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Home COVID-19 tests could help find people while they are contagious, experts say. Health Canada isn’t convinced

Article content continued “If it’s done in a haphazard way … you might actually create more problems, confusion than the actual benefits because you might get maybe a higher risk of false negative results,” Dr. Howard Njoo, Canada’s deputy chief public health officer, said Tuesday during a COVID-19 briefing. Morris wants the government to seriously… Read More »

Fast, Less Accurate Coronavirus Tests May Ease the U.S. Backlog, Experts Say

For months, the call for coronavirus testing has been led by one resounding refrain: To keep outbreaks under control, doctors and researchers need to deploy the most accurate tests available — ones reliable enough to root out as many infections as possible, even in the absence of symptoms. That’s long been the dogma of infectious… Read More »

Coronavirus: Experts concerned UK’s isolation advice does not go far enough

A group of 25 doctors have written to the Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, because they are concerned about the UK’s current advice on self-isolation for coronavirus. The guidance says people should stay at home and avoid contact with others for seven days if they develop symptoms. After that, self-isolation can end – if they feel… Read More »

No unity in reducing obesity: experts

Health experts have called for a unified approach to tackling obesity as areas of Australia lag behind in fighting the issue. Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia all had a concerning rise last year in adults who were overweight. More than 70 per cent of Tasmanians, including 76.7 per cent of men in the state, were… Read More »