The Latest: Sri Lanka to start vaccinating schoolchildren
Sri Lankan authorities have decided to inoculate schoolchildren for COVID-19 starting next week (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Janssen Announces Novel Mechanism of Action that Shows Promise Against Dengue in Data Published in Nature
BEERSE, BELGIUM, October 6, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) announced today, in collaboration with the KU Leuven Rega Institute and the KU Leuven Centre for Drug Design and Discovery (CD3), the publication of new preclinical data in the journal Nature showing that an early-stage compound with a novel mechanism of action could potentially treat all serotypes of dengue fever and provide a period of protection against acquiring the dengue virus. Janssen is now moving its dengue program into clinical development. Data from the early-stage study suggest that an antiviral comp...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - October 6, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Sri Lanka lifts 6-week virus lockdown amid economic worries
Sri Lanka has lifted a six-week national lockdown as COVID-19 cases and deaths decline but movement restrictions remain in place (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Cultural adaptation of the mental health first aid guidelines for assisting a person at risk of suicide for Sri Lanka: a Delphi expert consensus study - Chandrasiri A, Fernando M, Dayabandara M, Reavley NJ.
BACKGROUND: Approximately 3000 people die by suicide each year in Sri Lanka. As family and friends may play a role in supporting a person at risk of suicide to get appropriate help, there is a need for evidence-based resources to assist with this. The aim ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Prevalence and factors associated with recurrent falls among middle-aged community-dwelling women - Rathnayake N, Lekamwasam S.
OBJECTIVE: This community-based study evaluated the prevalence and associated risk factors of recurrent falls among middle-aged community-dwelling women in Southern-Sri Lanka. METHODS: Randomly selected 285 middle-aged women (40-60years, Mean ±SD;5... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Domestic violence and self-poisoning in Sri Lanka [conference abstract] - Bandara P, Page A, Senarathna L, Kidger J, Feder G, Gunnell D, Rajapakse T, Knipe D.
IEA World Congress of Epidemiology 2021 - Scientific Program Abstracts Background There is increasing evidence that domestic violence is an important risk factor for suicidal behaviour. The level of risk of domestic violence (DV) and its co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Latest: Sri Lanka extends lockdown until Oct. 1
Sri Lanka has extended the COVID-19 lockdown by another two weeks amid pressure from medical experts (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

CDC: Avoid Travel To These 70+ Destinations Where Covid-19 Risk Very High
Jamaica, Brunei and Sri Lanka are the most recent additions to the CDC Level 4 list. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 11, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Lifestyle /lifestyle Travel /travel business pharma Source Type: news

CDC warns against travel to Jamaica over Covid
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned against travel to Sri Lanka, Jamaica, and Brunei because of the rising number... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statistical analysis of active fire remote sensing data: examples from South Asia - Devkota JU.
Active fires emit aerosols and greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. In this paper, the behavior of active fires over a period of 1  year in Nepal, Bhutan, and Sri Lanka is studied using spatial statistics. In these countries, these fires are mainly forest a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Prioritising Profits Reversed Health Progress
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 24 2021 (IPS) Instead of a health system striving to provide universal healthcare, a fragmented, profit-driven market ‘non-system’ has emerged. The 1980s’ neo-liberal counter-revolution against the historic 1978 Alma-Ata Declaration is responsible. Alma-Ata a big step forward Neoliberal health reforms over the last four decades have reversed progress at the World Health Organization (WHO) Assembly in the capital of the then Socialist Republic of Kazakhstan, now known as Almaty. Anis ChowdhuryThen, 134 WHO Member States reached a histor...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Environment Global Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Gendering journalistic voices for gendered political violence? Agential representations of Palestinian female suicide bombers in UK broadcast news media - Kirk MD.
In the late twentieth century, the rise of the female suicide bomber phenomenon was prevalent in Chechnya, Lebanon and Sri Lanka. Arguably, in terms of academic engagement and visibility within the wider public consciousness, the first wave of Palestinian ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Sri Lanka banks on vaccination to see it through delta surge
When a 51-year-old tutor suffered a heart attack in Sri Lanka's capital, his friends and family were faced with a difficult problem (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

UN ’s Ultimatum to Staff & Diplomats: Get Vaccinated or Go Hungry
UN Secretary-General António Guterres gets vaccinated against COVID-19 at Adlai Stevenson High School in the Bronx, New York. January 2021. Credit: UN Photo/Eskinder DebebeBy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Aug 16 2021 (IPS) As New York city struggles to cope with the widespread outbreak of the deadly new coronavirus Delta variant -– which has claimed more than 100,000 cases per day in the US— the United Nations is laying down strict guidelines at its headquarters (UNHQ) for staffers, diplomats and visiting delegates. In a letter released August 13, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the Delta variant &...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Editors' Choice Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse North America TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Exploration of associations between deliberate self-poisoning and psychiatric disorders in rural Sri Lanka: a case-control study - Pushpakumara PHGJ, Dawson AH, Adikari AMP, Thennakoon SUB, Abeysinghe R, Rajapakse TN.
Psychiatric disorders are important predictors of deliberate self-harm. The present study was carried out to determine the associations between DSM-IV TR Axis- I& II disorders and deliberate self-poisoning (DSP) in a rural agricultural district in Sri Lan... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Hospital presentations for self-poisoning during COVID-19 in Sri Lanka: an interrupted time-series analysis - Knipe D, Silva T, Aroos A, Senarathna L, Hettiarachchi NM, Galappaththi SR, Spittal MJ, Gunnell D, Metcalfe C, Rajapakse T.
BACKGROUND: There is widespread concern over the impact of public health measures, such as lockdowns, associated with COVID-19 on mental health, including suicide. High-quality evidence from low-income and middle-income countries, where the burden of suici... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Africa: UAE Lifts Covid-19 Transit Travel Ban On Nigeria, Uganda, Others
[Vanguard] The United Arab Emirates, UAE, today, announced that with effect from Thursday passengers on transit flights from Nigeria, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Uganda can now enter UAE. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 4, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Knowledge on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of snakebite envenoming among doctors in snakebite-dense regions in Sri Lanka - Darshani S, Gnanathasan A, Arambepola C, Chang T.
BACKGROUND: Sri Lanka is one of the highest envenoming reporting countries globally with>80  000 snakebites per year. Among other factors, knowledge of snakebite among doctors predominantly determines patient outcomes. METHODS: Using a pretested 7... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Covishield single-dose efficacy drops after 16 weeks in those above 60 years of age: Sri Lankan research
Sri Lanka is still waiting to vaccinate over 500,000 people with the second jab of Covishield. They were the first recipients of the vaccine in its initial roll out of the country's vaccination campaign which began in late January. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In Sri Lanka, the Government Looks Increasingly Like a Family Firm
Three brothers of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa now hold top posts in his government. Two of his nephews have official positions, too. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flaws in Asia ’s Pearl
In March 2021, the UN Human Rights Council was given a mandate to collect and preserve information and evidence of crimes related to Sri Lanka's 37-year long civil war that ended in 2009. Meanwhile, Western nations taking a cue from the Human Rights Council’s highly critical resolution on Sri Lanka appear to be tightening the noose. Credit: UN Photo / Violaine Martin. 43rd session of the Human Rights Council. By Neville de SilvaLONDON, Jul 5 2021 (IPS) For well over a century Ceylon, now Sri Lanka, has been known to the world as the ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’ for its multifaceted attractions. That is unt...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Neville de Silva Tags: Armed Conflicts Asia-Pacific Civil Society Crime & Justice Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Personal determinants for physical activity behavior of urban-dwelling older adults in Sri Lanka - Wickramarachchi BI, Siop SJ, Perera B.
This study examined personal factors associated with physical activity (PA) behavior of urban-dwelling older adults in Sri L... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Epidemiology of school injuries among middle school students in Kandy, Sri Lanka [conference abstract] - Navaratna S, Dharmaratne S.
Virtual Pre-Conference Global Injury Prevention Showcase 2021 - Abstract Book - # P4.009 Background School injuries are recognized as a preventable public health problem. No study has been conducted to find the incidence of school injuries in Sri Lankan... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Addressing psychosocial vulnerabilities through antenatal care-depression, suicidal ideation, and behavior: a study among urban Sri Lankan women - Palfreyman A.
An absence of data persists for common perinatal mental disorders and suicidal ideation and/or behaviors (SIB), particularly from low- and middle-income countries and from the antenatal period. Capitalizing on Sri Lanka's strong antenatal platform, we iden... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

The Ship Sinking Off Sri Lanka Looks Like A Lasting Environmental Disaster
Waves of plastic pellets are washing up on beaches in Sri Lanka. Marine biologist Asha de Vos says the microplastics are spreading in the water and scientists don't yet understand the full effects.(Image credit: Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP via Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ari Shapiro Source Type: news

X-Press Pearl Fire Could Mean Environmental Disaster For Sri Lanka
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cargo Ship Carrying 25 Tons of Acid Sinks in Sri Lankan Waters; Marks One of Worst Environmental Disasters in Decades
"The ship has dealt a death blow to our lives. We can't go into the sea, which means we can't make a living," Joshua Anthony, head of a... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cargo ship sinks off Sri Lanka after weeks on fire, sparking fears of environmental disaster
The Singapore-flagged X-Press Pearl has already left the country’s coastline covered in tons of plastic pellets and now threatened to... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sri Lanka, Facing ‘Worst’ Marine Disaster, Investigates Cargo Ship Fire
A fire has raged on a cargo ship off the coast of Sri Lanka for 12 days, sending toxic chemicals and tons of plastic into the country’s... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sri Lanka's burning cargo ship on track to become its 'worst environmental disaster'
A huge cleanup operation was underway for a sixth day in Sri Lanka Tuesday after a container ship laden with chemicals caught fire 12... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kounis syndrome and multiorgan failure following multiple wasp stings - Navaradnam P, Suganthan N, Kumanan T, Sujanitha V, Mayorathan U.
Wasp and bee stings are common in Sri Lanka, and systemic envenomation causes a spectrum of clinical manifestations that includes simple local allergic reaction to life-threatening multiple organ injury or failure.  However, wasp toxin-induced acute myocar... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

A GIS based approach to neighbourhood physical environment and walking among adults in Colombo municipal council area, Sri Lanka - Weliange SDS, Fernando D, Withanage S, Gunatilake J.
This study examined the association between the objectively measured neighbourhood physical env... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Ship fire rages for 6th day off Sri Lanka; India sends ships, aircraft to help battle blaze
The ship was carrying 1,486 containers, including 25 tons of nitric acid. Five tugboats are fighting the fire. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Latest: Sri Lanka gets 2nd vaccine donation from China
Sri Lanka has received 500,000 doses of Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine donated by China as the Indian Ocean island nation faces severe shortage of vaccines amid a recent rise in infections (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Sri Lanka halts trains, buses to curb virus
Sri Lanka halted passenger trains and buses for four days as authorities imposed a fresh travel ban across the country, in its latest efforts to curb the escalating number of COVID-19 infections and deaths (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

When Battling Covid-19 Becomes a National Policy Disaster
The COVID-19 vaccine administered through the COVAX Facility. Credit: PAHO/Karen GonzálezBy Darini Rajasingham-SenanayakeCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka, May 19 2021 (IPS) We went to the Kanatte cemetery, Sri Lanka’s largest, where most of us, residents of the capital city, would end up sooner or later. But it was deserted, and so we had time for a leisurely chat with some of the helpful staff there, albeit after admiring some of the grave sites and remaining beautiful trees. As good social scientists and medical anthropologists, we were on a mission to do some qualitative research and cross-check Covid-19 quantitative da...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Darini Rajasingham-Senanayake Tags: Aid Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

'We have lost our lives already': loss and coping among Sri Lankan women - Witting AB, Barrow BH, Lambert J, Whiting J, Hartshorn R, Marks L, Wickrama T, Thanigaseelan S.
Widowed women affected by the Sri Lankan war conflict (1983-2009) and the 2004 tsunami face challenges, many of them in consequence of losses incurred in mass trauma. These women also display internal and communal resilience to loss. Three focus group disc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Tea-growing areas to be badly hit if global heating intensifies
In Kenya, the area of optimal tea-growing conditions will be reduced by more than a quarter by 2050Your morning cup of tea may never taste the same again if global heating increases and the climate crisis intensifies, according to research.Some of the world ’s biggest tea-growing areas will be among the worst hit by extreme weather, and their yields are likely to be vastly reduced in the coming decades if climate breakdown continues at its current pace.Floods, droughts, heatwaves and storms are likely to have a severe impact on tea-growing areas around the world, according to a report from the charity Christian Aid.C...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 10, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent Tags: Climate change Tea Environment Food Science Kenya China India Sri Lanka Africa Asia Pacific South and Central Asia World news Source Type: news

High-Dose Vitamin D Supplements Significantly Reduce ICU Admissions & COVID-19 Deaths
Conclusion Vitamin D, 200,000 IU dose in single or divided doses is safe and highly cost-effective in reducing complications and deaths in persons with SARS-CoV-2 infection. Early use of vitamin D (100,000 to 600,000 IU) can reduce ICU admissions by ~80%. Therefore, vitamin D can greatly reduce the need for expanding ICU beds AND cost less than 0.001% of using an ICU bed/day. Additional information regarding bolus D3 and oral calcifediol: There is little vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) in food and multivitamins, including fortified food. Without passing through glass or sunscreen, skin exposure to ultraviolet-B from high-elev...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sunil J. Wimalawansa Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

The Latest: Sri Lanka receives 1st batch of Sputnik V shots
Sri Lanka has received its first batch of the Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Correction: Childhood adversity and self-poisoning: a hospital case control study in Sri Lanka - Rajapakse T, Russell AE, Kidger J, Bandara P, L ópez-López JA, Senarathna L, Metcalfe C, Gunnell D, Knipe D.
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0242437.]. In Fig 1, the term self-harm should be self-poisoning. In Fig 2 under the flowchart for cases, the number of patients admitted for self-poisoning should be 481 and the not eligible number ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Case fatality of agricultural pesticides after self-poisoning in Sri Lanka: a prospective cohort study - Buckley NA, Fahim M, Raubenheimer J, Gawarammana IB, Eddleston M, Roberts MS, Dawson AH.
BACKGROUND: Pesticide poisoning is among the most common means of suicide globally, but can be prevented with regulation of the most hazardous agents. We aimed to compare the lethality of pesticides ingested by our cohort, seek evidence on variation betwee... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

State of COVID-19 in Sri Lanka: Are Government Policies Effective in Controlling it?
By Sunil J. WimalawansaNEW JERSEY, Apr 28 2021 (IPS) The SARS-CoV-2 infection (COVID-19) affected the entire world; many died, millions got sick, and the misery continues. Second and third waves of SARS.Cov-2 infection are devastating most countries. Non-strategic lockdowns and curfews (as in Sri Lanka) further aggravated the peoples’ misery, sufferings, daily lives, and economies, more than that from the virus. The toxic combination of COVID-19 and curfews devastated local productions and supply chains, livelihoods, people welfare, food security, and the county’s economy. Many viral diseases can control using...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sunil J. Wimalawansa Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Bullying in rural schools among early adolescents in Sri Lanka; prevalence of bullying acts and common responses to bullying - Jayasinghe VPKK, Perera KMN, Guruge GND.
Prevalence of bullying among school going adolescents was estimated to be high (approximately 37%) in Sri Lanka according to the Global School based student Health Survey. However, limited number of studies were carried out in Sri Lanka on bullying among a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Mrs. World Caroline Jurie Gives Up Crown Following Arrest For Pageant Incident
Mrs. World Caroline Jurie surrendered her crown in a recorded statement addressing her onstage incident with Mrs. Sri Lanka World winner... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Mrs World' grabs crown from head of 'Mrs Sri Lanka' on stage
Reigning Mrs World, Caroline Jurie, declared that Pushpika De Silva was ineligible as the winner because she was divorced, and forcibly... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mrs. Sri Lanka winner injured after another pageant contestant ripped her crown off, claiming she is divorced
"I say a true queen is not a woman who snatches another woman's crown, but a woman who secretly sets another woman's crown," the winner... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sri Lanka bans palm oil imports, tells producers to uproot plantations
Sri Lanka on Monday banned imports of palm oil and new palm plantations, and told producers to uproot existing plantations in a phased... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Relieve digestive issues and fight cancer with Indian bael
(Natural News) Aegle marmelos, commonly known as bael in Nepal and India, is a plant that belongs to the Rutaceae, or citrus, family. It is native to Northern India but can also be found in Sri Lanka, Burma and Thailand. Also called shivaduma, or the tree of Shiva, bael is sacred to the Hindus and is commonly found growing... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sri Lanka to ban burqa, close Islamic schools
Sri Lanka on Saturday announced a ban on burqas and the closure of more than 1,000 Islamic schools in the country, (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news