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Primary care clinicians report benefits and challenges in using telemedicine during COVID-19 pandemic

Written by | 28 May 2023

Researchers interviewed  primary care clinicians to identify trends, facilitators and barriers in implementing and using telemedicine technologies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. They interviewed  25 leaders from […]

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 […]

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 […]

Covid vaccination during pregnancy helps protect infants from infection

Written by | 12 Feb 2023

Two doses of mRNA covid-19 vaccine during pregnancy show significant efficacy against delta and omicron infection in infants under six-months old. They also reduce hospital admission for covid-19 […]

Professional footballers fought fatigue for six weeks after COVID infection, study shows

Written by | 10 Aug 2022

Matchday performance of professional footballers dropped after recovering from COVID-19 with three quarters fighting fatigue for six weeks, a University of Essex study has found. The study – […]

Conventional vaccine messages miss the mark

Written by | 3 May 2022

Promotional campaigns designed to increase vaccine uptake are often ineffective, according to a new study in eight European countries. Some initiatives which highlight the benefits of immunisation may […]

New COVID-19 nasal spray outperforms current antibody treatments in mice

Written by | 19 Apr 2022

A new protein-based antiviral nasal spray developed by researchers at Northwestern University, University of Washington and Washington University at St. Louis is being advanced toward Phase I human […]

Smoking increased in those trying to quit during COVID-19, study shows

Written by | 13 Apr 2022

While smoking rates have declined dramatically in the United States, there are still 35 million smokers. There are few data about whether, and if so, how current cigarette […]

Researchers roll out data on COVID vaccine distribution and waste

Written by | 11 Apr 2022

Researchers are rolling out a data set that provides detailed information on COVID-19 vaccine shipments and wastage across the United States, with the goal of spurring new data […]

Saliva testing for COVID-19 quicker, safer than nasal swabs

Written by | 22 Mar 2022

Genetic testing of saliva samples identifies the SARS-CoV-2 virus more quickly than testing of nasal swabs. The research is published March 21 in Microbiology Spectrum, a journal of the American Society […]

A third of new moms during early COVID had postpartum depression

Written by | 17 Mar 2022

One in three new mothers during early COVID-19 screened positive for postpartum depression — nearly triple pre-pandemic levels — and 1 in 5 had major depressive symptoms, say […]

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