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Easing the ache

By |2020-07-30T17:39:08+00:00July 30th, 2020|

Pain from osteoarthritis is more than just a nuisance. Knee pain, in particular, can not only keep people from exercising, but also have a chilling effect on their ability to participate in social activities, especially those that involve walking or traveling, says Elena Losina, the Robert W. Lovett Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Harvard Medical [...]

Tinted sunscreens: Benefits beyond an attractive glow

By |2020-07-30T17:39:06+00:00July 30th, 2020|

Tinted sunscreens are having a moment. These mineral-based sunscreen formulations have an added color base that can help even out skin tone while protecting your skin. And thanks to their ability to block visible light, they may help certain skin conditions. Could the days of unsightly sunscreen residue be in your past? What is visible light, [...]

Factors Associated with Cloth Face Covering Use Among Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic — United States, April and May 2020

By |2020-07-30T17:39:02+00:00July 30th, 2020|

Summary What is already known about this topic? On April 3, 2020, the White House Coronavirus Task Force and CDC recommended that persons wear a cloth face covering in public to slow the spread of COVID-19. What is added by this report? After the initial recommendation was released, high rates of cloth face covering use were reported in the [...]

A cluster randomised trial of cloth masks compared with medical masks in healthcare workers

By |2020-07-28T18:22:29+00:00July 28th, 2020|

Objective: The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of cloth masks to medical masks in hospital healthcare workers (HCWs). The null hypothesis is that there is no difference between medical masks and cloth masks. Setting: 14 secondary-level/tertiary-level hospitals in Hanoi, Vietnam. Participants: 1607 hospital HCWs aged ≥18 years working full-time in selected [...]

Prepare now for a winter COVID-19 peak, warns Academy of Medical Sciences

By |2020-07-28T18:22:26+00:00July 28th, 2020|

The UK must prepare now for a potential new wave of coronavirus infections this winter that could be more serious than the first, says a new report from the Academy of Medical Sciences released today (Tuesday 14 July). Combined with the disruption already created in the health service by COVID-19, a backlog of patients needing NHS assessment [...]

Fresno Nurse Died Of COVID-19 As Coronavirus Safety Complaints Piled Up Against Kaiser

By |2020-07-28T18:22:23+00:00July 28th, 2020|

When Kaiser Permanente ran out of replacement shields for its powered air-purifying respirators — a hooded garment that protects health care workers from airborne biological hazards — it allegedly scrambled to make its own using electrical tape and sheets of plastic. “That’s the garbage they handed us to use,” said Amy Arlund, an intensive care nurse [...]

Physical distancing interventions and incidence of coronavirus disease 2019: natural experiment in 149 countries

By |2020-07-28T18:22:22+00:00July 28th, 2020|

Abstract Objective To evaluate the association between physical distancing interventions and incidence of coronavirus disease 2019 (covid-19) globally. Design Natural experiment using interrupted time series analysis, with results ynthesised using meta-analysis. Setting 149 countries or regions, with data on daily reported cases of covid-19 from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and data on [...]

Virginia Adopts First-in-the-Nation Workplace Safety Standards for COVID-19 Pandemic

By |2020-07-28T18:22:20+00:00July 28th, 2020|

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced the adoption of statewide emergency workplace safety standards in response to the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. These first-in-the-nation safety rules will protect Virginia workers by mandating appropriate personal protective equipment, sanitation, social distancing, infectious disease preparedness and response plans, record keeping, training, and hazard communications in workplaces across the Commonwealth. [...]

NCAA releases list of COVID-19 prevention recommendations

By |2020-07-28T18:22:18+00:00July 28th, 2020|

The NCAA Sport Science Institute released an updated report to help provide guidance to schools to help protect student-athletes and prevent the spread of COVID-19 Thursday. Per the NCAA.org release, “the guidelines are designed to inform schools in responding appropriately based on their specific circumstances and in the best interest of returning college athletes’ health and [...]

NAS report urges school districts to prioritize reopening

By |2020-07-28T18:22:17+00:00July 28th, 2020|

Weighing the public health risks posed by the coronavirus against the educational risks of not having in-person instruction, and the impact that closed schools could have on existing racial and social inequities, a new report from the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS) is urging school districts to prioritize reopening, with an emphasis on [...]