• Plasma From Recovered Patients Shows Little Benefit in Those Hospitalized With COVID-19: Study

    1 month ago - By Medscape

    Using blood plasma from COVID-19 survivors to treat patients with severe pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus showed little benefit, according to data released on Tuesday from a clinical trial in Argentina.
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  • Patient Health Suffers Amid Pandemic Healthcare Shortages

    1 month ago - By Medscape

    Delayed healthcare brought on by the pandemic is taking its toll on patients, according to a recent survey of primary care doctors.
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  • Covid-19 RCT: Honey and black cumin seed help speed up recovery in Covid-19 patients

    Covid-19 RCT: Honey and black cumin seed help speed up recovery in Covid-19 patients

    1 month ago - By NutraIngredients-USA

    A randomised-controlled trial that is awaiting peer review suggests that Covid-19 patients who received a combination of honey and Nigella sativa recovered more quickly than those given a placebo.
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  • Nursing Homes Fined for COVID Infection Control Lapses

    Nursing Homes Fined for COVID Infection Control Lapses

    1 month ago - By MedPageToday

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has fined 218 nursing homes more than $17.6 million for the most serious infection control violations that put residents in "immediate jeopardy...
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  • Study Casts Doubt on Plasma as COVID Treatment

    Study Casts Doubt on Plasma as COVID Treatment

    1 month ago - By Web MD

    Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, anecdotal reports suggested that infusing very sick patients with the blood plasma of people who'd survived the disease might help boost outcomes. But new study findings, along with disappointing results from prior trials, suggest that those initial hopes may have been unfounded.
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  • Urban nature may reduce mental health burden of COVID-19 pandemic

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Urban nature, such as roadside trees and public greenspace, may mitigate mental health risk factors during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to study results published in Ecological Applications.
    “Globally, the prevalence of mental health problems is increasing at an alarming rate, and unfortunately, this situation is likely exacerbated by the COVID‐19 pandemic,” Masashi Soga, PhD, of the Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences at The University of Tokyo in Japan, told Healio Psychiatry. “We wanted to understand how nearby nature contributes
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  • 6 Useful Tips For Anyone Grieving Their Pre-Pandemic Life

    6 Useful Tips For Anyone Grieving Their Pre-Pandemic Life

    1 month ago - By The Huffington Post

    It's normal to mourn holidays, jobs, social gatherings and other losses caused by COVID-19. This advice can help.
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  • Psychological burden high among health care providers during COVID-19 pandemic

    1 month ago - By Healio

    A survey of health care providers in ICUs across France highlighted a significant burden of mental health symptoms, including anxiety, depression and peritraumatic dissociation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    The cross-sectional survey included responses from 1,058 health care providers (median age, 33 years; 71% women; 68% nursing staff) from 21 ICUs across France from April 20 to May 21. Researchers used the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale and the Peritraumatic Dissociative Experiences Questionnaire to assess factors independently associated with reported symptoms of mental health
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  • Survey suggests patient health is declining amid COVID-19 pandemic

    1 month ago - By Healio

    More than half of primary care clinicians have indicated that their patients' health is worsening during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, according to a survey conducted by the Larry A. Green Center and the Primary Care Collaborative.
    “As COVID-19 cases again rise, the health of our primary care patients is worse than at the start of the first wave,” Ann Greiner, president and CEO of the Primary Care Collaborative, told Healio Primary Care. “Specifically, more than half of survey respondents - 56% - report that patient health is worse from delayed/inaccessible
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