July 2021 / 52 posts found

Three Texas House Democrats in Washington test positive for coronavirus | The Texas Tribune

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Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. Three Democratic members of the Texas House of Representatives have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the Texas House Democratic Caucus. The three lawmakers are among House Democrats who fled to Washington, D.C., earlier this week to stave off GOP priority voting bills during the special legislative session. The three members who tested positive all have been fully vaccinated, which helps protect against severe illness. On Friday night, one member tested positive for the coronavirus and immediately alerted colleagues, […]

Toddler’s excessive thirst sign of Type 1 diabetes in kids

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About two weeks ago, Courtney Moore’s 16-month-old son, Maddox, started grabbing her water bottle and taking huge gulps of water. She wasn’t surprised — temperatures in Sacramento, California, had been exceeding 100 degrees Fahrenheit. When he began soaking through his overnight diapers, she contacted their pediatrician and learned that Maddox had an unexpected diagnosis: He had Type 1 diabetes and was in diabetic ketoacidosis. “The doctor said on the phone, ‘His blood glucose read 684,’” Moore, 31, who works in public relations, told TODAY Parents. “The doctor said, ‘Well, he should be like 150.’ And I was like, ‘Oh yeah […]

Coronavirus strains’ spread boosted by superspreader events

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Superspreader events that first seeded the coronavirus in the United States are keeping the pandemic smoldering, with experts pointing to human behavior and social circles as the main drivers. The problem persists even as the country nears the milestone of having half of its population fully vaccinated. At a church camp in South Texas in late June, an outbreak was linked to more than 125 cases of Covid-19. Eighty-five infections in central Illinois were traced back to a summer camp in mid-June. Similar examples have emerged internationally: A disco party held on June 26 in the Netherlands was later tied […]

Gov. Mike DeWine signs bill banning colleges, schools from requiring coronavirus vaccines – cleveland.com

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Gov. Mike DeWine signed a bill Wednesday afternoon that prohibits K-12 schools and colleges from requiring the coronavirus vaccine. House Bill 244 started as a bill to help military children transition to school when they move to and from Ohio. Then, in the flurry of the final days of June before lawmakers went on summer recess, the bill was amended to prohibit schools, universities and other public entitles from requiring vaccines that haven’t been fully approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Currently, the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson coronavirus shots are authorized under emergency […]

Australian scientists develop pain-free blood sugar test for diabetics | Reuters

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SYDNEY, July 13 (Reuters) – Australian scientists say they have developed the “holy grail” of blood sugar testing for diabetics, a non-invasive strip that checks glucose levels via saliva. For diabetics, managing their blood sugar levels typically means pricking their fingers multiple times a day with a lancet and then placing a drop of blood on a testing strip. Understandably, some diabetes sufferers avoid the painful process by minimizing their tests. However, this latest test works by embedding an enzyme that detects glucose into a transistor that can then transmit the presence of glucose, according to Paul Dastoor, Professor of […]

‘Devastating’: WHO scientist condemns Euro 2020 final over Covid risk | Coronavirus | The Guardian

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A WHO scientist has said watching unmasked crowds singing and shouting at the Euro 2020 football final in London on Sunday was “devastating”, and expressed concerns that it would spur Covid-19 transmission, including of the Delta variant. Covid infections in England have been surging, driven by the highly transmissible Delta variant and the lifting of restrictions, even as vaccination rates remain high. On 19 July, almost all remaining restrictions are set to be lifted, including mask-wearing and social distancing mandates. In the closing stages of the match against Italy, the World Health Organization’s Covid-19 technical lead, Maria Van Kerkhove, tweeted: […]

“No One Has Died from the Coronavirus”. Diseases and Deaths “Caused by Something Else”? – Global ResearchGlobal Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

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First published on July 3, 2020 A high-profile European pathologist is reporting that he and his colleagues across Europe have not found any evidence of any deaths from the novel coronavirus on that continent. Dr. Stoian Alexov called the World Health Organization (WHO) a “criminal medical organization” for creating worldwide fear and chaos without providing objectively verifiable proof of a pandemic. Another stunning revelation from Bulgarian Pathology Association (BPA) president Dr. Alexov is that he believes it’s currently “impossible” to create a vaccine against the virus. He also revealed that European pathologists haven’t identified any antibodies that are specific for […]

Diabetes can be diagnosed by simply shining a light on your skin

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There’s a quick new way to check for diabetesPiotr Rulka/EyeEm/Getty Piotr Rulka/EyeEm/Getty Shining a light onto the skin could become a new test to see if people are in the earliest stages of diabetes and heart disease. The approach may offer a way of screening people for these health conditions that’s quicker and easier than current methods that include blood tests, and assessing risk factors such as people’s weight and family history. The method works because glucose in blood and other bodily fluids can randomly stick to many different protein molecules in skin and other tissues. “It’s like glue,” says […]

Public alarm grows at Boris Johnson’s plan for Covid ‘freedom day’ | Coronavirus | The Guardian

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Boris Johnson faces a growing revolt over plans to end most Covid restrictions on 19 July – including the mandatory wearing of face masks on public transport and in hospitals – as half of the public now say they want “freedom day” to be delayed. Last night, as doctors and other NHS workers demanded that mask-wearing continue in hospitals, regional political leaders broke ranks, saying they would override the national government on the issue and strongly advise people to continue wearing masks on public transport. Andy Burnham, mayor of Greater Manchester, told the Observer that with Covid cases rising rapidly […]

I’m an intensive care doctor. Covid patients are younger this time | Coronavirus | The Guardian

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“We’re once again seeing increasing numbers of Covid patients coming in through A&E. This is translating into admissions to critical care. Nearly half of the beds in our critical care unit are now dedicated to Covid-19 patients. The feeling on the ground is we’re very much at the start of the next wave and that it’s likely to be less of a tsunami, but more protracted. The patients are younger this time. I’ve been looking after patients aged between 27 and 82 in critical care, but most are in their 30s, 40s and 50s. And the vast majority are either […]