Monthly Archives: September 2020

Patients left ‘in limbo’ by NHS virus response

Image copyright Getty Images The stress and anxiety caused to patients by “poor communication” from NHS bodies in England during the Covid pandemic has been criticised by MPs. While recognising the huge burden placed on the NHS, their report said cancelled treatments and surgery had left some “in limbo” and others “too scared” to seek medical help. The report also …

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Covid: Woman ‘heartbroken’ after terminating baby alone

By Charlie JonesBBC News Related Topics Coronavirus pandemic image copyrightEmma Kemsley image captionEmma and her husband James were devastated that they could not be together when they aborted their baby for medical reasons A woman who had a termination alone because of Covid restrictions said no-one else should have to go through the “devastating” experience. Emma Kemsley, from Saffron Walden, …

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Mental Illness Tied to Increased Mortality in COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A psychiatric diagnosis for patients hospitalized with COVID-19 is linked to a significantly increased risk for death, new research shows. Investigators found that patients who were hospitalized with COVID-19 and who had been diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder had a 1.5-fold increased risk for a COVID-related …

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Covid: 170 test positive at Cornwall meat plant

Most of those who tested positive at the Cornish factory were unaware they had coronavirus. Source link : https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-54361824 Author : Publish date : 2020-09-30 18:30:19 Copyright for syndicated content belongs to the linked Source.

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What should a second coronavirus lockdown look like in Europe?

By Adam Vaughan Coronavirus public information messages in Manchester, UKJon Super/AP/Shutterstock IT IS no shock that many European countries are again facing rising coronavirus cases – this is exactly what researchers anticipated. Modelling in March by Mark Woolhouse at the University of Edinburgh, UK, suggested that a two-month UK lockdown would lead to low cases and an imperceptible rise over …

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Claims Birmingham surgeon kept bones of patients probed

image captionDerek McMinn is alleged to have kept bones of patients treated over 25 years Claims a surgeon kept the bones of more than 5,000 patients he operated on have led to a police inquiry. Derek McMinn, who invented a hip treatment used on tennis star Sir Andy Murray, has been suspended from Edgbaston Hospital in Birmingham. Mr McMinn allegedly …

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Where Biden and Trump Stand on 11 Key Healthcare Issues

President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden have dramatically different visions for the future of healthcare policy in the United States. Healthcare, and specifically access to affordable care, has been a topic of fierce debate in recent presidential elections, and remains top of mind for voters this year, in part, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, 29 percent …

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Lockdown Could Worsen Hearing Woes for U.S. Seniors

TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) Isolation due to the pandemic and failure to get hearing aids checked has fueled anxiety, depression and more hearing loss for many seniors. “This has been a very difficult time as senior facilities and individuals try to balance poor health outcomes related to COVID-19 versus poor health outcomes related to social isolation,” said Catherine …

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Women Get Worse Care for Heart Attack

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) Young women who suffer a particularly deadly condition after a heart attack are 11% more likely to die from it than men, a new study finds. Not only that, women aged 18 to 55 are less likely to receive the tests and aggressive treatment that men routinely receive, and are …

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Study Confirms Minorities Face Higher Odds of COVID-19: Study

TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) Black and Hispanic Americans are twice as likely to test positive for COVID-19 as white Americans, researchers report. For the study, an international team collected data on about 6 million people but found no differences in the number who died 30 days after testing positive for SARS-CoV-2. Yet the findings highlight the need for …

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Trump, Biden Face Off Over ACA, COVID in Chaotic First Debate

Samson Pavilion in Cleveland, Ohio, on September 28. The first debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden took place here Tuesday, September 29. President Donald J. Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden took the stage in Cleveland on Tuesday night in the first of three debates, talking over each other and the …

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Children Are Missing At-School Eye Exams During COVID-19 Pandemic

Share on PinterestExperts say eye exams performed at schools can catch vision problems early. Catherine Falls Commercial/Getty Images Experts say at-home learning during the COVID-19 pandemic is limiting at-school eye exams for children. They say vision problems may be going unchecked due to the lack of exams. They note that additional screen time from remote learning may be making the …

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Hold Off Radiotherapy After Prostate Cancer Surgery

Most men who undergo radical prostatectomy can skip adjuvant radiotherapy and can be followed with observation alone. They can undergo early salvage radiotherapy if the disease shows sign of progressing, say experts reporting results from three similar clinical trials. This approach would allow most men to avoid radiotherapy and its side effects altogether, the investigators emphasize. The studies were published …

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Colleges must do more to stop coronavirus spread, CDC says

WASHINGTON — The coronavirus is spreading among young people on college campuses, a trend that college administrators and the public health officials working with them must do more to prevent. Those are the conclusions of two studies published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday.  One of those studies looked at national trends, while the other examined …

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Trump promised 300 million N95 masks by September. He isn’t even close.

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is falling far short of its goal of having 300 million N95 respirators available in time for the flu season, according to internal documents reviewed by Yahoo News. Though the supply of N95 respirators has greatly increased in the last several months, it is at a little less than one-third of promised levels. N95 respirators …

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Eating Healthy Is More Important Than Weight Loss for Heart Health

Share on PinterestResearchers say what you eat is more important than body mass index (BMI) in terms of cardiovascular disease risk. Getty Images Researchers report that a healthy, Mediterranean-style diet is more important for heart health than weight loss. They say that being thinner isn’t necessarily healthier, especially if the weight loss has occurred from extreme dieting or other methods …

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Combination Beats Misoprostol Monotherapy on Cost Effectiveness

A combination of mifepristone followed by misoprostol was significantly more cost effective for the medical management of miscarriage than misoprostol alone, based on a decision-tree model and simulations using a range of patient income levels, cost variables, and practice patterns. Although the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends a combination of mifepristone and misoprostol for the medical management of …

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