Tag: global

Researchers launch COVID-19 Global Pandemic App Watch

Contact-tracing and exposure-notification apps are a new technology rapidly developed and launched to respond to the COVID-19 global health crisis. The development of such applications is placing governments, corporations, and citizens around the world into an ongoing ethical design experiment resulting in potentially life-saving outcomes but also potential risks. During the summer of 2020, design

Global trial to test whether MMR vaccine protects front-line health-care workers against COVID-19

An international research network of physicians and scientists is launching a clinical trial to evaluate whether the vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) can protect front-line health-care workers against infection from SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The trial aims to enroll up to 30,000 health-care workers globally. Washington University School of Medicine in

10 ways to process grief after death during a global pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly disrupted our experiences of, … ath and bereavement. Edith Cowan University Lecturer and Psychotherapist Karen Anderson has used key research and her own observations working on the frontline of counseling to explain the impact of this pandemic on the grief process, and how we can better manage our grief when

US leads global fight against coronavirus economic threat

The US Federal Reserve on Tuesday led the global charge in response to the growing economic risk posed by the new coronavirus, announcing an emergency interest rate cut after the UN health agency said the world has entered “uncharted territory.” But the Fed’s stimulus, which came hours after the Group of Seven finance ministers and

Fact Check: Novel coronavirus breeds global false claims

A deadly novel coronavirus outbreak, which has infected more than 4,500 people and spread to 15 countries since emerging in China, has also spawned many false claims on social media. Here’s a selection of misinformation debunked by AFP’s Fact Check service. Sydney food not contaminated In Australia, multiple Facebook posts shared hundreds of times claimed

Improving equity in global physician training

Large numbers of U.S. physicians and medical trainees engage in hands-on clinical experiences abroad where they gain skills working across cultures with limited resources. However, providers from low- and middle-income countries traveling to learn from health care in the United States are rarely afforded the same critical hands-on education. The flow of learners remains largely

The global map of dementia

The worldwide map of dementia: Scientists reveal the memory-robbing disorder has skyrocketed by 117% over just 26 years as the global population continues to live longer Experts warn rates will double from 43.8million in 2016 to 100million by 2050 Turkey has the most cases, followed by Brazil, and Nigeria and Ghana the least  As well

How Australians perform on a global health check

A new tool shows that Australians are generally in good health, compared with other countries. For the first time, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has built a data tool, looking at health measures including our life expectancy, rates of cancer, obesity and smoking, and causes of death, in relation to 36 countries in

UN: Polio remains global emergency, eradication at risk

The World Health Organization says the ongoing attempt to eradicate polio remains a global emergency amid an increase in cases for the first time in years and a worrying number of outbreaks sparked by the vaccine. After an expert meeting convened by the U.N. health agency this week, experts said Friday that failing to wipe

Through the Looking Glass: Cybersecurity is shared global responsibility, be proactive

The cyber-threat landscape is rapidly evolving, as always, but in our recently updated Healthcare and Cross-Sector Cybersecurity Report we discovered the “old ways” of compromising systems still are highly effective as well. Thus, getting a foothold can be a relatively easy task – especially for those organizations that choose to be “willfully blind” to the cyber-threat. But, even

Experts define global criteria for hospital programs to tackle antimicrobial resistance

Infection specialists at hospitals are introducing so-called antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) programmes to use antimicrobial drug therapies more responsibly. Such programmes include a coherent set of actions which promote using antimicrobials in ways that ensure sustainable access to effective therapy for all who need them. A group of international experts, led by researchers from the Center