Apple and Google Release Smartphone Technology to Notify People of Possible Coronavirus Exposure

Apple and Google Release Smartphone Technology to Notify People of Possible Coronavirus Exposure

Apple and Google on Wednesday released long-awaited smartphone technology to automatically notify people if they might have been exposed to the coronavirus. The companies said 22 countries and several U.S. states are already planning to build voluntary phone apps using their software. It relies on Bluetooth wireless technology to detect when someone who downloaded the app has spent time near...

UNODC, WHO, UNAIDS and OHCHR joint statement on COVID-19 in prisons and other closed settings

UNODC, WHO, UNAIDS and OHCHR joint statement on COVID-19 in prisons and other closed settings

<p>We, the leaders of global health, human rights and development institutions, come together to urgently draw the attention of political leaders to the heightened vulnerability of prisoners and other people deprived of liberty to the COVID-19 pandemic, and urge them to take all appropriate public health measures in respect of this vulnerable population that is part of our communities.&nbsp;</p><p>Acknowledging that...

45 New Books You Need to Read This Summer

45 New Books You Need to Read This Summer

As many of us usher in a summer unlike any we’ve experienced before, the pleasure of reading remains a comforting constant. Many of us may not be able to relax on a beach or gather around a pool with friends, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still escape to somewhere far away — or realistically close. The best new books...

3 Stress-Free Ways to Share Your TV or Computer With Your Quarantine Companions

3 Stress-Free Ways to Share Your TV or Computer With Your Quarantine Companions

Thanks to COVID-19, many people are spending a lot more time inside with their fellow housemates, be they spouses, children, or just friends they’re splitting the rent with. That also means more sharing, both of the chores and of the TV. But just because you’re all stuck inside with one TV to share among yourselves, doesn’t mean you’ve got to...

Why Diets Don’t Work and How to Shift Your Focus to Longer-Term Solutions

Why Diets Don’t Work and How to Shift Your Focus to Longer-Term Solutions

Have you thought about how many diets, detoxes, and plans you’ve tried in your lifetime? When we have new clients in our Wellness Coaching practice or new students join The Method Membership, on average, they’ve tried three diets, plans, or trends prior to coming to see us for sustainable solutions. And they’re not alone! This is becoming increasingly more common...

Novavax expects results from new human trial of coronavirus vaccine in July

Novavax expects results from new human trial of coronavirus vaccine in July

Novavax Inc. initiated testing of its coronavirus vaccine candidate in people and anticipates providing a first look in July at what sort of immune responses are generated. In the first part of the study, 130 healthy adult volunteers at two sites in Australia will get two doses of NVX-CoV2373, the biotech’s experimental vaccine. If the initial results look promising, the...

Substantial investment needed to avert mental health crisis

Substantial investment needed to avert mental health crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic is highlighting the need to urgently increase investment in services for mental health or risk a massive increase in mental health conditions in the coming months, according to a policy brief on COVID-19 and mental health issued by the United Nations today.  “The impact of the pandemic on people’s mental health is already extremely concerning,” said Dr...

Exciting new results from long-acting PrEP study show it to be effective in preventing HIV acquisition in men who have sex with men and transgender women

Exciting new results from long-acting PrEP study show it to be effective in preventing HIV acquisition in men who have sex with men and transgender women

<p>&nbsp;</p><p>The HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN 083) study on the safety and efficacy of the long-acting injectable antiretroviral drug cabotegravir (CAB LA), for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in HIV-uninfected cisgender men who have sex with men and transgender women who have sex with men, was stopped early by the trial Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) as results showed CAB LA...

Joint statement on Libya

Joint statement on Libya

Conflict and the COVID-19 pandemic present a significant threat to life in Libya. The health and safety of the country’s entire population are at risk.  Close to 400,000 Libyans have been displaced since the start of the conflict nine years ago – around half of them within the past year, since the attack on the capital, Tripoli, started.  Despite repeated...