Osteoporosis treatment may also protect against pneumonia
(Wiley) A recent study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research found that nitrogen-containing bisphosphonates (N-BPs) such as alendronate, which are widely used to treat postmenopausal osteoporosis, are linked with lower risks of pneumonia and of dying from pneumonia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

‘ Genuine Evidence Of Improvement ’ : Remdesivir Helped Some Coronavirus Patients In Study
(CNN) — A five-day course of the antiviral drug remdesivir sped recovery in moderately ill patients with pneumonia from Covid-19, drugmaker Gilead Sciences announced in a statement Monday. It’s more evidence that the drug can help patients, however outside experts are not calling this a “game changer” quite yet. Coronavirus patients who were hospitalized, but not sick enough to need oxygen from a ventilator, were more likely to recover after a five-day course of remdesivir than those given the current standard of care alone, Gilead said. The results from the Phase III clinical trial on the drug have...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health CNN Coronavirus remdesivir Source Type: news

Experts admit it was possible Covid-19 was in the UK in DECEMBER
Andy Gill, 64, had returned from a band trip to China in late November and was struck down with a mystery respiratory illness in December. He died of pneumonia in early January. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High Rates of DVT Seen in Critically Ill COVID-19 Patients
TUESDAY, June 2, 2020 -- Despite anticoagulant prophylaxis, many intensive care unit (ICU) patients with severe COVID-19-related pneumonia develop deep vein thrombosis, according to a research letter published online May 29 in JAMA Network... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 2, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

More evidence remdesivir helps some coronavirus patients
Remdesivir can help patients with moderate Covid-19 pneumonia recover, drugmaker Gilead Sciences announced Monday. Outside experts are not calling this a "game changer" quite yet. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gilead's latest Covid study finds mixed results for 'moderate' patients — and that may be good
The marquee drug in the fight against Covid-19 helped most "moderate" Covid pneumonia patients improve after five days but those treated over 10 days did not see an improvement that was statistically significant. Covid pneumonia patients who didn't require ventilation and were given remdesivir from based Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD) over five days were 65% more likely to see clinical improvement after 11 days than those who received standard of care, the Foster City-based company said Monday.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 1, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Could Covid-19 have reached the UK earlier than thought?
WHO is urging countries to investigate any suspicious deaths so virus can be better understoodCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA day before the first confirmed fatality from coronavirus outside mainland China was reported on 2 February this year, thedeath of the influential guitarist and musician Andy Gill was announced. The 64-year-old, who fronted the post-punk band Gang of Four, died of pneumonia after two weeks in St Thomas ’ hospital in London.The trajectory of Gill ’s illness, which took medics looking after him in January by surprise, is now familiar – sudden deteri...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 1, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Frances Perraudin and Matthew Weaver Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Science Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology World news UK news Source Type: news

Researchers map SARS-CoV-2 infection in cells of nasal cavity, bronchia, lungs
(University of North Carolina Health Care) Researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill characterized the specific ways in which SARS-CoV-2 infects the nasal cavity to a great degree -- replicating specific cell types -- and infects and replicates progressively less well in cells lower down the respiratory tract. The findings suggest the virus tends to become firmly established first in the nasal cavity, but in some cases the virus is aspirated into the lungs, where it may cause more serious disease, including potentially fatal pneumonia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 1, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Undergoing surgery with COVID-19 can lead to serious lung complications, study says
More than half of those who undergo surgery with COVID-19 develop lung complications like pneumonia and serious breathing problems, according to a study published Friday by the journal The Lancet. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘It’s Getting Worse.’ Nursing Home Workers Confront Risks in Facilities Devastated by Coronavirus
Days before she tested positive for COVID-19 in early April, Tanya Beckford was already worried about dying because of the conditions in the Connecticut nursing home where she has worked for 23 years. She wasn’t feeling well and says she and her co-workers, facing a shortage of masks, gloves and gowns, had started wearing plastic trash bags over their uniforms for protection as they cared for infected residents. Beckford, a certified nursing assistant (CNA) in the Alzheimer’s unit at Newington Rapid Recovery Rehab Center in Newington, Connecticut, had been running a low-grade fever but says the facility was on...
Source: TIME: Health - May 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katie Reilly Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Roche initiates phase III clinical trial of Actemra/RoActemra plus remdesivir in hospitalised patients with severe COVID-19 pneumonia
Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced the initiation of a global phase III, randomised, double-blind, multicentre study (REMDACTA) to evaluate the safety and efficacy of Actemra/RoActemra plus the investigational antiviral remdesivir, versus placebo plus remdesivir in hospitalised patients with severe COVID-19 pneumonia, in collaboration with Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - May 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Roche Business and Industry Source Type: news

Roche initiates phase III clinical trial of Actemra/RoActemra plus remdesivir in hospitalised patients with severe COVID-19 pneumonia
Basel, 28 May 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced the initiation of a global phase III, randomised, double-blind, multicentre study (REMDACTA) to evaluate the safety and efficacy of Actemra/RoActemra plus the investigational antiviral remdesivir, versus placebo plus remdesivir in hospitalised patients with severe COVID-19 pneumonia, in collaboration with Gilead Sciences, Inc.   (Source: Roche Media News)
Source: Roche Media News - May 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche initiates phase III clinical trial of Actemra/RoActemra plus remdesivir in hospitalised patients with severe COVID-19 pneumonia
      ·Roche is also close to completing enrolment of a global randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase III clinical trial of Actemra ®/RoActemra® (tocilizumab) in hospitalised patients with severe COVID-19 pneumonia (COVACTA), with results expected this summer. (Source: Roche Investor Update)
Source: Roche Investor Update - May 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Larry Kramer, playwright and AIDS activist, dies at 84
Kramer, an Academy Award nominee, was best known for his public fight to secure medical treatment, acceptance and civil rights for people with AIDS. He died Wednesday of pneumonia. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Only About Half of Americans Would Get a COVID-19 Vaccine, Poll Finds
Only about half of Americans say they would get a COVID-19 vaccine if the scientists working furiously to create one succeed, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. That’s surprisingly low considering the effort going into the global race for a vaccine against the coronavirus that has sparked a pandemic since first emerging from China late last year. But more people might eventually roll up their sleeves: The poll, released Wednesday, found 31% simply weren’t sure if they’d get vaccinated. Another 1 in 5 said they’d refuse. Health experts already w...
Source: TIME: Health - May 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lauran Neergaard and Hannah Fingerhut / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News Desk wire Source Type: news

Only Half Of Americans Would Get A Coronavirus Vaccine, Poll Shows
(AP) – Only about half of Americans say they would get a COVID-19 vaccine if the scientists working furiously to create one succeed, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. That’s surprisingly low considering the effort going into the global race for a vaccine against the coronavirus that has sparked a pandemic since first emerging from China late last year. But more people might eventually roll up their sleeves: The poll, released Wednesday, found 31% simply weren’t sure if they’d get vaccinated. Another 1 in 5 said they’d refuse. Moderna the...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Coronavirus Source Type: news

Pneumonia warning - what colour is your phlegm? Colour to avoid
PNEUMONIA symptoms may be difficult to spot, but they could be linked to the deadly UK coronavirus outbreak. You could be at risk of the lungs bacterial infection if you cough up more phlegm than normal. What colour is your phlegm? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Will Emerging Contact Tracing Solutions Be Put to Work?
Resolve to Save Lives, an initiative launched by global health organization Vital Strategies, released a playbook that describes four essential actions governments need to take to reopen society quickly and safely in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic: Test widely—> Isolate infected people—> Find people who have been in contact with infected people—> Ask those people to quarantine for 14 days. Step three—contact tracing—is crucial for controlling spread of the novel coronavirus and for understanding how it spreads. While tech...
Source: MDDI - May 26, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Heather R. Johnson Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Nick Cordero suffered a new lung infection
Cordero, a 41-year-old Tony nominee, was initially hospitalized March 30 after developing pneumonia and later tested positive for the coronavirus. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘I’m Anxious to Get Out and Compete’: Senior Citizens Still Plan to Play in Travel Softball Tournaments During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Will Rogers, director of a senior softball tournament scheduled to take place in early June in Columbia, Mo., will be hosting an event that seems inherently dangerous. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, you’d be hard-pressed to find a public health expert who thinks a gathering of 60 teams from various states, with players ranging in age from 40 to 70-plus, is a good idea. The data could not be clearer: older Americans are most at risk of suffering fatal consequences of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. However, Rogers, who will also suit up to play with the 65-and-over Kansas City Kids at the Missour...
Source: TIME: Health - May 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sean Gregory Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

‘I’m Anxious to Get Out and Compete.’ Senior Citizens Still Plan to Play in Travel Softball Tournaments During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Will Rogers, director of a senior softball tournament scheduled to take place in early June in Columbia, Mo., will be hosting an event that seems inherently dangerous. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, you’d be hard-pressed to find a public health expert who thinks a gathering of 60 teams from various states, with players ranging in age from 40 to 70-plus, is a good idea. The data could not be clearer: older Americans are most at risk of suffering fatal consequences of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. However, Rogers, who will also suit up to play with the 65-and-over Kansas City Kids at the Missour...
Source: TIME: Health - May 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sean Gregory Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Health Officials Warn Of Mold, Legionnaire ’ s Disease Bacteria In Reopening Offices
BOSTON (CBS) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is warning that reduced water use in empty office buildings can increase the risk of mold and the bacteria that causes Legionnaire’s disease. The department posted this warning on its webpage today: “The temporary shutdown or reduced operation of a building and reductions in normal water use can create hazards for returning occupants; these hazards can include mold and Legionella. After a prolonged shutdown, building owners and employers should ensure that their building does not have mold and that the water system is safe to use to minimize the...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Coronavirus Department Of Public Health Health News Legionnaires Disease Source Type: news

Experts underscore COVID-19 threat to global progress on child immunization
Global experts in health and child welfare have again highlighted how the COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting access to routine immunization services worldwide, putting millions of young lives at risk of killer diseases such as diphtheria, measles and pneumonia. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

U.K. COVID-19 Study Aims to Immunize More Than 10,000 with Experimental Vaccine
(London) — British researchers testing an experimental vaccine against the new coronavirus are moving into advanced studies and aim to immunize more than 10,000 people to determine if the shot works. Last month, scientists at Oxford University began vaccinating more than 1,000 volunteers in a preliminary study designed to test the shot’s safety. Those results aren’t in yet but on Friday, the scientists announced they’re expanding to 10,260 people across Britain, including older people and children. If all goes smoothly, “it’s possible as early as the autumn or toward the end of the year,...
Source: TIME: Health - May 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: aria Cheng and Lauran Neergaard / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News Desk wire Source Type: news

Ultraviolet Light Treats Influenza?
The healing power of ultraviolet light (UV) has flown under the radar for decades. Yet, it’s one of the most powerful detoxifying agents known to man. It kills bacteria and viruses and can be used in a clinical setting. The therapeutic benefits of light have been known for millennia. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, believed light was essential to balance the body and emotions. And there is good reason why, during the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, medics discovered that severely ill patients had hugely better recovery rates when they were nursed outside and had regular exposure to sunlight.1 You see, UV r...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 21, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr.A.Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

How Remdesivir Moved From Back Shelf to Best Hope for Treating COVID-19
This study showed that a five-day regimen is as effective as 10 days–that’s important, doctors say, since it could mean shorter stays in the hospital, which could alleviate some of the burden on the health care system. “Of course we will have to wait for the final review of all the data, but it would be very nice to have an anti-viral that’s efficacious in this terrible illness,” says Dr. Aruna Subramanian, a clinical professor of medicine at Stanford and an investigator on the study. “At least we know that we can help patients with this, and that’s really the bottom line.” T...
Source: TIME: Health - May 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Magazine Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Pregnant nurse died of pneumonia, Covid-19 and Caesarean
Mary Agyeiwaa Agyapong died from a combination of her infections and giving birth, an inquest hears. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound Can Pinpoint Lung Findings Unique to COVID-19
Research reveals lung findings not typically associated with viral pneumonia. (Source: Diagnostic Imaging)
Source: Diagnostic Imaging - May 21, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Whitney J. Palmer Tags: Contrast Agents Infectious Diseases & Conditions/COVID-19 Ultrasound X-Ray Source Type: news

Mental Health Symptoms Up for Medics Dealing With COVID-19
TUESDAY, May 19, 2020 -- The scores for mental health symptoms in medical personnel responding to COVID-19 pneumonia are generally higher than the norm in China, according to a study published online May 19 in PLOS ONE. Jun Xing, from the Second... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 19, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hydroxychloroquine Does Not Improve COVID - 19 Pneumonia Outcomes
Second study shows no benefit versus standard of care in probability of negative conversion by 28 days (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 19, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Hydroxychloroquine Does Not Improve COVID-19 Pneumonia Outcomes
TUESDAY, May 19, 2020 -- Hydroxychloroquine does not improve outcomes in COVID-19, according to two studies published online May 14 in The BMJ. Matthieu Mah évas, M.D., Ph.D., from Paris-Est Créteil University, and colleagues examined the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 19, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Monkey trial of Oxford vaccine shows encouraging results
When they exposed the animals to coronavirus, the monkeys that weren't vaccinated developed pneumonia, a sign of COVID-19 — but those that weren't vaccinated did not. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Investigational ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine protects monkeys against COVID-19 pneumonia
Study provided data for clinical testing to commence. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - May 15, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

How Russia ’s Coronavirus Outbreak Became One of the World’s Worst
Russian President Vladimir Putin eased the nationwide lockdown imposed on March 30 to stem the spread of the coronavirus, even as Russia becomes Europe’s new hotspot for the infection. With more than 250,000 cases as of May 15, Russia now has the second-highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the world. In a televised address to the nation on May 11, Putin said that some sectors would return to work from the following day, though restrictions on large public events across the country would stay in place. Everyone is required to wear face masks and gloves in shops and on public transport. Still closed in Moscow ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Madeline Roache Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Explainer feature Londontime Source Type: news

Leave Clothes Out In The Sun? Do Flu Shots Protect? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Your Coronavirus Questions
BOSTON (CBS) — As Massachusetts continues to fight the coronavirus pandemic, the public has plenty of questions. Dr. Mallika Marshall answered some of those sent to her email (drmallika@cbs.com) and Facebook and Twitter accounts. I want know why all of these surgeries have been canceled. Mine was canceled and I’m in a lot of pain. – Trish, Canada Not just in Canada. Elective and nonemergency surgeries have been postponed throughout the U.S. in an effort to protect patients, healthcare workers, and free up hospital beds. Hospitals are anxious to resume elective surgeries, but the a...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Coronavirus Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Roche launches new blood gas digital solution designed to improve patient care
Basel, 15 May 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced the CE mark availability of Roche v-TAC, a new digital diagnostic solution that allows clinicians to obtain results for arterial blood gas values from patients with respiratory or metabolic abnormalities via a simpler, less invasive venous puncture through the use of a digital algorithm. Blood gas analysis is typically used in hospital point of care (POC) settings, where quick and accurate results are needed. This includes emergency rooms, intensive care units and operating rooms. The analysis provides clinicians with information about a patient &rsquo...
Source: Roche Media News - May 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche launches new blood gas digital solution designed to improve patient care
Basel, 15 May 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced the CE mark availability of Roche v-TAC, a new digital diagnostic solution that allows clinicians to obtain results for arterial blood gas values from patients with respiratory or metabolic abnormalities via a simpler, less invasive venous puncture through the use of a digital algorithm. Blood gas analysis is typically used in hospital point of care (POC) settings, where quick and accurate results are needed. This includes emergency rooms, intensive care units and operating rooms. The analysis provides clinicians with information about a patient &rsquo...
Source: Roche Investor Update - May 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Abnormalities Detected on Brain MRI of COVID-19 Patients in ICU
THURSDAY, May 14, 2020 -- Among patients with COVID-19 pneumonia in the intensive care unit (ICU) with neurological symptoms, 44 percent of those undergoing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have acute findings, according to a study published online... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Kremlin spox has virus-induced double-sided pneumonia
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov says he has been diagnosed with double pneumonia caused by the coronavirus and not met in person with Russian President Vladimir Putin for a month (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 Pandemic Requires Reinterpretation of Community-Acquired Pneumonia Guidelines COVID-19 Pandemic Requires Reinterpretation of Community-Acquired Pneumonia Guidelines
The recently released guidelines for treating adults with community-acquired pneumonia need to be reinterpreted in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the guideline co-chairs say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 12, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Ronald Reagan ’s Secret Cancer Cure
There’s no faster way to purify your body of viruses, bacteria and fungi — and at the same time ramp up your immune system — than a 125-year-old “cure” banned by the FDA. I’m talking about ozone therapy — and it’s not just good for cleansing your body. You see, ozone — a special “energized” kind of oxygen — can help heal almost any condition. Despite being banned by the FDA back in the 1940s, after more than 60 years of successful use, ozone therapy has saved millions of lives in countries where it has become a commonplace medical treatment. In count...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 12, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr.A.Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus infections do NOT start with a fever in most children, small study finds
A small study from Tongji Hospital in Wuhan, China, found that four of five pediatric patients first had gastrointestinal issues before they were diagnosed with pneumonia and the coronavirus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Your Most Vulnerable Organ
Your lungs are your most vulnerable organ. I’m not just talking about the effects of the flu or coronavirus. Your lungs are your number one predictor of death. That’s how sensitive they are… But some people are doing better than others. In my clinic, we give elders the strength and power in their lungs they remember from their youth. I’m happy to tell you that you can restore lung power as you get older, so you can stand up to COVID-19 without fear or concern. We have a 3-part system for finding out how old your lungs really are… and how much immune power you have to fight off infecti...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 8, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr.A.Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

GSK to Test Experimental Drug to Treat Pneumonia From COVID-19 GSK to Test Experimental Drug to Treat Pneumonia From COVID-19
GlaxoSmithKline will start trials of an experimental rheumatoid arthritis drug on patients suffering from pneumonia related to COVID-19 at the end of the month.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 8, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Inherent Flaws in COVID-19 Testing Mean Some of Those Infected Don ’t Get the Treatment They Need
In late February, several weeks before the coronavirus outbreak shut down American cities and rose to the level of a national crisis, Kerri Rawson began to feel sick. “I was hit out of nowhere with what feels like the flu at first,” says Rawson, who also has asthma and takes cardiac medication for high-blood pressure. “You’re fine, and then all of a sudden you have a fever below 100°F and chest congestion.” Rawson is a 41-year-old writer and mother of two in Florida. (You may recognize her name from her 2019 memoir, about growing up as the daughter of a serial killer.) Her fever lasted for...
Source: TIME: Health - May 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Zach Schonfeld Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Source Type: news

Pentagon: Coronavirus Hospitalizations ‘Permanently Disqualify’ U.S. Military Recruits
(WASHINGTON) — The Defense Department has begun barring the enlistment of would-be military recruits who have been hospitalized for the coronavirus. Under a Pentagon memo signed Wednesday, applicants who have tested positive for the virus but did not require hospitalization will be allowed to enlist, as long as all health and other requirements are met. Those recruits who tested positive won’t be allowed to begin the enlistment process until 28 days after the diagnosis, and they’ll be required to submit all medical documentation. They’ll be cleared for military service 28 days after they’re fi...
Source: TIME: Health - May 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lolita C. Baldor / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Military News Desk wire Source Type: news

GSK to test experimental drug to treat pneumonia from COVID-19
GlaxoSmithKline will start trials of an experimental rheumatoid arthritis drug on patients suffering from pneumonia related to COVID-19 at the end of the month. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

What we know about when -- and where -- coronavirus started appearing
It's been more than four months since China reported a cluster of cases of pneumonia in Wuhan, but so many questions are still unanswered about what we now know to be a coronavirus that's wreaked havoc and misery around the world -- including where the virus was, and when. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Community-acquired pneumonia, BMJ Best Practice
Best Practice update. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the UK has published guidance on the management of suspected or confirmed pneumonia in the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news