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How Do COVID-19 Fears Affect People Living With HIV?

An AIDS doctor and researcher in Minnesota says his patients living with HIV are “anxious” and “scared” about contracting COVID-19, the potentially fatal respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus. “We’re writing prescriptions at a higher frequency for anxiety-related symptoms and for sleeping and that sort of thing,” said Timothy Schacker, MD, adding that as… Read More »

Dr. Marlene Freeman on Practicing Psychiatry During the Coronavirus Pandemic

As mental health providers, most of us are not on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic; however, we are feeling the ripples.  Given the magnitude of this crisis and its significant impact on so many aspects of our everyday lives, it is likely that this experience will leave an indelible imprint on our psychological… Read More »

Medical News Today: Heart health: Are women getting incorrect treatment?

Recent research suggests that ignoring sex-specific risk factors of heart disease has resulted in women having a higher risk of dying from heart failure than men. Share on PinterestDifferences between men and women may mean that the latter do not receive the right treatment for heart conditions. A review published in Nature Medicine reveals an… Read More »

Cambodia embassy works to fly out Aussies

The Australian embassy in Phnom Penh is hoping to charter a flight out of Cambodia for more than 500 citizens who fear being stranded amid the coronavirus lockdown. Meanwhile private contractors say they are also making lists and drawing up flight paths for desperate Australians seeking to leave the country. Ambassador Pablo Kang said on… Read More »

How NHS is coping with the ‘new normal’ in coronavirus pandemic crisis

Every aspect of medical care is being reorganised in these challenging times. Doctors untrained in certain specialities are having to learn new tricks. Healthcare workers are supporting patients in ways they never have before. It’s all hands to the pumps. John Willan, consultant haematologist at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and colleagues, in their… Read More »