Health

Health care cuts put rural Qld at threat

Health care cuts put rural Qld at threat

Hundreds of Queensland doctors say the state’s shrinking rural maternity services are “extremely dangerous” for communities, some labelling the situation “catastrophic”.They’ve called on the Palaszczuk government and opposition to set out their plans for regional healthcare ahead of October’s state election.Rural women are finding it tough to access doctors during pregnancy or childbirth, the Australian…

House collection of COVID-19 test specimens authorized by PH Health Dep’ t

House collection of COVID-19 test specimens authorized by PH Health Dep’ t

The Department of Health has approved the “remote” collection of COVID-19 test samples from patients’ homes. Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said in an interview with news program Unang Hirit that accredited labs……You’ve hit your free article limit! Please become a COCO+ Member for unlimited Coconuts article access and an ad-free browsing experience. Already a COCO+ Member?…

USC Teacher Placed on Leave after Black Students Complained His Pronunciation of a Chinese Word Affected Their Mental Health

USC Teacher Placed on Leave after Black Students Complained His Pronunciation of a Chinese Word Affected Their Mental Health

University of Southern California campus in Los Angeles. (Jupiterimages/PHOTOS.com/Getty Images Plus) The University of Southern California has placed a communications professor on leave after a group of black MBA candidates threatened to drop his class rather than “endure the emotional exhaustion of carrying on with an instructor that disregards cultural diversity and sensitivities” following the…

Health unit warns of “cluster cases” connecting multiple families, businesses to 31 COVID-19 infections

Health unit warns of “cluster cases” connecting multiple families, businesses to 31 COVID-19 infections

Author of the article:Taylor CampbellPublishing date:Sep 02, 2020  •   •  3 minute readThe Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has identified a cluster of at least 31 cases that all stem in some way from one family hosting gatherings in August. Photo by Taylor Campbell /Windsor StarArticle contentThrough an elaborate web of contact tracing, the local health…

Fad or future? Telehealth expansion eyed beyond pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — Telehealth is a bit of American ingenuity that seems to have paid off in the coronavirus pandemic. Medicare temporarily waived restrictions predating the smartphone era and now there’s a push to make telemedicine widely available in the future.Consultations via tablets, laptops and phones linked patients and doctors when society shut down in…

News24.com | Former Eastern Cape health official accused of using govt petrol card for private vehicles

News24.com | Former Eastern Cape health official accused of using govt petrol card for private vehicles

Outside the Hawks building. (Gallo Images) A former Eastern Cape health department official has been arrested for fraud, after he allegedly used a government-issued fuel card to buy petrol for his private vehicles.Litho Raymond Kutase , 48, briefly appeared in the Queenstown Magistrate’s Court for fraud on Friday, according to Hawks spokesperson, Lwando Zenzile.”Kutase, a…

MICHAEL MacKINNON: Nurse anesthetists would take a load off health system — so why doesn’t Canada have any?

MICHAEL MacKINNON: Nurse anesthetists would take a load off health system — so why doesn’t Canada have any?

MICHAEL MacKINNON  On a trip home to Nova Scotia two years ago, I read an article in The Chronicle Herald entitled “Anesthetist shortage postpones surgeries.”   It was about Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre, a rural 75-bed acute care facility serving a population of 32,000. The article stated dozens of surgical cases were cancelled.  This piqued…

Gut microorganisms could open the secret to healthy aging

Gut microorganisms could open the secret to healthy aging

Sophia Antipolis, France – 27 Aug 2020: Bacteria and other microorganisms in the digestive tract are linked with dozens of health conditions including high blood pressure, high blood lipids, and body mass index (BMI) according to research presented today at ESC Congress 2020.1 “Our study indicates that microbiota might have an important role in maintaining…