How Cuban medical training has helped Pacific nations face the pandemic challenge

With the COVID-19 pandemic stretching health systems worldwide, Pacific countries have capitalized on their relative isolation to avoid the worst. Border closures and other measures have slowed and stopped the spread of the virus to the point some nations have recorded no cases at all. Even where the virus has not spread, however, establishing screening, quarantine and mass vaccination programs […]

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The pandemic has further contributed to bias, worse outcomes in pain management

Research about COVID’s impact on the presence of bias in healthcare is in its infancy, but the pandemic appears to have “exacerbated biases already inherent in the healthcare system, especially socioeconomic ones,” said, Amy Pearson, MD, a board-certified pain medicine physician and Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesia at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. “Patients who already had […]

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The Real Reason COVID-19 Has Been So Concerning For The Opioid Epidemic

In addition to the physical toll taken by COVID-19, it’s been wreaking havoc on everyone’s mental health. Frontline workers may have borne the brunt of the stress, but even the fortunate ones who worked from home and didn’t have friends or family members seriously ill with the virus still experienced an unprecedented interruption in life as we once knew it. […]

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Alexei Navalny has been on a hunger strike for over 3 weeks—how long can humans survive without food?

From time to time, generally when there’s a public case of a hunger strike, people ask me how long a person can survive without food. The hunger strike generating attention at the moment is that of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Navalny, who was arrested in January after returning to Russia, began refusing food on March 31 in protest at […]

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CDC director has feeling of ‘impending doom’ amid new spike

The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention made an impassioned plea to Americans Monday not to let their guard down in the fight against COVID-19, warning of a potential fourth wave of the virus and saying she has a recurring feeling “of impending doom.” Speaking during a virtual White House briefing, Dr. Rochelle Walensky grew emotional as […]

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Everything Cameron Diaz Has Said About Raising Her, Benji Madden's Daughter

Proud to be a parent! Cameron Diaz has loved gushing about her and Beni Madden’s daughter, Raddix, since announcing her arrival in January 2020. “Cameron and Benji had been trying to have a baby for a long time,” a source exclusively told Us Weekly at the time. “There were disappointments along the way, so it was difficult and stressful at […]

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