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France and Spain report highest post-lockdown cases; more than60,000 new cases in India for third day running; New Zealand outbreakspreadsUK adds France to Covid-19 14-day quarantine listUK government quietly drops 1.3m Covid tests from England tallyFrance says UK quarantine will lead to reciprocal measuresMobile crematorium in Bolivia as deaths surgeUK coronavirus updates – live12.30pmBSTHungary,Romania andBulgaria have suffered their worst quarterly downturns in decades because of the pandemic, according to official data published in the three EU members Friday.The news agency, Agence France-Presse, reports thatHungary’s GDP plunged 14.5 percent in the year’s second quarter compared to the first three months of 2020, the worst since the communist era ended more than three decades ago.12.17pmBSTAuthorities inBerlin are weighing whether to ban the night-time sale of alcohol in some inner-city areas to minimise the number of young people socialising in large crowds, as confirmed new infections in the German capital continue to rise.By 6pm on Thursday, authorities in Berlin recorded 131 new cases within the last 24 hours, with the city ’s Mitte and Neukölln districts in particular showing rising numbers over the last seven days.Continue reading...
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Abstract Recently, an outbreak of a novel human coronavirus which is referred to as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) (COVID-19) by the World Health Organization (WHO) was identified in Wuhan, China. To help combat the pandemic, a systematic review (SR) was performed to collect all available studies concerning inactivation methods, environmental survival, and control and prevention strategies. A comprehensive literature survey yielded 42 eligible studies which included in the SR. The results confirmed that the WHO recommended two alcohol-based hand rub formulations (ethanol 70-95% and 2-...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research
ConclusionsDuring the lockdown, psychological distress and decreased well ‐being were common in CHF outpatients, and there was an increase in unhealthy lifestyle behaviours. These changes may negatively impact short‐term and long‐term prognoses. Medication adherence was maintained, and limitations in access to care were partly counterbalanced by use of telehealth.
Source: ESC Heart Failure - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Short Communication Source Type: research
Conclusions: During the lockdown, individuals consumed slightly more alcohol and smoked marginally more cigarettes compared to the period before the lockdown. Further research focussing on follow-up of individuals at risk may be useful to provide appropriate care in post-COVID times.Eur Addict Res
Source: European Addiction Research - Category: Addiction Source Type: research
Credit: Barinedum AGARA/IOM LagosBy Chylian AzuhLAGOS, Aug 26 2020 (IPS) ‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away’ is a common and seemingly harmless saying. But what happens when commonly eaten foods like pepper, garlic and ginger are wrongfully said to prevent COVID-19? What can we do to fight harmful misinformation? During the first two weeks of the lockdown in Lagos, Nigeria, a lot of people were afraid of contracting the virus. They wore gloves, face masks and practised physical distancing as instructed by the World Health Organization (WHO). For some, the conspiracy theories being peddled on social media and...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Africa Headlines Health Source Type: news
Wellcome Trust director says government should have waited for public inquiryCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe abolition of Public Health England is a kneejerk attempt to blame it for mistakes made over coronavirus, one of the government ’s key advisers on the crisis has alleged.Jeremy Farrar, a member of the Scientific Advisory Group on Emergencies (Sage), criticised the move as ill-conceived, premature and unwise until a public inquiry into the pandemic has reported.His remarks came amid fears of widespread job losses when PHE is merged into a new body – up to 800 PHE staff...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Matt Hancock Health policy Politics Science Society UK news Source Type: news
Mikayla Mace A University of Arizona pharmacologist discusses how the conditions created by the pandemic and the response could be exacerbating drug use and overdose. Monday University Communicationssad-505857_1920.jpgHealthCOVID-19Researcher contact: Todd W. Vanderah Comprehensive Pain and Addiction Center 520-626-7801vanderah@email.arizona.eduMedia contact: Mikayla Mace University Communications 520-621-1878mikaylamace@arizona.edu For the latest on the University of Arizona response to the novel coronavirus, visit the university'sCOVID-19 webpage.For UANews coverage of COVID-19, visithttps://uanews.arizona.edu/...
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Michael Neff sensed what was about to happen. It was late March, and Texas had surpassed 1,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19. He braced as governor Greg Abbott announced that many businesses—including gyms, restaurants and bars—would be prohibited from serving customers indoors. The Cottonmouth Club, his Houston cocktail bar, would have to close. “We were resigned to the fact that we might not make it,” Neff says of his business. “We took a day to be really, really depressed and I locked myself in the bar and didn’t answer the phone.” Since then, Neff has tried to bring the Cottonmou...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 UnitedWeRise20Disaster Source Type: news
Sara Wittner had seemingly gotten her life back under control. After a December relapse in her battle with drug addiction, the 32-year-old completed a 30-day detox program and started taking a monthly injection to block her cravings for opioids. She was engaged to be married, working for a local health advocacy group in Colorado, and counseling others about drug addiction. Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit. The virus knocked down all the supports she had carefully built around her: no more in-person Narcotics Anonymous meetings, no talks over coffee with trusted friends or her addiction recovery sponsor. As the virus stressed...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news
An outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was first identified in Wuhan, China, with the first cases reported in December 2019, and it soon turned into a pandemic infecting thousands of people in China and worldwide. As of April 10, 2020, mo...
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UNISON member Sarah Wall is a team leader in a homeless hostel in Birmingham. In the week that the lockdown was announced, Birmingham City Council urged local services to get all rough sleepers off the streets. Sarah remembers it clearly. “The busiest Monday I’ve ever had was at the end of March. There was a lot of last-minute pressure from Birmingham City Council for us to get everyone off the street. “Two weeks before that, all the local housing providers were called into a meeting to look at potential strategies for rehousing people. “Usually, the rough sleeper team go out and approach ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - Category: UK Health Authors: Tags: Article coronavirus Covid-19 homeless homelessness housing local government Source Type: news
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