Cyprus adopts mask-wearing outdoors to contain virus spike

Cyprus will make mask-wearing outdoors compulsory while imposing a night-time curfew in some areas in a bid to rein in a sharp spike in coronavirus cases, officials said Thursday. The east Mediterranean island has seen daily infections rise to record three-digit figures after keeping numbers low for most of the summer. Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou said the measures were necessary […]

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Germany reports record new virus cases in 24 hours

Germany recorded 11,287 new COVID-19 infections in 24 hours, a sharp jump from the previous day and a record for the country since the outbreak of the pandemic, according to official data Thursday. The figure far exceeds the next highest total of 7,830 recorded last Friday, and is a steep jump from the 7,595 cases reported on Wednesday by the […]

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UAE’s Medcare Hospitals to adopt TrakCare healthcare information system

The UAE’s Medcare Hospitals is to implement a unified healthcare information system (HIS) across its locations in Dubai and Sharjah, it has been confirmed. This follows an agreement with the US-headquartered software systems and technology company, InterSystems. Medcare – a premium private healthcare provider and part of parent group, Aster DM Healthcare – will employ InterSystems’ TrakCare HIS in its […]

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The reason you should never put your underwear in the dryer

When it comes to laundry, some people are the sort-by-color, use-the-right-settings type, while others are the toss-it-all-in-and-press-start type. But whichever category you fall into, you may be making a huge laundry faux pas at drying time. If you typically put your underwear into the dryer, you might enjoy the short-lived pleasure of having all your wash done at the same […]

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All 62 Residents in a Kansas Nursing Home Have Been Infected With COVID-19—And 10 Have Died

All 62 residents in a Kansas nursing home have tested positive for COVID-19, health officials announced Monday. Of those 62 residents, 10 have died, one is hospitalized, and the rest of the residents are currently being quarantined and treated at the facility. The news came from a press release from the Norton County Health Department posted on Facebook. The outbreak […]

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Here's what pet owners should know about Costco

Costco members are a loyal breed, so it stands to reason that many of them would have faithful canine companions of their own. Or cats because, well, lots of people have cats. Plus, cats are pretty low-maintenance, which leaves more time for those marathon Costco expeditions complete with food court hot dogs, pizza, and froyo. (Better bring home some pet […]

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Proactive Interventions Cut Spending for Children With Asthma

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21, 2020 — Proactive interventions such as asthma self-management education, flu vaccination, and use of spacers with inhalers cut medical costs for low-income children with asthma, according to a study published online Oct. 10 in the Journal of Asthma. Melike Yildirim, from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, and colleagues used patient data from Medicaid Analytic eXtract […]

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