Guide released for supporting the mental health of frontline COVID-19 staff

COVID-19 healthcare workers will be psychologically impacted by their work during the pandemic and will require psychological support from multiple levels in their organisations, according to an academic review by researchers from Queen Mary University of London, London’s Air Ambulance and Barts Health NHS Trust, and a London-based A&E doctor.

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Weizmann Institute Scientists Develop “Sniff Test” That Predicts Recovery of Consciousness in Brain-Injured Patients

In another example of the power of the sense of smell, Prof. Noam Sobel, Dr. Anat Arzi, and colleagues have developed a “sniff test” that can help diagnose degree of brain injury in patients in a vegetative state. The test also predicted – with 100% accuracy – which patients were most likely to regain consciousness.

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Clinical Trial to Investigate Whether Hypertension Drug Ameliorates COVID-19 Severity

UC San Diego scientists have launched a clinical trial to investigate whether a drug approved for treating high blood pressure might also reduce the severity of COVID-19 infections, lowering rates for intensive care unit admissions, the use of mechanical ventilators and all-cause mortality.

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UIC joins registry of COVID-19 frontline care providers, preventive drug trial

Health care workers at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System, or UI Health, are participating in a national registry of frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The HERO Registry seeks to engage health care workers, understand their experiences and track health outcomes — from COVID-19 infection to stress and burnout.

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