COVID-19 symptom research app recruiting millions of Americans

Boston, MA — As the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic grips the US, a new free app is helping to track the onset and progression of symptoms of millions across the nation. The app will help identify those at risk sooner, and help slow the outbreak of the disease. Information about those who remain symptom-free will also…

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The placebo effect and psychedelic drugs: tripping on nothing?

There has been a lot of recent interest in the use of psychedelic drugs to treat depression. A new study from McGill suggests that, in the right context, some people may experience psychedelic-like effects from placebos alone. The researchers reported some of the strongest placebo effects (these are effects from «fake» medication) on consciousness in…

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Increases in self-reported mental health issues, service use in Ontario

The number of people diagnosed with psychiatric disorders in Ontario remained stable between 2002 and 2014, but the number of people self-reporting mental health issues and using mental health services has increased, according to a study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). «These findings may indicate that because of increased awareness and reduced stigma around…

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White House Airlifts Medical Supplies From China in Coronavirus Fight

WASHINGTON — A commercial aircraft carrying 80 tons of gloves, masks, gowns and other medical supplies from Shanghai touched down in New York on Sunday, the first of 22 scheduled flights that White House officials say will funnel much-needed goods to the United States by early April as it battles the world’s largest coronavirus outbreak.…

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Gargling for Coronavirus? What Science Can Tell Us

As Americans search for ways to fight the spread of the coronavirus, one popular topic that has generated interest on the internet is gargling. What’s behind the gargling claim, and is there any medical proof that gargling may help to fight coronavirus or other respiratory infections? To date, as with many things in medicine, there…

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Pelosi Accuses Trump of ‘Deadly’ Denial and Governors Plead for Help; New York Mayor Says Medical Supplies Will Run Out in a Week

Here’s what you need to know: Governors plead for supplies as Nancy Pelosi attacks Trump for early ‘denial’ she called ‘deadly.’ ImageA group of nurses protested the lack of medical equipment at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx on Saturday.Credit…Gregg Vigliotti for The New York Times Several Democratic governors said on Sunday that they feared…

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Margaret Walker, Aran Clair

Margaret Frances Matilda Walker and Aran Lundgren Clair were married March 25 on the plaza of the Arlington Courthouse in Arlington, Va. Isabel Kaldenbach, a civil celebrant authorized by the Arlington County Circuit Court, officiated. The couple originally planned to marry at the First Presbyterian Church in Nashville before the Centers for Disease Control and…

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