Covid UK: Daily death toll falls another third to 63, though cases rise 1.5% to 6,397
Department of Health statistics showed today's death toll was down 33 per cent on the 95 recorded at the same time last week. But cases rose by 1.5 per cent after 6,397 were announced. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drug Boosts Survival for Women With Advanced Ovarian Cancer
THURSDAY, March 25, 2021 -- Women with advanced ovarian cancer often face grim statistics, with less than half surviving for five years after their diagnosis. However, a new study suggests that so-called " maintenance therapy " with a targeted cancer... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 25, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Olaparib Boosts Survival for Women With Advanced Ovarian Cancer
THURSDAY, March 25, 2021 -- Women with advanced ovarian cancer often face grim statistics, with less than half surviving for five years after their diagnosis. However, a new study suggests that so-called " maintenance therapy " with a targeted cancer... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 25, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Suicide Risk Prediction Models Could Be Cost-Effective
THURSDAY, March 25, 2021 -- With sufficient accuracy, statistical suicide risk prediction models could provide good health economic value in the United States, according to a study published online March 17 in JAMA Psychiatry. Eric L. Ross, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Remarks of the WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean for the Brussels Syria side event
24 March 2021 –  A few months ago, I visited Damascus, Homs and Hama, witnessing firsthand the devastating impact of the decade-long conflict and the resulting humanitarian crisis, now worsened by COVID-19.   While there, I met frontline workers who continue to brave dangerous working conditions to save lives. I spoke to parents desperate for a better future for their children. In Damascus, I visited a WHO-rehabilitated emergency wing of a hospital which treats hundreds of children daily, suffering burns, injuries and life-threatening infections.  Nonetheless, I was struck by the resilience and...
Source: WHO EMRO News - March 25, 2021 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Weekly statistics for NHS Test and Trace (England), DHSC (updated 25th March 2021)
Experimental statistics from the NHS Test and Trace service and related documents. 25 March 2021Added new report to collection 11 March 2021Added the latest report and an interactive map in the'Supporting information'group. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS Test and Trace statistics (England): methodology, DHSC (updated 25th March 2021)
How the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) puts together the contact-tracing data in its weekly reports. 25 March 2021Updated to add in new methodology for the managed quarantine service data and further detail for rapid testing in schools. 18 March 2021Updated to include information on tests conducted in care homes and additional information on testing in schools. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These Moms Work as Doctors and Scientists. But They ’ve Also Taken On Another Job: Fighting COVID-19 Misinformation Online
Last March, friends and neighbors began stopping Emily Smith in her town outside of Waco, Texas, with questions about the coronavirus. An epidemiologist at Baylor University, Smith knows all too well how viruses are transmitted. But as the wife of a pastor and as a woman of faith, she also holds a trusted position in her community, and she would speak to those who asked about why she personally thought social distancing was a moral choice. As the weeks wore on, the questions kept coming: “What does flatten the curve mean?” “Is it safe for my child to kick a soccer ball outside with a friend?” So she...
Source: TIME: Health - March 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eliana Dockterman Tags: Uncategorized feature Magazine Misinformation & Disinformation Source Type: news

Scientists need to face both facts and feelings when dealing with the climate crisis | Kimberly Nicholas
I was taught to use my head, not my heart. But acknowledging sadness at what is lost can help us safeguard the futureOver the course of my career, the climate crisis has changed from something only experts could see – reading clues trapped in frozen air bubbles or statistical patterns in long-term data sets – to something that everyone on Earth is living through. For me, it has gone from being something I study to a way that I see the world and experience my life. It’s one thing to publish astudy on the hypothetical impact of increasing temperature on California ’s people and ecosystems; it’s ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 24, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Kimberly Nicholas Tags: Climate change Environment Science Mental health Biodiversity Wildfires Sea level & wellbeing World news Conservation Source Type: news

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ConclusionsRegarding patient general satisfaction, it was not possible to determine differences between the ball system and another types of attachment system for overdenture. The ball-type system was statistically superior only to the magnet system.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 23, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

UK Covid: Boris Johnson says country will be dealing with fallout for rest of his life - as it happened
This blog is now closed.For the latest coronavirus news from around the world, head to our global blogPregnant nurse who died of Covid ‘unhappy’ to be sent home from A&E‘Difficult year’: minute’s silence held for those lost to CovidGreece and Spain to ease restrictions on flights from UKEU to widen criteria for possible Covid vaccine bansGlobal coronavirus updates – live6.45pmGMTMuch of what ’s happened in lockdown has the risk of making people who are on the borderlines of deprivation in more difficult economic and other circumstances and we all know that has a massive impact ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 23, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Sparrow Tags: Politics Coronavirus UK news Boris Johnson Nicola Sturgeon Scotland Scottish politics Scottish National party (SNP) Infectious diseases Alex Salmond Medical research Office for National Statistics Chris Whitty Source Type: news

Vaccine Safety Board Chides AstraZeneca for Using ‘Outdated’ Data in Press Release About its COVID-19 Shot
In an unusual move, on March 23 the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) issued a strongly worded statement asking AstraZeneca to “ensure the most accurate, up-to-date efficacy data be made public as quickly as possible.” On March 22, AstraZeneca released the results of its long-awaited U.S. trial of its COVID-19 vaccine, developed with scientists from Oxford University’s Jenner Institute. The data showed that the two-dose vaccine was 79% efficacious in protecting people from symptoms of COVID-19, and 100% efficacious in protecting against severe disease. That data, however, ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

UK Covid live: minute's silence to honour victims; cases in England's schools double in a week
Latest updates:minute ’s silence at midday; number of pupils self-isolatinghas quadrupled over the same periodUK and EU may share Netherlands vaccine supplies to ease tensionsHancock: no plans to put all European countries on travel ‘red list’Sturgeon Covid inquiry pledge adds to pressure on JohnsonCovid travel rules will allow ‘Stanley Johnson loophole’ for second homesGlobal coronavirus updates – live2.42pmGMTTheEuropean commission has announced it will adopt a “revision” of its vaccine export rules, with details due to be published on tomorrow morning. Chief spokesmanEric ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 23, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Sparrow Tags: Politics Coronavirus UK news Nicola Sturgeon Scotland Scottish politics Scottish National party (SNP) Infectious diseases Alex Salmond Medical research Office for National Statistics Boris Johnson Source Type: news

England and Wales saw NO excess deaths last week for the first time since AUGUST
Office for National Statistics data showed there were 511 fewer fatalities than expected in the week to March 12. This was a 4.4 per cent dip below the five-year average. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PPE deliveries (England): 15 March to 21 March 2021, DHSC (published 23rd March 2021)
Experimental statistics showing the latest number of personal protective equipment (PPE) items distributed for use by health and social care services in England. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Behind the scenes: Expanding the COVID-19 dashboard, Public Health Matters, Public Health England
When the PHE COVID-19 Dashboard first started back in March 2020, it was just a map and a few charts reporting four metrics on cases and deaths. One year on, read how the dashboard has evolved into the most important and reliable daily statistical publication in the UK. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

International prize in statistics awarded to Nan Laird for longitudinal study methods
(American Statistical Association) The 2021 International Prize in Statistics has been awarded to US biostatistician Nan Laird, Harvey V. Fineberg Professor of Biostatistics (Emerita) at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, in recognition of her work on powerful methods that have made possible the analysis of complex longitudinal studies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The lambs break their silence
(Ludwig-Maximilians-Universit ä t M ü nchen) A study of ancient bones shows that Early Neolithic sheep-breeders were faced with high levels of mortality among young animals in their herds. A statistical model, partly developed at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich, allowed the age distribution of the bones to be precisely determined. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Life expectancy in the poorest parts of England is a DECADE lower than in the richest
Office for National Statistics data published today found the life expectancy at birth for men in the most deprived areas in England was 74.1 years, compared to 83.5 in the richest. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Europe ’s AstraZeneca Vaccine Woes Are a Problem for the World
Plenty of drama in Europe this past week as the AstraZeneca vaccine—a crucial component of the continent’s vaccination plans—was paused by more than a dozen European countries after a few reports emerged of blood clots in people after receiving the vaccine. Europe’s FDA equivalent, the European Medicines Agency (EMA), says that it is still “safe and effective” and “its benefits… outweigh the possible risks,” even if they are unable to completely rule out a link between the vaccine and a very rare clotting disorder. But it’s the vaccine politics that are the probl...
Source: TIME: Health - March 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ian Bremmer Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Pivotal Phase III study shows Roche ’s Tecentriq helped people with early lung cancer live longer without their disease returning
Basel, 22 March 2021 – Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the Phase III IMpower010 study evaluating Tecentriq® (atezolizumab), compared with best supportive care (BSC), met its primary endpoint of disease-free survival (DFS) at the interim analysis. Tecentriq showed a statistically significant im provement in DFS as adjuvant therapy following surgery and chemotherapy in all randomised Stage II-IIIA populations with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The magnitude of DFS benefit was particularly pronounced in the PD-L1-positive population. Follow-up will continue with planned analyses of DFS ...
Source: Roche Investor Update - March 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AZD1222 US Phase III trial met primary efficacy endpoint in preventing COVID-19 at interim analysis
The AstraZeneca US Phase III trial of AZD1222 demonstrated statistically significant vaccine efficacy of 79% at preventing symptomatic COVID-19 and 100% efficacy at preventing severe disease and hospitalisation. This interim safety and efficacy analysis was based on 32,449 participants accruing 141 symptomatic cases of COVID-19. The trial had a 2:1 randomisation of vaccine to placebo. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - March 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured AstraZeneca Business and Industry Source Type: news

Pivotal Phase III study shows Roche ’s Tecentriq helped people with early lung cancer live longer without their disease returning
Basel, 22 March 2021 – Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the Phase III IMpower010 study evaluating Tecentriq® (atezolizumab), compared with best supportive care (BSC), met its primary endpoint of disease-free survival (DFS) at the interim analysis. Tecentriq showed a statistically significant im provement in DFS as adjuvant therapy following surgery and chemotherapy in all randomised Stage II-IIIA populations with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The magnitude of DFS benefit was particularly pronounced in the PD-L1-positive population. Follow-up will continue with planned analyses of DFS ...
Source: Roche Media News - March 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Covid: why has the fall in UK infection rate stalled despite vaccinations?
Hospital admissions and deaths are declining as priority groups vaccinated but number of new diagnoses has stabilisedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK ’s Covid-19 statistics remain encouraging despite continuing rows over vaccine deliveries in Europe. Admissions to hospital and daily deaths from the disease continue to decline with numbers in the latter category now down to double digits while the former have dropped to around a 10th of their to tal two months ago.However, one other category – numbers of new diagnoses a day – has reached a plateau with cases, having ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 21, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Science UK news Medical research Politics World news Health Society Source Type: news

Democracy, governance, and road safety - Elvik R.
Countries scoring high on the Democracy Index developed by The Economist Intelligence Unit have fewer traffic fatalities per 100,000 inhabitants than countries scoring low on this index. The statistical relationship between democracy score and fatalities p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Accuracy requirements for cost-effective suicide risk prediction among primary care patients in the US - Ross EL, Zuromski KL, Reis BY, Nock MK, Kessler RC, Smoller JW.
IMPORTANCE: Several statistical models for predicting suicide risk have been developed, but how accurate such models must be to warrant implementation in clinical practice is not known. OBJECTIVE: To identify threshold values of sensitivity, specif... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Spanish-speaking children experience higher rate of obesity than English-speaking children
(The Endocrine Society) Nearly one in five U.S. children and teenagers has obesity, and statistics show a higher prevalence of obesity in certain ethnicities, such as Hispanics and Blacks. Now results of a study being presented at ENDO 2021, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting, suggest that Spanish as a family's primary language is a predictor of childhood obesity, regardless of ethnicity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus UK: Britain starts to ration Pfizer's Covid vaccine ahead of supply dip
EXCLUSIVE: Statistics from the MHRA vaccines regulator show that the UK started off using Pfizer for over three quarters of new patients but this is reducing as demand for second doses grows. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid Europe: UK had highest excess death toll after first wave, interactive ONS map shows
Office for National Statistics data showed the UK's mortality rate was 6.7 per cent above average up to the week ending June 26. It was followed by Spain (5.9 per cent) and Belgium (3.5 per cent). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amid COVID, potentially avoidable hospitalizations for other conditions fell far more for whites than Blacks
During the first six months of the pandemic, as people attempted to stay away from hospitals caring for those sick with COVID-19, potentially avoidable hospitalizations for non-COVID-19 –related conditions fell far more among white patients than Black patients, according to a new study that looked at admissions to UCLA Health hospitals.The findings indicate that the COVID-19 crisis has exacerbated existing racial health care disparities and suggest that during the pandemic, African Americans may have had worse access than whites to outpatient care that could have helped prevent deterioration of their non –COVID...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 19, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Uganda: Contraceptives for Teenagers Divides Opinion
[Monitor] In January 2020, Uganda's teenage pregnancy rate stood at 25 percent, according to statistical data provided by the Uganda Demographic and Health Survey 2016. This meant that in every 100 adolescent girls, at least 25 or one-in-four were pregnant or had given birth. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Janssen Announces U.S. FDA Approval of PONVORY ™ (ponesimod), an Oral Treatment for Adults with Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis Proven Superior to Aubagio® (teriflunomide) in Reducing Annual Relapses and Brain Lesions
TITUSVILLE, N.J. – (March 19, 2021) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved PONVORY™ (ponesimod), a once-daily oral selective sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor 1 (S1P1) modulator, to treat adults with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS), to include clinically isolated syndrome, relapsing-remitting disease and active secondary progressive disease.1,2,3 PONVORY™ offers MS patients superior efficacy in reducing annualized relapse rates compared to an established oral therapy and a proven safety profi...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - March 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

A cry for hope: why 2021 must be the year for social care reform
This report, based on a survey of more than 4,000 people at the end of 2020 who need social care, reveals that because of a lack of care one in seven (14 per cent) said they needed hospital treatment, and more than a quarter (28 per cent) said their health had deteriorated. The situation was worse for carers where two in five (41 per cent) said their health had deteriorated because of their caring responsibilities. Further statistics reveal that nearly one in four said they had asked for help during the pandemic but didn't receive any. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A visual approach for defining the spatial relationships among crashes, crimes, and alcohol retailers: Applying the color mixing theorem to define the colocation pattern of multiple variables - Kuo PF, Lord D.
In traffic safety studies, the few scholars who have focused on analyzing disaggregated data obtained results that have been either difficult to explain or demonstrate because they did not provide clear visual maps or utilize statistical tests to quantify ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Review of neuropsychological and electrophysiological correlates of callous-unemotional traits in children: implications for EEG neurofeedback intervention - Paul P, Bennett CN.
Conduct disorder is a significant psychiatric disorder of childhood and adolescence. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fifth version (DSM-5), added the limited prosocial specifier to identify those individuals who exhibit a more se... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Science: It's the lockdowns causing "excess deaths," not coronavirus
(Natural News) Forcing people to stay at home rather than allowing them to live normal lives is responsible for all the “excess deaths” in Canada that the medical and political establishments are blaming on the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19). This is according to a leading Canadian national statistics agency, which released a report indicating that the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Interactive Covid shows England and Wales death tolls by postcode
The Official for National Statistics map highlights how deaths have been concentrated in major cities, with London, Manchester, Cardiff and Birmingham among the worst affected. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS Test and Trace statistics (England): methodology, DHSC (updated 18th March 2021)
How the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) puts together the contact-tracing data in its weekly reports. 18 March 2021 Updated to include information on tests conducted in care homes and additional information on testing in schools. 11 March 2021 Updated with information regarding the removal of the breakdown on cases and contacts r eached by route from the weekly statistics. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Namibia: More Men Die of HIV Than Women
[Namibian] STATISTICS have shown that more men died of HIV/AIDS in 2016 and 2017 compared to women. Moreover, deaths due to road traffic accidents were three times higher among men than women. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New statistical model predicts which cities could become 'superspreaders'
(PLOS) Researchers have developed a new statistical model that predicts which cities are more likely to become infectious disease hotspots, based both on interconnectivity between cities and the idea that some cities are more suitable environments for infection than others. Brandon Lieberthal and Allison Gardner of the University of Maine present these findings in the open-access journal PLOS Computational Biology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Developing new technologies that automatically reassure you older relatives are well
(Lancaster University) Families want peace of mind that their elderly relatives are living well, and are maintaining a relatively active lifestyle. Although we can call them to check in on them, it is often not enough.To help overcome these problems, the researchers, from Lancaster University, working with technology company Howz have devised a new way of interpreting statistical data from smart home sensors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fact check: Biden wrong on three statistics he cited in ABC interview
Biden was generally factual, much of which aired on Wednesday. But he was wrong on three statistical claims, one of which he admitted... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Extended coronavirus lockdowns having severe negative effect on mental health of children – report
(Natural News) According to a report by the United Kingdom’s National Health Service, mental health problems in children are on the rise due to the devastating toll of extended Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdowns. The “Mental Health of Children and Young People in England 2020” is a report produced by NHS Digital in cooperation with the Office for National Statistics, a statistics... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These 29 Numbers Show How the COVID-19 Pandemic Changed Our Lives Over the Last Year
It was a year ago that COVID-19 pandemic seized control of our lives. While essential workers remained on the job, the rest of America, confined to quarters, tried to come to terms with a life on pause. Working, learning and passing the time almost entirely from home meant changes in habits, health, relationships and plans for the future. Numbers don’t tell the whole story, of course, but the following statistics outline the contours of the lives we lived. —With reporting by Patrick Lucas Austin, Judy Berman, Melissa Chan, Jamie Ducharme, Alejandro de la Garza, Tara Law, Belinda Luscombe and Katie Reil...
Source: TIME: Health - March 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Barone and Lon Tweeten Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Statistical Editor
Specifications: Part time 22.5 hours (Fixed term/Secondment/Consultancy role)Salary: between £35,000 to £40,000 per annum full time equivalentLocation: FlexibleApplicationClosingDate:   5 April 2021The Cochrane Methods Support Unit was created in 2019 to support the eight Cochrane Review Group (CRG) Networks in the efficient and timely production of high quality, high priority Cochrane systematic reviews. The MSU provides hands on statistical and methods support to Cochrane systematic reviews methods input on request by CRG Network editorial teams. The unit comprises two part-time Statistical Editors and o...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 17, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Deaths in England and Wales have dropped BELOW average for the first time since September
Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimates based on their data said deaths may have fallen to 10,480 in the week to March 5, about 812 fewer fatalities than expected at this time of year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inequality, COVID-19 and the Plight of the Young
Credit: @ Mahnaz YazdaniBy Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Mar 16 2021 (IPS) Inequality characterizes the world we live in, predisposing how we act and think. We perceive our existence as composed of dichotomies – men and women, young and old, black or white, as well as a difference between those who have and those who do not have access to wealth, health, education and influence. Dichotomies are also born out of comparisons, about how things are now and how they could have been, how they were before and how they are now. COVID-19 is on the mind of a majority of the world’s population and as in everything else wh...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Economy & Trade Education Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Covid-19: More than a THIRD of people across England have coronavirus antibodies, data suggests
Data released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) going up to March 3 show an estimated 34.6 per cent of people in England have life-saving coronavirus antibodies. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Phase 3 Data Show First-in-Class TREMFYA ® (guselkumab) Achieved Complete Skin Clearance and Favorable Joint Efficacy in Adult Patients with Active Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) Through Two Years
SPRING HOUSE, PENNSYLVANIA, March 16, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced long-term data from the Phase 3 DISCOVER-2a study showing that the skin clearance, joint symptom relief, and safety of TREMFYA® (guselkumab) previously demonstrated through 24 weeks and one year (Week 52) in adults with active psoriatic arthritis (PsA) continued through two years (Week 112).1,2 These findings also confirmed that the robust efficacy TREMFYA demonstrated in patients at Week 24 on physical function, physical aspects of health-related quality of life, and resolution of enthesitis...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - March 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

PPE deliveries (England): 8 March to 14 March 2021, DHSC (published 16th March 2021)
Experimental statistics showing the latest number of personal protective equipment (PPE) items distributed for use by health and social care services in England. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news