Month: August 2020

JHU Virtual Convocation – Class of 2024 Sunday, August 23 Countdown 6:45 p.m. ET Ceremony 7 p.m. ET The Convocation ceremony welcomes new students into our academic community at the start of our 145th academic year. To watch the ceremony with ASL interpretation, please visit https://www.jhu.edu/convocationasl ORDER OF EVENTS Around the World Welcome Call to
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is canceling the remainder of a contract with Royal Philips for ventilators. The company issued a news release about the cancelation earlier today. Philips said the agreement was signed in April and called for the Amsterdam, Netherlands-based company to deliver 43,000 EV300 ventilators to HHS through December 2020.
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FDA Head Apologizes for Overstating Convalescent Plasma Benefits FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn apologized last week for overstating the benefits of convalescent plasma therapy for COVID-19 patients. The bone of contention stems from Hahn saying that preliminary findings from a Mayo Clinic studyshowed there was ‘absolute’ instead of ‘relative’ risk reduction of COVID-19 in patients who were treated with
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Video highlights of COVID-19 data trends as of August 31, 2020. This daily report shares critical data on the spread of COVID-19 over the last 24 hours. For the latest news, trends, and expert insights on the coronavirus pandemic, visit the JHU Coronavirus Resource Center: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/ Explore COVID-19 trends around the world with our in-depth
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At MedCity INVEST Digital Health virtual, from September 21-25, you’ll hear from leading physician executives, payers, active investors and the most promising digital health startups aiming to solve some of healthcare’s greatest challenges. Click here to see agenda. Tickets are available for $149 but an early-bird rate is available for $49 if you register now with the code MCN100.
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Latest Prevention & Wellness News THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) Extreme weather days have been on the rise worldwide since the advent of global warming. But a new U.S. study finds that cold weather is responsible for most temperature-related deaths in Illinois. Researchers analyzed data on heat- and cold-related injuries that required a hospital
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Latest Coronavirus News FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2020 The first rapid COVID-19 test that does not need any special computer equipment to produce results was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday. Made by Abbott Laboratories, the 15-minute test will sell for $5, giving it an edge over similar tests that need to
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Latest Mental Health News THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) Young adults who’ve had attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) since childhood are at increased risk for road crashes, researchers say. But there is no increased risk for those whose ADHD symptoms have decreased, according to the study published online recently in the Journal of the American Academy
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Latest Healthy Kids News THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) If your child will be doing online learning this school year, you need to take steps to protect them from eye strain, the American Academy of Ophthalmology says. “I really have seen a marked increase in kids suffering from eye strain because of increased screen
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Latest Prevention & Wellness News FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A warning about alcohol-based hand sanitizers in packaging that looks like food or drink has been issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. “The agency has discovered that some hand sanitizers are being packaged in beer cans, children’s food pouches, water bottles,
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In a new book based on nearly 30 years of study, Oregon State University researcher Steven M. Ortiz delves into the marital realities facing women married to professional athletes, including infidelity, sexism and a significant power imbalance in their relationships. “The Sport Marriage: Women Who Make It Work,” from the University of Illinois Press, is
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