UK public supports usage of tracking technology and immunity passports in global pandemic
New research suggests the majority of people in the UK are willing to use privacy-encroaching tracking technology and support the introduction of ‘ immunity passports ’ to protect themselves and others in the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 22, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research, Publications; Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Psychological Science; Press Release Source Type: news

CDC: Flu continues to have 'low' impact as COVID-19 pandemic rages
The effects of the seasonal flu in the United States remain " lower than usual for this time of year, " with just 0.1% of nose and throat samples tested nationally coming back positive for the virus, according to the CDC. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Venezuela power struggle impedes delivery of COVID vaccine
Venezuela’s political conflict has claimed another casualty: relief from the coronavirus pandemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

‘The King’s Man,’ ‘Bob’s Burgers’ Among Latest Disney Film Delays
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact Hollywood, Disney has delayed another round of movies. On Friday, numerous titles, all... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Is Ravaging Local Newspapers, Making it Easier for Misinformation to Spread
Keeping up with the torrent of news over the last year has been overwhelming for all Americans. But it’s an especially difficult challenge for local newspaper editors like Reed Anfinson, who not only owns and publishes Swift County, Minn.’s Monitor-News, but writes nearly every news story it publishes, too. Anfinson, who also owns two other papers in nearby counties, has worked virtually seven days a week since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, including through a battle with the virus himself. For all his hustle, he still wishes he had time to write more about the people whose lives have been disrupted by CO...
Source: TIME: Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Pandemic will not end for anyone, ‘until it ends for everyone’ 
The COVID-19 pandemic “will not end for anyone, until it ends for everyone”, an independent UN human rights expert said on Friday, advocating for an equitable and globally-coordinated vaccine distribution programme.  (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - January 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Africa: Governments Exploited Covid-19 to Crack Down on Human Rights - Report
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Covid-19 and the emergency measures taken to combat it have affected the poor in Africa particularly badly, and some governments have exploited the pandemic to restrict human rights, says a leading rights expert on Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

‘Racialised patterns’ of occupational risk found for emergency clinicians during pandemic
NHS England has been urged to take further action after a new report highlighted the “racialised patterns” of occupational risk for emergency clinicians during the coronavirus pandemic. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 22, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Global organizations look past pandemic to other health crises
This year, Atlanta-based global organizations like the Task Force for Global Health, Carter Center and CARE are continue to focus on future health crises while also operating under the constrains of the current Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 22, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Randy Southerland Source Type: news

UNISON calls on Environment Agency to strengthen its health and safety measures
During the pandemic, UNISON has engaged positively with the Environment Agency on a range of health and safety issues. However, the increased transmission rates of the new COVID-19 variant has led to calls from UNISON and other unions, including Prospect, GMB and Unite, for the agency to review its risk assessments. While many Environment Agency employees are working from home at the present time, some essential workers are still attending depots and other workplaces. The unions have issued a health and safety union improvement notice calling for the Environment Agency to review measures, in particular for the introduction...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 22, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article News Covid-19 environment agency health and safety Source Type: news

COVID-19 and mental health, Lancet Psychiatry
While the effects of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) on the nervous system remain unclear, there is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic is bad for mental health. To alleviate the impact of both the virus and the measures taken to control its spread, we need high quality information about their immediate and long-term effects, and which countermeasures are most effective. The good news is that by October, 2020, mental health was top of the charts in terms of published papers and preprints on the effects of COVID-19. The bad news is that the quantity of papers is not matched by quality. In March,...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID, Politics Make Dry January Harder Than Ever
From the deadly pandemic to the cratered economy to the toxic political campaign season, laying off alcohol was more of a struggle for many. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South-east hospital trust records highest weekly covid death toll
A trust in the South East has recorded the second highest weekly total of covid deaths since the start of the pandemic’s third wave in early December. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 22, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

AHA News: Anxiety Is Linked With Smoking – But How Is Still Hazy
FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- In these stressful pandemic times, health experts have more reason to circle back to the link between anxiety and smoking: Does anxiety cause people to smoke? Or does smoking cause... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 22, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Cancer Screening, Diagnoses Down During Early Pandemic
FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2021 -- There was a significant decrease in the number of patients undergoing screening tests for cancer and in the number of resulting diagnoses of cancerous and precancerous lesions during the first peak of the COVID-19 pandemic,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Oregon sees new weekly high for Covid deaths
Last week Oregon had its highest weekly number of weekly deaths related to Covid so far in the pandemic. The Oregon Health Authority reported 195 people had died from Covid in the week ended Jan. 17, following a previous high of 177 the week before. The increase in deaths comes as the state saw a slight decline in new weekly cases. There were 7,860 cases during the week, down 4% from the week befor e. The OHA also reported a decline in the positive test rate during the week, falling to 5.9% from… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 22, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Christopher Bjorke Source Type: news

Cochrane ENT vs COVID-19 - Providing targeted evidence for clinicians
Healthcare workers supporting people with ear, nose and throat (ENT) issues needed to know how COVID-19 may impact on their care and how to protect themselves from infection when providing this.Cochrane ENT wanted to use their team ’s skills to curate and deliver targeted evidence to support healthcare professionals and patients.Cochrane ENT drew together an online repository of guidance and evidence about caring for people with ear, nose, throat, hearing and balance problems during the COVID-19 pandemic. They also worked with Cochrane Oral Health to fast-track three systematic reviews, are undertaking living systema...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 22, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Filing Suit for ‘Wrongful Life’
More Americans are writing end-of-life instructions as the pandemic renders such decisions less abstract. But are medical providers listening? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paula Span Tags: your-feed-science your-feed-healthcare Malpractice Living Wills and Health Care Proxies Life-Sustaining Support Systems, Withdrawal Of Death and Dying Compensation for Damages (Law) Hospitals Suits and Litigation (Civil) Elderly August Source Type: news

Virtual Executive Forum: Mental health and wellbeing in a pandemic
Mental health is a key factor of overall health and wellbeing, and it's become a primary concern over the last months as the coronavirus pandemic continues to grip the world. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 22, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Staff Report Source Type: news

Existing home sales rise 0.7% in December
Pandemic-driven demand drove total 2020 home sales to the highest level since 2006. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Coronavirus Kills Mink. They May Get a Vaccine.
The pandemic has been a powerful reminder that there is no clear barrier between viruses affecting animals and people. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: James Gorman Tags: Minks (Animals) Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Livestock Diseases Agriculture Department Zoetis Inc Denmark South Dakota your-feed-healthcare Medgene Labs (VST LLC) Source Type: news

Column: A teen center turns into a food pantry to survive COVID-19
Since the start of the pandemic in March, the Wilmington Teen Center has had to curtail nearly all youth activities. It now functions more like a community pantry. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gustavo Arellano Source Type: news

Column: Pandemic, not privacy, tops list of 2021 consumer trends. Let's change that
Market researcher Euromonitor predicts COVID will define 2021 consumer experiences. But their own report reveals a need for privacy safeguards. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Lazarus Source Type: news

Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for care homes, DHSC and Helen Whately MP (updated 22nd January 2021)
Sets out the support package to keep care homes safe during the coronavirus pandemic. 22 January 2021 Added a new document:'Your care home during winter'. 11 January 2021Updated'Coronavirus (COVID-19): care home support package'to reflect the extension of free PPE until the end of June 2021. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Friday
Dr. Anthony Fauci says a lack of candour and facts about the coronavirus pandemic under former U.S. president Donald Trump "very likely" cost lives because it delayed getting sound scientific advice to the country. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Jan. 22, 2021
  Dr. Anthony Fauci Feels'Liberated'in Biden Administration After nearly a year of being muzzled about the coronavirus pandemic by the Trump administration, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Thursday that it's " liberating " to be part of an... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 22, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Even When Cancer Is in Remission, Patients' Risks of Severe COVID Rise
FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2021 -- Your cancer has gone into remission, so you breathe a sigh of relief as you try to navigate the coronavirus pandemic safely. Not so fast, says new research that finds even cancer patients in remission still have a high risk... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 22, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Biden Warns of 500,000 COVID Deaths by February
FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2021 -- As President Joe Biden began to enact key parts of his ambitious pandemic response plan on Thursday, he warned Americans that the coronavirus death toll in this country could top 500,000 by February. " Let me be very clear:... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 22, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

You're More Likely to Maintain Social Distance If Your Friends Do: Study
FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2021 -- Family and friends can influence whether people follow social distancing recommendations during the coronavirus pandemic, a new study finds. British researchers analyzed information from more than 6,600 people in 114... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 22, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Southern California home prices, sales rise in December, fueling pandemic housing boom
The Southern California median home price rose 10% in December from a year earlier, according to data analyzed by real estate firm DQNews, continuing a pandemic housing boom driven in part by record low interest rates. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Andrew Khouri Source Type: news

Africa: Africa Cheers After U.S. Returns to World Health Organization
[Nation] African countries say the US' return to the World Health Organization will be crucial to the global fight against the Covid-19 pandemic and other future infections. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Stepping up: The response of stop smoking services in England to the Covid-19 pandemic, Action on Smoking and Health
This report presents findings from the 7th annual survey of tobacco control leads in English local authorities, with a focus on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on stop smoking services and tobacco control work. The pandemic has accelerated progress and service reconfiguration. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Government must help struggling councils urgently
Commenting on the Public Accounts Committee report into local government finance, UNISON head of local government Jon Richards said today (Friday). “Councils are facing massive pressures because of the extra responsibilities of the pandemic, many of them already on the brink financially. “The short-term handouts from government barely begin to cover the financial black hole created by the extra costs of the virus. “Council workers who’ve been running essential services and ​supporting local communities ​shouldn’t be at risk of losing their jobs because of government und...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - January 22, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Garfield Myrie Tags: News Press release council Jon Richards Source Type: news

COVID-19 and healthcare workers: a rapid systematic review into risks and preventive measures, BMJ Open
Objective The COVID-19 pandemic is demanding for occupational medicine and for public health. As healthcare workers (HCWs) fight impacts of SARS-CoV-2 on front lines, we must create safe work environments through comprehensive risk assessments, evaluation and effective implementation of counter-measures. We ask:'What does current literature report on health risks at workplaces regarding COVID-19?'and'What do current studies report on the effectiveness of enacted preventative recommendations?'(Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Centre for Mental Health shares messages of solidarity and commitment to all health, care and education workers
We were delighted to sign this letter from a group of mental health leaders, expressing solidarity with all those working in health, care and education through the pandemic. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cover Story: Covid-19 crisis could shorten lives of cancer patients
Oncologists fear the drop in screenings during the pandemic could leave health threats growing unchecked. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 22, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

Covid Catch-up: Cancer missives, ‘menial’ tasks and vaccination leagues
A digest of this week’s daily updates of what our sources have been telling us about the progress of the pandemic. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 22, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Upcoming SMFM Meeting Will Highlight Disparities, COVID-19 Upcoming SMFM Meeting Will Highlight Disparities, COVID-19
Although the annual Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine meeting will involve the same breadth of topics as in the past, the intersection of the pandemic, pregnancy, and disparities will feature prominently.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Editorial: Finally, a president with a COVID-19 plan
On the anniversary of the first confirmed case of COVID-19 on U.S. soil, Joe Biden has given the nation the pandemic response plan it needs. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: The Times Editorial Board Source Type: news

Challenges of 2020 follow Western New York hospitals into the new year
Fewer than a third of the region's hospitals finished 2019 in the black, and that was before the Covid-19 pandemic hit the region in 2020. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 22, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Protecting Mental Health of Families in a Pandemic
Credit: Unsplash /Melanie Wasser. By Ifeanyi Nsofor and Shubha NageshABUJA, Jan 22 2021 (IPS) Dealing with COVID-19-related city lockdowns has been exceptionally stressful, particularly for those parents who have had to balance work, personal life, children and elderly, providing home schooling or facilitating virtual learning, managing infection control within the home, and more, all while being disconnected from support services. Beyond all this, other mediators and moderators play a key role in outcomes for parents and children, including their function and adaptation – sociodemographic, exposure, negative events,...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ifeanyi Nsofor and Shubha Nagesh Tags: Education Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Exclusive: Critically ill covid patients moved between hospitals in record numbers
The number of critically ill covid-19 patients being transferred between hospitals under pressure from the third wave of the pandemic is on course to hit a record high in January, HSJ can reveal. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 22, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Walmart Health Opens Two Primary Care Clinics at Retail Supercenters in Chicago with Plans to Open Seven Florida Locations in 2021
Walmart may be the largest, but it is not the only retailer offering clinical laboratory testing and primary care services at conveniently-located retail stores Earlier this month in “How Walmart Plans to Take Over Health Care,” CNBC asked, “Is Walmart the future of healthcare?” Good question. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Walmart (NYSE:WMT) […] The post Walmart Health Opens Two Primary Care Clinics at Retail Supercenters in Chicago with Plans to Open Seven Florida Locations in 2021 appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - January 22, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations anatomic pathology antibodies antibody tests APHL Association for Public Health Laboratories A Source Type: news

Why the world won't go back to 'some sense of normal' until all countries are vaccinated against COVID-19
As countries such as Canada and the United States continue vaccinating millions of citizens, global health experts warn the pandemic could keep raging if lower-income nations don't get their share of much-needed doses. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Lessons From the Global South On Combating the Covid-19 Pandemic
[Citizen] As the Covid-19 pandemic wears on, more and more people around the world are struggling during lockdowns and economic shutdowns. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WHO platform for pharmaceutical firms unused since pandemic began
Exclusive: ‘pool’ to share Covid-19 information has received no contributions since May 2020Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA World Health Organization program for pharmaceutical companies to voluntarily share Covid-19 related knowledge, treatments and technology so they can be more widely distributed has attracted zero contributions in the eight months since it was established, the Guardian has learned.The Covid-19 technology access pool (C-Tap) was launched in May last year to facilitate the sharing of patent-protected information to fight the virus, including diagnostics, th...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 22, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Michael Safi Tags: World Health Organization United Nations Coronavirus Technology Pharmaceuticals industry Science World news Source Type: news

Navigating uncertainty: Why we need decision theory during a pandemic
(Bocconi University) Modern decision theory can assist policymakers in critical times such as the COVID-19 crisis, argue Bocconi University's Massimo Marinacci and Valentina Bosetti in a paper coauthored by Nobel laureate Lars Peter Hansen (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 22, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

SARS-CoV-2 infection in children, their parents in southwest Germany
(JAMA Network) In this observational study, the spread of SARS-CoV-2 infection during a period of lockdown in southwest Germany was particularly low in children ages 1 to 10 years old.   Overall, this large SARS-CoV-2 prevalence study in children is instructive for how ad hoc   mass testing provides the basis for rational political decision-making in a pandemic setting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 22, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

UK public supports usage of tracking technology and immunity passports in global pandemic
(University of Bristol) New research suggests the majority of people in the UK are willing to use privacy-encroaching tracking technology and support the introduction of 'immunity passports' to protect themselves and others in the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The silent pandemic of antibiotic resistance
A South African doctor’s prescription to stop poorer countries losing access to many of modern medicine’s advances (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - January 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news