Daily Archives: October 13, 2020

Two Major COVID Trials Paused for Safety Issues

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. This story was updated Oct. 13, at 4:05 p.m. Oct. 13, 2020 — Johnson & Johnson paused dosing and enrollment in all of its COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials due to an unexplained illness in a study participant, the company announced Monday. Later in the day, Eli Lilly had …

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Even with a Severe Lung Condition, You Can Safely Wear a Mask

Share on PinterestWearing a mask is the safest option during the COVID-19 pandemic. Noam Galai / Getty Images A study found that even people with severe COPD can safely wear masks. Experts emphasize that discomfort from masks shouldn’t turn into unfounded health worries. The discomfort some people feel using a surgical mask can be due to anxiety or claustrophobia. It …

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Black Doctors Work to Make Coronavirus Testing More Equitable

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. When the coronavirus arrived in Philadelphia in March, Dr. Ala Stanford hunkered down at home with her husband and kids. A pediatric surgeon with a private practice, she has staff privileges at a few suburban Philadelphia hospitals. For weeks, most of her usual procedures and patient …

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Covid-19 crisis quashed colds and flus but they may be worse next year

By Michael Le Page Flu vaccinations are key to limiting the burden on hospitals in a pandemicMarco Bello/Bloomberg via Getty Winter is coming to the north. If what happened in the southern hemisphere is any guide, anti-coronavirus measures could result in fewer people than usual getting flus and colds. The respite may be brief, though. These viruses could come roaring back …

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Meet the Physician Who Loves His Job

I applied to only one medical school. Maybe that was hubris, but I didn’t think so at the time. Then, in a moment of sudden insecurity, I asked myself, “What if I don’t get accepted?” During the 6 months between my military service and the beginning of classes at Uppsala University in Sweden, I worked as a substitute teacher in …

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COVID-19 Safety Protocols Will Also Protect You from Colds, Flu

Share on PinterestExperts say safety measures such as wearing a mask can help reduce droplet transmission of colds, influenza, and COVID-19. Luis Alvarez/Getty Images Experts say the safety protocols used to reduce risk during the COVID-19 pandemic can help protect you from colds and flu this fall and winter. They explain that colds, flu, and COVID-19 are all spread by …

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Covid 19: Care home visitor scheme to be piloted in England

While current guidance in England does allow visits on a “limited basis” where alternative arrangements are not possible, visits have been severely curtailed or prohibited entirely in those areas subject to enhanced restrictions, which now apply across most of the North of England. Source link : https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-54528021 Author : Publish date : 2020-10-13 15:40:57 Copyright for syndicated content belongs to …

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Being HIV Positive Increases Risk of Death From COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. People with HIV who are hospitalized for COVID-19 have a significantly heightened risk of 28-day mortality compared with people without HIV. A comparison of outcomes of people with HIV vs people without HIV who were hospitalized in the UK with COVID-19 from January 17 to June …

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Trump presses attack on Fauci in dispute over campaign ad

President Trump pressed his attack on Dr. Anthony Fauci on Tuesday, after his campaign declined to take down an ad quoting the country’s leading infectious disease expert that Fauci himself said was misleading. In the campaign ad released last week, Fauci is quoted as saying, “I can’t imagine … that anybody could be doing more,” with the context of the …

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Kids’ Hospitalizations Accompany Rising Unemployment Rates: Study

FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2020 (HealthDay News) COVID-19 has led to widespread job loss in the United States. And now a new study reports that when unemployment rates rise, so do hospitalizations of children. For the study, researchers analyzed 12 years of data (2002 to 2014) from 14 states. They found that for every 1% increase in unemployment, there was a …

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Trump’s Doctor Says He Is No Longer Infectious After COVID-19 Diagnosis

By Robin Foster and E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporters SUNDAY, Oct. 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) Hours after President Donald Trump held a rally on the White House lawn for hundreds of supporters, his doctor said he is “no longer considered a transmission risk to others.” In a memo released Saturday night, White House physician Dr. Sean Conley said he was sharing information …

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Your Guide to a Safe and Happy Halloween

SATURDAY, Oct. 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) The truly scary thing about Halloween this year is that it’s occurring during a pandemic, but there are safe ways to celebrate, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says. Suggestions include: virtual costume parties; physically distant, outdoor costume parades; Halloween-themed craft making; movie nights at home; decorating pumpkins; and making favorite treats. “Many kids …

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A Second Wave of COVID-19 Hits Europe

Share on PinterestCities and countries in Europe are now reinstituting COVID-19 safety protocols as a second wave of the disease emerges. Thomas Coex / Getty Images Experts say a loosening of COVID-19 regulations has led to a second wave of the disease in Europe. A number of countries and cities are now considering or instituting lockdowns again. Experts say leaders …

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Are KN95 Masks Effective? What to Know

Share on PinterestKN95 masks have become more popular as N95 masks are difficult to obtain. Credit Image: xavierarnau/Getty Images A new report finds that the popular KN95 masks are not as effective as N95 masks that have been in short supply. However, KN95 masks may have uses outside of high risk areas. Masks have been shown to be effective at …

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