Global Statistics

All countries
33,304,666
Confirmed
Updated on September 28, 2020 3:16 am
All countries
24,414,416
Recovered
Updated on September 28, 2020 3:16 am
All countries
1,002,389
Deaths
Updated on September 28, 2020 3:16 am

Global Statistics

All countries
33,304,666
Confirmed
Updated on September 28, 2020 3:16 am
All countries
24,414,416
Recovered
Updated on September 28, 2020 3:16 am
All countries
1,002,389
Deaths
Updated on September 28, 2020 3:16 am
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‘We must educate healthcare providers’ about Black women’s experience

Share on PinterestMany African American women find it hard to integrate self-care into their daily lives.In 2010, Prof. Cheryl Giscombé, Ph.D., published a paper entitled Superwoman Schema: African American Women’s Views on Stress, Strength, and Health in the journal Qualitative Health Research. In it, she explained:“Researchers have suggested that health disparities in African American women,…

Why mental healthcare is not a safe space for undocumented migrants

Share on PinterestWhy are migrants with undocumented status in the U.S. often unable to access mental healthcare? We investigate.Trigger warning: This feature mentions experiences of trauma and sexual abuse. Please read at your own discretion.According to Migration Policy Institute estimates, there are around 11,300,000 migrants with undocumented status living in the U.S.The institute report that…

Life Healthcare sends in more nurses as it battles spike in Covid-19 admissions | Fin24

Hospital group Life Healthcare is facing a sharp rise in hospital admissions for Covid-19 as the pandemic takes root across the country. However, it is also battling staff shortages and a loss in income due to a reduction in elective surgeries during the lockdown. An additional challenge has been posed by hackers, who recently found their way…

Private healthcare sector pleads for financial help from medical schemes | Fin24

The Covid-19 pandemic is hitting private healthcare, with doctors and other healthcare practitioners losing income. But medical schemes have rejected a proposal by private health sector represenatives that would see them tapping into funds to help them stay afloat. They say they're available to lend an ear - but that the funds must stay put. The Council for…

Poor treatment of healthcare workers compromises system

An Oxfam SA report finds that the poor treatment of healthcare workers compromises the quality of health care.The report was launched in collaboration with the Young Nurses Indaba Trade Union.Nurses are the backbone of South Africa’s healthcare system, representing 77% of the public sector's human resources in the sector.The poor treatment of healthcare workers compromises…

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Hawaii health officials report 1 new COVID-19 death on Oahu and 98 new cases statewide -Advertiser

Hawaii Department of Health officials today reported one new coronavirus-related death on Oahu and 98 new infections statewide, bringing the totals since the start of the pandemic to 132 fatalities and 12,116 cases. No further details were immediately available about the latest death. The Hawaii Department of Health has yet to officially count about a…

Three talking points from the Premier League as handball rules causes frustration

Eric Dier and Andy Carroll (Getty Images) Leicester stormed back to the top of the Premier League table by scoring five against a Pep Guardiola team for the first time in the Catalan's coaching career as Manchester City's title challenge hit an early stumbling block in a 5-2 defeat.City conceded three penalties, but none of…

Sufficient Levels of Vitamin D Significantly Reduces Complications, Death Among COVID-19 Patients

Hospitalized COVID-19 patients who were vitamin D sufficient, with a blood level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D of at least 30 ng/mL (a measure of vitamin D status), had a significant decreased risk for adverse clinical outcomes including becoming unconscious, hypoxia (body starved for oxygen) and death. In addition, they had lower blood levels of an inflammatory…