Health workers declare nationwide strike

‘’Such an action while the nation battles the COVID-19 emergency accentuates its illegality, as it  will compound and aggravate the challenges in health services, causing further risk and deaths to the sick in hospitals across the country as the COVID-19 pandemic has been declared as a situation of “Acute National Health crisis” by both the […]

Punjab health department website catches virus in Covid time

Expressing concern, a senior health department official from Jalandhar said: “The website should be in working mode as it provides important details and instructions for Covid-19 care. It is of public importance and technical issues should be addressed at the earliest.”

NFL, Dish Strike New Carriage Contract After Nearly Three Months of Haggling

For football die-hards, NFL Network and RedZone are must-haves. The NFL Network usually offers 65 pre-season games as well as a spate of in-season contests, which include a trio of games at season’s start and two Saturday doubleheaders in the season’s 15th and 16th weeks. The cable network also offers an original morning program and pre-game […]

Spirit Molecules: Allies for Healing from Trauma

When the Spanish arrived in Mexico they suppressed not only the sacramental use of the mushroom, called Teonanacatl by the Nahua, meaning “Flesh of the Gods” but also ritual foods such as Amaranth, both of which were safeguarded by indigenous peoples for the future. By all accounts, use of Teonanacatl, alcohol and other mind-expanding ritual substances […]

GP appointments by phone and video surge during coronavirus lockdown

Dr Richard Vautrey, the GP committee chair at the British Medical Association, said: “There has been a massive change from the vast majority of consultations in general practice taking place face to face, to now the vast majority taking place by telephone or increasingly by video consultation.”

NHS reminder about face-to-face appointments angers GPs

“While many people, particularly those most vulnerable to Covid-19, want the convenience of a consultation over the phone or video, the NHS has been and will continue to offer face-to-face appointments and I would urge anyone who feels they need medical support to come forward so they can get the care, support and advice they […]

COVID-19 and Security Theater

Hopefully, there will be an effective vaccine in a matter of months that enough people will take in order to produce sufficient herd immunity. But until then, we all need to focus on keeping ourselves and each other as safe as possible, and that means not getting distracted by practices that might seem protective, but actually […]

How to Best Approach COVID-19 Research

Here groups of researchers, faculty members, and trainees go through a paper and dissect every aspect from the rationale to the methodology and ultimately the data analysis and conclusions. Again this is very time-consuming work, even for experts. So how can an individual, who is not a trained scientist, possibly hope to truly digest the ramifications of a […]

Gargling Marijuana?

Every day a new coronavirus “breakthrough” is touted, or amazing data announced—even before it has gone through the so-called “peer review” process, which in turn will determine whether it is worthy of being published in a medical journal, or at the very least whether the conclusions made should have been made.

Psychedelics and the Out-of-Body Experience

What about OBEs that actually occur during cannabis use? Many users report changes in bodily sense, including familiar-sounding vibrations, or the classic “vibrational state.” “I feel a vibration or tingling sensation in some or all of my body that I can tell is not an actual muscle tremor by looking at my body” (Tart 1971 p118-19). […]