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Hunt for medical supplies creates marketplace of desperation

Shady middlemen, phantom shipments, prices soaring by the hour, goods flown in on a private plane.

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Advice to health staff suffering skin damage from face masks

Doctors and nurses on the COVID-19 frontline are spending many hours a day wearing face masks, and many members of the general public are doing the same. But although the devices offer invaluable protection, they can be the ...

Oncology & Cancer

Breastfeeding linked to lower ovarian cancer risk

An international study involving researchers from QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute has found women who breastfeed their babies may lower their risk of developing ovarian cancer by almost 25 percent.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Removing the novel coronavirus from the water cycle

Scientists know that coronaviruses, including the SARS-CoV-19 virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic, can remain infectious for days—or even longer—in sewage and drinking water.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Gardening helps to grow positive body image

New research has found that allotment gardening promotes positive body image, which measures someone's appreciation of their own body and its functions, and an acceptance of bodily imperfections.

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Can food from an infected cook give you COVID-19?

(HealthDay)—Even if your takeout dinner was prepared by a cook who has COVID-19, there's little need to worry about your risk of infection, according to an expert in viruses.

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Passport to improved health for military veterans

A healthcare 'passport' to access NHS and other wellbeing services has been beneficial for the mental health of veterans and provides them with a sense of identity, according to research published in the BMJ Military Health.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Europe's hospitals bow under the weight of coronavirus crush

Setting up makeshift ICU wards in libraries and conference centers, embattled European medical workers strained Friday to save thousands of desperately ill coronavirus patients as stocks of medicine, protective equipment ...