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10-Apr-2024 10:05 AM EDT
Researchers Find No Link Between COVID-19 Virus and Development of Asthma in Children
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many families worried about the long-term effects posed by the SARS-COV-2 virus. Now, researchers found that a SARS-COV-2 infection likely does not increase the risk of asthma development in pediatric patients. The findings were published today in the journal Pediatrics.

Newswise: Aging adults stay home more, socialize less than pre-pandemic
Released: 10-Apr-2024 7:05 PM EDT
Aging adults stay home more, socialize less than pre-pandemic
University of Colorado Boulder

Four years after the U.S. began to slowly emerge from mandatory COVID-19 lockdowns, a study of 7,000 aging adults suggests that for many, life has never been the same.

Newswise: Testing environmental water to monitor COVID-19 spread in unsheltered encampments
29-Mar-2024 8:00 AM EDT
Testing environmental water to monitor COVID-19 spread in unsheltered encampments
American Chemical Society (ACS)

To better understand COVID-19’s spread during the pandemic, public health officials expanded wastewater surveillance. These efforts track SARS-CoV-2 levels and health risks among most people, but they miss people who live without shelter, a population particularly vulnerable to severe infection.

   
Released: 2-Apr-2024 1:05 PM EDT
Received the COVID-19 vaccine but still got the disease? What Your COVID-19 Antibodies May Reveal About Your Recovery
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

Wondering why some COVID-19 breakthrough cases feel milder than others? A groundbreaking study led by researchers at the Uniformed Services University (USU) sheds light on this phenomenon, offering insights into post-vaccination immunity dynamics.

26-Mar-2024 5:05 PM EDT
Mental Health Emergencies in Kids Were More Severe During the Pandemic
Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

A new study found that during the pandemic pediatric emergency departments (EDs) saw more children and adolescents who needed a psychiatric admission, as well as an increase in severe conditions, such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and substance use disorders.

Released: 1-Apr-2024 1:05 PM EDT
Georgia Tech Researchers Develop More Broadly Protective Coronavirus Vaccine
Georgia Institute of Technology

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Wisconsin-Madison have developed a new vaccine that offers broad protection against not only SARS-CoV-2 variants, but also other bat sarbecoviruses.

24-Mar-2024 8:00 PM EDT
Rutgers Racing to Develop Paxlovid Replacement
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

SARS-CoV-2 will eventually become resistant to the only effective oral treatment. The world needs another.

Newswise: Pandemic Education Disruptions Likely Had Little Impact on Anxiety Levels of Autistic Teenagers
Released: 27-Mar-2024 9:05 AM EDT
Pandemic Education Disruptions Likely Had Little Impact on Anxiety Levels of Autistic Teenagers
Southern Methodist University

Study finds autistic teens' anxiety levels remained consistent amid COVID-19 disruptions to education, whether in-person, remote or homeschooled.

   
Newswise: Pandemic course improved COVID-19 knowledge, study finds
Released: 26-Mar-2024 3:05 PM EDT
Pandemic course improved COVID-19 knowledge, study finds
Washington University in St. Louis

Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 1,300 students enrolled in a three-week summer immersion course, “The Pandemic: Science and Society,” at Washington University in St. Louis.

   
Released: 26-Mar-2024 3:05 PM EDT
Flu-Vaccine Education in the Emergency Department Helps People get their Shot
Thomas Jefferson University

Patient education about flu shot during a non-life threatening emergency department visit increases vaccination rates, especially in patients without regular primary care.



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