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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.

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.

‘Long flu’ has emerged as a consequence similar to long COVID

Written by | 21 Dec 2023

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, extensive research has emerged detailing the virus’s ability to attack multiple organ systems, potentially resulting in a set of enduring and often disabling… read more.

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… read more.

Financial insecurity common among frontline healthcare workers during COVID-19

Written by | 30 Oct 2023

Many frontline health care workers in the United States experienced food insecurity and other significant financial challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent study led by… read more.

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… read more.

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… read more.

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… read more.

Spending on mental health services for kids and adolescents has risen by more than 25% since beginning of pandemic

Written by | 7 Oct 2023

Spending on mental health services for children and adolescents has risen by more than one-quarter since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, continuing to rise even as the… read more.

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… read more.

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… read more.

COVID-19 pandemic responsible for high rates of burnout among health-care workers

Written by | 16 Jun 2023

The COVID-19 pandemic took a toll on the mental health of health-care workers across the world. Most reported increased levels of stress and anxiety early in the pandemic… read more.

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