Coronavirus: Dementia patients ‘deteriorating’ without family visits

Image copyright Getty Images Relatives of care home residents with dementia should be treated as key workers, leading charities say. In a letter to the health secretary, they write that the care given by family members is “essential” to residents’ mental and physical health. They argue the current limits on visitors have had “damaging consequences”. They want visits to resume …

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As a Black Psychiatrist, She Is ‘Exhausted’ and ‘Furious’

  As told to Usha Lee McFarling Being told the operating room has already been cleaned. Being questioned by patients about where you went to medical school. Being asked for ID every time you enter your own hospital. Being told you don’t look like a doctor. In a series of conversations with Medscape, Black physicians talk about racism they’ve faced …

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COVID-19 Made Me Quit | MedPage Today

I never thought that I would resign with my last day of work being the same day of my resignation. In fact, I did everything in my power to stay at my job, but the job didn’t want me to stay. COVID brought a sharp focus on the difference between my goals and my employer’s goals. The meatpacking plants made …

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Blood Test IDs Concussion Patients Likely to Have Prolonged Symptoms

Serum neurofilament light (NfL) chain predicted concussion symptom duration and outperformed other blood tests in distinguishing mild, moderate, and severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) even 5 years after injury, a pair of studies in Neurology showed. “In both of our studies, the same idea came through: neurofilament light chain shows great promise as a biomarker in the blood,” study author …

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Being Sued for Fraud and Paid Millions for Masks

Desperate to acquire masks to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, two federal agencies gave nearly $20 million in contracts to a newly formed California company without realizing it was partly run by a man whose business activities were under sanction by the Federal Trade Commission, court records show. On Tuesday, a U.S. District Court judge froze the company’s …

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Florida sheriff wins battle with DeSantis administration over coronavirus data

Just two days after a Florida sheriff announced the state had abruptly cut him off from data about local cases of coronavirus infections, state health authorities have reversed course, agreeing on Thursday morning to continue providing the information. The reversal came in the wake of social media outrage and attention from media outlets. For four months, Mike Chitwood, the sheriff …

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Covid-19 news: UK government missed coronavirus testing target

By Clare Wilson , Jessica Hamzelou , Adam Vaughan , Conrad Quilty-Harper and Layal Liverpool Boris Johnson chairing the daily covid-19 press conference on 3 June.Andrew Parsons / No10 Downing Street Latest coronavirus news as of 5 pm on 9 July UK government missed its target to return all covid-19 tests within 24 hours The UK government missed its target …

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Tenet Gets Big Federal $$$ but Still Cuts Employees

As many Americans prepare their income taxes before this year’s extended deadline, at least one large hospital system apparently does not intend to repay the millions of dollars it owes to the federal government any time soon. Tenet Healthcare indefinitely deferred its 2019 payment of $134 million, and its 2018 balance of $159 million, as allowed under the 2017 federal …

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Universities scramble to protect students from deportation under new ICE policy requiring in-person classes

The Trump administration has thrown colleges and universities across the country into confusion this week with the unexpected announcement that international students will have to leave the U.S. if their school does not offer in-person classes during the upcoming semester.  In a press release Monday afternoon, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced that, under a forthcoming temporary rule, foreign students …

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Comorbidities Go Hand in Hand With MS Disease Activity

(MedPage Today) — Study Authors: Amber Salter, Kaarina Kowalec, et al.; Lorene M. Nelson, Dennis Bourdette Target Audience and Goal Statement: Neurologists, primary care physicians, nurses The goal of this secondary analysis of the CombiRx study… Source link : https://www.medpagetoday.org/neurology/multiplesclerosis/87489 Author : Publish date : 2020-07-09 15:30:15 Copyright for syndicated content belongs to the linked Source.

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Coronavirus: Data shows cases in England falling

Image copyright Getty Images Two reports charting coronavirus cases in England show the number of people in the community with the disease is falling. The Office for National Statistics estimates one in 3,900 people have Covid – 0.03% of the population, down from one in 2,200 the previous week. And data from Public Health England shows confirmed cases fell by …

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Government says sorry to women ‘ignored’ by doctors

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNadine Dorries has apologised to women, calling for a “quicker and more compassionate way” to address harm to patients. The health minister has apologised to hundreds of women, and their children and families, failed by healthcare professionals after expressing concerns about medical treatments. Nadine Dorries was giving a statement in Parliament, on …

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Death Halts ‘Off-the-Shelf’ CAR-T Trial; BP and CRC; Obesity Dulls Docetaxel?

(MedPage Today) — FDA placed a clinical hold on the phase I MELANI-01 trial of UCARTCS1A — an investigational “off-the-shelf” CAR T-cell therapy — after a multiple myeloma patient died from cardiac arrest following treatment at the highest… Source link : https://www.medpagetoday.com/hematologyoncology/othercancers/87485 Author : Publish date : 2020-07-09 13:30:00 Copyright for syndicated content belongs to the linked Source.

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STRIDE Intervention Flops for Seniors’ Fall Prevention

In a large randomized trial, older adults at increased risk for fall injuries saw no benefit from a multifactorial intervention delivered in primary care to prevent fall injuries. The STRIDE trial’s primary outcome of first serious fall injury occurred at a rate of 4.9 per 100 person-years for people who received the intervention, versus 5.3 per 100 person-years in controls …

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Coronavirus: Asymptomatic testing for taxi drivers and cleaners

Image copyright Getty Images People in “high-contact” professions, including taxi drivers, sales assistants and pharmacists are to be able to get tested for coronavirus even if they don’t have symptoms. The NHS said employers including Addison Lee and Boots will take part. Care workers and some NHS staff already have access to “asymptomatic” testing. As part of the pilot, local …

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Broadway Star Loses COVID-19 Battle

Broadway star Nick Cordero has lost his over-three-month battle with COVID-19 at the age of 41. Cordero’s Broadway credits include “Waitress,” “Rock of Ages,” “A Bronx Tale,” and “Bullets Over Broadway.” Many have been following the roller coaster ride that has been Cordero’s medical course through the frequent Instagram posts of his wife Amanda Kloots. A previously healthy Cordero fell …

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White House Promises Revised CDC Guidance on School Reopening

White House officials, led by Vice President Mike Pence, promised on Wednesday that CDC guidance on reopening schools would get a facelift following an angry Twitter storm earlier in the day from President Trump. The president tweeted that he disagreed with the CDC’s “very tough & expensive” guidelines for reopening schools and warned that he could cut off funding if …

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Nurse Misreads Symptoms of Her Own Heart Attack

TUESDAY, July 7, 2020 (American Heart Association News) At her new job as a nurse at a college in St. Louis, Roslyn Harvey spent most of her day sitting at a desk. So, when she felt breathless walking across campus or climbing stairs, she figured she was out of shape. To get fit, she started walking 15-20 minutes on a …

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