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Covid-19: Care home residents in England to be allowed one regular visitor

Covid-19: Care home residents in England to be allowed one regular visitor

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Getty ImagesCare home residents in England will be allowed to pick one person to visit them regularly from 8 March, in the first confirmed easing of lockdown since its reintroduction last month. They will be able to meet indoors and hold hands - but visitors must wear PPE and be tested before entering the home.Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the rule change was a "first step to getting back to where we want to be".PM Boris Johnson will reveal his road map for easing lockdown on Monday.The PM is spending the weekend finalising those plans. New data is expected to suggest vaccines have cut transmission rates. But the latest NHS England data shows that three in 10 care home staff have not received their first coronavirus vaccine, despite being in the top four priority groups for a jab. Ev...
CDC warns of antibiotic-resistant infection outbreaks in COVID-19 care units

CDC warns of antibiotic-resistant infection outbreaks in COVID-19 care units

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Feb. 10 (UPI) -- At least 20 outbreaks of antibiotic-resistant infections have occurred in hospitals across the country since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. The outbreaks, which involved diseases that do not respond to treatment with currently available antibiotics, occurred in treatment and observation units that house patients infected with the coronavirus, according to the agency. Advertisement Several of the outbreaks were linked with changes in hospital infection and control practices due to the pandemic, including possibly the reuse of personal protective equipment by staff. CDC officials said the incidents highlight the continued threat posed by antibiotic-resistant pathogens as COVID-19 spreads in many parts ...
Covid in Scotland: More than 400 care homes investigated over deaths

Covid in Scotland: More than 400 care homes investigated over deaths

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Covid: Cardiff health board plea for critical care help

Covid: Cardiff health board plea for critical care help

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Medicaid expansion likely improved colon cancer care, study finds

Medicaid expansion likely improved colon cancer care, study finds

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Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Medicaid expansion has likely improved care of colon cancer, researchers said in a study published Monday in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. The researchers compared states that expanded Medicaid health insurance in 2014 to non-expansion states and found that expansion led to earlier diagnosis, better access to care and improved surgical care. Advertisement The reason states had more stage 1 diagnosis after Medicaid expansion is unclear, but may indicate better access to care, Samer Tohme, senior investigator on the study, said in a press release. "Studies show that patients who are diagnosed with cancer at an earlier stage are more likely to have better treatment options, improved quality of care, and longer survival," said Tohme, a surgical oncologist a...