Namibia: Lodge Locked Down After French Tourist Tests Positive For COVID-19
[Namibia Economist] A French tourist who stayed at Hobas Lodge in the deep south last week, tested positive for the Corona virus this week, forcing the lodge operator, Namibia Wildlife Resorts, to place the facility under lockdown with immediate effect. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 27, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Paris hospitals near coronavirus breaking point
A spike in coronavirus cases will put France under huge pressure in coming days, its prime minister said on Friday, after reporting its biggest daily death toll and officials fearing hospitals in and around Paris could be saturated in 48 hours. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Chinese vs. Western Governance: The case of COVID-19
Emergency room nurses wear face masks at Second People's Hospital of Shenzhen in China. Credit: Man Yi/ UN News By Martin JacquesLONDON, Mar 26 2020 (IPS) During January the onslaught in the Western media, notably the US and the UK, against the Chinese government’s handling of the Covid-19 epidemic, was merciless. The Chinese government stood accused of an inhumane attitude towards its people, secrecy, a cover-up, and an overwhelming concern for its own survival above all other considerations. The actual evidence was thin bordering at times on the threadbare but this made little difference to the venom and bile of th...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martin Jacques Tags: Democracy Global Headlines Health Coronavirus Source Type: news

Psychosocial work exposures of the job strain model and suicide in France: findings from the STRESSJEM prospective study of 1.5 million men and women over 26 years of follow-up - Niedhammer I, Chastang JF, Coutrot T, Geoffroy-Perez B, Lamontagne AD, Milner A.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Show support for ‘amazing’ NHS staff risking their lives on front line, says UNISON
Everyone across the country is being urged to join a mass round of applause later today (Thursday) for NHS and care staff in a campaign backed by UNISON. UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “The Clap for Our Carers initiative is a chance to thank all employees who are working around the clock to treat people affected by coronavirus. “I’m humbled at the bravery, hard work and dedication of staff on the front line. They’re doing an amazing job caring for us and our loved ones in incredibly difficult and often harrowing circumstances. “Let’s put our hands together to ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - March 26, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release Clap for Carers coronavirus health workers Source Type: news

East Asian Lessons for Controlling Covid-19
By Nazihah Muhamad Noor and Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Mar 26 2020 (IPS) By the third week of March 2020, the number of Covid-19 deaths in Italy had overtaken the number of deaths in China. Authorities all over the world are restricting the movements of their populations as part of efforts to control the spread of Covid-19. For the time being, more and more governments are benchmarking their responses on the very worst outbreaks in Wuhan and northern Italy. But lockdowns inevitably have adverse economic impacts, especially for businesses, particularly small ones heavily reliant on continuous turnover. Are ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Nazihah Muhamad Noor and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Asia-Pacific Economy & Trade Featured Global Globalisation Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

New type of immunotherapy hinders the spread of ovarian cancer
(Aarhus University) Malignant ovarian cancer is insidious: Known and feared for vague and uncharacteristic symptoms that often mean the disease is discovered so late that on average only four out of six patients are still alive after five years. Researchers from Aarhus University, Denmark, are hoping to change this situation in the future together with research colleagues from France and the UK. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 26, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

The Latest: France's Macron turns to military to fight virus
President Emmanuel Macron has launched a special military operation to help fight the new coronavirus in France, one of the world’s hardest-hit countries (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Celebrity Chef Floyd Cardoz Dies at 59 of Coronavirus Complications
(NEW YORK) — Chef Floyd Cardoz, who competed on “Top Chef,” won “Top Chef Masters” and operated successful restaurants in both India and New York, died Wednesday of complications from the coronavirus, his company said in a statement. He was 59. Cardoz had traveled from Mumbai to New York through Frankfurt, Germany, on March 8. He was admitted a week ago to Mountainside Medical Center in Montclair, New Jersey, with a fever and subsequently tested positive for Covid-19, the statement said. The committed advocate of making the food industry more sustainable began his hospitality training in his n...
Source: TIME: Health - March 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: LEANNE ITALIE / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News Desk wire Source Type: news

' We're Digging the Trenches': France's Intensive Care Medics Brace for Coronavirus War'We're Digging the Trenches': France's Intensive Care Medics Brace for Coronavirus War
Intensive care nurse Emmanuelle Dubourg Davy feels that war has been declared and knows that her hospital in the western French city of Angers will soon be inundated with critically ill coronavirus patients.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 25, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Could Sleep Apnea Put You at Risk for Alzheimer's?
WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2020 -- New research out of France suggests that untreated sleep apnea could raise your odds for developing Alzheimer's disease. Evidence linking the two is based on a series of neurological assessments, brain scans and sleep... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 25, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Botswana: COVID-19 - Border Jumpers a Cause for Concern
[Botswana Daily News] Bobonong -Noticing a government registered vehicle parking in front of Ms Garatane Makgado's yard, 69-year-old Ms Josephine France darts in with the hope of catching a ride to Bobonong. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 25, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Smoke inhalation injury in a 2-year-old domestic fire victim - Geslain G, Tilea B, Heraut F, Rubinsztajn R.
Smoke inhalation injury is common in victims of domestic fires, among whom children are the most vulnerable. Cyanide poisoning may occur in addition to carbon monoxide poisoning and is challenging to diagnose. In France, the recommended antidotes are hydro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

The effect of the Music Day event on community drug use - Devault DA, Peyr é A, Jaupitre O, Daveluy A, Karolak S.
Illicit drugs consumption can be back-calculated based on the analysis of drug residues in wastewater using the wastewater-based epidemiology method. The Music Day, held on June 21 in France since 1982, has grown to global proportions and is now celebrated... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Trump Bets on Powers of Persuasion To Compel Big Business To Produce Urgent Medical Supplies
As coronavirus outbreaks ripple across the United States, President Donald Trump faces mounting pressure to use emergency powers to compel American manufacturing firms to produce much-needed medical equipment. Dwindling supplies of respirator masks, gowns, gloves and other basic protective equipment are pushing the nation’s front-line medical workers toward a breaking point. The nation’s stock of life-saving mechanical ventilators, used to help critical COVID-19 patients breathe, is dangerously low, experts warn. A growing chorus of politicians, medical professionals and hospital officials are pleading with the...
Source: TIME: Health - March 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: W.J. Hennigan Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Explainer: Why are malaria pills being used against coronavirus?
Studies are underway in a number of countries, including China, France and the United States, to see whether the pills - chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine - may have a role to play in the rapidly spreading pandemic. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Europeans no longer welcome in Germany due to coronavirus; only MIGRANTS allowed
(Natural News) Germany has officially closed its borders to all visiting Europeans due to the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), save for those providing essential services from France, Luxembourg, and Switzerland – oh, and migrants from Africa and the Middle East. That’s right: If you’re a white European person who’s not a citizen of Germany, you can... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fashion brands are making face masks, medical gowns for the coronavirus crisis
L.A. brands Citizens of Humanity, Hedley & Bennett and Michael Costello, along with New York designers Brandon Maxwell and Christian Siriano, Italian label Prada and French conglomerate Kering, are making face masks and medical gowns. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ingrid Schmidt Source Type: news

President Trump Called Hydroxychloroquine a ‘Game Changer,’ But Experts Warn Against Self-Medicating With the Drug. Here’s What You Need to Know
After President Trump, late last week, expressed great confidence in the promise of a new COVID-19 therapy that combines two existing prescription medications, supplies of these two drugs rapidly began disappearing from pharmacy shelves. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration allowed an Indian company previously restricted from importing drug products into the US to now start manufacturing one of the drugs. And U.S. plants began gearing up to produce enough to meet the surge in demand. But in those few days, a few people who began self medicating with the drugs in an effort to prevent COVID-19 have died, and others have bee...
Source: TIME: Health - March 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Solidarity: Foreign hospitals help French virus hotspot cope
The eastern French border city of Mulhouse was fought over by France and Germany across two centuries, but the horrors of the coronavirus cluster that is tearing through this small community is inspiring solidarity (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Health Workers Are the Frontline Soldiers Against Covid-19. Let ’s Protect Them
Health workers are at the frontlines in the fight against the new Corona Virus. Credit: John NjorogeBy Mutahi Kagwe and Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 24 2020 (IPS) Many soldiers have seen first-hand the horrors of war and, terrifying though it often was, they knew who they were fighting, and could recognise their enemy. The COVID 19 or the new Corona Virus is different. In this virus we have an enemy which is invisible and sometimes deadly, and the task is harder. About a century ago the Spanish flu pandemic killed an estimated 50 million people, more than the combined total casualties of World Wars I and II. Ou...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mutahi Kagwe and Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Africa Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

These Families Traveled Twice Across the World to Stay Ahead of Coronavirus. They ’re Learning Nowhere Is Safe
Mary Wong fled her native Hong Kong on Feb. 20 with her one-year-old daughter and her husband. The situation there looked grim—the city had 70 cases of COVID-19 and two deaths, and officials were refusing calls to fully close the border with mainland China. To stay safe, Wong and her family decided to fly halfway across the world to Philadelphia, where her husband is from. There were no cases there yet, and just 15 in the U.S. They planned to stay for up to two months to avoid the worst of the COVID-19 outbreak that was increasingly threatening China’s neighbors. Less than a month later, she fled again, this t...
Source: TIME: Health - March 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hillary Leung / Hong Kong Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News Desk overnight Source Type: news

Arts, Culture – Trying to Keep the Lights on amid Covid-19
This article is published with permission from Southern World Arts News and editor A. D. McKenzie. 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 Arts, Culture – Trying to Keep the Lights on amid Covid-19 appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: SWAN Tags: Arts Health Source Type: news

European coronavirus mega-trial will test four experimental drugs
The trial, called Discovery, includes 3,200 patients who have been hospitalised from the killer virus in the UK, Spain, Germany, France, Sweden and Luxembourg. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19: Advice From a French Doctor on the Frontline
A leading infectious disease specialist describes the current coronavirus situation in France. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ibuprofen may increase susceptibility to the coronavirus, new study says; experts also link infectious complications to its use
(Natural News) People should avoid using ibuprofen or other anti-inflammatory drugs because they could increase the risk of infection by the deadly coronavirus. This advice came from a tweet made by the French Health Minister Olivier Veran on March 14 that soon gained traction worldwide. Following his social media post, the French government released an official announcement concerning... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Story of Thalidomide in the U.S., Told Through Documents
A trove of archival records shows how in the early 1960s the Food and Drug Administration investigated the use of a drug that caused severe birth defects. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katie Thomas Tags: Thalidomide (Drug) Birth Defects Advertising and Marketing Food and Drug Administration Richardson-Merrell Smith, Kline & French your-feed-science Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Doctors Clinical Trials Source Type: news

Scientists Identify 69 Drugs to Test Against the Coronavirus
Two dozen of the medicines are already under investigation. Also on the list: chloroquine, a drug used to treat malaria. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carl Zimmer Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Proteins Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Antibiotics your-feed-science Pasteur Institute University of California, San Francisco World Health Organization New York State Paris (France) Source Type: news

Coronavirus: how Asian countries acted while the west dithered
In Hong Kong and Taiwan, deaths are in single figures. But Europe gambled on a containment strategyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe first coronavirus cases in Taiwan and Italy came only 10 days apart. On Sunday Taiwan, which has deep cultural and economic ties to China, has recorded just 153 cases and two deaths. Italy has more than 47,000 cases and 4,032 people have died.Italy ’s epidemic is currently the most devastating in the world;its death toll overtook China ’s last week and on Saturday officials in Lombardy said deaths in that region had jumped by 546 in one day to 3...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Emma Graham-Harrison Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Taiwan South Korea Italy World news Science Infectious diseases Asia Pacific Europe Source Type: news

Exclusive: Amazon.com to stop shipping non-essentials to consumers in Italy and France
Amazon.com will stop shipping non-essential products to consumers in Italy and France, the company said on Saturday, representing an escalation in the e-commerce giant's response in regions hard hit by the coronavirus outbreak. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

French coronavirus death toll rises by 112 to 562: ministry
France has recorded 112 coronavirus deaths in a day, taking its total to 562, the health ministry said on Saturday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

COVID-19: Could Hydroxychloroquine Really Be the Answer?
Repurposing an old malaria drug to treat patients with COVID-19 could not only reduce symptoms and shorten the disease duration but also reduce the viral load, suggests a preliminary French study. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lay off those war metaphors, world leaders. You could be the next casualty … | Simon Tisdall
The language of the battlefield is woefully out of place in a global pandemic and does nothing but breed fear•Coronavirus – latest updates•See all our coronavirus coverageIt is always dangerous when facing a crisis to invoke war as an analogy. War is chaos. War, as Thomas Hobbes and those with personal experience know, islimitless death and destruction. By definition, it comprises uncontrollable, random events occurring in a vacuum when the laws and conventions that bind people and societies in peacetime no longer apply.Politicians, scientific experts and commentators who now routinely resort towartime meta...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Simon Tisdall Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Donald Trump Boris Johnson UK news Science Infectious diseases World news US news Source Type: news

The week panic hit the West
The war metaphors invoked by leaders from the U.K. to France and beyond in the battle against the coronavirus seemed almost inevitable, but they are of limited usefulness when the virus is an unseen enemy that has managed to strike at the heart of democratic government. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Coughing, Fainting, Breathing Problems: Stranded Cruise Ship Passengers Describe Chaotic Flight Home to U.S.
(ATLANTA) — On a chaotic flight home, some passengers who had been stranded for days aboard a cruise ship after being exposed to the coronavirus suffered breathing problems, many coughed and several fainted with no food or medical personnel provided, travelers said Friday “It was a suicide mission,” said passenger Jenny Harrell, of Fredericksburg, Virginia. “It was a mass triage with absolutely no direction and the crew going, ‘What should we do now?’” Decisions were left up to the passengers, said Harrell, who had some emergency medical training in the past and helped a physician ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON and JEFF MARTIN / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News Desk wire Source Type: news

This Italian Photographer Is Documenting Her Life in the Coronavirus Lockdown
Photographer Lucia Buricelli lives alone in a studio apartment in Milan. On March 9, Italy became the first democratic country since the Second World War to impose a nationwide lockdown, extending measures that had already been in place in northern Italy since a day earlier. Buricelli — like most of her 62 million fellow Italians — has stayed home to stop the spread of the new coronavirus. Italy is the epicenter of the outbreak in Europe with more than 41,000 confirmed cases and over 3,400 deaths so far. On Thursday, its death toll overtook China’s. Italy’s nationwide quarantine has since become a p...
Source: TIME: Health - March 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sangsuk Sylvia Kang Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Londontime longform photography Source Type: news

Navidea gets 5-year patent extension for Lymphoseek
Radiopharmaceutical developer Navidea Biopharmaceuticals has received a five-year...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: French group links up with ACR on AI Cardinal Health joins SNMMI's Value Initiative Radiology is not immune to sexual harassment Navidea posts year-end revenue increase Navidea posts Q3 revenue increases (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 20, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Can't Get Tested for Covid-19? Maybe You're in the Wrong Country
Decisions and blunders made months ago have caused testing disparities worldwide. The science, it turns out, was the easy part. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matt Apuzzo and Selam Gebrekidan Tags: Tests (Medical) Politics and Government Epidemics Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Laboratories and Scientific Equipment Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Australia France Italy Singapore South Korea Source Type: news

Lessons from Nigeria in Responding to Coronavirus
By Ifeanyi NsoforABUJA, Mar 20 2020 (IPS) Coronavirus is now a pandemic and the World Health Organization considers Europe as its new epicenter. Italy, Spain and France are on lockdown and several nations are banning travelers from countries where cases are on the rise. But it’s a problem beyond Europe too, and governments in 61 countries have closed schools to slow the spread of the virus. In the U.S., President Trump recently declared a national emergency after the virus had spread to nearly every U.S. state, and he urged state governments to set up emergency operation c...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ifeanyi Nsofor Tags: Africa Headlines Health Coronavirus Source Type: news

Can ’t Get Tested? Maybe You’re in the Wrong Country
Decisions and blunders made months ago have caused testing disparities worldwide. The science, it turns out, was the easy part. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matt Apuzzo and Selam Gebrekidan Tags: Tests (Medical) Politics and Government Epidemics Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Laboratories and Scientific Equipment Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Australia France Italy Singapore South Korea Source Type: news

Millennials Aren ’t Taking Coronavirus Seriously, a Top WHO Official Warns
One of the World Health Organization’s top officials in charge of fighting the coronavirus pandemic has a stark warning for millennials and other young people about the threat of COVID-19 amid reports that some are shrugging off pleas from health officials to stay home. “This is one of the most serious diseases you will face in your lifetime, and recognize that and respect it,” Dr. Bruce Aylward, senior adviser to the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), told TIME via telephone on Thursday from his office in Geneva. While the risks of severe complications or death are much higher for ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 overnight Source Type: news

UK coronavirus cases surge by 2,000 in a WEEK as the epidemic outstrips most of Europe
The 12 worst-hit European countries diagnosed a huge 53,000 cases in the past week and the UK's toll is growing at a rate slower only than furious outbreaks in Italy, Spain, France and Germany. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No scientific evidence to establish link between ibuprofen and worsening of Covid-19: Sanofi
The company's statement comes in the wake of the World Health Organisation (WHO) stating earlier this week that people suffering from COVID-19-like symptoms should avoid self-medicating with ibuprofen after French authorities warned anti-inflammatory drugs could worsen the effects of the virus. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - March 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cannes film festival postpones 2020 edition over coronavirus restrictions
France ’s premier event will not go ahead in its traditional May slot after government measures forced its handThe Cannes film festival has postponed this year ’s edition, it has announced.The festival made the news public on Thursday, saying that “several options are considered in order to preserve its running” – its preferred one being a shift of the festival to the end of June. The festival’s management added: “As soon as the development of the French and international health situation will allow us to assess the real possibility , we will make our decision known.”Continue...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Pulver Tags: Cannes 2020 Cannes film festival Coronavirus outbreak France World news Science Infectious diseases Medical research Festivals Culture Europe Microbiology Source Type: news

Italy becomes country with most coronavirus deaths
Rome announces 427 new fatalities as lockdown measures are extended in FranceCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageItaly ’s death toll from the coronavirus has overtaken China’s as authorities in Rome announced 427 new fatalities in the past 24 hours, taking the country’s total to 3,405 – more than the 3,245 recorded in China, where the outbreak began late last year.As European governments struggle to contain the rapidly spreading epidemic and China, for the first time, reported no new cases, the Civil Protection Agency said on Thursday that the total number of infections...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jon Henley, Europe correspondent, and Kim Willsher Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science World news Europe France Italy UK news Germany Spain Source Type: news

What are the prospects for a Covid-19 treatment?
Guardian science journalists pick out the most promising drugs and look at the evidence that they could workCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageChloroquine is a cheap, widely available drug that has been routinely used since 1945 against malaria and other conditions and can be safely taken by pregnant women and children.Lab studies found the antiviral drug was effective against the coronavirus, at least in a petri dish, and results from a small French study in 24 patients, announced this week, suggested that it could quicken recovery.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin and Ian Sample Tags: Medical research Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science World news World Health Organization Sars Microbiology Society Source Type: news

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Cochrane resources and news
This page highlights content relating to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the various related activities that Cochrane is undertaking in response. We have been amazed and humbled by the staggering response from our Community across the world who have contributed and engaged with our efforts to date.Below is a work-in-progress and we will be continuously adding updates and additions to this page. Sections include:Providing trusted evidenceSpecial CollectionsFast-tracked, prioritized updated and Rapid ReviewsSupporting our Cochrane CommunityLooking aheadProviding trusted evidenceWe know that basic science research and...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 19, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Estimating the epidemiology of mild traumatic brain injury in France from case mix of emergency departments - Manitchoko L, Bourdin V, Azouvi P, Hellmann R, Josseran L.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya Airways Continues to Fly to London, Paris Amidst COVID-19
[Nairobi News] Kenya Airways has suspended flights on four routes but remained adamant that trips to London, UK and Paris, France on specific days will remain unaffected. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 19, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rattled world 'at war' with coronavirus as deaths surge in Italy, France
Hundreds of millions of people faced a world turned upside down on Wednesday by unprecedented emergency measures against the coronavirus pandemic that is killing the old and vulnerable and threatening prolonged economic misery. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news