Month: September 2020

Anxiety symptoms increased during the pandemic, Google Trends show

A new study has found a significant rise in people searching Google for anxiety symptoms during the pandemic.

New research found that in the United States, Google searches for ‘worry,’ ‘anxiety,’ and therapeutic techniques to manage worry and anxiety have increased during the pandemic.

The research, featuring as a commentary in the journal Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, highlights the burden the COVID-19 pandemic has placed not only on people’s physical health but also their mental health.

COVID-19 has had a profound effect on people. The world is approaching one million recorded deaths from the disease. And, some of those who recovered from the initial virus effects continue to suffer long-term symptoms that are yet to be fully understood.

Once the knock-on effects of the disease factor in — for example, overwhelmed critical care units prolonging treatment times for people with other serious illnesses — then it

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Activist Predicts Navalny Will Need Month To Regain Fitness

The activist who helped bring Aleksei Navalny to Germany for treatment after he was poisoned has predicted the Kremlin critic will need a month to regain full fitness.

Navalny made his first public appearance on September 23 after being discharged from a Berlin hospital where Germany said he was being treated for poisoning with a potentially deadly Soviet-developed nerve agent.

“He is still not 100 percent from what he was before [falling ill],” Jaka Bizilj, founder of the Cinema for Peace Foundation, told foreign journalists in Berlin on September 24.

“When we got the first reports, we got the impression he had made a fast recovery and was fit, but we have to be careful,” he said. “I think he will need at least a month to be fit again.”

Navalny was flown from Russia to Berlin last month after falling ill on a domestic flight in Siberia. The West

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Warning: PPE charge could be on your dentist or doctor bill

Some patients are finding a surprise charge on the bill to cover the cost of PPE at their dentist’s office.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Going to the doctor or dentist is bound to be different these days because of the pandemic. There are COVID-19 safety measures in place and all employees have to be equipped with PPE to protect themselves and patients.

Some patients are finding a surprise charge on the bill to cover the cost of PPE at their dentist’s office.

In July, Caitlin Golden went to the dentist for a routine cleaning, she’d been going to that office since she was young. “I love my dentist,” said Golden. 

This time there were differences. 

“I bring my own mask, they do everything else. I mean they didn’t tell me anything about a COVID charge,” Golden said.

A month later she checked her insurance claim.

“It said we owed $10.00,” Golden

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Derriford Hospital trust ‘failed in duty of candour’ to relatives

Elsie Woodfield

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image captionElsie Woodfield died after her oesophagus was perforated at Derriford Hospital, Plymouth

A hospital trust failed in its duty to properly inform relatives of a 91-year-old who died from complications during a routine procedure.

Elsie Woodfield’s oesophagus was perforated during an endoscopy at Derriford Hospital, Plymouth.

The hospital trust initially concluded no significant harm had been caused during the procedure in December 2017.

But the Care Quality Commission (CQC) disagreed and found it may have caused her death.

A CQC expert said the error would have caused significant harm “at best” but may have been what caused Mrs Woodfield’s death.

‘Impossible to grieve’

At Plymouth Magistrates’ Court, University Hospitals Plymouth (UHP) NHS Trust pleaded guilty to failing in its duty of candour.

District Judge Jo Matson noted Mrs Woodfield’s daughter Anna Davidson had found it “impossible to properly

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What is the PACS system and how is it used with RIS?


If you operate in radiology or at a different health care area, you probably hear a good deal of”shop talk” or medical lingo which could look to be a foreign language to individuals away from the health care community.

Two medical jargon recognizable to the majority of radiologists and doctors are PACS and RIS. Here is how PACS is linked to radiology and the way the PACS along with a RIS (Radiology Information System) can work collectively for the advantage of radiologists, professionals, hospitals and their patients.


What’s PACS?


Maybe you’ve heard of PACS but are not quite certain exactly what it signifies. In other words, PACS is a picture archiving and communications program. This system stores reports and images, rather than using the old technique of manually filing, retrieving and transporting movie coats, which can be used for preserving X-ray film.

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Amazon’s Alexa Boss on What Users Are Asking During Covid-19

When Toni Reid,


com Inc.’s vice president of Alexa experience and Echo devices, sent hundreds of staffers home in early March to work remotely, she had her husband buy a standing desk for their house the next day.

“I knew we were in this for the long run,” she said.

Ms. Reid’s job overseeing the consumer experience for one of Amazon’s most popular product lines gives her unique insight into just how many people have embraced staying in during the coronavirus era.

Her staff raced to build new skills into Alexa, the virtual assistant in Echo devices, to give consumers coronavirus safety tips and information about its spread, the same way they teach Alexa to tell jokes and read the news. And people’s interactions with Alexa changed as the pandemic progressed, with more turning to Alexa for at-home exercise tips and recipes. The sheer volume of customers using

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Rosanna Davison shares pregnancy fitness journey as she admits breastfeeding twins may be challenging

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Former Miss World champion Rosanna Davison has shared details of her fitness journey during her pregnancy, and has admitted that breastfeeding her twin boys may prove challenging.

In July, the 34-year-old model and nutritionist revealed that she and her husband Wes Quirke are expecting twin boys in November, just one year after their daughter Sophia was born via surrogate.

Rosanna has spoken frankly and bravely in the past about her struggle to conceive, sharing heartbreaking details of the 14 miscarriages she suffered and her fears that she would never be able to sustain a pregnancy.

Rosanna Davison posing for a picture: Former Miss World champion Rosanna Davison has shared details of her fitness journey during her pregnancy, and has admitted that breastfeeding her twin boys may prove challenging. Pic: Rosanna Davison/Instagram

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As her due date fast approaches, Rosanna spoke to the Irish Mirror about her fitness journey over

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SMART researchers receive Intra-CREATE grant for personalized medicine and cell therapy

Singapore, 22 September 2020 – Researchers from Critical Analytics for Manufacturing Personalized-Medicine (CAMP), an interdisciplinary research group at Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), MIT’s research enterprise in Singapore, have been awarded Intra-CREATE grants from the National Research Foundation (NRF) Singapore to help support research on retinal biometrics for glaucoma progression and neural cell implantation therapy for spinal cord injuries. The grants are part of the NRF’s initiative to bring together researchers from Campus for Research Excellence And Technological Enterprise (CREATE) partner institutions, in order to achieve greater impact from collaborative research efforts.

SMART CAMP was formed in 2019 to focus on ways to produce living cells as medicine delivered to humans to treat a range of illnesses and medical conditions, including tissue degenerative diseases, cancer, and autoimmune disorders.

“Singapore’s well-established biopharmaceutical ecosystem brings with it a thriving research ecosystem that is supported by skilled talents and strong manufacturing

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Hoppers Crossing Dentist Cosmetic, Dental Implants and Orthodontics Treatments Announced – Press Release

Hoppers Crossing dentist, Dr Rashi Gupta, who has been a dentist for 18 years, says taking care of the oral health needs of any community is vital.

When Sayers Dental Aesthetics & Implants in Hoppers Crossing was established last year, Dr Gupta focused on investing in state-of-the-art equipment and services to ensure every dental service needed is provided under one roof.

Sayers Dental Aesthetics & Implants, along with Norlane Dental Surgery (Dr Gupta’s Geelong dental practice), offers everything from dental implants and check-ups to X-rays and orthodontic care. 

They also offer sleep dentistry, which can be great for those needing multiple procedures. Sleep dentistry can be a good sedation option for young children who need fillings or other treatments. Some young children may not sit still or are very fearful, for a variety of reasons. When cavities need to be fixed, if they are not cleaned properly before the

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Texas A&M to build special hospital for rare, adorable sea turtles

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