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Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for care home workers is unnecessary, disproportionate and misguided: experts

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain In The BMJ today, experts argue that mandatory vaccination is “unnecessary, disproportionate, and misguided.” The government decision to remove the right of care home staff in England to choose whether or not to be vaccinated against covid-19 is a profound departure from public health norms. The intended next step is a rapid and massive expansion of ...

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Haiti President Jovenel Moise assassinated at home

PORT-AU-PRINCE: Haitian President Jovenel Moise was assassinated after a group of unidentified people attacked his private residence, the country’s interim prime minister said in a statement Wednesday. Moise’s wife, First Lady Martine Moise, is hospitalized, interim Premier Claude Joseph said. Joseph condemned what he called a “hateful, inhumane and barbaric act,” adding that Haiti‘s national police and other authorities had ...

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Myanmar orders 2 million to stay home as COVID-19 cases spike

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Myanmar authorities imposed stay-at-home-measures on the country’s second city Friday as coronavirus cases in the coup-wracked country surge, with many health workers striking to protest against the junta. Inhabitants of Mandalay, as well as two townships in the southern Bago region woke up to new restrictions banning more than one person leaving home for non-medical reasons. ...

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Could home test for colon cancer mean a big medical bill to come?

You decide to take a popular colon cancer screening test that can be performed at home, and it comes back positive. A follow-up colonoscopy is scheduled, but then you suddenly receive a large and unexpected medical bill. That’s what happened to a Missouri woman who was hit with $1,900 in medical expenses after using the popular at-home colon cancer screening ...

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Having the same nurse for home health visits may prevent rehospitalization for people with dementia

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain People with dementia receiving home health care visits are less likely to be readmitted to the hospital when there is consistency in nursing staff, according to a new study by researchers at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. The findings are published in the journal Medical Care, a journal of the American Public Health Association. Home ...

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Study shows remote home monitoring models can support COVID-19 patients and reduce demand on hospitals

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain A study led by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) BRACE and RSET Rapid Evaluation Centres and undertaken by researchers at UCL, Nuffield Trust, RAND Europe and the University of Birmingham suggests that effective coordination between primary and secondary care to set up and deliver remote home monitoring models can help patients and reduce demand ...

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Nursing home deaths up 32% in 2020 amid pandemic

In this April 17, 2020, file photo, a patient is loaded into an ambulance by emergency medical workers outside Cobble Hill Health Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Deaths among Medicare patients in nursing homes soared by more than 30% last year, with two devastating surges eight months apart, a government watchdog reported Tuesday in the most complete ...

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UK to require COVID-19 shots for nursing home workers

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson waves at the media as he leaves 10 Downing Street to attend the weekly Prime Minister’s Questions at the Houses of Parliament, in London, Wednesday, June 16, 2021. Credit: AP Photo/Matt Dunham Britain will require COVID-19 vaccinations for nursing home workers in England, arguing that the need to protect vulnerable residents outweighed employees’ right to ...

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