How many people have died of Covid-19 in YOUR area?
North Somerset, Preston, Doncaster and Carlisle are enduring their worst weeks so far, according to data from the Office for National Statistics. The data reveals a considerable degree of variation on a local level. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘It’s Getting Worse.’ Nursing Home Workers Confront Risks in Facilities Devastated by Coronavirus
Days before she tested positive for COVID-19 in early April, Tanya Beckford was already worried about dying because of the conditions in the Connecticut nursing home where she has worked for 23 years. She wasn’t feeling well and says she and her co-workers, facing a shortage of masks, gloves and gowns, had started wearing plastic trash bags over their uniforms for protection as they cared for infected residents. Beckford, a certified nursing assistant (CNA) in the Alzheimer’s unit at Newington Rapid Recovery Rehab Center in Newington, Connecticut, had been running a low-grade fever but says the facility was on...
Source: TIME: Health - May 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katie Reilly Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Federal Obligations for S & E Support to HBCUs in FY 2018 Increase 3.8 % from Previous Year
Science and engineering ( S&E ) support to historically black colleges and universities ( HBCUs ) was $ 320 million in FY 2018, an increase of 3.8 % from FY 2017. This was the first increase HBCUs saw in 4 years, following annual declines in 2015, 2016, and 2017. Data are from the FY 2018 Survey of Federal Science and Engineering Support to Universities, Colleges, and Nonprofit Institutions, conducted by the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics within the National Science Foundation. (Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources)
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - May 29, 2020 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

Salute America ’s Heroes on Memorial Day
Let’s think about those unsung heroes working on the front lines for the last few months all across America. As we approach Memorial Day, let’s take the time to honor these incredibly brave men and women who’ve put their lives at risk — and who have sacrificed so much — to protect our country and our freedom. American veterans deserve to be honored and supported every day. And their health care should be a top priority. Last year, the Department of Veterans Affairs unveiled a new program that would allow servicemen and women access to private health care providers. It was the biggest over...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 29, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr.A.Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

Solution to century-old math problem could predict transmission of infectious diseases
A Bristol academic has achieved a milestone in statistical/mathematical physics by solving a 100-year-old physics problem – the discrete diffusion equation in finite space. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 29, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Engineering Maths, Faculty of Engineering, School of Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Engineering Source Type: news

Researchers: Vitamin D deficiency may lead to severe COVID-19 complications, death
(Natural News) Those who are deficient in vitamin D may be more prone to developing severe COVID-19 symptoms, according to a new research paper. The statistical analysis, conducted by a team of researchers from Northwestern University and published in preprint format on the MedXRiv site, covered Wuhan coronavirus cases in multiple countries, including China, Iran, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Limits on evolution revealed by statistical physics
(University of Tokyo) What is and is not possible for natural evolution may be explained using models and calculations from theoretical physics, say researchers in Japan. To explain this the limits of evolution, researchers simplified the natural world to fit idealized physics models and searched for any mathematical structure within biological complexity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 29, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Trastuzumab achieves slight reduction in recurrence for women with HER2-positive DCIS
(NRG Oncology) The addition of the monoclonal antibody therapy Trastuzumab to radiotherapy did not reach the protocol objective of a 36% reduction in the ipsilateral breast tumor recurrence rate for women with HER2-positive ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) on the NRG Oncology clinical trial NSABP B-43. The trial did find a statistically non-significant, modest (19%) reduction in the rate of recurrence among women that received trastuzumab, but this difference was not statistically significant. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 29, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Covid-19 transmission rate stable for third week, says ONS
Snapshot survey suggests about 133,000 people infected in England in last two weeksCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe number of people with Covid-19 has remained stable for the third week in a row, according tothe Office for National Statistics, with an estimated 133,000 people infected in England in the last two weeks.The findings raise questions about whether community transmission rates are low enough to avoid a second surge in infections as lockdown measures start to be lifted.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 28, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Coronavirus outbreak UK news Science Office for National Statistics Infectious diseases Source Type: news

April was the deadliest month on record in England and Wales: Figures show 88,000 people died
Data from the Office for National Statistics shows that 88,153 people died of any cause in England and Wales in April, more than double the 43,000 who died in February before the Covid-19 outbreak. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

9.5 Percent Uninsured in U.S. From January Through June 2019
WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2020 -- A total of 9.5 percent of persons were uninsured from January through June 2019, according to a report published online May 28 by the National Center for Health Statistics. Robin A. Cohen, Ph.D., and colleagues from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hancock pledges more transparency over testing figures after watchdog’s concern
Matt Hancock has pledged further transparency over the daily number of covid-19 tests after the UK’s statistics watchdog highlighted concerns about the figures reported by the government. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 28, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Government target of 200,000 Covid-19 tests 'meaningless'
Senior scientists say published data on testing doesn ’t adhere to basic rules of statisticsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe government ’s target of hitting 200,000 Covid-19 daily tests by Monday has been described as “meaningless” by senior scientists, who say that the published data on testing does not adhere to the basic rules of statistics.Experts told the Guardian the published daily testing figures appeared “almost designed to confuse” and made it impossible to judge whether current levels of testing are adequate to support thetrack, trace and i...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 28, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Coronavirus outbreak UK news Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news Source Type: news

U.S. FDA Approves New Pediatric Formulation of SIRTURO ® (bedaquiline) as Part of Combination Therapy to Treat Children with Pulmonary Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ, May 27, 2020 — The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval for a new pediatric formulation of SIRTURO® (bedaquiline). SIRTURO® is now indicated for use as part of combination therapy in the treatment of adult and pediatric patients (5 years and older and weighing at least 15 kg) with pulmonary multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR‑TB). In the U.S., the medicine should be reserved for use when an effective treatment regimen cannot otherwise be provided. This indication received acceler...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - May 27, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Are U.S. states covering up coronavirus death data?
(Natural News) As states across the U.S. ramp up their reopenings, some are coming under fire for publishing misleading statistics or concealing information related to the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Government officials in a number of states are now facing questions about how open and honest they’ve been on how the virus is impacting their... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Epidemiology and outcome analysis of 3030 burn patients with an ICD-10 approach - Alipou J, Mehdipour Y, Karimi A.
The present study aims to document the epidemiologic features and outcomes of burn injuries in Southeastern Iran based on International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Revision (ICD-10) guidelines. This retrospectiv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Using a statistical model of past wildfire spread to quantify and map the likelihood of fire reaching assets and prioritise fuel treatments - Price OF, Bedward M.
We present a method to quantify and map the probability of fires reaching the vicinity of assets in a wildfire-prone region, by extending a statistical fire spread model developed on historical fire patterns in the Sydney region, Australia. It calculates t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Only About Half of Americans Would Get a COVID-19 Vaccine, Poll Finds
Only about half of Americans say they would get a COVID-19 vaccine if the scientists working furiously to create one succeed, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. That’s surprisingly low considering the effort going into the global race for a vaccine against the coronavirus that has sparked a pandemic since first emerging from China late last year. But more people might eventually roll up their sleeves: The poll, released Wednesday, found 31% simply weren’t sure if they’d get vaccinated. Another 1 in 5 said they’d refuse. Health experts already w...
Source: TIME: Health - May 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lauran Neergaard and Hannah Fingerhut / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News Desk wire Source Type: news

Only Half Of Americans Would Get A Coronavirus Vaccine, Poll Shows
(AP) – Only about half of Americans say they would get a COVID-19 vaccine if the scientists working furiously to create one succeed, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. That’s surprisingly low considering the effort going into the global race for a vaccine against the coronavirus that has sparked a pandemic since first emerging from China late last year. But more people might eventually roll up their sleeves: The poll, released Wednesday, found 31% simply weren’t sure if they’d get vaccinated. Another 1 in 5 said they’d refuse. Moderna the...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Coronavirus Source Type: news

Effect of treatment with a full-occlusion biofeedback splint on sleep bruxism and TMD pain: a randomized controlled clinical trial
ConclusionsThe tested BFB splint is highly effective in reducing SB at the subconscious level, i.e., without waking the patient, and in achieving improvements in global pain perception. The results suggest that the BFB splint also provides a better treatment option for bruxism-related pain than an AOS. However, further research is needed, and specifically studies with a larger patient population displaying higher levels of pain at baseline.Clinical relevanceBy reducing burst duration and therefore the pathological load on the masticatory apparatus, the BFB splint reduces TMD and bruxism-related symptoms and improves patien...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 26, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Data puzzle as Spain tweaks coronavirus tracking system
Spain's Health Ministry on Tuesday defended changes to its methodology for recording coronavirus data that have led to wild fluctuations in daily statistics and provoked sharp criticism by opposition parties. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Number of Covid-19 deaths in week ending May 15 dropped to a six-week LOW
Data from the Office for National Statistics showed that 120 fewer people were killed by coronavirus between May 9 and 15 than in the week before, showing the outbreak is tailing off in all settings. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus UK: One in 20 London care home residents have died
Analysis of Office for National Statistics data revealed there have been 4.7 COVID-19 deaths per 100 care home beds in London - twice as much as in the South West and East of England. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A prediction model of functional outcome at 6 months using clinical findings of a person with traumatic spinal cord injury at 1 month after injury - Ariji Y, Hayashi T, Ideta R, Koga R, Murai S, Towatari F, Terashi Y, Sakai H, Kurata H, Maeda T.
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective statistical analysis of database. OBJECTIVES: Prediction of the Spinal Cord Independence Measure version III Total Score (SCIM-TS) at 6 months after injury based on physical findings at 1 month after injury is an important ind... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Problems with not recognising the roadblocks at reduced visibility - Dro ździel P, Wrona R.
The article was aimed at analysing the issue of legal circumstances regulating the road traffic at reduced visibility. The statistical data related to the road incidents, with special emphasis on the pedestrian accidents, were presented. The difficulties w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Spatial analysis of disaster statistics in selected cities of Nigeria - Okunola OH.
The frequency and occurrence of natural, technological and man-induced disasters are increasing in Nigeria. The trends and patterns of these occurrences are scarcely accessed in literature. This paper focuses on types, occurrences and causes of disasters i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

New care home death figures show government claims of protecting the sector  ​ring hollow
Responding to figures published today (Tuesday) by the Office for National Statistics showing more than half of all deaths linked to coronavirus occurred in care homes, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “It’s shameful that hundreds of people in care homes are still dying of C​o​vid-19 every week. “Vulnerable residents and ​care workers looking after them have been left to fight the disease alone. Many staff still don’t have the safety kit or tests they need. Government claims of a protective ring being placed a...
Source: UNISON Health care news - May 26, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Garfield Myrie Tags: News Press release adult social care care crisis Christina McAnea Covid-19 deaths ONS Source Type: news

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey pilot: England, 21 May 2020, Office for National Statistics
Latest provisional results show at any given time between 4-17 May, an estimated average of 0.25% (95% CI 0.16-0.38%) of the community population (excluding hospitals; care homes) had Covid-19, equating to 137,000 (85,000-208,000) people, similar to the previous estimate. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Innovation Is an Imperative – for Sustainable Food Systems
Zoltán Kálmán is Permanent Representative of Hungary to the Rome-based UN agencies (FAO, IFAD, WFP). He was President of the WFP Executive Board in 2018.By Zoltán KálmánROME, May 26 2020 (IPS) Hunger and food insecurity continue to rise. The official 2019 statistics refer to 821 million people suffering from hunger all over the world. According the recently launched Global Report on Food Crises, there are further 135 million people facing crisis levels of hunger or worse. WFP estimates that due to the impacts of COVID19, additional 130 million people could be pushed to the brink of...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Zoltan Kalman Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Climate Change Economy & Trade Food & Agriculture Food Sustainability Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Nigeria: Economy Grew in First Quarter 2020 Amid Global Crisis
[Premium Times] Amid global health and economic crises, Nigeria's economic grew in the first quarter of 2020 by 1.87 per cent, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Is Britain REALLY the sick man of Europe?
We take a look at the numbers coronavirus-related numbers we do have and the stories behind the statistics of some of the countries 'apparently' faring better or worse than the UK. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO Suspends Study of Hydroxychloroquine as COVID-19 Treatment to Review Safety Concerns
(GENEVA) — The World Health Organization said Monday that it will temporarily drop hydroxychloroquine — the anti-malarial drug U.S. President Trump says he is taking — from its global study into experimental COVID-19 treatments, saying that its experts need to review all available evidence to date. In a press briefing, WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that in light of a paper published last week in the Lancet that showed people taking hydroxychloroquine were at higher risk of death and heart problems, there would be “a temporary pause” on the hydroxychloroquine arm of its g...
Source: TIME: Health - May 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maria Cheng and Jamey Keaten / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News Desk overnight wire Source Type: news

Kenya ’ s Adolescent Women Left Behind As More Married Women Access Contraception
At least 54 percent of sexually active adolescent women in Kenya who would like to postpone pregnancy have an unmet need for modern contraception. Credit: Miriam Gathigah/IPSBy Miriam GathigahNAIROBI, May 25 2020 (IPS) It was only when 17-year-old Eva Muigai was in her final trimester that her family discovered she was pregnant. Muigai, a form three student who lives with her family in Gachie, Central Kenya, had spent her pregnancy wearing tight bodysuits and loose-fitting clothes that hid her growing baby bump. “The plan was to have an abortion but I was too scared. My classmate had an abortion last year and she alm...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Miriam Gathigah Tags: Africa Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Gender Headlines Health Human Rights Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Women's Health adolescent women Deliver for Good Kenya Sexual and Reproductive Hea Source Type: news

COVID-19 deaths in Sweden top 4,000: Public Health Agency
The death toll from the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in Sweden has topped 4,000, statistics published by the Public Health Agency showed on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Married for 68 years, this B.C. couple died 5 hours apart after testing positive for COVID-19
Juanita and Howard Robinson died in a North Vancouver long-term care home in early April. Their children are telling their story to highlight the hardship of being separated from loved ones in long-term care and remind people that the seniors killed by the coronavirus aren't just statistics. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Differentiating perpetrators of intimate partner violence from other violent offenders using a statistical learning model: the role of cognition and life history variables - Fox JM, Reilly JL, Kosson DS, Brown A, Hanlon RE, Brook M.
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a widespread crime that victimizes over 4-million women per year in the United States and results in significant monetary cost and unmeasured physical and psychological consequences for victims. Specialized IPV offender t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Detention without data: public tracking of civil commitment - Morris NP.
Civil commitment ranks among the most contentious and coercive elements of mental health care. Although civil commitment is practiced across the United States, basic statistics about these policies, such as the numbers of involuntary psychiatric hospitaliz... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Tanzania: Cloud Hangs Over Country's COVID-19 Data Updates
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The release of Covid-19 official statistics has remained a mystery for nearly a month despite a promise by Health minister Ummy Mwalimu who said the government would resume updating the public on the disease's trends after the rehabilitation of the National Health Laboratory. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Consultations in child abuse pediatrics - Hicks RA, Laskey AL, Harris TL, Hibbard RA.
This study describes a hospital-based child abuse pediatrics consultation service. Medical records for all child abuse pediatrics consultations during 2006 to 2009 were reviewed. Descriptive statistics were used for data analysis. Of 2495 consultations, 13... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

‘I’ve felt like I’m more at risk of exhaustion than COVID-19’
UNISON member Sarah Wall is a team leader in a homeless hostel in Birmingham. In the week that the lockdown was announced, Birmingham City Council urged local services to get all rough sleepers off the streets. Sarah remembers it clearly. “The busiest Monday I’ve ever had was at the end of March. There was a lot of last-minute pressure from Birmingham City Council for us to get everyone off the street. “Two weeks before that, all the local housing providers were called into a meeting to look at potential strategies for rehousing people. “Usually, the rough sleeper team go out and approach ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - May 22, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article coronavirus Covid-19 homeless homelessness housing local government Source Type: news

Statistical Approach to COVID-19 Clinical Trials Aims to Accelerate Drug Approval Process
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have published a pair of studies in a COVID-19 special issue of the Harvard Data Science Review, freely available via open access, describing new methods for accelerating drug approvals during pandemics and for providing more accurate measures of the probabilities of success for clinical trials of vaccines and other anti-infective therapies. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - May 22, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Does the Australian Bureau of Statistics Method of Travel to Work data accurately estimate commuter cycling in Australia? - Olivier J, Esmaeilikia M, Johnson M, Beck B, Grzebieta R.
The Australian Census of Population and Housing includes a responder's Method of Travel to Work for Persons (MTWP) on Census Day. With some exceptions, responders can select multiple modes of transport. In Australia and overseas, this data has been used to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

Nigeria: Economy Will Definitely Go Into Recession - Finance Minister
[Premium Times] An assessment by the Nigeria Bureau of Statistics indicates that Nigeria's economy will go into a recession at an average of -4.4 per cent, the finance minister, Zainab Ahmed, has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

In Tijuana, paramedics uncover a hidden death toll not captured in COVID-19 statistics
UCLA and Mexico researchers find a dramatic increase in out-of-hospital deaths in Tijuana. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kate Linthicum, Patrick J. McDonnell Source Type: news

Why More Must be Done to Fight Bogus COVID-19 Cure Claims
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The post Why More Must be Done to Fight Bogus COVID-19 Cure Claims appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Global Headlines Health Source Type: news

Britain comes together to clap for carers on Covid frontline – as it happened
Government signs deal for 10m antibody tests; 17% of Londoners and 5% of rest of country may have had Covid-19; official UK death toll rises to 36,042Johnson forced to drop NHS surcharge for migrant health workersFewer young adults sticking to lockdown rules, study showsMatt Hancock ’s press conference - summaryCoronavirus global updates - liveCoronavirus latest: at a glanceSee all our coverage8.31pmBSTThat ’s the end of our UK live coverage for tonight, please follow worldwide developments on our global blog. Thanks for reading and writing in.Related:Coronavirus live news: Spain reports lowest Covid-19 daily d...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Sparrow and Nazia Parveen (now); Josh Halliday (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Politics Science UK news Infectious diseases Office for National Statistics Health NHS Nicola Sturgeon Scotland Scottish politics Chris Patten London Sadiq Khan Matt Hancock Boris Johnson Source Type: news

Characteristics of teenagers who use dental floss.
CONCLUSION:Use of dental floss was not a daily behaviour in most teenagers. Flossing was associated with having approximal caries lesions, indicating that teenagers having signs of approximal caries had been recommended to use dental floss.Copyright © 2020 Dennis Barber Ltd. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 21, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

UK coronavirus live: migrant care workers to be exempt from NHS surcharge after U-turn
Government has signed deal for 10m antibody tests to be rolled out next week; health secretary says 17% of Londoners and 5% of rest of country have had Covid-19; official UK death toll rises to 36,042Johnson forced to drop NHS surcharge for migrant health workersFewer young adults sticking to lockdown rules, study showsCoronavirus global updates - liveCoronavirus latest: at a glanceSee all our coverage5.53pmBSTA football columnist from the Daily Mirror goes next.Q: Why are young people who play the working class game of football not able to train, when people can play sport like tennis?5.47pmBSTQ: Is there a point where co...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Sparrow and Nazia Parveen (now); Josh Halliday (earlier) Tags: Politics Coronavirus outbreak Science UK news Infectious diseases Office for National Statistics Health NHS Nicola Sturgeon Scotland Scottish politics Chris Patten London Sadiq Khan Source Type: news

Africa: Four Ways to Combat Malaria in the Time of COVID-19
[allAfrica] Globally there are more than 5.1 million cases of COVID-19 with most cases currently in high income countries. The U.S. and Europe are responsible for 72% of COVID-19 cases, 63% of recoveries and 82% of deaths. In contrast, World Health organization estimates there were 228 million cases of malaria and 405,000 deaths due to malaria worldwide in 2018. Africa bore the burden of these statistics, accounting for 93% of malaria cases and 94% of malaria deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How Remdesivir Moved From Back Shelf to Best Hope for Treating COVID-19
This study showed that a five-day regimen is as effective as 10 days–that’s important, doctors say, since it could mean shorter stays in the hospital, which could alleviate some of the burden on the health care system. “Of course we will have to wait for the final review of all the data, but it would be very nice to have an anti-viral that’s efficacious in this terrible illness,” says Dr. Aruna Subramanian, a clinical professor of medicine at Stanford and an investigator on the study. “At least we know that we can help patients with this, and that’s really the bottom line.” T...
Source: TIME: Health - May 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Magazine Source Type: news