Roche receives positive CHMP opinion for Evrysdi, the first and only at home spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) treatment with proven efficacy in adults, children and infants two months and older
Basel, 26 February 2021 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended the approval of Evrysdi ™ (risdiplam) for the treatment of 5q spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) in patients 2 months of age and older, with a clinical diagnosis of SMA Type 1, Type 2 or Type 3 or with one to four SMN2 copies. SMA is a leading genetic cause of death in infants and 5q SMA is the most common form of the disease . SMA causes progressive muscle weakness and atrophy, and significant unmet need remains, particularly in adults ...
Source: Roche Media News - February 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche receives positive CHMP opinion for Evrysdi, the first and only at home spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) treatment with proven efficacy in adults, children and infants two months and older
Basel, 26 February 2021 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended the approval of Evrysdi ™ (risdiplam) for the treatment of 5q spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) in patients 2 months of age and older, with a clinical diagnosis of SMA Type 1, Type 2 or Type 3 or with one to four SMN2 copies. SMA is a leading genetic cause of death in infants and 5q SMA is the most common form of the disease . SMA causes progressive muscle weakness and atrophy, and significant unmet need remains, particularly in adults ...
Source: Roche Investor Update - February 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Covid: Seven symptoms should trigger virus test, study says
Fatigue, headache, sore throat and diarrhoea are also warning signs of the virus, research suggests. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

TB vaccine may protect newborns against other infectious diseases
(London School of Hygiene& Tropical Medicine) The tuberculosis (TB) vaccine Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) could protect newborns against a variety of common infections, such as upper respiratory tract infections, chest infections and diarrhoea, according to a new study in Lancet Infectious Diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Smectite promotes probiotic biofilm formation in gut for cancer immunotherapy
(Nanjing University School of Life Sciences) Orally administrating probiotics is ineffective due to the poor inhabitation of exogenous bacteria in host intestines. Chinese scientists report that smectite, a type of mineral clay and classical anti-diarrhoea drug, can promote the expansion of probiotics in the murine gut that subsequently elicits anti-tumor immune responses. Their findings suggest a novel approach to specifically enrich probiotics in the body, with high translational potential for cancer immunotherapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 10, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Covid new strain symptoms: The three 'unusual' signs of coronavirus you should be aware of
COVID new strain symptoms can be difficult to spot, as some of the key coronavirus signs don't necessarily make you feel ill. But there are some "unusual" symptoms that you should be aware of, including diarrhoea and unexplained headaches. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gambia: MRCG Holds Open Day On ETVAX Study On Diarrhoea On Children
[The Point] MRC-The Gambia London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in collaboration with the government of The Gambia on Wednesday organized an open day forum on ETVAX study project dubbed 'a vaccine trial study focus on diarrhoea diseases to see the safety and efficacy of the ETEC vaccine.' (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 5, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Decision-support tool could reduce unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions for child diarrhoea
(eLife) A decision-support tool that could be accessed via mobile devices may help clinicians in lower-resource settings avoid unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions for children with diarrhoea, a study published today in eLife shows. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 2, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Diabetes symptoms: Sign in your poo of high blood sugar - do your stools look like this?
DIABETES symptoms may include passing more urine than normal and feeling unusually tired. But you could also find your risk of high blood sugar by checking your poo after using the toilet. Diarrhoea could be caused by type 2 diabetes. Do your stools look like this? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid new strain warning - the six 'less common' symptoms of you may be ignoring
COVID symptoms usually include a high fever, a new cough cough, or a loss of sense of smell or taste. But after a new Covid strain was spotted in the UK, the number of cases has continued to rise. These are the "less common" coronavirus symptoms you may be ignoring, including diarrhoea and sore throats. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to stop diarrhoea: Easy remedies to get rid of diarrhoea symptoms or loose poo at home
HOW to stop diarrhoea: Diarrhoea symptoms can be very unpleasant, and may be leaving you on the toilet for large parts of the day. But you can get rid of diarrhoea or loose poo at home with these three handy treatments and remedies. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19: Norway investigates 23 deaths in frail elderly patients after vaccination, BMJ
The Norwegian Medicines Agency has concluded that in 13 of 23 deaths in very frail elderly patients who received the Pfizer COVID vaccine, common adverse reactions of mRNA vaccines, such as fever, nausea, and diarrhoea, may have contributed to fatal outcomes (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cost Consequences for the NHS of Using a Two-Step Testing Method for the Detection of Clostridium difficile with a Point of Care, Polymerase Chain Reaction Test as the First Step
The two-step, POCT strategy was estimated to save £ 283,282 per 1000 hospitalized NHS patients with suspected infectious diarrhoea. Sensitivity analysis indicated that the turnaround time for the POCT was the largest driver for cost savings. Providing the POCT has sufficiently high diagnostic accuracy for detecting C. difficile, the two-step, POCT strategy for CDI identification is likely to be cost saving for NHS hospitals with an offsite laboratory. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency: Symptoms could include gastrointestinal issues including diarrhoea
VITAMIN B12 deficiency: The human body does not create vitamin B12, so people must get this nutrient from their diet. This means many people are lacking in the vitamin without even knowing. If experiencing gastrointestinal issues including diarrhoea, vomiting or nausea it could indicate you're lacking in the essential vitamin. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boost your gut feeling: From a tummy massager to a tracker app, which is the best for IBS? 
JO WATERS: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects one in ten adults in the UK, causing bloating, diarrhoea, constipation and cramps. We asked a professor to assess some new products to treat it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mining giant Rio Tinto Face Environmental, Human Rights Complaint in Papua New Guinea
Contamination of rivers and streams by mine waste in the vicinity of the Panguna copper mine in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. Credit: Catherine WilsonBy Catherine WilsonCANBERRA, Australia, Jan 4 2021 (IPS) Local communities in the vicinity of the abandoned Panguna copper mine, have taken decisive action to hold the global mining multinational, Rio Tinto, accountable for alleged environmental and human rights violations during the mine’s operations between 1972 and 1989. The mine operated in the mountains of central Bougainville in Papua New Guinea until 1989. The complaint by 156 resident...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Catherine Wilson Tags: Active Citizens Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Development & Aid Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Human Rights Indigenous Rights Natural Resources Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanit Source Type: news

Bowel cancer symptoms: ‘Alternating bouts of constipation and diarrhoea’ could be a sign
BOWEL cancer symptoms can be subtle and easily-missed, but as there's currently no cure it's important to be familiar with what to look out for. One of the most common signs is a change of bowel habits - "alternating bouts of constipation and diarrhoea". (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What causes diarrhoea? Is diarrhoea a sign of coronavirus?
DIARRHOEA is probably nothing to worry about. But could it be a sign of coronavirus? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best supplements: Zinc supplementation could help reduce a cold, diarrhoea and diabetes
BEST supplements: Zinc is a trace element that is necessary for a healthy immune system. Studies suggest supplementation with zinc can help with colds, diarrhoea and diabetes risk. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: Are you experiencing diarrhoea? The lesser-known sign of the condition
TYPE 2 diabetes can cause a wide range of symptoms in the body due to the unusually high amount of blood sugar in the body. Neuropathy is a common side effect of the condition which could cause diarrhoea. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Chikurubi Inmate Sues Govt After Diarrhoea Nightmare
[New Zimbabwe] An inmate at Chikurubi Maximum Prison (Chikurubi) has slapped the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) with a lawsuit following his unfortunate experiences after the outbreak of waterborne diseases at the Harare correctional facility. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 25, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Fiji's vaccine program reduces childhood death and illness: study
(University of Melbourne) Fiji's national vaccine program against pneumonia, a serious lung condition, and rotavirus, a common disease which causes severe diarrhoea and vomiting, has reduced illness and death, new research shows. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Does your anxiety trigger IBS symptoms? How to support your digestive system
IRRITABLE bowel syndrome is a common condition that affects the digestive system, causing pain, bloating diarrhoea and constipation. Over the years experts have identified stress as a cause. So what can you do to help avoid a flare-up of symptoms? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Roche announces FDA approval of Xofluza for the prevention of influenza following contact with an infected person
             Basel, 24 November 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Xofluza ® (baloxavir marboxil) as a treatment to prevent influenza in people 12 years of age and older following contact with someone with influenza (known as post-exposure prophylaxis). Xofluza is the first single-dose influenza medicine approved for post-exposure prophylaxis.“With today’s approval, Xofluza is now available as the first single-dos...
Source: Roche Media News - November 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche announces FDA approval of Xofluza for the prevention of influenza following contact with an infected person
             Basel, 24 November 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Xofluza ® (baloxavir marboxil) as a treatment to prevent influenza in people 12 years of age and older following contact with someone with influenza (known as post-exposure prophylaxis). Xofluza is the first single-dose influenza medicine approved for post-exposure prophylaxis.“With today’s approval, Xofluza is now available as the first single-dos...
Source: Roche Investor Update - November 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Caroline Quentin health: Strictly Come Dancing star explains 'horrible' symptoms
CAROLINE QUENTIN became the fourth celebrity to be knocked out of Strictly Come Dancing 2020, alongside her partner Johannes Radebe, after losing in this week's dance-off against Maisie Smith. The actress has previously explained her "horrible" coeliac disease symptoms, including vomiting and diarrhoea. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bringing Clean Water On Tap To Rural Villages In Polynesian Island Nation Of Tuvalu
Technical experts measure the salinity of groundwater wells on Vaitupu Island, Tuvalu. This month work will begin on building the network of tanks and pipes which will eventually convey clean water from the north of Vaitupu Island to the 1,500 people who live in the villages of Tumaseu and Asau in the south. Courtesy: Pacific CommunityBy Catherine WilsonCANBERRA, Nov 18 2020 (IPS) Rural communities on one of the nine islands that make up the Polynesian nation of Tuvalu are anticipating how life will change when they are connected to piped clean water for the first time. Despite being surrounded by millions of square kilome...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Catherine Wilson Tags: Aid Climate Change Development & Aid Editors' Choice Environment Featured Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation The Pacific Community (SPC) Tuvalu Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Water Shortage Risks New Covid-19 Infections
[East African] The acute shortage of water in Zimbabwe's major cities has left 3.7 million people exposed to communicable diseases such as diarrhoea and typhoid, at a time the southern African country is battling a Covid-19 outbreak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New coronavirus symptoms alert as people with diarrhoea and headaches test positive
A NEW COVID test is being rolled out that gives a result within 30 minutes and doesn't require lab processing. As part of its trial, people with non-typical symptoms tested positive for the virus. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Help Us Help You campaign
The Help Us Help You abdominal symptoms of cancer campaign launches this week, to encourage people to seek advice from their GP if they have symptoms of diarrhoea, bloating or discomfort that last for three weeks or more. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 10, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Diarrhoea Outbreak in City
[The Herald] NEARLY 300 diarrhoea cases involving mainly children under the age of five have been recorded in the City of Gweru in the last 30 days. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The hidden signs of cancer in your toilet habits - could you be at risk?
CANCER symptoms may be difficult to spot, but usually include any change to your body or lump that you can't explain. These are the hidden signs of a tumour in your toilet habits, including diarrhoea and changes to your stool size. Should you speak to a doctor about bowel cancer? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'We are drinking sewage water': Zimbabwe shortages threaten thousands
As the search for water in Bulawayo becomes more desperate, diarrhoea outbreaks from dirty water are endangering children (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Norovirus: Avoid the winter vomiting bug by practising one technique
NOROVIRUS is the highly contagious winter vomiting bug. As well as puking from the front end, diarrhoea will come out of the rear. Which straightforward technique could prevent this nasty illness? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Malawi: How Smartphones Could Help Improve Child Health
[The Conversation Africa] Many low- and middle-income countries, such as Malawi, continue to experience high child mortality rates. Most of these deaths are caused by preventable and treatable diseases such as diarrhoea, malaria and pneumonia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 6, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Food poisoning warning: Six commonly eaten foods that could cause sickness and diarrhoea
FOOD poisoning occurs when a person consumes foods contaminated with bacteria, viruses or parasites, and symptoms can prove very unpleasant. Knowing what foods are most likely to cause food poisoning could help you avoid sickness - here are six to be wary of. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Google searches for gut symptoms such as diarrhoea predicts Covid-19 hotspots
Academics found there was a surge in coronavirus cases roughly three to four weeks after a spike in searches for symptoms. In New York interest in diarrhoea almost doubled three weeks before surge. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stomach bloating: Diet known to help reduce pain, diarrhoea, gas and lessen your bloat
STOMACH bloating can be uncomfortable and unsightly. The cause of the bloat is often down to foods eaten but how can you be sure to know which foods? Following a certain diet will help to reduce any bloating discomfort and decrease abdominal pain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diarrhoea, vomiting and stomach cramps 'should be official symptoms of coronavirus in children'
Researchers at Queen's University Belfast in Northern Ireland found that the detection rate of children with coronavirus rose from 76 per cent to 97 when stomach problems were included. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid symptoms: diarrhoea and vomiting may be key sign of coronavirus in children – study
Research suggests stomach trouble more predictive of virus in young people than a coughCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDiarrhoea and vomiting could be an important sign of Covid-19 in children, researchers say, leading to calls for the official NHS list of symptoms to be updated.Thechecklist for coronavirus in children currently includes just three symptoms: a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, and a loss or change to the sense of smell or taste. The latter was added to the list in May.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 4, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Medical research Coronavirus outbreak Children Science Health Infectious diseases Society Source Type: news

Diarrhoea and vomiting may be key sign of Covid in children – study
Research suggests stomach trouble more predictive of virus in young people than a coughCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDiarrhoea and vomiting could be an important sign of Covid-19 in children, researchers say, leading to calls for the official NHS list of symptoms to be updated.Thechecklist for coronavirus in children currently includes just three symptoms: a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, and a loss or change to the sense of smell or taste. The latter was added to the list in May.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 3, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Medical research Coronavirus outbreak Children Science Health Infectious diseases Society Source Type: news

Coronavirus: 'Add upset stomach in children to symptoms'
Researchers say it may be worth adding diarrhoea and vomiting to the list of symptoms. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Roche provides update on phase III studies of etrolizumab in people with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis
Basel, 10 August 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced topline results from its phase III study programme evaluating the investigational medicine etrolizumab in people with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis. Mixed results were seen in studies evaluating etrolizumab as an induction therapy, and both studies evaluating etrolizumab as a maintenance therapy failed to meet their primary endpoints, showing no significant difference in the proportion of people achieving remission with subcutaneous etrolizumab versus placebo. In the HIBISCUS I induction study, in people without prior anti-tumour ...
Source: Roche Media News - August 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche provides update on phase III studies of etrolizumab in people with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis
Basel, 10 August 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced topline results from its phase III study programme evaluating the investigational medicine etrolizumab in people with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis. Mixed results were seen in studies evaluating etrolizumab as an induction therapy, and both studies evaluating etrolizumab as a maintenance therapy failed to meet their primary endpoints, showing no significant difference in the proportion of people achieving remission with subcutaneous etrolizumab versus placebo. In the HIBISCUS I induction study, in people without prior anti-tumour ...
Source: Roche Investor Update - August 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Uganda: Supporting Healthcare Workers in Uganda to Respond to Covid-19 and Beyond
[Malaria Consortium] Malaria Consortium, in partnership with Mastercard Foundation, is developing the capacity of 33,000 frontline healthcare workers across 40 districts in Uganda to identify and safely treat cases of COVID-19, while continuing to deliver integrated community case management (iCCM), a strategy to tackle malaria, pneumonia, diarrhoea and acute malnutrition - the main killers of children under five. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - July 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

'Lab in a suitcase' could hold the key to safer water and sanitation for millions
(Newcastle University) Using smaller and less expensive versions of the same specialist equipment found in state-of-the-art microbiology laboratories, a new 'lab in a suitcase' developed by academics at Newcastle University,UK, and believed to be a world first, enables screening of millions of bacteria in a single water sample. The kit has already been used to analyse samples from the Akaki rive, Ethiopia, where pathogens were found that can cause diarrhoea - still a leading cause of death among children under the age of five. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Bulawayo City Authorities Say Still Puzzled By Killer Diarrhoea Outbreak
[New Zimbabwe] Authorities within the Bulawayo City Council (BCC) say they were yet to find any evidence water pumped to Luveve high-density suburb contained deposits of sewer water, something that has been linked to over a dozen deaths in the city. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 9, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Featured Review: Can symptoms and medical examination accurately diagnose COVID-19 disease?
ConclusionsAll studies were conducted in hospital outpatient settings, so the results are not representative of primary care settings. The results do not apply to children or older adults specifically, and do not clearly differentiate between milder COVID-19 disease and COVID-19 pneumonia.The results suggest that a single symptom or sign included in this review cannot accurately diagnose COVID-19. Doctors base diagnosis on multiple symptoms and signs, but the studies did not reflect this aspect of clinical practice.Further research is needed to investigate combinations of symptoms and signs; symptoms that are likely to be ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 6, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Rohingya refugee crisis: “I want to be educated and become a doctor”
Doctors of the World/Médecins du Monde is responding to COVID-19 in the sprawling refugee camps of Cox’s Bazar, southeastern Bangladesh, which are home to about one million Rohingya refugees. Our teams work with Rohingya volunteers and our local partner PULSE Bangladesh to improve healthcare in the camps and raise awareness about COVID-19 so that residents can protect themselves. Tasmin (not her real name) is a young Rohingya woman who has volunteered as a youth educator. She shared her story with us, just prior to COVID-19’s arrival in Cox’s Bazar. “We Rohingya are a minority ethnic...
Source: Doctors of the World News - July 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kim Vlasic Tags: Uncategorised COVID-19 health promotion refugee camp refugees Rohingya Rohingya refugee crisis testimony Source Type: news

New red flags: Backache, nausea, rashes may also be Covid warning signs
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) had a fortnight ago added loss of smell (anosmia) or loss of taste (ageusia) as probable symptoms. It also added that while fever, tiredness and dry cough are the most common symptoms, "some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhoea". (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - June 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news