Medicine

Health officials provide daily COVID-19 update at 3 p.m.

There have been no new community or long-term care outbreaks over the past two days. "While scheduled surgeries have returned and other health professions res...


After Moderna, CanSino Biologics claims positive results in early trials

AstraZeneca recently announced a $1.2 billion deal with the US government to produce 400 million doses of the trial vaccine. The early trials showed that the ex...


Anti-malaria drug taken by Trump linked to coronavirus death risk

The study found that the patients were more likely to die in hospital and develop heart rhythm complications than other Covid patients in a comparison group. B...


Two Missouri Hairstylists Worked While Symptomatic, Potentially Exposed 140 Customers to Coronavirus

The case highlighted the spread of the disease among members of the community in the United States after businesses were re-opened following the outbreak of the...


Thai researcher eyes affordable, accessible coronavirus vaccine for Southeast Asia

Even China locked down another region due to COVID-19 worries. and experts warn that another wave is inevitable. "If all the cards fall into the right place...


Ontario records another day with more than 400 new coronavirus cases

Minnesotans who need or want to be tested for COVID-19 will be able to access free testing at six National Guard Armory locations across Minnesota throughout th...


COVID-19 vaccine: What’s the latest on this front?

The Oxford University COVID-19 vaccine effort is being headed by Professor Adrian Hill, an Irish scientist who previously worked on Ebola and malaria vaccines. ...


Infamous Wuhan lab admits having three live strains of bat coronavirus on-site

It comes after suspicions began to surface that China , which is where the virus first emerged, may have purposely manufactured the virus as a bio-weapon to de...


United States will test vaccines on more than 100,000 people starting in July

The Oxford vaccine also uses a common cold virus as its primary delivery system, albeit a different adenovirus to the Ad5-nCoV vaccine being developed in Chi...


NY governor says needs federal funds to reopen state

The governor said 507 people died on Saturday, down from the mid-700s a few days ago. "We are past the high point, and all indications at this point is that...


No new cases of COVID-19 today

There were also no new cases of COVID-19 reported yesterday. One additional person has recovered, taking recoveries to 1,456. A total of 268 individuals hav...


COVID-19 pandemic halts vaccination efforts for nearly 80 million children

World Health Organization and Unicef have now called for joint effort to safely deliver routine immunisation and proceed with vaccination campaigns against...


Hairstylist worked while symptomatic and exposed 91 people to COVID-19

The second hairstylist tested positive for COVID-19 only after they were alerted by the health department of possible exposure at their workplace, a Great Clips...


Thailand begins Covid-19 vaccine trials on monkeys

A series of reports in the past few days detailed the progress made so far on the vaccine front, with Oxford and Moderna drugs showing promising results in ...


Province To Expand COVID-19 Testing

It's the fifth straight day that the province has failed to meet its target, let alone its capacity of 20,000. With 441 reported , it's the largest jump in a s...


Ontario reports 412 new cases of COVID-19 today

An additional 25 deaths have also been reported in Ontario, bringing the total number of virus-related deaths in the province to 2,073. The number of Ontario ...


United Kingdom urged to scrap healthcare fee for migrant NHS workers

Politicians and healthcare workers have called on the Government to scrap the NHS surcharge for migrant care workers coming from outside the European Econom...


'17% Londoners, 5% of UK residents have COVID-19 antibodies'

The health secretary Matt Hancock confirmed the deal had been agreed with Swiss drugmaker Roche (ROG.SW) and USA drugmaker Abbott ( ABT ) in the government's ...


Mysterious Children’s Disease Linked to COVID-19 and Kawasaki Disease

They are characterized by systemic inflammation and are carefully studied by experts. "There is some discussion of how closely linked this is to COVID , but th...


Zurich International back Mental Health Awareness Week

A message from its board of directors explained: “Good mental health is important for peace of mind and general wellbeing. The board advised anyone struggling...


LA County Eating places, Retail Won't Reopen Until July 4 At Earliest

The restaurant industry had seen 80 per cent of jobs lost, and 890,000 people in the film and entertainment employees were laid off. Even as more of Californi...


China's vaccine trial shows promising results — The Lancet

In other words, immunity to the common cold virus might obstruct response to the candidate vaccine. The volunteers were assigned to receive either a single inje...


Quebec launches investigations into COVID-19 death of Montreal inmate

That means smaller groups of children and frequent handwashing. "I encourage teenagers and young adults to become monitors...it's a great experience". Quebec De...


Covid-19: Major study concludes hydroxychloroquine could do more harm than good

The biggest risk increase was seen in the group treated with hydroxychloroquine and an antibiotic, where 8 per cent of patients who got the combination develope...


Virus ‘does not spread easily’ from contaminated surfaces, revised CDC website says

On Thursday, spokeswoman Kristen Nordlund told The Washington Post that the changes were due to an internal review and "usability testing". Example after ex...


Huge Study Throws Cold Water on Antimalarials for COVID-19

Hydroxychloroquine is approved to treat malaria - replacing chloroquine in many parts of the world after the malaria parasite became resistant to chloroquine -...


Trump's urging stokes furor in debate over in-person worship

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany held up a cheque written by President Trump for $100,000 - his contribution to COVID-19 relief efforts. "Th...


New information released in Wood County COVID death

Identified positive cases are located throughout Mason County. A total of 73 people in Mecklenburg have died with COVID-19 and all but one, according to healt...


Hydroxychloroquine increases risk of death, large new coronavirus study says

This week, the president of the United States not only revealed that he has been taking an anti-malaria hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) drug as a precautionary measure...


Pictures show Donald Trump wearing mask after Ford factory row

Trump, a Republican seeking re-election on November 3, has urged states to loosen coronavirus-related restrictions so the battered US economy can recover even a...


Trump to Stop Taking Hydroxychloroquine ‘In 2 Days’

The drug, hydroxychloroquine, has been around for decades but was thrust into the spotlight this spring when Trump began mentioning its name dozens of times ...


Can I get the new Covid-19 antibody test?

Mr Hancock also said more than 10 million antibody tests - that check if someone has had the virus in the past - will start being rolled out next week. Antibody...


Ontario to start expanded testing this weekend, Premier Doug Ford says

After a reporter asked him why Ontario is not reaching the target, Ford said fewer people are going to assessment centres than expected. "Then we're going to go...


CDC: Keep cleaning surfaces, but coronavirus mainly spreads person-to-person

Recently, the CDC in the USA changed its guidelines with regard to touching contaminated surfaces; the danger is now considered comparable to other low-risk t...


Victoria’s Secret to Shut a Quarter of North America Stores

It's another blow to the beleaguered retailer just weeks after its half-billion dollar plan to go private was scrapped. Victoria's Secret is slimming down...