Fear of needles could be a hurdle to COVID-19 vaccination, but here are ways to overcome it

As progress continues toward finding a vaccine that prevents COVID-19, millions of Americans are frightened at even the notion of getting a shot: Studies suggest 63% of young adults—those born in 2000 or later—fear needles. As a physician trained in pediatrics, I think we found the answer for the huge rise in needle phobia. Now—and even more critical: What might […]

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You Aren't Imagining It: Moms Are Doing More Childcare During Lockdown

We’re not imagining it: However lopsided our “work-life-balance” was before the coronavirus, it’s almost certainly a mess with kids at home from school and camp. A recent study of parents in England found that women are bearing the brunt of this new situation. Not only have more women become unemployed than men, but those who are working are still doing […]

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No evidence blanket ‘do-not-resuscitate’ orders for COVID-19 patients are necessary

It’s inappropriate to consider blanket do-not-resuscitate orders for COVID-19 patients because adequate data is not yet available on U.S. survival rates for in-hospital resuscitation of COVID-19 patients and data from China may not relate to U.S. patients, according to a new article published today in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal. There is a presumption that COVID-19 […]

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Lockdown ease could lead to tens of thousands of excess deaths unless vulnerable are protected

The risk of death among people with health conditions, such as heart disease or diabetes, is five times higher than in people without underlying conditions and easing the lockdown must take into account this clinical vulnerability, according to new UCL-led research. The study, published today in The Lancet, analyzed 3.8 million health records and found that between 37,000 and 73,000 […]

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