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This week, celebrate Australia Day, make masala chai and listen to Natalie Portman discuss her new children ’s book. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katherine Cusumano and Emma Grillo Tags: Quarantine (Life and Culture) Source Type: news

Spain's defence chief quits over alleged vaccination queue-jumping – as it happened
This blog is now closed. We ’ve launched a new blog at the link below:Coronavirus news – live12.44amGMTWe ’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest:Related:Coronavirus live news: US nears 25m cases as three infections linked to Australian Open confirmed as UK strain12.05amGMTBrazil on Saturday said that 1,202 more people had died from Covid-19, bringing total fatalities in the country to 216,445. There have been more than 8.8 million confirmed cases, Reuters reports.Another Datafolha poll found that 53% of respondents are against Congress opening impeachment proceedings a...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 24, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jedidajah Otte (now); Mattha Busby, Sarah Marsh, Lisa Cox and Josh Taylor (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

One of the world ’s most wanted drug criminals Tse Chi Lop arrested in the Netherlands
One of the world’s most wanted criminals drug kingpin Tse Chi Lop has been arrested in the Netherlands with the Australian Federal... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The new mutants: the Covid variants worrying health officials worldwide
Researchers at a high-security Sydney lab are learning more about concerning Covid variants from the swabs of international travellersIn December, the UK reported a Covid-19 variant of concern, commonly referred to as the B117 variant, which appeared to be more transmissible. Since then, scientists have established that B117 issomewhere between 50% to 70% more transmissible than other variants. If more people are getting sick, there is more pressure on health systems, and in the UK health services are so overloaded a country-wide lockdown has been enforced.While many scientists say B117 does not appear more deadly, researc...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 23, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Davey Tags: Medical research Australia news Coronavirus Health Science Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Hong Kong orders partial lockdown; UK variant concerns mount
Thousands in Kowloon district put under new restrictions;New UK Covid variant may be 30% more deadly, says Johnson;Germany ’s Covid death toll exceeds 50,000Home Affairs visa letter forces Australian couple on ‘nightmare’ trip to Covid-hit BritainIsraeli Covid chief ’s claim single vaccine dose less effective ‘inaccurate’Covid vaccines: what are the implications of new variants of virus?2.37pmGMTNew research,published in the journal Nature, shows an “impressive linear correlation with latitude” and the surge in new Covid cases in most European countries during autumn – ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 23, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Mattha Busby (now); Sarah Marsh, Lisa Cox and Josh Taylor (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: UK variant fears while Western Australia to relax border rules
New UK Covid variant may be 30% more deadly, says Johnson; World ’s poor need action, not Covid ‘vaccine nationalism’, say experts;Germany ’s Covid death toll exceeds 50,000Home Affairs visa letter forces Australian couple on ‘nightmare’ trip to Covid-hit BritainIsraeli Covid chief ’s claim single vaccine dose less effective ‘inaccurate’Covid vaccines: what are the implications of new variants of virus?12.47amGMTvia AFPPfizer announced Friday that it will provide up to 40 million of its Covid-19 vaccine doses to poorer countries on a non-profit basis, through the global...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 23, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Lisa Cox (now) and Josh Taylor (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

Australian drug shortage sparks calls to loosen prescription rules
Australia hit by shortages of contraceptive pills and antidepressantsThe Pharmaceutical Society of Australia has called on the federal government to allow pharmacists to be able to substitute medicines for same drugs of a different brand to address shortages of government-subsidised drugs.The move comes amid significant shortages of the most widely prescribed antidepressant.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 22, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Davey Tags: Drugs Australia news Science Source Type: news

Stress can make you crave unhealthy foods, study finds
(Natural News) A recent study by researchers from Australia found that tense or stressed people have greater cravings for fast food, sweets and other unhealthy foods than people who aren’t as tense or stressed. Published in the journal Eating Behaviors, the study also revealed that people eat more foods the more tension they experience on a given day. These... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Australia considers quarantining citizens with COVID-19 in camps isolated in the Outback
(Natural News) What is going on with Western “democracies” in the age of COVID-19, a virus that does, indeed, cause deaths but not in 99 percent of people who get it? We’re seeing an extremely disturbing trend among democracies in Europe, Asia, and elsewhere: Creeping authoritarianism leading to extreme measures, and all being justified because... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Magic Mike star reveals the daily diet that keeps him fit for the stage show
A star in the stage show of Magic Mike in Australia has shared the daily diet that keeps him looking and feeling his best, despite gruelling long hours on and off stage. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sliding life expectancy poses gender and inequity questions
(Flinders University) Life expectancy gain is slowing in Australia - and figures show these figures are already sliding backwards in both the US and UK - yet little is being done by policy makers to understand specific gender and inequity reasons why this slip is occurring. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Janssen Announces U.S. FDA Approval of CABENUVA (rilpivirine and cabotegravir), the First Long-Acting Regimen for the Treatment of HIV
TITUSVILLE, N.J., January 21, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved CABENUVA (consisting of Janssen’s rilpivirine and ViiV Healthcare’s cabotegravir), the first and only once-monthly, long-acting regimen for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection in adults. The novel regimen was co-developed as part of a collaboration with ViiV Healthcare and builds on Janssen’s 25-year commitment to make HIV history. In the U.S., ViiV Healthcare is the marketing authorization holde...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - January 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Google says it will shut search engine in Australia if forced to pay for news
The search giant had warned that its 19 million Australian users would face degraded search and YouTube experiences if the new code were enforced (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Google threatens to remove its search engine from Australia if new law goes into effect
If Australia forces it to pay for these links, Google will pull the plug (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pfizer Covid vaccine could be approved in Australia 'pretty soon', says head of advisory committee
Prof Allen Cheng explains how coronavirus vaccines are assessed and what Australia has learned from countries already rolling them outA decision on approving the Pfizer vaccine for use against Covid in Australia is imminent with the recommendations of the independent Advisory Committee on Vaccines now in the hands of the drugs regulator.The chair of the committee, Prof Allen Cheng, said it had finished reviewing the vaccine data for the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) after holding a meeting about the vaccine on Friday.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 21, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Davey Tags: Health Vaccines and immunisation Australia news Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Source Type: news

Super-infectious Kent Covid strain has spread to at least 60 countries
Cases of the B.1.1.7 variant, sometimes known as VOC 202012/01, have been reported in most of continental Europe, as well as in the US, Australia, India, China and Saudi Arabia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

World-first biomarker test can predict depression and bipolar disorder
Australian scientists have developed and validated a world-first test that is claimed to accurately measure levels of a brain protein... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The U.S has asked Australia to scrap proposed laws that will make it the first country in the world to force Facebook and Google to pay...
The U.S. government has asked Australia to scrap proposed laws that will make it the first country in the world to force Facebook Inc... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA-approved anti-parasitic drug ivermectin can kill the coronavirus within 48 hours, reports new study
(Natural News) An anti-parasitic medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) can be used against the Wuhan coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), reports a new study. Australian researchers discovered that ivermectin, a semi-synthetic drug commonly used to treat head lice, scabies, ascariasis and other parasitic infections, can effectively kill SARS-CoV-2 within 48 hours in culture. “We found that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are Australian regulatory codes adequate in scope to protect youth from alcohol advertising? - Jongenelis MI, Pierce H, Keric D, Stafford J, Jongenelis G, Pettigrew S.
ISSUE ADDRESSED: Exposure to alcohol advertising has been found to be associated with more positive attitudes toward alcohol and heavier drinking among youth. Appropriate regulation of alcohol advertising is thus crucial for reducing use among members of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Knowledge, experiences and attitudes of dental health professionals towards reporting child abuse in Western Australia - Kugananthan S, Nguyen T, Patel J, Anthonappa R.
This study aimed to assess the knowledge a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Three in four Australians agree that Scott Morrison should publicly rebuke one of his MPs for spreading misinformation during the pandemic
Poll shows more than half of Australian also want the PM to condemn Donald Trump for his role in inciting the Capitol riots (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Australian health authorities are urgently seeking more information from Norway after the country reported deaths in elderly patients...
Health Minister Greg Hunt pointed out that in a US review of roughly 1.8 million doses of the vaccine there have been "very positive" results. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

France's Covid toll passes 70,000  – as it happened
Easing England ’s lockdown before March would be a disaster, Sage member saysIndia begins world ’s biggest Covid vaccination programmeUK aviation sector needs urgent support, industry leaders sayGlobal coronavirus death toll reaches 2 million peopleRead all our coronavirus coverage12.53amGMTWe are closing this blog now, andstarting fresh over here.12.42amGMTMore from Australia ’s health ministerGregHunt. He ’s nudging state governments to ease internal border restrictions as he declared the removal of the last Covid-19 hotspot in Australia.He told reporters in Melbourne on Sunday the federal governm...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 17, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Helen Davidson (now), Jedidajah Otte,Damien Gayle, Matilda Boseley and Michael McGowan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Keir Starmer suggests he would back tougher measures; Japan's Covid second wave linked to rise in suicides
India begins world ’s biggest Covid vaccination programmeGlobal coronavirus death toll reaches 2 million peopleUK shuts travel corridors and requires negative Covid tests to enterGerman vaccine officials forced to guess who is eligible from namesFor all our coronavirus coverage2.38pmGMT2.26pmGMTThe Guardian ’s wealth correspondent,Rupert Neate, has written on the problem which is exercising the minds of the obscenely rich. How does one keep one ’s superyacht Covid-free?It is a problem not many us have to consider: how to ensure yourmultimillion dollar superyacht remains a coronavirus-free zone despite tak...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Damien Gayle (now) and Matilda Boseley and Michael McGowan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: global death toll passes milestone as Emirates cancels Australian flights
Global coronavirus death toll reaches 2 million people;UK shuts travel corridors and requires negative Covid tests to enter;German vaccine officials forced to guess who is eligible from namesBrazil rushes to save premature babies as Covid swamps hospitalsVaccine passports: what are they and do they pose a danger to privacy?US suffers bleak January as Covid rages and vaccination campaign falters‘At the coalface’: what the Australian expert in WHO’s Covid mission in China hopes to find12.44amGMTHere ’s our story on a grim landmark. The world has now passed 2m deaths from Covid-19.“Our world has ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Michael McGowan Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

Tuberculosis Kills As Many People Each Year As COVID-19. It ’ s Time We Found a Better Vaccine
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The post Tuberculosis Kills As Many People Each Year As COVID-19. It’s Time We Found a Better Vaccine appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations tuberculosis Source Type: news

The global impact of celebrity suicides: implications for prevention - Keyes KM, Whitley R, Fink D, Santaella J, Pirkis J.
Actor and entertainer Robin Williams died by suicide on August 11, 2014. Three studies conducted in the US, Canada and Australia have shown population level increases in suicide in the months after Williams ’ death. Across the three countries, the exce... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Google admits to removing local news content in 'experiment'
In recent days internet users have reported Australian news sites disappearing from Google’s search function, with old content and links... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fewer Children Died in 2020, Despite the Pandemic. Experts Are Trying to Figure Out Why
Since the global pandemic began, one of the grimmer features of daily life has been watching the coronavirus death count tick up and up as the months have gone by. With so much unnecessary death in 2020, it’s surprising that in many countries, at least according to preliminary numbers, there was one significant group that actually saw its death rates fall: children. Data from the Human Mortality Database, a research project run by a global team of demographers, suggest that COVID-19 did not reverse years-long declines in child mortality, despite a mortality surge in the general population. Demographers, pediatricians...
Source: TIME: Health - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Barone Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Australian Scientists Raise Doubts Over Vaccine Efficacy as Infections Fall Australian Scientists Raise Doubts Over Vaccine Efficacy as Infections Fall
Australian scientists have raised questions over the efficacy of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in establishing herd immunity, calling for a pause on its widespread rollout as the country recorded one new coronavirus case on Wednesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Toadlet peptide transforms into a deadly weapon against bacteria
(European Molecular Biology Laboratory) Researchers at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Hamburg have discovered remarkable molecular properties of an antimicrobial peptide from the skin of the Australian toadlet. The discovery could inspire the development of novel synthetic drugs to combat bacterial infections (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

‘It’s Unimaginably Bad.’ How Government Failures and the New COVID-19 Variant Are Pushing the U.K.’s Health System Into Crisis
Dr Rachel Clarke never dreamed that in her medical career, she would say out loud that hospitals in Britain are running out of oxygen. Yet some hospitals in the U.K. are now in that critical situation, as doctors say the U.K.’s third wave of the coronavirus pandemic is pushing the country’s National Health Service to its limits. “We’re seeing younger patients, we’re seeing sicker patients, and we’ve never really recovered from the first wave,” says Clarke, who works on an acute medical ward in a hospital in Oxfordshire, England, and also in an in-patient hospice setting. “You...
Source: TIME: Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ciara Nugent and Suyin Haynes Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Explainer Londontime Second click United Kingdom Source Type: news

We Can ’t Afford to Wait for COVID-19 Vaccines To Be Rolled Out. Here’s What We Can Do to Curb the Virus Now
On Jan. 7, 2021, the U.S. hit another grim milestone, for the first time recording over 300,000 new cases of COVID-19 and over 4,000 deaths from the infection in one day. Across the country, hospitals and intensive care units are now under enormous strain trying to treat so many sick people. And if a new, more transmissible variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, were to take hold in the U.S. as it has in the U.K., as seems plausible, our health system could pass its breaking point. It’s all too easy to become numb to the toll and accept these daily figures as a new normal while waiting for the vaccine...
Source: TIME: Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gavin Yamey Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Reproductive coercion and abuse against women from minority ethnic backgrounds: views of service providers in Australia - Tarzia L, Douglas H, Sheeran N.
Reproductive coercion and abuse is defined as behaviour that deliberately interferes with a person's reproductive autonomy. It is typically perpetrated by men against women in a context of fear and control and includes forcing a woman to become pregnant or... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Prolonged elevation of serum neurofilament light after concussion in male Australian football players - McDonald SJ, O'Brien WT, Symons GF, Chen Z, Bain J, Major BP, Costello D, Yamakawa G, Sun M, Brady RD, Mitra B, Mychasiuk R, O'Brien TJ, Shultz SR.
In this study, we aimed to determine the temporal profile and diagnostic ability of serum levels of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Recreational and Sports Issues Source Type: news

Tiny molecules with a big impact
(BIH at Charit é) In an international study, scientists from the Berlin Institute of Health (BIH) and Charit é - Universit ä tsmedizin Berlin joined forces with colleagues from the United Kingdom, Australia and the United States and discovered hundreds of previously unknown variations in genes that have a sometimes drastic impact on the concentration of these small molecules in the blood. The researchers have now published their findings in the journal Nature Genetics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Australian scientists cast doubt on Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine
Some experts want to pause rollout but Canberra insists jab is effective and safe (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - January 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New Zealand stands by 'travel bubble' plan despite Covid outbreaks in Australia
Quarantine-free movement by April could still be on the cards, even amid extra caution over new variantCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe New Zealand government is standing by its plan to establish a trans-Tasman travel “bubble” by April, despite community transmission of coronavirus in several Australian states.In mid-December the prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, announced that quarantine-free movement between Australia and New Zealandwould be instated by the end of March, contingent on no changes in the Covid-19 status of each country. “I think New Zealanders desperatel...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 13, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Elle Hunt in Whang ārei Tags: New Zealand Australia news Coronavirus Asia Pacific Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

TNCs Reviving TPP Frankenstein
By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jan 12 2021 (IPS) The incoming Biden administration is under tremendous pressure to demonstrate better US economic management. Trade negotiations normally take years to conclude, if at all. Unsurprisingly, lobbyists are already urging the next US administration to quickly embrace and deliver a new version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Jomo Kwame Sundaram Trump legacy Repackaging and reselling a TPP avatar will not be easy. Well before Trump’s election, even the official mid-2016 International Trade Commission’s assessment doubted Peterson Institute of Int...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Economy & Trade Featured Financial Crisis Global Globalisation Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse North America TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Impact of COVID lockdown on aeromedical retrievals in remote parts of Australia
(University of South Australia) New data released this week by Australian researchers reveals the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown period on aeromedical retrievals in rural and remote regions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mental ill-health risk factors in the construction industry: systematic review - Chan APC, Nwaogu JM, Naslund JA.
Mental ill health is a significant cause of suicide and disability worldwide. It has particularly affected the construction industry. The construction labor sectors in Australia and the United Kingdom have suicide rates 2 and 3.7 times higher, respective... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Trends in elasticated strap-related injuries from Melbourne, Australia, 2007-2018 - Rothschild P, Meagher P, Campbell TG.
[The publisher has not provided an abstract for this article.] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

The double burden of poverty and marital loss on the mental health of older Australian women; a longitudinal regression analysis using 17 annual waves of the HILDA cohort - Ervin JL, Milner A, Kavanagh AM, King TL.
PURPOSE: Compared to men, older women have poorer mental health and are more vulnerable to poverty, especially when living alone. However, few studies have examined how gender, marital status and poverty are inter-related and are associated with mental h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

The incidence and characteristics of purposeful heading in male and female youth football (soccer) within Australia - Peek K, Vella T, Meyer T, Beaudouin F, McKay M.
OBJECTIVES: To quantify the incidence and characteristics of purposeful headers and unintentional head impacts during male and female youth football (soccer) games in Australia. DESIGN: Cross-sectional observational study. METHODS: Ten mat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Adolescent drivers - are we doing enough? - Beran RG.
The minimum eligible driving age in Australia is 15 years 9 months, in the Australian Capital Territory, and 16 years elsewhere in the country. Approval to drive mandates: appropriate age; completing computer-generated testing; and monitored Graduated Li... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Access Consortium statement on COVID-19 vaccines evidence, MHRA (published 7th January 2021)
This collective statement from medicine regulators from Australia, Canada, Singapore, Switzerland and the UK discusses the regulatory evidence requirements for COVID-19 vaccine approvals and considerations for post-market pharmacovigilance. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: UK set for 'worst weeks of pandemic', warns Whitty; China says WHO team to arrive within days
Worst is yet to come for the UK, warns England ’s chief medical adviser;China says WHO Covid-19 origins inquiry team to arrive 14 JanuaryChina agrees to let in WHO team investigating Covid origins‘South Africa is going to get a third wave, even a fourth’Vaccine explainer: when will things go back to normal?See all our coronavirus coverage8.38amGMTThe UK ’s test and trace system does not work effectively and needs to be fixed, the chief executive of the NHS Confederation has said, as he warned of high infection rates. Speaking to Sky News,Danny Mortimer said:We need the rate of infection to go down w...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 11, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Kevin Rawlinson (now) and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus World news UK news Science Infectious diseases US news Source Type: news

Australian business student Lily Turton, 18, reveals how she lost 10 kilos in eight weeks
Lily Turton, from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, transformed her physique while still enjoying her favourite meals - and says anyone can do the same. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US joined by Australia, UK and Canada in criticizing Hong Kong mass arrests
The foreign ministers of Australia, the United States, Great Britain and Canada issued a joint statement Sunday expressing "serious... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news