Early-Warning System for Detecting Infections Is Being Studied
Most of the early physiological and biochemical changes that could be an indication of an infection in a patient’s body are asymptomatic, said Ben Hwang, chairman and CEO of Profusa, in an interview with MD+DI. “People don't see or feel [them],” he said, noting that it could be weeks before patients present with symptoms such as a fever or cough. But in the meantime, as we have seen with the COVID-19 pandemic, asymptomatic people could be spreading diseases unknowingly. “What will be helpful is to be able to identify individuals at the presymptomatic s...
Source: MDDI - March 26, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Susan Shepard Tags: Implants Source Type: news

FDA has worked with over 190 #COVID19 test developers who intend to submit EUA applications. To date, 17 emergency use authorizations have been issued & under our laboratory developed test policy, more than 100 labs have notified FDA that they are testing. https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/emergency-situations-medical-devices/faqs-diagnostic-testing-sars-cov-2   …
FDA has worked with over 190 #COVID19 test developers who intend to submit EUA applications. To date, 17 emergency use authorizations have been issued & under our laboratory developed test policy, more than 100 labs have notified FDA that they are testing. https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/emergency-situations-medical-devices/faqs-diagnostic-testing-sars-cov-2 … (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - March 26, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at SteveFDA) Source Type: news

Public Health Responses to COVID-19 Outbreaks on Cruise Ships - Worldwide, February-March 2020
More than 800 cases of laboratory-confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 cases occurred during outbreaks on three cruise ship voyages, and cases linked to several additional cruises have been reported across the United States. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - March 26, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Coronavirus [CoV] Cruise Ship Sanitation Healthcare Hospitalization rates MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Older Adult's Health Outbreaks Public Health Public Health Interventions Long-term Care COVID-19 Coronavirus Dis Source Type: news

New Non-Latex Tourniquets is Suitable for Latex Sensitive Patients and Hospital Staff
Include antimicrobial agent that resists microbes such as bacteria, mold, and fungi Provides healthcare, laboratory, and medical facilities shorter lead timesThis story is related to the following:Tourniquets (Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies)
Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies - March 26, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

South Africa: New Smaller Coronavirus Testing Kits 'Could Deliver Quicker Results'
[News24Wire] The National Health Laboratory Services (NHLS) said on Thursday the new testing kits for the coronavirus, due to arrive in South Africa in April, could produce quicker results. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Scientists electrify aluminum to speed up important process
(Ohio State University) Scientists have found a way in the laboratory to shorten the time it takes to create a key chemical used to synthesize a variety of medications, fertilizers and other important substances.The finding could make a number of industrial manufacturing processes cheaper and more efficient. And all it takes, essentially, is electrifying an aluminum container that includes the right chemicals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Is the coronavirus outbreak of unnatural origins?
(Society for Risk Analysis) Did coronavirus mutate from a virus already prevalent in humans or animals or did it originate in a laboratory? As scientists grapple with understanding the source of this rapidly spreading virus, the Grunow-Finke assessment tool (GFT) may assist them with determining whether the coronavirus outbreak is of natural or unnatural origins. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan
By PRESS RELEASEMar 25 2020 (IPS-Partners) A global approach is the only way to fight COVID-19, the UN says as it launches humanitarian response plan • UN humanitarian chief warns that failing to help vulnerable countries fight the coronavirus now could place millions at risk and leave the virus free to circle back around the globe. • UN launches US$2 billion global humanitarian response to fight COVID-19 across South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. • Governments urged to commit to fully supporting the global humanitarian response plan, while sustaining funding to existing humanitarian appeals. U...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: PRESS RELEASE Tags: Health Humanitarian Emergencies Source Type: news

Pitt, UPMC further solidify COVID-19 clinical trials, research
The University of Pittsburgh and UPMC are further coordinating efforts on COVID-19 clinical trials and research. A letter to colleagues on the University of Pittsburgh's website from several top Pitt and UPMC leaders said the Clinical and Translational Science Institute will be tapped to coordinate the resources of the two institutions, as well as both research and laboratory capabilities. The institute will bring together research protocol for human subjects in clinical trials, electronic health… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 25, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Clinical Laboratories Should Be Aware of Potential Airborne Transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the Coronavirus That Causes COVID-19
‘Aerosol and Surface Stability’ study shows that the virus can remain infectious in aerosol form for hours and on surfaces for days By now, clinical laboratory workers, microbiologists, and phlebotomists should be fully aware of the potential for transmission on surfaces of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the novel coronavirus that causes […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - March 25, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Digital Pathology International Laboratory News Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations anatomic pathology CDC centers for disease control and prevention Source Type: news

Validation of the driver ecological glare test - Adrian J, Hue D, Porte S, Le Brun J.
INTRODUCTION: The present study proposes to validate the Driver Ecological Glare Test (DEGT), a test developed to measure the benefit of a headlight glare Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS), by comparing it to a laboratory glare test. METHOD:... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Why Canada's COVID-19 'war-time' response could be derailed by a swab on a stick
Shortages of testing swabs and laboratory chemicals, along with a bottleneck at provincial laboratories, means Canada has not been able to ramp up its capacity to test Canadians for COVID-19. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Non-HDL Cholesterol and Guidelines for Cholesterol Lowering Non-HDL Cholesterol and Guidelines for Cholesterol Lowering
This comprehensive review discusses the history and rationale behind the utility of non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol as an equivalent target to LDLC for patients in all risk groups.Laboratory Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

SLAC researcher discovers giant cavity in key tuberculosis molecule
(DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory) The giant cavity, in a protein that transports nutrients across the cell membrane, is unlike anything researchers have seen before. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Supercomputers Recruited To Hunt For Clues To A COVID-19 Treatment
Scientists hope a machine can do what a person can't: Quickly analyze every physical and chemical aspect of the coronavirus and sift through the world's drugs for subtle clues that might prove useful.(Image credit: Carlos Jones/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joe Palca Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic to temporarily close orthopedics and sports medicine facility in Minneapolis
To protect patients and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayo Clinic will close its orthopedics and sports medicine facility at 600 Hennepin Ave. in Minneapolis, for four weeks, beginning Wednesday, March 25. The closure affects all Mayo Clinic services provided at the facility, including sports medicine, pediatric orthopedics, radiology, laboratory medicine, dermatology and electromyography. This [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Minnesota News - March 24, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Effect of the environment on gait and gaze behavior in older adult fallers compared to older adult non-fallers - Zukowski LA, Iyigun G, Giuliani CA, Plummer P.
INTRODUCTION: Compared to controlled laboratory settings, the real world is highly distracting with constant demands on visual attention to avoid hazards and falling. Fall-risk assessments do not adequately take into account the potential role of everyday ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Taiwan ’s Containment of COVID-19 Outbreak Demonstrates Importance of Rapid Response, Including Fast Access to Clinical Laboratory Tests
By taking early measures to combat the spread, the country had a medical laboratory test for COVID-19 available as early as Jan. 24, and was able to focus medical laboratory testing on the most at-risk individuals With the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak dominating headlines and medical laboratories under growing pressure to increase testing capacity, […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - March 23, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations 2019-nCoV coronavirus anatomic pathology and Robert H. Brook MD ScD C. Jason Wang MD PhD CDC CECC Center for Policy Source Type: news

New genetic editing powers discovered in squid
(Marine Biological Laboratory) Revealing yet another super-power in the skillful squid, scientists at the Marine Biological Laboratory have discovered that squid massively edit their own genetic instructions not only within the nucleus of their neurons, but also within the axon -- the long, slender neural projections that transmit electrical impulses to other neurons. This is the first time that edits to genetic information have been observed outside of the nucleus of an animal cell (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

April's SLAS Technology is now available
(SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening)) April's Edition of SLAS Technology Features Cover Article, 'CURATE.AI: Optimizing Personalized Medicine with Artificial Intelligence'. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Development of novel oral formulation to treat systemic fungal infections
(Bentham Science Publishers) The Wasan Laboratory in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of British Columbia in partnership with iCo Therapeutics Inc. (Vancouver BC, Canada) have developed a novel oral formulation of Amphotericin B to treat systemic fungal and parasitic infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 23, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Covid-19, a prominent role for UniTrento in ultrasound diagnosis
(Universit à di Trento) ULTRa - Ultrasound Laboratory Trento, which develops ultrasound diagnostic tools for health applications, is one of the research groups that are at work at the University of Trento to fight the spread of Covid-19. One of the most important international journals on medical ultrasound, the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, published today a new paper by Libertario Demi, coordinator of ULTRa (Ultrasound Laboratory Trento), that includes some of the first lung ultrasound images in patients with Covid-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 23, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

April's SLAS Discovery now available
(SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening)) 'Maximizing the Value of Cancer Drug Screening in Multicellular Tumor Spheroid Cultures: A Case Study in Five Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma Cell Lines' Leads April's SLAS Discovery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 23, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Vibes before it bites: 10 types of defensive behaviour for the false coral snake
(Pensoft Publishers) The False Coral Snake (Oxyrhopus rhombifer) may be capable of recognising various threat levels and demonstrates ten different defensive behaviours, seven of which are registered for the first time for the species. Scientists from the Federal University of Vi ç osa (Brazil) published their laboratory observation results based on a juvenile specimen in the open-access journal Neotropical Biology and Conservation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 23, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Science snapshots from Berkeley Lab
(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) A mosquito-killing toxin, fast-charging batteries, and artificial antibodies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 23, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

What Causes Tachycardia?
Discussion Tachycardia is a rapid heart rate that is above normal for age and level of exertion. Tachycardia is common, particularly sinus tachycardia due to normally encountered circumstances such as pain, fever or exercise. It is usually a normal physiologic process but sustained tachycardia often indicates a potentially abnormal underlying cause. Sinus tachycardia has a rapid heart rate with normal P waves and P-R intervals and variations from moment to moment and respiration. Generally it is not over 200 beats/minute. Vagal stimulation can slow the heart rate; this is a gradual slowing, not an abrupt slowing seen in ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 23, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

COVID-19 questions answered by a Mayo Clinic expert
There are many questions, misconceptions and concerns as the COVID-19 pandemic response continues. Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and director of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group, answered some questions of the day: Can drugs, including chloroquine, be used to treat COVID-19? "There are laboratory reasons to think some of these drugs might work. However, what they require [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 23, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Laboratory Testing Strategy Recommendations for COVID-19
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 3/22/2020. The World Health Organization has outlined critical priority actions for preparedness, readiness, and response actions for COVID-19 (coronavirus) and has defined four transmission scenarios. This six-page document provides guidance to policymakers and laboratories on testing strategies for each of these four scenarios, including the scenario in which testing can be performed only on a limited number of patients. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The FAQs for diagnostic testing of #COVID19 have also been updated to clarify that, as noted in the guidance, the “ Policy for Diagnostic Tests for Coronavirus Disease-2019 ” does not apply to at-home testing, including self-collection of samples to be sent to a clinical laboratory
The FAQs for diagnostic testing of #COVID19 have also been updated to clarify that, as noted in the guidance, the “Policy for Diagnostic Tests for Coronavirus Disease-2019” does not apply to at-home testing, including self-collection of samples to be sent to a clinical laboratory (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - March 21, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at FDADeviceInfo) Source Type: news

COVID-19 Laboratory Specimen Collection: Nasopharyngeal Swab
Source: National Emerging Special Pathogens Training and Education Center (NETEC). Published: 3/21/2020. This eight-minute video demonstrates the collection of a nasopharyngeal specimen from a patient under investigation for COVID-19. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study reveals how long COVID-19 remains infectious on cardboard, metal and plastic
The virus that causes COVID-19 remains for several hours to days on surfaces and in aerosols,a new study published in  the New England Journal of Medicine found.The study suggests that people may acquire the coronavirus through the air and after touching contaminated objects. Scientists discovered the virus is detectable for up to three hours in aerosols, up to four hours on copper, up to 24 hours on cardboard and up to two to three days on plastic and stainless steel.“This virus is quite transmissible through relatively casual contact, making this pathogen very hard to contain,” said James Lloyd-Smith, a ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 20, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

The UN and International Community united in fighting COVID-19 in Kenya
The United Nations Country team in Kenya hosted a meeting on responding to the COVID 19 pandemic with the Government of Kenya and development partners observing social distancing etiquette. Credit: UNIC Kenya By PRESS RELEASENAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 20 2020 (IPS-Partners) The Government of Kenya, United Nations and International Community convened today at the UN Complex in Nairobi to combine their forces in their fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Kenya. The United Nations Country Team in Kenya is in lockstep with the UN Secretary General’s call to action and it continues to mobilize full support to the Government o...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: PRESS RELEASE Tags: Africa Health Source Type: news

Test Shows How Lung Cancer Patients Respond to Therapy
Oncocyte said it has completed Clinical Laboratory Improvements Amendments (CLIA) validation for its DetermaIO. The Irvine, CA-based company said the diagnostic, which was previously known as the Insight Genetics IM Score Test, is used in lung cancer patients to identify individuals more or less likely to respond to anti-PD-1/PD-LI immunotherapy. Oncocyte said the DetermaIO test differentiates itself from the current leading immunotherapy diagnostic tests by having the capability to determine if the immune microenvironment is active (“hot”) or quiescent (“coldâ...
Source: MDDI - March 20, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: IVD Regulatory and Compliance 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

NIH shifts non-mission-critical laboratory operations to minimal maintenance phase
Only mission-critical functions within NIH research laboratories will be supported. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - March 20, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

CDC Ranks Two More Drug-Resistant Microbes as ‘Urgent Threat’ to Americans; Clinical Laboratories Are Advised to Increase Awareness of Antimicrobial Resistance
In a separate study, HHS finds a 40% increase in sepsis cases, as more patients succumb to infections without effective antibiotics and antimicrobial drugs Given the drastic steps being taken to slow the spread of the Coronavirus in America, it’s easy to forget that significant numbers of patients die each year due to antibiotic-resistant bacteria […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - March 20, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations News From Dark Daily anatomic pathology antibiotic resistance c. auris C. difficile Candida au Source Type: news

Novel coronavirus test provides fast, accurate results
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) The Georgia Esoteric and Molecular Laboratory at the Medical College of Georgia Department of Pathology has developed a novel, accurate coronavirus test that can tell patients if they are infected within about 2 hours instead of waiting typically days to hear from remote testing facilities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 20, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Fact Sheet: UR Medicine Testing for COVID-19
UR Medicine held a news conference on March 19, 2020, to update the public about COVID-19 testing at its Central Laboratory. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - March 20, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Abbott Brings Home EUA for COVID-19 Test
Abbott Laboratories, one of the biggest players in the medical device space, has obtained Emergency Use Authorization for a test to detect the coronavirus [COVID-19]. The Abbott Park, IL-based company joins the rapidly expanding list of companies that have received EUA designation in the past few days. The firm’s RealTime SARS-CoV-2 EUA test can be used on its molecular instrument, the m2000 RealTime System, by authorized laboratories in the U.S. "Our scientists, many of whom worked on Abbott's first HIV test and the Zika tests, worked around the clock to develop these molecular tests," Daman Ko...
Source: MDDI - March 19, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: IVD Source Type: news

Promising Data Supports Curcumin Treatment for Mesothelioma
The plant-based substance curcumin could soon be included in the multidisciplinary treatment of malignant mesothelioma, according to a recent multicenter, international study review. Curcumin, an active compound found in the common culinary spice turmeric, has been used for decades by some as an anti-inflammatory, complementary medicine for many ailments. It may soon take a more prominent role with mesothelioma, an aggressive cancer with no definitive cure. “Our hope is that, in the not-too-distant future, it could be part of new therapeutic strategies for mesothelioma,” Dr. Antonio Giordano, director of Sbarro...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - March 19, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Frequently Asked Questions about Laboratory Biosafety and SARS-CoV-2
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 3/19/2020. This web page provides answers to frequently asked questions about laboratory biosafety and COVID-19, with questions in categories of Specimen Handling, and Specimen Packing and Shipping. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Infection Prevention and Control During Health Care When COVID-19 is Suspected: Interim Guidance
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 3/19/2020. This five-page guidance, updated on March 19, 2020, is intended for healthcare workers, healthcare managers, and infection prevention and control teams, detailing principles of infection prevention and control strategies associated with health care with suspected novel coronavirus (COVID-19). It discusses duration of contact and droplet precautions for COVID-19 infection, and collection and handling of laboratory specimens from patients with suspected COVID-19. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nature-inspired green energy technology clears important development hurdle
(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) A new material design has put the long-sought idea of using artificial photosynthesis to generate renewable fuel within reach (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 19, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

UC identifies populations most at risk of opiate addiction
(University of Cincinnati) UC's Health Geography and Disease Modeling Laboratory found that white males ages 30 to 39 were most at risk of fatal overdoses in Ohio. The study also identified 12 clusters in the state where overdose rates were highest. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Portland health care providers unveil coronavirus plans
Two of the Portland area's biggest health care groups made significant announcements regarding the coronavirus pandemic Wednesday afternoon. Providence Laboratory Services said it will begin processing lab tests from its physicians and providers while Kaiser Permanente Northwest revealed it will close some medical buildings March 19 and consolidate to fewer clinics. The Providence announcement does not mean the labs themselves are per forming public testing. Rather, the group "has received the supplies… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 19, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Andy Giegerich Source Type: news

Trump Says Hospital Ships Are Headed to Help Combat Coronavirus. It Could Be Awhile
President Donald Trump announced that help from the U.S. military was on its way Wednesday when he directed the Navy to dispatch two hospital ships to the East and West coasts to deal with the spreading coronavirus pandemic. “They are massive ships. The big white ships with the red cross on the side. One is called Mercy and the other is called Comfort. They are in tip-top shape,” Trump told reporters at the White House. “Those two ships are being prepared to go and they can be launched over the next week or so, depending on need.” However, neither of the 1,000-patient ships are ready to go anywhere....
Source: TIME: Health - March 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: W.J. Hennigan Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Another Study Finds COVID-19 Typically Mild for Kids
Researchers analyzed the cases of 731 children in China with laboratory test-confirmed cases of the coronavirus and 1,412 children who were suspected of having COVID-19. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers Look To Old Drugs For A Possible Coronavirus Treatment
Researchers are taking old drugs that have shown promise against COVID-19 in the laboratory. Next up: Patient treatment. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Mary Beth Pfeiffer, Contributor Source Type: news

BD Ramps Up Production, Collaborates on New Diagnostic in Response to COVID-19
BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) was one of several medtech companies that joined President Donald Trump when he declared a national emergency last week. Several medtech executives detailed their response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Tom Polen, BD’s CEO and president, reported during President Trump’s announcement that BD is “one of the leading providers of medical devices as well as collection products for testing of coronavirus and we are ramping up our manufacturing capacity to ensure that the right collection devices and testing equipment are read...
Source: MDDI - March 18, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Tags: IVD Source Type: news