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COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan
By PRESS RELEASEMar 25 2020 (IPS-Partners) A global approach is the only way to fight COVID-19, the UN says as it launches humanitarian response plan • UN humanitarian chief warns that failing to help vulnerable countries fight the coronavirus now could place millions at risk and leave the virus free to circle back around the globe. • UN launches US$2 billion global humanitarian response to fight COVID-19 across South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. • Governments urged to commit to fully supporting the global humanitarian response plan, while sustaining funding to existing humanitarian appeals. United Nat...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: PRESS RELEASE Tags: Health Humanitarian Emergencies Source Type: news

Chelation Beneficial in Iron-overloaded Patients at Lower Risk of Myelodysplastic Syndromes Chelation Beneficial in Iron-overloaded Patients at Lower Risk of Myelodysplastic Syndromes
Iron chelation therapy (ICT) with deferasirox led to longer event-free survival in iron-overloaded patients at low-to-intermediate risk of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) in a phase 2 study.Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

How Is COVID-19 Impacting Organ Transplants?
When asked how the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is impacting patients in need of an organ transplant, Sridhar Tayur said there is good news and bad news on that front. Tayur is the Ford distinguished research chair and professor of operations management at Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business, and he has been paying close attention to the subject of organ transplants during the current crisis.  "The good news is that transplants are considered critical surgeries and therefore CMS [Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services] h...
Source: MDDI - March 25, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

COVID-19: These Fashion And Beauty Brands Are Mobilizing To Solve Shortages
Rather than making clothes and beauty products, some of the world ’s biggest brands have are providing face masks and hand sanitizers for free.
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lela London, Contributor Source Type: news

NYU Med School Will Graduate Students Early to Help New York Fight Coronavirus
As COVID-19 continues to slam New York City hospitals, New York University’s Grossman School of Medicine this week took the dramatic step of letting its graduating class depart early to join the response effort. New York City has rapidly become a hotspot for COVID-19, with more than 15,000 of the world’s roughly 440,000 cases as of the morning of March 25. Doctors and nurses have been working around the clock to care for the surge of patients, canceling elective procedures and non-urgent appointments to free up bed space, protective supplies and staffing for acutely ill patients. NYU’s action aims to add...
Source: TIME: Health - March 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

How 3D Printing Is Helping in the Fight Against Coronavirus
3D printing companies like Prusa3D are calling on the wider community to help with printing essential medical devices like face shields. (Image source: Prusa3d) As hospitals and other medical facilities all over the world are experiencing a shortage of masks, shields, and other equipment in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak – the 3D printing community, from makers and hobbyists to major companies, are answering the call. “Ok 3D Printers [sic], if ever there was a moment for us its [sic] now. I received no less than 50 texts last night directly from local ER docs BEGGING for as many shiel...
Source: MDDI - March 25, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Tags: Design News Source Type: news

Burn service costing using a mixed model methodology - Duncan RT, Dunn KW.
INTRODUCTION: The escalating cost of modern healthcare is threatening the fundamental "free at the point of delivery" principle of the UK National Health Services. A new remuneration system using a fixed tariff for pre-assigned diagnostic groups caters poo...
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Nigeria: COVID-19 Test Doesn't Cost U.S.$3,200 - It's Free
[Africa Check] Posts circulating on social media claim it costs 1.2 million naira (US$3,200) to test for Covid-19 in Nigeria.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 25, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Purview offers free image sharing during pandemic
Image management firm Purview said it will provide its medical image sharing...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Purview adds reporting to Horos viewer Client Outlook inks deal with Purview Purview debuts CD burning package Purview reaches milestone Purview debuts patient consultation platform
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 25, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Counties Get Creative to Navigate Coronavirus Crisis
Features several U.S. counties and the actions they are taking to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus disease in their communities. Some strategies include limiting the hours of public offices, allowing employees to work from home, closing down parks and public spaces, and offering free childcare for county employees.
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - March 25, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

OSU research paves way to improved cleanup of contaminated groundwater
(Oregon State University) Beads that contain bacteria and a slow-release food supply to sustain them can clean up contaminated groundwater for months on end, maintenance free.
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 25, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Study shows how diligent we have to be to keep surfaces germ-free
(Ohio State University) A recent study suggests that even organized efforts to clean surfaces can fall short, a reminder for us all that keeping our surroundings clean may require some additional work.
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Listen to Al Michaels reflect on shocking, but not surprising, Olympics postponement
Al Michaels, NBC's play-by-play announcer for 'Sunday Night Football,' also questions the optics of the NFL taking a business-as-usual approach to free agency.
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sam Farmer Source Type: news

Personal Trainer On Mission To Help Health Care Workers During Coronavirus Crisis
BOSTON (CBS) – The personal trainer for the Patriots cheerleaders is stepping up to help hospital workers on the front line of the coronavirus crisis. Andy Berler felt compelled to do something after seeing what kind of stress nurses and doctors were under right now. He put out a video on Instagram asking if medical workers wanted his signature BMAX training videos. “I instantly thought, I’ve got to do something to help them,” he said. His video packages range in price from $75 dollars to $105. Within the first 24 hours, he has given away packages that would amount to about $20,000. Berler says, it’s ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated Local Coronavirus Nick Emmons Source Type: news

Trump Bets on Powers of Persuasion To Compel Big Business To Produce Urgent Medical Supplies
As coronavirus outbreaks ripple across the United States, President Donald Trump faces mounting pressure to use emergency powers to compel American manufacturing firms to produce much-needed medical equipment. Dwindling supplies of respirator masks, gowns, gloves and other basic protective equipment are pushing the nation’s front-line medical workers toward a breaking point. The nation’s stock of life-saving mechanical ventilators, used to help critical COVID-19 patients breathe, is dangerously low, experts warn. A growing chorus of politicians, medical professionals and hospital officials are pleading with the...
Source: TIME: Health - March 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: W.J. Hennigan Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

KOVAL Distillery and MedSpeed Partner to Deliver Free Hand Sanitizer...
Delivery to the medical community and other designated Chicagoland institutions begins March 27(PRWeb March 25, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/koval_distillery_and_medspeed_partner_to_deliver_free_hand_sanitizer_to_chicagoland_institutions/prweb17005448.htm
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - March 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Biologic Therapeutic Drug Monitoring: Drug, Anti-drug Antibody Inform...
Join this free webinar on April 8, 2020 to learn about the application of biologic therapeutic drug monitoring to inform and expedite personalized clinical decision-making. Experts from LabCorp will...(PRWeb March 25, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/biologic_therapeutic_drug_monitoring_drug_anti_drug_antibody_inform_personalized_decisions_in_gastroenterology_rheumatology_upcoming_webinar_hosted_by_xtalks/prweb17004115.htm
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - March 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ascension starts $22.6M renovation of Southside hospital in Jacksonville
Ascension St. Vincent's has received a permit to begin a $22.6 million renovation of its Southside Hospital at 4201 Belfort Road. The renovations will focus on the hospital's exterior, an Ascension spokesperson said by email. Gilane Building Company will perform the renovations. Ascension has been active throughout Northeast Florida, investing more than $300 million in the last two years. The company is in the process of c onstructing two free-standing emergency departments in Jacksonville and…
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Will Robinson Source Type: news

Online dance classes are booming: 8 places to keep you moving through quarantine
Classes are moving to YouTube, Instagram and Zoom, and some classes are free. How about a Beyoncé tribute workout from Ailey Extension?
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Makeda Easter Source Type: news

What Coronavirus Means for the Possibility of a Carbon-Free Economy
In the days following Barack Obama’s election as president, incoming chief of staff Rahm Emmanuel made a bold declaration about how the administration would respond to the urgent financial crisis. “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste,” he said, citing a range of challenges, from climate to health care, that might be addressed as part of a response to the Great Recession. Politicians and policymakers are just beginning to understand how much pain the coronavirus pandemic will inflict, and it goes without saying that policy experts of all stripes universally agree that protecting human life shoul...
Source: TIME: Science - March 24, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

While you ’ re helping the nation, UNISON is working for you
UNISON nationally and regionally is working hard to ensure that the union is supporting members to the best of its ability during the coronavirus crisis. These are extraordinary and unprecedented times – and we are acting accordingly. Amongst the union’s key aims has been to negotiate around the impact of the pandemic on members at work. Christina McAnea, assistant general secretary responsible for bargaining, negotiations and equalities said today: “Giving advice and support to our members during this time of crisis has been of paramount importance to our bargaining teams. “We are well aware that the majority of U...
Source: UNISON Health care news - March 24, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: matheoud Tags: Article News coronavirus pay negotiating and bargaining Source Type: news

Arts, Culture – Trying to Keep the Lights on amid Covid-19
This article is published with permission from Southern World Arts News and editor A. D. McKenzie. Follow @IPSNewsUNBureau !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); The post Arts, Culture – Trying to Keep the Lights on amid Covid-19 appeared first on Inter Press Service.
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: SWAN Tags: Arts Health Source Type: news

COVID-19: Making sense of health information
Knowing which health information to trust and which to ignore can be hard. You might get conflicting information from many people who claim to have the answers. While thispage is about assessing how reliable health information is in general, it can be useful during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Cochrane believes that everyone should be able to make decisions about health care based on the most reliable evidence available. How can I make informed health choices? Cochrane has developed a free online training programme called  Cochrane Evidence Essentials. It is an easy-to-follow introduction to Evidence Based Medicine, clinic...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 23, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Boy and grandpa play music together from separate self-quarantines
A 9-year-old boy from Ireland didn't let coronavirus precautions stop him from playing music with his grandpa. They sang Queen's "I Want To Break Free" together – digitally. The boy's mom filmed the duet and it went viral on Twitter.
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trusts told: Forget the rules, get people out of hospital
Health and care organisations have been ordered to take radical measures to speed up discharges and help free up 15,000 beds by the end of the month.
Source: HSJ - March 23, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Closures at L.A. Unified extend to May 1; district contracts with Verizon to offer free student internet to those who need it
L.A. Unified schools will remain closed until at least early May in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Howard Blume, Sonali Kohli Source Type: news

Supporting our reps and members online
Online training and support for activists UNISON is setting up an online system to continue key training for activist during the current crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, when we have had to postpone all face-to-face training and learning opportunities for members. In the meantime, we have quadrupled the capacity of our online couse for new stewards. There are now 100 places available – click on the link below to find out how to register. Our online new stewards’ course is supported by both a TUC tutor and a UNISON learning and organising staff member. We will be there to support you, especially if you&...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - March 23, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: News activist education activist training coronavirus Covid-19 learning and organising Source Type: news

Roche announces Venclexta/Venclyxto combination improved overall survival in people with previously untreated acute myeloid leukaemia
Basel, 23 March 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the phase III VIALE-A study met its dual primary endpoints of overall survival and composite complete remission rate (CR + CRi). Venclexta ®/Venclyxto® (venetoclax) in combination with azacitidine, a hypomethylating agent, showed a statistically significant improvement in overall survival in people with previously untreated acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) who were ineligible for intensive induction chemotherapy, compared to azacitidine alone. Safety for Venclexta/Venclyxto plus azacitidine appeared consistent with the known safety profile of the...
Source: Roche Media News - March 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Italy struggled to convince citizens of coronavirus crisis. What can Europe learn?
Country ’s experience could offer lesson to European neighbours following a similar trajectoryCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOrdinarily, having anaperitivo in Venice ’s St Mark’s Square would cost a small fortune. Not on 3 March, when bar owners offered a free drink for each one purchased in an attempt to attract custom as the city emptied out amid Italy’s developing coronavirus outbreak. The offer was intended to last a month.In Rome, restaurant touts jokingly invited people to try a“carbonaravirus” as the tourists left in the capital went along with the relaxed vibe, choosing to...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 23, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Angela Giuffrida Rome correspondent Tags: Italy Giuseppe Conte Coronavirus outbreak World news Infectious diseases Psychology Science Europe UK news Source Type: news

News Beat Goes On, Remotely and Free, at Democrat-Gazette
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette made a little history last week in covering a historic threat, the COVID-19 outbreak that has shut down normal social life in the United States and around the globe.
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - March 23, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Sodium-Glucose Transporter-2 Inhibition: An Important Advancement for...
In this free webinar, the speakers will review SGLT2 inhibitors and present emerging data on SGLT2 inhibitors and the impact on patients with type 2 DM and CKD.(PRWeb March 23, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/sodium_glucose_transporter_2_inhibition_an_important_advancement_for_patients_with_type_2_diabetes_and_chronic_kidney_disease_upcoming_webinar_hosted_by_xtalks/prweb16996158.htm
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - March 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Demystifying MRI for Body and Muscle Composition in Multi-Center...
This free webinar will focus on acquisition techniques for MRI body composition analysis, methods to measure muscle, fat and organs, extracting body and muscle measurement from MRI images and the uses...(PRWeb March 23, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/demystifying_mri_for_body_and_muscle_composition_in_multi_center_global_clinical_trials_upcoming_webinar_hosted_by_xtalks/prweb16996207.htm
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - March 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Gov. Cuomo Plans to Address Mental Health After Announcing More Than 10,000 Coronavirus Cases in New York State
In a press conference on Saturday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the state is working to set up a network in which people can speak to mental health professionals about the emotional toll of the COVID-19 crisis. He asked the professional mental health community — including psychiatrists, psychologists and therapists — to volunteer their time to get the network up and running. Sessions would be held over the phone or on over video chat, he explained. He said that if they get enough volunteers, New York state will set up a Mental Health Electronic Help Center. Mental health is a vital part of public hea...
Source: TIME: Health - March 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Madeleine Carlisle Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News Desk Source Type: news

'They were completely unaware': Why mass COVID-19 testing is key to stopping spread
As the number of COVID-19 cases in Canada continues to rise, experts say we need to rapidly expand our testing capacity in order to identify new cases and isolate people who may be spreading the virus unknowingly because they are symptom-free.
Source: CBC | Health - March 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus Threatens the Lives of Rural Hospitals Already Stretched to Breaking Point
Hospitals are canceling elective procedures to free up resources for coronavirus patients, but many rural hospitals rely on the revenue from those procedures to continue operations. Discusses how the coronavirus outbreak will hurt rural hospitals that are already in the red and stretched for resources.
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - March 21, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Virus patient shows encouraging immune system fightback
Woman in study makes recovery three days after doctors saw numerous infection-free cells
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Free coronavirus coverage from the Los Angeles Times
The Times' essential coronavirus coverage for nonsubscribers.
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Los Angeles Times Staff Source Type: news

Here ' s How To Keep Your Home As Coronavirus-Free As Possible
Research suggests these lesser-known ways to reduce the indoor spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here ’s How To Keep Your Home As Coronavirus-Free As Possible
Research suggests these lesser-known ways to reduce the indoor spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Debbie Allen's free Instagram dance class was a hit. How she plans to keep you moving
Stuck at home because of the coronavirus, more than 30,000 tune in to Debbie Allen's Instagram live class. Let's come together though dance, she says.
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Makeda Easter Source Type: news

Disability, poverty, and other risk factors associated with involvement in bullying behaviors - Malecki CK, Demaray MK, Smith TJ, Emmons J.
Using a stigma-based bullying framework, the current study investigated how (a) disability status was related to bullying-related behaviors when controlling for gender, grade level, and free or reduced lunch status; (b) gender, grade level, and free or red...
Source: SafetyLit - March 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

GP contract work slashed to focus on covid-19
NHS England has announced a raft of measures to cut back GP workload while maintaining funding streams to free up practice capacity “to prepare for and manage the covid-19 outbreak”.
Source: HSJ - March 20, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Africa: COVID-19 Exposes the Under-Investment in Free Public Healthcare
[MSF] How are you supposed to wash your hands regularly if you have no running water or soap? How can you implement 'social distancing' if you live in a slum or a refugee camp? How are you supposed to stop crossing borders if you are fleeing from war? How are those with pre-existing health conditions going to take extra precautions if they already can't afford or access the treatment they need?
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 20, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Harassment of Journalists Jeopardises Keeping Public Safe amid Coronavirus Pandemic
In Iran, which has seen some of the highest COVID-19 infection and death rates in the world, a number of reporters are now facing jail after being detained earlier this month for challenging official statistics about the outbreak of the disease in the country. People in Rasht, Gilan Province, Iran, taking precautions to prevent infection by wearing masks in public. unsplash-logomojtaba mosayebzadehBy Ed HoltBRATISLAVA, Mar 20 2020 (IPS) Growing intimidation and repression of journalists reporting on the coronavirus is threatening public health in some countries, press freedom monitors have warned. Repressive regimes despe...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ed Holt Tags: Editors' Choice Featured Global Headlines Health Press Freedom Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations China Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) Coronavirus COVID-19 Iran Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Source Type: news

President Trump Signs Coronavirus Emergency Relief Bill
Legislation would make tests free, fund paid sick days, feed most vulnerable ... Getty Images ... En espa ñol | President Trump signed bipartisan legislation Wednesday night that will offer paid sic...
Source: AARP.org News - March 20, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Supporting clinicians during the COVID-19 pandemic
(American College of Physicians) All coronavirus-related content published in Annals of Internal Medicine is free to the public.
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 20, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ever wanted to be a playwright? Amid coronavirus, big names offer to teach you
Lauren Gunderson gets thousands to tune in to her free playwriting class. "Straight White Men" writer Young Jean Lee leads her free class this weekend.
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ashley Lee Source Type: news

GMC defers GP revalidation to combat COVID-19
It says the move will free up vital time for GPs on the frontline Related items fromOnMedica Future Shocks General Practitioners recognised as ‘specialists’ CQC's State of Care report finds standards improving but warns of pressures GP waiting times: learning from the past Joined-up approach needed to recruit overseas doctors
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 20, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news