• No Global Increase in Suicides During Early Months of COVID

    1 month ago - By MedPageToday

    Deaths from suicide either stayed the same or dropped in 21 high- and upper-middle-income countries, including a handful of American states, in the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic compared with expected levels, according...
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  • New Global Telepsychiatry Guidelines Released

    New Global Telepsychiatry Guidelines Released

    1 month ago - By Medscape

    Prompted by the worldwide explosion of interest in telepsychiatry driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, the guidelines outline the need for, and a vision of, international collaboration in psychiatry.
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  • Probiotic Yogurt-Based Drug Helps Combat COVID Infections

    Probiotic Yogurt-Based Drug Helps Combat COVID Infections

    1 month ago - By Medindia Health

    New drug candidates extracted from probiotic Kefir yogurt may combat pathogenic bacteria and treat various inflammatory conditions, including COVID-19 infections.
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  • Study finds higher death rates among UK cancer patients following COVID-19 diagnosis

    1 month ago - By News Medical

    Cancer patients from the UK were 1.5 times more likely to die following a diagnosis with COVID-19 than cancer patients from European countries.
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  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine updates guidance on telemedicine for sleep disorders

    American Academy of Sleep Medicine updates guidance on telemedicine for sleep disorders

    1 month ago - By Healio

    The American Academy of Sleep Medicine released an update highlighting the benefits of telemedicine during the COVID-19 pandemic for the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders.
    “The COVID-19 pandemic challenged traditional methods of health care delivery as health systems curtailed nonemergent care at hospitals and sought to provide the safest possible environments for patient care,” Qurratul Afifa Shamim-Uzzaman, MD, MS, assistant professor of internal medicine in the department of neurology at the Sleep Disorders Center at University of Michigan and the Sleep Medicine
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  • People may trust computers more than humans

    1 month ago - By ScienceDaily

    Despite increasing concern over the intrusion of algorithms in daily life, people may be more willing to trust a computer program than their fellow humans, especially if a task becomes too challenging, according to new research from data scientists.
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  • COVID-19 pandemic may have increased mental health issues within families

    1 month ago - By ScienceDaily

    When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in early 2020, many families found themselves suddenly isolated together at home. A year later, new research has linked this period with a variety of large, detrimental effects on individuals' and families' well-being and functioning.
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  • Operational challenges in COVID-19 pandemic may increase transactions among practices

    Operational challenges in COVID-19 pandemic may increase transactions among practices

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, operational challenges have led to an increased trend in transactions among medical practices, according to a presenter at the Physician Transactions Conference.
    In his presentation, Gary W. Herschman, JD, noted medical practices are seeing an increase in market consolidation during the COVID-19 pandemic, “resulting in larger organizations that are well capitalized or competing with medical groups.” While lack of liquidity and working capital has impacted smaller practices, Herschman said this has not been an issue for larger organizations, such as
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