Ibuprofen, Wall Street Journal, Lancet discussed on Coronavirus Daily Briefing
Welcome to the good news ride home for Wednesday June third, two, thousand, twenty I'm Jackson, buried the data analytics company, throwing several Major Covid nineteen studies into question how the pandemic has changed the way we sleep, why shoe companies use to use x rays to sell shoes and South Korea's gift to the Navajo Nation? Fifteen US states and Puerto Rico are seeing upward trends and reaching new daily highs in case counts butts. Much of that is believed to be due to expanded testing. Chicago has begun its third phase of reopening which includes childcare centers, although kids must be screened for signs of illness and restaurants, but only for outdoor dining. New York City is looking to begin phase one of reopening on June eighth subways and buses will return to their usual schedules, but still be encouraged for use only by essential workers and masks will continue to be required markings on the grounds in stations will facilitate social distancing, and every other seat may be blocked off Germany will lift its travel ban on European countries, including Britain and Iceland on June fifteenth travel advisories will still be issued as needed, and if a resurgence should occur, the bands could be reinstated. Italy also lifted travel restrictions today in an attempt like many countries to boost their crucial tourism industry. Japan meanwhile is looking to boost domestic tourism by offering people vouchers of up to twenty thousand yen or one hundred ninety dollars for hotels, restaurants transport in attractions as part of their newly announced go to travel campaign again. That is just for. Tourism not for international travelers. IB proven appears to be coming full circle after fears early on in the pandemic that taking ibuprofen could exacerbate some symptoms concerns which were heightened after Francis Health. Minister advised against taking it. Saying could aggravate covid nineteen symptoms. Now a team from London's guys and Saint Thomas. Hospital and King's college are beginning to trial to determine if I be proven, can actually help with breathing difficulties associated with covid nineteen, quoting the BBC in the trial called liberate half of the patients will receive be proven in addition to usual care. The trial will use a special formulation of ibuprofen rather than the regular tablets that people might usually by some people already take this lipid capsule form of the drug for conditions like arthritis. Studies in animals suggest it might treat acute respiratory distress syndrome, one of the complications of severe corona, virus and quote. This trial comes as the major studies showing hydroxy chloroquine to be ineffective has come into question. Both the Lancet and the New England Journal of Medicine have issued expressions of concern and called for independent audits, regarding that study as well as another one conducted using data from the same data analytics company surges fear. Quoting Science magazine surges fear which provided patient data for two other high profile covid nineteen papers has come under withering online scrutiny from researchers and amateur sleuths. They've pointed out many red flags in the Lancet paper, including the astonishing number of patients involved and details about their demographics and prescribed dosing that seem implausible. It began to stretch and stretch and stretch credulity, says nicklaus white malaria researcher at Mahidol, university in Bangkok, continuing from science, chicago-based surges, fear has not publicly released the data underlying the studies, but today CEO Sapan decide told science through a spokesperson that he was arranging a nondisclosure agreement that will provide the authors of the N. e. j. m. paper with data excess requested by Nejm end quote. Meanwhile various studies and a WHO trial on hydroxy chloroquine as treatment for cove, nineteen, which were paused in the wake of the news from the original Lancet published study are figuring out how and if to resume. While, details continue to emerge about surges fear and the trials, it has been involved in this and the possible ibuprofen redemption, Ark are just a reminder of how little we still know, and how even things that seem certain, really unfortunately just aren't yet. According to preliminary results of a study of sixteen hundred people from sixty countries, forty six percents of people reported poor sleep during the pandemic. That's up from just twenty five percent before the pandemic insomnia and vivid weird dreams, both caused by the increased stress of the time we're living through has been evident anecdotally and as indicated by a fourteen percent uptick in sleep. Medication Prescriptions Melatonin sales in over the counter supplement for the natural hormone that induces sleepiness are up forty four percents. Philip Musket a professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center said he's avoiding prescribing medications to patients preferring to offer sleep hygiene tips. He's seen that actually staying asleep is the biggest problem for most people and says some of the primary factors causing that is that people are lacking in structure and exercise. Stain active can help you sleep more soundly and boost your immune system Dr Musk's also advises sticking to a regular sleep schedule and avoiding naps during the day. The good news according to Kathy Goldstein physician at the University of Michigan and an associate professor of neurology at the Schools Sleep Disorders Center is that what most people are experiencing is acute insomnia or quitting the Wall Street Journal having difficulty for or staying asleep a few times a week for three months or less and quotes, the third of people will experience acute insomnia at some point in their lives usually caused by some stressor. stressor in their life like say a pandemic the key doctor. Goldstein says though is not letting the issue. Become a chronic one quote. It's important to avoid associating your bed or bedroom with a place where you were awake. Experts recommend that if you can't fall asleep or wake up in the middle of the night and are unable to go back to sleep after twenty minutes get out of bed and do something, relaxing and quotes. Natasha Bouillon a Phoenix based family physician at one medical, says most people's sleep problems right now either stem from a lack of normal schedule or general anxiety about the pandemic. Some tips she recommends mindfulness through meditation, exercise or cognitive behavioral therapy. To maintain a consistent sleep schedule, turn devices off an hour before going to sleep and make your sleeping space a device free zone, consider even ditching your smartphones alarm and getting an actual alarm clock, as for anyone, experiencing vivid dreams or nightmares Melinda Jackson, a senior lecturer at the Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health at Monash University in Melbourne, says quote. During Times of stress, there's a release of narrow chemicals that can trigger these vivid dreams and nightmares in some people end quotes. And, Dearly Barrett a dream researcher at Harvard Medical School notes that waking up frequently throughout the night can also cause people to remember their dreams better. Contribute to the sense that your dreams are more vivid than usual. guardless of how? Your sleep has been disrupted. Or why here are a few more sleep? Hygiene tips to leave with quoting the Wall Street Journal eat at regular times than snacking day. Avoid, napping or compensating for poor night of sleep by going to bed, unusually early limit caffeine and avoid alcohol avoid electronic devices one to two hours before going to sleep, but if you do use a blue light filter and try to look at content that is not stressful. Get Bright Light in the morning. Try to find a workspace that isn't in your bedroom and stop working at a specific our and make time for relaxing activities end quote..