Global study finds healthy eating got pricier in the pandemic

Written by | 15 Jun 2022

By now, most Americans have felt the effects of global crises on their grocery bills. Recent research published in the journal Nature Food has found this to be a worldwide […]

Why COVID vaccines are deemed non-essential for UK young children

Written by | 31 May 2022

Throughout the pandemic the University of Huddersfield’s Department of Pharmacy has been raising awareness on what vaccines are, how they are formulated, and why they’re an important part of […]

Deaths from alcohol use disorder surged during pandemic, study finds

Written by | 21 May 2022

Deaths involving alcohol use disorder increased dramatically during the pandemic, according to a new study by Cedars-Sinai investigators. The study also found that young adults 25 to 44 […]

Pharmacists at higher risk of suicide than general population, study finds

Written by | 20 May 2022

The pandemic put a spotlight on mental health and burnout within health care professions, but emerging research reveals these issues have been affecting health care workers for years, […]

Pandemic drives use of telehealth for mental health care

Written by | 8 Apr 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic likely permanently increased the delivery of mental health counseling through telehealth, according to new research from Oregon Health & Science University. The retrospective analysis was published […]

Pandemic lockdowns had severe mental health consequences for women in the developing world

Written by | 6 Apr 2022

While potentially crucial to preventing the spread of COVID-19, lockdowns are associated with increased rates of depression and anxiety as well as food insecurity among women in India […]

Mass media and building trust

Written by | 13 Mar 2022

Open discussion of the scientific evidence and the uncertainties could have generated less political polarisation, less wasted expenditure but built more trust, according to Allyson Pollock, Clinical Professor […]

Natural immunity and protecting children

Written by | 12 Mar 2022

Covid is far less serious for children, long-covid is not a big issue and many also have natural immunity – all of which raises questions over whether children […]

Mental health service use for children and young people reduced over a fourth in the beginning of COVID-19 pandemic

Written by | 11 Mar 2022

A recently published extensive systematic review showed a 28% reduction in mental health service use in the early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic among children and young people. […]

Covid passports – the questions to ask

Written by | 11 Mar 2022

There are several theoretical reasons for implementing vaccine passports but now that none of these apply any longer in the UK it is difficult to see a rationale […]

Covid vaccination – the knowns and unknowns

Written by | 10 Mar 2022

Many factors influence decisions about vaccine use including many ‘unknowns’ and this raises questions about the wisdom of targeting young people and recommending boosters for everyone, explains Allyson […]

Mass testing – in theory and in practice

Written by | 9 Mar 2022

There was no evidence that mass testing stopped or prevented the transmission of covid-19, according to Professor Allyson Pollock, Clinical Professor of Public Health, Newcastle University. “Mass testing […]

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