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

Coronavirus is still infecting 61,000 people every WEEK in England
Data from the Office for National Statistics' population survey has estimated that 0.25 per cent of the population of England is infected with the coronavirus - 137,500 people. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sustainable Development Goals: What to salvage from Covid-19
By Abdullah ShibliMay 21 2020 (IPS-Partners) Once the Covid-19 pandemic is under control, and the world economy is back on its tracks, the status and fate of the 2030 Agenda, also known as Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), needs to be reassessed. The year 2020 was supposed to kick-off the Decade of Action. With just 10 years to go, plans were made to undertake “ambitious global efforts” to deliver the 2030 promise—by mobilising more governments, civil society, businesses, and calling on all people to make the Global Goals their own. Before the worldwide lockdown began in March, various stakeholders o...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Abdullah Shibli Tags: Health Sustainability Source Type: news

Coronavirus UK: Risk for children 'unbelievably low' says expert
Eminent statistician Sir David Spiegelhalter said data has also shown that it is 'extremely' unlikely a child under 14 will fall seriously ill with the disease. English schools are due to reopen in June. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global threat of arsenic in groundwater
Naturally occurring arsenic in groundwater affects millions of people worldwide. We created a global prediction map of groundwater arsenic exceeding 10 micrograms per liter using a random forest machine-learning model based on 11 geospatial environmental parameters and more than 50,000 aggregated data points of measured groundwater arsenic concentration. Our global prediction map includes known arsenic-affected areas and previously undocumented areas of concern. By combining the global arsenic prediction model with household groundwater-usage statistics, we estimate that 94 million to 220 million people are potentially exp...
Source: ScienceNOW - May 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Podgorski, J., Berg, M. Tags: Geochemistry, Geophysics r-articles Source Type: news

Tissue level implants in healthy versus medically compromised patients. A cohort comparative study.
CONCLUSIONS:In terms of Success, Failure and Survival rates, tissue level implants placed in Healthy and in Medically compromised individuals showed no short-term (1 year) differences. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 20, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

CDC: Number of Births, General Fertility Rate in U.S. Down in 2019
WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2020 -- The number of births and general fertility rate decreased from 2018 to 2019, according to a May Vital Statistics Rapid Release report, a publication from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Brady E.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Boost your immune system with vitamin D during the pandemic
(Natural News) The Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to infect millions around the world. Since the first wave of the pandemic, experts have been hard-pressed to develop potential cures for the rapidly spreading disease. That said, the online statistics portal Statista reported that as of May 19, 2020, over 1.9 million people of the 4.9 million confirmed... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Psychological pain and previous suicide attempts in young adults: results with the Portuguese version of the Psychache Scale - Campos RC, Holden RR.
In this study, we tested whether the unbearable pain scale of the Psychache Scale provides value for the statistical prediction of a previous suicide attempt; we evaluated whether psychological pain has incremental value in the statistical pred... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

QuickStats: Percentage of Deaths, by Place of Death - National Vital Statistics System, United States, 2000-2018 -
The percentage of deaths from all causes that occurred in a hospital decreased from 48.0% in 2000 to 35.1% in 2018. During that period, the percentage of deaths that occurred in the decedent ’s home increased from 22.7% to 31.4%, and the percentage th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

World Health Statistics 2020: monitoring for the sustainable development goals
This report is the latest annual compilation of health statistics for 194 Member States, summarising trends in life expectancy and causes of death and reporting on progress towards the health and health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and associated targets. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statutory homelessness in England briefing paper
This briefing paper provides statistics on statutory homelessness in England and explains local authorities'duties to assist homeless households. The paper includes an overview of, and comment on, government policy in this area. The most recent statistical release covers July to September 2019. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospital deaths drop below normal levels, despite covid toll continuing
Fewer people died in hospital in the first week of May than normal, despite 2,000 patients succumbing to covid-19, according to the latest data from the Office of National Statistics. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - May 19, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Care home deaths expose social care system ‘unfit for purpose ’ , says UNISON
Responding to figures published today (Tuesday) by the Office for National Statistics showing UK care home deaths linked to coronavirus have now exceeded 10,000, UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “This is a shocking price paid by elderly and vulnerable people whose families believed they were being kept safe. “These deaths show the government’s failure to support those in society who are most in need of care. “Staff looking after these residents have effectively been abandoned too. They’ve struggled with protective equipment shortages, testing delays...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - May 19, 2020 Category: Food Science Authors: Sophie Goodchild Tags: News Press release adult social care care workers coronavirus coronavirus testing PPE Source Type: news

Cognitive anticipation cellular automata model: an attempt to understand the relation between the traffic states and rear-end collisions - Jetto K, Tahiri Z, Benyoussef A, El Kenz A.
We have investigated the accident's statistics of Europe and North America that are provided by the UN. This investigation has shown that accidents due to the traffic represent around 50 % of the total number of accidents every year. Among them, rear-end c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Statistical approach to COVID-19 clinical trials aims to accelerate drug approval process
(The MIT Press) MIT researchers develop analytics focused on accelerating COVID-19 therapeutics clinical trials and attracting more funding for vaccines and anti-infectives. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

It's So Hard to Know Who's Dying of COVID-19--and When
It can take days for each death to be recorded in official statistics. "Nowcasting" estimates the actual occurrence of deaths, and the true peak of the pandemic. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - May 18, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

How the Coronavirus Pandemic Is Forcing Lifeguards to Try to Protect Themselves While Working to Save Lives
Lifeguarding has always been a high-risk job. But amid the coronavirus pandemic, those who work to protect beachgoers are facing a new level of danger. From stubbed toes to cardiac arrests, open water lifeguards are trained to act as first responders for all manner of medical emergencies that can happen at the beach, often putting them in close proximity to beach patrons. And when it comes to making water rescues, they sometimes come in direct physical contact with people who might be spitting up water or gasping for air — an aspect of their job that’s raising new concerns due to the ways that SARS-CoV-2, the v...
Source: TIME: Health - May 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Megan McCluskey Tags: Uncategorized clickmonsters COVID-19 feature News Desk Source Type: news

Erratum to: On-the-road driving performance the morning after bedtime administration of lemborexant in healthy adult and elderly volunteers - Vermeeren A, Jongen S, Murphy P, Moline M, Filippov G, Pinner K, Perdomo C, Landry I, Majid O, Van Oers ACM, Van Leeuwen CJ, Ramaekers JG, Vuurman EFPM.
In this article [Sleep, Volume 42, Issue 4, April 2019, zsy260, https://doi.org/10.1093/sleep/zsy260], in the Statistical analyses section of the Methods, the statistical test used in the symmetry analysis has been corrected from generalized sign tests... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Coronavirus pushes Swedish deaths to highest since 1993 in April
More Swedes died in April than in any one month since 1993, figures from the Statistics Office showed on Monday, as the outbreak of the novel coronavirus pushed the death toll higher. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Understanding the impact of coronavirus on autistic people and people with a learning disability, CQC
The information that care homes submit to CQC about the deaths of people in their care is published on a weekly basis as part of the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reporting on deaths. We are now doing further work on this data so that we can better understand the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on specific groups of people, including autistic people and people with a learning disability. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

United States Leads the World in Covid-19 Deaths
By Joseph ChamieNEW YORK, May 18 2020 (IPS) It’s an indisputable fact: the United States leads the world in the number of Covid-19 deaths. As of 15 May, three months after the country’s first confirmed coronavirus death, the US death toll from the pandemic has reached a remarkable 88,000 deaths. That rising figure is more than double the number of coronavirus deaths of the next highest country, the United Kingdom at 34,000 deaths. The pandemic is still in its early stages and many fear the worst is yet to come. Today’s coronavirus mortality picture will no doubt change over time, continuing to evolve and ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joseph Chamie Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Coronavirus Source Type: news

West Nile Virus Fast Facts
View CNN's West Nile Virus Fast Facts for symptoms and statistics about the disease spread by infected mosquitoes. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news