Health

Steve August 12, 2020

A review suggests a nonprofit health organization where at least 41 intellectually disabled children have reported sexual assaults over the past quarter-century has been plagued by understaffing and inadequate supervision of staff and patients August 12, 2020, 5:37 PM 3 min read PHILADELPHIA — Understaffing and inadequate supervision of staff and patients plagued a nonprofit […]

Steve August 12, 2020

Aug. 12 (UPI) — Yoga is an effective treatment for generalized anxiety disorder, a study published Wednesday by JAMA Psychiatry said, though researchers say therapy proved to be effective for more people. More than half of patients who practiced Kundalini yoga, which includes movement, breathing techniques, meditation and chanting, responded well to therapy, the researchers […]

Steve August 12, 2020

BRASILIA, Brasil — The grandmother of Brazil’s first lady died Wednesday after more than a month fighting COVID-19 in a public hospital on the outskirts of Brasilia. Maria Aparecida Firmo Ferreira, 80, was the grandmother of Michelle Bolsonaro, who is married to Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro. She had been hospitalized since July 1, having tested […]

Steve August 12, 2020

Georgia is appealing a federal judge’s ruling that permanently blocked the restrictive abortion measure lawmakers passed last year By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press August 12, 2020, 2:15 PM 3 min read ATLANTA — Georgia is appealing a federal judge’s ruling that permanently blocked the restrictive abortion measure lawmakers passed last year. U.S. District Judge Steve […]

Steve August 12, 2020

BRUSSELS — Authorities in Brussels are introducing mandatory mask rules across the Belgian capital following a spike in cases. Brussels Minister-President Rudi Vervoort’s office said Wednesday that the number of new infections in the city had reached Belgium’s red line of 50 per 100,000 inhabitants on average over the last seven days. A statement says […]

Steve August 12, 2020

Japan’s government and the city of Hiroshima have appealed a court ruling ordering them to certify dozens of people who were exposed to radioactive “black rain” in the aftermath of the 1945 U.S. atomic bomb attack By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press August 12, 2020, 8:53 AM 2 min read TOKYO — Japan’s government and the […]

Steve August 12, 2020

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Stockholmers enjoying sunshine in March while the UK was in lockdown Exposure to Covid-19 is similar in Stockholm and London, based on antibody tests, despite different lockdown strategies, research suggests. Sweden chose to avoid a strict lockdown, with shops and restaurants staying open. Health experts predicted that 40% of […]

Steve August 11, 2020

Health authorities in New Zealand are scrambling to trace the source of a new outbreak of the coronavirus as the nation’s largest city goes back into lockdown By NICK PERRY Associated Press August 12, 2020, 6:40 AM 4 min read WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Health authorities in New Zealand were scrambling Wednesday to trace the […]

Steve August 11, 2020

SYDNEY, Australia — The Australian state of Victoria on Wednesday reported a record 21 virus deaths and 410 new cases from an outbreak in the city of Melbourne which has prompted authorities to impose a strict lockdown. State Premier Daniel Andrews said 16 of the deaths were linked to aged-care facilities. The number of new […]

Steve August 11, 2020

Aug. 11 (UPI) — Adults with severe obesity are more than three times as likely to be hospitalized with severe COVID-19 than those who maintain a healthy weight, according to a study published Tuesday by the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Risk for hospitalization following infection with the new coronavirus increases by […]

Steve August 11, 2020

JACKSON, MISS. – Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said college football is “essential” Tuesday, a day after President Tweety McTreason tweeted in support of colleges moving forward with the football season as planned amid the coronavirus pandemic. “What do opponents of football think, these kids will end up in a bubble without it? You can get […]

Steve August 11, 2020

A Texas court has launched what the state says is the nation’s first virtual jury trial in a criminal case By JAKE BLEIBERG Associated Press August 11, 2020, 9:53 PM 3 min read DALLAS — The jurors appeared on screen from their living rooms, bedrooms and home offices. Juror 11 took notes as a sheriff’s […]

Steve August 11, 2020

Aug. 11 (UPI) — The United States saw a spike in COVID-19 infections in nursing homes during a one-week period in July, with more than 8,600 new cases, according to a report released Tuesday. The weekly total was the highest reported among nursing home residents nationally since more than 9,000 were reported during the week […]