- Is Manscaping Safe, Healthy & Hygienic? 10 Tips To Shaving Down Thereon August 2, 2021 at 2:39 pm
Do you make the effort to regularly shave/trim your hair? Are you sure you’re doing it safely and hygienically? Here are 10 manscaping trimming tips as well as where to get the best tools.
- What Is A Breakthrough Infection? 6 Questions Answered About Catching COVID-19 After Vaccinationon August 2, 2021 at 6:46 am
If you’ve been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, maybe you figured you no longer need to worry about contracting the coronavirus. But along with the rising number of new COVID-19 cases globally and growing concern about highly transmissible strains like the delta variant come reports of fully vaccinated people testing positive for COVID-19.
- COVID: The Beta Variant Is Surging In Mainland Europe – Should The UK Be Worried?on August 2, 2021 at 6:40 am
Most of the world, the UK included, is currently grappling with the delta variant of the coronavirus. But in parts of Europe there has also been a resurgence of an earlier variant of concern: beta (B1351).
- AAN Issues Formal Position Statement on COVID-19 Vaccineon August 2, 2021 at 5:30 pm
(MedPage Today) — Based on existing evidence, neurologists should recommend COVID-19 vaccination to their patients, a newly released American Academy of Neurology (AAN) paper said. “Barring the rare circumstance of an absolute contraindication…
- Bring House Calls Into the 21st Centuryon August 2, 2021 at 4:07 pm
(MedPage Today) — Prior to the pandemic, telemedicine was thought by many to be a solution only applicable to reaching patients in rural settings. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve come to recognize telemedicine as an incredibly valuable, multifaceted…
- Retracted COVID Paper Lives on in New Citationson August 2, 2021 at 1:30 pm
(MedPage Today) — Researchers around the world have continued breathing new life into a retracted study, which suggested that common antihypertensive medications were harmful in patients with COVID-19. Published online on May 1, 2020 in the New…
- White House Pans ‘Breakthrough’ Hype; ACOG Backs Vax; Mask-Optional K-12 in Floridaon August 2, 2021 at 9:32 am
(MedPage Today) — Note that some links may require registration or subscription. Sources say the White House is frustrated over the media’s “hyperbolic” and “irresponsible” coverage of breakthrough COVID infections, claiming this will lead to…
- Who Needs to Mask Up Indoors Again?on July 31, 2021 at 5:00 pm
(MedPage Today) — You passed medical training, now see if you can pass our weekly quiz
- COVID Is Spreading Like Wildfire in ICE Facilitieson July 31, 2021 at 12:00 pm
(MedPage Today) — In recent months, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has reported higher-than-ever rates of COVID-19 among people in its custody. Since February, the COVID-19 positivity rate among those held by ICE has doubled. Today…
- Join Me in the Fight Against COVID-19 Misinformationon July 31, 2021 at 10:00 am
(MedPage Today) — Another COVID outbreak appears to be upon us. As America celebrated significant milestones with vaccination efforts, many people were still spurred by misinformation and lack of evidence and education. The COVID-19 vaccine naysayers…
- Monoclonal Antibody Cocktail Authorized for Post-COVID Exposureon July 30, 2021 at 5:30 pm
(MedPage Today) — FDA expanded the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the monoclonal antibody cocktail casirivimab and imdevimab, to include post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) among certain people exposed to COVID-19, manufacturer Regeneron announced…
- School Kids and Faculty Should Mask Up — Will They?on July 30, 2021 at 3:00 pm
(MedPage Today) — Masks for children are a hot topic. But while some facts are clear (no, masks are not harmful to children; yes, masks do significantly reduce disease transmission), setting, communicating, and enforcing school and community policies…
- How to Talk to Patients About the COVID Vaccineon July 30, 2021 at 1:15 pm
(MedPage Today) — Ms. Clark comes for her annual visit. You notice on her medical record that she has not yet been vaccinated against COVID-19. Near the end of the visit, you ask her why she hasn’t been vaccinated yet. She replies that she has…
- Therapy via Zoom should make mental healthcare available for all – it hasn’t | Hannah Zeavinby Hannah Zeavin on August 3, 2021 at 7:00 am
Good quality remote treatment is still proving to be expensive and in short supplyWhether with a private therapist on Zoom, through an app that daily reminds us to log our emotions, or in a back-and-forth with a chatbot, teletherapy is often proffered as a catch-all salve for our current mental healthcare crises. Remote treatment is touted as an efficient way to reach more patients in a time of extreme difficulty, an intimate intervention that can scale.During the on-and-off mandated social distancing that has marked the past 18 months of the pandemic, teletherapy has shed its status as a minor form of care to become, at times, the only thing on offer. The popularity of remote therapeutic sessions has soared in the US and the “users” we once called patients are increasingly comfortable with and, in some cases, even prefer such practices. Continue reading…
- Morrison reveals modelling for Covid vaccine targets; NSW confirms 199 new local cases; Qld records…by Amy Remeikis on August 3, 2021 at 6:58 am
Scott Morrison releases Doherty Institute modelling on vaccine targets; Berejiklian can’t say whether cases have ‘peaked’ as NSW confirms 199 new local cases, 50 infectious in the community; Queensland records 16 new Covid cases. Follow latest updatesMost Australians comfortable with vaccination passports for domestic travel and venues, poll revealsSome Australians turned away from getting Covid vaccine because of register errorsNSW restrictions; NSW hotspots; border restrictions; Qld hotspotsVaccine rollout tracker; get our free news app; get our morning email briefing 7.55am BSTOh, and in the midst of all of that today, the Reserve Bank of Australia shocked everyone by NOT lifting rates and making NO changes to its strategy.(Obviously this is sarcastic – I’m as shocked as Captain Renault was to find gambling going on at Rick’s Café Américain.) 7.52am BSTWhile I am on PSAs, another reader let me know that Telstra is making all domestic phone calls on its payphone network (what is left of it) free.Which is an excellent idea. Continue reading…
- Coronavirus live news: US reaches 70% first-shot goal while Japan shifts to home care for most…by Robyn Vinter (now), Helen Livingstone (earlier) on August 3, 2021 at 6:53 am
White House greets vaccine news as ‘Milestone Monday’ while Japan moves to ensure it has enough hospital beds amid a spike in Covid casesUS reaches Biden’s 70% first-shot goal as threat to unvaccinated people growsHundreds of health workers in isolation as Delta hits Australian state of QueenslandJohnson dumps ‘amber watchlist’ plan as it emerges top adviser has quit 7.53am BSTI absolutely love this story from Ashifa Kassam in Spain. If you fancy yourself as a Line of Duty-style CHIS, police in Ibiza are looking for foreigners to go undercover in the island’s party scene and report any rule-breakers.It comes as Ibiza seeks to tackle a two-week Covid incidence rate that has soared to 1,814 cases per 100,000 of the population. With most nightclubs shuttered and gatherings in restaurants and bars limited to small groups, officials have blamed illegal parties for the spike in cases. Related: Ibiza plan for foreign ‘detectives’ to infiltrate parties as Covid cases surge 7.37am BSTThe optimal vaccination schedule to protect pregnant women against Covid-19 is to be explored in a UK clinical trial researchers hope will also allay concerns about getting the jab.Last week, Prof Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent, chief midwifery officer for England, urged expectant mothers to get vaccinated as soon as possible, with evidence suggesting the Delta variant poses a significantly greater risk to pregnant women than previous forms of the virus. Related: Hopes UK trial will allay pregnant women’s Covid vaccine concerns Continue reading…
- Vaccination rates lowest in Sydney suburbs with most Covid casesby Elias Visontay on August 3, 2021 at 6:52 am
New Australian vaccine data shows more jabs given to inner city residents in NSW, than those hardest hit by latest outbreakVaccination map of Australia and the latest data on the rolloutNSW premier sets target of 6m jabs by end of AugustNSW restrictions and NSW hotspotsGet our free news app and our morning email briefingSuburbs in south-west and western Sydney under the harshest lockdown conditions have the lowest Covid vaccination rates in New South Wales, while northern parts of the city have the highest rates of vaccinated residents.In south-west Sydney, which includes the suburb of Fairfield which was the first area to have tighter LGA-based restrictions imposed, just 33.1% of residents over the age of 15 have received their first dose – the lowest amount in the state. Just under 15% of residents have received both doses. Continue reading…
- Australian way, Australian results: Scott Morrison’s 28 ‘Australias’ in one press conference –…on August 3, 2021 at 6:40 am
In opening remarks to a press conference on Tuesday, the Australian prime minister Scott Morrison said the word ‘Australia’ or its variants 28 times in the first 10 minutes. He was releasing modelling from the Doherty Institute, on which his government based its four-phase roadmap out of Covid. Count along in this video Continue reading…
- What Causes I.B.S.?by Jane E. Brody on August 3, 2021 at 2:41 am
Experts are starting to untangle the biological underpinnings of this common yet perplexing disorder. What they’re finding could offer clues on how to treat it.
- The Covid Variant in Schools: What to Knowby Emily Anthes on August 2, 2021 at 11:13 pm
Classrooms are opening their doors to a different pandemic. Here is how to think about risk.
- Paula Caplan, 74, Dies; Feminist Psychologist Took On Her Professionby Clay Risen on August 2, 2021 at 8:34 pm
She argued that categorizing premenstrual syndrome or feelings of guilt as disorders resulted from sexism in a field dominated by men.
- He Was Coughing Up Blood. The First Place to Look Was His Lungs.by Lisa Sanders, M.D. on August 2, 2021 at 4:14 pm
But the obvious place to look isn’t always the right place.
- Why Migraine Sufferers May Want to Eat More Fishby Anahad O’Connor on August 2, 2021 at 3:46 pm
A diet high in omega-3s, the fats found in fish, and low in omega-6s, found in many vegetable oils, led to fewer headaches.
- How Local Media Spreads Misinformation From Vaccine Skepticsby Sheera Frenkel and Tiffany Hsu on August 2, 2021 at 2:17 pm
Facebook and other social media have been under scrutiny for vaccine misinformation, but local outlets have also sometimes been active.
- Biden Seeks to Revive Vaccine Effort With New Rules and Incentivesby Michael D. Shear, Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Annie Karni on August 2, 2021 at 2:00 pm
The president said those refusing to get a coronavirus shot should expect inconveniences as long as they decline a vaccine.
- To Fight Vaccine Lies, Authorities Recruit an ‘Influencer Army’by Taylor Lorenz on August 2, 2021 at 12:13 pm
The White House has teamed up with TikTok stars, while some states are paying “local micro influencers” for pro-vaccine campaigns.
- ‘X’ Marks the Spot: Officials Map a Route Out of the Pandemicby Emily Anthes on August 2, 2021 at 5:20 am
Governments and organizations around the world are using geospatial data and digital mapping tools to guide their vaccination campaigns.
- C.D.C. Internal Report Calls Delta Variant as Contagious as Chickenpoxby Apoorva Mandavilli on August 1, 2021 at 8:24 pm
Infections in vaccinated Americans are rare, compared with those in unvaccinated people, the document said. But when they occur, vaccinated people may spread the virus just as easily.