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New York City nurses experienced anxiety, depression during first wave of COVID-19: Study – ANI News

New York City nurses experienced anxiety, depression during first wave of COVID-19: Study – ANI News

ANI | Updated: Apr 29, 2021 14:30 IST New York [US], April 29 (ANI): New York nurses caring for COVID-19 patients during the first wave of the pandemic experienced anxiety, depression, and illness--but steps their hospitals took to protect them and support from their coworkers helped buffer against the stressful conditions, according to a study led by researchers at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing."A critical part of the public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic should be supporting the mental health of our frontline workers. Our study demonstrates that institutional resources--such as support staff relationships, professional development, providing temporar...
COVID-19 and beyond: Vaccinating Asias aging population – World Economic Forum

COVID-19 and beyond: Vaccinating Asias aging population – World Economic Forum

As the population of Asia continues to age, effective access to vaccines beyond just COVID-19 is important. A large proportion of Asia's older generation are not vaccinated from basic diseases, like influenza. Three pillars of focus are critical for the region to collectively address the challenges hindering life-course immunization. It is a well-known fact that the population in Asia is aging. In this region, the proportion of the population aged over 65 is predicted to nearly double, from 7.73 percent in 2015 to 15.49 percent in 2035. Asia accounted for only 44 percent of the global older adult population in 1950, but by 2050, this share is projected to increase to 62 percent. Simply put, within the next few decades, Asia is poised to bec...
COVID causing strokes among the young and healthy, global study indicates – The Times of Israel

COVID causing strokes among the young and healthy, global study indicates – The Times of Israel

There has been a hidden phenomenon of COVID-19 causing strokes, including among people who would never normally be at risk, a research project by doctors from Israel and 31 other countries indicates. Their study, newly released in the peer-reviewed journal Stroke, observed that one in four COVID-positive stroke patients are under 55, and the same proportion lacked obvious vascular risk factors like high blood pressure, diabetes or smoking. This is unusually high. Normally, 10 to 15 percent of stroke patients are aged 18 to 50, and the figure is assumed to be similar when the age range is expanded to under 55s. Get The Times of Israel's Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories Free Si...
Is Plasma Donation Effective Enough to Fight COVID-19? Doctors Speak – The Better India

Is Plasma Donation Effective Enough to Fight COVID-19? Doctors Speak – The Better India

The Better India has launched a ‘Plasma Donor Registration‘ drive to encourage those eligible to sign up for donations and provide a single-point resource for those looking for Plasma donations. Blood Plasma Therapy can help prevent COVID-19 patients from going onto ventilators and is helpful in specific timeframes for those infected by the Coronavirus. We will verify the details of those signing up for the donations and highlight their availability and region, so those in urgent need can get the help they need as soon as possible. If you, or someone you know, has recovered from a COVID-19 attack in the parameters mentioned below, kindly do consider signing up. Sign up today! Amid the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, numerous posts and stories have flooded social media,...
Brazilian coronavirus variant may be more transmissible, evade immunity: Study – Economic Times

Brazilian coronavirus variant may be more transmissible, evade immunity: Study – Economic Times

The P.1 coronavirus variant, which originated in Brazil, is likely to be more transmissible than other strains of SARS-CoV-2, and might be able to evade immunity gained from previous infection with the virus, according to a modelling study. The research, published in the journal Science, used data from Manaus city in Brazil to characterise P.1 and its properties, including 184 samples of genetic sequencing data. Manaus is facing a massive second wave outbreak, with high number of daily deaths and instances of the health care systems collapsing. The researchers from University of Copenhagen in Denmark and colleagues in Brazil found that genetically speaking P.1 is different from the previous strains of coronavirus. It has acquired 17 mutations including an important trio of mutation...
Explained: Difference Between Antibody and RT-PCR Tests & How to Read Covid-19 Reports – News18

Explained: Difference Between Antibody and RT-PCR Tests & How to Read Covid-19 Reports – News18

While most symptoms of Covid-19 resemble that of a common cold or flu, a test helps to determine if at all it is coronavirus or some other viral infection. At the same time in the second wave, false negatives have added to the uncertainty. The RT-PCR report might be negative, but your symptoms, like body ache, headache and shortness of breath, can be indicative of Covid-19. The experts are now suggesting to isolate and start medication on the basis of these symptoms only, irrespective of the test report. Despite that, the government and health experts have reiterated on several occasions that testing, apart from tracing and vaccinating, are important to help break the chain of covid-19 infections. Once symptoms emerge, isolate and get tested, experts say. A Covid test typically uses ...
My COVID story: I experienced excessive thirst, dry mouth and bloating – Times of India

My COVID story: I experienced excessive thirst, dry mouth and bloating – Times of India

Jagjit Singh, a 40-year-old healthy man, was confident that COVID-19 could not affect him. He assumed that he had already been infected and that he was cured due to his strong immunity. However, not only did he suffer from debilitating symptoms after getting infected but also experienced severe post-COVID symptoms. he believes he can help people by narrating his experience and wishes everyone good health The world has been suffering from COVID for more than a year. It has changed the meaning of life in the present time. You cannot roam around on the road, in the parks, or travel without fear of getting infected. Apart from the infection, it has also affected people, psychologically. When the cases began to rise last year, I remained alert and took precautions like wearing a mask an...
Young People Can Get COVID-19 Reinfection, Vaccination Necessary: Study – SheThePeople

Young People Can Get COVID-19 Reinfection, Vaccination Necessary: Study – SheThePeople

COVID-19 Reinfection: If young individuals have had COVID-19 infection in the past, it does not entirely save them from having reinfection, a study by Lancet proved. The vaccination was also stated as necessary in order to boost immune response and to reduce the severity of the disease. In an observational research study conducted by The Lancet Respiratory Medicine journal, about 3,000 healthy individuals of the US Marines Corps in the age group of 18 to 20 years were monitored. The Marine recruits were made to go through an unsupervised quarantine of two weeks before a supervised quarantine of the same duration. An antibody test was carried out to determine which of the recruits had been COVID-19 in the past and which of them had developed antibodies after being infected by the virus. Th...