Public health

Impact of doubling of COVID-19 cases on health parameters

In a recent study published in FLOOR ONEresearchers assessed the impact of a doubling of cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on health parameters. Study: The doubling effect of COVID-19 cases on key health indicators. Image credit: GEMINI PRO STUDIO/Shutterstock Background In the biosciences and epidemiology, the doubling of a significant statistic, the duration over …

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China’s Covid protests: Top health officials deflect blame while defending controversial policy

CNN — China’s top health officials vowed to adjust Covid-19 control measures to reduce their impact on people’s lives, while deflecting blame for public disillusionment with the policy itself, in their first press briefing since protests erupted against the strict policy of the government for zero Covid over the weekend. Lockdowns to curb the spread …

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The Covid-19 public health emergency has been extended in the US

CNN — The Biden administration on Friday extended the Covid-19 public health emergency for another three months. US Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra officially renewed the declaration, extending it until October 13, 2022. The emergency declaration has been in effect since January 2020, and the latest renewal comes as the Omicron BA.5 …

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Young adults with a high incidence of caries can quickly change their oral health behaviors

Young adults with extensive caries often have a high propensity for oral health risk. At the same time, with the right support and treatment, they can change their unhealthy behavior. A dissertation at the University of Gothenburg describes the challenges of helping patients in this vulnerable category. In Sweden, oral health has improved significantly over …

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Study finds ‘huge’ increase in children going to emergency room with suicidal thoughts

Editor’s note: If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts or mental health issues, please call the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline or visit the helpline’s website. CNN — There has been a steady rise in the number of children being seen in emergency departments for suicidal thoughts, according to a new …

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Like other counties, Kern Public Health skips reporting child deaths, citing lack of resources | News

Moon-shaped bruises marred a 5-year-old boy’s backside from “owies,” he told a social worker, according to a case report written by a Kern County sheriff’s deputy from an interview between the child and a social worker. The boy marked three X’s on a body chart using a dark red crayon to show where he believed …

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The health department is piloting at-home STD testing for young adults

click to enlarge Starting today, county residents between the ages of 18 and 24 can get free at-home tests for gonorrhea and chlamydia from the Allegheny County Health Department. Residents ages 18-24 who would like to be tested for gonorrhea or chlamydia can go online to request a test mailed to their home. People then …

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A new look at how childhood trauma affects health outcomes

The social environment in which we grow up is crucial in determining our well-being and health later in life. Most Americans (67%) report experiencing at least one traumatic event in childhood, and a new study shows that these experiences have a significant impact on our health risks as adults. Physical illnesses such as obesity and …

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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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