Tag Archives: Being

Bloomberg columnist: DeSantis is the ‘pandemic winner’ despite being ‘vilified in the media’

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis should be credited as the “pandemic winner” for leading the country in reopening businesses and requiring schools to stay open, according to Bloomberg opinion columnist Joe Nocera. “Can anyone doubt it?” Nocera asked in a Bloomberg op-ed, pointing to Florida’s swift economic recovery. “As the country tries to recover from the… Read More »

Rectal STIs are still not being diagnosed in many European cities, due to inadequate screening

Despite improvements in the quality of sexual health screening over the past decade, men who have sex with men living in many European cities report not having tests that would detect rectal gonorrhoea or chlamydia, data from the European MSM Internet Survey (EMIS) show. Improvements have mostly been seen in western Europe, with gaps most… Read More »

Drug being tested for at-home treatment in hopes of slowing virus

Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are testing a new approach to fighting COVID-19, using a repurposed antiviral AIDS drug for at-home treatment during the first days of symptoms in hopes of slowing the virus early and heading off hospitalization, intensive care, and death. The nationwide clinical trial is being led by Nathan Shapiro,… Read More »

Public health experts are being political over protests and the coronavirus, and they should be. – Slate

Physicians march with people protesting police brutality on June 6, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images An open letter from public health experts this week sparked a lot of news coverage and more than a few claims of hypocrisy. Drafted by infectious disease experts at the University of Washington in response to the many… Read More »

What being healthy means to me

The more I talk to people about health and what they do to stay healthy, the more I realise how everybody is different. How everybody has a different belief of what being healthy means. When some people talk about being healthy, they mostly talk about the food they eat. The foods they think are healthy.… Read More »