Sick With Something That Isn ’ t COVID-19 or the Flu? Here ’ s What It Might Be
Flu season is wrapping up, and weekly COVID-19 diagnoses are declining. But if you’re currently sick with a respiratory illness, you’re not alone. Data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that a mixture of respiratory viruses are circulating right now, including common coronaviruses (other than SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19), respiratory adenovirus, and parainfluenza (which is distinct from influenza). All of these viruses can cause cold-like symptoms including fever, runny nose, sore throat, and cough, so “it’s very, very hard to tell the difference between any o...
Source: TIME: Health - March 20, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Disease healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Prevalence, risk factors, and clinical correlates of anxiety, depression, and sleep disorders in chaperones for children in the emergency department in China during COVID-19 - Jiang H, Zeng J, Wang L, Yang J, Wang P, Wang Z.
The outbreak of novel coronavirus pneumonia in Wuhan, Hubei Province, in 2019 and its rapid spread across the country caused severe public panic in China. The purpose of this study was to investigate the mental health problems of children's chaperones at t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

In This Texas County, There ’ s No Such Thing as Moving on From COVID-19
Nearly one out of every 100 people living in Lamb County, Texas, died of COVID-19, one of the highest death rates in the nation. But in June 2022, more than two years after the start of the pandemic, many residents in the rural towns making up the panhandle county say things are back to normal. At a fundraiser for a Catholic church in Olton in the northeast part of the county, local families had set up stands selling gorditas and aguas frescas, and a live band belted out Tejano crowd pleasers while couples danced. Javi Lopez, 17 at the time, told me that people were comfortable gathering in groups now. Some of his friends ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 15, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alejandro De La Garza / Lamb County, Texas Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Solar Powered Freezer Improving Immunization Coverage in Hard-to-Reach Rural Villages
Benson Musyoka rides his motorcycle from Kamboo health centre to transport vaccines to Yindalani village. Photo Joyce Chimbi/IPSBy Joyce ChimbiNAIROBI, Mar 13 2023 (IPS) Up until 2019, nurses in three health facilities located in the semi-arid south-eastern Kenya region of Makueni County struggled to bring critical health services closer to a hard-to-reach population scattered across three remote, far-flung villages. “Kamboo, Yindalani and Yiuma Mavui villages are located 17 and 28 kilometres away from Makindu sub-county hospital, and 10 and 22 kilometres away from the nearest electricity grid,” Benson Musyoka, the nu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 13, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Chimbi Tags: Africa COVID-19 Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Gender Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Women's Health IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bureau Report Kenya Source Type: news

Lower respiratory tract infection in early childhood linked with higher risk of dying from respiratory disease as an adult, study finds
Adults who had a lower respiratory tract infection such as bronchitis or pneumonia before the age of 2 may be at higher risk of dying prematurely from respiratory disease, according to a new study. Experts say the decades-long research may not directly apply to today's kids but shows how health effects can linger over a lifetime. (Source: - Health)
Source: - Health - March 8, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Respiratory infections in a child could lead to death as an adult: Study
The first-of-its-kind study spanning over seven decades suggests that people who had a lower-respiratory-tract infection (LRTI), such as bronchitis or pneumonia, by the age of two were 93% more likely to die prematurely from respiratory disease as adults, regardless of the socioeconomic background or the smoking status. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 8, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can dual-layer CT be an alternative to MRI in breast cancer staging?
Dual-layer CT with high-contrast images demonstrates potential as a useful metho...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Contrast-enhanced conebeam CT shows promise for breast biopsy CE-CBBCT outperforms breast MRI for assessing residual breast tumors Can CT provide a better map of breast density? Case study: Breast CT uncovers COVID-19 pneumonia Dedicated breast CT shows promise for cancer screening (Source: Headlines)
Source: Headlines - March 7, 2023 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Novel guidance for treating pneumonia released
Two pieces of novel guidance on pneumonia have been released today by the British Thoracic Society (BTS) to improve understanding in learning disability. The two clinical statements lay out practical guidance for clinicians and patients in the areas of aspiration pneumonia and community acquired pneumonia in people with learning disability. The BTS says that it... Read moreThe post Novel guidance for treating pneumonia released appeared first on Nursing in Practice. (Source: Nursing in Practice)
Source: Nursing in Practice - March 6, 2023 Category: Nursing Authors: Wiliam Hunter Tags: Latest news Source Type: news

New STELARA ® (ustekinumab) Long-Term Data Support its Established Safety Profile in Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Durable Efficacy in Ulcerative Colitis
SPRING HOUSE, PENNSYLVANIA, March 4, 2023 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced final pooled long-term safety results for STELARA® (ustekinumab) through five years in adults with moderately to severely active Crohn’s disease (CD) and four years in adults with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis (UC), as well as final four-year clinical and endoscopic outcomes from the UNIFI long-term extension (LTE) study evaluating the efficacy of STELARA for the treatment of adults with moderately to severely active UC.1,2 These data are a part of Janssen’s 22 oral and poster ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - March 4, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Latest News Source Type: news

CT image training improves radiographers' COVID-19 diagnosis accuracy
VIENNA - Radiographers' ability to accurately identify COVID-19 pneumonia ca...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Half of radiographers report work-related back pain How did radiographers in Singapore handle the COVID-19 pandemic? Study: Tap radiographers to improve the diagnosis of lung cancer Forensic radiographers describe mental toll ECR: What was COVID-19's effect on radiographers' stress levels? (Source: Headlines)
Source: Headlines - March 4, 2023 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

COVID-19: Epidemiology, virology, and prevention, UpToDate (Updated 16th February 2023)
Coronaviruses are important human and animal pathogens. At the end of 2019, a novel coronavirus was identified as the cause of a cluster of pneumonia cases in Wuhan, a city in the Hubei Province of China. It rapidly spread, resulting in an epidemic throughout China, followed by a global pandemic. In February 2020, the World Health Organization designated the disease COVID-19, which stands for coronavirus disease 2019 [ 2 External 0 0 0 1 false true false%>]. The virus that causes COVID-19 is designated severe acute respiratory syndr...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 2, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Panel Narrowly Backs Pfizer RSV Vaccine for Older Adults
WASHINGTON — Federal health advisers on Tuesday narrowly backed an experimental vaccine from Pfizer that could soon become the first shot to protect older adults against the respiratory illness known as RSV. The Food and Drug Administration panel voted 7-4 on two separate questions of whether Pfizer’s data showed the vaccine was safe and effective against the respiratory virus for people 60 and older. One panelist abstained from voting. The recommendation is non-binding and the FDA will make its own decision on the vaccine in the coming months. The positive vote came despite concerns about rare potential reacti...
Source: TIME: Health - March 1, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matthew Perrone/AP Tags: Uncategorized Drugs healthscienceclimate News wire Source Type: news

What We Know About the U.S. Intelligence Community ’ s Split on COVID-19 Origins
News that the U.S. Department of Energy made a determination about the origins of COVID-19 has sparked new questions about the U.S. intelligence community’s investigation of the global pandemic that has killed an estimated 6.85 million people. The Energy Department, which runs multiple national laboratories, concluded with a low level of confidence that COVID-19 most likely emerged as a result of a leak from a laboratory in China, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing anonymous sources. The Journal reported that the Energy Department’s new determination was classified. Previously, the agency was un...
Source: TIME: Health - February 28, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mini Racker Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Explainer National Security Source Type: news

Vape addict, 45, from Indiana coughs up THREE PINTS of blood
Dustin Fitzgerald, 45, (left) of Indiana was hospitalized when he began coughing up pints of blood. Doctors diagnosed him with bacterial pneumonia and attributed it to his vaping. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 27, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dark-field chest x-ray images compared to conventional x-rays
An experimental dark-field chest x-ray system can acquire diagnostic attenuation-base...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Dark-field chest x-ray picks up lung inflation signals Dark-field chest x-ray and conventional x-ray go head-to-head Dark-field chest x-ray differentiates lung disease Can dark-field chest x-ray diagnose COVID-19 pneumonia? Dark-field CT moves closer to human medical applications (Source: Headlines)
Source: Headlines - February 23, 2023 Category: Radiology Source Type: news