Supplies and medicine

A surgical approach to strengthen our health systems

“Are we providing the right care, in the right way, at the right time, every time? Asked Dr Atul Gawande, who was confirmed this month as Deputy Administrator of the Bureau of Global Health at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). He answered his own question about the …

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Omicron fuels spike in COVID-19 cases in Texas over Christmas weekend

AUSTIN – The Christmas holiday weekend added to the already growing number of COVID-19 infections in Texas with nearly 57,000 new cases reported in the four-day period that ended Monday. The spike was likely fueled by the rapidly spreading omicron strain which, according to one of the state’s leading treatment …

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Treating Covid Patients at Secret Myanmar Clinics

Published on: 12/27/2021 – 03:04Amended: 12/27/2021 – 03:02 Kayah (Myanmar) (AFP) – A handful of Burmese nurses in hiding from the junta have run makeshift clinics to treat Covid patients and resistance fighters with drugs smuggled past military checkpoints. With bags full, they are always ready to flee as healthcare …

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ScreenPro Security Ready to Help Canadians and Government with Increased COVID Testing Capacity

Toronto, Ontario – (Newsfile Corp. – December 24, 2021) – ScreenPro Security Inc. (CSE: SCRN) (OTCQB: CSRSF) (“ScreenPro” or the “Company”) would like to announce that the Company is ready to help Canadians, government and local businesses with COVID testing. ScreenPro increased its testing capability for both rapid antigen with …

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Supply struggles to meet demand in some COIVD-19 antibody infusion centers | KLBK | KAMC

LUBBOCK, Texas – Monoclonal antibody infusions have been a revolutionary treatment to help ensure that people with COVID-19 do not become seriously ill or, in some cases, can prevent hospitalization. Amid the growing cases of the Omicron variant, people are turning to this treatment again. However, some Lubbock infusion centers …

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Certain groups are excluded from the Montana covid test giveaway program

As the number of new cases of covid in Montana approached 1,000 every day in September, Shelly Stanley-Lehman worried about when the virus would reach her daycare in Billings. She wanted to have covid tests on hand to help prevent an outbreak from spreading through her business, but the stores …

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Omicron could set aside two leading COVID-19 drugs

WASHINGTON – As U.S. hospitals under pressure prepare for a new wave of COVID-19 cases caused by the fast-spreading omicron variant, doctors warn of another challenge: the two standard drugs they used to fighting infections likely won’t work the new strain. For more than a year, antibody drugs from Regeneron …

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ECU medical and physiotherapy students offer free services to the homeless | Local news

Students from Brody School of Medicine and the College of Allied Health Sciences at East Carolina University recently spent an evening offering free foot exams and physiotherapy services to homeless residents of Greenville. The effort was part of the annual In Your Shoes Foot Clinic hosted and facilitated by students …

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Spire Orthopedic Partners Hires Its First Marketing Director | Health, Medicine and Fitness

Business thread GREENWICH, Connecticut – (BUSINESS WIRE) – December 13, 2021– Spire orthopedic partners, a rapidly growing management services organization serving top orthopedic and spine surgeons, has hired Nicole Monsky, director of orthopedic marketing, as the company’s senior marketing director. This press release features multimedia. See the full version here: …

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Aid organizations mobilize to help victims of tornadoes in the Midwest

A car sits in the debris caused by a tornado in Bowling Green, Ky. On Saturday, December 11, 2021. A monstrous tornado has killed dozens of people in Kentucky and the toll was rising on Saturday after bad weather ravaged at least five states, leaving widespread devastation. (AP Photo / …

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New Zealand buys 120,000 courses of Covid antiviral drugs

Health authorities have ordered 120,000 courses of antivirals to fight mild to moderate cases of Covid. Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller The joint effort of the Ministry of Health and Pharmaceuticals comes as cases abroad increase during the northern winter. It is hoped that the combination of high vaccination rates, …

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Surgery Rates in the United States Rebounded Quickly After Initial COVID-19 Stop | Information Center

As of July 2020, hospitals nationwide had stepped up surgeries with improved safety protocols, and surgery rates began to return to – if not exceed – their 2019 levels. By the end of the year, the total volume of surgeries was only 10% lower than the 2019 volume. The JAMA …

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Navy suspends use of military tank fleet over Hawaii aquifer

By The Associated Press on December 6, 2021. This photo shows a tunnel inside the Red Hill underground fuel storage facility in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on January 26, 2018. The State of Hawaii has said a laboratory has detected a petroleum product in a water sample from an elementary school …

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Medical volunteers prepare for the California International Marathon on Sunday

(SACRAMENTO) More than 90 volunteers from across UC Davis Health will provide medical support to the California International Marathon (CIM) on Sunday. The race was canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but returned this year with COVID-19 protocols in place, including proof of vaccination or a negative test …

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Omicron urges scientists to quickly reconsider boosters

As recently as last week, many public health experts fiercely opposed the Biden administration’s campaign to roll out booster shots of the coronavirus vaccines to all American adults. There was little scientific evidence to support additional doses for most people, the researchers said. The Omicron variant changed all that. Scientists …

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Vacation travel could lead to increased need for blood donation – FOX13 News Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – A Red Cross emergency because they lack blood. Donor levels are at historically low levels, but hospitals and treatment centers are still requesting high levels for blood. “Blood is medicine,” said John Brown, executive director of the South American Red Cross. Right now, blood is rarer than …

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CARE4Paws Donation Drive-Thru, Adoption Event A Gift For Local Animals | Good for Santa Barbara

Life was difficult for thousands of pet families in the country of Santa Barbara before COVID-19. Now, 20 months after the start of the pandemic, even more families are facing extreme challenges, including difficulty providing food and veterinary care for their pets. At the same time, many pets that were …

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Pakistan allows India to transport wheat, medicine to Afghanistan

Photo file In a statement, the Foreign Office said Indian vehicles would be allowed to pass through the Wagah border “as a sign of goodwill” to the Afghans Pakistan formally authorized India on Wednesday to transport 50,000 tonnes of vital wheat to Afghanistan via its road network, stressing that it …

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Fight against gas prices, the United States will release 50 million barrels of oil

By Josh Boak and Colleen Long, The Associated Press November 23, 2021. President Joe Biden speaks as he announces he is appointing Jerome Powell to a second four-year term as Federal Reserve Chairman, during an event at the South Court Auditorium of the complex of the White House in Washington, …

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Quality of care decreases with private ownership of nursing homes, study finds

Retirement homes acquired by private equity firms have seen an increase in emergency room visits and hospitalizations among long-term residents and rising Medicare costs, according to a new study from investigators at Weill Cornell Medicine. The results, published Nov. 19 in the JAMA Health Forum, suggest that the quality of …

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Vaccine mandates further threaten the supply chain

Ever-growing mandates to vaccinate essential workers – by both private companies and governments – are causing severe shortages in an already depleted workforce. This is especially true in the supply chain, where labor shortages are common in shipping, air, rail and, of course, truckers. On October 30, the federal government’s …

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Science inspires kids at vet camp

The young people recently got a glimpse of the veterinary profession at the veterinary camp. About 20 students, aged 6 to 14, recently attended the Faulkner County Extension Office camp in Conway, where they discovered careers in veterinary medicine and tried hands-on activities related to animal care. Dr Paul Jenkins, …

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Life-threatening parasite that traverses barefoot is in the United States

The headlines on a parasite called Strongyloides in the United States are accurate. The parasite isn’t fatal to most people – and many people don’t even have symptoms. The Guardian recently published a story with the title, “Deadly Parasite That Burrows Into The Body Through Barefoot Could Multiply In This …

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Medical Transportation of Choice: Long Island’s # 1 Private Ambulance Provider Continues to Grow

According to President and CEO Wayne Miller, Choice Medical Transportation serves vulnerable patients who are often underserved by other companies. Choice of medical transport is a private ambulance service that provides transport of wheelchair patients to and from medical appointments and treatments, specializing in dialysis patients, but also serving those …

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Signing of a development agreement with LocatorX

Caretech Services Pty Ltd (CTS), a WA-based smart packaging technology developer, today signed a development agreement with LocatorX, the Atlanta-based location tracking platform provider. LXConnect â„¢, LocatorX’s cloud-based tracking platform, provides accurate, inexpensive and flexible tracking technology to businesses in a variety of industries. CTS SIP system technology enables healthcare …

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Weak links in the supply chain

(CBS NEWS) “We’re going to need a crate of lemons; hope they have lemons tomorrow. Life doesn’t give lemons to Tony Pertesis, who owns and runs the Southport Diner in Connecticut. And not just lemons: “You order Heinz, it’s not here. I order Gatorade; it took weeks to get Gatorade. …

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How to prepare for supply chain disruptions

I don’t mean to be alarmist, but it looks like we are heading for some tough times ahead, and it’s time for producers to prepare accordingly. Labor shortages. Rolling black-outs. The ports are full of ships unable to dock and unload. Fuel prices on the rise. Food prices are skyrocketing. …

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Donald Trump took this COVID-19 vaccine

Since the vaccines were released, their effectiveness and safety have been constantly debated on social media and beyond. While former President Donald Trump may have been rather bland about his approach to masks and social distancing, he maintained the importance of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, even after leaving the Oval …

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Celiac disease | American Academy of Pediatrics

Education gaps Celiac disease patients are quite common, but most go undiagnosed, in part because practitioners ignore the sheer diversity of associated symptoms and fail to include celiac disease in the differential diagnosis. For patients with established celiac disease, pediatricians should have some knowledge of the gluten-free diet and recommendations …

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Patented Medicines Market Overview, Applications and Product Specifications with Forecast to 2027 – Bulk Solids Handling

The Patented medicine market The report presents the sales and revenue of Patented Medicines by company, regions, type and application, and forecast to 2027. This report also studies the market situation, competition landscape, market share, rate of growth, future trends, market drivers, opportunities and challenges, sales channels, distributors and Porter’s …

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Waitlist at Ruby as COVID cases continue to impact

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – A report from officials at WVU Medicine says 40% of all coronavirus patients in the state are in a WVU Medicine facility. In Morgantown, Ruby Memorial Hospital reports 119 coronavirus patients with no beds available. Staff at Ruby Memorial Hospital established a waiting list on Friday afternoon. …

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3 ways drones impact healthcare

Transport of blood samples, Germany Wingcopter drones recently carried blood samples over a distance of 26 kilometers in the German state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. The flight time of the drones was 18 minutes on average, almost twice as fast as ground transport. The use of Wingcopter drones could dramatically speed …

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WHO chief calls for urgent assistance in Lebanon

The head of the World Health Organization said Lebanon urgently needs assistance to help it cope with several crises. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus spoke to reporters in Beirut on Friday after two days of meetings with Lebanese officials and medical workers. Ghebreyesus also visited a number of health care …

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Lebanon’s drug shortage leaves patients in limbo

QLEIAT, Lebanon – Saydi Mubarak and his mother share a bond that goes beyond a close mother-daughter relationship: They were both diagnosed with breast cancer a year ago and have undergone months of chemotherapy in a Beirut hospital, facing anxiety, hair loss. and uncertainty for the future. Today, they share …

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