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Common respiratory infections may have protected children from COVID-19, study suggests

Written by | 22 Jun 2024

Analyzing nasal swabs taken during the pandemic, researchers at Yale School of Medicine suggest that the frequent presence of other viruses and bacteria may have helped to protect… read more.

Moderna files FDA application for the JN.1 targeting COVID-19 vaccine

Written by | 11 Jun 2024

Moderna, Inc. announced that it has submitted an application to the FDA for review of its Spikevax 2024-2025 formula, targeting the SARS-CoV-2 variant JN.1. “For four years, Moderna… read more.

Misleading COVID-19 headlines from mainstream sources did more harm on Facebook than fake news

Written by | 1 Jun 2024

Since the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine in 2021, fake news on social media has been widely blamed for low vaccine uptake in the United States — but research by MIT… read more.

Young adults reduced drinking during and after pandemic

Written by | 7 May 2024

A new study examined the drinking levels and patterns of young adults before, during and after the pandemic. The researchers found alcohol use and alcohol-related problems substantially decreased… read more.

Older adults with diabetes experienced functional decline during the COVID-19 pandemic

Written by | 22 Apr 2024

Researchers found that approximately 1 in 5 older Canadian adults with diabetes and no pre-pandemic functional limitations developed functional limitations for the first time during the COVID-19 pandemic…. read more.

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… read more.

Timing of COVID-19 shot can change menstrual cycle length

Written by | 4 Mar 2024

Oregon Health & Science University researchers have confirmed that the timing of COVID-19 vaccination is associated with slight, temporary changes in menstrual cycle length. The study, published today… read more.

Lockdown skin cancer diagnosis delays linked to deaths and £6bn costs in Europe

Written by | 21 Feb 2024

Delays in diagnosing melanoma due to Covid-19 lockdown may have contributed to over 100,000 years of life lost across Europe and over £6bn in costs, mainly indirectly due… read more.

Mild Covid-19 infections make insomnia more likely, especially in people with anxiety or depression

Written by | 6 Feb 2024

Although most patients diagnosed with Covid-19 will quickly recover, some people experience symptoms that linger well after they start testing negative again — including insomnia. Scientists already knew… read more.

Ten per cent treatment boost needed to shift NHS Covid backlog

Written by | 21 Jan 2024

The NHS must treat at least 10 per cent more non-emergency hospital cases a month if it is to successfully start reducing the hefty backlog caused by the… read more.

Real-world events trump virtual gatherings

Written by | 15 Jan 2024

From virtual dance parties and raves to virtual happy hours and potlucks – online gatherings reached new heights during COVID-19, helping individuals stay connected during lockdowns. While it’s… read more.

France recorded ‘post-COVID’ surge in meningococcal disease

Written by | 13 Jan 2024

An unprecedented resurgence in invasive meningococcal disease followed the lifting of pandemic restrictions in France, according to a paper published in the Journal of Infection and Public Health… read more.

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