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‘I feel mentally done in’: how the NHS fails people with depression and spinal injuries – The Guardian

Almost half of all adults with a mental illness have a long-term physical disability. We desperately need joined-up healthcare

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When I was 18, a long period of depression led me to jump from a height in a suicide attempt. In doing so, I sustained life-changing spinal cord injuries that to this day mean I have little mobility or sensation below my waist and my bowel and bladder do not work.
Yet only a few years after that first attempt, I tried to take my life again. One of the main reasons was due to the lack of practical and psychological help I was receiving to cope with my new disability.
The mental health services …

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Research explains why flu is dangerous for pregnant women – News-Medical.net

A team of researchers at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University explains why flu can lead to potentially fatal complications during pregnancy, suggesting that the virus does not only stay in the respiratory tract but spreads throughout …

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In the northern hemisphere, the flu season is just around the corner as winter fast approaches. With the expected surge in influenza illness and coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases, health experts warn high-risk people to take precautions, including pregnant women.
A team of researchers at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University explains why flu can lead to potentially fatal complications during pregnancy, suggesting that the virus does not only stay in the respiratory tr…

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The COVID-19 symptom that could increase the risk of developing Parkinson’s Disease – 9News

It may appear to be one of the less sinister symptoms of COVID-19, but experts fear a loss of smell experienced by coronavirus sufferers may lead to an increased risk of developing Parkinson's Disease in the future.

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Targeted treatment for systemic lupus erythematosus – News-Medical.Net

A team of researchers from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the Deutsches Rheuma-Forschungszentrum Berlin, a Leibniz Institute, have successfully treated two patients with the autoimmune disease systemic lupus erythematosus.

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Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Sep 22 2020
A team of researchers from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the Deutsches Rheuma-Forschungszentrum (DRFZ) Berlin, a Leibniz Institute, have successfully treated two patients with the autoimmune disease systemic lupus erythematosus.
Using daratumumab, a monoclonal antibody which targets specific immune cells known as plasma cells, the researchers were able to modulate the abnormal immunological memory processes found in these patients. Treat…

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