The Recovery Room: News beyond the pandemic — November 13

The Recovery Room: News beyond the pandemic — November 13

Written by Tim Snaith on November 13, 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 start this week with a report on how incurable neurological diseases may be treatable thanks to the discovery of a new type of immune cell that could prevent and even reverse damage to nerve cells. There’s also good news for people with major depressive disorder, as a new trial that used a compound from magic mushrooms has produced promising results.

Next, we’re pleased to announce the launch of the latest addition to our collection of evidence-based topic hubs, which deals with men’s health. Cardiovascular problems are common in older men with overweight, but this week, we also have news on why there’s more to having a healthy heart than simply losing weight.

This week, we also published new articles on how to deal with post-election stress, why the exercise that comes with a physically demanding job is not necessarily healthy, and why being interrupted at work may have a hidden cost for your health, even if you’re not aware of it.

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


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