Autism spectrum disorders

Autistic doctors – we're not exactly as portrayed on TV

When I open up about my referral for an autism spectrum disorder assessment, I draw on examples from the only popular reference I have for an autistic doctor—what's portrayed on TV.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

82% of Irish adults willing to download COVID-19 contact tracing app

The vast majority of Irish adults—82%—are willing to download a contact tracing app to their smartphone to curb the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new research carried out by a team from Lero, the Science Foundation ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Taste, smell dysfunction with COVID-19 can be severe

(HealthDay)—COVID-19 should be suspected when patients present with a severe reduction of taste and smell in the absence of severe nasal obstruction, according to a study published online June 18 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head ...

Cardiology

A talk with your GP may prevent cardiovascular disease

Having a general practitioner (GP) who is trained in motivational interviewing may reduce your risk of getting cardiovascular disease. But only if you do not already have diabetes or are at risk of developing it. This is ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

1.6 million French may be infected with virus: doctors' union

More than 1.6 million of France's 67 million people may have been infected with the new coronavirus to date, according to a projection by general practitioners' union MG France, based on doctors' reports.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Deaths of doctors, nurses highlight virus risks they run

Air raid sirens sounded across China and flags flew at half staff in a tribute Saturday to victims of the coronavirus pandemic including the health care "martyrs" who have died while fighting to save others. Elsewhere, 15 ...

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