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Immunotherapy After Chemo May Slow Metastatic Bladder Cancer Progression Immunotherapy After Chemo May Slow Metastatic Bladder Cancer Progression
In patients with metastatic bladder cancer, progression-free survival was prolonged by switching to pembrolizumab immediately after platinum-based chemotherapy, in a phase-2 trial.Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

I thought I was coping in isolation but this week something in me snapped | Brigid Delaney
Introverts may be happy at home with their quilting and sourdough but I ’m angry – I want out!Sign up for Guardian Australia ’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsCoronavirus Australia maps and cases: live numbers and statisticsWhena poll came out during the week that said Australians reported the same levels of happiness as before the pandemic (albeit with a few more financial worries), I thought, “How can that be?” After all, everything fun has been replaced by JIGSAW PUZZLES.It would make more sense if the survey averaged out the responses – beca...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Brigid Delaney Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Friendship Psychology Mental health Australia news Philosophy Source Type: news

Emotional video captures pilot thanking medical workers before flight
United Airlines pilot Jim Crail, who is married to a nurse, fought back emotions when he learned some of the passengers set to be on his flight were medical workers volunteering to help the coronavirus crisis in New York. A social media video shows Crail asking people at the airport to applaud the professionals. Kris Van Cleave reports on the touching moment, and on several carriers offering free flights to medical personnel.
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Second City's free 'Last Show Left on Earth': Your quarantine must-watch of the day
Something sketchy this way comes: "30 Rock" alum Jack McBrayer hosts "The Second City Presents: The Last Show Left on Earth."
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matt Cooper Source Type: news

Breaking new ground in healthcare data
  The pandemic crisis has been focusing minds in healthcare and demonstrating the possibilities to innovate faster.  Pharma should remember this in the aftermath, says Sanofi Pasteur ’s David Loew, not least because, given the economic damage of a near global lockdown, governments can soon be expected to be on the hunt for savings from pharma.  “Given the economic downturn we have to expect there will be price pressures,” says Loew in his keynote on day one of the eyeforpharma Philadelphia Virtual conference (available free to anyone who registers).  Pharma, healthcare providers and health ministries have a g...
Source: EyeForPharma - April 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Andrew Stone Source Type: news

Facebook Is Notifying Users Who Have Shared Coronavirus Misinformation. Could It Do the Same for Politics?
Hoping to stem the torrent of false cures and conspiracy theories about COVID-19, Facebook announced Thursday it would begin informing users globally who have liked, commented on, or shared “harmful” misinformation about the coronavirus, pointing them instead in the direction of a reliable source. Facebook hopes the move will drastically reduce the spread of false information about the coronavirus online, a growing crisis that the World Health Organization (WHO) has described as an “infodemic.” “We want to connect people who may have interacted with harmful misinformation about the virus with ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Billy Perrigo Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Londontime Source Type: news

Smartphone Application for Coronavirus Contact Tracing
Researchers at the University of California, Irvine have developed a free, open-source smartphone application that permits contact tracing for potential coronavirus infections while preserving privacy. The team's project is detailed in a paper published recently in JMIR mHealth and uHealth.
Source: eHealth News EU - April 16, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Skelton: Another 'new normal' in California after coronavirus? All vote-by-mail elections
It's ironic: Old-fashioned "snail mail" is being chosen as the easiest, safest, most efficient and fraud-free way of conducting elections in this era of rapid technological evolution.
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: George Skelton Source Type: news

Another 'new normal' in California after coronavirus? All vote-by-mail elections
It's ironic: Old-fashioned "snail mail" is being chosen as the easiest, safest, most efficient and fraud-free way of conducting elections in this era of rapid technological evolution.
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: George Skelton Source Type: news

Targeted Intraoperative Radiotherapy vs External Beam Radiotherapy in Patients with Breast Cancer
This study examined delayed targeted intraoperative radiotherapy vs external beam radiotherapy to determine how it impacted patients with breast cancer, finding no statically significant decrease in mastectomy-free survival, distant-disease survival or overall survival.
Source: CancerNetwork - April 16, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Matthew Fowler Source Type: news

System to locate rescue forces in distress
(Karlsruher Institut f ü r Technologie (KIT)) In the event of fires, earthquakes, or in other emergency situa-tions, rescue forces are often called to free persons caught in buildings. These rescue missions are very risky: Dangers are difficult to assess in advance and the helpers themselves may suddenly need help. To support them as quickly as possible, researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have developed a system to locate injured or buried rescue forces in buildings. For positioning, no GPS signal is needed.
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 16, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The Role of Adaptive Trial Designs in Early Oncology Studies:...
In this free webinar, the speakers will discuss the challenges inherent to early phase oncology clinical trials and factors to consider in the design of early phase oncology studies. They will explain...(PRWeb April 16, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/the_role_of_adaptive_trial_designs_in_early_oncology_studies_optimizing_flexibility_and_agility_upcoming_webinar_hosted_by_xtalks/prweb17053197.htm
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - April 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Upcoming Webinar Hosted by Xtalks How Does AI Qualification Work?
In this free webinar, the speakers will review AI algorithms approved by the FDA and how to follow regulatory guidelines, ALCOA principles and Quality by Design (QbD) concepts. They will also answer...(PRWeb April 16, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/upcoming_webinar_hosted_by_xtalks_how_does_ai_qualification_work/prweb17053226.htm
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - April 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

GP contract regulation changes
As part of their response to the Covid-19 pandemic, NHS England and NHS Improvement has amended the GMS and PMS regulations and the APMS directions to free up capacity in general practice
Source: NHS Networks - April 16, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: number of confirmed global cases passes 2m
Trump suspends WHO funding; Denmark begins to reopen schools; Spain ’s daily death toll falls againCoronavirus latest: at a glanceUK coronavirus updates – liveUS coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage10.44pmBSTThe French president,Emmanuel Macron, says he hopes the five permanent members of the UN security council can endorse the secretary general ’s call for a ceasefire in all conflicts to tackle the pandemic in the coming days.Macron, who has been pushing for more international cooperation in fighting the virus, said in an interview with French radio RFI that he is only waiting for agreement f...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Kevin Rawlinson (now); Damien Gayle, Gregory Robinson, Jessica Murray and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news Science Infectious diseases Australia news Microbiology Medical research Europe Middle East and North Africa Asia Pacific US news UK news Spain Italy India Source Type: news

New Issue of Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - April 15, 2020 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Webinar: FAB&T, Wright Lindsey Jennings Offer Help Navigating the CARES Act
First Arkansas Bank & Trust, Wright Lindsey Jennings and Arkansas Business will present a free webinar about how small businesses can take advantage of the federal CARES Act amid the COVID-19 crisis.
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 15, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Work on protecting members continues across all UNISON service groups
UNISON’s bargaining, negotiations and equalities departments are working hard to campaign and negotiate for our members so that they’re able to work and provide vital services in the safest way possible in these difficult times. There are continuing negotiations across governments in the UK and with employers to demand adequate and safe personal protective equipment (PPE) for all workers, and access to testing for essential workers. Assistant general secretary Christina McAnea, reporting to the union’s NEC, said: “We are all working in a fast-moving environment and so keeping advice and guidance updated for our...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 15, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News Christina McAnea coronavirus Covid-19 NEC PPE Source Type: news

Coronavirus Caused Explosion Of On-Demand Exercise Classes – And It May Stay That Way
PIKESVILLE, Md. (CBS Local) — As the coronavirus pandemic limits social contact with others, gyms and exercise studios have been forced to close, leaving members looking for alternative ways to get in their regular workouts. Thankfully, social media and live video technology is allowing trainers to stay close to members from a distance and give individuals ideas for at-home workouts. In Edina, Minnesota, Barre3 studio is offering classes in real time on Instagram Live. Now their $24 classes are free of charge to anyone in need. “It wouldn’t feel right to exclude these live classes from anyone and everyone who wan...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Consumer Health News Local TV talkers Source Type: news

Device to Assist in Weaning Patients Off Ventilators is Granted EUA
Synapse Biomedical has received Emergency Use Authorization for the use of a technology that could have big implications for patients using ventilators going forward. The TransAeris DPS is used to assist in weaning patients determined by their healthcare provider to be at high risk of weaning failure off of ventilators in healthcare settings during the COVID-19 pandemic for no more than 30 days. The Oberlin, OH-based company said the TransAeris system recently received CE Mark approval and that models suggest the technology could reduce ventilator burden in COVID-19 patients by 26%. This could, in turn, help free up more v...
Source: MDDI - April 15, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: COVID-19 Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Persons On Anti-Retroviral Therapy Urge Scrapping of User Fees
[New Zimbabwe] Mutare -Groups championing the rights of People Living With HIV (PLHIV) in the eastern border city have called on local health centres to scrap user fees to allow access to Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) free of any hindrance during the current lockdown period.
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - April 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Marquardt Switches in Cazenovia donates supplies, skilled toolmakers to make parts for mobile respirators for Upstate staff treating COVID-19 patients
115 sets of equipment have been produced and delivered free of charge.
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - April 15, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: News Source Type: news

UCI team develops smartphone application for coronavirus contact tracing
(University of California - Irvine) Researchers at the University of California, Irvine have developed a tool that could be instrumental in this effort. TrackCOVID is a free, open-source smartphone application that permits contact tracing for potential coronavirus infections while preserving privacy.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Advantages of BD Vacutainer ® CPT ™ Tubes on the Intelligentia™...
In this free webinar, the speakers from Immunis.AI will discuss their novel Intelligentia™ immunogenomic ‘liquid biopsy’ platform and how key features of the BD Vacutainer® CPTTM Mononuclear...(PRWeb April 15, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/advantages_of_bd_vacutainer_cpt_tubes_on_the_intelligentia_immunogenomic_platform_upcoming_webinar_hosted_by_xtalks/prweb17050223.htm
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - April 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

This festival isn't letting coronavirus stop it from showcasing Latino films
The Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival launched a new online initiative where viewers can stream feature films, shorts and live music for free.
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dorany Pineda Source Type: news

'Isolated within isolation': keeping out coronavirus in the frozen Antarctic
In the frozen and desolate expanse of Antarctica, Alejandro Valenzuela Pena is used to a feeling of isolation. Now, however, that has taken on a new meaning as the only continent still free from the coronavirus looks to keep the pandemic out.
Source: Reuters: Health - April 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

NBCUniversal's Peacock streaming service debuts amid coronavirus outbreak. Will it stand out?
The cable giant's streaming service will be offered free to consumers with commercials. Peacock launches nationwide July 15. Comcast subscribers get a preview April 15.
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Meg James Source Type: news

There ’s Only One Way to Get the U.S. Back to Work: Testing, Testing and More Testing
The CDC just announced new guidelines for “critical” employees to return to work after possible COVID-19 exposure. Take your temperature often. Wear a mask. Stay 6 ft. away from others when possible. Go home if you feel sick. It is well-intentioned advice. But it is not enough—not for “critical” workers, however defined, or for the rest of us. Until we have a vaccine, which is likely a year or more off, or truly effective treatments, which may be just as far in the future, the answer is, as it has been since the start of this pandemic: testing, testing and more testing. “Anyone who wan...
Source: TIME: Health - April 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Arthur Caplan and Robert Bazell Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Source Type: news

How citizen scientists can help fight COVID-19
With a smartphone app and a little free time, citizen scientists can share coronavirus data that might help bring the COVID-19 pandemic under control.
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amina Khan Source Type: news

Vaccines, Antibodies and Drug Libraries. The Possible COVID-19 Treatments Researchers Are Excited About
In early April, about four months after a new, highly infectious coronavirus was first identified in China, an international group of scientists reported encouraging results from a study of an experimental drug for treating the viral disease known as COVID-19. It was a small study, reported in the New England Journal of Medicine, but showed that remdesivir, an unapproved drug that was originally developed to fight Ebola, helped 68% of patients with severe breathing problems due to COVID-19 to improve; 60% of those who relied on a ventilator to breathe and took the drug were able to wean themselves off the machines after 18...
Source: TIME: Health - April 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Ailing NMC kept alive during Covid crisis but scandal needs resolving 
Lenders keep UAE hospital group on life support; Mondi uses free pass from shareholders to pull dividend
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

All Your Coronavirus Questions, Answered
One of the worst symptoms of any plague is uncertainty—who it will strike, when it will end, why it began. Merely understanding a pandemic does not stop it, but an informed public can help curb its impact and slow its spread. It can also provide a certain ease of mind in a decidedly uneasy time. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 pandemic from TIME’s readers, along with the best and most current answers science can provide. A note about our sourcing: While there are many, many studies underway investigating COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-19, the novel coronavirus that causes the illn...
Source: TIME: Health - April 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TIME Staff Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Explainer Source Type: news

India ’s Liberal Abortion Law, Nullified by Social Stigma
Sex workers in Chennai give a thumps up to India's liberalised abortion law. Many sex workers are living with HIV and face discrimination and stigma in accessing safe abortions. Credit: Stella Paul/IPSBy Stella PaulNEW DEHLI, Apr 14 2020 (IPS) Arti Zodpe is from the Tamasha (folk dance-drama) theatre in Sangli, in India’s Maharashtra state. After evening performances, some of the singers and dancers offer sex work services to the audience. “We [Tamasha sex workers] live outside of the city as people feel disturbed by the sound of our ghunghroo [anklet bracelets with bells] and music. When we go to the city, especially ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Gender Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Abortion Asia Safe Abortion Partnership (ASAP) Coronavirus COVI Source Type: news

Mass. Company Giving Out 1,000 Pounds Of Coffee, 10,000 Tin Ties To Make Coronavirus Masks
BOSTON (CBS) – Dean’s Beans Organic Coffee is using caffeine to show compassion during the Coronavirus Crisis. “A pound of coffee doesn’t change a person’s life but it helps it makes people feel better,” owner Dean Cycon told WBZ-TV. “A Thousand Pounds of Light” coffee. (Image Credit: Dean’s Beans)   The local coffee roaster describes itself as a social justice company that uses coffee to creative positive change around the world. When the Corona Virus pandemic hit, they decided to start up a campaign called “Thousand Pounds of Light.” “We’re sending out 1,000 points of light in t...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Consumer Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Coronavirus Orange News Source Type: news

Kidney Transplants Among Extreme Elderly Feasible in ESRD
TUESDAY, April 14, 2020 -- Kidney transplantation among elderly people with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) can be successful, allowing them to live dialysis-free, according to a study recently published in Nephrology Dialysis...
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Student led efforts can help make college campuses 'safe and stigma free' zones
(Elsevier) The Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP), reports on a study following a four year effort to change the stigma of mental illness at Indiana University, which drew the attention of students and faculty; increased awareness of discrimination and prejudice; and decreased prejudice and increased inclusion.
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Development of a Disease-Specific eCOA/ePRO: The Electronic Lupus...
In this free webinar, the speakers will discuss why lupus research is so complex and how a comprehensive solution such as the eLAS platform can overcome the challenges of complex clinical trials. They...(PRWeb April 14, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/the_development_of_a_disease_specific_ecoa_epro_the_electronic_lupus_assessment_suite_upcoming_webinar_hosted_by_xtalks/prweb17047029.htm
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - April 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

IntraHealth International Urges Action to Protect Frontline Health Workers amid COVID-19 Pandemic
April 13, 2020We at IntraHealth International are joining our partners in the Frontline Health Workers Coalition to urge action to protect health workers from on-the-job dangers introduced by ongoing the COVID-19 pandemic.“Never has there been a more important time to focus on health workers,” saidPolly Dunford, IntraHealth’s president and CEO, inDevex last week.“Rarely have they faced such danger on such a massive scale. We have an obligation to keep frontline health workers everywhere safe, including making sure all have the personal protective equipment they need.”As more health workers get...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: COVID-19 Digital Health Measurement & Analytics Policy Advocacy Global health security Workplace Safety Source Type: news

Play your part, stay apart: Advice and insight on physical distancing
It has been a month since the wide-ranging safer-at-home directive went into effect in Los Angeles on March 17, following, and followed by, similar policies in other states  and countries around the world.  It ’s been hard. It’s wreaked havoc on our economy, our communities and our sense of emotional well-being. People understandably want to connect, go outside, share physical spaces, make a living, enjoy friends and family.  We asked Daniel Fessler, professor of anthropology and director of theUCLA Bedari Kindness Institute to help unpack why physical distancing feels so counterintuitive even while it represents ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 13, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

AI speeds up reconstruction of 4D flow MRI
An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can accurately reconstruct 4D flow...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI finds gender differences even in healthy hearts AI predicts heart attack, stroke on cardiac MRI What can AI do to speed up cardiac MRI interpretations? Advances in imaging, AI make cardiac MRI more accessible AI model could enable gadolinium-free cardiac MRI
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 13, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

NHS hospitals have four times more empty beds than normal
Tens of thousands of NHS hospital beds remain unoccupied amid the coronavirus crisis — about four times the normal number — due to huge ongoing efforts to free up space, and a slowdown in admissions from other causes.
Source: HSJ - April 13, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cuomo: Essential businesses must provide masks for employees who interact with the public
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order on Sunday requiring essential businesses to provide cloth or surgical face masks to their employees who interact with the public. Cuomo says under this executive order, employers must provide face masks free of cost to their employees. The governor added that providing essential workers with appropriate face coverings will safeguard public health. During a news conference on Sunday, the governor reiterated that reopening sc hools and businesses must be…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 13, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

3 Things Frontline Health Workers Need to Battle COVID-19
By Polly Dunford, President and Chief Executive OfficerApril 13, 2020We are entering week four of the COVID-19 pandemic, which also happens to coincide with World Health Worker Week. Never has there been a more appropriate time to focus on health workers. Rarely have they faced such danger on such a massive scale. We have an obligation to keep frontline health workers everywhere safe, including making sure all have the personal protective equipment, or PPE, they need.All over the world, we’re seeing reports of health workers who are overworked, underequipped, scared. Some are afraid to go home because the...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: COVID-19 Community Engagement Digital Health Human Resources Management Leadership and Governance Measurement & Analytics Policy Advocacy World Health Worker Week Global health security Source Type: news

Coyotes, bobcats and bears: Wildlife is reclaiming Yosemite National Park
Bears, bobcats and other critters are roaming free in California's most popular national park, closed to visitors since March 20
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susanne Rust Source Type: news

Debunking 9 Popular Myths Doing the Rounds in Africa About the Coronavirus
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The post Debunking 9 Popular Myths Doing the Rounds in Africa About the Coronavirus appeared first on Inter Press Service.
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Africa Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Coronavirus Source Type: news

Ghana: President Akufo-Addo Announces Free Water, Electricity
[Nairobi News] Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo has earned praise from the African community on social media following his announcement that his government will foot the water and water bills of all Ghanaians for the months of April, May and June.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Super-charging drug development for COVID-19
(Northwestern University) Researchers are using cell-free manufacturing to ramp up production of valinomycin, a promising drug that has proven effective in obliterating SARS-CoV in cellular cultures.
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 13, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: International Reagent Resource
Source: Federal Emergency Management Agency [Department of Homeland Security] (FEMA). Published: 4/13/2020. This fact sheet provides information about the International Reagent Resource (IRR), which provides resources for surveillance of and detection of influenza and other respiratory pathogens to laboratories with documented training and competency. The coronavirus (COVID-19) Federal Interagency Task Force continues to expand items supplied by the IRR to help public health labs access diagnostics supplies and reagents for COVID-19 testing free of charge. (Text)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Good Is Infrared Thermography for Mass Screening for Fever?
Discussion The purpose of measuring temperature is to monitor the health of the individual and evaluate for a potentially abnormal physiological state such an ambient hyper/hypothermia or infectious disease. Rectal and esophageal temperature are considered the two most reliable measures for the gold standard of core body temperature. Oral, axillary and inguinal temperatures are common alternative measurement sites but do underestimate core body temperature. These sites often use digital/electronic temperature measurements and contact with the patient’s skin which is not helpful for high volume screening locations. An...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 13, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news