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Recognising and explaining functional neurological disorder

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The BMJ - ### What you need to know Functional disorders are conditions whose origin arises primarily from a disorder of nervous system functioning rather than clearly...

Covid-19: Suicidal thoughts increased in young adults during lockdown, UK study finds

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The BMJ - Rates of suicidal thoughts have increased during lockdown, especially among young adults, a longitudinal study has found.1 Research published in the British Journal of...

Covid-19: Venezuela’s doctors refuse to be gagged

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The BMJ - Overworked, overstretched, and in grave danger, Venezuela’s doctors remain defiant to government persecution in one of the worst affected areas in the pandemic, writes...

  • "The state abandoned us, they don’t care if we live, or if we die." Overworked, overstretched, and in grave danger, Venezuela’s doctors remain defiant to government persecution in one of the worst affected areas in the pandemic, writes @LukeStTaylor https://t.co/qOZQx6AZc7

Covid-19’s known unknowns

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The BMJ - The more certain someone is about covid-19, the less you should trust them In 2019, the medical historian Mark Honigsbaum concluded his book The...

  • In the “science” of covid-19, certainties seem to be everywhere. But acknowledging uncertainty a little more might improve not only the atmosphere of the debate and the science, but also public trust, say @mendel_random, @MarcusMunafo and Michael Blastland https://t.co/b8zVLbQ8Sy

David Oliver: How not to do covid-19 comms—copy our government

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The BMJ - I’ve been thinking for months that many failings in our pandemic response are really public communication failings. Compared with consistent communications and strategy in...

  • Many failings in our pandemic response are really public communication failings. Compared with consistent communications and strategy in other countries, the UK government has fallen far short, observes @mancunianmedic https://t.co/htuGHSdhvZ

Covid-19: Increased risk among ethnic minorities is largely due to poverty and social disparities, review finds

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The BMJ - Most of the increased risk of infection and death from covid-19 among people from ethnic minorities is explained by factors such as occupation, where...

  • Most of the increased risk of infection and death from covid-19 among people from ethnic minorities is explained by factors such as occupation, where people live, their household composition, and pre-existing health conditions, government review concludes https://t.co/Gw5HPV4Dg5

Covid-19: Why we must redraw the UK’s map of inequality – The BMJ

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The BMJ - Both the immediate response to and the recovery from the pandemic need to focus on those who have been hit hardest, say Tim Elwell-Sutton...

  • Britain’s poorest areas are now facing a double impact of the worst health outcomes and the most severe financial hardship from covid-19. @tim_esPH and @MehrunishaS describe why these inequalities prompted @HealthFdn to launch a covid-19 impact inquiry https://t.co/KYcL4Ae0rJ

Rammya Mathew: Where are we letting our patients down?

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The BMJ - A recent consultation has stayed with me. In many respects it was a run of the mill general practice consultation, but it made me...

  • "We have to stop laying the blame on disadvantaged patients and, instead, focus on redesigning healthcare to better meet their needs." @RammyaMathew on a consultation that captured many of the gaps in our healthcare system https://t.co/MgxN6wBBpu

Covid-19: Fauci awarded for “unprecedented public service” while Trump fires more insults

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The BMJ - The US National Academy of Medicine has awarded Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), its first Presidential...

  • The US National Academy of Medicine has awarded Anthony Fauci its first Presidential Citation for Exemplary Leadership. But in a call to supporters, president Trump had criticism for Fauci, saying "People are tired of hearing Fauci and all these idiots” https://t.co/Kqvv9ACvwT

US doctors and hospitals offer a new treatment: voter registration

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The BMJ - Some US health professionals are acting on their belief that the government plays a role in creating healthy communities—and that it responds more to...

  • There’s an increasing awareness that patients who use emergency rooms are disproportionately represented among the nearly one in four Americans who are eligible yet not registered to vote. @lynnepeeps reports on the doctors helping patients sign up to vote https://t.co/0lUZAOhMTK