Science Weekly in the pandemic: 'Every day you wake up to a discovery'

The team behind our popular podcast reflect on how the threat of Covid-19 has galvanised the scientific communityNicola Davisis one of Science Weekly ’s presenters, alongsideIan Sample andHannah Devlin. Madeleine Finlay is one of its regular producers, alongsideMax Sanderson andDavid Waters  Continue reading...
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Authors: Konturek PC, Harsch IA, Neurath MF, Zopf Y Abstract Severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV2) outbreak is the most dramatic event since World War II. Originating as a cluster of unexplained cases of pneumonia, it turned out that this viral disease termed COVID-19 is not only a respiratory infection, but a systemic disease associated with a number of extrapulmonary complications. One of the medical disciplines that is strongly affected by this viral infection is gastroenterology. COVID-19 causes in some patients typical symptoms of enteritis such as diarrhea or abdominal pain. There is als...
Source: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: J Physiol Pharmacol Source Type: research
In this study, 12 thrombotic events occurred in 9 patients, including 4 cerebral infarctions, 7 acro-ischemia and 1 internal jugular vein thrombosis. The common abnormalities of routine coagulation tests included evelated D-Dimer level (100%), prolonged prothrombin time (73.7%) and hyperfibrinogenemia (73.7%). The median activities of natural anticoagulants including protein C, protein S and antithrombin were all below the normal range. Factor VIII activities were significantly above normal range (median value 307%, IQR 198 –441) in all patients. Factor V and factor VII activities were significantly lower in near-ter...
Source: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
Since the rapid emergence of the novel coronavirus in December of 2019 and subsequent development of a global pandemic, clinicians around the world have struggled to understand and respond effectively and efficiently. With global response encompassing social, political, organizational, and economic realms, world leaders are struggling to keep pace with the rapid changes. Challenges within global healthcare system and the healthcare profession itself include rationing supplies and services within health care systems, many of which were stretched to the brink before this latest viral outbreak (American Hospital Association, 2020).
Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Melbourne goesinto full lockdown after rises in cases; Bolsonarotaking hydroxychloroquine to cure his Covid-19 infectionWHO says ‘evidence emerging’ of airborne coronavirus spreadUS officially notifies World Health Organization of its withdrawalBrazilian president Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirusUS coronavirus updates – live8.03pmBSTGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged EU countries to show solidarity and overcome divisions to approve a massive coronavirus recovery plan this summer.The leaders of the 27 EU states meet in Brussels next week for a crunch summit aimed at agreeing a 750-billi...
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(RIO DE JANEIRO) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says he is confident that he will swiftly recover from the new coronavirus thanks to treatment with hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malaria drug that has not been proven effective against COVID-19. Bolsonaro said he tested positive for the new coronavirus on Tuesday after months of downplaying its severity while deaths mounted rapidly inside the country. The president told reporters he underwent a lung X-ray on Monday after experiencing fever, muscle aches and malaise. As of Tuesday, his fever had subsided, he said, and he attributed the improvement to hydroxychloroq...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized brazil COVID-19 News Desk wire Source Type: news
Credit: United NationsBy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Jul 8 2020 (IPS) The coronavirus—which has claimed the lives of over 538,000 people and infected more than 11.6 million worldwide—has destabilized virtually every facet of human life ever since its outbreak in late December. Providing a grim economic scenario of the devastation caused by the pandemic– including rising poverty, hunger and unemployment– UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned last week of the possibility of an even worse disaster: the risks of bioterrorist attacks deploying deadly germs. He said it has already shown some of the...
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Man charged over latest breach of quarantine as country deals with influx of returning citizens during the coronavirus pandemicCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA man in compulsory isolation has absconded from a quarantine hotel in New Zealand to make a late-night “spur-of-the-moment” dash to the supermarket before testing positive for Covid-19 the following day.About 30,000 people have passed through quarantine hotels in Auckland since New Zealand closed its borders but in recent weeks a number of guests have made bids for freedom.Continue reading...
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Conclusion: There is a high level of knowledge concerning SARS-CoV-2 pandemic among Greek health care workers and this is significantly associated with positive attitudes and practices towards preventive health measures. The high level of knowledge of health professionals about SARS-CoV-2 may have contributed considerably to the successful management of the pandemic in Greece. Tailored educational campaigns aiming to increase the proportion of health care workers willing to accept a potential SARS-CoV-2 vaccine could be of paramount importance in future proactive vaccine educational campaigns.
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
This study aimed to understand and characterize the psychosocial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in the general population and to identify risks and protective factors that predict changes in mental health status. In addition, the study investigated compliance with precautionary measures (PM) to halt the spread of the virus. The online anonymous survey collected information on sociodemographic data, compliance with PM, quality of life (QOL), and mental health via the Generalized Anxiety Disorder-7 (GAD-7) and Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9). A total of 1642 adult participants (71.6% women, 28.4% men) completed the ...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
This study evaluates the impact of an adapted telemedicine Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) on telemedicine-specific training competencies of residents.SettingPrimary Care Internal Medicine residents at a large urban academic hospital.Program DescriptionIn March 2020, the New York University Grossman  School of Medicine Primary Care program adapted its annual comprehensive OSCE to a telemedicine-based platform, to comply with distance learning and social distancing policies during the COVID-19 pandemic. A previously deployed in-person OSCE on the subject of a medical error was adapted to a tele medicin...
Source: Journal of General Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
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