Health

Steve April 15, 2021

April 15 (UPI) — More than one in 10 women in the United States say they smoke cigarettes or e-cigarettes, according to figures released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, use of tobacco products varies from state to state, with just under 7% of women in California reporting cigarette or e-cigarette […]

Steve April 15, 2021

April 15 (UPI) — Nerve stimulation treatments are effective for reducing pain in patients recovering from orthopedic surgery and limit the need for potentially addictive opioid medications, a study published Thursday by the journal Anesthesiology found. A treatment called percutaneous peripheral nerve stimulation lowered patients’ post-operative pain scores after common procedures by an average of […]

Steve April 15, 2021

The Africa CDC director says he wants to believe that India will lift export restrictions on COVID-19 vaccines as soon as possible, warning that “India is not an island” while some African nations still have seen no shots at all By CARA ANNA Associated Press April 15, 2021, 2:57 PM • 4 min read NAIROBI, […]

Steve April 15, 2021

Iran has finalized a deal with Russia to purchase 60 million doses of Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine By The Associated Press April 15, 2021, 2:40 PM • 12 min read TEHRAN, Iran — Iran has finalized a deal with Russia to purchase 60 million doses of Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine. The state-run IRNA news agency […]

Steve April 15, 2021

image copyrightGetty Images Around 4.7 million people were waiting for routine operations and procedures in England in February – the most since 2007, NHS England figures show. Nearly 388,000 people were waiting more than a year for non-urgent surgery compared with just 1,600 before the pandemic began. During January and February, the pressure on hospitals […]

Steve April 15, 2021

There are many thousands of different versions, or variants, of Covid circulating including the Kent variant, Brazil variant and South African variant. The Kent variant is now the most commonly found strain in the UK and it’s more easily spread than the first variant, which arrived in Spring 2020. Scientists are looking at tweaking the […]

Steve April 15, 2021

A top official from the World Health Organization says Europe has surpassed 1 million deaths from COVID-19 ByThe Associated Press April 15, 2021, 11:09 AM • 2 min read GENEVA — GENEVA — A top official from the World Health Organization says Europe has surpassed 1 million deaths from COVID-19 and the situation remains “serious,” […]

Steve April 15, 2021

India’s two largest cities have imposed stringent restrictions on movement and one planned to use hotels and banquet halls to treat coronavirus patients By ASHOK SHARMA Associated Press April 15, 2021, 11:00 AM • 4 min read NEW DELHI — India’s two largest cities imposed stringent restrictions on movement and one planned to use hotels […]

Steve April 15, 2021

By Jim ReedHealth reporter, BBC News image copyrightGetty Images Most positive rapid coronavirus tests taken since 8 March appear to have returned a correct result, according to data seen by the BBC. Analysis of data from Public Health England shows 82% sent off for a confirmatory PCR test returned the same positive result. All secondary […]

Steve April 15, 2021

India’s Covid caseload has risen sharply in the past few weeks. The country’s been reporting more than 150,000 cases a day. In January and February daily cases fell below 20,000. So, how did India get from relative calm to its new crisis? Workplaces, markets and malls have reopened, and transport is operating at full capacity. […]

Steve April 15, 2021

Climate modeling is future facing, its general intent to hypothesize what our planet might look like at some later date. Because the Earth’s vegetation influences climate, climate models frequently include vegetation reconstructions and are often validated by comparisons to the past. Yet such models tend to get oversimplified, glossing over or omitting how people affected […]