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Breast cancer diagnoses plummeted during first year of pandemic

Written by | 20 Mar 2024

Several studies have described the distinct ways the COVID-19 pandemic adversely impacted cancer care, but less is known about the specific ways the pandemic disrupted breast cancer, the […]

Antidepressant dispensing to adolescents and young adults surges during pandemic

Written by | 26 Feb 2024

Antidepressant dispensing to adolescents and young adults increased sharply after the COVID-19 pandemic began – particularly among females – a new study finds. While a growing number of […]

A universal coronavirus vaccine could save billions of dollars if ready before next pandemic

Written by | 13 Jan 2024

What if scientists had developed a universal coronavirus vaccine in the years prior to 2020 so that it was available at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic? A […]

COVID-19 pandemic study shows adherence to infection precaution measures among healthcare personnel varies by job role

Written by | 11 Dec 2023

A new study published today in the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC), based on a survey of healthcare professionals conducted during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, suggests that new efforts […]

Covid conspiracies: social media fatigue linked to misinformation

Written by | 21 Oct 2023

The spread of false information and conspiracy theories accelerated during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Inadvertently inaccurate, and some deliberately misleading, ideas were widely shared on social […]

How did the initial COVID-19 wave affect mental health in the UK?

Written by | 20 Oct 2023

New research published in Economic Inquiry reports substantial increases in psychological distress in the UK during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mental health effects were more pronounced for […]

Practicing mindfulness with an app may improve children’s mental health

Written by | 16 Oct 2023

Many studies have found that practicing mindfulness — defined as cultivating an open-minded attention to the present moment — has benefits for children. Children who receive mindfulness training […]

More girls started puberty early during the COVID-19 pandemic

Written by | 6 Aug 2023

The number of girls diagnosed with precocious puberty increased during the COVID-19 pandemic due to potential risk factors such as increased screen time and less physical activity, according to […]

Mason College of Public Health researchers reveal how digital contact tracing applications can be utilized now that the pandemic is over

Written by | 30 Jun 2023

During the pandemic, contact tracing apps kept Americans informed of potential exposure risk with the goal of reducing infections. But did apps like this help reduce the spread […]

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 […]

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 […]

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