Health

Steve September 25, 2020

Sept. 25 (UPI) — A new machine learning approach added to conventional magnetic resonance imaging can identify the regions of the brain causing dissociative symptoms in people with post-traumatic stress disorder, researchers found in a study published Friday by the American Journal of Psychiatry. Although MRI has long been used to document changes in the […]

Steve September 25, 2020

Relatives of veterans who died of COVID-19 at the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home in Massachusetts say they hope “justice will prevail.” By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER Associated Press September 25, 2020, 7:31 PM • 5 min read BOSTON — Two former administrators of a Massachusetts veterans home where nearly 80 people sickened by the coronavirus died have […]

Steve September 25, 2020

The latest hot spot for the coronavirus in the United States is the heartland, where cases are rising in a worrying trend By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH, NICKY FORSTER and JOCELYN NOVECK Associated Press September 25, 2020, 7:19 PM • 6 min read MISSION, Kan. — It began with devastation in the New York City area, followed […]

Steve September 25, 2020

Sept. 25 (UPI) — Being wealthy appears to reduce a person’s risk for heart disease — at least in the United States — based on the findings of an analysis published Friday by JAMA Network Open. The prevalence of conditions such as congestive heart failure, angina and stroke among individuals with incomes in the top […]

Steve September 25, 2020

Two former leaders of a Massachusetts home for aging veterans where nearly 80 people sickened by the coronavirus died have been criminally charged for their handling of the outbreak By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER Associated Press September 25, 2020, 3:54 PM • 5 min read BOSTON — Two former leaders of a Massachusetts home for aging […]

Steve September 25, 2020

Image copyright Getty Images The rate at which the Covid-19 virus is spreading appears to be speeding up. The R number, indicating how fast the coronavirus epidemic is growing, has risen from 1.1-1.4 to 1.2-1.5. An Office for National Statistics (ONS) survey estimated there were 9,600 new cases a day in England in the week […]

Steve September 25, 2020

This week we’ve seen the UK and other European countries bring in further restrictions as Covid-19 cases rise. It’s highlighted once again the urgent need for a vaccine. But as work continues to find one – the UN is warning that what it calls vaccine nationalism is becoming a major problem. Read More

Steve September 25, 2020

In Pakistan, the first nationwide polio vaccination campaign since the start of the coronavirus pandemic is under way. Pakistan and neighbouring Afghanistan are the only two countries in the world yet to eliminate wild polio, after Nigeria was declared free from the disease last month. Efforts by health workers in Pakistan have been hampered not […]

Steve September 25, 2020

India has reported another 86,000 coronavirus cases as the country’s daily cases continue a declining trend with recoveries exceeding new cases this week September 25, 2020, 11:46 AM • 3 min read NEW DELHI — India reported another 86,052 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, a declining trend with recoveries exceeding new cases this […]

Steve September 25, 2020

A Chinese health official says the country’s annual production capacity for coronavirus vaccines will top 1 billion doses next year, following an aggressive government support program for construction of new factories By SAM McNEIL Associated Press September 25, 2020, 11:21 AM • 2 min read BEIJING — A Chinese health official said Friday that the […]

Steve September 25, 2020

MOSCOW — Moscow authorities have issued a recommendation for the elderly to stay at home and for employers to allow as many people as possible to work remotely, following a rapid growth of coronavirus cases in the Russian capital. On Friday, health officials reported 7,212 new cases, the highest daily surge since June. In Moscow, […]