Wearing a face mask decreases your risk of being infected with coronavirus risk by 65%
Masks prevent both forms of coronavirus transmission, either through respiratory droplets or aerosol particles, and decrease the risk of being infected by 65%, researchers say. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Return-to-work app uses voice samples to screen for respiratory illness symptoms
Designed to help screen employees for COVID-19, Sonde One uses a questionnaire, temperature and user voice-samples to provide daily guidance. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 8, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Mozambique: A Further 28 COVID-19 Cases Diagnosed
[AIM] Maputo -- The Mozambican health authorities on Tuesday announced the diagnosis of a further 28 cases of the respiratory disease Covid-19, pushing the total number of cases diagnosed since the pandemic started to 1,040. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Biomarkers Associated With ARDS Development and Mortality Biomarkers Associated With ARDS Development and Mortality
Could certain biomarkers help identify patients at risk for developing acute respiratory distress syndrome?Critical Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Africa: Pressure Is On to Develop a COVID-19 Vaccine, but Corners Can't Be Cut
[The Conversation Africa] The advent of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic and the dynamics of its spread is unprecedented. It is therefore, of paramount importance to get a vaccine that can stop the spread of the virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 8, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

What Is Breath Sound Assessment?
Title: What Is Breath Sound Assessment?Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 7/8/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/8/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - July 8, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

How Is a Bullectomy Performed?
Title: How Is a Bullectomy Performed?Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 7/8/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/8/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - July 8, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Why Is Decortication Performed?
Title: Why Is Decortication Performed?Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 7/8/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/8/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - July 8, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

U.S. Air Pollution Still at Deadly Levels, Study Finds
Title: U.S. Air Pollution Still at Deadly Levels, Study FindsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/7/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/8/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - July 8, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

How Long Does Bronchial Thermoplasty Last?
Title: How Long Does Bronchial Thermoplasty Last?Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 7/8/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/8/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Asthma General)
Source: MedicineNet Asthma General - July 8, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Self-isolation may increase susceptibility to COVID-19
(Carnegie Mellon University) Previous research points to the effect of social stressors on developing upper respiratory infections, holding clues to COVID-19 risk. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Oral Corticosteroid Bursts Carry Risk for Severe Adverse Events
Highest rates of adverse events seen within first month after initiating short course of oral steroids (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 7, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Journal, Source Type: news

Acute Ischemic Stroke Risk Higher With COVID - 19 Than Influenza
Higher risk remains even when adjusting for demographic and clinical features (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 7, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Chilblains in Recent Case Series Not Tied to COVID - 19 Infection
SARS - CoV - 2 undetected by PCR on nasopharyngeal swabs and in biopsy samples of skin in 31 patients (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 7, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Dermatology, Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Social Distancing Effective for Mitigating COVID - 19 Spread
Decreased mobility correlated strongly with reduced COVID - 19 case growth rates across U.S. counties (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 7, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

The WHO Says Airborne Coronavirus Transmission Isn ’t a Big Risk. Scientists Are Pushing Back
For months, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said COVID-19 spreads mainly via direct contact with large respiratory droplets, like those expelled in a sick person’s cough or sneeze. In a letter published this week in Clinical Infectious Diseases, 239 scientists say the agency may be wrong. It’s only the latest chapter in an ongoing tug of war between the WHO and the rest of the public-health world. “This is one in a series of many miscues,” says Dr. Eric Topol, director and founder of the Scripps Research Translational Institute. “It’s really unfortunate how the WHO has led to all...
Source: TIME: Health - July 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Mozambique: Epidemiological Survey Launched in Pemba
[AIM] Maputo -- The Secretary of State for the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado, Armindo Ngunga, on Monday launched an epidemiological survey in the provincial capital, Pemba, to identify the areas of the city worst hit by the Covid-19 respiratory disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 7, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

What patients need right now
  Lockdown is a “prison like” experience, for Londoner Annabelle Ume, who suffers from myalgic encephalomyelitis. “It’s very similar to being trapped in a bunker with no access outside,” says Ume.   Many other fellow sufferers are enduring pandemic enforced isolation without much hope. “They are staying in limbo until help is available and adapting to the worsening of their health conditions,” says Ume. “You just try to make mental peace with it because the physical can’t be addressed at this time.” COPD sufferer John Linnell from Wisconsin i...
Source: EyeForPharma - July 7, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Andrew Stone Source Type: news

Biomedical sciences researcher receives $3.65 million federal grant to develop antiviral drugs
(Georgia State University) Dr. Richard Plemper, Distinguished University Professor in the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University, has been awarded a five-year, $3.65 million grant from the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to develop antiviral therapeutics for the treatment of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 7, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Stem Cell Strategies Get Compassionate Use in COVID-19 Stem Cell Strategies Get Compassionate Use in COVID-19
Mesenchymal stem cells are being reimagined to tackle COVID-19-associated acute respiratory distress syndrome.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 6, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Featured Review: Can symptoms and medical examination accurately diagnose COVID-19 disease?
ConclusionsAll studies were conducted in hospital outpatient settings, so the results are not representative of primary care settings. The results do not apply to children or older adults specifically, and do not clearly differentiate between milder COVID-19 disease and COVID-19 pneumonia.The results suggest that a single symptom or sign included in this review cannot accurately diagnose COVID-19. Doctors base diagnosis on multiple symptoms and signs, but the studies did not reflect this aspect of clinical practice.Further research is needed to investigate combinations of symptoms and signs; symptoms that are likely to be ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 6, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Intentional asphyxiation using baby wipes: a case report and review of the literature - Gerber N, Iyer S, Parra DM, Legano L, Tunik M.
We present the case of a 2-month-old infant with colic who was forcibly suffocated with a baby wipe by a female babysitter. He presented to the emergency department in respiratory ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Outcomes Similar for COVID - 19 in Patients With, Without HIV
Rate of patients who required mechanical ventilation, died similar for those with HIV, matched comparators (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 6, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Health Expenditures Considerable for Asthma, COPD in U.S. Workers
Annualized total medical expenditures are $ 7 billion and $ 5 billion, respectively (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 6, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Medicaid Expansion Contributing to Earlier Cancer Diagnosis
Cancer diagnosis earlier for low - income adults with screening - amenable cancers following Medicaid expansion (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 6, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Pulmonology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Stop TB Partnership and Johnson & Johnson, with support from USAID and The Global Fund, Announce Price Reduction for SIRTURO ® (bedaquiline) for Treatment of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, 6 JULY 2020 – The Stop TB Partnership and Johnson & Johnson – with support from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) – today announced joint efforts to help enable low- and middle-income countries to rapidly scale up use of SIRTURO® (bedaquiline) 100mg tablets in support of new, recently-released World Health Organization (WHO) treatment guidelines. Effective immediately, Johnson & Johnson will make bedaquiline available to Stop TB Partnership’s Global Drug Facility (GDF) at a price of USD$340 per si...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - July 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Can heart enlargement predict coronavirus deaths?
(Natural News) The disease caused by the Wuhan coronavirus (COVD-19) isn’t just a respiratory disease. It also affects other parts of the body and, in some cases, even the heart. Looking at how the virus affects certain parts of the heart can help doctors gauge the severity of COVID-19, says a new study. Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BOA Guidance update on Aerosol Generating Procedures (AGPs), British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)
In light of a new evidence review by Health Protection Scotland which is endorsed by the Government's New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (NERVTAG), the BOA has issued a guidance update on Aerosol Generating Procedures (AGPs) and PPE. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When Is a Bronchoplasty Reconstruction Procedure Used?
Title: When Is a Bronchoplasty Reconstruction Procedure Used?Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 7/6/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/6/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - July 6, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Asthma and allergies more common in 'night owl' teens: study
(University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine& Dentistry) Teenagers who prefer to stay up late at night and sleep in late the next day are more likely to develop asthma and allergies than their 'early bird' counterparts, according to new research published today.'Compared to the morning type, those who go to bed late have approximately three times higher risk of developing asthma,' said principal investigator Subhabrata Moitra, a post-doctoral fellow in the Division of Pulmonary Medicine and a member of the Alberta Respiratory Centre at the University of Alberta. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 news from Annals of Internal Medicine
(American College of Physicians) 1. Clinical Validity of COVID-19 Serum Antibodies ; 2. Qualitative Assessment of Rapid System Transformation to Primary Care Video Visits at an Academic Medical Center ; 3. Obesity and COVID-19 in New York City: A Retrospective Cohort Study ; 4. Regulatory T Cells for Treating Patients With COVID-19 and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Two Case Reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 6, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Study of drowning in fresh and salt water - Juya M, Ramezani N, Peyravi G.
BACKGROUND: Drowning occurs when the respiratory tract is blocked by any type of fluid. The factors other than hypoxia can cause death. When water enters the trachea, intense spasm of the larynx causes the trachea to close, so that more water cannot enter... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

239 experts with 1 big claim: The coronavirus is airborne
If airborne transmission is a significant factor, especially in crowded spaces with poor ventilation, the consequences for containment will be significant. Masks may be needed indoors, even in socially distant settings. Health care workers may need N95 masks that filter out even the smallest respiratory droplets as they care for coronavirus patients. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mozambique: Health Minister Warns Against Discrimination
[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican Health Minister Armindo Tiago on Friday warned that acts of discrimination undermine the efforts of the health authorities to fight against disease, and the latest example of this concerns people diagnosed as carrying the coronavirus that causes the Covid-19 respiratory disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: Nampula Now Has COVID-19 Testing Capacity
[AIM] Maputo -Nampula (Mozambique), 3 Jul (AIM) - Mozambican Health Minister Armindo Tiago on Thursday inaugurated a laboratory in the northern city of Nampula that can test for the coronavirus that causes the Covid-19 respiratory disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: 15 More COVID-19 Cases Diagnosed
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican health authorities have diagnosed a further 15 cases of the coronavirus that causes the Covid-19 respiratory disease, bringing the total since the outbreak of the pandemic to 918. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Study: New Form Of Coronavirus Spreads Faster, But Doesn ’ t Make People Sicker
(CNN) — A global study has found strong evidence that a new form of the coronavirus has spread from Europe to the US. The new mutation makes the virus more likely to infect people but does not seem to make them any sicker than earlier variations of the virus, an international team of researchers reported Thursday. “It is now the dominant form infecting people,” Erica Ollmann Saphire of the La Jolla Institute for Immunology and the Coronavirus Immunotherapy Consortium, who worked on the study, told CNN. “This is now the virus.” The study, published in the journal Cell, builds on some earlier wo...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Coronavirus Source Type: news

Lung infections including Covid-19 HALVED in a week in hospitals and care homes in England
Data from Public Health England shows the number of 'respiratory outbreaks' reported in workplaces rose from 22 to 43 in the last fortnight of June, and from 22 in May to 109 in June. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Turn appreciation and applause for NHS staff into  an early wage rise, say health unions
The government should build on the huge public support shown for the NHS during the pandemic by giving health workers across the UK an early pay rise, say health unions today (Friday). The 14 unions – representing more than 1.3 million nurses, cleaners, physiotherapists, healthcare assistants, dieticians, radiographers, porters, midwives, paramedics and other NHS employees – have written both to the Chancellor and the Prime Minister calling for pay talks to start soon so staff get a wage boost before the end of the year. In the letters, the unions – including UNISON, the Royal Col...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 3, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Anthony Barnes Tags: News Press release coronavirus coronavirus health workers nhs pay Sara Gorton Source Type: news

Current Concepts in Histoplasmosis Syndromes Current Concepts in Histoplasmosis Syndromes
Gain a better understanding of the epidemiology of histoplasmosis and learn about the current evidence-based strategies for the diagnosis and management of this infection.Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - July 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Mozambique: Number of COVID-19 Cases Tops 900
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican health authorities on Wednesday announced the diagnosis of a further 14 cases of the respiratory disease Covid-19, bringing the total number since the pandemic began to over 900. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Protective antibodies identified for rare, polio-like disease in children
(Purdue University) Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Purdue University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison have isolated human monoclonal antibodies that potentially can prevent a rare but devastating polio-like illness in children linked to a respiratory viral infection. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Physician ’ s Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 3, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

EMS Calls Down Early in COVID - 19 Outbreak
But the rate of EMS - attended deaths increased from 1.49 to 2.77 percent of calls (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 3, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Pulmonology, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Point - Prevalence Surveys in SNFs Help Cut COVID - 19 Transmission
Initial, repeated surveys inform infection prevention and control efforts in skilled nursing facilities (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 3, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Nursing, Pulmonology, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Evidence Poor for Accuracy of Serological Tests for COVID - 19
Evidence for diagnostic accuracy of serological tests characterized by high risks of bias, heterogeneity (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 2, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Mortality Risk Down With Meeting Recommended Exercise Levels
Larger survival benefits seen for those who engaged in both muscle strengthening, aerobic activity (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 2, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Homeless More Likely to Need Ventilators for Respiratory Illness
Authors say these findings for influenza may have implications for infection control during the pandemic (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 2, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Nursing, Pulmonology, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Unprecedented rates of azole-resistant Aspergillus fumigatus identified in the environment of Mekong Delta of Vietnam, with marked variability by ecological niche.
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 2, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

In vivo efficacy of NP339 against Invasive Pulmonary Aspergillosis (IPA)
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - July 2, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news