Tanzania: China Donates 348m/-Medical Equipment to Z'bar Hospitals
[Daily News] SOME Chinese medical team here yesterday donated medical equipment worth 348m/- to Zanzibar's two main hospitals- Mnazi-Mmoja in Unguja and Abdalla-Mzee in Pemba Islands. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: 'We Need Staff and Psychological Help' - Photos From Inside a Gauteng Hospital Ward
[Daily Maverick] Photojournalist James Oatway visited Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital north of Pretoria to document the second-wave realities faced by doctors and nurses in an intensive care unit. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Shortage of Ppes Hinders Fight Against Covid-19
[Monitor] Many health workers in hospitals across the country are grappling with a shortage of Covid-19 personal protective equipment (PPE) despite the country continuing to register more cases of the disease, Daily Monitor has learnt. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

22 Jan update: Number of covid hospital patients falls by over 1,000 in three days
The number of covid positive patients in English hospitals has fallen by 1,101 over the last three days, strongly suggesting that the third wave which has been overwhelming parts of the NHS has peaked. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 22, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Upstate achieves top nursing honor: Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center
Report highlights Upstate ’s work with Stony Brook University Hospital during the early days of COVD-19 and exemplary work in stroke care. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - January 22, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: News Source Type: news

The Latest: Shanghai locks down 2 major hospitals over cases
Shanghai has imposed lockdowns on two of China's best-known hospitals after they were linked to new coronavirus cases (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Asia Today: Shanghai outbreak prompts 2 hospital lockdowns
Shanghai has imposed lockdowns on two of China’s best-known hospitals after they were linked to new coronavirus cases (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

U.K. Hospitals Struggle to Cope With a New Coronavirus Variant
Hospitals are straining to cope with a new coronavirus variant, despite warnings last year that more preparations were needed for an... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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

2 health care workers admitted to hospital after receiving COVID-19 vaccine
Two health care workers were admitted to hospital as they reported Adverse Event Following Immunisation (AEFI) after receiving jab of COVID-19 vaccine in Odisha, official sources said. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alameda Health appoints interim CEO
Alameda Health System appointed James Jackson as interim CEO on Thursday, nearly two months after the abrupt resignation of Delvecchio Finley. Jackson served as the chief administrative officer at Alameda and San Leandro Hospitals until 2018. He has over 25 years of experience in health care, recently serving as a consultant to the Alameda County Healthcare Services Agency response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Prior to that, he was the chie f operating officer for Seton Hospital and Seton Coastside… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Jim Gardner Source Type: news

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

Wisconsin has single-day record for Covid-19 vaccinations
Aside from the incident in Grafton where a former Aurora Health Care pharmacist removed 57 vials from a container in the hospital pharmacy refrigerator, the state has experienced a minimal loss of doses, officials say. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Nick Williams Source Type: news

Stone Oak hospital to become advanced trauma center
A new state designation will allow expanded access to a higher level of traumatic care in the region. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

Covid England: Over-60s' hospital mortality rate 13 times higher
NHS England figures published yesterday show that while there were 58,600 Covid-19 deaths in older age groups since the pandemic began, younger people accounted for 4,650 deaths. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID Curfew, Stay At Home Advisory Being Lifted In Massachusetts
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Coronavirus Gov. Charlie Baker Source Type: news

Former Hahnemann University Hospital staffers forge ahead in new roles amid pandemic
The Business Journal reconnected with three former Hahnemann employees — a transplant surgeon, a nurse, and an administrator — to see how their work lives have progressed since the Center City hospital's closure. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: John George Source Type: news

Military medics to work in UK hospitals as Covid admissions soar
London and Midlands sent 400 MoD staff and 110 being deployed to Northern Ireland to ease NHS pressure (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - January 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

It's a sweet relief to be vaccinated – but it's not a return to normality | Polly Toynbee
As older people relish being vaccinated, the UK government ’s messaging risks being confusing and contradictoryCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAge brings few benefits, as far as I can see: not wisdom, not virtue, nor serenity. But what a bonus to find yourself among the ranks of septuagenarians lining up for the Covid-19 vaccine. This gift of life arrives via an automated NHS text message, amid the hospital horror-show of the TV news. Whoops of relief spread among senior friends who are due for the jab shortly: how sublimely lucky, how good to be old, as the angel of death passes ove...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 21, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Polly Toynbee Tags: Coronavirus Vaccines and immunisation Infectious diseases Science UK news Health Source Type: news

Hospitals ignoring dose-spacing 'could lose Covid vaccine licence'
Eileen Davies contracted the virus after trying to help her neighbour who had just been sent home from hospital after being tested for Covid but without knowing the result. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mass Covid-19 vaccinations taking place this week at UD Arena
Premier Health aims to vaccinate more than 5,000 Ohioans this week at a drive-through clinic operated by its flagship Miami Valley Hospital. The mass vaccination site at UD Arena will administer the first dose of the two-dose Covid-19 vaccine for eligible Ohioans age 80 and older. About 1,100 Ohioans who scheduled their vaccines late last week will receive them this week, as well as nearly 4,000 Ohioans who will be vaccinated between W ednesday afternoon and Saturday. The drive-through clinic was… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jacob Fisher Source Type: news

St. Elizabeth seals deal with Indiana hospital, names new COO
St. Elizabeth plans to invest about $50 million in capital projects and technology investments in the county over the next five years. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Liz Engel Source Type: news

Chance of dying from COVID-19 in the hospital doubles in L.A. County
More than 4,000 of Los Angeles County's 14,000-plus COVID-19 deaths have been reported since New Year's Day. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rong-Gong Lin II, Luke Money Source Type: news

The UK has record death tolls, yet still the government has no clear Covid strategy | Helen Ward
Vaccination on its own is not a way out of this pandemic. We need to use other tools and involve ordinary peopleHelen Ward is professor of public health at Imperial College LondonCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBack in April 2020, I wrote of my despair that so many people were desperately ill and dying because politicians had “refused to listen and act on advice”. It is barely believable that I find myself with similar feelings a full nine months later. Once again, the central government has delayed decisions and not followed the advice of scientists. It failed to follow Sage a...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 21, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Helen Ward Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Science England Medical research UK news Health Society Source Type: news

Crisis Management: How new Columbus biotech firm Andelyn adapted to the pandemic
Even before starting construction on a $100 million facility, a biotech affiliate of Nationwide Children's Hospital had to adapt to two huge changes simultaneously: Switching into for-profit mindset and securing safety in a pandemic. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

COVID-19 - guidance for management of children admitted to hospital, RCPCH (updated 19th January 2021)
This best practice advice is focused on the management of confirmed or suspected SARS-CoV-2 infection in children admitted to hospital. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis Drug Tocilizumab Flops as COVID-19 Treatment
THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2021 -- The arthritis drug tocilizumab doesn't help hospital patients with severe COVID-19, according to a new study that contradicts earlier research suggesting that it might aid recovery. In fact, patients receiving tocilizumab... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 21, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

EU to hold video summit to assess new virus restrictions
European Union leaders will hold a video summit amid worry that the new coronavirus variants could result in another surge of deaths across the 27-nation bloc and push hospitals to the verge of collapse (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Auris Health Announces Publication of Results from BENEFIT Study of MONARCH ® Platform in CHEST
This study was conducted using strict definitions for diagnostic yield. In previous studies, variations in the definition of yield led to overestimation of a successful bronchoscopy. Given this strict trial design, the diagnostic yield of 74.1% is promising, and we hope this sets the stage for future multicenter trials,” said Dr. Silvestri, Hillenbrand Professor of Thoracic Oncology at Medical University. “We are thrilled to be making a meaningful impact on the diagnosis of lung conditions, particularly in patients with small and difficult to reach nodules that may progress to something more serious,” sai...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - January 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Updated: The 67 trusts where covid is still growing
More hospital trusts saw their number of covid patients grow in the past seven days than fall – but growth is slower and is focused on the less pressured areas of England. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 21, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cochrane expands its reach with the launch of a new Network across China
Today Cochrane announces the official launch of a new network of institutions committed to promote evidence-based health care practice and policy decision making in China.Made up of some of the country ’s leading organizations in the research and practice of evidence-based medicine field, theCochrane China Network will work with clinicians, professional associations, policymakers, patients, healthcare provider organizations and the media to promote the wider dissemination and use of Cochrane evidence in China; as well as supporting and training Chinese systematic review authors of Cochrane Reviews.The Cochrane China ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 21, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Almost 13 TIMES more over-60s have died from Covid in England's hospitals
NHS England figures published yesterday show that while there were 58,600 Covid-19 deaths in older age groups since the pandemic began, younger people accounted for 4,650 deaths. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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

Hospital offered covid jabs ‘on demand’ for several weeks
A leading hospital trust has been giving covid-19 vaccinations ‘on demand’ to people outside the top priority groups but who phoned for appointments without an invite, for several weeks, it has emerged. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 21, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Covid: Infections 'must be brought down' to help NHS
Researchers warn that unless something changes, hospitals will continue facing significant pressure. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS algorithm used to spot which Covid patients are most at risk of dying isn't accurate
King's College London researchers studied how good the NEWS2 algorithm was at predicting 1,276 Covid-19 patients admitted to hospital in March and April 2020. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

21 Jan update: covid hospital deaths top 5000 in one week as occupancy peaks
The number of covid positive patients who died in hospital topped 5000 in one week for the first time during the third wave on 14 January. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 21, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Detailed tumour profiling
(ETH Zurich) As part of a clinical study involving patients from the University Hospitals in Zurich and Basel, researchers are conducting a thorough and highly precise investigation into the molecular and functional properties of tumours. Their goal is to help physicians to better determine which treatment will best match every patient's cancer and thus be most effective. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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

Creating a safe CAR T-Cell therapy to fight solid tumors in children
(Children's Hospital Los Angeles) Scientists modify CAR T-Cell therapy, making it more effective and less toxic, for possible use in solid tumors such as neuroblastoma. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 21, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Does aspirin lower colorectal cancer risk in older adults? It depends on when they start
(Massachusetts General Hospital) A new study has found that there is no protection against colorectal cancer if people begin taking aspirin regularly after age 70. However, there appears to be such protection if aspirin is started before age 70 and continued. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 21, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Better post-surgery care would dramatically improve cancer survival
(University of Edinburgh) Patients' chances of survival after cancer surgery is strongly linked with the standard of post-operation hospital care, a major international study suggests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 21, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Mass General Brigham Names Sunil Eappen, MD, MBA, Interim President of Brigham and Women ’s Hospital
Dr. Sunil Eappen will take over the role of Interim President of Brigham and Women's Hospital, effective March 1 (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - January 21, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Exclusive: NHS commandeers private hospitals in attempt to recover cancer surgery
“Surge” clauses allowing the NHS to again take over private hospitals — as it did in the spring — have been triggered in some areas, HSJ has learned. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 20, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

When ICUs Near Capacity, COVID-19 Patients' Risk for Death Nearly Doubles
  WEDNESDAY, Jan. 20, 2021 -- When intensive care units are swamped with COVID-19 patients, death rates may climb, a new study finds. Looking at data from 88 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals, researchers found a pattern:... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 20, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Biobeat launches'hospital at home' version of its remote monitoring platform
The Israeli company's take-home kit includes a continuous vitals monitor, a patient app and a cloud-based patient-management system. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 20, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Acute Cerebrovascular Events With COVID-19 Infection Acute Cerebrovascular Events With COVID-19 Infection
This report summarizes and compares the characteristics and short-term outcomes of patients both with and without COVID-19 admitted to the hospital with acute cerebrovascular disease.Stroke (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - January 20, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Revealed: Nightingale hospitals to cost half a billion pounds in total
England’s Nightingale hospitals have been forecast to cost more than half a billion, according to the latest government projections. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 20, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Hahnemann University Hospital's vast real estate holdings still influx
Efforts to sell the vast portfolio of properties have so far fallen flat, prompting one of the firms marketing a portion of the real estate to reevaluate its approach. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 20, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Natalie Kostelni Source Type: news

Two NHS trusts in the Midlands 'will start rolling out 24/7 Covid vaccines from TOMORROW'
University Hospitals Birmingham and Sherwood Forest Hospitals in Nottinghamshire have been selected to trial the 24/7 roll out, senior Government sources say. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news