Three years after COVID-19 started, scientists have learned valuable lessons
Three years after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a "public health emergency," scientists have learned several lessons about how pandemics begin and how to stop them. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 28, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Scott Simon Source Type: news

FDA pulls authorization for AstraZeneca ’s Covid antibody drug Evusheld
The Food and Drug Administration has withdrawn emergency use authorization for AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 antibody cocktail Evusheld as the treatment is not expected to neutralize the currently dominant XBB.1.5 subvariant of omicron. The FDA had limited Evusheld’s use earlier this month for the same…#astrazeneca #evusheld #fda #omicron #elililly (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 28, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heavy Rain in New Zealand ’s Biggest City Leads to State of Emergency
Cars on a flooded street during heavy rainfall in Auckland, New Zealand, in an image posted on Twitter. New Zealand’s largest city declared a state of emergency after heavy rain inundated large areas and forced the closure of Auckland International Airport, where one aircraft had hit and damaged…#auckland #newzealand #twitter #newzealands (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 28, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

House GOP seeks restrictions on presidential use of U.S. oil stockpile
For the second time this month, House Republicans have advanced a measure to restrict presidential use of the nation’s emergency oil stockpile — a proposal that has already drawn a White House veto threat. A GOP bill approved Friday would require the government to offset any non-emergency…#republicans #russian #vladimirputin #ukraine #jaredgolden #maine #democrat #karinejeanpierre #energydepartment #energy (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 28, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2 Vancouver Island area ERs to close overnight for foreseeable future
Two emergency rooms in B.C. will be closed overnight for the foreseeable future until the province can recruit enough staff to return to 24-hour operations.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 27, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

FDA pulls authorization for COVID antibody treatment over lack of effectiveness
Evusheld, the preventative monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19, has lost its emergency use authorization in the U.S. as it is most likely not effective against the strains of the coronavirus currently circulating. The announcement from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) comes weeks…#evusheld #fda #astrazeneca #molnupiravir (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 27, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

At least 7 people are dead and 10 are injured after a shooting in a Jerusalem synagogue
Israeli emergency service personnel and security forces stand near a covered body at the site of a reported attack in a settler neighbourhood of Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem, on January 27, 2023 AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP via Getty Images A shooting at a Jerusalem synagogue on Friday has left at least…#israeli #eastjerusalem #jerusalem #israel #magendavidadom #twitter (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 27, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Moves to Ease Rules for Blood Donations from Gay Men
WASHINGTON — The U.S. is moving to further ease restrictions on blood donations from gay and bisexual men and other groups that typically face higher risks of HIV. The Food and Drug Administration on Friday announced draft guidelines that would do away with the current three-month abstinence requirement for donations from men who have sex with men. Instead, all potential donors would be screened with a new questionnaire that evaluates their individual risks for HIV based on sexual behavior, recent partners, and other factors. If finalized, many gay and bisexual men in monogamous relationships would be able to donate ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 27, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matthew Perrone/AP Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Public Health wire Source Type: news

Ultrasound imaging for evaluation of impalement-related injuries to the oral cavity in pediatric patients: a case series study - Hosokawa T.
BACK GROUND: An impalement-related injury to the oral cavity is common in pediatric patients at emergency department. A computed tomography evaluation is not always suitable in these cases. Herein, we aimed to present oral sonography findings from six pedi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

FDA ends emergency use authorization for COVID-19 drug Evusheld
The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday withdrew emergency use authorization for the COVID-19 drug Evusheld because of its lack of effectiveness against some of the more widespread coronavirus variants. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 27, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I Love Residency. Mic Drop.
(MedPage Today) -- A year ago, having just left the hospital and feeling an all too familiar wave of the post-shift adrenaline of a newly minted emergency medicine doctor, I decided to tweet my feelings into the void of Twitter. Without much thought... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - January 27, 2023 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Ukraine war live updates: Zelenskyy demands more sanctions as Ukraine reels from Russian bombardment; explosions heard near nuclear power plant
Ukraine is reeling from the most recent wave of Russian drone and missile strikes Thursday that killed at least 11 people and triggered emergency power outages in 10 regions of the country. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called for more sanctions on Russia in his nightly video address, and for a…#ukraine #russian #volodymyrzelenskyy (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 27, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Destruction of Ukraine ’ s Healthcare Facilities Violates International Humanitarian Law – Report
On March 6, 2022, Izyum Central City Hospital (Kharkiv oblast) was attacked as a part of what appears to have been a large-scale carpet-bombing campaign. Reportedly, the hospital team had also marked the hospital with a big red cross that could be seen from the air. Credit: UHCBy Ed HoltBRATISLAVA, Jan 27 2023 (IPS) While recent reports highlight the growing list of human rights abuses and war crimes committed by Russian troops in Ukraine, new research has laid bare the massive scale of arguably Russia’s most systematic and deadly campaign of rights violations in the country – the targeting and almost complete destruct...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 27, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ed Holt Tags: Armed Conflicts Editors' Choice Europe Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bureau Report Ukraine Source Type: news

CMS: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
The Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) is seeking comment on the following information collections: 1) CMS HCPCS Modification to Code Set Form; and 2) Emergency Ambulance Transports and Beneficiary Signature. Comments are due by March 28, 2023. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - January 27, 2023 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

With rise of new coronavirus variants, FDA halts authorization of Evusheld
The US Food and Drug Administration on Thursday halted the emergency use authorization of Evusheld because it does not appear to protect against Covid-19 from viral variants currently circulating in the United States. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 27, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news