How Covid-related restrictions have impacted state-run health schemes for new mothers

Covid-19 has dealt a severe blow to delivery of perinatal care, especially in rural areas, where families rely solely on public health institutions. Apart from restrictions of movement and disruption of supply chain during the lockdown, the pandemic also put most medical and paramedical staff on Covid duty.
Source: The Economic Times - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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AbstractThe novel coronavirus outbreak induces many concerns about the management of pregnancy, as well as rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. The very rapid spread of the infection throughout all inhabited continents leads to a fast-growing number of infected with SARS-CoV-2 and requires answers and special recommendations to the most vulnerable group of people: pregnant woman and patients on immunomodulatory or immunosuppressive treatment. A systematic literature search was performed in Embase, MEDLINE, and Scopus database for studies describing COVID-19 infection in pregnant women diagnosed with rheumatic and muscul...
Source: Rheumatology International - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
AbstractRepurposing of antirheumatic drugs has garnered global attention. The aim of this article is to overview available evidence on the use of widely used antirheumatic drugs hydroxychloroquine, methotrexate and colchicine for additional indications. Hydroxychloroquine has endothelial stabilizing and anti-thrombotic effects. Its use has been explored as an adjunctive therapy in refractory thrombosis in antiphospholipid syndrome. It may also prevent recurrent pregnancy losses in the absence of antiphospholipid antibodies. Hydroxychloroquine favourably modulates atherogenic lipid and glycaemic profiles. Methotrexate has b...
Source: Rheumatology International - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
Publication date: October–December 2020Source: Journal of Optometry, Volume 13, Issue 4Author(s): José M. González-Méijome
Source: Journal of Optometry - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Simulation training with patients provides participants with a level of realism that is critical for rapid learning. In crisis management, the most effective protocol familiarization is important to instill confidence in the PPE, workflows and healthcare partners. PMID: 32969721 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: J Invest Surg Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 26 September 2020Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical CareAuthor(s): Nirmal Shanmugam, Abhishek Singh, Puneet Khanna
Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
FLU JAB 2020: Flu vaccines are in higher demand in the UK this year, given the COVID-19 pandemic. Boots have suspended their booking service for a flu jab over "unprecedented demand". This is the cheapest place to get a flu jab this winter.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Together, Covid-19 and TB pose a deadly, dual threat - a syndemic that feeds on social inequities and poverty. Tremendous catch-up work, advocacy, and funding will be needed, to get back on track, even as the pandemic is pushing the world into the deepest recession since the second World War.
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news
Authors: Yasseen Iii A, Weiss D, Remer S, Dobbin N, MacNeill M, Bogeljic B, Leong D, Wan V, Mosher L, Bélair G, Thompson M, Button B, Hardy J, Perwaiz S, Smith A, Wootton R Abstract Little is known about the use or misuse of cleaning products during the COVID-19 pandemic. We compiled data from January to June in 2019 and 2020 from Canadian poison centres, and report on calls regarding selected cleaning products and present year-over-year percentage change. There were 3408 (42%) calls related to bleaches; 2015 (25%) to hand sanitizers; 1667 (21%) to disinfectants; 949 (12%) to chlorine gas; and 148 (2%) to ch...
Source: Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Health Promot Chronic Dis Prev Can Source Type: research
Authors: Yousaf MA, Noreen M, Saleem T, Yousaf I Abstract Awareness and comprehension of disease origin, transmission, and control in a health crisis are mainly affected by the knowledge, attitude, and practices (KAP) of the general public. We conducted the current study to assess KAP among the general population of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), India, based on an online cross-sectional survey. Participants completed a questionnaire we developed consisting of KAP questions. We also collected sociodemographic information and source of information about disease awareness. The main source of information regarding COVID-19 ...
Source: Social Work in Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Soc Work Public Health Source Type: research
"There is a Balm in Gilead": Black Social Workers' Spiritual Counterstory on the COVID-19 Crisis. Soc Work Public Health. 2020 Sep 01;35(7):523-532 Authors: Adams RD, Tyson CA Abstract The authors assert that art-based inquiry can serve as a powerful medium for understanding the connection between faith and resilience as perceived and understood by older African-Americans adults disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Utilizing the CRT method of counterstorytelling as our conduit to elucidate our culturally situated responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. We seek to explore the conn...
Source: Social Work in Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Soc Work Public Health Source Type: research
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