sign contracts that put Canada and Canadians at the back of the line? Conservative MP Michelle Rempel-Garner ... (more...)
UK Christmas Covid rules: What you need to know at a glance UK Christmas Covid rules: What you need to know at a glance
- November 26, 2020

Travel restrictions will be lifted across the United Kingdom for five days between December 23 and 27 to enable people from different households to gather over the holiday - this means travel between tiers will be allowed. The way we avoid it is opening up as much of the controlled environments where we know we can do it safely; where it's going to be good for our health and good for the economy, so I think they come first and we will have to continue to review it". (more...)
Lincolnshire faces toughest restrictions under Tier 3 rules Lincolnshire faces toughest restrictions under Tier 3 rules
- November 26, 2020

Sheffield is to be in the new " very high " tier 3 category for coronavirus restrictions, the government announced today. London is in Tier 2 along with Liverpool, Suffolk and the majority of the country, despite MPs urging the Government to put the capital in the lowest tier or risk economic havoc. (more...)
Pa. reports more than 10,000 total coronavirus-related deaths, 6,759 new cases Pa. reports more than 10,000 total coronavirus-related deaths, 6,759 new cases
- November 26, 2020

Dimyana Abdelmalek said in her letter to the community this week. The Ravalli County Public Health Department is reporting an additional 60 cases for Monday, Nov. Table 8 is a summary of confirmed and probable cases and deaths since late June in Dallas County. "Please do your part to protect yourselves, your families and your communities". (more...)
Vegans, vegetarians at higher risk for bone fractures than meat eaters Vegans, vegetarians at higher risk for bone fractures than meat eaters
- November 26, 2020

Vegans were also 43 per cent more likely to suffer a fracture anywhere. The participants, which were studied between 1993 and 2001, were categorized into four different groups: meat eaters (29,380), fish eaters (8,037), vegetarians (15,499) and vegans (1,982). (more...)
Tackling the last mile of the Covid-19 vaccine journey Tackling the last mile of the Covid-19 vaccine journey
- November 26, 2020

High-income countries getting vaccines first would avoid 33% of preventable deaths, but equitable global distribution would stop 66% of such deaths. Halting the spread of Covid-19 and safely reconnecting countries to worldwide trade will also kick-start the global economy, but this only be possible with an effective rollout of vaccines to the billions of people who need them. (more...)
For second straight day, Kentucky breaks new COVID-19 case record
- November 26, 2020

In addition, this was Kentucky's highest week ever for new COVID-19 cases, surpassing the previous record week by 3,766 cases. "We've got to do so much better". Limiting indoor venues, including funerals and weddings, event spaces and theaters to no more than 25 people. According to NKY Health , 9,183 people across Boone, Kenton, Campbell and Grant counties have tested positive for COVID-19, and 116 people locally have died of the virus. (more...)
Cambridge elementary class self-isolating after COVID-19 case at school Cambridge elementary class self-isolating after COVID-19 case at school
- November 26, 2020

A kindergarten student at Beaver Meadow School in Concord has tested positive for COVID. Some staff and students at a Cambridge elementary school are self-isolating after a COVID-19 case was reported at the school. Shikellamy School District: Shikellamy Middle and High Schools are moving to virtual learning into the Thanksgiving holiday. "The health and safety of our students, staff and community, is our top priority, and making this shift will allow us to continue to protect them while ... (more...)
Auditor General blasts Ontario's COVID response Auditor General blasts Ontario's COVID response
- November 26, 2020

The report also contended that "auditors were also concerned that laboratory testing, case management and contact tracing for COVID-19 were still not all being performed in Ontario in a timely enough manner to contain the spread of the virus". (more...)
'America is back', says Biden as he introduces new national security team 'America is back', says Biden as he introduces new national security team
- November 25, 2020

The incoming leader, who this week received the official go-ahead for his transition to power , has been hard at work setting up the team of top officials who will fill his White House. In a wide-ranging interview with NBC News' Lester Holt, Biden said he would work to push an immigration bill through the Senate right at the onset of his presidency, but he is sure to face a steep uphill battle. (more...)
People Within the Atlantic Bubble Now Required to Self-Isolate in NL People Within the Atlantic Bubble Now Required to Self-Isolate in NL
- November 25, 2020

The visitor will be required to self-isolate for the first 14 days they are on the Island but may visit with the patient or resident during a specified time frame. Nova Scotia reported 11 new cases of COVID-19 Monday, after the province flagged potential exposure at almost 40 locationsin Halifax over the weekend. (more...)
Flavanol-Rich Cocoa Drinks Could Improve Brain and Cognitive Function, Finds Study Flavanol-Rich Cocoa Drinks Could Improve Brain and Cognitive Function, Finds Study
- November 25, 2020

It is a known fact that cocoa present in dark chocolate has some effect on our senses, but it could actually boost our brain function is something that has come as a surprise to all of us. However, these cognitive improvements surfaced only when the cognitive challenge was high. The study's results show that consumption of flavonols can improve cognitive function when the brain is required to complete sufficiently complicated tasks. (more...)
Active COVID-19 cases continue to drop in Ottawa
- November 25, 2020

This is the third straight day of more than 1,500 cases in Ontario. With an additional person in Ottawa passing away, the death toll from COVID-19 now stands at 367 residents. on Monday but curbside pickup and delivery will still be permitted. In the past seven days, November 17 to 23 inclusive, OPH reported an average of 36.4 new cases of COVID-19 per day. (more...)
Nearly 2,000 new COVID cases in BC over past 3 days | iNFOnews Nearly 2,000 new COVID cases in BC over past 3 days | iNFOnews
- November 25, 2020

The Village of Salmo said on its website, staff will tentatively reopen the office for appointments on Monday, November 30th from 8:30 a.m.to 4:30 p.m. Henry announced six new healthcare outbreaks and declared two existing outbreaks over. "The outbreaks at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, The Harrison at Elim Village, Dania Home, Suncreek Village and the Evergreen Baptist Care Society are over". (more...)
Sen. Loeffler of Georgia sidelined by COVID concerns Sen. Loeffler of Georgia sidelined by COVID concerns
- November 25, 2020

She wore a mask some of the day, though it was unclear if she wore won on the bus. The Georgia Republican is facing a January 5 runoff in one of the state's twin U.S. District Judge Steven Grimberg declared at the end of a roughly two-and-a-half hour hearing. "She continues to feel great, and has no symptoms". Loeffler has aligned herself with Sen. (more...)
Ontario's Ministry of Health confirms 1,009 cases of COVID-19
- November 25, 2020

Ontario reported 1,009 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 14 new deaths on Tuesday. On its website, Ontario Public Health said: "Due to technical issues, instead of cases up until 12:00 p.m. Ottawa began shipping the testing kits to the provinces late last month, but figuring out how to best put them to use has taken some time, and most jurisdictions are also verifying the results of rapid tests with a lab-based test. (more...)
Oxford scientists expect COVID-19 vaccine data by Christmas Oxford scientists expect COVID-19 vaccine data by Christmas
- November 25, 2020

The government is now considering whether to make a vaccine mandatory for people coming in from overseas. Mr Hunt said the interim results gave Australia a "pathway to not just a COVID-safe Australia, but a fully safe Australia - a return to normal". (more...)

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