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Doctors avoiding work with coronavirus patients due to compensation fears if they die

Hundreds of doctors are avoiding working extra hours in the NHS’s coronavirus battle because they’ve lost death-in-service benefits amid pensions row and freelance contracts A survey by the Doctors’ Association UK (DAUK) highlighted doctors’ fears 350 medics said they were less willing to work in high-risk areas amid crisis They have concerns their families will… Read More »

Patients with Severe Forms of Coronavirus Disease Could Offer Clues to Treatment

Summary A new international project aims to enroll 500 COVID-19 patients to search for genetic mutations that make some people more vulnerable to severe infection. HHMI scientists are joining many of their colleagues worldwide in working to combat the new coronavirus. They’re developing diagnostic testing, understanding  the virus’s basic biology, modeling the epidemiology, and developing… Read More »

FDA Approves Durysta (bimatoprost implant) to Lower Intraocular Pressure In Open-Angle Glaucoma or Ocular Hypertension Patients

FDA Approves Durysta (bimatoprost implant) to Lower Intraocular Pressure In Open-Angle Glaucoma or Ocular Hypertension Patients Print this page DUBLIN, March 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN), a leading global pharmaceutical company with more than 70 years of heritage in eye care, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has… Read More »

Listening to music helps recovery of stroke patients by ‘stimulating their brain’

Listening to music and playing instruments helps stroke patients recover by ‘stimulating their brain and lifting their mood’ Study carried out at  26-bed stroke and rehab unit at Addenbrooke’s hospital Musical instruments helped by improving finger dexterity and cognitive training The mood of the patients was lifted generally, helping them to concentrate  Researchers found repetition… Read More »