Tag Archives: Concerns

Qld concerns over NSW town visits

Queensland Health wants anyone who visited the regional NSW towns of Orange, Nyngan and Broken Hill last weekend to be tested for COVID-19. Queensland’s chief health officer Jeannette Young says she is treating the latest threat with an abundance of caution. The alert comes after a positive COVID-19 case from NSW transited through the towns… Read More »

Almost one in ten HIV PrEP users report buying antibiotics for STI prevention, raising concerns over potential antibiotic resistance

An online community survey conducted in the UK shows that 9% of HIV PrEP users are buying antibiotics to prevent themselves from getting STIs. The survey results from 2019 were published in last month in the Sexually Transmitted Infections journal. Those buying antibiotics were more likely to have had at least five condomless sexual partners… Read More »

Mike Pence and Kamala Harris vice presidential debate will have plexiglass barrier because of coronavirus concerns

A worker hangs a banner as preparations take place for the vice presidential debate outside Kingsbury Hall at the University of Utah, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, in Salt Lake City. Patrick Semansky | AP A plexiglass barrier will separate Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris at their vice presidential debate Wednesday, the second… Read More »

VIRUS CONCERNS: Allergy season causes confusion about symptoms – WXOW.com

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) – Coronavirus symptoms vary from person to person. Therefore, it may be hard to distinguish it from other illnesses. Allergy sufferers are often mistaken for COVID-19 carriers because of their coughing, sneezing and runny noses. “Normally while you would rely on some specific symptom, [COVID-19] can actually present in a lot of… Read More »

Concerns rise that the system for diagnosing epidemics is failing

Bloomberg—How big is the coronavirus outbreak? A lot bigger than we were initially told, it turns out. On Thursday, confirmed cases of Covid-19 in China’s Hubei Province—the epidemic’s epicenter—jumped by almost 15,000. It’s not that there was a sudden wave of new infections. Rather, the increase reflects a change in how China counts patients; it… Read More »

More blood pressure medicine recalled due to concerns over cancer-causing chemicals – rocketcitynow.com

WASHINGTON (WCMH) — The FDA says an additional recall has been issued for certain blood pressure medicines due to trace amounts of a cancer-causing chemical. According to the FDA’s website, Aurobindo Pharma USA is voluntarily recalling two lots of valsartan tablets, 26 lots of amlodipine and valsartan combination tablets, and 52 lots of valsartan and hydrochlorothiazide… Read More »