Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Fresh COVID case in New Zealand as it prepares travel bubble

New Zealand health officials confirmed a fresh community case of COVID-19 in Auckland Thursday, just two days after the country celebrated its largely virus-free status by approving a travel bubble with Australia.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UK opens quarantine hotels, pushes on with vaccine drive

Britain's newly established quarantine hotels received their first guests on Monday as the government tries to prevent new coronavirus variants from derailing its fast-moving vaccination drive.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UK to impose hotel quarantine for returning Britons

UK citizens and permanent residents flying back from 22 countries deemed at "high risk" from COVID-19 variants must soon quarantine in hotels under new rules announced on Wednesday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Panic-buying returns as Melbourne braces for lengthy lockdown

Shoppers in Australia's second-biggest city stripped supermarket shelves Wednesday as millions in Melbourne prepared for a return to virus lockdown, with warnings the new restrictions could prompt a mental health crisis.

Psychology & Psychiatry

The placebo effect and psychedelic drugs: tripping on nothing?

There has been a lot of recent interest in the use of psychedelic drugs to treat depression. A new study from McGill suggests that, in the right context, some people may experience psychedelic-like effects from placebos alone. ...

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