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Survey to determine the main aspects likely to influence the pandemic in Europe

Survey to determine the main aspects likely to influence the pandemic in Europe

Credit: Viacheslav Lopatin, Shutterstock Almost two years since Europe’s first confirmed COVID-19 case, the region is still struggling to contain the spread of the disease, with no clear idea of what the future holds. To combat this uncertainty, researchers supported by the EU-funded EpiPose, PERISCOPE and CORESMA projects set out to systematically assess the factors …

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COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated food insecurity, especially in families with children

COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated food insecurity, especially in families with children

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Nearly 15 percent of U.S. households—and nearly 18 percent of households with children—reported food insecurity early in the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a survey conducted via social media by researchers at NYU School of Global Public Health. The findings, published in Nutrition Journal, illustrate how the pandemic has worsened food insecurity, …

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How Cuban medical training has helped Pacific nations face the pandemic challenge

How Cuban medical training has helped Pacific nations face the pandemic challenge

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain With the COVID-19 pandemic stretching health systems worldwide, Pacific countries have capitalized on their relative isolation to avoid the worst. Border closures and other measures have slowed and stopped the spread of the virus to the point some nations have recorded no cases at all. Even where the virus has not …

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Continuous glucose monitoring for remote diabetes management during the COVID-19 pandemic

Continuous glucose monitoring for remote diabetes management during the COVID-19 pandemic

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain New case studies show the benefits of remote management based on continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) and telemedicine visits for patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Use of remote monitoring technology can significantly improve glycemic control, as described in a supplement to the peer-reviewed journal Diabetes …

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The number of babies infected with syphilis was already surging. Then came the pandemic

The number of babies infected with syphilis was already surging. Then came the pandemic

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The woman said she was racked with pain and disbelief on the hospital bed, her belly slick with ultrasound gel, when a hospital worker delivered the news: There was a baby inside her. It was a boy. Six months along. And his heart wasn’t beating. For months, the 30-year-old woman had …

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Study reveals first Irish picture of the socioeconomic impact of the pandemic

Study reveals first Irish picture of the socioeconomic impact of the pandemic

Recursive partitioning and regression tree (rtree) model for hospitalization among symptomatic COVID-19 cases in the Republic of Ireland, February to November 2020. Credit: DOI: 10.1038/s41598-021-98008-6 Rural dwellers in Ireland and those living in public housing, were among the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, with residents in those areas across Ireland experiencing higher rates of …

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COVID will likely shift from pandemic to endemic, but what does that mean?

COVID will likely shift from pandemic to endemic, but what does that mean?

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Most people are wondering when and how the COVID pandemic will end and there are still no easy answers. The word “endemic” is regularly mentioned, especially among public health leaders and experts as they discuss potential future scenarios. So, it’s important to define exactly it would mean for COVID to be …

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COVID-19 pandemic forced positive changes in clinical care

COVID-19 pandemic forced positive changes in clinical care

In many ways, the COVID-19 pandemic forced positive changes in how medicine is practiced in communities and at academic medical centers, with Family Medicine departments working at the front lines to provide care and forge relationships with community partners, according to a Duke Health review. Publishing in the Journal of the American Board of Family …

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Children's health-related behaviors negatively impacted by COVID-19 pandemic

Children’s health-related behaviors negatively impacted by COVID-19 pandemic

Mean estimates of (A) physical activity and sedentary behavior, (B) screen time, and (C) dietary intake. Dotted lines indicate the trajectory for children who only provided data in 2018 and/or 2019. Solid lines indicate the trajectory for children who participated in the 2020 subsample. Credit: DOI: 10.1111/ijpo.12846 Researchers from the Department of Exercise Science have …

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New study challenges understanding of pandemic preparedness and resilience in Africa

Satellite imagery of Africa. Credit: Public Domain Countries in Africa assessed as being least vulnerable to an epidemic were the worst affected by COVID-19, new research suggests. Nations with more urban populations and strong international travel links were worst affected by the pandemic, the study shows. Mortality rates and levels of restrictions—such as lockdowns and …

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