Queensland to reopen border to ACT
NSW, WA and Qld to raise cap on international arrivals; Victoria reports 45 new cases and five deaths and NSW reports six cases; Queensland to reopen ACT border from 25 September. This blog is now closedFollow our global coronavirus live blogFlight caps fight looms at national cabinet as Morrison pledges pandemic health funding‘A moment of cheer’: 100-year-old Victorian man leaves hospital after surviving coronavirus fight‘I volunteered to be a human guinea pig for a Covid vaccine. Now I’m having second thoughts’10.03amBSTThat ’s it for our live coverage of the coronavirus and other big ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Graham Readfearn (now), and Naaman Zhou and Calla Wahlquist (earlier) Tags: Australia news Coronavirus outbreak Scott Morrison New South Wales Infectious diseases Science Australian politics Victoria Queensland politics Source Type: news

Coronavirus Australia live update: national cabinet split over quarantine and flight caps – latest news
Scott Morrison tells states to increase capacity of hotel quarantine programs, but WA to oppose the move. Follow liveFollow our global coronavirus live blogFlight caps fight looms at national cabinet as Morrison pledges pandemic health funding‘A moment of cheer’: 100-year-old Victorian man leaves hospital after surviving coronavirus fight‘I volunteered to be a human guinea pig for a Covid vaccine. Now I’m having second thoughts’12.55amBSTA few more details on the increase of mutual obligation requirements for jobseeker recipients.From 28 September, people on income support payments outside of ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Calla Wahlquist Tags: Australia news Coronavirus outbreak Scott Morrison New South Wales Infectious diseases Science Australian politics Victoria Queensland politics Source Type: news

Shift in West African wildmeat trade suggests erosion of cultural taboos
(University of Kent) New research by the University of Kent's Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE) has demonstrated a clear fluctuation in the trade of wildmeat in and around the High Niger National Park in Guinea, West Africa. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 17, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Ketamine Successfully Treats Snakebite Pain In Guinea
The first-ever study of ketamine for treating snakebite pain (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Christine Ro, Contributor Tags: Science /science Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Source Type: news

Empirical relationships of earthquake magnitude scales and estimation of Guttenberg-Richter parameters in Gulf of Guinea region - Eluyemi AA, Baruah S, Baruah S.
Attempts have been made to investigate the relationships between various earthquake magnitude scales for the region of the Gulf of Guinea, namely moment magnitude (Mw), surface wave magnitude (Ms), body wave magnitude (mb) and local magnitude (ML). The stu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Singing Dogs, Once Thought Extinct, Found in the Wild
A new genetic analysis confirms prior sightings in New Guinea. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - September 1, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: global deaths near 800,000; Australian state of Queensland brings in new restrictions
Australian state of Victoria records 13 more deaths and 182 new cases; WHO hopes pandemic will finish in less than two years; Spain records 8,000 new cases. Follow latest updatesDozens of schools report infections in BerlinNurses horrified by neglect of woman from Melbourne nursing homePapua New Guinea bans Chinese mine staff ‘given experimental vaccine’Tour de France: teams will be expelled if two members test positiveSee all our coronavirus coverage4.00amBSTNow is probably a good time to catch up on all the news so far today:3.46amBSTSouth Korea has reported its ninth straight day of triple-digit case increas...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 22, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Josh Taylor (now) and Matilda Boseley (earlier) Tags: World news Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

PNG demands China explain COVID-19 vaccine trial on miners
Papua New Guinea says it has halted the arrival of Chinese workers after a Chinese mining company claimed to have immunized employees against COVID-19 in an apparent vaccination trial (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

MEDICAL GENOCIDE: UK government pushing for more blacks and minorities to participate in coronavirus vaccine trials
(Natural News) Not enough black and brown people are signing up for Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine trials in the United Kingdom, which has prompted the UK Vaccines Taskforce to issue a plea for more “diversity” in its human guinea pig medical experiments. Ever since it was reported by the mainstream media that ethnic minorities are... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PNG questions Chinese company claim to use COVID-19 vaccine
Papua New Guinea says it halted the arrival of Chinese workers after a Chinese mining company claimed to have immunized employees against COVID-19 in an apparent vaccination trial (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Influenza Aboard Dust Particles Infects Guinea Pigs
A new study demonstrates that some viruses can be transmitted on airborne particles other than those produced by talking, coughing, or sneezing. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - August 19, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Call for Urgent Action by 275 World Leaders on Global Education Emergency In Face of Covid19
Credit: UNICEF Mali / DickoBy External SourceNEW YORK, Aug 18 2020 (IPS) We write to call for urgent action to address the global education emergency triggered by COVID-19. With over 1 billion children still out of school because of the lockdown, there is now a real and present danger that the public health crisis will create a COVID generation who lose out on schooling and whose opportunities are permanently damaged. While the more fortunate have had access to alternatives, the world’s poorest children have been locked out of learning, denied internet access, and with the loss of free school meals – once a lif...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Economy & Trade Education Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Source Type: news

Leading in Time of COVID: A True Test of Leadership
By Folake OlayinkaAug 15 2020 (IPS) In 1918, the Spanish Flu, a deadly influenza caused by the H1N1 virus, decimated the world. Over the course of four successive waves, it infected 500 million people, about a third of the world’s population at the time, resulting in 50 million deaths. More recently between 2014 and mid-2016 , the Ebola virus epidemic was the most widespread outbreak of Ebola virus disease in history—causing devastating  loss of life and socioeconomic disruption in the West Africa region, mainly in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. These outbreaks, as well as SARS and MERS, each have ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Folake Olayinka Tags: Democracy Headlines Health Source Type: news

New humanitarian air service boosts COVID-19 response in the Pacific
A flight carrying protective masks, ventilators and other essential medical supplies for COVID-19 response, landed in Papua New Guinea on Thursday, marking the start of a humanitarian air service for the Pacific region, Governments and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) have announced. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - August 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Equatorial Guinea: GITGE Doubles Down On Price and Capacity During Covid-19 - Will Roll-Out More FTTH Based On Pilot Results
[Balancing Act] London -- Spanish-speaking Equatorial Guinea is one of the most under-reported telecoms markets in Sub-Saharan Africa. To right the balance a little this week we're running a translation of an interview in CIO Magazine with Dr Oscar Ondo Ngomo Nchama, D-G of the public sector telco GITGE. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 2, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

129 Vietnam virus patients repatriated; local spread widens
A plane carrying 129 Vietnamese citizens diagnosed with COVID-19 has arrived in their homeland from Equatorial Guinea (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

We are entering an era of pandemics – it will only end when we protect the rainforest | Peter Daszak
Reducing deforestation and the exploitation of wildlife are the first steps in breaking the chain of disease emergenceCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIn late 2013, in the village of Meliandou in rural Guinea, a group of children playing near a hollow tree disturbed a small colony of bats hiding inside. Scientists think that Emile Ouamouno, who later became the first tragic “index” case in the west AfricanEbola outbreak, was likely exposed to bat faeces whileplaying near the tree.Every pandemic starts like this. An innocuous human activity, such as eating wildlife, can spark an ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 28, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Peter Daszak Tags: Epidemics Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Ebola Sars Aids and HIV Deforestation Conservation Environment Trees and forests Science World news Source Type: news

We are entering an era of pandemics – it will end only when we protect the rainforest | Peter Daszak
Reducing deforestation and the exploitation of wildlife are the first steps in breaking the chain of disease emergenceCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIn late 2013, in the village of Meliandou in rural Guinea, a group of children playing near a hollow tree disturbed a small colony of bats hiding inside. Scientists think that Emile Ouamouno, who later became the first tragic “index” case in the west AfricanEbola outbreak, was likely exposed to bat faeces whileplaying near the tree.Every pandemic starts like this. An innocuous human activity, such as eating wildlife, can spark an ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 28, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Peter Daszak Tags: Epidemics Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Ebola Sars Aids and HIV Deforestation Conservation Environment Trees and forests Science World news Source Type: news

Under Anthony Fauci, foster children are being used as human guinea pigs in heinous medical experiments
(Natural News) For many years, the American foster care system in partnership with Child Protective Services (CPS) has been kidnapping children and, in many cases, handing them off to government swamp agencies that use these little ones as human guinea pigs to test experimental drugs and vaccines without consent. And all this time Anthony Fauci... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Report: Members of Russia ’s ‘Business and Political Elite’ Have Been Receiving Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine
(Bloomberg) — Scores of Russia’s business and political elite have been given early access to an experimental vaccine against COVID-19, according to people familiar with the effort, as the country races to be among the first to develop an inoculation. Top executives at companies including aluminum giant United Co. Rusal, as well as billionaire tycoons and government officials began getting shots developed by the state-run Gamaleya Institute in Moscow as early as April, the people said. They declined to be identified as the information isn’t public. The Gamaleya vaccine, financed by the state-run Russian D...
Source: TIME: Health - July 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Stepan Kravchenko, Yuliya Fedorinova and Ilya Arkhipov / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News Desk russia wire Source Type: news

Mandela Prize awarded to Greek and Guinean rights activists
The 2020 Nelson Mandela Prize, which is awarded every five years and recognizes those who dedicate their lives to the service of humanity, will go this year to Marianna Vardinoyannis, of Greece, and Doctor Morissana Kouyaté, of Guinea, it was announced on Friday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - July 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Black lives in Africa to become human guinea pigs once again with new mark of the beast "trust stamp"
(Natural News) A public-private partnership between the Bill Gates-backed GAVI vaccine alliance, Mastercard and the AI-powered “identity authentication” company Trust Stamp is set to unleash a new biometric digital identity platform on the masses that reportedly “evolves just as you evolve.” This mark of the beast-type system is of course first being tested on poor... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Motorcycle accidents and their outcomes amongst victims admitted to health facilities in Guinea: a cross-sectional study - Delamou A, Kourouma K, Camara BS, Kolie D, Grovogui FM, El Ayadi AM, Ade S, Harries AD.
BACKGROUND: Motorcycle road traffic accidents (RTA) constitute an increasing public health challenge with victims more likely to sustain fatal injuries compared with other types of RTA. The aim of this study was to analyze motorcycle RTA-related morbidity ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

West Africa: Health Workers in West Africa "In Daily Danger" While Providing Reproductive Health Services
[UNFPA] GODOMEY, Benin, ASSAHOUN, Togo, CONAKRY, Guinea -- As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, health workers in several West African countries say it has been challenging to prevent the spread of the virus while providing life-saving sexual and reproductive health services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 11, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Non-formal Education Helps Senegalese Women Combat FGM and Harmful Practices
Zigunchor in Senegal’s southern Casamence region has the highest literacy rate in the country but here gender-based violence such as such as Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is still practiced. Credit: Stella Paul/IPSBy Stella PaulHYDERABAD, India, Jul 7 2020 (IPS) Growing up in Senegal’s southern Casamence region — a conflict zone —  Fatou Ndiaye, now 43, often heard gunfire and watched fearfully as she saw people flee their villages. But what she dreaded more than a flying bullet was Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). In her Wolof community, village grandmothers or professional circumcisers cut ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Africa Development & Aid Editors' Choice Education Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Senegal Women Deliver Source Type: news

South Africans protest against coronavirus vaccine trials that exploit black lives – but will leftists care?
(Natural News) The first human trials for a potential Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine are set to begin in Africa, and protesters in Johannesburg have taken to the streets in protest to declare that they will not be human guinea pigs for this latest Bill Gates depopulation scheme. Roughly 50 people, mostly black, held up protest... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' We Are Not Guinea Pigs,' Say South African Anti-Vaccine Protesters'We Are Not Guinea Pigs,' Say South African Anti-Vaccine Protesters
Anti-vaccine protesters took to the streets in Johannesburg on Wednesday to voice their concern over Africa's first human trials for a potential coronavirus vaccine.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 2, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Health workers in West Africa “in daily danger” while providing reproductive health services
GODOMEY, Benin/ASSAHOUN, Togo/CONAKRY, Guinea –As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, health workers in several West African countries say it has been challenging to prevent the spread of the virus while providing life-saving sexual and reproductive health services. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - June 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

DR ELLIE CANNON: Your country needs YOU... to join me for the UK's Covid-19 vaccine trials
DR ELLIE CANNON: I decided to become a tiny part of the way out and volunteered to become a human guinea pig for one of the two coronavirus vaccines being developed in the UK. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Around 9% of Guinea-Bissau health workers have been infected with COVID-19
More than 170 of Guinea-Bissau's 2,000 health workers have contracted COVID-19, a World Health Organization expert said on Tuesday, warning that hospitals were close to being overwhelmed. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Hormone systems can still be adapted in adulthood
(University of M ü nster) Behavioural biologists at M ü nster University have now been able to demonstrate for the first time that male guinea pigs are still able to adapt their hormone systems to changes in their social environment in adulthood. The study has been published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Guinea: "For us, this is a struggle for the right to life"
[Plan International] People living with disabilities face unique challenges which have been heightened during the COVID-19 pandemic, including equal access to health care, support and information, as well as coping with social isolation, loss of employment and income support and the effect of the situation on their mental health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ebola transmission risks would be taken more seriously with ground-up interventions
(University of Kent) A study led by the University of Kent's Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE) has found significant differences in disease risk perception and channels of information about Ebola virus disease (EVD) in rural areas and urban centres of Guinea, West Africa. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 10, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Equatorial Guinea: WHO Representative Is Asked to Leave Country
[WHO] Brazzaville -The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Equatorial Guinea has informed the WHO Regional Office for Africa that its country head of office, Dr Triphonie Nkurunziza must leave Malabo as soon as possible. WHO finds the decision regrettable. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 5, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WHO Resumes Study of Hydroxychloroquine for Treating COVID-19
On June 3, the World Health Organization (WHO) resumed a study looking into whether the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine could be effective in treating COVID-19. Last week, the WHO temporarily stopped people from enrolling in the trial, part of a larger study called Solidarity that is investigating a number of different potential coronavirus therapies, over concerns about the hydroxychloroquine’s adverse effects on the heart. That followed the publication of a Lancet study on May 22, involving more than 96,000 people, which found that the drug did not improve survival among patients hospitalized with COVID-19, and tha...
Source: TIME: Health - June 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Mental health among Ebola survivors in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea: results from a cross-sectional study - Secor A, Macauley R, Stan L, Kagone M, Sidikiba S, Sow S, Aronovich D, Litvin K, Davis N, Alva S, Sanderson J.
OBJECTIVES: To describe the prevalence and correlates of depression and anxiety among adult Ebola virus disease (EVD) survivors in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. DESIGN: Cross-sectional. SETTING: One-on-one surveys were conducted in EVD-affected... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Dignity kits bring hygiene supplies to vulnerable communities in pandemic-affected area of the Gambia
BASSE, The Gambia –As the COVID-19 pandemic engulfs much of the world, health authorities in The Gambia are working to prevent its transmission across the country ’s borders.Basse, the capital of the Upper River Region, was the site of the Gambia ’s third confirmed case of COVID-19. The town’s bustling market serves as a commercial centre for the region, as well as for border communities in nearby Senegal and Guinea. Health experts are distributing hygiene supplies to marginalized women and girls in the area to aid infection control. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - June 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund Source Type: news

Angola: COVID-19 - Angola Reaches 84 Positive Cases
[ANGOP] Luanda -Three more positive cases of covid-19, involving two Angolans and one Guinea-Conakry national, were detected Saturday in Luanda, bringing the total number in the country to 84. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 31, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

"A vicious circle": repatriation of Bissau-Guinean Quranic schoolboys from Senegal - Boiro H, Einarsd óttir J.
This article treats repatriation of Bissau-Guinean Quranic schoolboys from Senegal where they beg for their teachers who are named marabouts. Data is based on fieldwork that occurred between 2009 and 2017 and focuses on the marabouts, parents, villagers, N... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Dracunculiasis (Guinea worm disease) – Ethiopia
Between 2 and 8 April 2020, six suspected human cases of dracunculiasis in Duli village, Gog district, Gambella region, Ethiopia, were reported to WHO. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - May 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

The lengths parents go to: World's largest frogs protect their young by building their own "nursery ponds"
(Natural News) The goliath bullfrog (Conraua goliath) is the largest living species of frog on Earth. They can grow to more than 13 inches long and usually weigh up to seven pounds. These giant frogs are native only to the two Central African states of Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon. Scientists now believe that the secret behind their... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bill Gates reportedly offered a $10 million bribe to use Nigerian children in coronavirus vaccine experiments
(Natural News) The left’s most beloved “humanitarian” has been caught in yet another human rights scandal, this time involving innocent Nigerian children who were to be used as human guinea pigs in one of his forced vaccination programs. We are talking about billionaire eugenicist Bill Gates, of course, who reportedly offered a $10 million bribe... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Scientist Behind Some of the World ’s Best Coronavirus Images
From her laboratory in the far western reaches of Montana, Elizabeth Fischer is trying to help people see what they’re up against in COVID-19. Over the past three decades, Fischer, 58, and her team at the Rocky Mountain Laboratories, part of the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, have captured and created some of the more dramatic images of the world’s most dangerous pathogens. “I like to get images out there to try to convey that this is an entity, to try to demystify it, so this is something more tangible for people,” says Fischer, on...
Source: TIME: Health - May 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markian Hawryluk / Kaiser Health News Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

The Scientist Behind Some of the World ’s Best Coronavirus Images
From her laboratory in the far western reaches of Montana, Elizabeth Fischer is trying to help people see what they’re up against in COVID-19. Over the past three decades, Fischer, 58, and her team at the Rocky Mountain Laboratories, part of the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, have captured and created some of the more dramatic images of the world’s most dangerous pathogens. “I like to get images out there to try to convey that this is an entity, to try to demystify it, so this is something more tangible for people,” says Fischer, on...
Source: TIME: Science - May 20, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Markian Hawryluk / Kaiser Health News Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Dental hygienists wary of new protection guidelines say they feel like 'guinea pigs'
Dental hygienists say new provincial health guidelines around protective wear for safety during dental procedures are confusing at best and may not go far enough. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

I was the family guinea pig for a new Covid antibody test
SUE REID and SIMON WALTERS: Antibody tests, which reveal whether you've had Covid-19, have been hailed as the way out of lockdown and safely getting people back to work. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guinea Bissau: COVID-19 Cases Rise Dramatically in Bissau
[MSF] Bissau -After a dramatic increase in the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Bissau city, the pandemic prevention and response activities in the country must be intensified. Better coordination and a scale-up from all actors responding to the pandemic are essential in protecting the population and health workers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Impact of piracy and sea robberies on fishing business in Nigeria: a focus on Lagos coastal area - Usman AS, Afolabi OJ, Nwoye CF.
Nigeria as a littoral state with a coastline of slightly above 800 kilometers and located in the Gulf of Guinea (GoG) region puts the government in a position that requires her to deploy resources to combat the menace of piracy and sea robbery. Pirate acti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Overlooked Virus Killer
Sales of vitamin C supplements have tripled in the last few weeks… And the most powerful kind of vitamin C is sold out on Amazon. (More on that in a minute.) I’m glad to see people turning to vitamin C. But the the chewable form you usually find at the drugstore won’t give you the boost you’re looking for. You see, absorption — or bioavailability — is an issue, and your body can only absorb about 500 mg of this conventional form of vitamin C before you hit saturation. And that’s nowhere near enough. In a moment I’ll show you a better form of vitamin C… and how you...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 6, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr.A.Sears Tags: Health Nutrition Source Type: news

Africa: COVID-19 Response in Sub-Saharan Africa - a Hybrid Approach Is Needed
[Nigeria Health Watch] The 2014 Ebola Virus outbreak in West Africa wreaked havoc on a number of already fragile states - Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. At the peak, people were lying dead in the streets and in their homes. It felt like the end of the world. No country wants a repeat of that sort of horror. The justifiable haste to avert that sort of scenario has led many Sub-Saharan Africa states to copy the lockdown approach in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 30, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news