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First Wuhan COVID case days later than initially reported: scientist

First Wuhan COVID case days later than initially reported: scientist

Image of the ultrastructural morphology exhibited by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Credit: CDC The first case of COVID-19 identified in Wuhan, China and presented as such by the World Health Organization was actually days later than previously believed and at an animal market, a top scientist said in the journal Science Thursday. Rather than …

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Most kids with COVID-19 have mild cases and make a full recovery within weeks

Children with pneumonia leaving hospital can have antibiotic treatment reduced to three days

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain The results of the largest study in a high-income country looking at antibiotic dosing and duration for children hospitalized with pneumonia show that the number of doses given can be reduced safely, without impacting recovery. Pneumonia (sometimes called a chest infection) is common in young children. It is usually treated with …

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Prevalence of binge drinking in past 30 days 16.6 percent in 2018

Prevalence of binge drinking in past 30 days 16.6 percent in 2018

(HealthDay)—The prevalence of binge drinking within the previous 30 days was 16.6 percent in 2018, with the highest prevalence among those aged 25 to 34 years, according to research published in the Oct. 15 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Michele K. Bohm, M.P.H., from the …

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Sydney lockdown ends after 106 days

Sydney lockdown ends after 106 days

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Elated Sydneysiders were emerging from almost four months of “blood, sweat and no beers” early Monday as a long coronavirus lockdown was lifted in Australia’s largest city. Sydney’s more than five million residents have been subjected to a 106-day lockdown, designed to limit the march of the highly transmissible Delta variant. …

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South Africa launches drive to vaccinate 500,000 in 2 days

South Africa launches drive to vaccinate 500,000 in 2 days

A woman receives Pfizer vaccine jab from a healthcare worker during the inaugural vaccination weekend drive in Katlehong, east of Johannesburg, South Africa Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. The aim of the vaccination drive is to mobilise citizens and people living in South Africa to get vaccinated as a means to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Credit: …

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Patient mortality lower for hospitalists working more days

Patient mortality lower for hospitalists working more days

(HealthDay)—Hospitalized Medicare patients treated by physicians who work more clinical days have lower 30-day mortality, according to a study published online Sept. 13 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Hirotaka Kato, Ph.D., from the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California in Los Angeles, and colleagues examined the association between the number of days …

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Researchers analyze dynamic changes in chest CT images over 167 days in 11 COVID-19 patients

Researchers analyze dynamic changes in chest CT images over 167 days in 11 COVID-19 patients

Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal. In this article the authors Jianqin Liang, Guizeng Liu, Shuzhuang Yu, Yang Yang, Yanchun Li, Hongli Tian, Zhe Chen and Wenping Gong The Eighth Medical Center of PLA General Hospital, Beijing, China and Nanpi County People’s Hospital, Hebei, China discuss dynamic changes in chest CT images over …

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COVID-19 is most transmissible 2 days before and 3 days after symptoms appear

COVID-19 is most transmissible 2 days before and 3 days after symptoms appear

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Each wave of the pandemic has underscored just how gravely contagious COVID-19 is, but there is less clarity among experts on exactly when—and to what extent—infected individuals are most likely to spread the virus. Now, a new study co-led by a Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researcher has found …

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Risk for Bell palsy up 42 days after first dose of CoronaVac

(HealthDay)—The risk for Bell palsy is increased after CoronaVac vaccination, but not after BNT162b2 vaccination, according to research published online Aug. 16 in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. Eric Yuk Fai Wan, Ph.D., from the University of Hong Kong, and colleagues examined the risk for Bell palsy within 42 days following vaccination with BNT162b2 (Fosun-BioNTech [equivalent …

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