Roche Annual General Meeting 2021: Exercising of shareholder rights via the independent proxy
Basel, 18 January 2021 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that unfortunately it will not be possible for shareholders to attend the Annual General Meeting in person owing to the ongoing pandemic. Our main concern is to protect our shareholders from any potential health risks that may arise because of the ongoing difficult pandemic situation. As a precautionary and prudent measure, the Board of Directors has decided to conduct the Annual General Meeting of Roche Holding Ltd on Tuesday, 16 March 2021, in accordance with Art. 8 of the Federal Act on the Statutory Principles for Federal Council Ordinances on ...
Source: Roche Investor Update - January 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche Annual General Meeting 2021: Exercising of shareholder rights via the independent proxy
Basel, 18 January 2021 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that unfortunately it will not be possible for shareholders to attend the Annual General Meeting in person owing to the ongoing pandemic. Our main concern is to protect our shareholders from any potential health risks that may arise because of the ongoing difficult pandemic situation. As a precautionary and prudent measure, the Board of Directors has decided to conduct the Annual General Meeting of Roche Holding Ltd on Tuesday, 16 March 2021, in accordance with Art. 8 of the Federal Act on the Statutory Principles for Federal Council Ordinances on ...
Source: Roche Media News - January 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Changing diets -- not less physical activity -- may best explain childhood obesity crisis
(Baylor University) Variation in consumption of market-acquired foods outside of the traditional diet -- but not in total calories burned daily -- is reliably related to indigenous Amazonian children's body fat, according to a Baylor University study that offers insight into the global obesity epidemic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

2 Million People Have Died From COVID-19 Worldwide
In coming years, families around the world will be reminded of what happened in January 2021 by gaps in photo albums, saved video chats or text message threads, and in some cases, tragically, empty seats at future weddings. But in the history books, the pandemic’s impact will be traced in terms of milestones, including one passed on Friday: 2 million people have died from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center. The novel coronavirus has caused the deadliest global epidemic since the emergence of HIV/AIDS 40 years ago, and the deadliest respiratory pandemic in a century. ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Here are five Bay Area mental health startups to watch
As Covid-19 has spurred a twin mental health epidemic, a new crop of companies have emerged to help address the crisis. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Simon Campbell Source Type: news

Dengue —an Epidemic Within a Pandemic in Peru
International Year of Volunteers: A volunteer ombudsman in Peru helps a local woman with her problem, 2001. Credit: UN PhotoBy Carmen ArroyoUNITED NATIONS, Jan 15 2021 (IPS) While the world is grappling with the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Peru is still dealing with an epidemic that it has not been able to control—the mosquito-borne viral disease known as dengue. With almost 56,400 confirmed cases as of December, Peru is suffering the worst dengue epidemic since 2017, when the virus infected over 68,000 people. The illness, coupled with the novel coronavirus crisis, has left thousands of people exposed to m...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Carmen Arroyo Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food Security and Nutrition Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition F Source Type: news

COVID-19 and nonsuicidal self-injury: the pandemic's influence on an adolescent epidemic - Plener PL.
[The publisher has not provided an abstract for this article.] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Why America Should Look To China To Contain Covid-19
Despite experiencing the world ’s first major epidemic, China has controlled Covid-19 since mid-spring better than almost any other country. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: William A. Haseltine, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation business pharma & Source Type: news

Q & A: China Accused of Intimidating, Detaining Citizens Critical of COVID-19 Linked Abuses
Social distancing in a Macau Hospital waiting room. Human Rights Watch has expressed concern about human rights abuses being carried out under the guise of COVID-19 public health lockdowns in China. Photo by Macau Photo Agency on UnsplashBy Alison KentishUNITED NATIONS, Jan 14 2021 (IPS) China must end its campaign against individuals seeking redress for COVID-19 linked abuses and the human rights lawyers and activists who help them, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said as reports ranging from allegedly trapping them inside their homes, to chaining alleged lock-down violators to metal posts emerge. This comes as the World Hea...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Alison Kentish Tags: Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse TerraViva United Nations China COVID-19 Source Type: news

Three-quarters attack rate of SARS-CoV-2 in the Brazilian Amazon during a largely unmitigated epidemic
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) spread rapidly in Manaus, the capital of Amazonas state in northern Brazil. The attack rate there is an estimate of the final size of the largely unmitigated epidemic that occurred in Manaus. We use a convenience sample of blood donors to show that by June 2020, 1 month after the epidemic peak in Manaus, 44% of the population had detectable immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibodies. Correcting for cases without a detectable antibody response and for antibody waning, we estimate a 66% attack rate in June, rising to 76% in October. This is higher than in São Paulo, ...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 14, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Buss, L. F., Prete, C. A., Abrahim, C. M. M., Mendrone, A., Salomon, T., de Almeida-Neto, C., Franca, R. F. O., Belotti, M. C., Carvalho, M. P. S. S., Costa, A. G., Crispim, M. A. E., Ferreira, S. C., Fraiji, N. A., Gurzenda, S., Whittaker, C., Kamaura, L Tags: Medicine, Diseases, Virology reports Source Type: news

Yale research offers roadmap to address sex differences in opioid epidemic
In a new paper, Women ’s Health Research at Yale asserts the necessity of research focusing on how women and men experience pain and addiction differently. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 13, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Randomized controlled trials evaluating adolescent dating violence prevention programs with an outcome of reduced perpetration and/or victimization: a meta-analysis - Russell KN, Voith LA, Lee H.
INTRODUCTION: Adolescent dating violence (ADV), including psychological, physical, threatening, and/or sexual abuse between adolescent romantic partners, is an epidemic in the United States, with youth report rates ranging from 15 to 77% for perpetration a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Prevalence and associated factors for depressive symptomatology in Chinese adults during COVID-19 epidemic - Peng S, Lai X, Du Y, Li Y, Tian K, Gan Y.
BACKGROUND: The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been rapidly transmitted worldwide, which contributed to various psychological problems (such as fear, depression, and anxiety) among the general population in China. The purpose of this study is to i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Stats on HIV among men who have sex with men could help resolve China's epidemic
(Cactus Communications) China has been dealing with an HIV epidemic and seeing rising infections among male college students who practice sex with men. But what is driving this increase and how to put a halt to it? To find out, scientists from China have conducted a study across seven cities, focusing on recent HIV incidence and resistance to therapy among this population. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

TLC Emergency Medical Services (NY) Ambulance Director Calls It a Career
Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck said Lon Fricano has made Cayuga County better over the past 30 years. https://t.co/DT0ATJOmKC— The_Citizen (@The_Citizen) January 10, 2021 Kelly Rocheleau The Citizen, Auburn, N.Y. (MCT) Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck said Lon Fricano has made Cayuga County better over the past 30 years. Fricano, 72, is the longtime director of operations for TLC Emergency Medical Services, Auburn’s longtime ambulance provider, and his first day of retirement was Jan. 1. Schenck praised Fricano’s decades of service ...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 12, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News News Feed Spotlight EMS EMT New York Paramedic Source Type: news

TLC Emergency Medical Services (NY) Ambulance Director Calls It a Career
Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck said Lon Fricano has made Cayuga County better over the past 30 years. https://t.co/DT0ATJOmKC— The_Citizen (@The_Citizen) January 10, 2021 Kelly Rocheleau The Citizen, Auburn, N.Y. (MCT) Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck said Lon Fricano has made Cayuga County better over the past 30 years. Fricano, 72, is the longtime director of operations for TLC Emergency Medical Services, Auburn’s longtime ambulance provider, and his first day of retirement was Jan. 1. Schenck praised Fricano’s decades of service ...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 12, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News News Feed Spotlight EMS EMT New York Paramedic Source Type: news

TLC Emergency Medical Services (NY) Ambulance Director Calls It a Career
Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck said Lon Fricano has made Cayuga County better over the past 30 years. https://t.co/DT0ATJOmKC— The_Citizen (@The_Citizen) January 10, 2021 Kelly Rocheleau The Citizen, Auburn, N.Y. (MCT) Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck said Lon Fricano has made Cayuga County better over the past 30 years. Fricano, 72, is the longtime director of operations for TLC Emergency Medical Services, Auburn’s longtime ambulance provider, and his first day of retirement was Jan. 1. Schenck praised Fricano’s decades of service ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 12, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News News Feed Spotlight EMS EMT New York Paramedic Source Type: news

TLC Emergency Medical Services (NY) Ambulance Director Calls It a Career
Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck said Lon Fricano has made Cayuga County better over the past 30 years. https://t.co/DT0ATJOmKC— The_Citizen (@The_Citizen) January 10, 2021 Kelly Rocheleau The Citizen, Auburn, N.Y. (MCT) Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck said Lon Fricano has made Cayuga County better over the past 30 years. Fricano, 72, is the longtime director of operations for TLC Emergency Medical Services, Auburn’s longtime ambulance provider, and his first day of retirement was Jan. 1. Schenck praised Fricano’s decades of service ...
Source: JEMS Latest News - January 12, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News News Feed Spotlight EMS EMT New York Paramedic Source Type: news

TLC Emergency Medical Services (NY) Ambulance Director Calls It a Career
Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck said Lon Fricano has made Cayuga County better over the past 30 years. https://t.co/DT0ATJOmKC— The_Citizen (@The_Citizen) January 10, 2021 Kelly Rocheleau The Citizen, Auburn, N.Y. (MCT) Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck said Lon Fricano has made Cayuga County better over the past 30 years. Fricano, 72, is the longtime director of operations for TLC Emergency Medical Services, Auburn’s longtime ambulance provider, and his first day of retirement was Jan. 1. Schenck praised Fricano’s decades of service ...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 12, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News News Feed Spotlight EMS EMT New York Paramedic Source Type: news

TLC Emergency Medical Services (NY) Ambulance Director Calls It a Career
Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck said Lon Fricano has made Cayuga County better over the past 30 years. https://t.co/DT0ATJOmKC— The_Citizen (@The_Citizen) January 10, 2021 Kelly Rocheleau The Citizen, Auburn, N.Y. (MCT) Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck said Lon Fricano has made Cayuga County better over the past 30 years. Fricano, 72, is the longtime director of operations for TLC Emergency Medical Services, Auburn’s longtime ambulance provider, and his first day of retirement was Jan. 1. Schenck praised Fricano’s decades of service ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 12, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News News Feed Spotlight EMS EMT New York Paramedic Source Type: news

Estimating the COVID-19 epidemic trajectory and hospital capacity requirements in South West England: a mathematical modelling framework, BMJ Open
This describes the development of a regional model of Covid-19 dynamics, to estimate the number of infections, deaths and required hospital beds using South West England as an example. The authors say it could be used to support localised predictions within other geographies. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The effect of emotion on prosocial tendency: the moderating effect of epidemic severity under the outbreak of Covid-19 - Ye Y, Long T, Liu C, Xu D.
This study aims to explore the effect of various emotions on prosocial tendencies during... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Opioid use and driving performance - Cameron-Burr KT, Conicella A, Neavyn MJ.
INTRODUCTION: The USA is in an opioid epidemic, with an increased number of individuals taking psychoactive drugs while executing the tasks of everyday life, including operating a motor vehicle. The pharmacology of opioids has been widely studied, but th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

mRNA Technology Gave Us the First COVID-19 Vaccines. It Could Also Upend the Drug Industry
“No!” The doctor snapped. “Look at me!” I had been staring her in the eyes, as she had ordered, but when a doctor on my other side began jabbing me with a needle, I started to turn my head. “Don’t look at it,” the first doctor said. I obeyed. This was in early August in New Orleans, where I had signed up to be a participant in the clinical trial for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. It was a blind study, which meant I was not supposed to know whether I had gotten the placebo or the real vaccine. I asked the doctor if I would really been able to tell by looking at the syringe. &...
Source: TIME: Science - January 11, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Walter Isaacson Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Magazine Source Type: news

mRNA Technology Gave Us the First COVID-19 Vaccines. It Could Also Upend the Drug Industry
“No!” The doctor snapped. “Look at me!” I had been staring her in the eyes, as she had ordered, but when a doctor on my other side began jabbing me with a needle, I started to turn my head. “Don’t look at it,” the first doctor said. I obeyed. This was in early August in New Orleans, where I had signed up to be a participant in the clinical trial for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. It was a blind study, which meant I was not supposed to know whether I had gotten the placebo or the real vaccine. I asked the doctor if I would really been able to tell by looking at the syringe. &...
Source: TIME: Health - January 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Walter Isaacson Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Magazine Source Type: news

Tunisia: Coronavirus - 62 Additional Deaths, 1,762 More Infections
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- 1,762 more cases of infection by the Coronavirus and 62 additional deaths as of January 9 at 11:00 a.m., bringing the total number of deaths since the outbreak of the epidemic to 5,215, the Ministry of Public Health reported on Sunday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 11, 2021 Category: African Health 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

Diabetes is an epidemic, and we need a national plan to get it under control
As we mark the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin, diabetes has become an epidemic in Canada with severe and escalating consequences for our citizens, governments, and employers, writes Brooks Roche. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Opinion Source Type: news

Mapping the introduction of the COVID-19 epidemic in the United Kingdom using genomic analysis
(American Association for the Advancement of Science) The SARS-CoV-2 virus was introduced to the United Kingdom well over 1,000 times in early 2020, according to researchers who analyzed more than 50,000 viral sequences from the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

If Covid-19 is Primarily a ‘First World’ Virus, Why is the Global South in Lockdown?
A lockdown closer home. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres walking the empty corridors of the UN Secretariat building in New York in 2020. Credit: United NationsBy Darini Rajasingham-SenanayakeCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Jan 7 2021 (IPS) The currently available Covid-19 vaccines have been authorized for ‘emergency use ‘in Europe and North America. This is due to an apparent spike in Covid-19 flu cases in the northern hemisphere as winter advances. Highly advertised vaccines are being produced and rolled out at ‘warped speed’ by powerful pharmaceutical and bio-technology companies headquartered in Euro-Ameri...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Darini Rajasingham-Senanayake Tags: Aid Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

The fentanyl phase of the opioid epidemic in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States - Deo VS, Gilson TP, Kaspar C, Singer ME.
Since late 2014, fentanyl has become the major driver of opioid mortality in the United States. However, a descriptive analysis of fentanyl victims is limited. We studied the 2016 fentanyl and heroin overdose deaths and compared them to previously studie... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Causes of death among U.S. Veterans with a prior nonfatal opioid overdose - Warfield S, Karras E, Lilly C, Brumage M, Bossarte RM.
BACKGROUND: For over a decade, there has been a surge in opioid-related morbidity and mortality among Veterans. To better understand the impact of the growing epidemic, it is important to identify the cause-specific mortality rates among Veterans with a ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

An epidemic of overdiagnosis: Melanoma diagnoses sky rocket
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) In a Sounding Board article, Welch and colleagues present evidence for why they believe that increased diagnostic scrutiny is the primary driver of the rapid rise in melanoma diagnoses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 6, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

South Africa: Unity in Action Needed to Ensure Covid-19 Vaccine Roll-Out and Save Lives
[Daily Maverick] With the "catchiness" of this virus, there is little doubt that anything short of scale-up and roll-out of a safe and effective vaccine is very unlikely to bring the epidemic under control. A safe and effective Covid vaccine is not only a silver bullet -- it's our only silver bullet." Prof Linda-Gail Bekker (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 5, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Opioid overdose events and child maltreatment indicators: differential county-level associations - Rebbe R, Bishop AS, Ahn J, Mienko JA.
Background& Purpose Concerns have been raised that the opioid epidemic has caused increases in child maltreatment and thus, increased child protective system (CPS) caseloads. Understanding the specific impact of the opioid crisis on the child welfare s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Positioning public health surveillance for observational studies and clinical trials: the St. Louis region-wide hospital-based violence intervention program data repository - Mueller KL, Trolard A, Moran V, Landman JM, Foraker R.
INTRODUCTION: Firearm injuries are a public health epidemic in the United States, yet a comprehensive national database for patients with firearm injuries does not exist. Here we describe the methods for a study to develop and query a new regional databa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Depressive symptoms, anxiety disorder, and suicide risk during the COVID-19 pandemic - Pera A.
This study reviews the existing literature on psychiatric interventions for individuals affected by the COVID-19 epidemic. My article cumulates previous research on how extreme stressors associated with COVID-19 may aggravate or cause psychiatric problem... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

How modelling Covid has changed the way we think about epidemics | Adam Kucharrski
The pandemic has created a tragic ‘natural experiment’ - a once-in-a-century jolt that could produce unexpected insightsAdam Kucharski is an associate professor at the London School of Hygiene& Tropical MedicineCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThink back on some of the things you learned about Covid-19 in 2020: information such as “fatality risk” and “incubation period”; the potential for “super-spreading events” , and the fact that transmission can happen before symptoms appear. There werethe suggestions in mid-January that the Covid-19 o...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 4, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Adam Kucharski Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Science World news Microbiology Source Type: news

Tunisia: Coronavirus - 35 Deaths and 1422 More Infections Recorded On January 1
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- The number of coronavirus-related deaths rose to 4765 after 35 more fatalities were recorded on January 1, 2021 until 11 pm, the Ministry of Health said in its daily report on the epidemic situation in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 3, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Infectious Diseases Expert: No Evidence New Coronavirus Variant Is Any Deadlier
NPR's Michel Martin discusses coronavirus mutations with physician Matt McCarthy, author of Superbugs: The Race to Stop an Epidemic. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People started breaking Covid rules when they saw those with privilege ignore them | Daisy Fancourt
Compliance must be seen as the norm, or people will not stick to the restrictionsDr Daisy Fancourt leads the UK Covid-19 Social Study at University College LondonWe ’ve heard repeatedly during the past year that until mass vaccination is achieved, the key to managing the Covid-19 epidemic is controlling human behaviour. Yet as cases in the UKcontinue to spiral, with stricter social restrictions being implemented every few days, a key question remains: is anyone complying any more?Compliance has been one of the most misunderstood and misrepresented concepts of this pandemic. During the first wave of the virus back in ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 2, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Daisy Fancourt Tags: Coronavirus UCL (University College London) Society Dominic Cummings Science Politics UK news Source Type: news

Why There Is Limited Support For Anti-Addiction Vaccines Despite The Epidemic Of Opioid Overdoses
In a recent paper published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry, Thomas R. Kosten, from the Department of Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, delved into the six factors that have led to very limited support for antiaddiction vaccines. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 31, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anuradha Varanasi, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

COVID-19's impact on cancer prevention and control in Africa
(American Association for the Advancement of Science) When the COVID-19 pandemic reached Africa, the continent was already struggling to deal with another public health crisis - a growing cancer epidemic characterized by more than one million new cancer cases and nearly 700,000 deaths per year. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Why Africa ’s COVID-19 Outbreak Hasn’t Been as Bad as Everyone Feared
When COVID-19 initially blazed through Asia, Europe and then the United States, global public health experts worried that it could be catastrophic for Africa, with its crowded cities, poorly funded health sector and lack of testing facilities. The U.N. Economic Commission for Africa in April predicted up to 300,000 deaths this year if the virus couldn’t be contained on the continent. Yet it was the U.S, with its superior health system, that hit that grim milestone first, and so far, Africa has been largely spared the worst of the devastation experienced by the rest of the world. As of Dec. 29, the Africa Centres for ...
Source: TIME: Health - December 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aryn Baker Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Londontime Source Type: news

Association of tiered restrictions and a second lockdown with COVID-19 deaths and hospital admissions in England: a modelling study, The Lancet
We examined the impact of these tiered restrictions, and alternatives for lockdown stringency, timing, and duration, on severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) transmission and hospital admissions and deaths from COVID-19. Methods We fit an age-structured mathematical model of SARS-CoV-2 transmission to data on hospital admissions and hospital bed occupancy (ISARIC4C/COVID-19 Clinical Information Network, National Health Service [NHS] England), seroprevalence (Office for National Statistics, UK Biobank, REACT-2 study), virology (REACT-1 study), and deaths (Public Health England) across the seven NHS En...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Tier 5': England faces possible new Covid restrictions, source says
Experts warn tier 4 may not be enough to contain new, highly transmissible variantCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFurther coronavirus restrictions could be introduced in England akin to a “tier 5” lockdown, a government source has suggested, as experts warn the current curbs might not be enough to shrink the epidemic.Tier 4 restrictions came into force in London and parts of the south-east and the east of Englandon 20 December and havesince been extended to a swathe of the country, from Cambridgeshire to Sussex and parts of Hampshire.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 29, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Coronavirus London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Science UK news Education England Source Type: news

The UK and the US need to learn from countries that better handled Covid-19 | Laura Spinney
Vietnam ’s 2003 Sars epidemic and Senegal’s 2014 Ebola outbreak informed their fast and effective responsesIn October 2019, in those halcyon pre-Covid-19 days, a chart was published that ranked 195 countries according to their capacity to deal with outbreaks of infectious disease. Drawn up by the Washington DC-based Nuclear Threat Initiative and the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security in Baltimore, Maryland, the2019 Global Health Security Index (GHSI) placed the US and UK first and second, respectively. South Korea came ninth, New Zealand 35th and China 51st, while a number of African countries brought up ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 29, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Laura Spinney Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases UK news US news World news Science Source Type: news

Africa: International Day of Epidemic Preparedness
[WHO] The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the importance of investing in systems to prevent, detect and respond to infectious disease outbreaks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

HHS Launches National Plan to Attack STI Epidemic HHS Launches National Plan to Attack STI Epidemic
The first national plan to address sexually transmitted infections (STIs) seeks to enlist all clinicians and calls for the elimination of disparities that have disproportionate effects.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - December 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

WHO chief warns that COVID-19 won't be the world's last pandemic as he tells countries to prepare for future emergencies
World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus made the comment in a video marking the first International Day of Epidemic... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news