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Coronavirus: Trump extends US guidelines beyond Easter

Coronavirus: Trump extends US guidelines beyond Easter

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Media playback is unsupported on your device President Donald Trump has said federal coronavirus guidelines such as social distancing will be extended across the US until at least 30 April.He had previously suggested that they could be relaxed as early as Easter, which falls in mid-April."The highest point of the death rate is likely to hit in two weeks," Mr Trump said. He appeared to be referring to peak infection rates that experts fear could overwhelm hospitals.White House medical adviser Dr Anthony Fauci had earlier warned that the virus could kill up to 200,000 Americans.Dr Fauci said that it was "entirely conceivable" that millions of Americans could eventually be infected. The US now has more than 140,000 confirmed cases.As of Sunday ev...
Revised guidelines improve survival rates for traumatic brain injury patients

Revised guidelines improve survival rates for traumatic brain injury patients

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May 8 (UPI) -- People suffering severe traumatic brain injury may have a better chance of surviving when emergency medical responders follow certain guidelines before getting to the hospital, new findings show. When EMS workers focused on preventing low oxygen, low blood pressure and hyperventilation, survival rates for severe TBI patients doubled, according to research published Wednesday in JAMA Surgery. Survival rates tripled for people with TBI when EMS workers inserted breathing tubes, the researchers say. "This demonstrates the significance of conducting studies in real-world settings and brings a strong evidence base to the guidelines," Patrick Bellgowan, program director at National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, said in a news release. "It suggests we can systema...
In #MeToo age, APA has new guidelines for psychologists talking about masculinity

In #MeToo age, APA has new guidelines for psychologists talking about masculinity

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How is a man supposed to act? What is masculinity and when does it become toxic? And how should psychologists approach the concept of masculinity when seeing patients? These are questions an increasing number of psychologists must consider as dialogue around toxic masculinity, sexual abuse and harassment and the #MeToo movement continues across the country. Most recently, an ad for the razor company Gillette prompted many men to throw away their Gillette products in a defensive protest. The ad asked men to be better, to stand against toxic masculinity and stop excusing sexual harassment, bullying, and fighting as “boys will be boys.” The ad was released just days after the American Psychological Association (APA) published new guidelines that are meant to help mental healt...
Nationsl agree on guidelines to govern 2015 climate accord

Nationsl agree on guidelines to govern 2015 climate accord

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Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Around 25,000 diplomats and ministers from almost 200 countries agreed Saturday on guidelines to govern the 2015 Paris climate accord after two weeks of talks in Poland. After an all-night session in the southern city of Katowice, the 24th annual U.N.-sponsored event agreed on standards to report greenhouse gas emissions and efforts to reduce them. The United States approved the deal despite President Donald Trump's intention to abandon the Paris Agreement. The delegates postponed pledging more ambitious action to fight global warming and regulating the market for international carbon emissions trading. They agreement does not bind countries to hit their targets. Richer countries must explain how they intend to help poorer nations cut down on emissions as well as install...