Regular Exercise Lowers Risk for COVID Infection, Complications

Looking for a new reason to work out? Here’s a good one: Regular exercise appears to significantly reduce your risk of getting COVID-19, a large international research review has found. And, if you do get COVID, the study found, routine moderate and/or intense exercise dramatically lowers your odds for serious illness, hospitalization and/or death. “There … Read more

Victoria to lift COVID close contact isolation rules, ease vaccine requirements ahead of weekend

Victoria’s isolation rules for close contacts will be scrapped, along with vaccine requirements and mandatory mask rules under an easing of restrictions announced this morning. Key points: Close contacts of COVID cases will no longer be required to isolate in Victoria Isolation protocols will remain in place for COVID-positive cases The vaccine mandate will also … Read more

Kaiser Permanente Is Investing $400 Million To Create More Affordable Housing

Kaiser Permanente is one of the country’s largest healthcare organizations, well known for its integrated care networks, advanced medical services, commitment to cutting-edge healthcare technology, and continued investment in local communities. Its latest venture is through its Thriving Communities Fund, originally launched in 2018 with an endowment of $200 million with the intention of creating … Read more

Airy menace: The hidden benefit of exercising in a mask

Keeping your mask on while exercising in busy urban areas can have multiple benefits. Photo / 123RF Wearing a mask while out exercising on busy roads has another benefit besides helping protect against Covid. By Nicky Pellegrino. Since the pandemic began, it has become more common to see people wearing masks while out exercising in … Read more

Shanghai seeks to reassure residents about COVID-hit supplies

Shanghai reported nearly 25,000 locally transmitted COVID-19 infections on Sunday and sought to assure locked-down residents of China’s most populous city that supply bottlenecks affecting availability of food and other items would ease. Streets remained largely silent in the city of 26 million people as curbs under its “zero tolerance” policy allow only healthcare workers, … Read more

Raleigh NC vaccine policy ‘discriminatory,’ lawsuit says

In a lawsuit filed Monday, Raleigh police officers, firefighters and other city employees alleged the city’s vaccination policies are “discriminatory.” A group of 68 Raleigh police officers, firefighters and other city employees filed a lawsuit this week, claiming the city’s COVID-19 vaccination policies are “discriminatory.” The lawsuit filed Monday in Wake County Superior Court, named … Read more

Amazon’s New Partnership With Teladoc Is A Huge Milestone For Telemedicine

Last month, global technology and e-commerce giant Amazon and telemedicine company Teladoc announced a landmark new initiative: providing virtual care through Amazon Alexa devices. The announcement indicates that “Customers in the US will now be able to connect with a Teladoc care provider 24/7 from supported Echo devices for general medical needs. Teladoc on Alexa … Read more

Google’s Healthcare Data Platform, Care Studio, Is Partnering With One Of The Largest EHR Systems

Over the years, Google has proven to be a relentless force with regards to innovation. The company continues to find new ways to provide value to billions of people worldwide. Its latest venture is leveraging its Care Studio platform to build new partnerships and create value in the healthcare space. The platform applies the classic … Read more

China changes isolation policy amid worst Covid outbreak | world news

China on Wednesday reported 3,290 Covid-19 cases for the day earlier, as embattled health authorities said that those with mild infections should opt for centralized isolation instead of a hospital as was the rule until now. The decision was taken to maximize hospital resources as China scrambles to contain the worst and widest Covid-19 outbreak … Read more

Three new COVID-19 deaths in South Australia but no change to mask rules as vaccine mandate case delayed

Two men and a woman with COVID-19 have died in South Australia, while 2,380 new cases have been reported. Key points: Almost 2,400 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in South Australia Masks will stay compulsory in indoor public places A court case against vaccine mandates will go to trial next week SA Health said … Read more