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In Poor Countries, Many Covid-19 Patients Are Desperate for Oxygen

As the coronavirus pandemic hits more impoverished countries with fragile health care systems, global health authorities are scrambling for supplies of a simple treatment that saves lives: oxygen. Many patients severely ill with Covid-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, require help with breathing at some point. But now the epidemic is spreading rapidly in… Read More »

Learning to cope with the pandemic from palliative care patients 

I’m a palliative care chaplain who provides spiritual support to patients with serious, life-changing, and for some, life-threatening, illnesses. A common story they tell is an illness, like a storm, blew them off their life’s map.  They find themselves lost in the unfamiliar territory of sickness. The future, once certain and promising, is now uncertain… Read More »

Private nurses are threatened with the sack after refusing to treat coronavirus patients

Private nurses are threatened with the sack after refusing to treat coronavirus patients because they don’t have enough gowns, aprons and face masks Bosses at Nuffield Health’s Cheltenham Hospital warned they had ‘little choice’  The drastic action was in response to medics refusing to help on the frontline It comes as a survey reveals half of staff… Read More »

Alzheimer’s patients isolated due to coronavirus find support in virtual therapy

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) was founded in 2002 with the goal of providing a community for individuals, families and caregivers affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. As coronavirus isolates millions of Americans across the country, the AFA is working harder than ever to ensure that some of our nation’s most vulnerable still… Read More »

FDA Approves Sevenfact [coagulation factor VIIa (recombinant)-jncw] for Treatment and Control of Bleeding Episodes Occurring in Adult and Adolescent Hemophilia A and B Patients with Inhibitors

FDA Approves Sevenfact [coagulation factor VIIa (recombinant)-jncw] for Treatment and Control of Bleeding Episodes Occurring in Adult and Adolescent Hemophilia A and B Patients with Inhibitors Print this page LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — HEMA Biologics, LLC, (“HEMA Biologics”) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Sevenfact® [coagulation factor… Read More »