Understanding the Hunger Surge Caused by the COVID-19 Recession to Mitigate It Before It Is Too Late
For many people agriculture is the only means of survival, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Credit: Busani Bafana/IPSBy Marco V. Sánchez CantilloROME, Apr 28 2020 (IPS) Many uncertainties haunt the world’s campaign to counter the COVID-19 pandemic, but one thing is now sure: Global economic activity will suffer greatly, with large-scale consequences for the incomes and welfare of all, but especially for the most vulnerable food import-dependent countries. In the absence of timely and effective policy responses, this will exacerbate an already unwelcome increase i...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Marco V. Sanchez Cantillo Tags: Economy & Trade Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Clinical and radiographic evaluation of the Periodontium with biologic width invasion
The objective of the present study was to correlate radiographic findings of biologic width invasion with the periodontium status.MethodsIt were included 14 patients with restored teeth with biological width invasion, on the proximal sites, observed clinically and radiographically. 122 proximal sites were evaluated, 61 in the test group (biological width invasion) and 61 in the control group (adequate biological width). Smokers and patients presenting periodontal disease or restorations with contact in eccentric movements, horizontal over-contour or secondary caries were excluded from the sample. The invasion of the biolog...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 28, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Federal Science and Engineering Support to Universities, Colleges, and Nonprofit Institutions : Fiscal Year 2018
Tables present FY 2018 data on federal obligations to academic and nonprofit institutions for science and engineering research and development. Data include science and engineering support by type of activity, as well as ranking by state, agency, and individual institution. Data are from the Survey of Federal Science and Engineering Support to Universities, Colleges, and Nonprofit Institutions 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 - April 28, 2020 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

FACT CHECK: The "two doctors" featured in popular video from California were actually spouting statistical nonsense... don't be fooled
(Natural News) The “two doctors” video that has been widely cited across independent and conservative media turns out to be yet another example of mathematical illiteracy parading as authoritative medicine. The two doctors featured in the video, Drs. Dan Erickson and Artin Massih, co-owners of Accelerated Urgent Care in Bakersfield, California, put on a clinic... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus deaths more than twice hospital toll, data indicate
Official death statistics for England and Wales suggest the crisis is more severe than previously thought (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Young people monitoring report 2018-19. Annual statistical monitoring
The number of young people under the age of 18 admitted to non-specialist hospital wards for treatment of their mental illness in Scotland in 2018-19 rose for the second year running. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mental health statistics: prevalence, services and funding in England
How common are mental health problems? How long do people wait to access therapy for depression and anxiety? Do mental health services work for everyone? How much is spent on mental health? (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug-Delivery Patch Shows Promise for an Overlooked Disease
A biodegradable drug-delivery patch met the primary and multiple secondary endpoints in a phase 2b study in patients with oral lichen planus (OLP), a chronic inflammatory condition characterized by lesions and ulcers inside the mouth. According to AFYX Therapeutics, the study is the largest randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study ever conducted in OLP patients. The 20 μg dose Rivelin clobetasol patch (Rivelin-CLO) demonstrated a statistically significant improvement in ulcer area, and continued to show improvement through the end of four weeks, the Copenhagen, Denmark-based ...
Source: MDDI - April 28, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: R & D Source Type: news

Federal Judge Excludes Certain Plaintiff Expert Testimony from Talc Ovarian Cancer Trials, Deeming Them Not Scientifically Sound
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – April 27, 2020: Johnson & Johnson (“the Company”) (NYSE: JNJ) today announced that U.S. District Judge Freda L. Wolfson, chief judge of the District of New Jersey, who is presiding over the federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) involving claims that Johnson’s Baby Powder causes ovarian cancer, decided that certain plaintiff expert witnesses did not present scientifically sound evidence to support aspects of their opinions and therefore cannot present these theories before a jury.The Company is pleased the decision did not limit the testimony of any of the Company’s exp...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - April 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

As heart attack rates plummet, doctors worry patients are avoiding the ER
Amid massive drops in the numbers of heart attacks and strokes treated at local hospitals, doctors are worried that patients are avoiding the emergency room out of fear of catching Covid-19. Heart attacks, as recorded by the Sutter Heart and Vascular Institute, appear to be down between 30% and 50% since stay-at-home orders were implemented to slow the spread of the coronavirus, according to Dr. David Roberts, the institute's director. He added that it still may be early to determine “hard statistics”… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 27, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

Study finds no overall survival benefit, but improved quality of life with talazoparib in advanced BRCA-mutated breast cancer
(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) New data from the Phase III EMBRACA trial led by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center found the PARP inhibitor talazoparib did not demonstrate a statistically significant overall survival (OS) benefit for patients with metastatic HER2-negative breast cancer and mutations in the BRCA1/2 genes. Most patients included in the study went on to receive subsequent systemic therapies, which may have affected the survival outcome analysis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists double understanding of genetic risk of melanoma
(University of Leeds) A global collaboration of scientists has more than doubled the known number of regions on the human genome that influence the risk of developing melanoma. The joint study leader and QIMR Berghofer statistical geneticist, Associate Professor Matthew Law, said the researchers identified 33 new regions of the genome and confirmed another 21 previously reported regions that are linked to a person's risk of developing melanoma of the skin. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 27, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Investigation launched into coronavirus test claims by Australian firm run by convicted rapist
Exclusive:Therapeutic Goods Administration investigates Neran de Silva firm Promedical over claims it has approval for rapid test kitSign up to get coronavirus updates delivered to your email every weekday eveningDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsCoronavirus Australia maps and cases: live numbers and statisticsHealth authorities have launched an investigation into an Australian company ’s attempts to sell large quantities of unsanctioned coronavirus test kits, after it falsely claimed its tests had been approved by medical regulators.Promedical Equipment Pty Ltd, a company tha...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 27, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Ben Smee and Christopher Knaus Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science Business Australia news Queensland Regulators Health Source Type: news

Global coronavirus death toll could be 60% higher than reported
Mortality statistics show 122,000 deaths in excess of normal levels across 14 countries analysed by the FT (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 26, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Premature Posting of Remdesivir Findings Were ‘ Inconclusive ’
Due to low enrollment, study was'underpowered to enable statistically meaningful conclusions'(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 25, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Do You Want to Die in an I.C.U.? Pandemic Makes Question All Too Real
Sobering statistics for older patients sharpen the need to draw up advanced directives for treatment and share them with their families. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paula Span Tags: your-feed-science Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Living Wills and Health Care Proxies Hospice Care Ventilators (Medical) Source Type: news

Observing National Minority Health Month in the age of COVID-19
Every April, National Minority Health Month is observed. The month is dedicated to continuing to raise awareness about health disparities affecting racial and ethnic minority groups. Each year, briefings highlighting the latest statistics are held, panels discussing next steps to improve underlying social determinants of health are convened and researchers, public health experts and community activists continue to sound the alarm of the harm that years of neglect to communities of color and structural racism have caused in the health outcomes of these communities. As we observe National Minority Health month this year, the...
Source: The Catalyst - April 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Courtney Christian Tags: Coronavirus Health Equity Source Type: news

COVID-19: India ’ s Harvests also Locked Down
Agricultural markets or mandis have few buyers due to the coronavirus lockdown across India. Credit: Neeta Lal/IPSBy Neeta LalNEW DELHI, Apr 24 2020 (IPS) Heartbreaking images of Indian farmers standing amidst swathes of rotting vegetables, fruits and grain have been flooding newspapers and TV screens lately. Crashing prices and transport bottlenecks due to the 40-day coronavirus lockdown in India, on till May 3, have driven some to set their unsold produce ablaze.    As a nationwide lockdown has confined a record 1.3 billion Indians to their homes since Mar. 24, one of the hardest hit communities has been that o...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Neeta Lal Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Foundation (BCF Source Type: news

Analyzing traffic violation behavior at urban intersections: a spatio-temporal kernel density estimation approach using automated enforcement system data - Li Y, Abdel-Aty M, Yuan J, Cheng Z, Lu J.
In this study, a spatio-temporal kernel density estimation (STKDE) model, integrating spatio-temporal statistics and three-dimensional visualization t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Positive Results from Phase III PROfound Trial of Olaparib Demonstrate Improvements in OS
Results from the trial showed a statistically significant and clinically meaningful improvement in overall survival with olaparib versus enzalutamide or abiraterone in men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer selected for BRCA1/2 or ATM gene mutations. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - April 24, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hannah Slater Source Type: news

Leaked Data From a Key Remdesivir Study Suggest the Potential Coronavirus Drug Is Not Effective
A summary of a study conducted in China on a potential COVID-19 treatment, remdesivir, was posted on the World Health Organization (WHO) website on Thursday and then removed. The researchers responsible for the study had not approved its posting; Tarik Jasarevic, a WHO spokesperson told STAT that it was “inadvertently posted on the website and taken down as soon as the mistake was noticed. The manuscript is undergoing peer review and we are waiting for a final version before WHO comments.” Remdesivir, an experimental drug originally developed to treat Ebola, is not yet approved for that or any other disease. Bu...
Source: TIME: Health - April 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Coronavirus UK: Death toll hits 18,738 with 616 new fatalities
Today's statistics come as deep rifts are emerging in Government over when and how the UK will move out of its current lockdown state as the coronavirus infection rate starts to fall. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

QuickStats: Percentage of Currently Employed Adults Aged ≥ 18 Years Who Reported an Average of ≤ 6 Hours of Sleep per 24-Hour Period, by Employment Category---National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2008--2009
The percentage of employed adults who reported an average of ≤6 hours of sleep per 24-hour period increased from 28.4% during 2008-2009 to 32.6% during 2017-2018. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - April 23, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Data & Statistics MMWR Morbidity Mortality Weekly Report Sleep Health Source Type: news

Traumatic brain injury-related deaths from firearm suicide: United States, 2008-2017 - Miller GF, Kegler SR, Stone DM.
Objectives. To document the increasing influence of firearm suicide on the incidence of traumatic brain injury (TBI)-related death in the United States.Methods. We used national vital statistics data from 2008 to 2017 to identify TBI-related ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

UK's testing farce: Drive-thru centres are only swabbing 'four people a day'
Damning official figures show Britain is still miles away from reaching its pledge of swabbing 100,000 people each day, with statistics showing only 13,500 Britons were tested yesterday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Number of people dying in their own homes in England and Wales is 51% higher than average
Latest data from the Office for National Statistics revealed 4,117 people in England and Wales passed away at home in the week leading up to April 10 - 51% higher than before the crisis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Evolving epidemiology of poliovirus serotype 2 following withdrawal of the serotype 2 oral poliovirus vaccine
Although there have been no cases of serotype 2 wild poliovirus for more than 20 years, transmission of serotype 2 vaccine-derived poliovirus (VDPV2) and associated paralytic cases in several continents represent a threat to eradication. The withdrawal of the serotype 2 component of oral poliovirus vaccine (OPV2) was implemented in April 2016 to stop VDPV2 emergence and secure eradication of all serotype 2 poliovirus. Globally, children born after this date have limited immunity to prevent transmission. Using a statistical model, we estimated the emergence date and source of VDPV2s detected between May 2016 and November 20...
Source: ScienceNOW - April 23, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Macklin, G. R., OReilly, K. M., Grassly, N. C., Edmunds, W. J., Mach, O., Santhana Gopala Krishnan, R., Voorman, A., Vertefeuille, J. F., Abdelwahab, J., Gumede, N., Goel, A., Sosler, S., Sever, J., Bandyopadhyay, A. S., Pallansch, M. A., Nandy, R., Mkand Tags: Epidemiology r-articles Source Type: news

The impact of high-speed railway on tourism spatial structures between two adjoining metropolitan cities in China: Beijing and Tianjin - Yin P, Lin Z, Prideaux B.
This study examines the impact of HSR services on the tourism spatial interactions between Beijing and Tianjin in China. Data were collected from official statistical reports. A method of derivation was developed and several indexes, such as tourism mean c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Pathological personality, relationship satisfaction, and intimate partner aggression: analyses using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, alternative model of personality disorder traits - Smith MS, Jarnecke AM, South SC.
Personality disorders (PDs) have been linked to lower levels of marital satisfaction and the perpetration of intimate partner aggression (IPA). Much of this work has used self-reports of PD symptoms conceptualized via the Diagnostic and Statistical Manu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Estimating the injury rates and causes of fatalities in the Japanese mining industry, 1924-2014 - Kalenga JN.
This article investigates the trends in injury rates and causes of fatalities in the Japanese mining industry. Accident data were collected from the Japan Statistics Yearbooks released by the Bureau of the Prime Minister. These data were analyzed to estima... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Pattern identification and risk prediction of domino effect based on data mining methods for accidents occurred in the tank farm - Hou L, Wu X, Wu Z, Wu S.
In this study, the statistical analysis of the 1144 accidents of tank farms i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Medtech Perseveres During COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic is “an unprecedented crisis, and we’ve never seen anything like it,” Pat Shafer, managing director in Grant Thornton's healthcare and life sciences industry business, told MD+DI recently. Judging from the amount of stories MD+DI has published alone in the last several weeks on the rapid responses from many medical device and diagnostics companies as well as industry suppliers, manufacturers are working quickly toward several potential solutions. The medical device industry has been very agile in responding to the pandemic, Shafer said. â€...
Source: MDDI - April 21, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Coronavirus UK: Death toll hits 17,337 with 873 new fatalities
Data from the Office for National Statistics, which includes deaths which happen in care homes, shows 13,000 people had died by April 10 but the Government had only announced 9,000 by then. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: UK has one of the lowest testing rates in the world
Statistics from the Our World in Data project, involving the University of Oxford, revealed that Iceland, although not badly affected by COVID-19 is testing around one in every eight citizens. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Over a thousand care  home deaths highlights ‘shambolic’ response to crisis, says UNISON
Responding to data published today (Tuesday) by the Office for National Statistics that show more than a thousand deaths in care homes and in the community were registered up to 10 April, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “This doubling in deaths is shocking evidence of the government’s shambolic handling of the Covid crisis. “Staff working in care homes and those looking after people in the community have been massively let down. The ongoing lack of protective kit has left many terrified they’ll spread this deadly virus or become infected themselves. “There&rsquo...
Source: UNISON Health care news - April 21, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Sophie Goodchild Tags: News Press release care homes Covid deaths PPE PPE Alert Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare Program: Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System for Federal Fiscal Year 2021
Notice of a proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services seeking comments on updates to the prospective payment system for inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) for fiscal year 2021. Among other things, this proposed rule would adopt the most recent Office of Management and Budget (OMB) statistical area delineations, with a 5% cap on wage index decreases; removes the post-admission physician evaluation requirement; and allows non-physician practitioners to perform certain IRF coverage requirements that are currently required to be performed by a rehabilitation physician. Comments are due by June 1...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - April 21, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Treatment Guidelines
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH). Published: 4/21/2020. A panel of U.S. physicians, statisticians, and other experts has developed these treatment guidelines for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The guidelines consider two broad categories of therapies currently in use by healthcare providers for COVID-19: antivirals, which may target the coronavirus directly, and host modifiers and immune-based therapies, which may influence the immune response to the virus or target the virus. The guidelines provide background information about each agent —such as clinical data about its use, ongoing clinical trials...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Here's the devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic has effectively knocked the world off its axis. These startling statistics demonstrate the scope of its toll. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Do You Think About the Reported Rates of COVID-19? What Do You Think About the Reported Rates of COVID-19?
Official statistics depend on the availability -- and the reliability -- of diagnostic and antibody testing, which can ’ t be taken for granted.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: None News Source Type: news

E9(R1) Statistical Principles for Clinical Trials: Addendum: Estimands and Sensitivity Analysis in Clinical Trials
International Conference on Harmonisation - Efficacy (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - April 20, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Professor Harvey Goldstein, 1939-2020
Harvey Goldstein FBA, Professor of Social Statistics in the School of Education, sadly passed away on 9 April at the age of 80. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - April 20, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Obituaries Source Type: news

BCG Vaccine Fighting Coronavirus in South Asia
The map from the medical journal Plos Medicine displays BCG vaccination policy by country. Bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccine is a vaccine primarily used against tuberculosis. Yellow: The country now has a universal BCG vaccination program. Blue: The country used to recommend BCG vaccination for everyone, but now does not. Red: The country never had a universal vaccination program.By Darini Rajasingham-SenanayakeCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Apr 20 2020 (IPS) Numerous studies in many parts of the world have linked the BCG (Bacillus Calmette-Guerin) vaccination, widely used in the developing world with fewer Coronavirus cases. T...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Darini Rajasingham-Senanayake Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

New COVID-19 Risk Assessment Could Help Rural Mitigation Strategies
Presents overview of a report that states the absence of widespread testing for the coronavirus may cause rural counties to appear "statistically invisible," putting them at risk of lowering their guard to the disease. Researchers propose not basing decisions and response measures on the absolute count of cases, but rather relative risk scores assessed through various indicators. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - April 20, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Why counting coronavirus deaths is not an exact science | Gianluca Baio and Marta Blangiardo
It ’s the data that gets all the headlines, but the two main sources of information in the UK have their own limits“Nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Right? Well, not quite. As many people are discovering during the Covid-19 crisis, even something as seemingly straightforward as the count of people who have died might not be as robust as to be taken at face value. In the UK,distinctions between the data from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have led to talk of whether deaths are beingunderestimated and even whether the f...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Gianluca Baio and Marta Blangiardo Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Office for National Statistics Medical research Science UK news World news Death and dying Society Source Type: news

Coronavirus Could Hit the U.K. Harder Than Any Other European Country. Here ’s What Went Wrong
Every Thursday evening for the past month, the streets of the U.K. have erupted with noise as people stand on doorsteps or balconies, clapping or banging pots and pans, in a weekly sign of appreciation for healthcare workers. But many doctors, nurses and carers say they don’t want applause—they want better testing and equipment. The U.K. has more than 100,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, making it the sixth-worst affected in the world—but its real number is widely believed to be far higher due to a shortage of test kits. And more than 14,500 people are confirmed to have died in U.K. hospitals from COVID-1...
Source: TIME: Health - April 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Billy Perrigo/London Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Londontime Source Type: news

AHA News: Managing Diabetes Risk in Hispanic, Asian Communities
FRIDAY, April 17, 2020 (American Heart Association News) -- People living with diabetes are twice as likely to die from cardiovascular diseases such as heart failure, heart attack and stroke. While it's not a new statistic, it does resonate in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 17, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Dutch deaths April 6-12 2,000 higher than normal: statistics agency
Deaths in the Netherlands in the week of April 6-12 were around 2,000 higher than in an average week, national statistics agency CBS said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: Medicare Program: Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System for Federal Fiscal Year 2021
Pre-publication notice of a proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services seeking comments on updates to the prospective payment system for inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) for fiscal year 2021. Among other things, this proposed rule would adopt the most recent Office of Management and Budget (OMB) statistical area delineations, with a 5% cap on wage index decreases; removes the post-admission physician evaluation requirement; and allows non-physician practitioners to perform certain IRF coverage requirements that are currently required to be performed by a rehabilitation physician. Comments a...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - April 17, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Recovery rate of patients at 12.02% far exceeds fatality rate of 3.3%: Health Min
India's recovery rate of Covid-19 patients at 12.02% far exceeds the fatality rate of 3.3%, ministry of health and family welfare statistics have revealed. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - April 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I thought I was coping in isolation but this week something in me snapped | Brigid Delaney
Introverts may be happy at home with their quilting and sourdough but I ’m angry – I want out!Sign up for Guardian Australia ’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsCoronavirus Australia maps and cases: live numbers and statisticsWhena poll came out during the week that said Australians reported the same levels of happiness as before the pandemic (albeit with a few more financial worries), I thought, “How can that be?” After all, everything fun has been replaced by JIGSAW PUZZLES.It would make more sense if the survey averaged out th...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Brigid Delaney Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Friendship Psychology Mental health Australia news Philosophy Source Type: news