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. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Samaritans offer help and hope across virus-stricken Europe

As Europeans hunker down at the epicentre of the coronavirus epidemic, an army of volunteers has emerged to bring help and hope to many, with food deliveries for the elderly, free taxi rides, accommodation for health workers, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

India's coronavirus heroes come under attack

They have been hailed as India's coronavirus "heroes", but doctors, nurses, delivery drivers and other frontline workers have been attacked and in some cases evicted from their homes by panicked residents.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

China reports 22 new virus deaths as imported cases rise

China reported an increase in imported coronavirus cases Wednesday as Beijing stepped up measures at its main international airport over fears that infections from abroad could undo the country's progress against the epidemic.

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