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As global COVID-19 cases fall, WHO warns of complacency

By |2021-02-16T06:29:20+00:00February 16th, 2021|

At a briefing on the global COVID-19 situation today, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) credited stringent measures in countries for a decline in cases over the past 4 weeks, but he warned that complacency is as dangerous as the virus. In another encouraging trend, deaths have fallen for the second week in a [...]

Democratic Republic of Congo confirms third Ebola case in North Kivu province

By |2021-02-16T06:29:18+00:00February 16th, 2021|

KINSHASA (Reuters) – Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed a third Ebola case this week in North Kivu province, said provincial health minister Eugene Nzanzu Salita on Friday.     Credit: Athalia Christie Read more… The post Democratic Republic of Congo confirms third Ebola case in North Kivu province appeared first on Healthier Environment Living [...]

Reducing Broad Spectrum Antimicrobial Use in Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO): Reduce AMMO Study

By |2021-02-16T06:29:15+00:00February 16th, 2021|

Background The use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in critically ill adults is increasing. There are currently no guidelines for antimicrobial prophylaxis. We analyzed 7 years of prophylactic antimicrobial use across three time series for patients on ECMO at our institution in the development, improvement, and streamlining of our ECMO antimicrobial prophylaxis protocol. Credit: iStock, Paolo_Toffanin [...]

One dose of COVID-19 vaccine provokes strong immune response in those previously infected

By |2021-02-16T06:29:12+00:00February 16th, 2021|

Although clinical trial data are encouraging, real-world evidence with regard to the COVID-19 vaccine remains scarce. In particular, response to the vaccine among those previously infected with SARS-CoV-2 is still not completely understood. Researchers from Bar-Ilan University and Ziv Medical Center now report preliminary evidence that people previously infected with the virus responded very strongly to [...]

CCBYNC Open access Research Early initiation of prophylactic anticoagulation for prevention of coronavirus disease 2019 mortality in patients admitted to hospital in the United States: cohort study

By |2021-02-16T06:29:09+00:00February 16th, 2021|

Objective To evaluate whether early initiation of prophylactic anticoagulation compared with no anticoagulation was associated with decreased risk of death among patients admitted to hospital with coronavirus disease 2019 (covid-19) in the United States. Design Observational cohort study. Setting Nationwide cohort of patients receiving care in the Department of Veterans Affairs, a large integrated national healthcare [...]

North Bay health unit declares outbreak at Skyline-Lancelot Apartments

By |2021-02-16T06:29:07+00:00February 16th, 2021|

The North Bay health unit says a COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at an apartment building in the community. The Skyline-Lancelot Apartments has seen a small number of people test positive, officials say.     zoranm Read more… The post North Bay health unit declares outbreak at Skyline-Lancelot Apartments appeared first on Healthier Environment Living Program.

Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada and around the world on Feb. 10

By |2021-02-16T06:29:03+00:00February 16th, 2021|

Canada’s chief public health officer says national-level COVID-19 data is showing a “continued downward trend” in daily case numbers — but she noted the need for continued caution and said strong measures are necessary to keep the trend moving in the right direction. This came on the same day that Newfoundland and Labrador announced a record high [...]

Covid-19: Travel rules add £1,800 to brain cancer treatment trips

By |2021-02-16T06:28:59+00:00February 16th, 2021|

A woman who has to travel to Germany for brain cancer treatment says new travel rules are adding hundreds of pounds to the cost of her therapy. Natalie Paul, from Bubbenhall in Warwickshire, was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour in 2017. When chemotherapy failed, she started a course of treatment in Cologne but faces [...]

COVID-19 epidemic in Ukraine: more than two thousand infected and almost half of those hospitalized

By |2021-02-16T06:28:58+00:00February 16th, 2021|

Over the past day, 2,141 cases of coronavirus infection have been laboratory-confirmed in Ukraine. This was reported by the press service of the Public Health Center of the Ministry of Health. Of the total number of cases, 130 people are children and 71 are medical workers. The largest number of new cases was recorded in Ivano-Frankivsk (398), Zhytomyr [...]

Exercise is an all-natural treatment to fight depression

By |2021-02-16T06:28:54+00:00February 16th, 2021|

One in 10 adults in the United States struggles with depression, and antidepressant medications are a common way to treat the condition. However, pills aren’t the only solution. Research shows that exercise is also an effective treatment. “For some people it works as well as antidepressants, although exercise alone isn’t enough for someone with severe [...]