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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 study assesses the quality of care for patients with long-term health problems

The number of new rheumatoid arthritis diagnoses has dropped by 20% in the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, new research shows. The study, published today in Lancet Rheumatology journal by researchers at King’s College London, shows that there may be up to a fifth of new cases that have gone undiagnosed, with cases not …

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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 study tracks individuals’ risk or resilience to mental health disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic

When the world shut down in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people around the world experienced profound psychological stress to varying degrees. Now, a new study takes advantage of the unique situation and longitudinally examines the demographic, neurobiological, and psychological factors that have contributed to individuals’ risk or resilience to stress-related mental health …

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A study examines the impact of COVID-19 on children’s mental health

New research from pediatricians at UT Southwestern and Children’s Health reveals the impact of COVID-19 on children’s mental health. Separately, a study funded by a $2.5 million grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) will examine the ideal way to use oxygen during resuscitation of babies born …

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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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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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