Outbreak hits Norway cruise ship, could spread along coast

A Norwegian cruise ship line halted all trips and apologized Monday for procedural errors after an outbreak of coronavirus on one ship infected at least 5 passengers and 36 crew. Health authorities fear the ship could have infected dozens of towns and villages along Norway’s western coast. The 41 people…

Macular degeneration may increase severity of Covid-19, cause death

People with age-related macular degeneration – an eye disorder caused by overactive immune system — are at greater risk of developing severe complications and dying from COVID-19, according to a study. Complement, one of the immune system’s oldest branches may be influencing the severity of COVID-19 disease, said the researchers…

Human brain is not more efficient than other mammals' brains

Brain scans of more than 100 mammalian species, including humans, reveal that the efficiency of information transfer in the brain is the same in all mammals, regardless of size. The mammalian brain consists of two sides, or hemispheres, which nerve tracts, also known as axons, connect. The two hemispheres share…

Clinician burnout correlates with volume of EHR patient call messages

It’s no secret that health IT-associated clinician burnout – especially where electronic health record usage is concerned – is widespread. But a new study seeks to identify which individual EHR elements might be most associated with burnout.   The study, published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics…

Garth Brooks Confirms His Youngest Daughter Had COVID-19

Leaning on family. Garth Brooks confirmed his youngest daughter, Allie, had the novel coronavirus, after revealing his camp was potentially exposed to the virus earlier in the month. Stars Who Tested Positive for Coronavirus “As a parent, nobody knows what COVID is going to do in the future, so you…

All Grown Up! See Blue Ivy's Cameo in Beyonce's 'Black Is King' Trailer

Stealing the show! Beyoncé’s 8-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy, looked all grown up in the Wednesday, July 28, trailer for her mom’s Black Is King visual album. Inside Beyonce and Jay-Z’s Daughter Blue Ivy’s Hollywood Life The Grammy winner, 38, kicked off the Disney+ trailer saying, “To live without reflection for…

UK extends coronavirus isolation period

Britain on Thursday extended the period of coronavirus self-isolation from seven to 10 days, as fears grew over a surge in cases. The UK’s chief medical officers said scientific evidence now showed that people with the virus have a “real possibility of infectiousness between 7 and 9 days”. “It is…