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On-the-job psychosocial stressors increase risk for sickness absence due to mental disorders

April 1, 2020
Psychosocial stressors at work were linked to a higher risk for sickness absence among workers because of a mental disorder, according to results of…

Q&A: COVID-19 disrupts 2020 census

April 1, 2020
The negative downstream effects of the COVID-19 pandemic may extend to the United States census, a business and economy expert told Healio Primary…
In the Journals

Patients with COVID-19 may shed virus after symptom resolution

March 31, 2020
In a small study conducted in China, many patients with mild cases of COVID-19 infection continued to test positive for the virus up to 8 day after…
In the Journals

'Every clinician is also a patient': Study shows psychological impact of COVID-19 pandemic on health care workers

March 31, 2020
Health care workers in Wuhan and other regions of China reported experiencing psychological burden related to the novel coronavirus pandemic…
Meeting News

‘Genetics is not destiny’: Lifetime CVD risk prediction varies by exposure to elevated LDL, BP

March 28, 2020
Regardless of polygenic risk score for CAD, lifetime risk for CVD varies greatly depending on exposure to elevated LDL and systolic BP, according to…
In the Journals

Severity, features of late-life depression differ according to racial/ethnic group

March 26, 2020
Researchers observed significant racial and ethnic differences in late-life depression severity, item-level symptom burden and depression care among…
Feature

‘Big strain’ on blood supply amid COVID-19 pandemic could force difficult decisions

March 26, 2020
The American Red Cross, as well as cancer centers and hospitals across the country, have issued an emergency call for blood donors because of a…

Insulin manufacturers: Supplies stable, but ‘plan ahead’

March 25, 2020
The three U.S. manufacturers of insulin are reporting stable supplies of all diabetes medications as fears of drug shortages rise, though the…
Feature

‘People need to stop dragging their feet’: Using telehealth during COVID-19 pandemic

March 25, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across the United States, increasing numbers of practices and hospitals are turning to telehealth to…
Cover Story

Climate change: A growing threat to children’s health

Infectious Diseases in Children, March 2020
According to WHO, Earth has warmed approximately 0.85°C over the last 130 years — with each of the past 3 decades being successively warmer…

World TB Day: WHO urges TB prevention scale-up in new recommendations

March 24, 2020
WHO has issued updated guidance meant to decrease the development and transmission of tuberculosis in conjunction with World TB Day, which is…
Point/Counter

What is the United States’ single greatest weakness in its pandemic preparedness?

March 24, 2020
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD, MSc, declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11, citing “alarming levels of spread and…
In the JournalsPerspective

Tofu, isoflavones decrease CHD risk

March 23, 2020
Eating higher quantities of tofu and isoflavones lowers the risk for CHD, especially in young women or postmenopausal women who do not use hormones…
In the Journals

Liver cancer rates rise in developed countries, elderly populations

March 23, 2020
Primary liver cancer rates continue to increase in many regions of the world despite extensive efforts to prevent the disease, according to study…
Feature

ACA turns 10: Experts reflect on the law’s impact on health care

March 23, 2020
The Affordable Care Act was signed into law 10 years ago today. In a recent video released by Protect Our Care, a group that wants to preserve the…

CDC: Overall opioid-involved drug overdose deaths decline

March 19, 2020
From 2017 to 2018, the rate of all drug overdose deaths decreased 4.1%, prescription opioid-involved overdose deaths decreased 13.5% and heroin…
In the JournalsPerspective

Clinical manifestations of COVID-19 appear to be less severe in children

March 17, 2020
Newly published study findings showed that children are susceptible to COVID-19, but generally have less severe symptoms than adults. In a study…
Breaking News

Clinical trial of COVID-19 vaccine begins

March 16, 2020
A phase 1 clinical trial to assess an investigational vaccine for COVID-19 has begun at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in…

Trump declares national emergency to fight COVID-19

March 13, 2020
President Donald J. Trump declared a national emergency today in response to COVID-19, a move he said will provide $50 billion to fight the…
In the Journals

Sex-specific designs may improve women’s participation in cardiac rehab

March 13, 2020
Understanding specific needs of women may enhance cardiac rehabilitation programs, according to a study published in the European Journal of
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