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China passes new animal quarantine law

China passes new animal quarantine law

On Friday, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, the nation's top legislature, passed the newly amended Animal Epidemic Prevention, which will come into effect on May 1.The law concerns all livestocks, animals raised or captured by humans. Based on their potential harms to agricultural production and human health, the law divides animal diseases into three kinds and requires a mandatory quarantine of animals that severely threaten agriculture and human health.Compared with the past version, which came into effect in 2008, the newly amended law highlights the prevention...

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Protect Pregnant Women 'Through Research,' Not 'From Research,' OB-GYNs Urge

Protect Pregnant Women 'Through Research,' Not 'From Research,' OB-GYNs Urge

COVID-19 Vaccine Highlights Need To Protect Pregnant Women 'Through Research' : Shots - Health News As COVID-19 vaccines roll out, doctors say it's long past time to address the exclusion of pregnant women from research on drugs and vaccines. They say better study design is the answer.Maggie MertensDoctors who treat pregnant patients are finding themselves in a tough and familiar spot as the COVID-19 vaccines roll out: making decisions about the use of a particular medicine in this group of patients without any clinical evidence to guide them. "We've been denied that evidence," says Dr. ,...

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Angered By New Coronavirus Restrictions, Protesters In Netherlands Clash With Police

Angered By New Coronavirus Restrictions, Protesters In Netherlands Clash With Police

Dozens Arrested, Thousands Ticketed As Dutch Protest New Virus Lockdown Measures : Coronavirus Updates Many people are angry that the Netherlands has imposed a new curfew to contain the spread of COVID-19 and new variants of the coronavirus.Protesters opposed to coronavirus lockdowns in several Dutch cities clashed with police over the weekend after new restrictions went into effect. Videos of the demonstrations posted online show large crowds of people — many not wearing masks — using bicycles to build barricades along city streets, and hurling rocks at officers and passing police vans....

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Care home worker thought cancer misdiagnosis was a 'cruel joke'

Care home worker thought cancer misdiagnosis was a 'cruel joke'

A care home worker who was wrongly diagnosed with cancer said she thought it was a "cruel joke" when she was told doctors had made a mistake and she did not have cancer at all.Mum-of-four Janice Johnston said her "world crumbled" when she learned she had a rare form of blood cancer at Kent and Canterbury Hospital in 2017.She had 18 months of oral chemotherapy treatment, during which she experienced weight loss, nausea and bone pain, and had to give up her job as an auxiliary nurse. When the treatment did not appear to be working, she says, medics upped the dosage.In 2018, she sought...

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Why Nursing Homes' COVID-19 Legal Shields May Interfere With Other Cases

Why Nursing Homes' COVID-19 Legal Shields May Interfere With Other Cases

Why Nursing Homes' COVID-19 Legal Shields May Interfere With Other Cases Over the course of the pandemic, 27 states have granted legal immunity to nursing homes. Some advocates worry this temporary reprieve is being used to hide misconduct not related to the coronavirus.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsOver the course of the pandemic, 27 states have granted legal immunity to nursing homes. Some advocates worry this temporary reprieve is being used to hide misconduct not related to the coronavirus.NPR thanks our sponsors

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Amid Covid Health Worker Shortage, Foreign-Trained Professionals Sit on Sidelines

Amid Covid Health Worker Shortage, Foreign-Trained Professionals Sit on Sidelines

It can beAs hospitals nationwide struggle with the latest covid-19 surge, it’s not so much beds or ventilators in short supply. It’s the people to care for the sick.Yet a large, highly skilled workforce of foreign-educated doctors, nurses and other health practitioners is going largely untapped due to licensing and credentialing barriers. According to the think tank in Washington, D.C., some 165,000 foreign-trained immigrants in the U.S. hold degrees in health-related fields but are unemployed or underemployed in the midst of the health crisis.Many of these workers have invaluable...

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Hong Kong imposes first COVID-19 lockdown on virus-hit district

Hong Kong imposes first COVID-19 lockdown on virus-hit district

DownloadHong Kong imposes first COVID-19 lockdown on virus-hit districtShareCopiedAbout 10,000 residents in China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region were put under lockdown Saturday in an unprecedented move to contain a worsening COVID-19 outbreak in the city.The order bans anyone inside multiple housing blocks within the neighborhood of Jordan in Kowloon from leaving their apartments unless they can show a negative test.Officials said they planned to test everyone inside the designated zone and finish testing within 48 hours before citizens go to work on Monday and "to achieve the...

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It’s 2021. Can we remake our plans yet?

It’s 2021. Can we remake our plans yet?

ADAt the start of 2020, Cristina Mas had big plans for the new year. She had picked out a dress, a venue, a DJ and planned to marry her fiance, David Adler, on Aug. 9 in front of their family and friends on a mountaintop in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains. But, as for many people, the pandemic derailed those plans.“I always dreamt about what my wedding would feel like,” she said. “And it was a feeling of a lot of love, a lot of hugs. I knew that if we tried to go forward with it, it wouldn’t feel the way I wanted it to feel. There would be a lot of fear.”Now, as 2021 begins, “I feel...

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Coronavirus: EU vaccine woes mount as new delays emerge

Coronavirus: EU vaccine woes mount as new delays emerge

A second coronavirus vaccine manufacturer has warned of supply issues to the European Union, compounding frustration in the bloc.AstraZeneca said a production problem meant the number of initial doses available would be lower than expected.The fresh blow comes after some nations' inoculation programmes were slowed due to a cut in deliveries of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.The EU Health Commissioner expressed "deep dissatisfaction" at the news.Officials have not confirmed publicly how big the shortfall will be, but an unnamed EU official told Reuters news agency that deliveries would be...

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How Biden's Administration Is Prioritizing The COVID-19 Pandemic

How Biden's Administration Is Prioritizing The COVID-19 Pandemic

How Biden's Administration Is Prioritizing The COVID-19 Pandemic The Biden Administration is taking a far more aggressive, nationally coordinated approach to the pandemic. We hear more about how it plans to support vaccination efforts.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsThe Biden Administration is taking a far more aggressive, nationally coordinated approach to the pandemic. We hear more about how it plans to support vaccination efforts.SCOTT SIMON, HOST:Among that flurry of executive orders, President Biden signed several aimed at trying to jump-start the fight against the virus....

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Covid: Vaccinated people may spread virus, says Van-Tam

Covid: Vaccinated people may spread virus, says Van-Tam

People who have received a Covid-19 vaccine could still pass the virus on to others and should continue following lockdown rules, England's deputy chief medical officer has warned. Prof Jonathan Van-Tam stressed that scientists "do not yet know the impact of the vaccine on transmission".He said vaccines offer "hope" but infection rates must come down quickly.Matt Hancock said 75% of over-80s in the UK have now had a first virus jab.Both the Pfizer-BioNTech and Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines require two doses, and figures so far reflect those given the first dose.The health secretary told the...

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New York City's Vaccine Outreach Aims To Dispel Mistrust Among Communities Of Color

New York City's Vaccine Outreach Aims To Dispel Mistrust Among Communities Of Color

New York City's Vaccine Outreach Aims To Dispel Mistrust Among Communities Of Color New York City is trying to build trust for coronavirus vaccines by doing pop-up food banks and flu vaccine clinics at churches and community centers in minority neighborhoods.Toggle more optionsHeard onFromToggle more optionsNew York City is trying to build trust for coronavirus vaccines by doing pop-up food banks and flu vaccine clinics at churches and community centers in minority neighborhoods.SCOTT SIMON, HOST:New York City bore the brunt of the pandemic's first wave, with tens of thousands of deaths...

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Criticized by science community and Trump, Deborah Birx said she ‘always’ considered quitting

Criticized by science community and Trump, Deborah Birx said she ‘always’ considered quitting

ADFacing criticism from the administration she worked for and some in the scientific community, Deborah Birx, coordinator of the Trump White House’s response, “always” considered quitting her job, she said in an interview set to air Sunday.“I mean, why would you want to put yourself through that every day?” Birx said in a of her conversation with Margaret Brennan on CBS News’ “Face The Nation.”Birx, at one point called “pathetic” by former president Donald Trump on Twitter, told Brennan that her job and the coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than 412,000 people in the United States...

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Former OSHA Head Talks Biden's Executive Order On Workplace Safety

Former OSHA Head Talks Biden's Executive Order On Workplace Safety

Former OSHA Head Talks Biden's Executive Order On Workplace Safety NPR's Michel Martin speaks to Dr. David Michaels, former head of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, about the president's move to strengthen workplace safety rules during the pandemic.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsNPR's Michel Martin speaks to Dr. David Michaels, former head of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, about the president's move to strengthen workplace safety rules during the pandemic.MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:We're going to begin today's program thinking about President...

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U.S. largely weathered Christmas coronavirus surge, but experts warn the threat could intensify

U.S. largely weathered Christmas coronavirus surge, but experts warn the threat could intensify

ADThe United States appears to have avoided the worst-case scenarios that officials feared would overwhelm hospitals in the aftermath of Christmas and New Year’s gatherings. But experts caution that the threat from the virus has not diminished and could intensify with the emergence of new variants.Even as hospitalizations begin to stabilize, they do so from record heights. The country’s hospitals more than 130,000 covid-19 patients a day over seven days this month, far exceeding summer and spring surges. The death toll from cases contracted before and after the holidays will stretch into...

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Covid: Number of patients on ventilators passes 4,000 for first time

Covid: Number of patients on ventilators passes 4,000 for first time

The number of coronavirus patients on mechanical ventilation in the UK has passed 4,000 for the first time in the pandemic.A total of 4,076 Covid patients were in ventilator beds as of Friday, .That is higher than during the first wave, when the peak was 3,301 on 12 April.It comes as another 1,348 deaths and 33,552 new infections were reported on Saturday.The UK's chief scientific adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance, told a Downing Street news briefing on Friday: "The death rate's awful and it's going to stay, I'm afraid, high for a little while before it starts coming down."Meanwhile, new...

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Life In Wuhan, One Year After The COVID-19 Outbreak Began

Life In Wuhan, One Year After The COVID-19 Outbreak Began

Life In Wuhan, One Year After The COVID-19 Outbreak Began One year after start of the pandemic triggered a lockdown the Chinese city of Wuhan, life has largely returned to normal — at least, for some.Toggle more optionsHeard onToggle more optionsOne year after start of the pandemic triggered a lockdown the Chinese city of Wuhan, life has largely returned to normal — at least, for some.SCOTT SIMON, HOST:Exactly one year ago today, the Chinese city of Wuhan went into a total lockdown. For 76 days, more than 11 million people were ordered not to leave their apartments, even to get food or...

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Catching cancer in the act

Catching cancer in the act

Explore:Explore:Explore:Catching cancer in the actLisaGirard617-452-4630Whitehead InstituteWhen cancer is confined to one spot in the body, doctors can often treat it with surgery or other therapies. Much of the mortality associated with cancer, however, is due to its tendency to metastasize, sending out seeds of itself that may take root throughout the body. The exact moment of metastasis is fleeting, lost in the millions of divisions that take place in a tumor. “These events are typically impossible to monitor in real time,” says Jonathan Weissman, MIT professor of biology and Whitehead...

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Fauci Relishes A 'Hallelujah' Moment

Fauci Relishes A 'Hallelujah' Moment

Dr. Anthony Fauci Relishes A 'Hallelujah' Moment : Coronavirus Updates Dr. Anthony Fauci, now President Biden's chief medical adviser on COVID-19, says he rejoiced when the new president said that "science and truth" would guide the nation's policies toward the pandemic.Toggle more optionsToggle more optionsDr. Anthony Fauci says letting the science speak on the pandemic got him "into a little bit of trouble" during the Trump administration. President Donald Trump the nation's top infectious disease expert part of a group of "idiots" and a "disaster" and suggested that he might after the...

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Analgesic culture: can reframing pain make it go away?

Analgesic culture: can reframing pain make it go away?

e’ve all got a story about pain. Maybe it’s that time you broke your arm skating, or the time you finished the game on a twisted ankle, or the 10 hours of labour without an epidural. Maybe your story of pain is a story of violence, the injury and trauma of an assault. Maybe it’s a story of terror. Or it’s heartbreak, the seemingly endless depths of grief and despair after a loss. Whatever it is, (almost) all of us have experienced what we call pain and we’re not in a hurry to experience it again.But have you ever tried to define that pain? When you’re telling the story, how do you explain...

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Up to a fifth of adults have mental health problems in midlife

Up to a fifth of adults have mental health problems in midlife

January 22, 2021byBaby boomers and Generation X are at the greatest risk of mental ill-health in middle age, finds new UCL research.The study, published today in Psychological Medicine, reveals that 20% of those born in 1970—part of Generation X—19% of baby boomers born in 1946, and 15% of baby boomers born in 1958, experienced their highest ever levels of psychological in adulthood when they were in their 40s and 50s, including symptoms of depression and anxiety.The researchers based at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies at UCL Institute of Education's (IOE) Social Research Institute...

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'Record number' of Covid intensive care patients transferred

'Record number' of Covid intensive care patients transferred

A record number of seriously-ill Covid patients are being transferred from over-stretched hospitals because of a lack of bed space, new figures show. Around 1 in 10 patients admitted to intensive care are now being sent to a different site, according to the body which audits critical care services.In total, 392 Covid patients have been transferred this year.This is more per week than in April 2020 during the the first wave of the pandemic.NHS England said it has "tried and tested" plans in place to manage significant pressure on hospitals.More than 4,000 Covid patients are thought to be...

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Coronavirus FAQ: Why Am I Suddenly Hearing So Much About KF94 Masks?

Coronavirus FAQ: Why Am I Suddenly Hearing So Much About KF94 Masks?

Are KF94 Face Masks From South Korea Good At Preventing Coronavirus Spread? : Goats and Soda There are N95s, reserved for health workers. There are KN95s, which you can buy easily — except that quality may vary. And now South Korea's KF94 masks are getting a lot of buzz.Pranav BaskarEach week, we answer "frequently asked questions" about life during the coronavirus crisis. If you have a question you'd like us to consider for a future post, email us at with the subject line: "Weekly Coronavirus Questions." Nearly a year into the pandemic, the most talked about piece of apparel is an item...

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De puerta en puerta para crear confianza en las vacunas contra covid en la Pequeña Habana

De puerta en puerta para crear confianza en las vacunas contra covid en la Pequeña Habana

Noticias en español es una sección de Kaiser Health News que contiene traducciones de artículos de gran interés para la comunidad hispanohablante, y contenido original enfocado en la población hispana que vive en los Estados Unidos.Este contenido puede usarse de manera gratuita ().La Pequeña Habana es un barrio de Miami que, hasta la pandemia, era conocido por su activa vida en las calles, a lo largo de la Calle Ocho, en donde hay locales de música en vivo, que sirven café cubano y un parque histórico donde los hombres se reúnen a jugar dominó.Forma parte del grupo de Facebook de Kaiser...

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Recommitting to resolutions: how to stay on track when things get busy

Recommitting to resolutions: how to stay on track when things get busy

If a new routine gets derailed, it’s easy to give up entirely. With an increasingly hectic schedule, Brigid Delaney learns how to work around itFri 22 Jan 2021 14.00 ESTLast modified on Fri 22 Jan 2021 14.02 ESTThere are many reasons for this: going back to work or study, having a disruption to routine and forgetting why we wanted to change in the first place. Add in a pandemic – where we may be cycling in and out of lockdown, or our workplaces may be trying to bring us back after a long absence – and it becomes even harder to bed down a routine.This week I’ve travelled interstate, had a...

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