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Don’t carry out a coronavirus rapid test outside during winter

The cold can affect the results of a COVID-19 antigen test. For this reason, the medical technology firm nal von minden from Moers, Germany, emphasises that the rapid tests should not be used outside in winter in temperatures under 15 degrees Celsius. Correct usage of the NADAL® COVID-19 antigen test is extremely important in order… Read More »

Bacterial STI rates rose in the year before starting PrEP, but not during PrEP, Australian study finds

A study of gay and bisexual male participants in the first large implementation study of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in Australia has found that although rates of bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STIs) were high, they did not increase in the two years after starting PrEP. In contrast, they increased significantly in the year before men… Read More »

New platform aims to unite the global health and care community during COVID-19

Health and social care consultancy group Meaningful Care Matters is launching a platform that aims to empower people through an international network of like-minded care communities.  The Meaningful Connections Community platform will offer individuals and care providers an opportunity to share, collaborate and debate issues impacting person-centred care cultures. To coincide with the platform’s launch… Read More »

Study Supporting the Reproductive Safety of Gabapentin During Pregnancy

Gabapentin (Neurontin) is now used in a wide variety of clinical settings — for the treatment of epilepsy, pain management, restless leg syndrome, anxiety, and sleep disturbance.  However, there is relatively little information regarding its reproductive safety.  We last reviewed this topic in 2015.  At that point, the literature included 333 cases of prenatal gabapentin… Read More »

Making special education work for your child during COVID-19

Even in normal times, parents wrestle with decisions about how best to support their children’s development. Now, however, parents are faced with nearly-unprecedented choices, and problems with no clear solutions: What if in-person schooling is better for emotional health, but remote schooling is better for physical health? How can children foster social skills without typical… Read More »