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Global effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on paediatric cancer care: a cross-sectional study

By |2021-03-08T11:02:47+00:00March 8th, 2021|

Background Although mortality due to COVID-19 has been reportedly low among children with cancer, changes in health-care services due to the pandemic have affected cancer care delivery. This study aimed to assess the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on childhood cancer care worldwide. Methods A cross-sectional survey was distributed to paediatric oncology providers worldwide from June 22 [...]

Protect your brain from stress

By |2021-03-08T11:02:42+00:00March 8th, 2021|

It’s not uncommon to feel disorganized and forgetful when you’re under a lot of stress. But over the long term, stress may actually change your brain in ways that affect your memory. Studies in both animals and people show pretty clearly that stress can affect how the brain functions, says Dr. Kerry Ressler, chief scientific officer [...]

3 Ways Your Brain Actually Improves With Age

By |2021-03-08T11:02:40+00:00March 8th, 2021|

Our culture is not, to put it mildly, very positive about aging. We’re fascinated with those, like Jennifer Lopez and Tom Brady, who seem immune to the years, obsess about appearing youthful, hide away our elders, and hail young wunderkinds from rock musicians to dorm room founders. And the world of entrepreneurship is particularly obsessed with youth, [...]

Teens’ mental health claims skyrocket in pandemic

By |2021-03-08T11:02:39+00:00March 8th, 2021|

Mental health insurance claims for US teens roughly doubled early in the COVID-19 pandemic over the same period in 2019, according to a Fair Health report released yesterday. The white paper, the New York nonprofit’s seventh in a series on the pandemic, is the result of analysis of more than 32 billion private healthcare claims filed on [...]

Recommended composition of influenza virus vaccines for use in the 2021 – 2022 northern hemisphere influenza season

By |2021-03-05T10:29:08+00:00March 5th, 2021|

26 February 2021 It is recommended that quadrivalent vaccines for use in the 2021 – 2022 northern hemisphere influenza season contain the following:     aleksejplatonov/iStock Read more… The post Recommended composition of influenza virus vaccines for use in the 2021 – 2022 northern hemisphere influenza season appeared first on Healthier Environment Living Program.

Human infection with avian influenza A (H5N8) – the Russian Federation

By |2021-03-05T10:29:07+00:00March 5th, 2021|

On 18 February 2021, the National IHR Focal Point for the Russian Federation notified WHO of detection of avian influenza A(H5N8) in seven human clinical specimens. These are the first reported detection of avian influenza A(H5N8) in humans. Positive clinical specimens were collected from poultry farm workers who participated in a response operation to contain [...]

Natural ventilation in London: Towards energy-efficient and healthy buildings

By |2021-03-05T10:29:05+00:00March 5th, 2021|

Abstract Natural ventilation (NV) is a sustainable solution to improve building energy efficiency and reduce carbon emission. In this study, we quantified the impact of air pollution and noise pollution on the NV potential at both city scale and building scale in London. At city scale, the loss of annual cooling energy saving potential due to noise pollution [...]

A prospective multicenter surveillance study to investigate the risk associated with contaminated sinks in the intensive care unit

By |2021-03-05T10:29:04+00:00March 5th, 2021|

Objectives To assess the incidence of sink contamination by multidrug-resistant (MDR) Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Enterobacteriaceae, risk factors for sink contamination and splashing, and their association with clinical infections in the intensive care setting. Methods A prospective French multicenter study (1 January-30 May 2020) including in each intensive care unit (ICU) a point-prevalence study of sink contamination, a questionnaire of risk factors [...]

FDA authorizes Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose Covid-19 vaccine

By |2021-03-05T10:29:02+00:00March 5th, 2021|

The Food and Drug Administration on Saturday issued an emergency authorization for a Covid-19 vaccine developed by Johnson & Johnson, the third vaccine to be cleared for use in the United States and the first that requires only one dose. The vaccine, which has not yet been tested in children or adolescents, was cleared for use in [...]

FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization for Third COVID-19 Vaccine

By |2021-03-05T10:29:00+00:00March 5th, 2021|

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the third vaccine for the prevention of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The EUA allows the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine to be distributed in the U.S for use in individuals 18 years of age [...]