• Op-Ed: Re-Entry Anxiety in the Pandemic Aftermath

    17 days ago - By MedPageToday

    Trauma is an event that overwhelms the mind, body, and soul. Traumatic events can result from natural disasters, wars, accidents, sexual assaults, and abusive experiences, just to name a few. COVID-19 is a traumatic event, a...
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  • Italian hospitals struggle with surge of COVID-19 as vaccination campaign gains speed

    Italian hospitals struggle with surge of COVID-19 as vaccination campaign gains speed

    17 days ago - By Healio

    ASOLO, Italy - Italy, at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic a year ago, is still struggling, with hospitals under pressure despite encouraging signs of a decrease in the number of reported cases.
    The number of patients with COVID-19 admitted to ICUs is growing, and ICU bed occupancy at a national level is 39% - over the critical threshold - according to the Ministry of Health. Floor bed occupancy is 43%.
    Meanwhile, the vaccination campaign is picking up speed after a slow and uneven start. The aim is to vaccinate 500,000 people per day, and currently about 250,000 doses
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  • Study highlights reduction in asthma exacerbations during COVID-19 pandemic

    Study highlights reduction in asthma exacerbations during COVID-19 pandemic

    17 days ago - By Healio

    Researchers reported a significant decline in asthma exacerbations during the COVID-19 pandemic across all age groups, sexes and most regions in England.
    “To our knowledge, this is the first national-level study that assessed the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on attendance to primary or secondary care for asthma exacerbations,” Syed A. Shah, MD, chancellor's fellow at the Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research, Centre for Medical Informatics, Usher Institute at the University of Edinburgh, U.K., and colleagues wrote in Thorax.
    The researchers performed an interrupted
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