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Small Study Shows Heart Damage After COVID-19 Uncommon in College Athletes
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Small Study Shows Heart Damage After COVID-19 Uncommon in College Athletes

In a small study, researchers found college athletes who contracted COVID-19 rarely had cardiac complications. Most had mild COVID symptoms that did not require treatment, and in a small percentage of those with abnormal cardiac testing, there was no evidence of heart damage on special imaging tests. All athletes returned to sports without any health...

Living in a Majority-Black Neighborhood Linked to Severe Maternal Morbidity
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Living in a Majority-Black Neighborhood Linked to Severe Maternal Morbidity

Residents in majority-Black neighborhoods experience higher rates of severe pregnancy-related health problems than those living in predominantly-white areas, according to a new study of pregnancies at a Philadelphia-based health system, which was led by researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The findings, published in Obstetrics and Gynecology, suggest that...

The COVID-19 Pandemic Has Been Linked with Six Unhealthy Eating Behaviors
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The COVID-19 Pandemic Has Been Linked with Six Unhealthy Eating Behaviors

A new probe into the lingering impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic revealed correlations to six unhealthy eating behaviors, according to a study by the University of Minnesota Medical School and School of Public Health. Researchers say the most concerning finding indicates a slight increase or the re-emergence of eating disorders, which kill roughly 10,200 people...

Factors That May Predict Next Pandemic
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Factors That May Predict Next Pandemic

Humans are creating or exacerbating the environmental conditions that could lead to further pandemics, new University of Sydney research finds. Modelling from the Sydney School of Veterinary Science suggests pressure on ecosystems, climate change and economic development are key factors associated with the diversification of pathogens (disease-causing agents, like viruses and bacteria). This has potential...

Fear of COVID-19 Is Killing Patients with Other Serious Diseases
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Fear of COVID-19 Is Killing Patients with Other Serious Diseases

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Joseph S. Alpert, MD, Editor-in-Chief of The American Journal of Medicine, has observed that although non-COVID inpatients suffered from the usual mix of conditions such as heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations, the Internal Medicine inpatient population was distinctly different from what he had seen over the past decades. They were...

In America, Covid Vaccine Eligibility Is a ‘Crazy Quilt’ of State Rules
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In America, Covid Vaccine Eligibility Is a ‘Crazy Quilt’ of State Rules

In North Carolina, the nation’s leading tobacco producer, any adult who has smoked more than 100 cigarettes in their lifetime can now be vaccinated against covid. In Florida, people under 50 with underlying health conditions can get vaccinated only if they have written permission from their doctor. In Mississippi, more than 30,000 covid vaccine appointments...

COVID-19 Denial Depends on a Population’s Trust in Social Institutions
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COVID-19 Denial Depends on a Population’s Trust in Social Institutions

An international team of scholars studied how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted Europeans’ stress levels and their trust in their national governments and the healthcare systems. They found that respondents were most stressed by the state of the national economy, and only after that, by the risk of catching COVID-19 and possibly being hospitalized. The...

COVID-19 Pandemic Impacts Mental Health Worldwide
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COVID-19 Pandemic Impacts Mental Health Worldwide

A study conducted at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health reports a high global prevalence of both depression and anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic and shows how implementation of mitigation strategies including public transportation and school closures, and stay-at-home orders impacted such disorders. The results are published in Psychological Medicine. “Our research found an elevated...

Novel Coronavirus Circulated Undetected Months Before First COVID-19 Cases in Wuhan, China
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Novel Coronavirus Circulated Undetected Months Before First COVID-19 Cases in Wuhan, China

Using molecular dating tools and epidemiological simulations, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues at the University of Arizona and Illumina, Inc., estimate that the SARS-CoV-2 virus was likely circulating undetected for at most two months before the first human cases of COVID-19 were described in Wuhan, China in late-December...