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Suicide attempts among adolescent girls surged by more than 50% during pandemic, CDC says

chameleonseye | iStock | Getty Images Suicide attempts surged among 12- to 17-year-olds, especially adolescent girls, during the Covid-19 pandemic and got worse the longer social distancing orders and government lockdowns persisted, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Emergency department visits at hospitals among adolescents were already increasing in… Read More »

COVID study uncovers a surprise: Health workers may be at less risk than others

Breadcrumb Trail Links News Health Canada Even unvaccinated health workers had a lower rate of lab-confirmed cases than the overall community – 1.33 per 10,000 person-days versus 1.96, researchers concluded Author of the article: Tom Blackwell Publishing date: May 27, 2021  •  3 hours ago  •  5 minute read  •  52 Comments “We’re just not seeing… Read More »

‘Better Than the Hospital’: Pandemic Boosts Care for Serious Illnesses at Home

Late last year, Janet Yetenekian was one of the thousands of people in Southern California whose case of covid-19 was serious enough to send her to the hospital. But Yetenekian’s recovery was not typical: She received hospital-level care in her own home in Glendale. “It was even better than the hospital,” Yetenekian said, laughing. “They… Read More »

U.S. is recording fewer than 30,000 daily new Covid cases for the first time in nearly a year

Michael Binparuis (15) of Nesconsit, New York, receives a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at Northwell Health’s Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New Hyde Park, New York, U.S., May 13, 2021. Shannon Stapleton | Reuters The U.S. is reporting an average of fewer than 30,000 new Covid cases per day… Read More »

Two times a year is better than four: people spend less time off ART if they only visit their clinic every six months, African study shows

A cluster-randomised study in Zambia and Malawi has confirmed that patients with stable, non-complicated HIV infection are less likely to have gaps in their supply of antiretroviral therapy (ART) if they only visit their clinic and get their medication every six months instead of every three months or less. The study found that 17.7% of… Read More »