Health

Steve May 18, 2020

May 18 (UPI) — More than 50,000 healthcare workers worldwide will be enrolled in a clinical trial to assess chloroquine’s potential in protecting against COVID-19, researchers at the Washington University of St. Louis School of Medicine announced Monday. The U.S. arm of the study, which will begin enrolling participants later this month, is being led […]

Steve May 18, 2020

NEW YORK, May 18 (UPI) — Teenagers with asthma and a history of mental, behavioral or emotional disorders appear to be more prone to vaping-associated lung damage, according to an analysis published Monday by JAMA Pediatrics. Researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that EVALI — e-cigarette or vaping-associated lung injury […]

Steve May 18, 2020

Departing staff will get 14 weeks of pay, plus another week for every year they’ve worked at Airbnb, and will get a year’s worth of health insurance in the US. International workers will get health coverage through the end of 2020. Employees who’ve worked for less than a year can buy their vested share options.Airbnb…

Steve May 18, 2020

Earlier this week, AWS vice president Tim Bray quit over what he sees is an attempt to punish whistleblowers who express concerns about lacking COVID-19 protections. Meanwhile, the National Labor Relations Board is looking into claims of retaliation against employees who organize or participate in protests.In a statement provided to Engadget, an Amazon spokesperson said:…

Steve May 18, 2020

In the near future, fatty liver disease is projected to become the major reason for liver transplants. A new study in mice has found that stevia extract can improve signs of the condition.Fatty liver disease, or nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, involves the liver being made up of more than 5% fat. There is currently no cure for…

Steve May 18, 2020

Some groups may face a disproportionate mental health impact during the COVID-19 pandemic. These include people of color, migrants, and people of various ethnic backgrounds. In this Special Feature, we dive deeper into the issue.The fact that the current pandemic is affecting people’s mental health as much as their physical health is no secret.In speaking…

Steve May 18, 2020

— The preclinical prototype vaccine is well-tolerated and provides strong protection against coxsackievirus B infections and diabetes in relevant animal models– Results provide a solid scientific basis for human trials with Provention’s PRV-101 vaccineOLDWICK, N.J. and TAMPERE, Finland, May 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ —  Provention Bio, Inc. (Nasdaq: PRVB), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to intercepting…

Steve May 18, 2020

Apple released its quarterly earnings this afternoon for the first time since the COVID-19 outbreak began to reshape lives and economies, and the results are unsurprisingly mixed. The company saw slumps in hardware sales almost across the board, but it reported a total of $58.3 billion in revenue — just edging out its performance this…

Steve May 18, 2020

Like in other countries, widespread adoption of contact tracing apps could prove vital to curbing the spread of the new coronavirus. They might reduce or eliminate the need for further lockdowns while humanity waits for a vaccine. However, governments have generally shied away from requiring these apps, in part to assuage fears they might be…

Steve May 17, 2020

Every year millions of Muslims fast for the holy month of Ramadan, not eating or drinking between sunrise and sunset. But what is it like to fast as a healthcare worker in the time of the coronavirus? The BBC spoke to two women working on the front line who shared their days with us. Produced […]

Steve May 17, 2020

Time, as many people living in Covid-19 lockdown are beginning to realize, is losing all meaning. This seems especially true on weeks like this past one, during which none of the major news stories felt all that new. The coronavirus continues to spread; unemployment is still rising; and US attorney general Bill Barr is making…

Steve May 17, 2020

As previously reported, the UK will break from the Apple-Google “decentralized” approach. Instead, the NHS’s technology group NHSX chose a centralized model, in which a list of contacts made via Bluetooth signals will be stored on users’ devices as anonymous tokens. If a user has symptoms or tests positive, the contacts can be submitted to…

Steve May 17, 2020

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has taken a coronavirus test during a live briefing in front of reporters. He said he wanted to demonstrate how “fast and easy” the test is, before a doctor put a swab up his nose. The state of New York has been the epicentre of the US coronavirus outbreak. Read […]