Daily Archives: 30/05/2020


ICMR has published a good epidemiological summary paper of COVID-19 cases from Jan22-April30 in India I encourage you to read it at ijmr.org.in/temp/IndianJMe… Here are key insights for me from this paper Only 60% of COVID-19 cases have Fever at point of testing(thermal screening less likely to work in 40%). 31% have breathlessness (they present […]

Drug use and Addiction: Evolutionary Perspective

http://anp.sagepub.com/ Russil Durrant, Simon Adamson, Fraser Todd and Doug Sellman Aust N Z J Psychiatry 2009 43: 1049 DOI: 10.3109/00048670903270449 The online version of this article can be found at: http://anp.sagepub.com/content/43/11/1049 Published by: http://www.sagepublications.com On behalf of: The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Additional services and information for Australian and New Zealand […]

The evolutionary origins and significance of drug addiction

 BioMed Central Review Tammy Saah* Address: Stanford University School of Medicine, Transplant Immunobiology Laboratory, USA Email: Tammy Saah* – tammysaah@yahoo.com * Corresponding author Published: 29 June 2005 Received: 09 August 2004 Accepted: 29 June 2005 Harm Reduction Journal 2005, 2:8 doi:10.1186/1477-7517-2-8 This article is available from: http://www.harmreductionjournal.com/content/2/1/8 Open Access © 2005 Saah; licensee BioMed […]

Opioid receptors: drivers to addiction?

Emmanuel Darcq1 and Brigitte Lina Kieffer 1,2* Abstract | Drug addiction is a worldwide societal problem and public health burden, and results from recreational drug use that develops into a complex brain disorder. The opioid system, one of the first discovered neuropeptide systems in the history of neuroscience, is central to addiction. Recently, opioid receptors […]

Cleaning masks 🎭

PHOTOGRAPH BY BOBBY DOHERTY, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC READ CAPTION If you do venture out wearing masks and gloves, here’s how to clean them, when to dispose of them… PHOTOGRAPH BY BOBBY DOHERTY, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SCIENCECORONAVIRUS COVERAGE Here’s the best way to clean your face mask Whether you’re wearing a disposable surgical mask or a cloth bandana, […]