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Brazil’s President Bolsonaro tests positive for COVID-19

By MARCELO DE SOUSA and DAVID BILLER RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro says he has tested positive for COVID-19 after months of downplaying the virus’ severity. Bolsonaro confirmed the test results while wearing a mask and speaking to reporters in capital Brasilia. “I’m well, normal. I even want to take a walk around here, but I can’t due to medical recommendationS,” Bolsonaro said. The president has often appeared in public to shake hands with supporters and mingle with crowds,...
Tags: Health, Florida, News, La, Uncategorized, Sport, World news, Soccer, Brazil, Donald Trump, Embassy, BRASILIA, LA County, North Hollywood, Jair Bolsonaro, LA County Sheriff s Department


Coronavirus: world treating symptoms, not cause of pandemics, says UN

Ongoing destruction of nature will result in stream of animal diseases jumping to humans, says report Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe world is treating the health and economic symptoms of the coronavirus pandemic but not the environmental cause, according to the authors of a UN report. As a result, a steady stream of diseases can be expected to jump from animals to humans in coming years, they say.The number of such “zoonotic” epidemics is rising, from Ebola to Sa...
Tags: Health, Science, Environment, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Wildlife, Farming, United Nations, Un, Meat Industry, Sars, West Nile, Rift Valley, Farm Animals, Coronavirus outbreak


EU commission rejects Raab's claims in medical procurement row

UK foreign secretary has said EU invite for Covid-19 scheme was sent to old email addressCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe European commission has dismissed claims from Dominic Raab that the UK did not receive an invitation to join EU procurement schemes for medical kit to combat coronavirus because Brussels used an obsolete email address.A commission official said the UK was not included on the original email list because it had already left the EU, but added there...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Brussels, Raab, Dominic Raab, Coronavirus outbreak


‘They feel invincible’: how California’s coronavirus plan went wrong

The state was the first to issue a shelter-in-place order – now a few outbreaks have sparked an explosion, with 6,000- 7,000 new cases a day over the past weekFor a good while, it seemed California had skirted past calamity. It was the first US state to order residents to shelter in place in March, and its early, aggressive actions paid off. Despite it being the most populous state and an international hub with the largest number of direct flights to China, where the coronavirus first appeared, ...
Tags: Health, California, China, US, World news, US news, Disneyland, Anthony Fauci, Gavin Newsom, Coronavirus outbreak


Vogue Portugal under fire for mental health cover in 'very bad taste'

Front of magazine’s ‘Madness’ issue attacked as attempt to glamorise mental illnessVogue Portugal has been criticised for insensitive treatment of mental health on one of its latest magazine covers.The image – one of four covers created for its July/August “Madness” issue – features model Simona Kirchnerova crouched in a bath flanked by two nurses, with one pouring water over her head. The cover has been criticised both for attempting to glamorise mental illness and for the use of the outdated t...
Tags: Health, Fashion, Society, World news, Mental Health, Vogue, Portugal, Vogue Portugal, Simona Kirchnerova


Delay pregnancy for two years: Papua New Guinea doctor delivers coronavirus warning

Fears over Covid-19 have seen pregnant women turned away from hospitals, leading to the death of at least one baby, as national army barracks go into lockdownA leading Papua New Guinean obstetrician has advised women in that country not to fall pregnant for up to two years, saying fears of Covid-19 transmission have seen pregnant women turned away from hospitals, resulting in the death of at least one baby.The warning comes as Papua New Guinea’s military headquarters remains in lockdown after a ...
Tags: Health, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Papua New Guinea, Maternal health, Pacific Islands, Coronavirus outbreak


British judge denies Venezuela’s Maduro gold in London bank

By DANICA KIRKA and SCOTT SMITH LONDON — A British judge on Thursday refused to give Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro control of over $1 billion in gold sitting in a Bank of England vault, ruling that it is unlawful to give it to the socialist leader since Britain does not recognize him as president of the Latin American nation. Maduro has demanded the gold to help his cash-starved nation fight the coronavirus pandemic. But the central bank for the United Kingdom, whose government recognizes Venezuela...
Tags: Health, Business, London, News, Uncategorized, Sport, Bank Of England, World news, Britain, Soccer, United States, United Kingdom, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Latin America, Central Bank


Jordan bans smoking and vaping in indoor public spaces

Decision follows recent revelation country has highest rates of tobacco use in the worldThe Jordanian government has banned smoking and vaping in all indoor public spaces a week after a Guardian investigation revealed tobacco use in the country had become the highest in the world.The country’s health ministry said on Wednesday all enclosed public areas would now be “100% smoke-free environments”, building on an existing but widely flouted ban on smoking inside government buildings and ending an ...
Tags: Health, Business, Smoking, World news, Middle East and North Africa, World Health Organization, Tobacco industry, Jordan


Coronavirus vaccine tracker: How close are we to a vaccine?

More than 140 teams of researchers are racing to develop a safe and effective coronavirus vaccineResearchers around the world are racing to develop a vaccine against Covid-19, with more than 140 candidate vaccines now tracked by the World Health Organization (WHO). Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Science, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID, World Health Organization WHO Continue


‘I saw so much killing’: the mental health crisis of South Sudan refugees

Therapy is helping some of the thousands forced over the border to Uganda to cope, but funding shortfalls mean resources are becoming scarcerAs darkness fell, Rebecca closed the door to her makeshift home. The day was over.The 29-year-old, who had been uprooted from South Sudan to a north Ugandan refugee settlement, sat on the bed where her four children slept and, at around 10pm, tried to take her own life. “By then I didn’t care about anything – not myself, not even my kids. The pain was too e...
Tags: Psychology, Africa, World news, Uganda, Mental Health, Depression, Rebecca, Refugees, Global development, South Sudan, Post-traumatic stress disorder, Migration And Development


I feel fine: fans of world-ending films 'coping better with pandemic'

Researchers say apocalyptic movies prepare people for Covid-19 and make them more resilientCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFor those of you who whiled away hours on the sofa watching society crumble in the face of marauding zombies, deadly aliens and infectious diseases – it’s time to reap the rewards.Psychologists have found evidence that fans of apocalyptic movies – where global order is upturned – may be more resilient and better prepared to deal with the coronavir...
Tags: Health, Science, Film, Society, World news, Culture, Infectious Diseases, Contagion, Coronavirus outbreak


Russian voters agree to extend Putin’s rule to 2036

By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV and DARIA LITVINOVA MOSCOW — A majority of voters approved changes to Russia’s constitution that would allow President Vladimir Putin to hold power until 2036, but the weeklong plebiscite that ended Wednesday was tarnished by widespread reports of pressure on voters and other irregularities. With most of the nation’s polls closed and 20% of precincts counted, 72% voted for the constitutional amendments, according to election officials. For the first time in Russia, polls w...
Tags: Health, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Uncategorized, Sport, World news, Ukraine, Soccer, Moscow, Associated Press, Kremlin, St Petersburg, Altai, State Council


US buys up world stock of key Covid-19 drug

No other country will be able to buy remdesivir, which can help recovery from Covid-19, for next three months at leastCoronavirus – latest US updatesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe US has bought up virtually all the stocks for the next three months of one of the two drugs proven to work against Covid-19, leaving none for the UK, Europe or most of the rest of the world.Experts and campaigners are alarmed both by the US unilateral action on remdesivir and the wider ...
Tags: Health, Science, US, World news, US news, US politics, Pharmaceuticals industry, Trump, UK Europe, Trump Administration, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


US buys up world stock of key Covid-19 drug remdesivir

No other country will be able to buy remdesivir, which can help recovery from Covid-19, for next three months at leastCoronavirus – latest US updatesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe US has bought up virtually all the stocks for the next three months of one of the two drugs proven to work against Covid-19, leaving none for the UK, Europe or most of the rest of the world.Experts and campaigners are alarmed both by the US unilateral action on remdesivir and the wider ...
Tags: Health, Science, US, World news, US news, US politics, Pharmaceuticals industry, Trump, UK Europe, Trump Administration, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


EU reopens its borders to 14 nations but not to U.S. tourists

By LORNE COOK BRUSSELS — The European Union announced Tuesday that it will reopen its borders to travelers f rom 14 countries, and possibly China soon, but most Americans have been refused entry for at least another two weeks due to soaring coronavirus infections in the U.S. Travelers from other big countries like Russia, Brazil and India will also miss out. As Europe’s economies reel from the impact of the coronavirus, southern EU countries like Greece, Italy and Spain are desperate to entice b...
Tags: Health, Europe, Business, News, La, China, Germany, Russia, India, Uncategorized, Eu, Spain, Sport, European Union, World news, Atlantic


New swine flu with pandemic potential identified by China researchers

G4 strain has already infected 10% of industry’s workers in China but no evidence yet that it can be passed from human to human Researchers in China have discovered a new type of swine flu that is capable of triggering a pandemic, according to a study in the US science journal PNAS.Named G4, it is genetically descended from the H1N1 strain that caused a pandemic in 2009. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Science, China, US, World news, Infectious Diseases, Swine Flu, PNAS


'Not even close to being over': WHO chief urges testing and isolation of Covid-19 cases – video

The head of the World Health Organization, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, speaks at a conference in Geneva almost exactly six months after the first reports of the Covid-19 outbreak in Wuhan, China.Tedros said test, trace and isolate was the best approach for governments, adding that in this way and without a vaccine or treatment countries have managed to keep the number of cases lowCoronavirus live news: Iran records highest daily death toll; nearly 20,000 new cases in IndiaGlobal report: Covid...
Tags: Health, World news, Iran, Who, World Health Organization, Geneva, Wuhan, Tedros, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


'Our diet is killing us quietly': Fiji's diabetes crisis

Nearly one-third of Fijians have diabetes, and the disease is often not caught until amputation, or even death, are imminentAt the height of his 15-year career as a surgeon in the Pacific nation of Fiji, Dr Jone Hawea was performing eight to 10 diabetes-related operations every day – at least two of which were the amputations of limbs. “Our wards are always full of diabetes cases. Sometimes our surgical wards wouldn’t be able to deal with the non-emergency cases because there’s all this diabetes...
Tags: Health, Obesity, World news, Diabetes, Asia Pacific, Pacific, Fiji, Pacific Islands, Jone Hawea, Hawea


MoJ failed to investigate potential Covid-19 cluster among cleaners

Cleaner was sacked while isolating with coronavirus symptoms as others fell illEmanuel Gomes died just hours after his cleaning shift. Why was he working?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and cleaning firm OCS have been accused of ignoring pleas to investigate a potential coronavirus outbreak among workers at the department after at four cleaners say they fell sick with suspected symptoms. The MoJ cleaning team, employed by cleaning firm OC...
Tags: Health, London, Africa, Employment, UK News, World news, Infectious Diseases, Guinea, Ministry Of Justice, Gomes, OCS, Coronavirus outbreak


Health chiefs urge UK public to cooperate with contact tracers

Some British people reluctant to hand over details of others, says Dr David Nabarro Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHealth chiefs have urged the public to cooperate with coronavirus contact tracersand said there was was “a real reluctance among some British people” to provide the details of people they have been close with and may have infected.Dr David Nabarro, the WHO’s Covid-19 special envoy, also warned Europeancountries over new cases emerging as lockdowns ease, ...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, UK, Science, Society, UK News, World news, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Health policy, Who, David Nabarro, Coronavirus outbreak, David Nabarro Coronavirus


Viruses do not take breaks. The world can learn from how the DRC is beating Ebola

The African conflict zone has shown resilience and resourcefulness – and leaders tackling Covid-19 should heed its exampleThe Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has ended. Thursday marked 42 days since the last person with Ebola was discharged from care, double the maximum length of time it takes for symptoms to appear. Nearly two years of hard work and leadership by the communities in DRC has paid off, with the end of the first Ebola outbreak in a conflict zone.It’...
Tags: Health, Ebola, Africa, World news, Global development, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Drc, Global Health, Mbandaka, Coronavirus outbreak


Global report: WHO warns of global shortage of oxygen equipment

Coronavirus cases rising by 1m per week; US has second-highest one-day total; Latin America ‘yet to reach peak’; Qantas sheds 6,000 jobsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs 1 million new cases of coronavirus are confirmed worldwide per week, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that hospitals are facing a shortage in oxygen concentrators needed to support the breathing of Covid-19 patients suffering from respiratory distress. “Many countries are now experienci...
Tags: Health, Americas, US, Society, World news, Australia news, US news, Who, World Health Organization, Qantas, Latin America, World Health Organization WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Coronavirus outbreak


Pakistan Covid-19 doctors witness black market deals in blood plasma

Patients are looking for cure as healthcare system is on brink of collapse, say doctors Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs coronavirus chaos has enveloped Pakistan, with hospitals overflowing, doctors dying and infections escalating at an unmanageable rate, a dangerous black market in blood plasma has emerged.The blood plasma of recovered coronavirus patients is now being sold for upwards of £3,000 to those who are desperately looking for a cure, at a time when doctor...
Tags: Health, Society, World news, Hospitals, South and Central Asia, Infectious Diseases, Pakistan, Doctors, Coronavirus outbreak


'My heart jumps when a patient misses a session': the Brazilian students helping prevent suicide

More than 1,500 people at high risk of suicide have been supported by an innovative mental health programme Iana Raíssa is a 21-year-old psychology student, but her skills and training are already being put to use in a highly responsible professional setting.Every Thursday afternoon Raíssa treats suicidal patients at Walter Cantídio University hospital in Fortaleza, a city in north-east Brazil. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Students, Education, Children, Women, Americas, Life and style, Society, World news, Public services policy, Work & careers, Mental Health, Psychiatry, Voluntary sector, Health & wellbeing, Higher Education


Climate crisis poses serious risks for pregnancy, investigation finds

Air pollution and heat exposure linked to negative outcomesResearchers discover ‘pretty scary health burdens’More than a decade of overwhelming evidence links air pollution and heat exposure with negative pregnancy outcomes in the US, according to a new review of dozens of studies.The investigation, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, identified 57 studies since 2007 showing a significant association between the two factors and the risk of pre-term birth, low birth weig...
Tags: Health, Gender, Climate Change, Environment, US, Society, World news, US news, US healthcare, American Medical Association


Coronavirus mass surveillance could be here to stay, experts say

Use of invasive digital and physical tracking measures soars as the pandemic spreads Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Extensive surveillance measures introduced around the world during the coronavirus outbreak have widened and become entrenched, digital rights experts have said, three months after the World Health Organization declared a pandemic.The measures have often been billed as temporary necessities rushed into place to help track infections, but governments ha...
Tags: Health, Europe, Human Rights, Privacy, India, Israel, Society, World news, Surveillance, Middle East and North Africa, South and Central Asia, World Health Organization, Cctv, Norway, Coronavirus outbreak


Beijing outbreak raises virus fears for rest of the world

By KEN MORITSUGU, DAVID RISING and ROD McGUIRK BEIJING — China raised its emergency warning to its second-highest level and canceled more than 60% of the flights to Beijing on Wednesday amid a new coronavirus outbreak in the capital. It was a sharp pullback for the nation that declared victory over COVID-19 in March and a message to the rest of the world about how tenacious the virus really is. New infections spiked in India, Iran and U.S. states including Florida, Texas and Arizona as authoriti...
Tags: Health, South Korea, Europe, Business, Texas, London, News, California, La, China, Russia, Berlin, India, Americas, Uncategorized, Sport


Pandemics result from destruction of nature, say UN and WHO

Experts call for legislation and trade deals worldwide to encourage green recoveryCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePandemics such as coronavirus are the result of humanity’s destruction of nature, according to leaders at the UN, WHO and WWF International, and the world has been ignoring this stark reality for decades.The illegal and unsustainable wildlife trade as well as the devastation of forests and other wild places were still the driving forces behind the increasi...
Tags: Health, Ebola, Science, Biology, Animals, Environment, Society, UK News, World news, Wildlife, Conservation, Farming, Trees and forests, Deforestation, Microbiology, United Nations


Police fire teargas at largely peaceful healthcare protest in Paris – video

French nursing unions called for a national strike to ask for better working conditions and to demand the government keep its promise to overhaul France’s hospital system in response to the coronavirus crisis. Police fired teargas after being pelted with objects by a small minority that overturned a car during the demonstration led by healthcare workersCoronavirus live news: New Zealand records first new cases for weeks as Beijing bans high-risk travellers from leaving citySee all our coronaviru...
Tags: Protest, France, World news, Beijing, Paris, Nursing, New Zealand, Coronavirus outbreak


First drug proves ability to improve survival from COVID-19

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE Researchers in England say they have the first evidence that a drug can improve COVID-19 survival: A cheap, widely available steroid called dexamethasone reduced deaths by up to one third in severely ill hospitalized patients. Results were announced Tuesday and researchers said they would publish them soon. The study is a large, strict test that randomly assigned 2,104 patients to get the drug and compared them with 4,321 patients getting only usual care. The drug was given...
Tags: Health, England, Science, London, News, Medicine, California, Uncategorized, Sport, World news, Soccer, United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, World Health Organization, University of Oxford, Bill



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