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Weekly electronic reporting of symptoms improves care for patients with advanced cancer

People with advanced cancers who reported their symptoms weekly using a digital tool received more timely, and potentially life-saving treatment, compared to those who were evaluated less frequently via regular in-person clinical visits, according to findings from a nationwide study. The PRO-TECT (Patient Reported Outcomes To Enhance Cancer Treatment) trial was led by researchers at …

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Making good decisions about COVID-19

Automated texting system saved lives weekly during first COVID surge

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain A life was saved twice a week by an automated text messaging system during the fraught early days of the COVID-19 pandemic and, overall, the patients who enrolled in that system were 68 percent less likely to die than those not using it. These insights about Penn Medicine’s COVID Watch—a system …

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Brazil weekly COVID-19 death toll at lowest since April 2020

Brazil weekly COVID-19 death toll at lowest since April 2020

Caio Fonseca, who said his father died from complications related to COVID-19, cries and hugs his mother Roseli Fonsceca during a protest against the way the government handled the nation’s response to the pandemic, organized by the “Widows of COVID” group on the Day of the Dead in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, Nov. 2, …

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New York City to conduct weekly COVID-19 tests in schools

by Michelle L. Price New York City will begin conducting weekly, random COVID-19 tests of unvaccinated students in the nation’s largest school district in an attempt to more quickly spot outbreaks in classrooms. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio made the announcement Monday, a day after the city’s teachers’ union sent de Blasio a …

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NYC to require vaccines or weekly testing for city workers

NYC to require vaccines or weekly testing for city workers

A health care worker inoculates Evelyn Pereira, right, of Brooklyn, with the first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine as her daughter Soile Reyes, 12, looks on, Thursday, July 22, 2021, at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. The museum moved their vaccination site from the Hall of Ocean Life where the …

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Replacing IV infusion sets in hospital patients weekly does not increase infection risk

Replacing IV infusion sets in hospital patients weekly does not increase infection risk

Professor Claire Rickard. Credit: University of Queensland Researchers hope to save significant time, money and resources in Australian hospital wards, with findings from a new University of Queensland-led study. Professor Claire Rickard from UQ’s School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work said three days could be added to the life of infusion sets, while still …

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High public support for strict COVID measures but lower level of trust in government

Half of weekly AZ vaccine deliveries to EU delayed: company

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Half of AstraZeneca’s vaccine shipments to the European Union will be delayed this week, a company spokesman told AFP Friday, as much of the bloc works to speed up a slow rollout of COVID jabs. “We communicated to the EC (European Commission) and member states last week that one of the …

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Variant sweeps Hungary to world-high weekly COVID death rate

Variant sweeps Hungary to world-high weekly COVID death rate

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Hungary had the world’s highest COVID-19 death rate compared to population over the last week, according to AFP data on Thursday, as hospitals face unprecedented pressure from surging cases of a virus variant. The death toll in the EU member state with a population of just under 10 million has risen …

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Global weekly COVID cases are falling, WHO says—but 'if we stop fighting it on any front, it will come roaring back'

Global weekly COVID cases are falling, WHO says—but ‘if we stop fighting it on any front, it will come roaring back’

The number of reported global weekly COVID cases is falling and has dropped nearly 50% this year, the World Health Organization (WHO) said overnight. This incredibly encouraging news shows the power of public health measures—but we must remain vigilant. Letting our guard down now, when new variants are emerging, could easily reverse the trend. According …

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