Monday January 24-th, 2022

Answer Bank: Does vitamin D protect against COVID-19?

Given abrupt, pandemic-induced changes to our lives that have resulted in many of us making far fewer trips outside, a lot of people have been wondering whether they are getting enough vitamin D, and if there is anything they should do about it.

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): Situation Report - 113 (12 May 2020) Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): Situation Report - 113 (12 May 2020)

Still, these findings suggest that approximately 2.6 million smokers in India want to quit but have not identified a cessation strategy that they believe would work during the lockdown. Reviewed studies used a variety of definitions of "smoking", som...

Stomach Ills May Signal COVID-19 in Kids, Study Says Stomach Ills May Signal COVID-19 in Kids, Study Says

Gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhoea, coupled with a fever or history of exposure to COVID-19, could indicate coronavirus infection in children, according to a new study . It has been proven that the coronavirus infects the body by binding wi...

Jubilant Life Sciences and Gilead Sciences sign licensing deal for Remdesivir

Noida-based Jubilant Life Sciences on Tuesday announced that its subsidiary Jubilant Generics Ltd has entered into a non-exclusive licensing agreement with US-based Gilead Sciences to manufacture and sell anti-viral drug remdesivir , which is un...

Kate Middleton joins senior royals to pay homage to healthcare workers

Ms Blackman said despite having COVID-19 "at the doorstep", she was able to convey to the Royals that it was nearly business as usual in the Indigenous communities. The Duchess of Cambridge even jokes she may recruit one of the nurses' ex-wives, wh...

Pelosi unveils $3 trillion coronavirus aid package for Friday vote

The Democrats' Heroes Act is built around almost $1 trillion for states, cities and tribal governments to avert layoffs, focused chiefly on $375 billion for smaller suburban and rural municipalities largely left out of earlier bills. Hoyer said the J...

Commission will discuss guns at the Capitol Commission will discuss guns at the Capitol

He said he is listening to those with frustrations and concerns about the governor's actions, but noted he will not tolerate threats of violence to make a point. After relying on past court decisions and current state laws, AG Nessel determined the...

Australian experts investigate mysterious coronavirus-linked illness in children Australian experts investigate mysterious coronavirus-linked illness in children

Children are arriving at the hospital "with things like very high fever, severe abdominal pain and dropping blood pressure", said Dr. Roberta DeBiasi, head of the division of infectious diseases at Children's National Hospital in Washington, D.C.

Ontario reports 361 new COVID-19 cases today Ontario reports 361 new COVID-19 cases today

Yesterday, the local health unit confirmed four deaths and 15 new cases of COVID-19 in Simcoe County. There are now 1,025 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Ontario, including 192 people in intensive care, and 146 people on ventilators.

How to tell if a child has a coronavirus infection? How to tell if a child has a coronavirus infection?

The diagnostic is a not for profit initiative which can not completely replace clinical tests, but may have great promise for populations where access to testing is limited. The disease is might begin with diarrhoea and other gastrointestinal symptom...

Top Health Officials Enter Self-Quarantine After Exposure To Coronavirus Top Health Officials Enter Self-Quarantine After Exposure To Coronavirus

While agreeing that children on the whole do much better than adults with COVID-19, Fauci noted recent reports of severe disease among children and said it's still really not well understood. A copy reviewed by CNN shows the memo containing a series ...

B.C. seeks feedback on pandemic, records one death, seven cases

Henry said the survey will collect feedback on British Columbians' experiences and actions during the pandemic, and the information gathered will help inform the decisions made in the future. That survey can be found online at www.bccdc.ca/health-in...

Josh Frydenberg suffers coughing fit in parliament before having coronavirus test Josh Frydenberg suffers coughing fit in parliament before having coronavirus test

He tweeted this morning saying he had received the test result, which said he had not been infected. Other lawmakers, without masks, are seen listening while sat spaced out in the chamber to observe social distancing. "Treasury is forecasting the une...

Five new cases of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan's Far North Five new cases of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan's Far North

There were five new cases, bringing that total to date to 573. Regina is now reporting no active cases , along with the south region. Six people have died from COVID-19 in the province. Out of 290 Manitobans who have tested positive for COVID-19...

Trump's taxes: Supreme Court to decide if laws apply to presidents

The second case, Trump v. Deutsche Bank, has been consolidated with the Mazars suit for Supreme Court review. In the three cases being argued on Tuesday, Trump has sought to prevent enforcement of subpoenas issued to his long-time accounting ...

Coronavirus: Scientists find bat virus ‘closely related’ to virus behind COVID-19

A new study suggests it can also be transmitted through the eyes from the ACE-2 protein. Because these mutations are unusual, some experts have suggested that they may indicate a laboratory origin of the virus. The findings come just days after ano...

Africa HIV Deaths 'Could Rise By 500000' Amid Pandemic Africa HIV Deaths 'Could Rise By 500000' Amid Pandemic

According to the report, if immediate action is not taken then the impact of disruption "could effectively set the clock on AIDS-related deaths back to 2008, when more than 9,50,000 AIDS-related deaths were observed in the region". The WHO director-g...

UK COVID-19 deaths pass 40 000

Until April 20, at least 2,494 deaths were registered in England and Wales involving the coronavirus in the working-age population - people aged between 20 and 64. It means the country continues to have the worst official total in Europe, ahead of ...

Childhood vaccinations plunge since Covid-19 pandemic started, CDC says Childhood vaccinations plunge since Covid-19 pandemic started, CDC says

Washington state health officials are anxious because fewer children are getting immunized during the coronavirus pandemic, raising the potential for outbreaks of other diseases like measles. "The decline began the week after the national emergency...

Govt tweaks COVID-19 discharge policy, only severe cases to be tested Govt tweaks COVID-19 discharge policy, only severe cases to be tested

However, very mild/pre-symptomatic patients having the requisite facility at his/her residence for self-isolation will have the option for home isolation. The test, intended primarily for diagnosis of the infection, looks for tiny amounts of any resi...

Andrew Cuomo Warns Of New Andrew Cuomo Warns Of New "COVID-19-Related" Illness For Children

In a worrying development, a five-year old boy has died in NY from a rare inflammatory illness linked to the coronavirus, while the death of another seven-year-old boy is being investigated for possible links to the mysterious pediatric syndrome.

FDA authorizes the first at-home Covid-19 saliva test FDA authorizes the first at-home Covid-19 saliva test

According to an report by LiveScience, the saliva test generated fewer false negatives in severely infected people when compared to swab tests collected from the nose or the throat. The authorization now allows Abbott to use the test on its Alinity p...

Coronavirus found in semen Coronavirus found in semen

Noting that more investigations are needed to be conducted, the article suggests that the presence of viral RNA in the patients' semen does not necessarily indicate the presence of the infectious virus. Privileged immunity means the immune system can...

Coronavirus shock as three children in NY die from similar syndrome Coronavirus shock as three children in NY die from similar syndrome

Kawasaki diseases is a rare inflammatory condition in children, usually linked to genetics. According to Gov. Cuomo last Saturday, the children inflected with the illness, "happened to have the COVID antibodies , or be positive for COVID".

NSW Records No Cases Of Coronavirus For First Time Since Records Taken NSW Records No Cases Of Coronavirus For First Time Since Records Taken

Premier Gladys Berejiklian is thrilled by the announcement, however warned that residents have to be vigilant. This would include permitting indoor gatherings of 10 people, which will enable retailers, small cafes and restaurants to allow access to...

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