Health

Steve May 27, 2020

From Thursday, those who have been contacted by the NHS will be asked to isolate, even if they do not have symptoms. In the government’s daily briefing, Health Secretary Matt Hancock set out details for the test and trace system, which will start tomorrow in England. The aim of the test and trace system is […]

Steve May 27, 2020

May 27 (UPI) — Fewer than 20 percent of people with private healthcare insurance who suffered a non-fatal opioid overdose ultimately receive abuse or addiction treatment, according to a study published Wednesday by JAMA Network Open. Moreover, black and Hispanic opioid users were less likely than their white counterparts to get treatment within 90 days […]

Steve May 27, 2020

May 27 (UPI) — Users of marijuana and other cannabis products with high levels of THC are four times more likely to abuse the drug and nearly twice as likely to develop anxiety disorders, a study published Wednesday by JAMA Psychiatry has found. Regular consumption of “high-potency” marijuana — so-called because it contains large amounts […]

Steve May 27, 2020

As the UK begins the slow process of reopening some businesses and returning to work, the BBC has been given unprecedented access to a hospital in the heart of London, for one week. Medical staff at the Royal London Hospital say a rise in cases is inevitable as members of the public have more contact […]

Steve May 27, 2020

Image caption When oxygen ran out, local residents went on long trips to help replenish canisters in their hospital Dr Ibragim Yevtemirov still coughs every so often as he talks. A paediatric trauma surgeon in Dagestan, in the Caucasus region of southern Russia, his ward had been full of Covid-19 cases for a couple of…

Steve May 27, 2020

Going anywhere during a pandemic is difficult but getting to medical appointments is even more fraught. Whether you need to get to the pediatrician, dentist, vet, internist or hospital, this five-part series from CNN Science and Wellness has you covered. (CNN)When Christy Mitchell’s mini-Aussiedoddle puppies, Ellie and Bosun, began sneezing and having diarrhea, she knew…

Steve May 27, 2020

Image copyright AFP Image caption A Muslim devotee attends a prayer in Kathmandu amid a government-imposed lockdown across Nepal Millions of Muslims around the world have found different ways to celebrate Ramadan this year, as restrictions imposed by countries to curb the spread of the coronavirus have closed mosques and banned gatherings.This is when the…

Steve May 27, 2020

Scientists have known for some time that the APOE4 gene is a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease. A new study helps to explain why, by showing that the variant has an association with damage to the blood-brain barrier.APOE4 is the leading genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease. Almost one-quarter of people have one copy of…

Steve May 27, 2020

A recent scientific review speculates that mouthwash could inhibit the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19.Share on PinterestA recent review asks whether standard mouthwash might help reduce coronavirus transmission.A new research review suggests that publicly available mouthwashes could, in theory, inhibit SARS-CoV-2. The team behind the review call for further research to be…

Steve May 27, 2020

The lungs of people who smoke may contain more of the receptors that the new coronavirus uses to invade cells. This could explain why people with the virus who also smoke appear to be particularly vulnerable to severe illness.Share on PinterestNew research suggests that the lungs of people who smoke may have more receptors for…

Steve May 26, 2020

Academy Of Nutrition And Dietetics Supports Introduction Of Medical Nutrition Therapy Legislation In CongressPR NewswireCHICAGO, May 26, 2020CHICAGO, May 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics supports U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel (N.Y.) and Rep. Pete King’s (N.Y.) commitment to America’s health by introducing the Medical Nutrition Therapy Act of 2020. The bill…

Steve May 26, 2020

Pastor Rich Vera, who runs a church in Florida, says he believes that faith can stop the coronavirus. He is one of a vocal minority of Christians in America who feel it’s appropriate to gather to worship despite US federal advice to stay home, and who support protests against the restrictions in place to try…