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Coronavirus ‘most severe health emergency’ WHO has faced

Covid-19 is easily the most severe global health emergency ever declared by the World Health Organization (WHO), its leader has said. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said he would reconvene the WHO’s emergency committee this week for a review. There have been five other global health emergencies: Ebola (two outbreaks), Zika, polio and swine flu. More… Read More »

Global COVID-19 registry finds strokes associated with COVID-19 are more severe, have worse outcomes and higher mortality

Acute ischemic strokes (AIS) associated with COVID-19 are more severe, lead to worse functional outcomes and are associated with higher mortality , according to new research published yesterday in Stroke, a journal of the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association. In “Characteristics and Outcomes in Patients with COVID-19 and Acute Ischemic… Read More »

Health of people with dementia dealt a severe blow by coronavirus lockdown

People with dementia have suffered an alarming deterioration in their health and wellbeing during the Covid-19 pandemic, a stark new report warns today. EOPLE with dementia have suffered an alarming deterioration in their health and wellbeing during the Covid-19 pandemic, a stark new report warns today. Lockdown and the closure of vital day services and… Read More »

Coronavirus Pandemic May Change Care For Some Allergy Patients After Severe Reactions – Forbes

Some allergy patients may qualify for an alternative to emergency room care after a severe reaction, … [+] group says. Getty Families of children with food allergies know to inject epinephrine if they have a severe reaction, but the playbook for next steps may shift for some patients as coronavirus fears make them skittish about… Read More »

Prone Position in Severe Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Lying in the prone (face down) position, in which your chest is down and your back is up, could be a simple way to improve outcomes in cases of severe respiratory distress. This topic has received renewed attention during the COVID-19 pandemic, as invasive mechanical ventilation is conventionally delivered with the patient in the supine… Read More »

CDC, state health officials investigating link between vaping and severe lung disease

States with the most cases include Wisconsin, with 15 confirmed cases and 15 more under investigation, according to CNN’s survey. Illinois has 10 confirmed cases, while 12 more are under investigation. California is looking into 19 such cases. The New York State Department of Health said Friday it was “actively investigating” 11 cases. Indiana and… Read More »

Man suffered groin blisters, severe burns after leaving hair removal cream on too long

WARNING: GRAPHIC PHOTOS BELOW A man in the U.K. has allegedly been in the hospital for weeks and will remain there for several more after he reportedly left hair removal cream on his groin for a few minutes too long, resulting in gruesome blisters and painful burns. ARIZONA WOMEN CLAIM CHEAP LIP FILLERS LEFT THEM… Read More »