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Healthcare rationing could see ‘unlawful deaths' from COVID-19, researchers claim

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

Testing suggests 3% of NHS hospital staff may be unknowingly infected with coronavirus

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

Researchers to track impact of lockdown on alcohol, gambling and pornography use

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 drugs for COVID-19 a more rapid alternative to a vaccine, say researchers

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

Bolsonaro’s Attitude to Coronavirus Increases ‘Risky Behaviour’ in Brazil - Study

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

Economic Damage Could Be Worse Without Lockdown and Social Distancing – Study

• 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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