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In sickness and health: How to help your relationships survive COVID-19 quarantine

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With so many couples and families spending more time at home in isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic, some are developing ways to make it work in close quarters while others are finding it can be a challenge. "It's like enforced closeness," Darby Saxbe, a psychology professor at the University of Southern California, said last week."We're sharing our home…
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How the humble soap is the most effective against coronavirus

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At a time when hand sanitisers are being hoarded in the panic over the coronavirus outbreak, the most effective tool to combat the virus -- the soap -- should not be overlooked. The everyday necessity, widely available and cheap, has proven to work best on most viruses, including the new COVID-19. But why does it…
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Over 20m patients with kidney diseases, less than 10% can afford treatment

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A roundtable discussion titled 'Kidney Health for All: Obstacle and Prevention' was organised on March 12, 2020, to mark the World Kidney Day by the Kidney Awareness Monitoring and Prevention Society (KAMPS) in the capital, says a press release. Renowned nephrologist Prof Dr M A Samad, Chairman of KAMPS presented the keynote paper. Prof Samad…
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Topical oxygen therapy for diabetic foot ulcers?

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Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (i.e., breathing 100% oxygen under high atmospheric pressure) has shown mixed results in studies of diabetic foot ulcers. Now, in a multicentre U.S. and European trial, investigators examined whether topical oxygen promotes healing of such ulcers. Seventy-three patients with diabetic foot ulcers were randomised to receive pressurised oxygen topically (administered through a…
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A second patient has been cured of HIV!

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A study of the second HIV patient to undergo successful stem cell transplantation from donors with a HIV-resistant gene, finds that there was no active viral infection in the patient's blood 30 months after they stopped anti-retroviral therapy, according to a case report published in The Lancet HIV journal. Although there was no active viral…