Day: June 22, 2020

How Those With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Cope With Added Angst Of COVID

Before the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in the United States, Chris Trondsen felt his life was finally under control. As someone who has battled obsessive-compulsive disorder and other mental health issues since early childhood, it’s been a long journey.

“I’ve been doing really, really well,” Trondsen said. “I felt like most of it was pretty much — I wouldn’t say ‘cured’ ― but I definitely felt in remission or under control. But this pandemic has been really difficult for me.”

Trondsen, 38, a Costa Mesa, California, therapist who treats those with obsessive-compulsive and anxiety disorders, has found himself excessively washing his hands once again. He’s experiencing tightness in his chest from anxiety — something he hadn’t felt in so long that it frightened him into getting checked out at an urgent care center. And because he also has body dysmorphic disorder, he said, he’s finding it difficult to ignore

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As Problems Grow With Abbott’s Fast COVID Test, FDA Standards Are Under Fire

In mid-May, the Food and Drug Administration issued a rare public warning about an Abbott Laboratories COVID-19 test that for weeks had received high praise from the White House because of its speed: Test results could be wrong.

The agency at that point had received 15 “adverse event reports” about Abbott’s ID NOW rapid COVID test suggesting that infected patients were wrongly told they did not have the coronavirus, which had led to the deaths of tens of thousands of Americans. The warning followed multiple academic studies showing higher “false negative” rates from the Abbott device, including one from New York University researchers who found it missed close to half of the positive samples detected by a rival company’s test.

But then, in a move that confounded lab officials and other public health experts, a senior FDA official later that month said coronavirus tests provided outside lab settings would be

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Shaving Tips for The Perfect Shave Under 2 Minutes

7 Steps To Make Shaving Easier – OMGFacts

Most men don’t have 15 minutes in the morning of the week to look in front of a mirror to shave. Here are my simple shaving tips on how to get the closest and most ideal shave in less than two minutes:

Shaving tips # 1: Pre-shave

The motivation behind a pre-shave item is to smooth and condition your skin before shaving. Shockingly, most men do not use a pre-shave piece during their day-to-day shaving program.

Always use a pre-shave lotion! Why? Your razor edge likes smooth skin. It simply flies over it. It cuts your hair closer to the follicle and gives you an ideal close shave. It also softens and conditions your beard, making it easier to cut. And it’s an optional layer of insurance against the dangerous impacts of the cutting edge that scrapes your skin, helping to prevent scratches and shaving cuts. You get each of … Read More