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Covid-19 death toll rivals fatality rate during 1918 flu epidemic, researchers say
‘Excess death’ rate for the current outbreak in New York City has quadrupled, according to a new analysis
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lenny Bernstein Source Type: news

Namibia: Opinion - the Role of Young Namibians Post-Covid-19
[New Era] We are living through a defining moment for the 21st Century, as we experience profound socio-economic disruptions. Covid-19 is not only a global health security challenge that has caused immense loss of life and human suffering, the true extent of its impacts will be most pronounced in the aftermath of the public health emergency. Anticipated economic vulnerabilities, recessions and mass unemployment threaten to further complicate the socio-political landscape.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Is It Safe To Drink From A Water Fountain During The Pandemic?
Here's a brief rundown of the coronavirus risk associated with drinking from a public water fountain.
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is It Safe To Drink From A Water Fountain During The COVID-19 Pandemic?
Here's a brief rundown of the coronavirus risk associated with drinking from a public water fountain.
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These are the top coronavirus vaccines to watch
We are tracking 200 experimental vaccines aimed at ending the pandemic, a scientific quest moving at record-breaking speed.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gabriel Florit Source Type: news

Blog Post » RDoC at Ten Years: Part 1
In the first of two Director ’ s Messages to mark the 10-year anniversary of the creation of the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) initiative, Dr. Gordon discusses the initial purpose of RDoC and the progress made over the last ten years.
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - August 13, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Joshua Gordon Source Type: news

Face masks with valves or vents do not prevent spread of the coronavirus, CDC says
"Masks with one-way valves or vents allow air to be exhaled through a hole in the material, which can result in expelled respiratory droplets that can reach others," the CDC says.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Reis Thebault Source Type: news

A pre-post comparison study of emergency mental health visits during the COVID-19 lockdown in Lombardy, Italy - Stein HC, Giordano B, Del Giudice R, Basi C, Gambini O, D'Agostino A.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en...
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Evaluation of current post-concussion protocols - Kim K, Priefer R.
The growing number of concussions and mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI) with the lack of evidence-based treatment options is a continuous health concern. This creates problems when evaluating and providing efficacious symptom management to patients suff...
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Longitudinal study of PTSD and depression in a war-exposed sample - comorbidity increases distress and suicide risk - Pejuskovic B, Leci ć-Tosevski D, Tošković O.
Background Major depressive disorder (MDD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are the most common mental disorders following traumatic experiences. The aim of this study was to investigate the extent to which PTSD and depression co-occurred in Se...
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

No guilt, no shame: discerning signs of post-conflict moral injury in atmospheres of political impunity - Ragin RM.
Social scientists in the United States have published extensively on the concept of moral injury among soldiers in the past decade. Contemporary research gestures principally to expressions of guilt or shame as the primary mechanisms by which one can disce...
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Post-crash emergency care: availability and utilization pattern of existing facilities in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh - Urfi, Khalique N, Ahmad A, Ahmad ST.
Context: Road traffic injuries is estimated to be the ninth leading cause of death across all age groups globally. People in need of trauma care, after a road crash, are most likely to survive if they receive definitive care within the first hour (Golden h...
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Psychological flexibility: a psychological mechanism that contributes to persistent symptoms following mild traumatic brain injury? - Faulkner JW, Theadom A, Mahon S, Snell DL, Barker-Collo S, Cunningham K.
Persistent symptoms following a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) can have profound implications on all aspects of an individual's functioning. Psychological factors have a significant role in contributing to the development of persistent post-concussion ...
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Investigation of traffic conflicts at unsignalized intersection for reckoning crash probability under mixed traffic conditions - Goyani J, Nishant P, Ninad G, Jain M, Arkatkar S.
The present study aims at assessing traffic conflicts at unsignalized T-intersection under mixed traffic conditions using Surrogate Safety Measure (SSM), namely Post Encroachment Time (PET). The traffic movement data were collected during peak and off-peak...
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Plasma biomarker for post-concussive syndrome: a pilot study using an alternating current electro-kinetic platform - Lewis JM, Dhawan S, Obirieze AC, Sarno B, Akers J, Heller MJ, Chen CC.
BACKGROUND: Technology platforms that afford biomarker discovery in patients suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI) remain an unmet medical need. Here, we describe an observational pilot study to explore the utility of an alternating current electroki...
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Randomized controlled trial: cognitive-narrative therapy for IPV victims - Moreira A, Moreira AC, Rocha JC.
The objective is to test the efficacy of cognitive-narrative therapy in the treatment of depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), complex posttraumatic stress disorder (CPTSD) and borderline symptoms on a sample of women who suffered from intimat...
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Strianassa lerayi anker, new shrimp species from Panama's Coiba national park
(Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute) Last year's expedition, part of the project to compare microbiomes of animals in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, resulted in the discovery of several new animal genera and a species of mud shrimp named for STRI and post-doctoral fellow, Matt Leray
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 13, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Florida Sheriff In COVID-19 Hot Spot Decrees No Face Masks For Deputies
“Now, I can already hear the whining and just so you know I did not make this decision easily," Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods told his staff via email.
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 12, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Building social cohesion between Christians and Muslims through soccer in post-ISIS Iraq
Can intergroup contact build social cohesion after war? I randomly assigned Iraqi Christians displaced by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) to an all-Christian soccer team or to a team mixed with Muslims. The intervention improved behaviors toward Muslim peers: Christians with Muslim teammates were more likely to vote for a Muslim (not on their team) to receive a sportsmanship award, register for a mixed team next season, and train with Muslims 6 months after the intervention. The intervention did not substantially affect behaviors in other social contexts, such as patronizing a restaurant in Muslim-dominated Mosu...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 12, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Mousa, S. Tags: Psychology, Sociology reports Source Type: news

Corporate America's Investments In Clean Energy Fell 30% So Far This Year
New data shows the risk of leaving an overdue energy transition to companies.
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 12, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

Targeted treatments help reduce death rates for most common lung cancer, study finds
Mortality rates for the most common type of lung cancer -- non-small cell lung caner -- have fallen significantly in recent years as a result of new treatments, according to a study by the National Cancer Institute.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurie McGinley Source Type: news

Falling Coronavirus Testing Numbers Obscures the Reality of the U.S. Pandemic
July was devastating in the U.S. After the country had appeared to flatten the curve in late spring, daily new cases of COVID-19 skyrocketed as the season turned, peaking at 20.5 per 100,000 people on July 18, according to data gathered by Johns Hopkins University (JHU). After some hemming and hawing, many local officials of states seeing resurgences reinstated some of the restrictions, meant to limit the spread of the virus, which had previously been lifted. On the face of it, these decisions seemed to have paid off: Though the U.S. recently passed 5 million total confirmed cases, it took longer (17 days) to go from 4 mil...
Source: TIME: Health - August 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elijah Wolfson Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Azar criticizes China’s response to coronavirus during Taiwan visit
Azar, the highest-level U.S. official to visit Taiwan in four decades, said the island exemplified that “open, democratic societies” were best equipped to respond to outbreaks such as covid-19.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Yasmeen Abutaleb Source Type: news

South Dakota health officials watch for the coronavirus as motorcyclists descend
Emergency workers were tested before the Sturgis rally and will undergo more tests once the bikers leave town.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Chelsea Janes Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Why summer weather can trigger migraines
What you might call "the dog days of summer" may be something more menacing for a person prone to migraines. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute https://youtu.be/z9iJOZzdsx8 Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1:00) is in the downloads at the end of the post.Please "Courtesy: Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. So how and why does summer weather [...]
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - August 11, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

‘Our Moment To Take Charge.’ Eva Longoria on the Importance of Supporting Latino Communities Amid Coronavirus
During a TIME100 Talks discussion on Tuesday, award-winning actress and producer Eva Longoria discussed her role in new coalition Momento Latino, which aims to support the Latino community during — and in the aftermath of — the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has deepened long-standing inequalities apparent between white and Latino populations in the U.S., Longoria told TIME100 Talks correspondent Ashley C. Ford. “Whether it’s disparities in health care, or access to quality education or lack of economic mobility,” she said, coronavirus “has exacerbated the problems within our communiti...
Source: TIME: Health - August 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Madeleine Carlisle Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 TIME100 Talks Source Type: news

Meet the most important federal official you probably don’t know — the man who holds the fate of the coronavirus vaccine in his hands
‘I wouldn’t want to be in his position,’ says a former colleague of the FDA scientist.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurie McGinley Source Type: news

When Will A Coronavirus Vaccine Be Ready? Here's The Latest Estimate.
This is what's known so far about a COVID-19 vaccine and the pandemic.
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When Will A Coronavirus Vaccine Be Ready?
This is what's known so far about a COVID-19 vaccine and the pandemic.
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers Doubt That Certain Mental Disorders Are Disorders At All
What if mental disorders like anxiety, depression or post-traumatic stress disorder aren ’t mental disorders at all?
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alison Escalante, Contributor Tags: Science /science Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Source Type: news

Immunotherapy Combination Extends Mesothelioma Survival
Standard-of-care treatment for unresectable pleural mesothelioma cancer could be changing soon, sparked by a recently completed international study of a novel immunotherapy combination. Patients in the randomized mesothelioma clinical trial who were treated with ipilimumab (Yervoy) and nivolumab (Opdivo) had a median overall survival of 18.1 months, compared to 14.1 months for those receiving chemotherapy. The results of the mesothelioma trial, which was sponsored by Bristol Myers Squibb, were presented at the recent World Conference on Lung Cancer virtual meeting. Authors of the study said it was the first time an immuno...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - August 11, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Low levels of sex hormones in older people linked to heart failure
A decrease in sex hormones in older men and post-menopausal women is associated with an increased risk of heart failure, according to a study published inJournal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.Endocrinology Network
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 11, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Oxytocin may help treat osteoporosis
According to a rat study published inScientific Reports, oxytocin may help prevent and control osteoporosis in post-menopausal women.News Medical
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 11, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

With no end to the pandemic in sight, coronavirus fatigue grips America
Polls capture rising pessimism and dismay, and concerns about mental health.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Brady Dennis Source Type: news

Research study into long-term health impacts of COVID-19 launched in the UK, DHSC (published 7th August 2020)
The post-hospitalisation COVID-19 (PHOSP-COVID) study will study the long-term physical and mental health impacts on hospitalised patients using techniques such as advanced imaging, data collection and analysis of blood and lung samples.
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What We Know About COVID-19 Antibodies Is Changing. Here's What's New.
Experts break down coronavirus immunity, vaccines and why antibody tests aren't really that accurate.
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What We Know About COVID-19 Antibodies Is Changing. Here’s What’s New.
Experts break down coronavirus immunity, vaccines and why antibody tests aren't really that accurate.
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DR MARTIN SCURR answers all your health questions 
DR MARTIN SCURR: Post-nasal drip (clinically, known as chronic rhinitis) is where mucus accumulates in the nose and drips down the throat, causing a sensation of excess fluid.
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Coronavirus cases in children rise sharply in the second half of July, with more than 97,000 infections
The jump in pediatric cases comes as children are entering close quarters for the first time in months as some schools open their doors to students again.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Chelsea Janes Source Type: news

Tech Companies Are Transforming People ’s Bedrooms Into ‘Virtual Hospitals.’ Will It Last Post-COVID?
When Curtis Carlson started having back pain this spring, he tried to put off seeing a doctor. The COVID-19 pandemic was raging, his job at a transitional housing organization in Ukiah, Calif. was busier than ever amid the economic collapse, and a hospital seemed like the last place he wanted to be. But when he finally took himself to the emergency room and he was diagnosed with a kidney infection, Carlson figured he would have no choice but to stay. Instead, his doctors told him about a new program that would allow him to finish the rest of his hospital care at home, with a medical team monitoring him virtually around th...
Source: TIME: Health - August 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Lebanon: DOTW teams delivering emergency aid and psychological support in Beirut
Doctors of the World (DOTW) is providing emergency aid and psychological support in Beirut, Lebanon, following the deadly explosion on 4 August 2020.  At least 157 people were killed and about 5,000 injured by the blast, which destroyed a large part of the city and left hundreds of thousands homeless.  “…The explosion destroyed three hospitals in the capital and the Lebanese health system is completely overwhelmed,” DOTW’s coordinator in Lebanon, Bernadette Farcy.   DOTW has launched an emergency appeal to help those affected. Please, if you can, support our teams responding in Beirut by making a donation. ...
Source: Doctors of the World News - August 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Britney Sacopon Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

COVID Crisis Challenges in People with Disabilities and Hansen ’s Disease
By Padmini MurthyNEW YORK, Aug 10 2020 (IPS) Even during the best of times, unfortunately members of the global community who have special needs are marginalized and often treated as social outcasts. The COVID crisis which has been raging for over the better part of the year 2020 has posed additional barriers and challenges for these already disenfranchised individuals. Padmini MurthyThese people are at a higher risk for contracting COVID -19 with reduced access to health care services, personal protective equipment such as masks, basic hygiene facilities and sanitation .Many of these people with physical and mental disab...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Padmini Murthy Tags: Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Turning Pain into Meaning: Is There an Upside to Trauma?
Events are traumatic when they are highly stressful, frightening, or distressing. Such experiences can inflict deep psychological wounds, damaging our mental health and reducing our overall sense of wellbeing. That being said, could there be a silver lining to trauma? To even pose the question can seem insensitive to those who have suffered, or are suffering, acutely. Still, while the costs of trauma are well-documented, less consideration has been given to the counterintuitive possibility that trauma might contribute positively to our wellbeing in particular ways. And given that nearly all of us will experience traumatic ...
Source: Psych Central - August 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Joshua Bromley, PhD Tags: Psychology PTSD Trauma Martin Seligman Positive Psychology post traumatic growth Traumatic Experience Source Type: news

Children and the virus: As schools reopen, much remains unknown about the risk to kids and the peril they pose to others
Cases at schools and a camp spark discussions on safety and what’s lost when kids stay at home.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Haisten Willis Source Type: news

Mesothelioma Clinical Trials Resume After COVID-19 Disruption
When the COVID-19 pandemic struck earlier this year, clinical trials at medical centers around the world slowed enrollment or placed trial activities on hold. As businesses begin to reopen in the United States, more treatment centers are resuming mesothelioma study activities and ramping up enrollment. Clinical research trials offer patients access to experimental mesothelioma treatments that haven’t yet been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. These treatments may provide higher chances of survival than the current standard of care. “So far, every patient I have seen during the COVID-19 pandemic has ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - August 10, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

In conversation with Ken Banks
This week, I’m in conversation with award winning social entrepreneur who founded kiwanja.net, an NGO focused on applying mobile technology for social and environmental change in the developing world, especially in Africa. Ken is currently Head of Social Purpose at Yoti, the app that helps everyone authenticate themselves, staff, suppliers or volunteers in a secure, private and scalable way. I originally met Ken when we both presented at a coprotate social responsibility conference for one of the big law firms in London back in 2011 and he later joined me in 2015 on the Thursday Throng with his book, The Rise of the ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - August 10, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Podcast author interview BLM history social development social purpose Source Type: news

Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Aug 10 2020 (IPS) COVID-19 has become a scourge affecting all levels of human society – morals, behaviour, human interaction, economy and politics. The pandemic has wrecked havoc on our way of being and its impact will remain huge and all-encompassing. It is not only affecting our globally shared existence, it is also changing what has been called ”the little life”, i.e. our own way of thinking and being, our personal life situation and the one of those close to us; people we love and depend upon – our friends and family. COVID-19 has so far mainly contaminated humans, though since ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Economy & Trade Environment Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Building Resilience in Pacific Education
By Michelle BelisleNOUMEA, New Caledonia, Aug 10 2020 (IPS) School as we all know it hasn’t changed that much in over a century. However, in the face of new threats to health and wellbeing, the future of those familiar structures that bring teachers and students together is starting to be questioned. Large numbers of people in crowded spaces for long periods – it all runs contrary to what the experts advise to keep us safe from contagious diseases like COVID-19. Class size is no longer an academic debate over quality of instruction versus budgetary restrictions, but rather a life and death discussion of the transmissi...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Michelle Belisle Tags: Economy & Trade Education Featured Gender Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare Program: Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System for Federal Fiscal Year 2021
Notice of final rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services updating the prospective payment system for inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) for fiscal year 2021. Among other things, this rule adopts the most recent Office of Management and Budget (OMB) statistical area delineations, with a 5% cap on wage index decreases; removes the post-admission physician evaluation requirement; and allows non-physician practitioners to perform certain IRF coverage requirements that are currently required to be performed by a rehabilitation physician. This rule is effective on October 1, 2020.
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - August 10, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

North Carolina Rocked With 5.1 Magnitude Earthquake
The quake was the strongest to hit the state since 1916. No injuries or damage were immediately reported.
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 9, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news