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Patients struggle to access prescription opioids after New York tax drives away suppliers

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One in five covid-19 patients are diagnosed with a mental illness within three months

The news: There have been increasing numbers of anecdotal reports of a link between surviving covid-19 and developing mental health problems in recent months. Now we have some numbers to back those reports up. A new study, published in Lancet Psychiatry, has found that almost one in five people who have had covid-19 go on…

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One In Five Covid-19 Patients Diagnosed With A Mental Illness Within Three Months Of Testing Positive, Study Finds

Topline In another worrying set of findings for the long-term impact of Covid-19, a new peer reviewed  study has confirmed reported links between psychiatric illness and Covid-19, with nearly one in five Covid-19 patients developing a mental illness within three months of testing positive for the virus and those with pre-existing mental conditions being 65%…

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VIP patients don’t always get the best medical treatment

The rich and famous enjoy endless advantages in healthcare, but medical professionals’ extreme attentions can come with a price. Some doctors puzzling over US president Donald Trump’s plethora of coronavirus drug treatments suggest he was subject to “VIP syndrome”: when doctors pile on unnecessary and potentially harmful treatments in a bid to follow orders and show they’re taking every…

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Absent Patients Sound Fear Bells for South African Doctor

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COVID-19 Patients Keep Fleeing From Hospitals in India

In this photograph taken on July 15, 2020 doctors and nurses wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) suits work at the Intensive Care Unit for COVID-19 patients at the Sharda Hospital in Greater Noida. Photo courtesy of Xavier Galiana / AFPOn September 10, two COVID-19 patients, who’d been accused of rape and were under trial, escaped…

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Dementia patients co-develop Dutch Alzheimer’s app for enhanced interaction

An app aimed at helping dementia patients and their families has been developed by the Alzheimer Society in the Netherlands. By Kim Loohuis Published: 24 Aug 2020 17:15 The Alzheimer’s Society in the Netherlands has created an app that promotes social interaction between people with dementia and their families and carers. As the ageing population…

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My patients ignoring COVID-19 guidelines is bad. Their motives are worse.

As an emergency doctor, I’m noticing a troubling trend among some of my patients when it comes to scientific recommendations around COVID-19. Despite rising deaths around the country and spikes across the South and the West, Americans are not all on the same page. Because the health community’s conclusions and findings are adapting as we…

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Patients use imagination to control pain with virtual reality program at SoCal hospital

Teresa Lipot enjoys swimming as a way to connect with nature. Unfortunately, a medical condition has rendered the 62-year-old woman unable to go in the water for the past several years. The same medical condition also causes Lipot chronic pain. Virtual reality technology, or VR, recently introduced by Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach has allowed…

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COVID-19 patients may have lower stroke rates than previously suggested

Micrograph showing cortical pseudolaminar necrosis, a finding seen in strokes on medical imaging and at autopsy. H&E-LFB stain. Credit: Nephron/Wikipedia Fewer people than previously reported suffer from stroke as a result of COVID-19, a new analysis finds. However, strokes that accompany the pandemic virus, SARS-CoV-2, appear to be more severe. In the NYU Grossman School…