A man riding a Lime e-scooter in Berlin, Germany on June 21, 2019. Thomas Trutschel | Photothek via Getty Images Scooter-sharing firm Lime is laying off 13% of its global workforce, as the coronavirus pandemic has wiped out demand for on-demand transportation services. About 80 employees are being let go as a result of the
When President Donald Trump started touting hydroxychloroquine as “one of the biggest game changers” for treating COVID-19, researchers hoped electronic health records could quickly tell them if he was on the right track. Yet pooling data from the digital records systems in thousands of hospitals has proved a technical nightmare thus far. That’s largely because
A new study from the University of California, Berkeley, published in the journal Nature in April 2020, reports that extending vaccination to all children could help resolve antimicrobial resistance – one of the biggest obstacles to effective healthcare in low-income countries. This is the first study to look at how vaccination is related to the
Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks during a news conference on the situation of the coronavirus (COVID-2019), in Geneva, Switzerland, February 28, 2020. Denis Balibouse | REUTERS The World Health Organization is investigating whether the coronavirus causes some children to develop a rare inflammatory disease, WHO officials said Wednesday.
Last month, after California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered most of the state’s residents to stay home, I found myself under virtual house arrest with an uncomfortably large number of Gen Zers. Somehow I had accumulated four of my children’s friends over the preceding months. I suppose some parents more hard-nosed than I would have sent
Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Apr 28 2020 Boston Children’s Hospital has launched a two-pronged study of COVID-19 disease among children and youth up to age 25 across the country, with $2.1 million in funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Overcoming COVID-19 study will perform real-time surveillance at more than 35 U.S.
A “prone team,” wearing personal protective equipment (PPE), turns a COVID-19 patient onto his stomach in a Stamford Hospital intensive care unit (ICU), on April 24, 2020 in Stamford, Connecticut. John Moore | Getty Images The coronavirus has now infected more than 1 million people in the United States as the nation grapples with roughly
As doctors and consumers are forced to put most nonemergency procedures on hold, many health insurers foresee strong profits. So why is the industry looking to Congress for help? Insurers say that while that falloff in claims for non-COVID care is offsetting for now many insurers’ costs associated with the pandemic, the future is far
With the world at a standstill as the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 spreads across the globe, governments are struggling to slow down its wrath. Worldwide public health responses and emergency measures have been implemented to stem the impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). There is a widespread focus on high-risk populations, including older people, those with
A security personnel wearing protective gear (R) checks the passports of British nationals before check-in for a special flight to London during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus, at the Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport in Amritsar on April 25, 2020. Narinder Nanu | AFP | Getty
This sketch video about epigenetics was created by Armando Hasudungan, in collaboration with Professor Susan Clark and Dr Kate Patterson at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research. It has been created for a broad, non-expert audience to highlight key messages about the role epigenetics plays in biological processes like development and diseases such as cancer.
Apr 27 2020 Diamond Pharma Services (“Diamond” or “the Company”), leading technical services and regulatory affairs consulting group, today announced its pharmacovigilance division, Diamond PV Services, has acquired PharmaCentral (https://pharmacentral.ie/), an innovative pharmacovigilance services and medical affairs business based in Dublin, Ireland. The acquisition will expand Diamond’s presence in Europe and enhance the senior-level expertise
Mallory Pease’s contractions grew stronger as her husband, Mitchell, drove her to Oaklawn Hospital in Marshall, Michigan, to give birth to their second child. It had been a routine pregnancy, but she told her doctor she’d recently developed a sore throat, aches, coughing and shortness of breath — symptoms her provider knew could indicate COVID-19.
Father-daughter team Steve and Leah Kim model the masks their New York City alterations business, Master Tailor, started making when the coronavirus hit. When New York City largely shut down last month due to the spread of Covid-19, it was a devastating blow for some businesses. That included the Master Tailor, an alteration shop on
Apr 25 2020 The new Nightingale hospital, opened in Harrogate, used the G210, supplied by Bedfont, to validate the piped gas needed for its additional 500 beds Related Stories The NHS Nightingale Hospital in Harrogate, which officially opened on Tuesday 21st April, was built into the Harrogate Convention Centre as part of the COVID-19 response.
Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Apr 24 2020 Pregnant lupus sufferers and their babies are at risk as global supplies of an anti-malarial medicine used to treat the disease run dry due to COVID-19 panic. Health experts in the global South warn that the shortage puts babies at more risk of being born with symptoms of
Stuck inside during the coronavirus lockdown, 5-year-old Kian Assad was entertaining himself by dancing around his McAllen, Texas, house a few weeks ago when he fell, hitting his head on a door hinge. In normal circumstances, it was the type of injury that would likely merit a trip to the emergency room. Blood was gushing out
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Below please find a summary and link(s) of new coronavirus-related content published today in Annals of Internal Medicine. The summaries below are not intended to substitute for the full article as a source of information. A collection of coronavirus-related content is free to the public at http://go.annals.org/coronavirus. Related Stories Ventilator Triage Policies During the COVID-19
Three researchers at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA have received awards to pursue treatments and vaccines for COVID-19 from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, the state’s stem cell agency. The recipients are Dr. Gay Crooks, a professor of pathology and laboratory medicine and of
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks during a press briefing about the coronavirus crisis at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research, Northwell Health in Manhasset, NY. Ron Adar | Barcroft Media | Getty Images New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the U.S. was too slow to respond to the coronavirus outbreak as it was proliferating
Proper stretches before and after a run can improve your performance and decrease your risk of injury. Dusty Marie Narducci, M.D., Sports Medicine Fellow, discusses the importance of stretching and offers demonstrations of several dynamic and static stretches.
Sponsored Content by PittconApr 24 2020 Thought Leader Professor John A. RogersProfessor of Materials Science and Engineering,Biomedical Engineering and MedicineNorthwestern University In this interview, Professor John Rogers talks to News-Medical Life Sciences about his research and work in developing biocompatible electronics and microfluidic systems with skin-like properties. Biological systems are traditionally mechanically soft however modern
Apr 24 2020 A Fight for Sight funded research study has successfully demonstrated that an imagining technique could help children keep their sight after brain surgery for epilepsy, in results published in Frontiers in Neuroscience this month (April 8). Professor Christopher Clark The pre-surgical evaluation can be carried out using existing technology and is now
In this July 9, 2015, file photo, a man walks outside the headquarters of Gilead Sciences in Foster City, Calif. Eric Risberg | AP Gilead Sciences said that a draft document showing disappointing results from a closely watched clinical trial of the company’s treatment for the coronavirus contained “inappropriate characterizations” and that the study’s findings
Apr 23 2020 Ablexis, LLC, AlivaMab Discovery Services, LLC (“ADS”), and Berkeley Lights, Inc. today announced the rapid generation and recovery of sequences encoding a rich panel of human antibodies against the S1 spike protein of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Image Credit: Kateryna Kon/Shutterstock.com Based on multiplex screening assays performed on the Beacon® platform, these SARS-CoV-2
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) and the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) are funding new cross-campus research projects as part of a new joint program that seeks to solve big health care challenges through joint research that draws on the institutions world leading expertise in medicine and artificial intelligence. The below research awards