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New research shows pandemic’s toll on frontline healthcare workers

Written by | 28 Jan 2023

For frontline healthcare workers, the mental health impact from the pandemic is extending beyond career burnout.  Much of the attention on the mental toll suffered by frontline workers […]

500,000 missed out on blood pressure lowering drugs during pandemic

Written by | 22 Jan 2023

Nearly half a million people missed out on starting medication to lower their blood pressure during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to research supported by the British Heart Foundation […]

COVID-19 vaccine acceptance increased globally in 2022

Written by | 13 Jan 2023

Global willingness to accept a COVID-19 vaccine increased from 75.2% in 2021 to 79.1% in 2022, according to a new survey of 23 countries that represent more than 60% of […]

Decreased influenza prevalence potentially associated with public health measures against COVID-19

Written by | 1 Jan 2023

A recent study provides preliminary evidence of the long-term relationship between prevention and control measures and influenza transmission in China during the COVID-19 pandemic, accounting for the impact […]

Treating COVID-19 infection with molnupiravir does not decrease deaths or hospital admission in high-risk, vaccinated patients, but can lead to quicker recovery

Written by | 28 Dec 2022

Molnupiravir (taken as an 800mg dose twice daily for five days) does not reduce hospital admissions or deaths in vaccinated adults with COVID-19 infection who are at higher […]

Paxlovid effective in reducing COVID-19 hospitalization among vaccinated adults 50 and over

Written by | 15 Dec 2022

The antiviral drug nirmatrelvir plus ritonavir (Paxlovid) was granted Emergency Use Authorization for treating COVID-19 in December 2021. In clinical trials, the antiviral was associated with an 88% […]

Community pharmacy-led vaccination scheme helped thousands of patients overcome hesitancy around Covid-19 jabs

Written by | 6 Dec 2022

An award-winning scheme that saw community pharmacists support patients to understand the benefits of being jabbed against Covid-19 and overcome initial hesitancy proved hugely successful, new research by […]

Post-COVID syndrome can strike at any age

Written by | 26 Nov 2022

Children, adolescents and adults have recorded significant new illnesses across 13 distinct diagnosis and symptom complexes after infection with COVID-19, according to a new study published in PLOS Medicine by […]

National poll: 1 in 7 parents haven’t discussed vaccines with their child’s primary care provider during pandemic period

Written by | 22 Nov 2022

Parents may not always turn to health professionals for vaccine advice – and a small subset could even be avoiding the conversation – a new national poll suggests. […]

Study reveals vaccine confidence declined considerably during COVID-19 pandemic

Written by | 10 Nov 2022

A new study suggests that, despite the success of the COVID-19 vaccination campaigns, vaccine confidence has declined significantly since the start of the pandemic. Researchers from the University […]

After showing early potential, cholesterol medication fenofibrate fails to cut severe symptoms or death in COVID-19 patients

Written by | 8 Nov 2022

After showing promise in early laboratory research, the cholesterol-lowering drug fenofibrate had no significant effect on COVID-19 outcomes in a multicenter international randomized clinical trial led by Penn Medicine scientists. […]

Patients with clinical depression “stopped seeking treatment” during the COVID waves

Written by | 19 Oct 2022

In the first study of its kind, German researchers have shown that the COVID pandemic saw a huge drop in the number of patients being admitted to hospital […]

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