COVID-19

Belief in false information is a mental health problem | Science | In-depth reporting on science and technology | DW

One study found that people who believe in false information about the COVID-19 pandemic are more likely to suffer from symptoms of anxiety and depression. “Our study shows the potential negative impact of false beliefs about COVID-19 on mental health,” said the lead researcher of the study. Paweł Debski. But the study does not show …

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Florida health official is criticized for lengthy comment on COVID

Florida Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo has agreed with Republican Governor Ron DeSantis when it comes to COVID-19, including a March announcement. “The Florida Department of Health will be the first state to officially recommend COVID-19 vaccines for healthy children,” said Florida surgeon general Joseph Ladapo. But after meeting with the US House Select Committee on …

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Florida Health Dept. responds to the Congressional Subcommittee on COVID Vaccines for Children

YOU LOVE ME – The Florida Department of Health responded Wednesday to a House Select subcommittee to explain its position on ordering coronavirus vaccines for children under five. The Congressional subcommittee requested a briefing on June 17 in a letter sent to Governor Ron DeSantis, explaining the state’s decision not to order the vaccine or …

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C-POLAR ™ Technologies, Inc. is launched in the United States

Business consolidation of C-POLAR ™ Biotech Limited Hong Kong and Polarität LLC completed C-POLARTM Technologies, Inc. launches itself as an international leader in bioprotection against viruses and microorganisms, setting the new standard in health and safety with revolutionary technology that has been shown to stop, inactivate and eradicate up to 99.9% of viruses and microorganisms. …

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The company that redesigns behavioral health for patients and therapists

Mental well-being AdobeStock_404652271 640 With the sharp decline in mental health across America in recent years, the behavioral health space has been ripe for innovation. One company that has been at the forefront before the pandemic even started is SonderMind, headquartered in Denver. I recently sat down with Mark Frank, founder and CEO of SonderMind, …

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The first 5 Minutes ™ Health Equity Initiative is launched in Bexar County

Aiming to improve patient care, the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) launches the First 5 Minutes ™, an empathic health care initiative, on June 18 in Bexar County, Texas. The First 5 Minutes ™ focuses on: Up to 24 Texas-based practicing physicians will participate in this in-person pilot training program at the University of …

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Residents say China has used the health tracker for crowd control

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) – Angry bank customers who went to a central Chinese city to recover their savings from ailing rural banks were stopped by a mobile health app. Chinese residents must have the health app, which displays a code indicating their health status, including possible exposure to COVID-19. A green code is required to …

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German health minister suggests stricter rules for winter COVID | News | DW

The German health minister on Friday recommended that Germans still wear masks in public places indoors, although for the time being this would be on a voluntary basis. However, Health Minister Karl Lauterbach said the country should be preparing again for stricter coronavirus rules as the winter months approach. What exactly did he say? Lauterbach …

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AMA tries to fight against health professionals who spread disinformation

In reaction to doctors and other health professionals spreading misinformation and lies during the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Medical Association has adopted a policy aimed at both countering misinformation and holding accountable to their professional advice. False claims made by health professionals can be directly linked to topics such as the promotion of unproven COVID-19 …

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How this Bay Area boutique beauty business has thrived over the past decade

Beauty business AdobeStock_188005025 The direct-to-consumer boom among big-box retailers has independent stores and retailers working overtime to differentiate themselves in the competitive and ever-changing market. To get a better understanding of how boutique beauty retailers thrive today, I sat down with Dara Kennedy CEO and founder of Ayla; an independent beauty shop with a loyal …

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