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WHO warned of transmission risk in January, despite Trump claims

Notes to global health leaders on 10 and 11 January highlighted possible infection routesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe World Health Organization warned the US and other countries about the risk of human-to-human transmission of Covid-19 as early as 10 January, and urged precautions even though initial Chinese studies at that point had found no clear evidence of that route of infection.Technical guidance notes seen by the Guardian and briefings by top WHO officia...
Tags: Health, Science, China, US, Society, World news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization, Donald Trump, Trump, Coronavirus outbreak


WHO cited human transmission risk in January, despite Trump claims

Notes to global health leaders on 10 and 11 January highlighted possible infection routesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe World Health Organization warned the US and other countries about the risk of human-to-human transmission of Covid-19 as early as 10 January, and urged precautions even though initial Chinese studies at that point had found no clear evidence of that route of infection.Technical guidance notes seen by the Guardian and briefings by top WHO officia...
Tags: Health, Science, China, US, Society, World news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, World Health Organization, Donald Trump, Trump, Coronavirus outbreak


COVID-19 symptom self-reporting app from startup Zoe and academic partners expands to the US

If you want to contribute to efforts to better understand and contain the COVID-19 pandemic, and you’re based in the U.S., you can do a lot with very little effort by downloading a free iOS and Google Play application called simply COVID Symptom Tracker. The app was originally developed in partnership with food science startup Zoe and released first in the U.K.; it was quickly in its first day of availability. The app aims to supplement information provided by testing programs and other public...
Tags: Health, Google, TC, Apps, Science, Pinterest, Medicine, US, Tech, United States, United Kingdom, Disease, Ben Silbermann, Data Security, Gdpr, Harvard Medical School


MIT develops privacy-preserving COVID-19 contact tracing inspired by Apple’s ‘Find My’ feature

One of the efforts that’s been proposed to contain the spread of COVID-19 is a contact trace and track program, that would allow health officials to keep better tabs on individuals who have been infected, and alert them to potential spread. Contract tracing has already seemingly proven effective in some parts of the world that have managed to curb the coronavirus spread, but privacy advocates have big reservations about any such system’s implementation in the U.S. There are a number of proposals...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Health, Google, Android, TC, Science, Bluetooth, Microsoft, Mac, Tech, Smartphones, Mit, United States, Aclu, Computing


Alabama Disavows Plan to Deny Ventilators to Covid-19 Patients With Disabilities

Alabama no longer plans to deny ventilators to people with cognitive disabilities if hospital equipment becomes scarce, according to the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Alabama’s plan, originally published in 2010, would have taken away life-saving ventilators from people with intellectual…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Alabama, Fox News, Discrimination, Donald Trump, Bill Oreilly, Pandemics, Eugenics, Health And Human Services, HHS, President Trump, Roger Severino, Coronavirus, Covid 19


4 ways to promote neurogenesis in your brain

Neurogenesis, the birth of neurons from stem cells, happens mostly before we are born - as we are formed in the womb, we are generating most of what we need after birth.After birth, neurogenesis is still possible in two parts of the brain: the olfactory bulb (which is responsible for our sense of smell) and the hippocampus (which is responsible for memory, spatial navigation, and emotional processing). Research from the 1960s proves creating new neurons as adults is possible, and modern-day rese...
Tags: Health, Science, Learning, Biology, Stanford, Aging, Memory, Neuroscience, Brain, Innovation, Evolution, Emotions, Exploration, Senses, Personal Growth, Emory University


Pakistan doctors beaten by police as they despair of 'untreatable' pandemic

Lack of equipment, dysfunctional government and conflicting messages are impeding country’s efforts against virusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDoctors in Pakistan have warned of “deplorable” conditions on the frontlines of the country’s coronavirus outbreak, describing the pandemic as untreatable in one region and accusing police of brutally suppressing protests over working conditions.One doctor who took part in a sit-in on Monday to protest against a lack of perso...
Tags: Health, Science, World news, Hospitals, South and Central Asia, Infectious Diseases, Pakistan, Imran Khan, Coronavirus outbreak


CDC Strips Page on Hydroxychloroquine of 'Unusual' Guidance for Doctors

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has changed text on their website to remove guidance for physicians on the possible usage of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, two drugs touted as a wonder cure for covid-19 by Donald Trump, on patients.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Cdc, Donald Trump, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Hydroxychloroquine, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Chloroquine


UK's coronavirus death toll: how does it compare with Spain and Italy?

Daily increase in volume of fatalities now puts UK on par with rises seen in Europe’s worst-hit countriesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA total of 7,097 deaths have been recorded in hospitals across the UK to date. Although this is lower than the death tolls in Italy, the US, Spain and France, the daily increase in the volume of fatalities now puts the UK on a par with rises seen in Italy and Spain. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, Science, France, Spain, Society, UK News, Hospitals, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Italy, US SPAIN, Coronavirus outbreak


UK's coronavirus death toll: how accurate is it and how does it compare?

The daily increase in the volume of fatalities now puts the UK on a par with rises seen in Italy and SpainCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA total of 7,097 deaths have been recorded in hospitals across the UK to date. Although this is lower than the death tolls in Italy, the US, Spain and France, the daily increase in the volume of fatalities now puts the UK on a par with rises seen in Italy and Spain. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, Science, France, Spain, Society, UK News, Hospitals, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Italy, US SPAIN, Coronavirus outbreak


Our First Evidence People Exposed to Pollution Are More Likely to Die From Coronavirus

Health experts had suspected the coronavirus pandemic would kill more people in areas where there’s higher air pollution. Now, they have preliminary data to back it up.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Air Pollution, Coronavirus, Covid 19


Genius Trump Threatens to Defund World Health Organization at Height of Coronavirus Pandemic

The president has a new talking point, and per usual, it’s a thinly veiled distraction that if acted on could cause untold harm.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, United Nations, World Health Organization, Donald Trump, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


How can coronavirus models get it so wrong?

Analysis depends on data – so predictions for Italy and Spain, where peak has passed, are more reliable than for UKUK will have Europe’s worst death tollCoronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverageThe Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation in Seattle, based at the University of Washington, is the best organisation in the world at collecting data on diseases and mapping out why we fall ill.Its Global Burden of Disease study is a massive collaborative effort that is valued and...
Tags: Health, Europe, Science, Spain, Society, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Seattle, University of Washington, UKUK, Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation, Coronavirus outbreak


5 skills to learn while in self-isolation

During times of crisis an opportunity for learning exists. Given that many of us are stressed, finding ways to alleviate anxiety is important. While the skills you can learn from home are endless, this list offers five timely options. Everyone is processing this moment differently. For the 10 million-plus Americans that have lost their jobs in the past few weeks due to coronavirus-related closures (based on unemployment filings; the number is likely higher), this is a time of great anxiety. I ...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Science, Instagram, Virus, Meditation, Brooklyn, Work-life balance, Language, Innovation, Siberia, East Coast, Northern Europe, Derek, Equinox, Don


Animated LED Face Mask Reminds Others to Stay Six Feet Away

Being stuck at home for weeks on end has given the world’s hardware hackers some extra time to come up with some truly wonderful creations. Chelsea Klukas, a Product Design Manager at Oculus who’s also known for her experiments merging fashion and tech, has created an LED face mask that could be the most coveted…Read more...
Tags: Health, Gadgets, Science, Safety, Tech, Hacks, LEDs, Oculus, Face Masks, Chelsea Klukas, Lumen Couture


Dyson Redesigned Its High-Maintenance Humidifier So It Now Cleans Itself

Today Dyson introduced its most all-in-one machine yet with the Dyson Pure Humidify+Cool that promises to thoroughly clean and moisturize the air in your home. More importantly, the machine might be one of Dyson’s biggest product redesigns yet, completely rethinking the company’s original humidifier that was fraught…Read more...
Tags: Health, Gadgets, Science, Tech, Fans, Hygiene, Dyson, Humidifiers, Consumer Tech, Dyson Pure Humidifycool, Dyson Pure Humidifycool Cryptomic


Plasma from coronavirus survivors found to help severely ill patients

Blood transfusion studies by teams in China report striking improvementsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDoctors have found tentative evidence that seriously ill coronavirus patients can benefit from infusions of blood plasma collected from people who have recovered from the disease. Related: Wellcome Trust urges firms to donate £6bn for Covid-19 research Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Science, China, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Wellcome Trust, Coronavirus outbreak


Cancer Research UK to cut funding for research by £44m

UK’s biggest cancer charity expects income to fall by up to 25% as a result of the coronavirus crisisCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK’s biggest cancer charity is cutting research funding by £44m because of a sharp fall in income and has acknowledged that the move could set back the fight against the disease for many years.Cancer Research UK (CRUK), which funds nearly half of the cancer research in the country, said it was the most difficult decision it had ever ...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Cancer, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Charities, Voluntary sector, Cancer Research, Cancer Research UK, Coronavirus outbreak


Life 'hanging by a thread' for Italian cancer patients in coronavirus crisis

Treatment and transplants for some postponed as hospitals are turned over to treat virusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSince the coronavirus outbreak hit Italy, Francesca Masi has felt her life has been hanging by a thread. She was diagnosed with myelofibrosis, a rare bone marrow cancer, in 2016 and was due to have a transplant this month, but now fears it will be postponed as the country deals with the pandemic.Access for thousands of cancer patients in need of chem...
Tags: Health, Europe, Science, Cancer, Society, World news, Hospitals, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Coronavirus outbreak, Francesca Masi


Martin Shkreli Asks for Three Month Prison Furlough, Supposedly to Help Fight Coronavirus

Martin Shkreli, the pharmaceutical executive and possible goblin-kobold hybrid best known for acquiring the rights to and jacking up the price of HIV drug Daraprim before scoring seven years in a cell for securities fraud, is trying to get out of prison by claiming he might be of use in the fight against the novel…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Prison, Drugs, Pharmaceuticals, Martin Shkreli, Uh Huh, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2


Conservative-Dominated Courts Kill Wisconsin Election Delay, Absentee Voting Extension

The Wisconsin state Supreme Court on Monday blocked Democratic Governor Tony Evers’ last-ditch effort to halt primary elections on Tuesday, ensuring that in-person voting will commence tomorrow despite the coronavirus pandemic. Meanwhile, the U.S. Supreme Court shot down extended absentee voting deadlines in a…Read more...
Tags: Health, Elections, Science, Voting, Supreme Court, Scotus, Wisconsin, U S Supreme Court, Tony Evers, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Wisconsin Elections


'Magic toilet' could monitor users' health, say researchers

System of sensors and cameras would turn loo into ‘daily clinic’ and detect problems earlyA smart toilet boasting pressure sensors, artificial intelligence and a camera has been unveiled by researchers who say it could provide a valuable way to keep tabs on our health.The model is the latest version of an idea that has been around for several years: a system that examines our daily movements in an effort to spot the emergence of diseases. Such an approach, experts say, has an advantage over wear...
Tags: Health, Science, Technology, Biology, US news, Diabetes, Medical Research, Artificial intelligence (AI


We are fighting a 21st-century disease with 20th-century weapons

Better and faster joined-up data systems are key to coping with and preventing pandemics such as Covid-19 – as well as more everyday diseasesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCovid-19 has exposed the deficiencies of national disease detection and prevention systems in many countries of Europe, and in the United States. In the UK, contact tracing was abandoned early due to lack of capacity. Just three weeks ago the government was prepared to let thousands of Scots trave...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, England, Science, Wales, UK News, Medical Research, United States, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Science policy, Coronavirus outbreak


Etsy Encourages Sellers to Produce Cloth Face Masks, So Long as They Don't Make Health Claims

On the day that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advised the public to wear cloth face masks to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, Etsy’s CEO, Josh Silverman, told his community of sellers that those with the skills and materials to make these masks should consider doing so. But the company…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Etsy, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Josh Silverman, Face Masks, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Etsy Encourages Sellers


Ventilator crisis lands Britain's manufacturers with greatest test

Dozens of companies have pooled resources in an attempt to produce tens of thousands of machines as Covid-19 strikesBritish manufacturing this month faces perhaps the greatest test in its history. Specialist firms have joined forces with industrial powerhouses such as Airbus and Rolls-Royce in an unprecedented collaborative effort to make medical ventilators to treat Covid-19 patients.In a conference call earlier this month, Boris Johnson urged business to make 30,000 of the devices in a matter ...
Tags: Health, Business, Science, Technology, Medical Research, Britain, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Boris Johnson, Airbus, Manufacturing sector, Babcock International, Dyson Ltd, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


U.S. Will Pay Hospitals to Treat Uninsured Coronavirus Patients

The Trump administration announced on Friday that it will pay hospitals to treat uninsured coronavirus patients, a persistent problem in America that has been magnified in light of the global pandemic. Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, America, Hospitals, Trump, Coronavirus, Covid 19


These are the two COVID-19 data sites I incessantly check

Even tho they are only updated once a day (at most) I check, check and re-check 91-divoc and the IHME COVID-19 Projections. The linear scale graphs on 91-divoc have given me the best picture of 'is the curve flattening' for the regions I watch. Tribalism runs rampant during Trump's Pandemic and I am naturally more focused on the regions where my loved ones live. IHME's projections give me an idea about what to expect based on data and models they've explained and I can trust. What comes ...
Tags: Health, Post, Science, News, Research, US news, Data, Trump, Pandemic, Stay Informed, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Data Over Propaganda, Death Count


How long does coronavirus live on different surfaces?

Coronavirus RNA was found on a cruise ship 17 days after passengers left. What are the risks of handling packages and groceries?Coronavirus – latest US updatesLive global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMore people are staying indoors to avoid contact with people potentially infected by Covid-19. But in light of a recent report from the US’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that said RNA from the virus that causes Covid-19 was found in the Diamond Princess ship 17 days aft...
Tags: Health, Science, US, Life and style, US news, Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


Elon Musk's BiPAP Machines May Be Better Than Nothing, at Least

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said he’d be sending desperately needed “FDA-approved ventilators” to hard-hit hospitals across the nation dealing with the coronavirus crisis—but they haven’t been the high-grade kind needed to keep intensive care patients alive. Instead, those sent off so far appear to be Bilevel…Read more...
Tags: Health, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Tesla, Fda, CPAP, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Ventilators, Bipap


Henry Ford Health System to conduct first large U.S. study of hydroxychloroquine’s ability to prevent COVID-19

Despite false assertions by the President to the contrary, any potential treatments to counter or prevent COVID-19 are still only at the stage of early investigations, which include one-off treatment with special individual case authorizations, and small-scale clinical examinations. Nothing so far has approached the level of scrutiny needed to actually say anything definitively about their actual ability to treat COVID-19 or the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes it, but the first large-scale U.S. cli...
Tags: Health, TC, Science, Medicine, France, White House, China, Tech, United States, President, Healthcare, Disease, Fda, Biotech, Anthony Fauci, Henry Ford



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