Iceland is an outpost of normality during the pandemic

It was a casual hug from an old friend and yet it proved to be so traumatizing. I had arrived back in my native Iceland the day before and now armed with a negative Covid-19 test from the airport, here I was in a bustling cafe in Reykjavik.
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Publication date: Available online 12 August 2020Source: Journal of Oral Biology and Craniofacial ResearchAuthor(s): Alekhya Kanaparthi, Divya Dukkireddy, Hema Gopalaiah, Kesary Satya Prakash Reddy, Tejaswi Katne, Ramlal Gantala
Source: Journal of Oral Biology and Craniofacial Research - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
Authors: Meo SA, Abukhalaf AA, Alomar AA, Al-Beeshi IZ, Alhowikan A, Shafi KM, Meo AS, Usmani AM, Akram J Abstract OBJECTIVE: The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a global public health crisis with social, psychological and long-lasting economical damages. Weather-related dynamics have an impact on the pattern of human health and disease. The present study aimed to investigate the impact of heat and humidity on daily basis incidence and mortality due to COVID-19 pandemic in ten of the world's hottest countries compared to ten of the coldest ones. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Worldwide, we selected 20 countries; 10 hottes...
Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The study does not seem to exclude that the lethality of COVID-19 may be climate sensitive. Future studies will have to confirm these clues, due to potential confounding factors, such as pollution, population age, and exposure to malaria. PMID: 32767354 [PubMed - in process]
Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
Authors: Orrù B, Szekeres-Bartho J, Bizzarri M, Spiga AM, Unfer V Abstract The ongoing worldwide pandemic of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), raised the urgency to address knowledge gaps and to establish evidence for improving management and control of this viral infection. Throughout a keen analysis of the World Health Organization (WHO) most updated data, a gender-specific difference in the occurrence of infection was determined, which seems to correlate with patient's vitamin D status. Therefore, our purpose is to provide insights into the nutritional importance of vitamin D for its immunomodulatory e...
Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
is MB Abstract This essay aims to discuss the foundations and possibilities for community participation in the fight against COVID-19. The first part discusses the meanings of community, defined according to geographic, aggregate-interest, or epidemiological criteria. In the context of the pandemic, none of the three perspectives can be considered alone. The essay discusses the need to link different approaches in order to produce socially contextualized health interventions. Next, the authors present the four main models in the international literature that provide the basis for community participation practices ...
Source: Cadernos de Saude Publica - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Cad Saude Publica Source Type: research
Vivek Murthy, MD, explains that as people are being told to distance themselves from each other during the COVID-19 pandemic, having a'people-centered life'is more important than ever.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news
Authors: Boland X, Dratcu L Abstract Psychiatric services that provide acute inpatient care have to respond to the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic to consistently deliver high standards of treatment to patients and ensure the safety of staff. This can only be achieved by fostering a culture that rewards initiative and empowers inpatient teams to implement and comply with changes which everyone understands and benefits from. The experience of an inner London acute psychiatric unit has shown the value of combining proactive leadership, multidisciplinary decision making and good communication in adap...
Source: International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Int J Psychiatry Clin Pract Source Type: research
Authors: Yahya AS, Khawaja S PMID: 32767872 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders - Category: Primary Care Tags: Prim Care Companion CNS Disord Source Type: research
Authors: Erensoy S Abstract We have been introduced to "Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)" disease with high mortality and transmission rate caused by a novel human coronavirus, in December 2019 and the microbiological diagnosis of the infection has been in the center of the focus to control the pandemic. It is necessary to understand the dynamics of the virus which was classified among the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) related coronaviruses and named as SARS coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), to manage testing in the right strategy and for interpretation of the results. However, much remains unclea...
Source: Mikrobiyoloji Bulteni - Category: Microbiology Tags: Mikrobiyol Bul Source Type: research
While some hospitals and health care systems are navigating the rough waters surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, Highmark Health is doing all that and planning to help reinvent the health care industry with a strategic planning initiative stretching to 2025. Highmark Health provided a sneak peek Thursday of what CEO David Holmberg called a reinvention of the health care system that will focus on the customer and clinician needs and use technology and best practices to improve health. “We’re…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - Category: Biotechnology Authors: Source Type: news
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