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Menopausal Depression is Common, Who Is at Risk?

Patients and clinicians may not be fully aware that women are at increased risk for depression during the menopausal transition.  The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that clinicians screen all adults for depression, highlighting the importance of screening in populations at particularly high risk for depression.  While these recommendations have prompted increased awareness… Read More »

Oxford academic dismisses idea of deliberately infecting volunteers with Covid-19 to test vaccine

Oxford academic dismisses idea of deliberately infecting volunteers with Covid-19 to test experimental vaccine because no treatment currently exists to keep them safe – but says jab could still be ready by Christmas Professor Sarah Gilbert said it would not be safe for them to do a ‘challenge trial’   No drug has been proven to… Read More »

Burger King’s Sustainable Whopper Only Reduces Methane Emission By 3% At Most, Scientists Say

TOPLINE Burger King’s reduced methane meat—available in select locations—only reduces methane emissions by 3%, say scientists, though the company stands by its original claim that it reduces emission by 33%. A classic Burger King Whopper. Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/picture alliance via Getty Images KEY FACTS In a commercial released last week featuring Mason Ramsey (of viral video… Read More »

UV-C Enclosure to Disinfect Medical and Personal Protective Equipment

UV-Concepts, an Englewood, Colorado firm, is unveiling a new product that uses ultraviolet light to disinfect all kinds of portable medical equipment. The UV-C Enclosure (UVE) is a large reflective chamber inside of which anything from wheelchairs to mobile nurse computer stations can be disinfected within about a minute. The UVE relies on fluorescent tubes… Read More »

Older Children Spread the Coronavirus Just as Much as Adults, New Study Finds

In the heated debate over reopening schools, one burning question has been whether and how efficiently children can spread the virus to others. A large new study from South Korea offers an answer: Children younger than 10 transmit to others much less often than adults do, but the risk is not zero. And those between… Read More »

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is tested COVID-19 Positive

65-year-old Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was recently tested, and the test came out as positive. Bolsonaro was not feeling well for a few days. There were many such symptoms in him which occur in coronavirus-infected patients. After this, the test was done. The President announced that he is corona positive and that he is under… Read More »