Sleep apnea associated with increased risk for long COVID

Written by | 13 May 2023

Sleep apnea may significantly increase the risk for long COVID in adults, according to a study led by the National Institutes of Health’s RECOVER Initiative and supported by NYU Langone […]

Healthcare epidemiologists and infectious diseases experts review changing context for masking in healthcare settings

Written by | 26 Apr 2023

The time has come and gone for universal masking in healthcare settings, according to healthcare epidemiologists and infectious diseases experts from healthcare systems throughout Boston and beyond. In […]

Global study finds some women experience heavier menstrual flow after COVID-19 vaccination

Written by | 19 Apr 2023

A new international study finds that women vaccinated for COVID-19 have a slightly higher risk for a heavier period after vaccination. The study, led by Oregon Health & […]

COVID-19 impacted smoking assessment rates in community health centers, necessitating a closer examination on how procedures can be adapted

Written by | 8 Apr 2023

COVID-19 Impacted Smoking Assessment Rates in Community Health Centers, Necessitating a Closer Examination on How Procedures Can be Adapted Researchers from Oregon Health & Science University and OCHIN,  […]

Postpartum women filled more opioid prescriptions during pandemic

Written by | 5 Apr 2023

Women who gave birth during the COVID-19 pandemic filled significantly more prescriptions for opioid medications, according to new research from the University of Georgia. Published in the Journal […]

Covid-19 vaccine not linked with period disruption, study finds

Written by | 5 Apr 2023

Covid-19 vaccination does not cause concerning changes to periods, research has found. Women who have been infected with the Covid-19 virus are, however, at increased risk of menstrual […]

STI and HIV screening decreased while positive test results increased during COVID-19

Written by | 3 Apr 2023

New research from Boston Medical Center found that sexually transmitted infection (STI) and HIV testing declined at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, while there was an increase […]

A nasal spray protects against coronavirus infection – Effective also against recent immune-evasive variants

Written by | 29 Mar 2023

Researchers have developed a molecule that is, when administered nasally, extremely effective in preventing the disease caused by all known variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The molecule can […]

World’s most comprehensive study on COVID-19 mental health

Written by | 12 Mar 2023

COVID-19 has taken a relatively limited toll on the mental health of most people around the globe, according to a paper published today in the BMJ by a McGill University-led […]

When is remdesivir effective for COVID-19?

Written by | 26 Feb 2023

Remdesivir was one of the first medications approved for treatment of COVID-19. Clinical studies evaluated its effectiveness, but did not generate conclusive results. A new analysis of the […]

Flu vaccination rate holds steady but misinformation about flu and Covid-19 persists

Written by | 21 Feb 2023

Although the public had been alerted that this winter could be a potentially bad flu season, barely half of Americans said in January that they had received a […]

The SAIVE trial for prevention of COVID-19

Written by | 8 Feb 2023

Professor Colleen Aldous is a research professor at in the School of Clinical Medicine at the University of Kwazulu-Natal in South Africa. She recently described the SAIVE trial […]

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