“Where face-to-face appointments are necessary, they are being facilitated, and we have called on CCGs to work with practices where this is not possible – for example, if all GPs at a practice are at high risk of Covid-19 – to ensure that they can be. … [Read more...] about NHS reminder about face-to-face appointments angers GPs
She suggests asking yourself what you wanted to achieve for the rest of lockdown. Look for the friend with mutual goals. This may not necessarily be the person with whom you like to share a beer, but someone who will motivate you out of procrastination, she says. … [Read more...] about Melburnians suffer the intolerable awkwardness of finding a bubble buddy
The author noted that the decreased focus on intercourse was rarely linked to health problems for participants in this study, but was rather the result of both partners being satisfied with other forms of physical intimacy and not "needing" penetrative intercourse. As one male participant described: … [Read more...] about The Best (Sex) Is Yet to Come?
So what can be done? The most important thing is to recognize that good science takes patience, and anecdotal evidence should not be taken as proof. Correlation is not the same as causation, and the recommendations and decisions made by groups such as the WHO, CDC, FDA, AMA and others regarding effective infection control measures and the standard of care include detailed analyses of all the information available, not simply the highly publicized results of individual reports. Looking at the raw data can be empowering and informative, but groups of experts assessing all available information is how an overall understanding can emerge that will result in medical advances and well-informed policy decisions. … [Read more...] about How to Best Approach COVID-19 Research
Determining what are licit or illicit drugs in the United States and other countries is a matter of political policy, not policies based in therapeutic considerations or dangers to self or society. If this were not the case, nicotine and alcohol would be illegal, and cannabis and Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) would not. Attitudes about drugs and psychoactive plants/mushrooms change with cultural and epochal mores and in all probability will continue to change. The role of culture and ethos in determining what plants or drugs may be used and what may not is highlighted by the suppression of the psychedelic/entheogens during the last 50 years. In the 1950’s the hallucinogens were called psychomimetics because they were believed to imitate psychosis. … [Read more...] about Spirit Molecules: Allies for Healing from Trauma