Nigeria coronavirus: Cases hit 2,802; Buhari waives all medical import tax
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Nigeria coronavirus: Almost 3,000 cases, Gombe patients protest ‘poor care’

Almost 3,000 cases, Gombe patients protest ‘poor care’ By close of day May 5, there were 2950 confirmed cases of CIOVID-19 in Nigeria, 481 discharged and 98 deaths the NCDC reported. Of the 148 new cases, the breakdown were as follows: 43-Lago, 32-Kano, 14-Zamfara, 10-FCT, 9-Katsina, 7-Taraba, 6-Borno, 6-Ogun, 5-Oyo, 3-Edo, 3-Kaduna, 3-Bauchi, 2-Adamawa, 2-Gombe, […]

The patients who just can't shake off Covid-19
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The patients who just can’t shake off Covid-19

Image caption David interacts with his family through a window David Harris’s world has shrunk to the size of his front room. Seven weeks ago he developed Covid-19 symptoms that he describes as being like a bad flu. That was when the freelance architect, 42, first began to isolate himself at the home in Bristol […]

New app aims to reduce impact of fake news on patients and healthcare services
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New app aims to reduce impact of fake news on patients and healthcare services

Cognitant Group has launched Healthinote, an app that provides patients with up-to-date, verified healthcare information to help them understand their conditions and treatment options better, and counters the potential impact of ‘fake news’ on their decisions and outcomes. With a search facility, a favourite page for users to save personalised information, and a share function, […]

ICUs Transformed To Care For COVID-19 Patients : Shots
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ICUs Transformed To Care For COVID-19 Patients : Shots

Physical and occupational therapists carry bags of personal protective equipment on their way to the room of a COVID-19 patient in a Stamford Hospital intensive care unit in Stamford, Conn., on April 24. This “prone team” turns over COVID-19 to help them breathe. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption John Moore/Getty Images Physical and […]

Early Oxygen Therapy Vital for Pregnant Patients with COVID-19
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Early Oxygen Therapy Vital for Pregnant Patients with COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Pregnant patients with severe COVID-19 need special treatment considerations, particularly with regard to oxygen and fluid levels, according to new recommendations published ahead of print on April 29 in Obstetrics & Gynecology. Oxygen therapy via nasal cannula or facemask is the […]

Kidney Transplant Patients at High Risk of Fatal COVID-19: Study | Health News
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Kidney Transplant Patients at High Risk of Fatal COVID-19: Study | Health News

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter (HealthDay) TUESDAY, May 5, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Because people who receive a donor kidney are often on immune-suppressing medications, they’re at extremely high risk of dying if COVID-19 strikes, a new report warns. The study, from doctors at Montefiore Medical Center in hard-hit New York City, looked at outcomes for […]

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Health care providers reach patients virtually during COVID-19 pandemic | News, Sports, Jobs

Area primary care providers have been using telehealth to reach rural patients who may be worried about coronavirus exposure. Theresa Yanchetz, director of marketing and volunteer services for the Tyrone Regional Health Network, said via email that three primary care provider offices operated by TRHN have offered telehealth visits since March 24. “The big challenge […]

Making End-of-Life Decisions For Coronavirus Patients From Afar : Shots
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Making End-of-Life Decisions For Coronavirus Patients From Afar : Shots

The practice of palliative care is changing under the pandemic: doctors and nurses are learning new ways to help patients and families communicate their treatment goals and make decisions about end-of-life care. Reza Estakhrian/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Reza Estakhrian/Getty Images The practice of palliative care is changing under the pandemic: doctors and nurses […]