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Early COVID-19 symptoms differ among age groups, research finds

Early COVID-19 symptoms differ among age groups, research finds

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Symptoms for early COVID-19 infection differ among age groups and between men and women, new research has found. These differences are most notable between younger age groups (16-59 years) compared to older age groups (60->80 years), and men have different symptoms compared to women in the early stages of COVID-19 infection. …

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Better healthcare management can reduce the risk of delirium among older adults

Better healthcare management can reduce the risk of delirium among older adults

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Elderly patients with neurological conditions are significantly more likely to develop delirium shortly after they are hospitalized. A new study has discovered that a delayed transfer to a hospital floor is associated with greater short-term risk of delirium among patients aged 65 and over, and for those who arrive to the …

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Repurposing rheumatology drugs for COVID-19

Study explores race inequity in opioid prescribing among US health systems

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain A new Dartmouth-led study published this month in the New England Journal of Medicine sheds light on the role U.S. health systems play concerning racial inequality in prescription pain medicine receipt. For more than a decade, research has demonstrated that in the U.S. Black patients do not receive as much prescription …

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Study looks into COVID-19 partial school closures and mental health problems among students

Study looks into COVID-19 partial school closures and mental health problems among students

A new study published in JCPP Advances has compared the wellbeing of UK students who remained at home for schooling during the first lockdown period of the COVID-19 pandemic with those who accessed school in person. In the study, which included 11,765 students in grades 8-13 (aged 12-21 years), females, students who had experienced food …

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Most COVID deaths in the U.K. are among the vaccinated, as would be expected

Most COVID deaths in the U.K. are among the vaccinated, as would be expected

Credit: CC0 Public Domain More vaccinated people are dying of COVID than unvaccinated people, according to a recent report from Public Health England (PHE). The report shows that 163 of the 257 people (63.4%) who died within 28 days of a positive COVID test between February 1 and June 21, had received at least one …

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Hospitalizations for eating disorders among teenagers increase during COVID-19

Hospitalizations for eating disorders among teenagers increase during COVID-19

The number of adolescents admitted to the hospital for severe illness from eating disorders has increased significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic, new research suggests. At one center, the number of hospital admissions among adolescents with eating disorders more than doubled during the first 12 months of the pandemic, according to the study that appears in …

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Spain restricts some nightlife as virus surges among young

Spain restricts some nightlife as virus surges among young

A health worker takes a swab from a teenager during a rapid antigen test for COVID-19 in Pamplona, northern Spain, Sunday, July 4, 2021. Local authorities have called on teenagers to be tested due to the increase of people in the town contracting coronavirus, after returning from vacations, in the small village of Salou, northeast …

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Study: Immunogenicity of COVID-19 Vaccination in Immunocompromised Patients: An Observational, Prospective Cohort Study Interim Analysis. Image Credit: NIAID

COVID-19 vaccination induces highly variable immunity among the immunocompromised

Researchers in the United States have conducted a study showing that the humoral (antibody) immunity induced by vaccination against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) – the agent that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) – varies significantly among immunocompromised individuals. The findings come from an interim analysis of an ongoing observational, prospective cohort analysis …

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Prevalence of COVID-19 among hospitalized infants varies with levels of community transmission

Prevalence of COVID-19 among hospitalized infants varies with levels of community transmission

Transmission electron microscope image of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, emerging from human cells. Credit: NIAID How common COVID-19 is among infants may depend on the degree of the pandemic virus circulating in a community, a new study finds. Published online June 30 in the journal Pediatrics, the study found specifically that rates of …

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AI system could predict psychological distress among workers

AI system could predict psychological distress among workers

Depression is a worldwide problem, with serious consequences for individual health and the economy, and rapid and effective screening tools are thus urgently needed to counteract its increasing prevalence. Now, researchers from Japan have found that artificial intelligence (AI) can be used to detect signs of depression. In a study published this month in BMJ …

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