Coronavirus disease COVID-19

Heavy burden of family financial stress from COVID on adolescent mental health

In a recent study published in The Lancet Regional Health – Americasjournal researchers examined the impact of financial stress related to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic on the mental health of adolescents in the United States (US). Study: COVID-19-related financial strain and adolescent mental health. Image credit: Astafjeva / Shutterstock Background In addition to …

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The long-term impact of the burden of COVID-19 on health-related quality of life

A recent study conducted on residents of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, described that people with mild coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) had a better health-related quality of life one year after the onset of the disease than those with moderate or severe form of COVID-19. The study is published in the journal BMC Medicine. Study: Health-related quality …

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The public health impact of SARS-CoV-2 Omicron subvariant BA.5 versus BA.2 in Denmark

In a recent study published in The Lancet infectious diseasesresearchers conducted a nationwide study in Denmark to assess the public health impact of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Omicron subvariant BA.5 versus BA.2. Study: Risk of re-infection, vaccine protection and burden of infection with the BA.5 omicron subvariant: a nationwide population-based study in …

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Overview of mental health trends in the US during the COVID-19 pandemic

The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), which emerged in Wuhan, China, in 2019, soon spread to the rest of the world, causing more than 4.2 million infections and about 85,000 deaths in the first year of 2020. As a result, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a global pandemic in March 2020. Subsequently, many countries …

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What is the impact of COVID-19 and organophosphates on heart health?

In a recent review published in Toxicology and Applied Pharmacologyresearchers discussed the impact of organophosphates (OP) and severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infections on cardiovascular health (CVS). Study: Synergistic effect of organophosphates and COVID-19 on inflammation, oxidative stress and renin-angiotensin system may increase risk of cardiovascular disease. Image credit: Life science/Shutterstock Cardiotoxicity is …

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Physical exercise confers positive health benefits on COVID-19 outcomes

A new study published in Plus one found that physical exercise positively influenced the prognosis of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Study: The Health Benefit of Exercise in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Evidence from Mainland China. Image credit: GP PIXSTOCK/Shutterstock The results show relatively higher cure rates and lower morbidity and mortality associated with severe acute respiratory …

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What are the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and SARS-CoV-2 infection on mental health?

In a recent study published in Natural medicineresearchers reviewed the direct and indirect effects of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the COVID-19-induced pandemic on mental health. Study: How COVID-19 Shaped Mental Health: From Infection to Pandemic Effects. Image credit: Ahmet Misirligul/Shutterstock Background The indirect effects of COVID-19 encompass stress-inducing and disruptive social changes that …

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What are the 2-year health outcomes among patients hospitalized for COVID-19 in China?

The ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, caused by the rapid outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), has claimed more than 6.52 million lives worldwide. The emergence of SARS-CoV-2 variants due to genomic mutations prolonged the pandemic. Some variants of SARS-CoV-2, such as Omicron and Delta, are more transmissible and virulent than the …

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