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Understanding the Impact of Resistance to Influenza Antivirals

By |2021-02-20T07:24:58+00:00February 20th, 2021|

SUMMARY Influenza poses a significant burden on society and health care systems. Although antivirals are an integral tool in effective influenza management, the potential for the emergence of antiviral-resistant viruses can lead to uncertainty and hesitation among front-line prescribers and policy makers. Here, we provide an overview of influenza antiviral resistance in context, exploring the key [...]

South Africa to share COVID vaccine as Europe weighs J&J vaccine

By |2021-02-20T07:24:57+00:00February 20th, 2021|

In the latest international COVID-19 developments, South Africa health officials announced they will share the country’s AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine with other African nations, and in Europe, Johnson & Johnson submitted its request for an emergency use authorization for its single-dose COVID-19 vaccine. South Africa switch includes study of J&J vaccine South Africa recently announced a pause on the [...]

Biden to refocus on COVID-19 relief as severe weather limits vaccination

By |2021-02-20T07:24:54+00:00February 20th, 2021|

President Joe Biden will host a town hall meeting tonight in Milwaukee to address his $1.9 billion COVID-19 relief bill, and bring Americans’ focus back to the pandemic after former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial ended this weekend, the Washington Post reported. In addition to promised relief checks for families, the Biden administration today said it is once again [...]

Initial sky-high UK in-hospital COVID death rate fell sharply

By |2021-02-20T07:24:49+00:00February 20th, 2021|

The in-hospital death rate among adult COVID-19 patients in England early in the pandemic was 31% but declined significantly over time, with older age, male sex, low socioeconomic status, Asian or mixed ethnicity, and underlying conditions signaling poor outcomes, according to a retrospective, observational study published yesterday in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine. A team led by a researcher from [...]

‘New Car Smell’ Is The Scent of Carcinogens, And Even Short Trips May Overexpose Us

By |2021-02-20T07:24:31+00:00February 20th, 2021|

The average American spends almost one hour each day commuting to work, a number that adds up quickly. Now, research has found that Californian car commuters can be exposed to above-acceptable levels of unhealthy chemicals during their daily work trips. Estimating commuter times from census data and using measurements of chemicals detected in previous studies, the new study [...]

Healthy Southwest Spice Blend +Nightshade Free Options

By |2021-02-20T07:24:28+00:00February 20th, 2021|

Making your own Southwest spice blend has several advantages over buying pre-made spice seasoning mixes. Talk about easy! It also only takes a few minutes of time once you have your ingredients on hand at home.  Here are the benefits of making your own spice blend:   Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay Read more The Healthy [...]

What Is Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer?

By |2021-02-19T07:09:52+00:00February 19th, 2021|

About 80% of people who have lung cancer have non-small-cell lung cancer. NSCLC usually spreads more slowly than small-cell lung cancers. Both cancers affect the lungs and have similar symptoms, but they’re treated differently. Types There are three main categories of NSCLC: Adenocarcinoma: This is the most common type. It usually spreads more slowly than [...]

What We Know About the Impact of Covid-19 on Children

By |2021-02-19T07:09:51+00:00February 19th, 2021|

Young children typically are “superspreaders” of respiratory germs, so it’s puzzling that they don’t seem to be major transmitters of the coronavirus that causes Covid-19. They’re also relatively absent among hospitalized patients. Initially, that was thought to be because they’re less likely to become seriously ill if infected. Later studies indicate that those of primary [...]

Five confirmed cases and one death from hantavirus so far this year in Salta

By |2021-02-19T07:09:50+00:00February 19th, 2021|

The Ministry of Public Health reports that 5 positive cases of hantavirus infection have been registered in the province since the beginning of 2021. Of the total number of people affected by the virus, there was one death. The infected people reside in Oran, Colonia Santa Rosa, General Mosconi and Hipólito Yrigoyen. Three of the patients are [...]

We need new criteria for ventilation design

By |2021-02-19T07:09:49+00:00February 19th, 2021|

The need for good ventilation has been mainly justified with health reasons, but are there sound health criteria to rely on when defining appropriate ventilation rates? Göran Stålbom published a good summary about the history of ventilation criteria in the October 2020 newsletter of Swesiaq, the Swedish indoor air organization. The bottom line was that [...]