Tag Archives: Health

27Apr/21

Checkpoint: What Does a Global Pandemic Mean for Shoplifting?

When the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the coronavirus a ‘global pandemic’ on 11 March 2020, governments across the world began restricting the movement of people through social distancing, introducing local and national lockdowns to help slow the spread of the virus. One major result of this reduction in mobility was a vast decline in many types of crime. Continue reading

09Feb/21

Azerbaijan issues permit to conduct world’s first clinical trials of vaccine combination – Sputnik V and the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

Clinical trials of the combination of Sputnik V and AstraZeneca vaccines will begin in February 2021

The studies will assess the immunogenicity and safety of combined vaccine usage

The joint research is important in developing an approach to combat future mutations Continue reading

08Feb/21

Elsevier provides COVID-19 online learning for nurses in California

– Nursing is currently the largest health profession in the state with more than 500,000 registered nurses

– Online learning program from Elsevier will enhance the clinical skills of non-ICU nurses who are stepping in to provide support and care for COVID patients Continue reading

22Dec/20

Lifesum study finds that lockdown made Brits healthier but snacked more

LONDON, Dec. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Lifesum, one of the world’s most popular health apps, with over 45 million users, has revealed how Brits ate during the pandemic. The study analysed 10,000 people and showed that Brits became healthier in lockdown, but snacked more once lifted, and lost more weight during the pandemic by adding a healthy twist to traditional British food. Continue reading

14Dec/20

Elsevier acquires Shadow Health, a leading provider of best-in-class healthcare simulations

Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, and part of RELX, has acquired Shadow Health, a Florida-based developer of virtual simulations in nursing and healthcare education.

Shadow Health’s Digital Clinical Experiences train and prepare nurses and healthcare practitioners for clinical settings. Its cutting-edge simulations, powered by Shadow Health’s Conversation Engine, enable learners to practice and apply their clinical reasoning skills through life-like interactions with a diverse range of virtual patients. Engaging in conversation-based learning, students gain confidence by practicing the skills they need to care for patients in a safe and standardized environment. Read more

19Oct/20

Stryker launches industry’s first completely wireless hospital bed

Stryker, one of the world’s leading medical technology companies, today announced the global launch of the industry’s first and only completely wireless hospital bed, ProCuity™. This intelligent bed was designed to help reduce in-hospital patient falls at all acuity levels, improve nurse workflow efficiencies and safety, as well as help lower hospital costs. It is the only bed on the market today that can connect seamlessly to nurse call systems without the use of cables or wires.  Read more

21Sep/20

National Survey Shows COVID-19’s Newest Side Effect – as Unemployment Jumps, Millions Are Left Without Health Coverage

A series of national surveys of more than 13,000 people shows COVID-19’s newest emerging threat: unemployment leaving millions of Americans without health coverage. The consolidated survey, “The State of Health Insurance in COVID-19 America,” was conducted by Civis Analytics and released with support from Finn Partners. Fielded across each season of 2020 (in February, June, and September), the survey reveals a stark picture of the future health of the nation and the widening divide between white and Black Americans’ health. As uninsured numbers rapidly climbed 2.7% (from 12% in February to 14.7% in September), approximately 6.7 million more people lost their health insurance. There are now more than an estimated 36 million Americans uninsured. Read more

21Sep/20

Axon Neuroscience to launch world’s first crowdfunded vaccine against COVID-19

AXON Neuroscience (“Axon”), a clinical-stage biotech company and an industry leader in treating and preventing neurodegenerative diseases with a unique peptide vaccine platform, is launching the world’s first independently-developed crowdfunded vaccine against COVID-19 – ACvac1. Read more