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Study: Latinx students experienced higher rates of depression and anxiety during the pandemic

Latinx children in the US experienced higher rates of depression and anxiety during the Covid-19 pandemic, a new study shows, as experts state the "pressing need" to examine the long-term impact. Findings, published today in the peer-reviewed Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, follow the examination of early adolescent school data from the first…

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What impact does BMI have on the psychological health of oldest old individuals?

A recent study published in the PLOS ONE Journal aimed to determine the association of mental health issues associated with body mass index (BMI) and gender in the oldest old population. ​​​​​​​ Study:  The impact of BMI on psychological health in oldest old individuals–Are there differences between women and men?   Image Credit:VGstockstudio/…

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The mortality gap during the COVID-19 pandemic: an increase in excess deaths in the US relative to peer West European countries

In a recent study published in the PLOS ONE journal, researchers assessed the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic on the mortality gap between individuals in the US and Europe. Study: The Covid-19 pandemic and the expansion of the mortality gap between the United States and its European peers. Image Credit:…

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What is the relationship between COVID-19 vaccination and the occurrence of long-COVID symptomatology?

In a recent study published in the Scientific Reports Journal, researchers evaluated the incidence of long coronavirus disease (COVID) symptoms among COVID 2019 (COVID-19) patients in Palestine who visited government clinics. They also aimed to determine the association between severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) vaccination and long COVID symptom development. …

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Combating vaccine fatigue: Study offers actionable steps to boost acceptance

To date, the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the causal agent of the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, has claimed more than 6.8 million lives worldwide. An effective COVID-19 vaccine is a powerful tool to contain the current pandemic. At present, several vaccines are commercially available in many countries throughout the world; however,…

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How does acute COVID-19 or COVID vaccination affect menstruation?

In a recent study published in the iScience journal, researchers examined the potential impact of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination and disease on changes in the menstrual cycle. Study:  A retrospective case-control study on menstrual cycle changes following COVID-19 vaccination and disease . Image Credit: Pixel-Shot/ Background Considerable public apprehension has arisen…

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Do two or more mRNA vaccine doses provide additional protection in patients with prior COVID-19 infection?

In a recent article published in the Open Forum Infectious Diseases, researchers conducted a retrospective cohort study among vaccinated and unvaccinated coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients between December 16, 2020, and March 15, 2022, in the United States of America (USA). Study: Hybrid immunity provides protective advantage over vaccination or prior remote COVID-19…

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The breadth of immune responses following COVID-19 vaccination in hematology patients with diseases and treatments impacting B cell immunity

A study published in Cell Reports Medicine describes that coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines induce strong T cell response in blood cancer patients, irrespective of antibody response and B cell numbers. Study: Robust SARS-CoV-2 T cell responses with common TCRαβ motifs towards COVID-19 vaccines in haematological malignancy patients impacting B cell immunity. Image…

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