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South Korea’s Health Minister Describes Seoul As A ‘COVID-19 War Zone’

By |2020-12-18T19:47:48+00:00December 18th, 2020|

South Korea is awaiting new social distancing measures, due to take effect Tuesday evening, as earlier measures have failed to bring new coronavirus case numbers down. The government warns of an impending crisis, brought on by a third wave of infections. New cases reported Monday exceeded 600 for the second day in a row, bringing the total to [...]

1st Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccine To Be Administered This Week In The U.K.

By |2020-12-18T19:47:47+00:00December 18th, 2020|

As U.S. health authorities continue examining the proposed COVID-19 vaccines, residents in the United Kingdom — the first Western country to issue approval for emergency use — are set to receive their first shots as early as this week. But quickly vaccinating as many people as possible in the U.K. will pose enormous logistical challenges — [...]

There’s a better hand sanitizer for COVID-19. Why aren’t we using it?

By |2020-12-18T19:47:42+00:00December 18th, 2020|

Alcohol, 60% concentration. That’s what your hand sanitizer needs to reliably kill the SARS-CoV-2 virus, according to the CDC. But new research out of BYU, published in the Journal of Hospital Infection, challenges this notion. It found that three commercial disinfectants—used in many hand sanitizers and surface wipes as alternatives to alcohol—kill the virus effectively. Most crucially, [...]

Portland researcher warns about airborne transmission of COVID-19

By |2020-12-17T19:36:42+00:00December 17th, 2020|

As restrictions are slowly lifted and more and more people head to indoor spaces like restaurants, bars or classrooms, scientists around the world have a warning: there’s another way to get COVID-19 that health authorities have been ignoring. The post Portland researcher warns about airborne transmission of COVID-19 appeared first on Healthier Environment Living Program.

Harvard CU-Boulder air cleaner sizing tool, Presentation by Dr. Shelly L. Miller

By |2020-12-17T19:36:41+00:00December 17th, 2020|

This video is a short description of using air cleaners to supplement ventilation for reducing the risk of getting infected by long-range exposure to airborne virus particles. It shows briefly how to use the Harvard CU_Boulder air cleaner sizing tool. The post Harvard CU-Boulder air cleaner sizing tool, Presentation by Dr. Shelly L. Miller appeared [...]

Bacterial lysate therapy for the prevention of wheezing episodes and asthma exacerbations: a systematic review and meta-analysis

By |2020-12-17T19:36:40+00:00December 17th, 2020|

Abstract Wheezing and asthma are a growing cause of morbidity in children and adults. Treatment is aimed at prevention of disease exacerbations and preservation of lung function. Respiratory viruses are involved in ∼40–60% of exacerbations. Bacterial lysates prevent recurrent respiratory tract infections and might reduce exacerbations. Moreover, immunomodulatory effects have been observed in human and animal [...]

Linking cross-reactivity clusters of food and respiratory allergens in PAMD@ to asthma and duration of allergy

By |2020-12-17T19:36:38+00:00December 17th, 2020|

Abstract Background Component resolved diagnosis, recently redefined as precision allergy medicine diagnosis — PAMD@, may help understanding allergic cross-reactivity patterns among polysensitized patients and their clinical implication. Objective We aimed to investigate similarities among allergens by empirically determining the occurrence of co-sensitization patterns and to relate them to clinical features, in particular to asthma.   [...]

Influence of ventilation use and occupant behaviour on surface microorganisms in contemporary social housing

By |2020-12-17T19:36:38+00:00December 17th, 2020|

Abstract In the context of increasingly airtight homes, there is currently little known about the type and diversity of microorganisms in the home, or factors that could affect their abundance, diversity and nature. In this study, we examined the type and prevalence of cultivable microorganisms at eight different sites in 100 homes of older adults [...]

Women with DCIS at increased risk for breast cancer death

By |2020-12-17T19:36:36+00:00December 17th, 2020|

Treatment for women with a type of early breast cancer called ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) might not be doing enough to prevent deaths from the disease, says a study published online Sept. 16, 2020, by JAMA Network Open. The study sought to determine whether women diagnosed with DCIS had a higher risk of dying from [...]

Patient-reported outcome measures after COVID-19: a prospective cohort study

By |2020-12-17T19:36:35+00:00December 17th, 2020|

Patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) are standardised validated questionnaires completed by patients to provide information on their perceived functional well-being and health status [1]. These questionnaires can address various aspects of health including symptoms, quality of life, functionality, and physical, mental and social well-being. PROMs play an important role in increasing patient engagement, improving health [...]