Peninsula maker of test to detect Covid virus files for IPO
The company, whose board includes molecular diagnostics pioneers Randy Scott and Kim Popovits of Genomic Health, is seeking emergency use authorization of its Covid test. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 22, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Peninsula maker of test to detect Covid virus files for IPO
The company, whose board includes molecular diagnostics pioneers Randy Scott and Kim Popovits of Genomic Health, is seeking emergency use authorization of its Covid test. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 22, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Methamphetamine OD Deaths Up for All Races, Ethnicities
Highest rates within each sex seen for non - Hispanic American Indian or Alaska Native individuals, followed by non - Hispanic Whites (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 22, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Texas mammography center gets certificate reinstated
A hospital in Texas has resumed mammography screening services after having...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA relaxes MQSA rules during COVID-19 emergency FDA revokes Va. facility's mammography accreditation FDA updates mammo facility guidance for COVID-19 FDA posts warning for Florida mammography center Va. mammography center gets certificate reinstated (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 22, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Adults Delaying Even Emergency Care During COVID-19
FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2021 -- Two-thirds of Americans are concerned about going to medical appointments even for an emergency when COVID-19 rates are high in their area, according to the results of a survey released Jan. 12 by the Orlando Health Heart... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Antibody Drug May Protect Nursing Home Residents, Staff From COVID-19
FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2021 -- An antibody drug that has emergency use authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in early-stage COVID-19 patients with symptoms prevented COVID-19 infections in nursing residents and staff who were... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Africa: Governments Exploited Covid-19 to Crack Down on Human Rights - Report
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Covid-19 and the emergency measures taken to combat it have affected the poor in Africa particularly badly, and some governments have exploited the pandemic to restrict human rights, says a leading rights expert on Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

‘Racialised patterns’ of occupational risk found for emergency clinicians during pandemic
NHS England has been urged to take further action after a new report highlighted the “racialised patterns” of occupational risk for emergency clinicians during the coronavirus pandemic. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 22, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Central African Republic declares emergency as rebels surround Bangui
Central African Republic, two-thirds controlled by rebels, is "at grave risk" the UN envoy says. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Naltrexone Cuts Hospitalization, Deaths in Alcohol Use Disorder Naltrexone Cuts Hospitalization, Deaths in Alcohol Use Disorder
A study suggests that clinicians treating AUD have a toolkit of pharmacologic options to help their patients, with naltrexone as a potential option.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - January 22, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Total Pediatric ED Visits Decreased in 2020 Versus 2018, 2019
FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2021 -- There was a decrease in the total number of pediatric emergency department visits in 2020, but the proportion of trauma-related visits increased, according to a study published in the January issue of Hospital... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Brazil: Bypassing the Bolsonaro Administration, Amazonas state appeals directly to international community for emergency assistance to...
The governor of Amazonas state in an exceptional appeal — apparently bypassing the Bolsonaro administration — is asking for emergency... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid: What we know about India's coronavirus vaccines
Covishield and Covaxin have been approved for emergency use in India. What do we know about them? (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus Vaccinations In Massachusetts: New Groups Of Phase 1 Health Care Workers Now Eligible
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Coronavirus Coronavirus Vaccine Source Type: news

Do you have any of these coronavirus symptoms? CDC says go to the hospital now
While most COVID-19 symptoms are mild, there are a few emergency symptoms that warrant immediate medical attention. Some of these... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

President Biden Unveils Details of National Pandemic Response Plan
On Wednesday, Biden signed three executive orders relating to the coronavirus pandemic shortly after taking office (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 21, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

High blood pressure symptoms: Six signs you need urgent medical attention
HIGH blood pressure affects one in four people yet the absence of symptoms means many people do not know they have it. A rapid rise in high blood pressure is a medical emergency that may give rise to sudden and acute symptoms, however. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ED Sonographic Score Helps Rule in or Exclude Acute Cholecystitis ED Sonographic Score Helps Rule in or Exclude Acute Cholecystitis
A bedside scoring tool could help identify or rule out sonographic acute cholecystitis in the emergency department, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Automated Sepsis Screening Tool Had Advantages in the Pediatric ED Automated Sepsis Screening Tool Had Advantages in the Pediatric ED
An automated sepsis screening tool embedded in the electronic health record has dramatically increased compliance with sepsis screening in the pediatric emergency department at Boston Children's Hospital and has proven to be more accurate than manual sepsis screening.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Toronto pilot project could remove police from mental health calls — but not in emergencies
After months of mounting calls to remove police from the front lines for people in mental health distress, the city of Toronto is proposing a pilot program that would see mobile crisis support teams dispatched to non-emergency calls in four communities with some of the highest rates of calls for people in crisis. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

QuickStats: Emergency Department Visit Rates for Motor Vehicle Crashes, by Age Group - United States, 2018
This report describes emergency department visit rates for motor vehicle crashes in the United States. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - January 21, 2021 Category: American Health Tags: Emergency Department Use Emergency Department Visits Injury Statistics MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Source Type: news

Plastic Surgery Complications: A Review for EM Clinicians Plastic Surgery Complications: A Review for EM Clinicians
Learn more about the postoperative complications associated with cosmetic surgeries and find out how to manage these conditions.Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Trump Pardons a Handful of Physicians on His Way Out Trump Pardons a Handful of Physicians on His Way Out
One of those pardoned was sentenced in a $70 million Medicare fraud scheme.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Hungary approves Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine
Country is first EU state to break ranks and give unilateral emergency approval for Covid jab (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - January 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AFC, NFC title game backup quarterback rankings: Chiefs' Chad Henne tops the list ahead of Sunday's games
In case of emergency, here's how we'd sort the No. 2 QBs left in the playoffs (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump Is Gone, Trumpism Lives On
By Anis ChowdhurySYDNEY, Jan 21 2021 (IPS) Impeachment or no impeachment, Trump is out of the White House. Trump goes with an approval rating of 34%, far behind his predecessor Barack Obama’s 60%. A majority, 54%, said Trump ought to be removed from office before January 20, according to a new CNN poll, for his role in the January 6 events, when Trump incited his supporters to storm the US Capitol. Battle for America’s soul “Has America lost its soul?”, asked Peter Singer, the famous ethics and morality philosopher. More than 70 million, or 47% of Americans voted for Trump. With 21,000 votes in thr...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury Tags: Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Featured Headlines Health Inequity IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Labour North America TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

The U.S. Fumbled Its Early Vaccine Rollout. Will the Biden Administration Put America Back on Track?
On a frigid morning in January, Trudy Ronnel settled into her favorite sofa chair at the Westminster Place senior-living community in Evanston, Ill., pulled down the neckline on her red blouse and braced herself for a shot she’d anticipated for almost a year. At 92 years old, with multiple medical conditions, she spent most of 2020 fearful of contracting the COVID-19 plague that ravaged the world outside her first-floor window. To protect herself, for the past few months she’d avoided Westminster’s communal rooms, which had provided a means to stay active and engaged but risked becoming a pathogenic petri...
Source: TIME: Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: W.J. Hennigan, Alice Park and Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Magazine Source Type: news

Change Financing Priorities to Address COVID-19, Conference Hears
By Cecilia RussellJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Jan 21 2021 (IPS) Innovative financing to resolve COVID-19 crisis was needed, a joint African and Asian parliamentarians’ webinar heard this week. The webinar, facilitated by Asian Population and Development Association (APDA), was aimed at enhancing support for the implementation of International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD)commitments in the face of the pandemic. Most of the delegates from Africa and Asia agreed that implementing the programme of action to provide universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) by 2030, had suffe...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cecilia Russell Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Asian Population and Development As Source Type: news

Nearly One in Four Doctors Report Harassment on Social Media
No gender difference seen in personal attacks; women significantly more likely to report online sexual harassment (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 21, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology Source Type: news

Rachel Levine Nominated as U.S. Assistant Health Secretary
Levine is secretary of health for Pennsylvania and is currently leading the state's response to the COVID - 19 pandemic (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 21, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Six-fold rise in brain pressure disorder that affects mostly women
(Swansea University) A brain pressure disorder that especially affects women, causing severe headaches and sometimes permanent sight loss, has risen six-fold in 15 years, and is linked to obesity and deprivation, a new study by Swansea University researchers has shown.Rates of emergency hospital admissions in Wales for people with the disorder were also five times higher than for those without. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 infection in immunodeficient patient cured by infusing convalescent plasma
(University of Alabama at Birmingham) Under FDA emergency-use authorization, doctors successfully resolved COVID-19 in a seriously ill, immunodeficient woman using a very high-neutralizing antibody-titer convalescent plasma from a recovered COVID-19 patient. However, further study suggested that use of convalescent plasma may not be warranted in many cases, for two reasons: 1) titer levels are too low in many convalescent plasmas, and 2) there are high endogenous neutralizing antibody titers already present in COVID-19 patients prior to infusion. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 21, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

National Spike in Methamphetamine Overdose Deaths National Spike in Methamphetamine Overdose Deaths
The national rate of methamphetamine overdose deaths shot up significantly between 2011 and 2018, particularly among non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaska Native communities, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

India's Bharat Biotech seeks emergency use approval for vaccine in Philippines
Bharat Biotech, which has developed COVAXIN with the Indian Council of Medical Research, is the fourth vaccine maker to apply for emergency use in the Philippines. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - January 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New York City May Run Out of COVID - 19 Vaccines
Mayor asked the federal government to send more vaccine doses as soon as possible (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 20, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Biden Kicks Off Health Agenda With COVID Actions, WHO Outreach Biden Kicks Off Health Agenda With COVID Actions, WHO Outreach
The Biden transition team has outlined the initial steps planned by the new US president, including the naming of Fauci to lead a delegation to the WHO.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - January 20, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

B.C. paramedics report record average of 74 overdose calls a day in 2020
B.C. Emergency Health Services said paramedics were called to 27,067 overdoses last year — an average of 74 calls every day, or one call around every 20 minutes. The total is up 12 per cent from 2019, BCEHS said.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

A BASIC TRUTH: Facing an Existential Threat, Humanity Must Work Together
This article was originally published by the United Nations.   Follow @IPSNewsUNBureau !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs');   The post A BASIC TRUTH: Facing an Existential Threat, Humanity Must Work Together appeared first on Inter Press Service. Excerpt: Siddharth Chatterjee, is UN Resident Coordinator (RC) in Kenya, and RC designate to China The post A BASIC TRUTH: ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Global Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Peace Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Pot Use Ups Odds for Suicide in Young People With Bipolar Disorder
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 20, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Dependence, Emergency Medicine, News, Source Type: news

COVID-19 guide for social workers and occupational therapists supporting adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults, SCIE (updated 20th January 2021)
This guidance aims to help occupational therapists and social workers keep people with learning disabilities and autistic adults safe, and to help them play their part in getting through this national emergency. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Black Race Noted More Prominently in PHI Than White Race Black Race Noted More Prominently in PHI Than White Race
Black patients were more likely to have race noted in the first line of their patient history vs Whites, and attending physicians were more likely to document race than residents, new data show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - January 20, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

NMC Emergency Standards, NHS England (updated 19th January 2021)
Following a request from the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has re-introduced a set of emergency standards that enables final year nursing students (not including those in their final year of a two year post graduate diploma programme) to undertake up to 100% of their time in clinical practice, while that standard remains in effect. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here ’s What Joe Biden Can Do About the COVID-19 Pandemic Starting On His First Day as U.S. President
Every pandemic starts as a squall—a localized disturbance in a single city or town, causing all manner of problems there, but sparing the larger world outside. Squalls become storms, however, and storms become tempests and before long the entire world is being lashed by winds of disease and death that no one saw coming just a few months before. As President Joe Biden takes office, he is facing nothing short of a pathogenic typhoon, with COVID-19 raging around the world, nowhere more so than in the U.S., with some 24 million cases and 400,000 deaths—more than 20% of the global toll. If the pandemic unfolded in ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

COVID-19 Vaccines: How and When Will Lower-Income Countries Get Access?
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The post COVID-19 Vaccines: How and When Will Lower-Income Countries Get Access? appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Clinical practice guide for improving the management of adult Covid-19 patients in secondary care, GIRFT
Drawing on the GIRFT programme's data-driven methodology and the wealth of experience of its national clinical leads, the advice covers infection prevention and control, emergency medicine, critical care, anaesthesia, acute and general medicine, respiratory medicine, diabetes care, and geriatric medicine and community care, as well as looking at cross-cutting themes such as trust leadership and management, research and clinical coding. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

California First State With Over 3 Million COVID - 19 Cases
Biden administration has said it will not be lifting restrictions on international travel (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 20, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Many EM Docs Have Treated COVID Patients Without Proper PPE Many EM Docs Have Treated COVID Patients Without Proper PPE
A Medscape survey also found that for most emergency physicians, income has dropped 11% to 50% during the pandemic. Fewer than half say their workplace offers help with grief and stress.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - January 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Many ED Visits May Be Preventable for Patients With NSCLC Many ED Visits May Be Preventable for Patients With NSCLC
The authors of a study in JCO Oncology Practice note that unplanned hospital visits are among the largest drivers of increased spending in advanced cancer care, accounting for 48% of spending.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - January 19, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Rapid COVID Testing Is Not Where It Needs to Be Rapid COVID Testing Is Not Where It Needs to Be
Drs Robert Glatter and Michael Mina discuss the public health issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the importance of using rapid testing to stop transmission.Medscape Emergency Medicine (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - January 19, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine Commentary Source Type: news