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Children with COVID-19 presenting with sudden severe lung disease

Even as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to seek out new victims, puzzling new presentations are further confusing the situation. A new study published online in The Lancet Rheumatology in May 2020 reports a case of severe COVID-19 in a child who rapidly developed acute respiratory distress symptoms without prior respiratory symptoms. This case should alert clinicians to consider this diagnosis in children as well.
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Coronavirus en Chile: el presidente Sebastián Piñera advierte sobre el preocupante estado del sistema de salud ante el aumento de casos de covid-19

El mandatario chileno advierte sobre la presión que sufren los hospitales a medida que los casos de contagio de coronavirus se acercan a los 70.000 en el país sudamericano.
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Brasil pasa de los 360.000 casos por la pandemia y los muertos suman 22.666

Río de Janeiro, 24 may (EFE).- Brasil, el segundo país del mundo con más casos confirmados de COVID-19, alcanzó este domingo los 363.211 contagios al registrar 15.813 nuevas infecciones en las últimas 24 horas, según el último balance divulgado por el Ministerio de Salud.
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How 'superspreaders' impact COVID-19

A new study published on the preprint server medRxiv in May 2020 reflects the need to rethink and selectively impose lockdown on some but not all social activities, in the light of the impact of superspreaders on disease transmission.
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Lung ultrasound use in COVID-19 patients

One point of discussion is the best approach to imaging infected patients, because computed tomography (CT) scanning, the gold standard method for chest imaging, can spread infection due to the need to transport the patient to specialized facilities.
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Capillary leakage important in COVID-19 respiratory distress

Now, a new study published on the preprint server medRxiv reports the pivotal role played by protein leakage through lung capillaries and promotes the use of serum albumin as a biomarker of disease progression and severity.
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México suma 68.620 casos y 7.394 muertes por COVID-19 con nuevos focos rojos

México, 24 may (EFE).- El Gobierno de México reportó este domingo 2.764 casos más de COVID-19 y 218 muertes adicionales de personas afectadas por dicha enfermedad, y acumula así un total de 68.620 contagios y de 7.394 decesos con nuevos focos rojos en el sur del país.
Tags: Health, News, Mexico, EFE El Gobierno de México


Teens develop septic shock due to COVID-19

Since the emergence of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), most people who develop severe illness are older adults, those with underlying medical conditions, and those who are immunocompromised. Though children are mostly spared, some adolescents developed septic shock due to COVID-19, a new study has found.
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Heparin may stop SARS-CoV-2 infecting host cells

Researchers at the University of Sheffield have developed a new assay that can be used to assess the attachment of viruses to host cells and to test potential inhibitors of viral infection.
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New biomarkers to consider for SARS-CoV-2 vaccine

Researchers at the University of Melbourne have made new discoveries about how the immune system responds to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that could be important to consider in vaccine research.
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Stanford coronavirus research: Did politically-motivated scientists hype their speedy study?

In the race to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, the world’s scientists have embraced a radically new method of disseminating information about their research, offering it quickly and without filters in the effort to understand and control this deadly disease. But their new communication model is striking at the heart of scientific integrity, publicizing research that has been corrupted by speed, sloppiness and opacity. And now the academic world is being roiled by a question for which millions of l...
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Is there a right way to break bad news?

An excerpt from It’s All In The Delivery: Improving Healthcare Starting With A Single Conversation. On that night when the desperate call came to pick up the critically ill baby with MAS, I felt very fortunate that Dr. Cunningham was my supervisor. When I arrived at the hospital in New Jersey, it was apparent that […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Study shows cats can harbor SARS-CoV-2 without any symptoms

A recent paper from Spanish researchers at the Hospital Universitario San Pedro-CIBIR, available on the medRxiv* preprint server, suggests that cats may act as asymptomatic dispersers of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), even though viral transmission from animals to humans still seems highly unlikely.
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Smokers at increased risk of severe COVID-19 according to a large population study

A new UK study available on the preprint server medRxiv screened 2.4 million users of a symptom reporting application during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, revealing that smokers are at higher risk of increased symptom burden and more prone to hospitalization.
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Californians venture outside as state relaxes virus rules

By CHRISTOPHER WEBER and DAISY NGUYEN LOS ANGELES (AP) — As California residents ventured outdoors to take advantage of sunshine and relaxed rules to control the spread of coronavirus, authorities said Memorial Day weekend crowds at beaches and parks were manageable Sunday, with most people wearing face coverings and practicing social distancing. Stay-at-home restrictions eased across much of the state, which has seen a decline in COVID-19 hospitalizations. Some 47 of 58 counties have received p...
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CDC, states’ reporting of virus test data causes confusion

By MICHELLE R. SMITH PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Elected officials, businesses and others are depending on coronavirus testing and infection-rate data as states reopen so that they will know if a second wave of contagion is coming — and whether another round of stay-at-home orders or closings might be needed. But states are reporting those figures in different ways, and that can lead to frustration and confusion about what the numbers mean. In some places, there have been data gaps that leave local ...
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Coronavirus lockdown could ‘deal fatal blow’ to HIV in the UK

The coronavirus lockdown has created a unique opportunity to reduce HIV transmissions in the UK, according to one of Europe’s largest sexual health clinics.
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Churches and the Spread of COVID-19

Donald Trump has threatened to override governors who have limited church gatherings. He can’t do that legally and he shouldn’t try. Furthermore, governors should resist the calls of some church leaders to remove restrictions. Going to church is not like shopping or even eating out. With this post, I want to list situations where churches have met together and spread the virus. Some are widely known. In South Korea, much of the spread was due to a new religious movement where a single infected p...
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Days After Trump Called to Reopen Churches, Birx Says It “May Not Be Safe” for Some

Speaking just two days after President Donald Trump said churches and other houses of worship were “essential” and argued that they should reopen this weekend, White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx said that churches may not be safe for people with pre-existing conditions. Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, White House, Donald Trump, Churches, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Deborah Birx


Covid-19 cases surge in some states as Americans celebrate Memorial Day weekend

Just because you can go to the beach or bars doesn't mean it's time to let your guard down. In fact, some states are seeing new spikes in coronavirus cases.
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"Allemansrätten ('every man’s right') is in the Swedish Constitution, guaranteeing the right to camp, swim, build campfires and gather wild produce..."

"... such as flowers, mushrooms, and berries. Similar rights, whether formalized by law or accepted as historic custom, exist in Central Europe and the Baltics. Now, covid-19 has underscored the value of roaming rights. In Sweden, 80 to 90 percent of the country’s land mass is open for responsible recreation.... In the United States, I calculate that a little more than a quarter of the country is theoretically roamable. That sounds like plenty of space, but the great bulk of these places — mainl...
Tags: Health, Europe, Sweden, Law, America, United States, Alaska, Property, Ann Althouse, Allemansrätten


Getting healthy means coming to balance

I had multiple infections that responded to Lyme disease treatment. I never tested positive for Lyme and gave up on doctors after that. Healing (for me) didn’t mean killing off all micro-organisms. It meant bringing balance by moving out excess of the ones making me sick and building up with other more expansive ones. These... Continue Reading →
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COVID-19 is not a Chinese virus, nor an Asian virus. It is a human virus.

“Chinese virus.” The term shocked me the first time I heard it, and since then, racial slurs and hate crimes against Asian Americans have broken out across the country. Dr. Clara Lee, a pediatrician in New Jersey, recalls, “At the grocery store, I got strange, accusatory looks; for wearing a mask or for being Asian?” […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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NATURAL PREGNANCY AFTER IVF, SURPRISINGLY COMMON

Natural Pregnancy After Failed Fertility Treatments It seems like everyone knows someone who went through the rigors of fertility treatments then got pregnant naturally. Many couples have one baby, but then get pregnant with their second baby by surprise. Frequently, couples who undergo fertility treatments are diagnosed with "unexplained fertility" which basically means that nobody really knows why they are not getting pregnant (or they just blame it on their age).  If you are ...
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Birx doubles down on the need to wear masks as Americans celebrate Memorial Day weekend

Just because you can go to the beach or bars doesn't mean it's time to let your guard down. In fact, some states are seeing new spikes in coronavirus cases.
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A pediatric hematologist explains multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children

The recent pandemic has confined people all over the world to the indoors to try to keep the virus from spreading. Older adults have been the most commonly affected age group with the virus, but more recently, a strange presentation of COVID-19 has been seen in children. New York City first reported 15 similar cases […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, New York City, Infectious Disease, Pediatrics, Conditions, PA NP, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


FDA Commissioner Issues Warning for Memorial Day Weekend: 'Coronavirus Is Not Yet Contained'

Dr. Stephen M. Hahn urged Americans to maintain social distancing, hand washing and to wear masks
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A child psychiatrist’s tips for digital parenting during COVID

Recently, I was part of a virtual panel discussing ways to help kids and teens manage their digital technology use. The audience, parents from around the world, felt blind-sided about how all of this extra time at home has led to significant increases in screen use for most people. On top of everything else, this […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
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Australia’s ‘failing’ environmental laws will fuel further public health crises, Nobel laureate warns

Bushfires and Covid-19 highlight connection between human health and natural world, states letter by almost 200 doctors and scientistsLeading health professionals, including a Nobel laureate and a former Australian of the Year, say the government must put human health “front and centre” in a new generation of environment laws in the aftermath of the Covid-19 and bushfire crises.The Nobel prize-winning immunologist Peter Doherty and the epidemiologist and former Australian of the Year Fiona Stanl...
Tags: Health, Climate Change, Australia, Environment, Australia news, Bushfires, Sussan Ley, Peter Doherty, Fiona Stanley


5 new COVID-19 deaths, new case tally remains in single digits

The city's death toll from COVID-19 now sits at 233, as Ottawa Public Health is reporting another five deaths Sunday.Nine cases of the respiratory virus were reported by the public health authority Sunday, the second straight day in a row the new case total was in the single digits.Since the start of the outbreak,1,896 cases have been confirmed in Ottawa.In total, 1,488 people with confirmed cases have recovered, or roughly 78 per cent. There are 20 outbreaks at institutions across the city...
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