Current medical guidelines risk unlawful deaths of patients – with doctors, hospitals, and even the government potentially liable – if a second peak forces hard choices due to shortages of ventilators and other critical care resources.
21-May-2020 7:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites
Most young people with increased suicide risk only display ‘mild to moderate’ mental distress – study
• Around 70% of young people who report self-harming or suicidal thoughts are within normal or non-clinical range of mental distress.
• First study to suggest ‘prevention paradox’ in mental health: tiny wellbeing improvements in entire...
20-May-2020 6:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites
Rolling 50/30 day cycle of lockdown and relaxation could be a useful option for managing COVID-19, model suggests
An alternating cycle of 50 days of strict lockdown followed by 30 days of easing could be an effective strategy for reducing the number of COVID-19-related deaths and admissions to intensive care units, say an international team of researchers.
19-May-2020 8:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites
Hospital staff could be carrying SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 disease, without realising they are infected, according to a study by researchers at the University of Cambridge.
12-May-2020 8:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites
Is the lockdown leading us to drink more alcohol or spend more time gambling online or watching pornography? Researchers today launch a survey aimed at tracking how our habits have changed in response to our forced isolation.
11-May-2020 10:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites
Repurposing existing medicines focused on known drug targets is likely to offer a more rapid hope of tackling COVID-19 than developing and manufacturing a vaccine, argue an international team of scientists in the British Journal of Pharmacology...
7-May-2020 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites
Study suggests that TV appearances by Bolsonaro led to millions more Brazilians ignoring social distancing in the days following broadcast.
5-May-2020 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites
• The worst thing for the economy would be not acting at all to prevent disease spread, followed by too short a lockdown, according to research based on US data.
• Researchers argue for at least an eight-month “structured lockdown”, skewed...
29-Apr-2020 8:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites
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