Poor mental health in lockdown most common among young women

Young women are the most likely to have experienced high levels of depression, anxiety, and loneliness in lockdown, compared to older adults, according to new research from the UCL Center for Longitudinal Studies (CLS). The study, published today as a briefing paper, also found that young women (aged 30) have shown the biggest increase in mental health problems since they […]

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1 in 5 medics reported for sexual misconduct have multiple complaints against them

A landmark study of sexual misconduct notifications to health regulators against health professionals shows that around one in five notified practitioners were the subject of more than one complaint. The study, published online today by the Medical Journal of Australia, found that regulators received 1,507 sexual misconduct notifications for 1167 of 724,649 registered health practitioners (0.2%) during 2011-2016, including 208 […]

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New insights into the immune system’s role in severe COVID-19

By conducting advanced analyses of immune system activation in patients with severe COVID-19, researchers at Karolinska Institutet have managed to identify several cell types that play a key part in the immune response to the new coronavirus and the hyperinflammation seen in severe cases of the disease. The results are published in the scientific journal Cell Reports Medicine. “These findings […]

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Researchers find new potential treatment for prion diseases

A new study in Nucleic Acids Research, published by Oxford University Press, suggests a possible effective treatment strategy for patients suffering from prion disease. Prion disease is a rapidly fatal and currently untreatable neurodegenerative disease. While prion disease is quite rare, it typically causes rapid neurodegeneration. About 300 cases of prion diseases are reported each year in the United States. […]

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Coronavirus cases jump 40% in US kids last month: report

What needs to happen to reopen schools safely Fox News medical contributor Dr. Janette Nesheiwat outlines the ways parents need to ensure their children’s safety when returning to school. She later discusses how close America is to releasing a coronavirus vaccine. The U.S. last month saw coronavirus cases jump in children by 40% while the debate in the country rages […]

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Schools mull outdoor classes amid virus, ventilation worries

It has been seven years since the central air conditioning system worked at the New York City middle school where Lisa Fitzgerald O’Connor teaches. As a new school year approaches amid the coronavirus pandemic, she and her colleagues are threatening not to return unless it’s repaired. Her classroom has a window air conditioning unit, but she fears the stagnant air […]

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Sugar-based signature identifies T cells where HIV hides despite antiretroviral therapy

Scientists at The Wistar Institute may have discovered a new way of identifying and targeting hidden HIV viral reservoirs during treatment with antiretroviral therapy (ART). These findings were published today in Cell Reports and may have translational implications for improving the long-term care of HIV positive people. ART has dramatically increased the health and life expectancy of HIV-infected individuals, suppressing […]

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