Health

Steve September 28, 2020

PERTH, Australia — Authorities are concerned by a COVID-19 outbreak aboard a cargo ship off Australia‘s northwest coast that has infected most of the crew. Eight more members of the Filipino crew tested positive for the new coronavirus on Monday, bringing the number of infections to 17 out of a crew of 21. Seven of […]

Steve September 28, 2020

By Fiona WalkerBBC Scotland health correspondent Published duration3 hours ago image captionTam McCue, 64, took ill with Covid-19 despite never having a day off sick from his work in 30 years. Covid survivor Tam McCue is one of the lucky ones I first met him when he was just out of intensive care in the […]

Steve September 28, 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California’s governor says the state is showing signs of a potential new surge of coronavirus cases. Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday that could prompt another shutdown of businesses and further delay school reopenings. A business industry expert says a slow-down of business reopenings could not come at a worse time, especially for […]

Steve September 28, 2020

A Houston-area official says it will take 60 days to ensure a city drinking water system is purged of a deadly, microscopic parasite that led to warnings over the weekend not to drink tap water By JOHN L. MONE Associated Press September 29, 2020, 2:16 PM • 3 min read LAKE JACKSON, Texas — A […]

Steve September 28, 2020

The World Health Organization and partners have agreed to a plan to roll out 120 million rapid-diagnostic tests for the coronavirus to help lower- and middle-income countries make up ground in a testing gap with richer countries By JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press September 29, 2020, 7:41 AM • 3 min read GENEVA — The World […]

Steve September 28, 2020

Spain’s health minister has pleaded for the third time in four days for tougher coronavirus restrictions in the capital By ARITZ PARRA Associated Press September 28, 2020, 7:40 PM • 3 min read MADRID — Spain’s health minister pleaded Monday for the third time in four days for tougher coronavirus restrictions in the capital, after […]

Steve September 28, 2020

Sept. 28 (UPI) — More women either are using cannabis or want to start doing so to manage some symptoms of menopause, according to a study presented Monday during the 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting of the North American Menopause Society. Roughly one in four women in a survey reported they had used or currently were […]

Steve September 28, 2020

Sept. 28 (UPI) — More than half of all clinical trials evaluating vaccines and potential treatments for COVID-19 are “at high risk for excluding older adults,” according to an analysis published Monday by JAMA Internal Medicine. In addition, roughly one in four of the 847 trials reviewed by the researchers included an age “cutoff” that […]

Steve September 28, 2020

Democrats in the Washington state Legislature thought they had passed a routine sex education requirement for public schools By SALLY HO Associated Press September 28, 2020, 3:36 PM • 5 min read SEATTLE — Democrats in the Washington state Legislature thought they had passed a routine sex education requirement for public schools earlier this year. […]

Steve September 28, 2020

WARSAW, Poland — Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki says that the experience from the first wave of the coronavirus will help Poland go through the new wave that the nation is seeing with the least possible cost to the economy. Morawiecki says the focus will be on widest possible access to medication. He says the […]

Steve September 28, 2020

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEconomy Minister Ken Skates announces £140m fund to help business Businesses in Wales hit by coronavirus will be offered £140m in grants, Economy Minister Ken Skates has said. Nearly two-thirds of Wales’ population are now living under lockdown after new measures were brought in at 18:00 BST. […]

Steve September 28, 2020

Alex Lee spent four months as a clinical contact caseworker with England’s NHS Test and Trace system. In that time she spoke to only one person who had tested positive for coronavirus. The healthcare professional and former BBC journalist, became so concerned she agreed to film her experience for Panorama. She completed 27 shifts, most […]

Steve September 28, 2020

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Residents of Pontypool will be affected by the latest changes Nearly two-thirds of Wales’ population will be under lockdown when new restrictions are imposed in three more areas on Monday. From 18:00 BST, they will be in force in Neath Port Talbot, Torfaen and Vale of Glamorgan. This will […]