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Governments urged to ensure access to controlled medicines during COVID-19 pandemic

The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) call on governments to ensure that the procurement and supply of controlled medicines in countries meet the needs of patients, both those who have COVID-19 and those who require internationally controlled medicines for other medical conditions.
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Online calculator predicts patients’ risk for ischemic stroke

Doctors can predict patients' risk for ischemic stroke based on the severity of their metabolic syndrome, a conglomeration of conditions that includes high blood pressure, abnormal cholesterol levels and excess body fat around the abdomen and waist, a new study finds.
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Newly identified gene could improve treatment for multiple sclerosis

The disease multiple sclerosis (MS) attacks the central nervous system and, with time, can give rise to muscle tremors and loss of balance.
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‘Is this when I drop dead?’ Two doctors report from the COVID front lines

Health workers across the country looked on in horror when New York became the global epicenter of the coronavirus.
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Portable testing laboratory screens millions of bacteria in water samples

A suitcase-size portable testing laboratory could cut back the time and money spent on monitoring water quality in developing countries.
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COVID data failures create pressure for public health system overhaul

After terrorists slammed a plane into the Pentagon on 9/11, ambulances rushed scores of the injured to community hospitals, but only three of the patients were taken to specialized trauma wards. The reason: The hospitals and ambulances had no real-time information-sharing system.
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Back to life: COVID lung transplant survivor tells her story

Mayra Ramirez remembers the nightmares. During six weeks on life support at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Ramirez said, she had terrifying nightmares that she couldn't distinguish from reality.
Tags: Health, Chicago, Ramirez, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Mayra Ramirez


Cough recognition model classifies coughing sounds in real time

The Center for Noise and Vibration Control at KAIST announced that their coughing detection camera recognizes where coughing happens, visualizing the locations.
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Parts of England to remain in tighter coronavirus lockdown

Restrictions to continue in Leicester and large areas of northern England due to rise in casesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageLarge swathes of northern England and Leicester will remain under tighter lockdown for a third week as coronavirus infection rates continue to climb sharply in some districts, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced.The decision was taken by Matt Hancock, the health secretary, in collaboration with local leaders after case...
Tags: Health, England, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Bradford, Greater Manchester, Preston, Health policy, Burnley, Leicester, Blackburn, Matt Hancock, Department of Health and Social Care DHSC, Coronavirus outbreak


NCAA head doctor warns of 'troubled waters' as leagues weigh whether to play fall sports

As the top college sports conferences in the US weigh whether to play or suspend fall sports, the NCAA's top doctor issued a warning over the challenges they face in determining the safety of moving ahead.
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Covid-19 is making leaders take note of another public health crisis: racism

The declarations and resolutions come as the US continues to reckon with racism. Both the Covid-19 pandemic and the recent string of police shootings have brought renewed national attention to the ways that systems and institutions disadvantage Black Americans.
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Two women charged with negligent manslaughter over Melbourne homebirth

A coroner found Caroline Lovell died after giving birth to a healthy baby girl in a birthing pool in her lounge roomTwo women have been charged with negligent manslaughter over a fatal Melbourne homebirth more than eight years ago.Caroline Emily Lovell, 36, died after giving birth in a birthing pool in the lounge room of her Watsonia home in January 2012. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Melbourne, Crime - Australia, Caroline Lovell, Caroline Emily Lovell


Amazon to launch online pharmacy in Bengaluru

Amazon on Friday said that it will launch an online pharmacy in Bengaluru. Amazon Pharmacy will allow customers in the city to order prescription-based and over-the-counter medicines, “basic health devices”, and Ayurveda medication from “certified sellers”. Entrackr was the first to report the story. Amazon will be up against platforms such as NetMeds, Dunzo, 1mg, and Medlife. The company did not specify when the service will go live. It is also not known if Amazon will expand this service to ot...
Tags: Travel, Health, Amazon, News, E-commerce, Delhi, Bengaluru, Delhi High Court, West Bengal, Madras High Court, Online pharmacy, E-pharmacy, Bengaluru Amazon Pharmacy, Central Licensing Authority CLA


With major delays in testing, medical groups push for testing priority guidelines

While some Americans wait a week or longer for test results, the American Medical Association wants new federal guidelines to help fast-track those who need results urgently. But it could mean longer delays for others who want coronavirus tests.
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Teachers face Covid-19 fears as school districts reopen

With school districts across the country making tough decisions on whether to begin the year virtually or in person, teachers are grappling with how to instruct scared children and their fears of contracting the coronavirus or passing it to a loved one.
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Police find no Covid-19 breaches at Sydney's Tangara school as NSW reports nine new cases

The number of cases linked to the school cluster grows to 21 while another Liverpool hospital staff member tests positiveThe New South Wales police have found there were no breaches of Covid-19 restrictions at Sydney’s Tangara School for Girls, as the number of cases linked to the cluster grew to 21.On Friday, NSW Health announced a further nine new cases in the state, including one more student from Tangara, another staff member at Liverpool hospital, a person who worked at Dooleys Lidcombe Cat...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Liverpool, New South Wales, Sydney, NSW Health, Tangara, Coronavirus outbreak, Dooleys Lidcombe Catholic Club


Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru Manga Still Pumping & Sweating Hard

Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru? may still prove entertaining to those who have yet to grow tired of learning new exercises as the manga’s 10th volume has naturally doled out further instructions, working plenty of erotic moments in-between for those believe such lewd sights are priority. All the female characters can be seen squeezed into marvelous […]
Tags: Health, Comedy, Fitness, Anime, Fetish, Manga, Muscle, Oppai, Image Gallery, Mizugi, Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru


Ruby Princess inquiry finds NSW Health made 'serious' errors allowing cruise to disembark

Commissioner Bret Walker finds Australian Border Force did ‘not play any part in the mishap’The Ruby Princess inquiry has declined to make any recommendations against NSW Health, despite finding it made multiple “serious”, “inexplicable” and “basic” errors when allowing the cruise ship to disembark in Sydney in March.Commissioner Bret Walker SC argued in his final report, released on Friday, that it was “unhelpful to make recommendations to experts that in truth amount to no more than ‘do your j...
Tags: Health, Australia news, New South Wales, Sydney, Border Force, NSW Health, Bret Walker, Bret Walker SC, Coronavirus outbreak, Ruby Princess


Coronavirus Australia latest: the week at a glance

A summary of the major developments in the coronavirus outbreak across the countryGood evening, here are the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic in Australia. This is Naaman Zhou and it’s Friday 14 August. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Naaman Zhou, Coronavirus outbreak


What distance teaching — and learning — look like at El Camino Real Charter High

WOODLAND HILLS >> Eric Choi walked through an empty hallway Thursday morning, Aug. 13, on the way to an empty classroom to teach ninth-grade English. Usually, the noise of teenage laughter and conversation is the backdrop to Choi’s walk. For now, he’ll have to get used to the silence as El Camino Real Charter High returns to distance learning to start the fall semester. “It’s the new norm,” Choi said through his face mask. The school has 156 certificated personnel, according to school executi...
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VIDEO: What distance teaching looks like at El Camino Real Charter High

WOODLAND HILLS >> Eric Choi walked through an empty hallway Thursday morning, Aug. 13, on the way to an empty classroom to teach ninth-grade English. Usually, the noise of teenage laughter and conversation is the backdrop to Choi’s walk. For now, he’ll have to get used to the silence as El Camino Real Charter High returns to distance learning to start the fall semester. “It’s the new norm,” Choi said through his face mask. The school has 156 certificated personnel, according to school executi...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, Sports, Sport, UPS, Soccer, Community, Local News, High School Sports, Sun Valley, Hussey, LA County, San Fernando Valley, Woodland


Any attempt to get coronavirus herd immunity would lead to massive death tolls, Fauci warns

If the United States allowed coronavirus infections to run rampant to achieve possible herd immunity, the death toll would be massive especially among vulnerable people, the nation's top infectious doctor said.
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Shabbat dinners amid the pandemic: An ancient Jewish tradition goes virtual

The Sabbath, or Shabbat in Hebrew, has long been a weekly holiday of renewal, in which Jews separate themselves from the world, including technology. But during the pandemic, Shabbat dinners are going online and religious leaders are debating whether changes like that ought to remain permanent.
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Coronavirus Australia live update: Ruby Princess inquiry finds NSW Health made 'serious errors', while Victoria records 14 deaths and 372 new Covid cases

Inquiry’s final report finds NSW Health panel effectively ‘did nothing’ over cruise ship; agriculture minister calls for federal approach to border rules; NSW records nine new cases. Follow the latest news and updates‘Serious errors’ by NSW Health on Ruby PrincessAnother 14 deaths and 372 new cases in Victoria Follow our global live blogAustralian stats interactive; Vic cases map; NSW cases map; NSW hotspots listState by state Covid restrictions; Melbourne stage 4 restrictions; Vic stage 3 rule...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Melbourne, South Australia, Daniel Andrews, Western Australia, Wuhan, NSW, Vic


Can SARS-CoV-2 die out without immunity?

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take thousands of lives every day in different parts of the world, vaccine and antiviral research is continuing, as the only hope of emergence from under its shadow. However, a recent study by researcher Bhavin S Khatri at Imperial College London and published on the preprint server medRxiv* in August 2020 suggests that the pandemic may die out more rapidly than thought, provided the reproduction number is kept low.
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Health advisers to the government say hospitals are 'scrambling' after Trump administration's 'abrupt' change to Covid-19 data reporting requirements

Public health advisers to the US government said they are "extremely concerned" and "troubled" by the Trump administration's decision to change how hospitals report Covid-19 data.
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Deaths during the coronavirus surge in New York City recall the peak of the 1918 flu pandemic

A new study finds that deaths in New York City in the early part of the Covid-19 pandemic were comparable to deaths in the city at the peak of what's considered the deadliest pandemic to date -- the flu pandemic of 1918.
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Coronavirus Australia live update: Victoria records 14 deaths and 372 new Covid cases as NSW releases Ruby Princess report

Agriculture minister calls for federal approach to border rules; NSW records nine new cases. Follow the latest news and updatesAnother 14 deaths and 372 new cases in Victoria Follow our global live blogAustralian stats interactive; Vic cases map; NSW cases map; NSW hotspots listState by state Covid restrictions; Melbourne stage 4 restrictions; Vic stage 3 rulesSign up for Guardian Australia’s coronavirus email 7.31am BST Walker said there were “basic mistakes” made in the public health prot...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Melbourne, South Australia, Daniel Andrews, Western Australia, Carnival, NSW, Walker


Retrieving memories is an active process that can bias and distort memories

Adopting a third-person, observer point of view when recalling your past activates different parts of your brain than recalling a memory seen through your own eyes, according to a new paper.
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Study calls for targeted interventions to help people with lower levels of health insurance literacy

One-third of the people who could benefit from a special type of savings account to cushion the blow of their health plan deductible aren't doing so, according to a new study.
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