Colorado teens haven’t cut back on vaping, but experts see encouraging signs

Colorado teens are vaping at about the same rate they have been since 2015, but there are some signs that could change. The Healthy Kids Colorado survey, given every two years, asks middle and high school students about their behaviors and feelings related to drugs, sex, nutrition and other topics. The survey first included questions about vaping in 2015. In […]

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Dealing with the global tsunami of mental health problems during and post COVID-19

In a special session addressing global mental health before, during and after the COVID-19 pandemic held at the ESCMID Conference on Coronavirus Disease (ECCVID) Professor Vikram Patel (Harvard Medical School, U.S.) will present a new review of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on global mental health. He will explain: “Mental health problems were already a leading cause of suffering […]

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How to up your vitamin D intake – from the right foods to supplements

While there’s no need to overload your body with more vitamin D than it knows what to do with, there are plenty of benefits to making sure you’re getting enough. Not only have studies indicated that healthy levels of vitamin D could help the body fight coronavirus more effectively, but it is also important for keeping your bones, teeth and […]

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COVID-19 mutation may have helped it transmit, infect at a higher rate: study

The coronavirus is continuing to mutate, and a recent study believes one of the lastest strains could be more contagious. The study out of Houston was published Wednesday on the preprint server MedRxiv. It has not been peer-reviewed, meaning the research has yet to be evaluated and should not be used to guide clinical practice. The research found the mutation […]

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Adequate levels of vitamin D reduces complications, death among COVID-19 patients

Hospitalized COVID-19 patients who were vitamin D sufficient, with a blood level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D of at least 30 ng/mL (a measure of vitamin D status), had a significant decreased risk for adverse clinical outcomes including becoming unconscious, hypoxia (body starved for oxygen) and death. In addition, they had lower blood levels of an inflammatory marker (C-reactive protein) and higher […]

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CSU quarantines 900 students after wastewater monitoring detects COVID-19 in two dorms – The Denver Post

Students living in two dormitories at Colorado State University are being quarantined after wastewater monitoring revealed a “significantly high level” of COVID-19 within those campus residences, the university announced Thursday night in a communication to students. Five hundred students living in Braiden Hall and 400 in Summit Hall are under a mandatory quarantine, meaning students are not allowed to leave […]

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Worried about negative thoughts as a new parent? You’re not alone

If you believe what the media tells us, we should feel nothing apart from overwhelming love, gratitude and excitement immediately when our baby is born. Although becoming a new parent might indeed be a time of happiness, feeling a far more complex array of emotions is actually more common than you might think. Research shows that overall happiness actually drops […]

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New study highlights success of a mobile clinical and outreach van in helping people on the street with opioid addiction

A novel mobile health program created in early 2018 by the Kraft Center for Community Health at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has proven to be an effective model for bringing opioid addiction treatment services directly to marginalized individuals, particularly the homeless, a population that faces the highest risk of near-term death from drug overdose. The early success of the program, […]

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