The Recovery Room: News beyond the pandemic — October 8

The Recovery Room: News beyond the pandemic — October 8

Written by Tim Snaith on October 8, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has dominated the headlines and our daily lives for most of this year. Medical News Today have covered this fast-moving, complex story with live updates on the latest news, interviews with experts, and an ongoing investigation into the deep racial disparities that COVID-19 has helped unmask.

However, this has not stopped us from publishing hundreds of fascinating stories on a myriad of other topics.

We have a very varied selection this week, taking in some common misconceptions about mental health, all you need to know about Medicare, and a promising new treatment option for people with Parkinson’s disease.

We also look at what sugar may be doing to your gut microbiota and how the active compound in cannabis may undo some of that damage.

Finally, we look at the Stockholm syndrome – what it is, its history, and what treatment is available. We also provide an illustrated guide to the perfect stretching routine that will loosen you up before the weekend.

Below are 10 recent stories that you may have missed amid all the COVID-19 fervor.

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