Evaluating the efficiency of three methods to clean and disinfect screw- and cement-retained prostheses
ConclusionsAll 3 treatment methods reduced contaminants on the SCRP surface, but ultrasonic cleaning yielded the most favorable results. However, none of the methods provided additional disinfection for SCRPs previously disinfected by ozone and UV in a dental laboratory.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 19, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

We Need a Global Coordinated Effort to Secure Equal Access to Safe & Effective Vaccines
A healthcare worker at a testing facility collects samples for the coronavirus at Mimar Sinan State Hospital, Buyukcekmece district in Istanbul, Turkey. Credit: UNDP Turkey/Levent KuluBy Ilze Brands KehrisGENEVA, Jan 18 2021 (IPS) A year into the COVID-19 crisis, countries across the globe continue to face alarming levels of pressure on their health and social services. Education and other essential rights, such as water and sanitation, have been severely compromised. Inequalities and poverty have further deepened with devastating impact on the most vulnerable and marginalised individuals and communities. Many other right...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ilze Brands Kehris Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

China says its economy grew 2.3% in 2020, but consumer spending fell
Gross domestic product grew by 6.5% in the fourth quarter from a year ago, official data from National Bureau of Statistics showed. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statistics explained: how to make sense of ‘excess’ deaths | David Spiegelhalter
In the first of a new series, the leading Cambridge professor measures Covid-19 ’s impactHow many people have died because of the pandemic? How does this vary across countries? These are two of the most common questions I get asked and yet they are remarkably difficult to answer.We could start by looking at the number of Covid deaths listed on a website and compare countries by Covid deaths per million population. But this assumes the way countries record a death as “Covid” is consistent and ignores any deaths caused by lockdown measures and disruption to health services. It’s fairer to look at what...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 17, 2021 Category: Science Authors: David Spiegelhalter Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

NJ Teen EMS Volunteer Qualifies for COVID Dose, Can ’t Find Pfizer Vaccine
Teenage EMS volunteer qualifies for COVID vaccine, but finding Pfizer is nearly impossible https://t.co/azcJfuEpxO pic.twitter.com/Fqp6tq86oH— njdotcom (@njdotcom) January 15, 2021 Kevin Shea nj.com (MCT) Kelsey Quinones is about as frontline of a healthcare worker as you can get. She volunteers with the Cranford First Aid Squad, working 12-hour weekend shifts responding to emergencies and often taking patients to area hospitals. The work qualifies her to get the coronavirus vaccine, now, as an EMS member of Phase 1A. But Kelsey is 16 years old, and can only receive the Pfizer vaccin...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 15, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus News News Feed EMS Medicine New Jersey Source Type: news

NJ Teen EMS Volunteer Qualifies for COVID Dose, Can ’t Find Pfizer Vaccine
Teenage EMS volunteer qualifies for COVID vaccine, but finding Pfizer is nearly impossible https://t.co/azcJfuEpxO pic.twitter.com/Fqp6tq86oH— njdotcom (@njdotcom) January 15, 2021 Kevin Shea nj.com (MCT) Kelsey Quinones is about as frontline of a healthcare worker as you can get. She volunteers with the Cranford First Aid Squad, working 12-hour weekend shifts responding to emergencies and often taking patients to area hospitals. The work qualifies her to get the coronavirus vaccine, now, as an EMS member of Phase 1A. But Kelsey is 16 years old, and can only receive the Pfizer vaccin...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 15, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus News News Feed EMS Medicine New Jersey Source Type: news

NJ Teen EMS Volunteer Qualifies for COVID Dose, Can ’t Find Pfizer Vaccine
Teenage EMS volunteer qualifies for COVID vaccine, but finding Pfizer is nearly impossible https://t.co/azcJfuEpxO pic.twitter.com/Fqp6tq86oH— njdotcom (@njdotcom) January 15, 2021 Kevin Shea nj.com (MCT) Kelsey Quinones is about as frontline of a healthcare worker as you can get. She volunteers with the Cranford First Aid Squad, working 12-hour weekend shifts responding to emergencies and often taking patients to area hospitals. The work qualifies her to get the coronavirus vaccine, now, as an EMS member of Phase 1A. But Kelsey is 16 years old, and can only receive the Pfizer vaccin...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 15, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus News News Feed EMS Medicine New Jersey Source Type: news

NJ Teen EMS Volunteer Qualifies for COVID Dose, Can ’t Find Pfizer Vaccine
Teenage EMS volunteer qualifies for COVID vaccine, but finding Pfizer is nearly impossible https://t.co/azcJfuEpxO pic.twitter.com/Fqp6tq86oH— njdotcom (@njdotcom) January 15, 2021 Kevin Shea nj.com (MCT) Kelsey Quinones is about as frontline of a healthcare worker as you can get. She volunteers with the Cranford First Aid Squad, working 12-hour weekend shifts responding to emergencies and often taking patients to area hospitals. The work qualifies her to get the coronavirus vaccine, now, as an EMS member of Phase 1A. But Kelsey is 16 years old, and can only receive the Pfizer vaccin...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 15, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus News News Feed EMS Medicine New Jersey Source Type: news

NJ Teen EMS Volunteer Qualifies for COVID Dose, Can ’t Find Pfizer Vaccine
Teenage EMS volunteer qualifies for COVID vaccine, but finding Pfizer is nearly impossible https://t.co/azcJfuEpxO pic.twitter.com/Fqp6tq86oH— njdotcom (@njdotcom) January 15, 2021 Kevin Shea nj.com (MCT) Kelsey Quinones is about as frontline of a healthcare worker as you can get. She volunteers with the Cranford First Aid Squad, working 12-hour weekend shifts responding to emergencies and often taking patients to area hospitals. The work qualifies her to get the coronavirus vaccine, now, as an EMS member of Phase 1A. But Kelsey is 16 years old, and can only receive the Pfizer vaccin...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 15, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus News News Feed EMS Medicine New Jersey Source Type: news

NJ Teen EMS Volunteer Qualifies for COVID Dose, Can ’ t Find Pfizer Vaccine
Teenage EMS volunteer qualifies for COVID vaccine, but finding Pfizer is nearly impossible https://t.co/azcJfuEpxO pic.twitter.com/Fqp6tq86oH— njdotcom (@njdotcom) January 15, 2021 Kevin Shea nj.com (MCT) Kelsey Quinones is about as frontline of a healthcare worker as you can get. She volunteers with the Cranford First Aid Squad, working 12-hour weekend shifts responding to emergencies and often taking patients to area hospitals. The work qualifies her to get the coronavirus vaccine, now, as an EMS member of Phase 1A. But Kelsey is 16 years old, and can only receive the Pfizer vaccin...
Source: JEMS Latest News - January 15, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Coronavirus News News Feed EMS Medicine New Jersey Source Type: news

Dengue —an Epidemic Within a Pandemic in Peru
International Year of Volunteers: A volunteer ombudsman in Peru helps a local woman with her problem, 2001. Credit: UN PhotoBy Carmen ArroyoUNITED NATIONS, Jan 15 2021 (IPS) While the world is grappling with the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Peru is still dealing with an epidemic that it has not been able to control—the mosquito-borne viral disease known as dengue. With almost 56,400 confirmed cases as of December, Peru is suffering the worst dengue epidemic since 2017, when the virus infected over 68,000 people. The illness, coupled with the novel coronavirus crisis, has left thousands of people exposed to m...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Carmen Arroyo Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food Security and Nutrition Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition F Source Type: news

Canada Reports Not One Baby Has Been Named “Karen” Since November 13 2019
By Scott S.e Ottawa - Statistics Canada has reported an astounding and sudden drop in parents naming their babies “Karen”. The... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Interprofessional Abortion Opposition: A National Survey and Qualitative Interviews with Abortion Training Program Directors at U.S. Teaching Hospitals
CONCLUSIONSInterprofessional opposition to abortion is widespread in U.S. teaching hospitals. Interventions are needed that prioritize patients ’ needs while recognizing the challenges hospital colleagues face in their abortion participation decisions. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - January 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Be Part of the Solution: Vax Up!
JEMS proudly gives two thumbs up to the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of EMS, which, in partnership with the Mentor Fire Department, created an outstanding “Vax Up” edition of their “Be Part of the Solution” public service announcement (PSA) series. The Division of EMS created, and is encouraging distribution, of this PSA as a resource to encourage EMS providers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, to highlight the importance of vaccination to all public safety personnel and to the community, and to encourage the populations in the upcoming phases of the vaccination plan to be immunized ...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P Tags: Commentary Coronavirus Spotlight EMS EMT Medicine Paramedic Source Type: news

Be Part of the Solution: Vax Up!
JEMS proudly gives two thumbs up to the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of EMS, which, in partnership with the Mentor Fire Department, created an outstanding “Vax Up” edition of their “Be Part of the Solution” public service announcement (PSA) series. The Division of EMS created, and is encouraging distribution, of this PSA as a resource to encourage EMS providers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, to highlight the importance of vaccination to all public safety personnel and to the community, and to encourage the populations in the upcoming phases of the vaccination plan to be immunized ...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P Tags: Commentary Coronavirus Spotlight EMS EMT Medicine Paramedic Source Type: news

Be Part of the Solution: Vax Up!
JEMS proudly gives two thumbs up to the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of EMS, which, in partnership with the Mentor Fire Department, created an outstanding “Vax Up” edition of their “Be Part of the Solution” public service announcement (PSA) series. The Division of EMS created, and is encouraging distribution, of this PSA as a resource to encourage EMS providers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, to highlight the importance of vaccination to all public safety personnel and to the community, and to encourage the populations in the upcoming phases of the vaccination plan to be immunized ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P Tags: Commentary Coronavirus Spotlight EMS EMT Medicine Paramedic Source Type: news

Be Part of the Solution: Vax Up!
JEMS proudly gives two thumbs up to the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of EMS, which, in partnership with the Mentor Fire Department, created an outstanding “Vax Up” edition of their “Be Part of the Solution” public service announcement (PSA) series. The Division of EMS created, and is encouraging distribution, of this PSA as a resource to encourage EMS providers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, to highlight the importance of vaccination to all public safety personnel and to the community, and to encourage the populations in the upcoming phases of the vaccination plan to be immunized ...
Source: JEMS Latest News - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P Tags: Commentary Coronavirus Spotlight EMS EMT Medicine Paramedic Source Type: news

Be Part of the Solution: Vax Up!
JEMS proudly gives two thumbs up to the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of EMS, which, in partnership with the Mentor Fire Department, created an outstanding “Vax Up” edition of their “Be Part of the Solution” public service announcement (PSA) series. The Division of EMS created, and is encouraging distribution, of this PSA as a resource to encourage EMS providers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, to highlight the importance of vaccination to all public safety personnel and to the community, and to encourage the populations in the upcoming phases of the vaccination plan to be immunized ...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P Tags: Commentary Coronavirus Spotlight EMS EMT Medicine Paramedic Source Type: news

Be Part of the Solution: Vax Up!
JEMS proudly gives two thumbs up to the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of EMS, which, in partnership with the Mentor Fire Department, created an outstanding “Vax Up” edition of their “Be Part of the Solution” public service announcement (PSA) series. The Division of EMS created, and is encouraging distribution, of this PSA as a resource to encourage EMS providers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, to highlight the importance of vaccination to all public safety personnel and to the community, and to encourage the populations in the upcoming phases of the vaccination plan to be immunized ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P Tags: Commentary Coronavirus Spotlight EMS EMT Medicine Paramedic Source Type: news

Fewer Children Died in 2020, Despite the Pandemic. Experts Are Trying to Figure Out Why
Since the global pandemic began, one of the grimmer features of daily life has been watching the coronavirus death count tick up and up as the months have gone by. With so much unnecessary death in 2020, it’s surprising that in many countries, at least according to preliminary numbers, there was one significant group that actually saw its death rates fall: children. Data from the Human Mortality Database, a research project run by a global team of demographers, suggest that COVID-19 did not reverse years-long declines in child mortality, despite a mortality surge in the general population. Demographers, pediatricians...
Source: TIME: Health - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Barone Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

GA EMT Saving Lives During COVID Thanks to High School Training Program
Mark Rice Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Ga. (MCT) Alejandro Corredor is the first participant in the two-year-old emergency medical technician program at Shaw High School to pass the national certification exam. He also is the first to be hired. “We’re 18-year-old kids,” he told the Ledger-Enquirer, “but we’re doing big things.” Big things such as saving lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. Even before the winter surge in coronavirus cases, Corredor said, the medics at EMS Care Ambulance in Columbus went on every call assuming the patient was COVID-1...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News News Feed Spotlight Training EMT Georgia Source Type: news

GA EMT Saving Lives During COVID Thanks to High School Training Program
Mark Rice Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Ga. (MCT) Alejandro Corredor is the first participant in the two-year-old emergency medical technician program at Shaw High School to pass the national certification exam. He also is the first to be hired. “We’re 18-year-old kids,” he told the Ledger-Enquirer, “but we’re doing big things.” Big things such as saving lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. Even before the winter surge in coronavirus cases, Corredor said, the medics at EMS Care Ambulance in Columbus went on every call assuming the patient was COVID-1...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News News Feed Spotlight Training EMT Georgia Source Type: news

GA EMT Saving Lives During COVID Thanks to High School Training Program
Mark Rice Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Ga. (MCT) Alejandro Corredor is the first participant in the two-year-old emergency medical technician program at Shaw High School to pass the national certification exam. He also is the first to be hired. “We’re 18-year-old kids,” he told the Ledger-Enquirer, “but we’re doing big things.” Big things such as saving lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. Even before the winter surge in coronavirus cases, Corredor said, the medics at EMS Care Ambulance in Columbus went on every call assuming the patient was COVID-1...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News News Feed Spotlight Training EMT Georgia Source Type: news

GA EMT Saving Lives During COVID Thanks to High School Training Program
Mark Rice Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Ga. (MCT) Alejandro Corredor is the first participant in the two-year-old emergency medical technician program at Shaw High School to pass the national certification exam. He also is the first to be hired. “We’re 18-year-old kids,” he told the Ledger-Enquirer, “but we’re doing big things.” Big things such as saving lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. Even before the winter surge in coronavirus cases, Corredor said, the medics at EMS Care Ambulance in Columbus went on every call assuming the patient was COVID-1...
Source: JEMS Latest News - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News News Feed Spotlight Training EMT Georgia Source Type: news

GA EMT Saving Lives During COVID Thanks to High School Training Program
Mark Rice Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Ga. (MCT) Alejandro Corredor is the first participant in the two-year-old emergency medical technician program at Shaw High School to pass the national certification exam. He also is the first to be hired. “We’re 18-year-old kids,” he told the Ledger-Enquirer, “but we’re doing big things.” Big things such as saving lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. Even before the winter surge in coronavirus cases, Corredor said, the medics at EMS Care Ambulance in Columbus went on every call assuming the patient was COVID-1...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News News Feed Spotlight Training EMT Georgia Source Type: news

GA EMT Saving Lives During COVID Thanks to High School Training Program
Mark Rice Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Ga. (MCT) Alejandro Corredor is the first participant in the two-year-old emergency medical technician program at Shaw High School to pass the national certification exam. He also is the first to be hired. “We’re 18-year-old kids,” he told the Ledger-Enquirer, “but we’re doing big things.” Big things such as saving lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. Even before the winter surge in coronavirus cases, Corredor said, the medics at EMS Care Ambulance in Columbus went on every call assuming the patient was COVID-1...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News News Feed Spotlight Training EMT Georgia Source Type: news

Mozambique: Covid-19 - Four More Deaths, and 730 New Cases
[AIM] Maputo -- New infections with the Covid-19 respiratory disease are continuing at an alarming level, according to the latest statistics from the Ministry of Health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cochlear Implants Aid Speech Recognition in Most Adults
THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2021 -- Most adult patients have statistically significant postoperative improvements in speech recognition after receiving cochlear implants, according to a study published online Jan. 7 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head& Neck... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

U.S. Traffic Deaths Up Despite Virus Lockdowns
DETROIT (AP) — The number of people killed on the nation’s highways rose 4.6% in the first nine months of 2020 despite coronavirus lockdowns that curtailed driving early in the year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 28,190 people died in traffic crashes from January through September of last year, up from 26,941 in the same period of 2019. Final statistics for the full year won’t come out until fall. Related The EMT’s and Paramedic’s Role in Vehicle ExtricationReducing Roadway Risks During EMS Operations Authorities blamed the increase on risky driv...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Operations Rescue & Vehicle Extrication National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Roadway Response Source Type: news

U.S. Traffic Deaths Up Despite Virus Lockdowns
DETROIT (AP) — The number of people killed on the nation’s highways rose 4.6% in the first nine months of 2020 despite coronavirus lockdowns that curtailed driving early in the year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 28,190 people died in traffic crashes from January through September of last year, up from 26,941 in the same period of 2019. Final statistics for the full year won’t come out until fall. Related The EMT’s and Paramedic’s Role in Vehicle ExtricationReducing Roadway Risks During EMS Operations Authorities blamed the increase on risky driv...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Operations Rescue & Vehicle Extrication National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Roadway Response Source Type: news

U.S. Traffic Deaths Up Despite Virus Lockdowns
DETROIT (AP) — The number of people killed on the nation’s highways rose 4.6% in the first nine months of 2020 despite coronavirus lockdowns that curtailed driving early in the year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 28,190 people died in traffic crashes from January through September of last year, up from 26,941 in the same period of 2019. Final statistics for the full year won’t come out until fall. Related The EMT’s and Paramedic’s Role in Vehicle ExtricationReducing Roadway Risks During EMS Operations Authorities blamed the increase on risky driv...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Operations Rescue & Vehicle Extrication National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Roadway Response Source Type: news

U.S. Traffic Deaths Up Despite Virus Lockdowns
DETROIT (AP) — The number of people killed on the nation’s highways rose 4.6% in the first nine months of 2020 despite coronavirus lockdowns that curtailed driving early in the year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 28,190 people died in traffic crashes from January through September of last year, up from 26,941 in the same period of 2019. Final statistics for the full year won’t come out until fall. Related The EMT’s and Paramedic’s Role in Vehicle ExtricationReducing Roadway Risks During EMS Operations Authorities blamed the increase on risky driv...
Source: JEMS Latest News - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Operations Rescue & Vehicle Extrication National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Roadway Response Source Type: news

U.S. Traffic Deaths Up Despite Virus Lockdowns
DETROIT (AP) — The number of people killed on the nation’s highways rose 4.6% in the first nine months of 2020 despite coronavirus lockdowns that curtailed driving early in the year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 28,190 people died in traffic crashes from January through September of last year, up from 26,941 in the same period of 2019. Final statistics for the full year won’t come out until fall. Related The EMT’s and Paramedic’s Role in Vehicle ExtricationReducing Roadway Risks During EMS Operations Authorities blamed the increase on risky driv...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Operations Rescue & Vehicle Extrication National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Roadway Response Source Type: news

U.S. Traffic Deaths Up Despite Virus Lockdowns
DETROIT (AP) — The number of people killed on the nation’s highways rose 4.6% in the first nine months of 2020 despite coronavirus lockdowns that curtailed driving early in the year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 28,190 people died in traffic crashes from January through September of last year, up from 26,941 in the same period of 2019. Final statistics for the full year won’t come out until fall. Related The EMT’s and Paramedic’s Role in Vehicle ExtricationReducing Roadway Risks During EMS Operations Authorities blamed the increase on risky driv...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Operations Rescue & Vehicle Extrication National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Roadway Response Source Type: news

NHS Test and Trace statistics (England): methodology, DHSC (updated 14th January 2021)
How the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) puts together the contact-tracing data in its weekly reports. 14 January 2021Added information about how cases and contacts are reached. 7 January 2021Updated to reflect changes in the reporting of positivity rates and lateral flow tests. 31 December 2020Updated to add clarity on number of contacts who were reached by the phone or onli ne. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS Test and Trace (England) statistics: 31 December 2020 to 6 January 2021, DHSC (published 14th January 2021)
Experimental statistics for weeks 1 to 32 of NHS Test and Trace contact tracing in England. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nuffield Trust response to latest ONS mortality statistics, Nuffield Trust
In response to Office for National Statistics for week ending 1/1/2021, the Nuffield Trust comments that 68% of deaths have occurred in hospitals but cases are rising in care homes. The number of recorded deaths for 2020 is 614,114, the highest level since the 1918 Spanish Flu. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US police three times as likely to use force against leftwing protesters, data finds
Law enforcement responses to more than 13,000 protests show a clear disparity in responses, new statistics show (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Phylodynamics for cell biologists
Multicellular organisms are composed of cells connected by ancestry and descent from progenitor cells. The dynamics of cell birth, death, and inheritance within an organism give rise to the fundamental processes of development, differentiation, and cancer. Technical advances in molecular biology now allow us to study cellular composition, ancestry, and evolution at the resolution of individual cells within an organism or tissue. Here, we take a phylogenetic and phylodynamic approach to single-cell biology. We explain how "tree thinking" is important to the interpretation of the growing body of cell-level data and...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 14, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Stadler, T., Pybus, O. G., Stumpf, M. P. H. Tags: Cell Biology, Online Only review Source Type: news

‘It’s Unimaginably Bad.’ How Government Failures and the New COVID-19 Variant Are Pushing the U.K.’s Health System Into Crisis
Dr Rachel Clarke never dreamed that in her medical career, she would say out loud that hospitals in Britain are running out of oxygen. Yet some hospitals in the U.K. are now in that critical situation, as doctors say the U.K.’s third wave of the coronavirus pandemic is pushing the country’s National Health Service to its limits. “We’re seeing younger patients, we’re seeing sicker patients, and we’ve never really recovered from the first wave,” says Clarke, who works on an acute medical ward in a hospital in Oxfordshire, England, and also in an in-patient hospice setting. “You...
Source: TIME: Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ciara Nugent and Suyin Haynes Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Explainer Londontime Second click United Kingdom Source Type: news

PPE deliveries (England): 4 January to 10 January 2021, DHSC (updated 13th January 2021)
Experimental statistics showing the latest number of personal protective equipment (PPE) items distributed for use by health and social care services in England. 13 January 2021 Updated table 1 in'Experimental statistics – personal protective equipment distributed for use by health and social care services in England: 4 January to 10 January 2021'and replaced'Weekly PPE data'. See footnote 6 for details. 12 January 2021 First published. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus in the UK: when will the worst of this be over?
What data from the first wave suggests about how much longer cases and deaths will continue to riseCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK is on course for record hospital admissions and deaths in the coming weeks, as coronavirus cases hit an all-time high following the loosening of restrictions in December and the rapid spread of the new variant.On Monday, the chief medical officer for England, Chris Whitty, warned that the country wasapproaching the worst weeks of the pandemic. Data from the first wave of Covid-19 and statistical modelling may give us some indication of just how much long...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 13, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Niamh McIntyre Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Science UK news Source Type: news

Inferring human genomes at a fraction of the cost promises to boost biomedical research
(Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics) A new method, developed by Olivier Delaneau's group at the SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics and the University of Lausanne, offers game-changing possibilities for genetic association studies and biomedical research. For less than $1 in computational cost, GLIMPSE is able to statistically infer a complete human genome from a very small amount of data. It offers a first realistic alternative to current approaches, and so allows a wider inclusion of underrepresented populations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Caries arrest effectiveness of silver diamine fluoride compared to alternative restorative technique: randomized clinical trial
Original Scientific ArticlePublished:02 January 2021European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry (2021)AbstractObjectiveThis RCT study assessed and compared the effect of a biannual application of 38% silver diamine fluoride (SDF) with alternative restorative technique (ART) on arresting caries in primary dentition.MethodsThe RCT was conducted over a period of 12 months and included 79 healthy children (237 primary teeth), aged 3 –8 years, selected from the University Pediatric Dentistry outpatient clinics, with at least one primary asymptomatic tooth with active dentinal occlusal/labial lesions. Childr...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - January 13, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Janssen to Highlight Commitment to Lung Cancer Science and Innovation with Eight Data Presentations at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer ’s 2020 World Conference on Lung Cancer
January 12, 2021 (RARITAN, N.J.) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that eight company-sponsored presentations, including two oral presentations, will be featured at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer’s (IASLC) 2020 World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC) Singapore taking place virtually January 28-31, 2021. The presentations include updated data from the Phase 1 CHRYSALIS study (NCT02609776) evaluating amivantamab in patients with NSCLC and EGFR exon 20 insertion mutations and two studies that characterize the high unmet need and lack of stand...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - January 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Saliva, Nasopharyngeal Samples Equally Sensitive for SARS-CoV-2
TUESDAY, Jan. 12, 2021 -- There is no statistically significant difference in the sensitivity of saliva versus nasopharyngeal swabs for detection of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), according to a review published online... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Covid is now behind a THIRD of all deaths in England and Wales
Office for National Statistics (ONS) numbers show 31.2 per cent of deaths in the five days to January 2 - 3,144 out of 10,069 - had Covid mentioned on their death certificates. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

TLC Emergency Medical Services (NY) Ambulance Director Calls It a Career
Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck said Lon Fricano has made Cayuga County better over the past 30 years. https://t.co/DT0ATJOmKC— The_Citizen (@The_Citizen) January 10, 2021 Kelly Rocheleau The Citizen, Auburn, N.Y. (MCT) Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck said Lon Fricano has made Cayuga County better over the past 30 years. Fricano, 72, is the longtime director of operations for TLC Emergency Medical Services, Auburn’s longtime ambulance provider, and his first day of retirement was Jan. 1. Schenck praised Fricano’s decades of service ...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 12, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News News Feed Spotlight EMS EMT New York Paramedic Source Type: news

TLC Emergency Medical Services (NY) Ambulance Director Calls It a Career
Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck said Lon Fricano has made Cayuga County better over the past 30 years. https://t.co/DT0ATJOmKC— The_Citizen (@The_Citizen) January 10, 2021 Kelly Rocheleau The Citizen, Auburn, N.Y. (MCT) Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck said Lon Fricano has made Cayuga County better over the past 30 years. Fricano, 72, is the longtime director of operations for TLC Emergency Medical Services, Auburn’s longtime ambulance provider, and his first day of retirement was Jan. 1. Schenck praised Fricano’s decades of service ...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 12, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News News Feed Spotlight EMS EMT New York Paramedic Source Type: news

TLC Emergency Medical Services (NY) Ambulance Director Calls It a Career
Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck said Lon Fricano has made Cayuga County better over the past 30 years. https://t.co/DT0ATJOmKC— The_Citizen (@The_Citizen) January 10, 2021 Kelly Rocheleau The Citizen, Auburn, N.Y. (MCT) Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck said Lon Fricano has made Cayuga County better over the past 30 years. Fricano, 72, is the longtime director of operations for TLC Emergency Medical Services, Auburn’s longtime ambulance provider, and his first day of retirement was Jan. 1. Schenck praised Fricano’s decades of service ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 12, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News News Feed Spotlight EMS EMT New York Paramedic Source Type: news