Health

Prioritizing Transplants When Other Surgeries Are on Hold

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 06, 2020 — Currently, living donors are urged to go ahead with the preliminary steps in the process remotely, but in-person appointments and transplants are largely on hold. Deceased-donor transplantations — deemed essential surgeries — are moving forward, but surgeons …

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Mother-Baby Separation for COVID-19 Not Evidence-Based

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“There’s just no good evidence that we should be separating these moms and babies,” Eglash added. Kehl agrees. “When you consider the effects on maternal–infant bonding and how important evidence-based practices, like performing skin-to-skin and early breastfeeding initiation [are], in most cases those benefits outweigh the risk of infection,” …

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Medical Societies Issue Bold Statement of Physician Support

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What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 05, 2020 — At least one physician has been fired for speaking out about the lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) in his hospital. Another was informed he couldn’t wear a mask brought from home for fear of scaring the patients. …

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April 7, 2020 — A roundup of the latest news about COVID-19

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We’ve had 5,000 more deaths in just five days; the curve may be flattening in New York; and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is in intensive care. Here’s the latest news on COVID-19 in the U.S. and around the world: As of this morning, more than 1,360,000 cases have …

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Japan Declared a Coronavirus Emergency. Is It Too Late?

Japan Declared a Coronavirus Emergency. Is It Too Late?

TOKYO — For months, Japan has confounded the world by reporting a relatively low rate of coronavirus infections without imposing the kind of stringent measures used by other nations. As the country now declares a state of emergency in the face of a worrisome rise in cases, medical experts are …

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Lockdown Recipes: Easy Desserts To Enjoy During Quarantine

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Easy dessert recipes to try at home during th quaratine period. Highlights Does digging into a luscious pudding make you go weak in the knees? You can make your favourite desserts at home too Here are some easy recipes for you to try at home. While all of us trying …

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Kolkatas Innovative Corona Sandesh Goes Viral On Social Media. Would You Try It?

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Coronavirus Sandesh is the innovation of a sweet shop in West Bengal. Highlights A sweet shop owner devised a new way of spreading Covid-19 awareness The shop came up with a Corona ‘Sandesh’ They are being distributed for free along with a pamphlet on the disease People come up with …

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Spain’s Coronavirus Crisis Accelerated as Warnings Went Unheeded

Spain’s Coronavirus Crisis Accelerated as Warnings Went Unheeded

MADRID — At the end of January, a German tourist became Spain’s first coronavirus patient. At the time, the health threat seemed for the nation as remote as the tiny Spanish island of La Gomera, where he was treated. Two weeks later, the German walked out of hospital, and Spain …

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