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Sashay down to RuPaul's Digital DragCon: It's your weekend quarantine must-watch
Hold on to your wig! RuPaul's annual DragCon is going online. Here's how you can stream it for free.
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matt Cooper Source Type: news

Warning that coronavirus cases could rise, ACLU sues O.C. sheriff to free more inmates
The ACLU lawsuit seeks the release of Orange County's most 'vulnerable' inmates. The sheriff says he already has 'implemented extraordinary measures.'
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard Winton Source Type: news

Coronavirus sparks massive surge in demand for mental health services in L.A. County
L.A. County is offering free access to the Headspace app and encouraging residents to use mental health services during coronavirus crisis.
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Colleen Shalby Source Type: news

How poor planning left the UK without enough PPE | Free to read
Procurement problems and contradictory guidance left frontline staff fearful and suspicious
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Exterminate, exterminate – #FridayFiction
Jamie ran round the field waving his hands screaming ‘exterminate, exterminate’ as loud as he could. The grownups all smiled smugly saying ‘it’s nice to see a child so happy’. He watched them as he ran, trying to work out what they were thinking and how they’d all react when the daleks landed for real. And then, a hand caught his tee-shirt as he flew by and he was dragged to an abrupt stop. Wriggling, he tried to get free. ‘Let go of me, let go ..’ he shouted. He tried to see who had caught him but couldn’t twist round far enough. ‘Let me go, let me go’ he d...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - May 1, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Writing friday fiction Source Type: news

Asia Today: Japan debuts robots at hotels for virus patients
Robot staff are debuting at a Tokyo hotel used for mildly sick coronavirus patients under a new plan to free up beds at hospitals overburdened with more severe cases
Source: ABC News: Health - May 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Stream for free 'Angel's Bone,' Du Yun's Pulitzer-winning opera on human trafficking
L.A. Opera streams the musical drama "Angel's Bone," filmed last year in Beijing. It's your quarantine must-watch of the day.
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matt Cooper Source Type: news

Journalism is Not a Crime …and Fake News on Social Media is Not Journalism
By Namrata SharmaKATHMANDU, May 1 2020 (IPS) This year’s World Press Freedom Day on 3 May falls during COVID-19 lockdowns in many of our countries. Restriction on movement means journalists all over the world are facing obstacles in getting interviews and data, and verifying stories before publishing. In addition, the global pandemic has been used by many governments to control not just the people’s movement but also their right to information. Journalists have been intimidated or attacked, and photojournalists and videographers on the frontlines often risk getting infected while documenting stories. Two recent webinar...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Namrata Sharma Tags: Global Headlines Health Press Freedom TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Cameroon: Measles, Tetanus, Cough, Polio - Paediatricians Offer Free Consultations
[Cameroon Tribune] In their 14th Congress in Buea, they underlined the need for government to assist them.
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - May 1, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Protect Journalists ’ Rights so We can Stop the COVID-19 Disinfodemic
Jerald Aruldas, a journalist from the southern state of Tamil Nadu, and his colleague, were held by city police for 9 hours for reporting on stories around alleged government corruption around the food aid distribution system and how doctors in Coimbatore faced food shortages while working during the COVID-19 lockdown. Courtesy: Jerald AruldasBy Stella PaulHYDERABAD, India , May 1 2020 (IPS) Andrew Sam Raja Pandian, a digital journalist and founder of a news portal in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, was arrested for running two news articles related to COVID-19. One of the articles exposed corruption in the government fo...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Editors' Choice Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Population Poverty & SDGs Press Freedom Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

She was asked to pay thousands for her coronavirus treatment, he got a free ride. She's American. He's Italian
Leah Blomberg and Marco Paolone both called an ambulance when their coronavirus symptoms worsened. Both spent time in intensive care, both were unconscious for days, and both were on a ventilator.
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Free use of Kudos Pro to help researchers keep communicating during pandemic disruption
(Kudos Innovations Ltd) Kudos helps researchers maximize reach and visibility of research by opening up Kudos Pro. The platform helps showcase work to a range of target audiences, supporting researchers in fields where conferences have been cancelled -- and those with COVID-19-relevant work that needs rapid communication. Over 2,000 researchers have already signed up.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Walking the Patient Path: Integrating the Voice of Patients to...
In this free webinar, featured speakers, Rhonda Henry, Vice President, Patient-Centered Trials, PPD, and Erem Latif, Director, Patient Engagement, Patient-Centered Research, Evidera, will discuss...(PRWeb May 01, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/walking_the_patient_path_integrating_the_voice_of_patients_to_optimize_study_design_recruitment_and_retention_upcoming_webinar_hosted_by_xtalks/prweb17090886.htm
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Xtalks Announces Its Life Science Webinar Calendar for May 2020
Upcoming free, educational webinars from Xtalks Webinars will feature topics on clinical trials, drug discovery and development, food, medical device and pharmaceuticals.(PRWeb May 01, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/xtalks_announces_its_life_science_webinar_calendar_for_may_2020/prweb17091499.htm
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Coronavirus Crisis: Concerns Raised For Traumatized Staff At Holyoke Soldiers Home
BOSTON (CBS) – Theresa King hasn’t missed a day of work since the coronavirus pandemic hit the Soldiers Home in Holyoke, which has now lost more residents than any nursing home in the country. All of them are military heroes. “It doesn’t take much to make tears flow lately. Worry, worry, that’s all I can do,” King said. It wasn’t until last week, the longtime nurse hit her breaking point. “Each time somebody passed, you didn’t have time to go through the grieving process that you would normally go through,” she said. “It affects you emotionally and mentally.” She talked with a coun...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Coronavirus Holyoke Soldiers' Home Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: record rise in new cases in Brazil as deaths near 6,000
Covid-19 outbreak increasing across Africa, WHO warns; Russian prime minister diagnosed with coronavirus; Spain assigns time slots for outdoor activitiesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceDanes and Czechs say no surge in cases since lockdowns easedUS coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage9.52pmBSTLess than 24 hours after Los Angeles became the first major US city to offer free coronavirus tests, a website used for sign-ups strained under the demand as appointments were completely booked for anyone not showing symptoms. Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the free testing on Wednesday, saying they are available ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nadeem Badshah (now); Alexandra Topping, Helen Sullivan, Jessica Murray and Simon Murphy (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news Science Infectious diseases Australia news UK news US news Americas Middle East and North Africa Asia Pacific China Russia Brazil Microbiology Medical research Europe Source Type: news

LA offering free COVID-19 tests to all residents
It's the first big city in the U.S. to do that, Mayor Eric Garcetti says.
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

He was symptom-free. But the coronavirus stayed in his body for 40 days
Medical researchers are puzzled over why the coronavirus — which typically lasts about two weeks in the body — endures far longer in some patients.
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Shashank Bengali Source Type: news

Blog: Denis Goldberg – a tireless campaigner for justice, and a friend
I was saddened to hear the news that our comrade and friend Denis Goldberg had passed away late on 29 April. Denis dedicated his life to the struggle against apartheid and the building of a new, non racial South Africa. He was freedom fighter, an inspirational and visionary politician and a tireless campaigner for justice, rights and democracy. Denis was arrested in 1963 alongside other members of Umkhonto we Sizwe, the armed wing of the ANC, and was sentenced to life imprisonment, as one of the Rivonia trialists, including Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu and Ahmed Kathrada. Whilst his black comrades were incarcerated on Rob...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 30, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: General secretary's blog international south africa Source Type: news

UNISON welcomes visa extension announcement
UNISON has welcomed news that health and care workers from oversees, and their families, whose visas are due to expire before 1 October will have them automatically extended for free. This will apply to staff in the NHS and independent sector and will include their family members. The government has also confirmed that family members and dependants of healthcare workers who pass away as result of contracting the virus will be offered indefinite leave to remain. The move followed representation from UNISON and pressure across the service. “We’re pleased to see gaps in the visa extension scheme filled,” said th...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 30, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: News care workers coronavirus coronavirus health workers Covid-19 health care immigration NHS Source Type: news

Philadelphia doctor gives free coronavirus tests in underserved communities
"I felt like every time people got turned away, they called me," Dr. Stanford told CBS News' Jericka Duncan.
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The COVID-19 Pandemic and the Reinvention of the Spirit of Solidarity and Cooperation
Primary School in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Credit: Shafiqul Alam Kiron/IPS.By Manssour Bin MussallamGENEVA, Apr 30 2020 (IPS) An invisible adversary has thrown the world – Global South and Global North alike – into disarray. The psychosocial and economic consequences of the COVID-19 crisis will remain with us long after it has been overcome. There will be no anti-viral return to the pre-coronavirus status quo, nor can we afford to idly wait for a viral transformation of our world. The future is not inevitable, abstract promise – it will depend on our collective readiness to forge it, or to be forged by it. Manssour Bin Mu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Manssour Bin Mussallam Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Public Health and Epidemics
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Apr 30 2020 (IPS) For some time Wuhan in China and Lombardy in Italy were epicentres of the COVID-19 virus, something that has changed when the contagion is spreading fast in the US. A Lombardy in the grip of a deadly epidemic might among several Italians give rise to memories of their school days. For almost a century, Alessando Manzoni’s massive novel The Betrothed (I promessi sposi) from 1842 has been obligatory reading for all Italians during their last primary school year. A quite impressive endeavour considering that the novel is more than 700 pages long. I assume almost every adult...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Arts Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

RPS and BPSA welcome visa extensions for pharmacists
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society and British Pharmaceutical Students' Association have welcomed news today that pharmacists from overseas will be granted an automatic, free extension to their visa
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - April 30, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Health Highlights: April 30, 2020
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: LA First Major U.S. City to Offer Free Coronavirus Tests The mayor of Los Angeles says it ' s the first major U.S. city to offer free coronavirus...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 30, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Press Freedom Needs Protection from Pandemic too
By Farhana Haque RahmanROME, Apr 30 2020 (IPS) Wearing an orange jacket and face mask, Li Zehua, a Chinese freelance journalist, can be seen filming himself in a car. He is sure that state security agents have been pursuing him since he began documenting events in Hubei’s capital Wuhan, the first epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic. A second YouTube video, circulating widely since he launched his appeal, ends abruptly when two men knock at his apartment. He has just reappeared online after two months, saying police interrogated him and put him in quarantine and that he was well looked after during this period. Other ‘c...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Farhana Haque Rahman Tags: Crime & Justice Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Press Freedom TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Double bubbles pierce with less trouble
(University of California - Riverside) Two microscopic bubbles penetrate soft materials better than one, concludes a new study by engineers at UC Riverside. Optical cavitation uses a laser to form bubbles in a liquid that expand rapidly then collapse. The new paper shows two bubbles produce long, fine jets that penetrate far enough with only five pulses to make cavitation potentially suitable for transfection or needle-free injections.
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 30, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

GSA's journal's add two articles on COVID-19 and aging; plus webinar on confronting ageism
(The Gerontological Society of America) The Gerontological Society of America's highly cited, peer-reviewed journals are now publishing scientific articles on COVID-19. The following were published between April 21 and 29; all are free to access.
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mayor: LA 1st major US city offering all residents tests
The city of Los Angeles will offer free coronavirus testing to all residents regardless of whether they have symptoms
Source: ABC News: Health - April 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Capturing the Complexity of the Tumor Microenvironment, Upcoming...
In this free webinar, the featured speakers will discuss why gaining insights into the TME and immune contexture of tumors is crucial for deciphering immunotherapies mechanisms of action. They will...(PRWeb April 30, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/capturing_the_complexity_of_the_tumor_microenvironment_upcoming_webinar_hosted_by_xtalks/prweb17087595.htm
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - April 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Digitalized Temperature-Monitoring Solution for Clinical Trials,...
In this free webinar, the featured speaker will discuss how Berlinger’s SmartView seamlessly integrates with interactive response technology (IRT) systems to instantly generate complete temperature...(PRWeb April 30, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/digitalized_temperature_monitoring_solution_for_clinical_trials_upcoming_webinar_hosted_by_xtalks/prweb17087619.htm
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - April 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Survival Analysis in HTA Submissions: A Primer, Upcoming Webinar...
In this free webinar, the featured speakers will review the basics of survival analysis and how it can be used in economic evaluations. They will also discuss current guidelines on extrapolating...(PRWeb April 30, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/survival_analysis_in_hta_submissions_a_primer_upcoming_webinar_hosted_by_xtalks/prweb17087633.htm
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - April 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

California to provide more food benefits for schoolchildren during the coronavirus crisis
Newsom says low-income families will receive $365 per child to buy food to make up for the loss of free and reduced-priced lunches provided by schools.
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Patrick McGreevy Source Type: news

Marin and UCSF differ on whether isolated Bolinas can be declared free of coronavirus
A venture capitalist in Bolinas organized coronavirus testing for the entire Marin County town, which has long sought to keep the rest of the world at bay.
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maura Dolan Source Type: news

Blood Test Detects Cancer Early, But Has Some Holdups
The liquid biopsy, which detects cell-free tumor DNA, spotted undiagnosed cancers in some women, but had a greater number of false positives and false negatives.
Source: The Scientist - April 29, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

FREE SPECIAL EDITION WHITE PAPER | Critical Factors for Launching a Clinical Decision Support System in the Hospital Laboratory
This white paper—part 2 of a three-part series— provides practical pearls on how a proven decision support solution and one that is a good fit for your lab can be the foundation of an effective laboratory stewardship program, and can greatly assist in controlling utilization and meeting the challenges of value-based care. As well, the paper also clearly explains the points for “buy versus build” laboratory decision support. Choosing the right decision support solution will empower your lab and hospital leaders, clinicians, and staff with more time to focus their core competencies on the provision of healthcare. L...
Source: Dark Daily - March 11, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Pathology White Papers Source Type: news

Second person cured of HIV is still free of active virus two years on
The second person ever to be cured of HIV is still free of active virus more than two years on, a study published by medical journal The Lancet HIV revealed on Tuesday.
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Second person cleared of HIV remains free of virus one year on
Researchers reveal Adam Castillejo still in remission 12 months after ‘cure’ declaredThe patient who became the second person ever to be cleared of HIV remains free of the virus a year after initial reports of a “cure”, researchers have revealed.Adam Castillejo, who wasuntil Monday known only as the “London patient”,wasdeclared free of HIV last year, 18 months after stopping antiretroviral therapy following a stem cell, or bone marrow, transplant to treat a type of blood cancer.Continue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Aids and HIV Medical research Science London UK news Health Society Source Type: news

Coronavirus sufferers symptom-free for five days on average – study
Findings suggest the 14-day quarantine period used around world strikes a good balanceCoronavirus – live updatesPeople infected with coronavirus are symptom-free for an average of five days, according to a study that reinforces the need for strict quarantine measures.The analysis found that 5.1 days was the median length of time before people started showing signs of illness, although there was a wide range of incubation periods, with a tiny minority of people taking up to two weeks.Continue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 9, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Medical research Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science World news UK news Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Liquid Telecom to Provide Free Wi-Fi to Students, Health Workers
[The Herald] Leading communications services and solutions provider Liquid Telecom has come to the aid of tertiary students and health workers in the country by providing selected institutions and hospitals with free Wi-Fi.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 9, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

An Allergist Offers His Expert Advice for a Sneeze-Free Spring
Title: An Allergist Offers His Expert Advice for a Sneeze-Free SpringCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/7/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/9/2020 12:00:00 AM
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - March 9, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Persons infected with coronavirus may be symptom-free for 5 days
(American College of Physicians) Evidence suggests that persons infected with SARS-CoV-2, the newly-identified virus that causes coronavirus disease COVID-19, may be symptom-free for about five days on average, and should expect to experience symptoms within 12 days. These findings, published in Annals of Internal Medicine, support current recommendations by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to actively monitor patients for 14 days after an assumed exposure to SARS-CoV-2 and have important implications for informing control activities.
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 9, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Hiltzik: Government can't order insurers to cover the coronavirus for free. Here's why
Federal and state officials have few options to force insurers to cover COVID-19 for free.
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michael Hiltzik Source Type: news

Liberia: Medical Mission Rollup Sleeves to Provide Free Healthcare to Underserved Communities
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -For the next two weeks, more than 25 health practitioners from abroad would be providing free treatment at several hospitals and clinics in five of Liberia's 15 counties.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 6, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

GPs told to triage all appointments booked online as NHS promises free PPE
GPs have been told to triage all appointments booked online and to avoid helping patients stockpile medicines during the coronavirus outbreak - as NHS officials confirmed free PPE would be delivered to practices next week.
Source: GP Online News - March 6, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Coronavirus Source Type: news

South Africa: Coronavirus - Thaba Nchu Community in Free State Fearful After Quarantine Rumours Circulate
[News24Wire] The small rural community of Thaba Nchu in the Free State is fearful and angry after rumours spread that the town will be chosen as a site of quarantine for South Africans returning from Wuhan, China - the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 6, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria to Be Certified Polio-Free By June 2020 - Africa Regional Team
[Vanguard] The African Regional Certification Centre on Thursday disclosed that Nigeria would soon be declared polio-free by June 2020.
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - March 6, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Why Coronavirus Testing Should Be Free For All Americans
When Osmel Martinez Azcue returned to the US after a trip to China and developed a flu-like illness, he did exactly the right thing. He went to a hospital in Miami to get tested for the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Thankfully, he was clear of the virus—it was regular, seasonal flu. But imagine his shock when the bill arrived for $3,270 and his insurance company said he’d have to pay $1,400 out of pocket. Stories like this one are playing out all across America. If any of the 28 million people without insurance develop symptoms and get coronavirus tests, they could face medical bills that could push the...
Source: TIME: Health - March 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gavin Yamey Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 health ideas Source Type: news

Free introduction to the media for scientists
The Science Media Centre is running a free Introduction to the News Media event on Thursday 25 June at the University of Sheffield from 1pm to 5pm.The event is aimed at scientists and medics with little or no media experience. This event is a beginner’s guide to the media and features media-experienced scientists, news journalists and press officers.Topics include:How and why experts and journalists should engage with each otherHow journalists find storiesWorking with the Science Media CentreTop tips for dealing with the mediaWorking with your press officeThe ...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 5, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

CDC Offers Free CME on Tapering, Discontinuing Opioids
The CDC is offering family physicians and other stakeholders an opportunity to learn about opioid reduction strategies and earn free CME in the process.
Source: AAFP News - March 3, 2020 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news