Woman's contamination OCD means she feels like there's a pandemic 'all the time'

Cyrene Bissick, 23, has obsessive compulsive disorder that centres around contamination. It has made her feel like there’s a pandemic all the time – and long before coronavirus became an everyday threat. Her mental health condition isn’t helped by the fact that her physical illness requires her to be extremely vigilant about infections. Cyrene, from Essex, has Crohn’s disease, enteropathic […]

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‘There’s no place like home’ for rehab after stroke

Stroke patients who get professional rehabilitation training in their homes through live video consultations may recover their motor skills better than those who do their rehab in person with a therapist at an outpatient rehabilitation facility, according to a study published in the September 30, 2020, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Remote […]

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What it's like to be in a psychiatric hospital during Covid-19

As restrictions are put into place across the UK to prevent the spread of Covid-19, what’s happening in mental health hospitals? According to The Royal College of Psychiatrists, these spaces have taken important steps to ensure their patients’ safety. They state: ‘There is no doubt that providing even basic treatment for patients’ mental health needs is compromised in the present […]

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View mask refusers like drink drivers: leading scientist

People who refuse to wear face masks during the coronavirus pandemic should be stigmatised the same as drink drivers, the head of the prestigious Royal Society science journal said Tuesday. The comments from Venki Ramakrishnan come as two new peer-reviewed studies showed how wearing face coverings may help significantly reduce the spread of viruses such as COVID-19. “It used to […]

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Polis says he’d like to see Colorado’s restaurants reopen in May — possibly before Memorial Day

Gov. Jared Polis said Friday that his goal is to have Colorado’s restaurants reopen in May, possibly before Memorial Day, depending on the effectiveness of the state’s new “safer-at-home” phase. The governor said he will use data to help make that decision, but it’s unclear exactly what information Polis will be looking at and what he wants to see before […]

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How a virus like this one could harm health long after recovery

How a virus like this one could harm health long after you’ve recovered: Worrying evidence suggests Covid-19 may leave behind debilitating conditions ranging from sensory loss to heart and lung damage Learn more about how to help people impacted by COVID Long after the lockdown is lifted and the pandemic has receded, the UK health service may still be treating […]

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