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BOSTON (CBS) – The Centers for Disease control has cautioned that, based on current patterns, coronavirus is likely to become a global pandemic. With no approved vaccine or medication to treat it, that could ultimately result in overloaded healthcare systems. What is a pandemic? Simply put, a pandemic is a global, widespread outbreak of a new illness. Because it is new, people don’t have the ability to fight it and can be easily infected. The last pandemic to widely affect the United States was H1N1 flu in 2009. The worst pandemic in history was the Spanish flu outbreak in 1918 which killed 50 million people worldwide. What is the risk in Massachusetts? The Massachusetts Department of Public Health indicated that the risk of coronavirus for Massachusetts residents remains low. As of February 25, only one case of coronavirus was diagnosed in the state: a student at UMass Boston who travelled to Wuhan, China. There has been no known person-to-person spread of the virus in the state. We are updaing our website daily with information and recommendations on #COVID-19. See the latest guidance for school health personnel which includes the key message that risk to Mass. residents remains low: https://t.co/wsiPfHYx3q pic.twitter.com/NaBDvADHit — Mass. Public Health (@MassDPH) February 25, 2020 What are the symptoms of coronavirus? The symptoms of coronavirus sound much like the symptoms of other viruses – they include a fever, cough, and respiratory symptoms...
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Publication date: Available online 6 April 2020Source: Clinica Chimica ActaAuthor(s): Junxia Duan, Yue Zhao, Xiaohong Zhang, Han Jiang, Bibo Xie, Tie Zhao, Feijun Zhao
Source: Clinica Chimica Acta - Category: Laboratory Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusion: The mSHOX2/mPTGER4 assay showed some values with more limitations in lung cancer early detection. PMID: 32250153 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Future Medicine: Biomarkers in Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Biomark Med Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The area-level risk of precarious employment matters for male workers' health independently from their job status, underscoring the importance of policy measures aimed to reduce the adverse impacts of precarious employment on workers' health. PMID: 32249269 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Epidemiology - Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: We found that half of acute-care hospitals did not provide any hospital-based psychiatric care for patients with suicide attempts or self-harm. PMID: 32249268 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Epidemiology - Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research
Authors: Gallus S, Lugo A, Liu X, Behrakis P, Boffi R, Bosetti C, Carreras G, Chatenoud L, Clancy L, Continente X, Dobson R, Effertz T, Filippidis FT, Fu M, Geshanova G, Gorini G, Keogan S, Ivanov H, Lopez MJ, Lopez-Nicolas A, Precioso J, Przewozniak K, Radu-Loghin C, Ruprecht A, Semple S, Soriano JB, Starchenko P, Trapero-Bertran M, Tigova O, Tzortzi AS, Vardavas C, Vyzikidou VK, Colombo P, Fernandez E, TackSHS Project Investigators Abstract BACKGROUND: Population data on tobacco use and its determinants require continuous monitoring and careful inter-country comparison. We aimed to provide the most up-to-date est...
Source: Journal of Epidemiology - Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research
Authors: de Sequera Ortiz P, Quiroga Gili B, de Arriba de la Fuente G, Macía Heras M, Salgueira Lazo M, Del Pino Y Pino MD, en representación de la Sociedad Española de Nefrología PMID: 32249016 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Nefrologia : publicacion oficial de la Sociedad Espanola Nefrologia - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Nefrologia Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Differences between NHB and NHW men in the intake of certain nutrients may be related to chronic disease disparities. Future research should consider racial/ethnic differences in dietary intake among men and the impact these differences have on men's health. PMID: 32250708 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Public Health Reports - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to determine the effect of an electronic, prepopulated notifiable disease report form on case reporting rates by ambulatory care clinics to public health authorities. METHODS: We conducted a 2-year (2012-2014) controlled before-and-after trial of a health information exchange (HIE) intervention in Indiana designed to prepopulate notifiable disease reporting forms to providers. We analyzed data collected from electronic prepopulated reports and "usual care" (paper, fax) reports submitted to a local health department for 7 conditions by using a difference-in-differences model. Pr...
Source: Public Health Reports - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research
The Southern Spectroscopic Survey Telescope (SSST) is a planned multi-wavelength space survey telescope by China located in Chile. In this ...
Source: Applied Optics - Category: Physics Authors: Source Type: research
Authors: Stolzman KA, Connors JM Abstract The field of critical care nursing is multidimensional and filled with opportunities to bring change to current practice. In the United States, nearly 13% of patients (range, 8%-24%) admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) die during or after the admission (https://www.dartmouthatlas.org/interactive-apps/end-of-life-care/). Critical care nurses provide care at every stage of acute and chronic illness. Often this includes care of the patient and family at end of life, guided by palliative care principles supported by the national guidelines including the American Associatio...
Source: Dimensions in Critical Care Nursing - Category: Nursing Tags: Dimens Crit Care Nurs Source Type: research
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