Covid 19/Research

New Treatment Can Reduce Risk of PPE Facial Injuries in Frontline Healthcare Workers

Image courtesy of SARAH SEDDON A study has found that a new ‘care bundle’ can reduce the incidence of Facial Pressure Injuries (FPIs) in frontline COVID-19 healthcare workers caused by…

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Telemedicine Cannot Fully Replace in-person Paediatric Care

In response to the rollout of paediatric telemedicine due to COVID-19, researchers have identified implementation considerations regarding these services. The study, led by the School of Physiotherapy, RCSI University of…

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‘TOO SOON’ TO CONSIDER VACCINE PASSPORTS, SAYS IRISH HEALTH OFFICIALS

Image courtesy of Digital Desk Staff It is too soon to make plans for so-called vaccine passports, Irish health officials have said, despite moves being made at a European level…

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Immune system mounts a lasting defense after recovery from COVID-19, researchers find

Coronavirus illustration (stock image).Credit: © Matthieu / stock.adobe.com As the number of people who have fought off SARS-CoV-2 climbs ever higher, a critical question has grown in importance: How long…

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Looking behind the European medicines data breach

Important documents may have been taken following a data breach relating to Europe’s drug regulator – the European Medicines Agency (EMA). It seems that the data breach was politically motivated….

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H.B. Fuller unveils cold-resistant adhesives for COVID-19 vaccine delivery

Adhesives manufacturer H.B. Fuller has revealed a new range of adhesive grades with hot melt advanced technology for ultra-cold storage of vaccines and medication packaging. Advantra adhesives reportedly provide a secure bond…

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Face Masks: What The Data Says

The science supports that face coverings are saving lives during the coronavirus pandemic, and yet the debate trundles on. How much evidence is enough? When her Danish colleagues first suggested…

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COVID Research Updates This Month

Tests reveal silent reinfections in hospital workers. Nature wades through the literature on the new coronavirus — and summarises key papers as they appear. 28 September — Tests reveal silent reinfections…

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Researchers Report First Case of Coronavirus Reinfection

The first case of someone being reinfected with coronavirus has been reported by researchers in Hong Kong. The findings could have significant implications for the development of vaccines and what…

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Eli Lilly is Testing a Way to Prevent Covid-19 That’s Not a Vaccine

Nurses and patients in some US assisted living facilities will receive an antibody drug to prevent covid-19 infection, according to drug company Eli Lilly. The drug: Early in the coronavirus pandemic, companies searched…

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Irish-based firm looks at blood-based alternative to a Covid-19 vaccine

Whether it’s starting from scratch to develop an entirely novel vaccine, or testing the effectiveness of an existing vaccination on Covid-19, healthcare companies across the globe have been working day…

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What you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine

Bill Gates in his monthly blog says humankind has never had a more urgent task than creating broad immunity for coronavirus. One of the questions I get asked the most…

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Remdesivir V Covid-19: New data supports it as a treatment

Rhesus macaques with COVID-19 that were given Gilead Sciences‘ remdesivir on the same infusion schedule as that being tested in human clinical trials saw their symptoms improve, researchers reported. Gilead…

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What Is R0?: Gauging Contagious Infections

Understanding the possibilities R0 is pronounced “R naught.” It’s a mathematical term that indicates how contagious an infectious disease is. It’s also referred to as the reproduction number. As an…

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Emergency Prioritisation tools and their effectiveness

In recently published research involving professionals from across the Canadian emergency medical spectrum, they outline their finding on the tools available to prioritise patients. Waiting lists should be managed as…

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Researchers are rapidly searching for a viable vaccine to combat the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic

By Global Heathcare Data With the accelerating global burden from the Covid-19 pandemic, researchers are rapidly searching for a viable vaccine to combat the global public health emergency. In January,…

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Daily Chart – Covid 19

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Finding and distributing COVID-19 vaccine in 18 months would be ‘historic’ says WHO

It would be “historic” to find a vaccine that can be distributed to all countries in 18 months to defeat the coronavirus, a high-ranking researcher at the World Health Organisation…

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Galileo Italian Philosopher – Astronomer and Mathematician

Galileo, in full Galileo Galilei, (born February 15, 1564, Pisa [Italy]—died January 8, 1642, Arcetri, near Florence), Italian natural philosopher, astronomer, and mathematician who made fundamental contributions to the sciences…

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They Fought and Died for America – Then America Turned Its Back

A quarter million Filipinos served for the U.S. in WWII, only to have their rights stripped at war’s end. Now, the last survivors are fighting for what’s rightfully theirs. Patrick…

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