The pandemic has brought to light the untapped potential of video communications: Sameer Raje, GM & India Head, Zoom – ET HealthWorld

Shahid Akhter, editor, ETHealthworld, spoke to Sameer Raje, GM & India Head, Zoom Video Communications, to know more about surge in demand for video platforms for care of patients via remote examinations. Today, there is a growing focus on value-based care. How are video conferencing applications able to support healthcare organizations to follow this new … Read more

What We Know – and Don’t — About the Omicron COVID Variant

Nov. 29, 2021 — Health experts across the globe are raising concerns about the newly discovered COVID-19 variant, Omicron, which was first identified in South Africa. The country’s minister of health announced last week that the variant had already spread in different areas of the country. The next day, the World Health Organization designated Omicron … Read more

Merck’s COVID-19 Pill May Be Less Effective Than First Hoped

Nov. 29, 2021 — Merck’s antiviral pill for COVID-19, molnupiravir, appears to be far less effective than early results from the clinical trial first suggested. According to an analysis by scientists at the FDA, the experimental pill cut the risk of hospitalization or death from COVID-19 by about 30%, compared to a placebo, and the … Read more

Some Meds You Take May Increase Your Blood Pressure

By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Nearly 1 in 5 people with hypertension may be unintentionally taking a drug for another condition that causes their blood pressure to climb even higher, a new study suggests. Left untreated or undertreated, high blood pressure will increase your risk for heart attack, … Read more

Biden: New COVID Variant ‘Cause for Concern,’ Not Panic

Nov. 29, 2021 — President Joe Biden said Monday that available vaccines are expected to provide some protection against the new Omicron COVID-19 variant, and federal health officials are working to gather more information on its potency before the first cases are detected in the United States. He was accompanied by top infectious disease expert … Read more

Covid-19 Omicron variant case linked to Brentwood primary school

Dr Mike Gogarty, the county council’s director of public health, said: “The aim is to understand what, if any, spread of the new variant within the local community may have occurred and limit the opportunity for any further spread. Robust contact tracing has taken place following identification of the single case. Source link

Javid: We expect cases to rise in coming days

The health secretary says told MPs that vaccinations have been moving at a “blistering pace” with 17 million booster doses given. Sajid Javid said the UK was entering winter in a “strong position” with falling numbers of hospital admissions and deaths. But he said the Omicron variant “spreads very rapidly” and he expected figures to … Read more