Nurses Are Dying From Suicide at Higher Rates

WEDNESDAY, April 14, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Before the pandemic began, suicide risk was twice as high among female nurses compared with American women as a whole, a new study warns. Even within the health care community itself, female nurses were found to be roughly 70% more likely to die by suicide than female … Read more

Tokyo Olympics might yet be cancelled due to COVID-19 – Japanese official

A senior Japanese ruling party official said cancelling this year’s Olympics in Tokyo remains an option if the coronavirus crisis becomes too dire, as a fourth wave of infections surges less than 100 days from the planned start of the Games. “If it seems impossible to do it any more, then we have to stop, … Read more

Myth or reality? Health experts weigh in on whether ‘herd immunity’ is possible

People hold hands on Fifth Avenue amid the coronavirus pandemic on April 10, 2021 in New York City. Noam Galai | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty Images As Covid vaccines roll out across the world, many are looking forward to reaching “herd immunity” — when the disease no longer transmits rapidly because most of the … Read more

Coronavirus Live Updates: India’s daily caseload shoot up to 1,84,372; over 1,000 Covid deaths in last 24 hours

Coronavirus Lockdown Live tracker: 3,29,056 more vaccinated against COVID-19 in Maharashtra Maharashtra has carried out the vaccination of 3,29,056 more people against COVID-19, taking the cumulative figure to 1,05,71,680, said a state health department official on Tuesday. The state on Monday vaccinated 6,938 healthcare professionals, 18,854 frontline workers, 1,88,553 people in the 45-59 age group … Read more

Senators push for reopening of international travel, lift of CDC’s sailing ban for cruise lines

People wait for their baggage in the terminal at Boston Logan International Airport in Boston. Erin Clark | Boston Globe | Getty Images A new Senate subcomittee on travel and tourism held its first hearing on Tuesday, and called for the U.S. government to enact specific steps to kickstart U.S. tourism after a devastating 2020. … Read more

What to Know About the J&J COVID Vaccine Pause

April 13, 2021 — After receiving reports of a rare blood clot in people receiving the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, the FDA and the CDC have recommended a pause in the use of the vaccine, pending further investigation. Here, what you need to know: Why was the pause suggested? After reviewing … Read more

Regeneron Antibody Cocktail Offers COVID Protection

April 13, 2021 – People living with someone who has COVID-19 appear to get powerful protection against infection when they are given Regeneron’s antibody cocktail, a new study shows. The findings suggest that beyond preventing the worst outcomes for coronavirus infection when given early enough, the cocktail could also prevent people from getting sick … Read more

Coronavirus second wave: Goldman Sachs lowers growth forecast, Nifty target

Wall Street brokerage Goldman Sachs has flagged a slew of concerns on the surging COVID-19 caseload that has been hitting new records everyday, coupled with the rising lockdowns, forcing it to downgrade India’s GDP growth forecast for the full year to 10.5 per cent from 10.9 per cent, apart from pegging down stock indices valuation … Read more

Newborns Won’t Get COVID Through Infected Mom’s Breast Milk

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A new study offers more reassurance that mothers infected with SARS-CoV-2 can safely breastfeed their babies. The study of 55 infants born to moms with COVID-19 found that none contracted the virus — even though most started getting breast milk in … Read more

Amid unprecedented cases, Delhi govt converts 14 top private hospitals into COVID-only facilities

The state health department directed these 14 converted hospitals to not admit any non-COVID medical or surgical patients. (Representational image) Coronavirus in Delhi: Amid a very serious second wave of coronavirus pandemic, Delhi has decided to convert 14 of the top private hospitals in the city into COVID-only facilities. The order has been issued as … Read more