• How lockdown may lead to 'avoidable harm' for the health of under 16s

    1 month ago - By ScienceDaily

    Decreases in hospital attendances and admissions amid fears of COVID-19 may result in avoidable harm for under 16s, say researchers. Following lockdown, they found 'a striking decrease' in the number of children and young people attending the Paediatric Emergency Department at Yale New Haven Children's Hospital in the US and the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital in the UK. The researchers said: ''Children and adolescents presenting later on in their illness are more likely to have a negative outcome.''
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  • Clinician combines in-office visits with telehealth during pandemic

    1 month ago - By Healio

    The necessity for quarantine during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has led many specialties, including eye care, to adapt to new technologies for telehealth and develop procedures to best meet patients' needs.
    Healio Primary Care Optometry News spoke with Scott Schachter, OD, a practitioner at Vision Source in Pismo Beach, Calif., and the founder of the Ocular Surface Academy, on alterations he has made in his practice over the last few months.
    Healio: What changes have you made in your practice because of the pandemic?
    Schachter: To limit exposure to COVID-19, we developed new office
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  • Blood Glucose on Admission Predicts COVID-19 Severity in All

    1 month ago - By Medscape

    Observational data from more than 11,000 COVID-19 patients finds significant link between high blood glucose on admission and COVID-19 severity, independent of diabetes status.
    Medscape Medical News
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  • Safe ultraviolet light could be used to sterilize high-risk COVID-19 environments

    1 month ago - By ScienceDaily

    Research is paving the way for a new solution to kill aerosolized COVID-19 in enclosed environments such as hospitals and long-term care facilities. Computational modelling has shown that low dose far-ultraviolet C lighting can be used to disinfect in-room air, increasing disinfection rates by 50-85 percent compared to a room's ventilation alone.
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  • Only THREE authorities in England saw Covid infection rates rise last week, official data reveals

    Only THREE authorities in England saw Covid infection rates rise last week, official data reveals

    1 month ago - By Daily Mail

    Medway, East Sussex and Redbridge, in London, were the only three areas in England to record a rise in Covid-19 infections, according to the latest surveillance report from Public Health England.
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  • Excess winter deaths in England and Wales increased by a fifth last year before Covid hit

    Excess winter deaths in England and Wales increased by a fifth last year before Covid hit

    1 month ago - By Daily Mail

    A report by the Office for National Statistics found that there were 28,300 more deaths than expected in England and Wales last winter, which was higher than in 2018-19 but lower than 2017-18.
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  • Moderna Vaccine Readout; Post-Holiday Surge Fears

    Moderna Vaccine Readout; Post-Holiday Surge Fears

    1 month ago - By MedPageToday

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    Full results with Moderna's coronavirus vaccine indicate 94.1% efficacy in preventing symptomatic COVID-19 in a 30,000-person trial. The company said it will apply...
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  • US Hospitalized COVID-19 Patient Number Hits Record 90,000 Ahead of Expected Case Surge

    1 month ago - By Medscape

    The number of COVID-19 patients being treated in hospitals across the United States reached 90,000 on Friday after nearly doubling in the last month, just as holiday gatherings are expected to propel the next wave of infections.
    Reuters Health Information
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