A third of kids develop a mental health problem after concussion — ScienceDaily


[ad_1] A third of children and adolescents develop a mental health problem after a concussion, which could persist for several years post-injury, according to a new literature review. The research, led by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) and published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, found mental health should be evaluated as part […]

Coronavirus: Covid elimination policies are best, says Oxford article


[ad_1] Countries that tried to keep out Covid completely rather than controlling it survived the pandemic with fewer deaths, more money and more freedom, economists say. In an article published in The Lancet medical journal, Oxford University researchers said countries with ‘zero Covid’ policies did best by their citizens. Australia and New Zealand notoriously took […]

US State Department will issue ‘Level 4: Do Not Travel’ advisory for 80% of countries


[ad_1] BREAKING NEWS: US Department of State will issue ‘do not travel’ advisory for 80% of countries due to COVID-19 risk The U.S. Department of State announced it will be issuing ‘Level 4: Do Not Travel’ advisories for 80% of countries In a statement on Monday, officials recommended that Americans ‘reconsider all travel abroad’ Level 4 […]

Coronavirus: Just half of carers vaccinated in London borough with South Africa variant outbreak


[ad_1] Real name: B.1.351 When and where was it discovered?  Scientists first noticed in December 2020 that the variant, named B.1.351, was genetically different in a way that could change how it acts. It was picked up through random genetic sampling of swabs submitted by people testing positive for the virus, and was first found […]

Australia won’t open its borders even AFTER everyone is vaccinated against Covid


[ad_1] Australia’s pursuit of a ‘Zero Covid’ strategy could see its borders remain shut even after the entire population is vaccinated, the country’s health minister has revealed. Greg Hunt said he was not confident the jabs alone were good enough to keep the virus out, which meant there could be ‘no guarantees’ that Australia will […]

Covid Canada: Outbreak of Brazilian variant defies even strict quarantine hotels


[ad_1] An explosion of cases of the Brazilian coronavirus variant in Canada shows how even strict quarantine hotels cannot completely block troubling strains from crossing borders, experts warned today.  Scientists told MailOnline it was ‘inevitable’ when dealing with highly infectious new variants that they find a way to ‘leak’ out of the isolation scheme – which […]

Why nations relying on China’s Covid vaccines are at risk of more waves


[ad_1] Countries relying on China‘s Covid vaccines may be vulnerable to future waves of the disease, scientists warned today. Experts told MailOnline the spiralling crisis in Chile should send a warning to the rest of the world that Chinese-made jabs are too weak to halt the spread of the virus, even with a successful immunisation […]

England ‘shouldn’t be hit by a Covid third wave this summer’


[ad_1] England shouldn’t be hit by a third wave of coronavirus this summer, Government advisers have admitted. Bleak modelling submitted to ministers warned the country could face a brutal third wave when restrictions are lifted on June 21.   But senior experts now believe any resurgence of Covid is more likely in the autumn, it was […]

My sister was a devoted doctor… but I couldn’t help her heal herself


[ad_1] ‘I was 18 months older but my cheeky little sister was the leader,’ says Esther, who is now 31. ‘She was confident and fiercely intelligent, with a smile that lit up a room’. Esther is pictured left while Rebecca is pictured right As children, Esther and Rebecca Marshall were often mistaken for twins.  ‘I […]

Studimi/ Ky është vendi më i lumtur në botë! Ja në cilin vend renditet Shqipëria, Kosova më e lumtur se ne


[ad_1] Finlanda është vendi më i lumtur në botë. Kombet Nordike dominojnë listën globale ndërsa Mbretëria e Bashkuar bie pesë vende në vendin e 18-të – ndërsa Zimbabve vjen i fundit në listë. Ndërkohë për sa i përket Shqipërisë, vendi ynë rendit i 63. ndërsa për sa i përket Kosovës renditet në vendin 31. Shumë […]

Why have India’s Covid-19 cases plummeted?


[ad_1] This has all happened without drastic measures such as circuit-breaker lockdowns, which have been used in places like New Zealand and Australia to get outbreaks under control. The Indian government is still implementing certain social distancing restrictions and has scrambled to assist overstretched hospitals — but the economy has reopened, domestic travel has resumed, […]

Qantas says it will resume international flights in October of 2021


[ad_1] (CNN) — Australian airline Qantas said it plans to resume international flights by the end of October, 2021. The company released its half-year financial results on Wednesday and included the confirmation that it has a plan to restore international flights by the fall. That applies to both Qantas itself and to Jetstar, the lower-priced […]

This 29-year-old cancer survivor is set to be the youngest American ever in space


[ad_1] “I remember laughing,” Arceneaux told CNN Business. “And then, I just said — ‘Yes! Yes, like, put my name down.’” Arceneaux will be one of four crew members on Inspiration 4, the first spaceflight to take a group composed entirely of civilians — not professional astronauts — on a multi-day journey to orbit the […]

Innovative 10-year-old creates ‘stick library’ for local dogs


[ad_1] David Carter, an educator in Saskatchewan, Canada, realized he had to get creative in order to keep his 10-year-old son, Jeremiah, busy during quarantine. “He likes doing sports, he’s sports crazy, and he likes hanging out with his friends,” Carter said. “And that hasn’t been happening very much lately.” Every week, the family picks […]

Prince Philip spends second night in London hospital


[ad_1] Prince Philip: Decades in public life Britain’s Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, poses in his military dress uniform circa 1990. Prince Philip: Decades in public life Prince Philip was born into the royal families of Greece and Denmark. His family left Greece in 1922 and settled in Paris after his uncle, King Constantine […]

A vaccine will be a game-changer for international travel. But it’s not everything


[ad_1] Credit: Shutterstock The United Kingdom yesterday became the first country to approve the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for widespread use. Following a review by the country’s drug regulator, the UK government announced it will begin rolling out the vaccine next week. Other countries are likely to follow soon, authorizing the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine and possibly other […]

Less COVID-19 transmission seen in countries with more intense testing


[ad_1] Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Lacking vaccines, countries have relied on multiple non-pharmaceutical interventions to control COVID-19 transmission. Despite the urging of the World Health Organization (WHO) in March to “test, test, and test,” policy makers disagree on on how much testing is optimal. A new study, by Ravindra Prasan Rannan-Eliya and coauthors from the […]

UN chief slams ‘suicidal’ war on nature as 2020 on track to be one of hottest years on record


[ad_1] Issued on: 02/12/2020 – 19:26 This year is on course to be one of the three warmest ever recorded, the United Nations said Wednesday, as the UN chief warned the world was on the brink of “climate catastrophe”. The past six years, 2015 to 2020, are set to make up all six of the […]

COVID-19 lockdowns drive spike in online child abuse


[ad_1] Australian Federal Police detective superintendent Paula Hudson has said there has been a spike in online child abuse due to lockdowns as predators and children spend more time at home using the internet Out-of-school kids and adult predators spending more time at home and on the internet during the coronavirus pandemic is the “perfect […]

Is China provoking a diplomatic fight with Australia?


[ad_1] China has recently stepped up its aggression towards Australia, from introducing new customs taxes to trolling on Twitter. Relations between the two countries have rarely been so bad and, according to regional experts, the world should be paying attention to the way Beijing is treating Canberra. When Zhao Lijian, China’s foreign ministry spokesperson, posted a […]

New Zealand files charges over volcanic island eruption tragedy


[ad_1] Issued on: 30/11/2020 – 04:36 New Zealand’s workplace regulator has filed charges against 13 parties following an investigation into a volcanic eruption on White Island in 2019 which killed 22 people. A surprise eruption on the White Island, also known by its Maori name of Whakaari, on Dec 9 last year, killed 22 people […]

French rugby legend Christophe Dominici found dead in park near Paris


[ad_1] Issued on: 24/11/2020 – 19:04Modified: 24/11/2020 – 19:06 Former French rugby international Christophe Dominici has been found dead at the age of 48 in a park near Paris, police said Tuesday. Dominici, who played 67 times for France, was seen by a witness jumping from the roof of a disused building in the Saint-Cloud […]

Food health star ratings can improve diets, study finds


[ad_1] Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain More evidence has emerged that food labelling can encourage manufacturers to improve product nutrition, but University of Melbourne experts say the star labelling system must be compulsory to make a big difference. A team from the University of Melbourne, the University of Auckland, and the George Institute for Global Health […]

U.S. leads wealthy nations in pregnancy-related deaths


[ad_1] (HealthDay)—American women are far more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than women in other wealthy countries—and a national shortage of maternity care providers bodes ill for the future. Those are some of the findings from a new report on maternal mortality by the nonprofit Commonwealth Fund, which compared the United States with 10 […]

Asia forms world’s biggest trading bloc, excludes America


[ad_1] Issued on: 15/11/2020 – 07:20 Fifteen Asia-Pacific economies formed the world’s largest free trade bloc on Sunday, a China-backed deal that excludes the United States, which had left a rival Asia-Pacific grouping under President Donald Trump. The signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) at a regional summit in Hanoi, is a further […]

Covid-19: Melinda Gates warns against ‘vaccine nationalism’


[ad_1] Issued on: 13/11/2020 – 13:07 Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, granted an interview to FRANCE 24 during the third edition of the Paris Peace Forum, which is being held virtually this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Amid high hopes for a vaccine against coronavirus, Gates warned against “vaccine nationalism” and […]

Until a Vaccine Arrives, a Worrisome Road Ahead


[ad_1] Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. Last Sunday, the United States reported its 10 millionth case of the coronavirus, with the last million added in the preceding 10 days. Covid-19 hospitalizations hit a new high this week, and new daily […]

China-backed trade deal to be signed at Southeast Asian summit


[ad_1] Issued on: 12/11/2020 – 05:22 Fifteen Asia-Pacific nations are set to sign an enormous free trade deal at an online summit that started Thursday, with the pact seen as a coup for China in extending its influence across the region. Once signed, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will be the world’s largest trade […]

Ibuprofen vs. Acetaminophen for Pain and Fever in Infants


[ad_1] Some doctors prefer ibuprofen for treating fever and pain in babies; others use acetaminophen. A new review of studies has found that ibuprofen may be marginally more effective. Researchers combined data from 19 studies including more than 240,000 children under 2 years old that compared acetaminophen (Tylenol and generics) with ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin and […]

Poor nutrition in school years may have created 20 cm height gap across nations


[ad_1] Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain A new global analysis led by Imperial College London, and published in journal The Lancet, has assessed the height and weight of school-aged children and adolescents across the world. The study, which used data from 65 million children aged five to 19 years old in 193 countries, revealed that school-aged […]

New Zealand’s Ardern taps LGBT, Maori MPs for trailblazing cabinet


[ad_1] Issued on: 02/11/2020 – 19:34Modified: 02/11/2020 – 19:35 Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern unveiled what she called an “incredibly diverse” cabinet Monday that includes New Zealand’s first openly gay deputy prime minister and a foreign minister with a Maori facial tattoo. The centre-left leader revamped her ministerial line-up in the wake of a landslide election […]

New Zealanders vote to legalise euthanasia


[ad_1] Issued on: 30/10/2020 – 06:10 New Zealanders voted to legalize euthanasia in a binding referendum, but preliminary results released Friday showed they likely would not legalize recreational marijuana use. With about 83% of votes counted, New Zealanders emphatically endorsed the euthanasia measure with 65% voting in favor and 34% voting against. The “No” vote […]

Mold and damp health costs are about 3 times those of sugary drinks. We need a healthy housing agenda


[ad_1] Credit: Burdun Iliya/Shutterstock The World Health Organization has always been interested in housing as one of the big “causes of the causes,” of the social determinants, of health. The WHO launched evidence-based guidelines for healthy housing policies in 2019. Australia is behind the eight ball on healthy housing. Other governments, including in the United […]

UN treaty banning nuclear weapons to take effect as 50th country ratifies text


[ad_1] Issued on: 25/10/2020 – 08:46 An international treaty banning nuclear weapons has been ratified by a 50th country, the UN said Saturday, allowing the “historic” text to enter into force after 90 days. While nuclear powers have not signed up to the treaty, activists who have pushed for its enactment hold out hope that […]

Europe surges past 250,000 virus deaths as Israel lifts lockdown


[ad_1] Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Europe passed the milestone of 250,000 deaths from COVID-19 on Sunday as Israel and Australia’s second-largest city of Melbourne began to gradually ease their strict lockdowns. European nations have ratcheted up restrictions on daily life to tackle soaring infections, with a 44 percent increase in cases this week. Nighttime curfews […]

New Zealand’s Ardern eyes majority as pandemic-focused polls open


[ad_1] Issued on: 17/10/2020 – 04:18 New Zealanders went to the polls on Saturday in a general election that could see Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern strengthen her left-of-centre hold on government or a challenge from conservatives led by Judith Collins. Labour Party leader Ardern, 40, and National Party chief Collins, 61, are the faces of […]

Transgender people who experience discrimination likelier to have poor mental health


[ad_1] A University of Waikato study has found that transgender people who have experienced stigma, including harassment, violence, and discrimination because of their identity are much more likely to have poor mental health outcomes. Based on the responses of 1,178 people who completed a national Aotearoa/New Zealand survey, the findings published in the International Journal […]

Coronavirus cases surge in Europe and Latin America


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Germany and Poland enforced new restrictions to fight the coronavirus Saturday, as the number of cases surged in Europe and breached 10 million in Latin America and the Caribbean. Bars and restaurants are to close at 11:00 pm (2100 GMT) in Berlin until October 31 in a partial curfew, a […]

Madrid back in lockdown as Europe virus cases up 28% over week


[ad_1] Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Spain’s government declared a state of emergency and new partial lockdown for virus-hit Madrid on Friday after a court struck down previous measures, in a sign of the difficult battles waged across a restriction-weary Europe. While full lockdowns in March and April were largely accepted, governments are facing increased resistance […]

Trump Has the Coronavirus. What Risks Does He Face?


[ad_1] President Trump’s announcement on Friday that he had tested positive for the coronavirus has raised many questions about what the infection could mean for the health of America’s top leader. In a statement, the president’s physician said Mr. Trump, who is 74, was “well” but did not say whether he was experiencing symptoms. He […]

Donald Trump biggest driver of COVID-19 misinformation: study


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain US President Donald Trump has been the world’s biggest driver of COVID-19 misinformation during the pandemic, a study from Cornell University said Thursday. A team from the Cornell Alliance for Science evaluated 38 million articles published by English-language, traditional media worldwide between January 1 and May 26 of this year. […]

10 pros and cons of legalising the drug


[ad_1] Credit: Shutterstock/real content The latest poll shows a drop in support by New Zealanders for the recreational use of cannabis ahead of next month’s referendum on the issue. The 1 NEWS Colmar Brunton Poll found only 35% of people polled said they supported the bill, down from 40% in June’s poll. Those who said […]

Death toll from coronavirus tops 1 million


[ad_1] by Adam Geller and Rishabh R. Jain In this Sept. 17, 2020 photo provided by Kapil Chaudhary shows pictures of Joginder Chaudhary and his mother Premlata Chaudhary sitting on a table during a Hindu mourning ceremony held at the family home in Jhantala, Madhya Pradesh, India. fter the virus killed the 27-year-old Chaudhary in […]

Researchers seek rapid way to produce proteins necessary to assess potential vaccine components


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Dr. Gerd Mittelstädt from Te Herenga Waka-Victoria University of Wellington’s Ferrier Research Institute is contributing to the search for a COVID-19 vaccine by finding a rapid way to produce the proteins needed to assess potential vaccine components. Working alongside other University researchers and the Malaghan Institute for Medical Research, as […]

Hundreds more whales found stranded on Tasmanian coast, in Australia’s worst beaching


[ad_1] Issued on: 23/09/2020 – 06:18 More pilot whales were found stranded on an Australian coast Wednesday, raising the estimated total to almost 500 in the largest mass stranding ever recorded in the country. Authorities had already been working to rescue survivors among an estimated 270 whales found Monday on a beach and two sand […]

Covid-19 Live Updates: Children Will Have to Wait for a Vaccine


[ad_1] A Covid-19 vaccine for children may not arrive before fall 2021. The pandemic has many parents asking two questions. First, when can I get a vaccine? And second, when can my kids get it? The answers are not the same: Adults may be able to get a vaccine by next summer, but their children […]

New Zealand eases virus controls, eyes elimination


[ad_1] Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern moved most of New Zealand to the lowest virus alert setting Monday, saying the country was edging towards eliminating COVID-19. Ardern announced New Zealand would from late Monday move down to virus level one in its four-tier alert system, except for Auckland, where the country’s most […]

Covid-19 Live Updates: Health Officials Tiptoe Around Trump’s Vaccine Timeline


[ad_1] Health officials sidestep questions about Trump’s timeline for ‘enough vaccines for every American by April.’ As the nation’s coronavirus death toll neared 200,000, top administration health officials on Sunday delicately sidestepped President Trump’s ambitious declaration last week that a vaccine would be available for every American by April. Instead, Adm. Brett Brett P. Giroir, […]

Quality over quantity in recovering language after stroke


[ad_1] ECU researchers have found that intensive therapy is not necessarily best for treating the loss of language after stroke. Credit: Edith Cowan University New Edith Cowan University (ECU) research has found that intensive therapy is not necessarily best when it comes to treating the loss of language and communication in early recovery after a […]

Live Coronavirus Updates: Testing Demand in U.S. Soars


[ad_1] Months into the pandemic, many U.S. cities still lack testing capacity. In the early months of the outbreak in the United States, testing posed a significant problem, as supplies fell far short and officials raced to understand how to best handle the virus. Since then, the country has vastly ramped up its testing capability, […]

Virus cases hit seven million as Latin America crisis deepens


[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain The number of coronavirus infections globally topped seven million on Monday as deaths mounted in Latin America, but New Zealand’s declaration of victory against the pandemic offered some hope for the rest of the world. Europe also continued to emerge from its lockdown, with Pope Francis proclaiming that the worst […]

New Zealand near eradication, but virus has grim global hold


[ad_1] Blue Impulse of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force fly over the Tokyo Station to show support towards medical staff battling the COVID-19 pandemic Friday, May 29, 2020, in Tokyo. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has announced the lift of a coronavirus state of emergency from Tokyo and four other remaining areas, ending the restrictions […]