New York City undercounted COVID-19 infections among residents by up to 300% during the first wave
COVID-19 cases in New York City during the pandemic's early stages may be 300 percent higher than officially reported numbers. A research team in Cyprus built a simulation to estimate case counts. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Crossing points reopen in split Cyprus as virus numbers fall
Ethnically split Cyprus has taken a key step toward a return to its routine rhythms of life amid the pandemic with the reopening of nine crossing points along a United Nations-controlled buffer zone (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Cyprus says people under 50 should use mRNA-based vaccines
Cypriot health authorities have advised people aged under 50 to use the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccines that are based on the newer, mRNA technology (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Employers' perceived importance and the use (or non-use) of workplace risk assessment in micro-sized and small enterprises in Europe with focus on Cyprus - Anyfantis ID, Leka S, Reniers G, Boustras G.
Occupational Safety and Health is often poorly managed in micro-sized enterprises (MiSEs) and small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Previous studies have shown that employers in such enterprises do not conduct and/or regularly review workplace risk assessme... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The need to belong as motive for (cyber)bullying and aggressive behavior among immigrant adolescents in Cyprus - Solomontos-Kountouri O, Strohmeier D.
Peer group integration is a crucial acculturative goal for immigrant adolescents who, in order to reach this goal, may use bullying and/or aggressive behavior. The present study aims to explore the underlying aggression motives by investigating the importa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Simple foot test detects heart rhythm disorder in patients with diabetes
(European Society of Cardiology) Atrial fibrillation can be detected during annual foot assessments in patients with diabetes, according to research presented today at EHRA 2021, an online scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).1 " In our study, one in six patients with diabetes had previously undiagnosed atrial fibrillation, " said study author Dr. Ilias Kanellos of the European University of Cyprus, Nicosia. " This presents an opportunity to provide treatment to prevent subsequent strokes. " (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Mexico reports 779 more deaths; US Senate passes $1.9trn relief plan
Contradictory death figures in Russia; WHO warns against relaxing guard due to vaccinesSchool Covid tests: pupils in England ‘very likely’ to get false positivesDalai Lama urges people to get Covid vaccine after having first doseFrom Pfizer to Moderna, the companies making billions from vaccinesEU indecision led Cyprus to allow in UK visitors, says ministerSee all our coronavirus coverage9.14pmGMTThere have been 779 further deaths from coronavirus and 6,561 new confirmed cases in Mexico, bringing its total to 2,125,866 infections and 190,357 deaths, Mexico ’s health ministry reported.Officials have been frustrated by...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 6, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Slawson (now) and Kevin Rawlinson (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Microbiology World news Science US news UK news Source Type: news

Free rapid Covid tests available for all businesses in England; Tibetan leader Dalai Lama gets vaccine shot
Contradictory death figures in Russia; WHO warns against relaxing guard due to vaccinesFrom Pfizer to Moderna, the companies making billions from vaccinesEU indecision led Cyprus to allow in UK visitors, says ministerUp to a million long Covid patients may need treatment after pandemicNadiya Hussain urges British Bangladeshis to get Covid vaccineSee all our coronavirus coverage9.58amGMTThe next few weeks are going to be crucial for keeping coronavirus infections down in the UK as schools reopen, according to an infectious disease expert.Dr Mike Tildesley, a member of the UK government ’s SPI-M modelling advisory panel, h...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 6, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Kevin Rawlinson Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Microbiology World news Science US news UK news Source Type: news

Cyprus to allow fully vaccinated British tourists – as it happened
This blog is now closed. We ’ve launched a new blog at the link below:Coronavirus news – live12.14amGMTWe ’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest:Related:Coronavirus live news: WHO 'to scrap' interim Wuhan report; UK investigating new variant11.07pmGMTTheJapanese government plans to extend a state of emergency for Tokyo and three neighbouring prefectures to combat Covid-19 until 21 March, two weeks longer than originally scheduled, the economy ministerYasutoshi Nishimura said on Friday.Nishimura, who is in charge of the government ’s coronavirus response, made the comment at the star...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 5, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Lucy Campbell (now); Mattha Busby, Sarah Marsh, Kevin Rawlinson and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus World news Vaccines and immunisation Science Infectious diseases Medical research Source Type: news

Ten lessons from the virus crisis
(Flinders University) A mixture of smaller countries led by New Zealand, Vietnam, Taiwan, Thailand, Cyprus, Rwanda and Iceland led the world 's Top 10 countries to manage their COVID-19 response well, according to a new study. In the study, published in The BMJ, lead researcher Flinders University's Professor Fran Baum joined experts from around the world to reflect upon the Global Health Security Index (October 2019) predictions for a public health emergency. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 21, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Domestic Violence Is a Pandemic Within the COVID-19 Pandemic
The last thing Sheila wanted to do on May 21 was drive her car. Getting behind the wheel with a concussion, multiple skull hematomas, and bruises and abrasions across her body was a decidedly bad idea. But it was the only way her husband would have let her out of the house. She told him she was going out to buy him cigarettes. The truth was, Sheila (a pseudonym to protect her identity) was heading to meet her pastor’s wife, who worked at one of the offices in the city hall of her small Nebraska town, seeking help to escape the domestic hell in which she’d been living since the start of spring. That was when the...
Source: TIME: Health - February 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Cyprus to start loosening COVID-19 lockdown next month
Cyprus’ health minister says a steady decrease in new coronavirus infections three weeks into a nationwide lockdown is allowing for the start of the gradual, targeted lifting of closures and restrictions (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Madrid suspends vaccinations after running out of doses; Cyprus eases lockdown
Madrid health authorities announce two-week pause after supply issues; Cyprus welcomesfall in number of new infectionsAstraZeneca denies pulling out of EU vaccine meetingGermany expected to tighten borders to control spread of variantsChina to use anal swabs to test for Covid in high infection areasNew Zealand: two new cases emerge in people who had left quarantineUK coronavirus updates – live4.56pmGMTDeaths inMexico jumped nearly 37% between January and August as the coronavirus pandemic swept the country, with over 184,000 more deaths than during the same period in 2019, Mexico ’s statistics institute (INEGI) said on...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 27, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jedidajah Otte (now), Rachel Hall , Archie Bland and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus World news Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

Cyprus to return to lockdown conditions to stem virus spread
Cyprus is returning to lockdown mode for the remainder of the month after the country’s health minister conceded that a nightly curfew and other existing measures haven't been enough to curtail the spread of the coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: 'Highly likely' BioNTech vaccine works against new variant; Taiwan confirms first local case since April
BioNTech ’s CEO says tests being run on mutant strain;US could require negative Covid-19 tests for passengers from BritainUS Congress passes $900bn Covid-19 aid billCovid cases recorded in Antarctica – reportsTaiwan confirms first local case in more than 250 daysBiden receives vaccine live on TV11.16amGMTThe UK ’s transport secretary, Grant Shapps, has reminded lorry drivers that a French travel ban remains in place in Dover.A reminder to all hauliers that the French have not re-opened the border to France. Please do not travel to Kent as you will be unable to cross and may become stuck for longer.11.11amGMTMore than...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 22, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Alexandra Topping (now) and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus World news US news Europe South Africa Infectious diseases Science Australia news UK news Asia Pacific Source Type: news