Public health

Repeated vaccination against COVID-19 can improve public health outcomes

A recent study published in medRxiv* preprint server suggests that repeated vaccination at frequent intervals could improve coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine efficacy and pandemic trajectory. She studies: The impact of vaccination frequency on COVID-19 public health outcomes: A model-based analysis. Image Credit: M-Photos/Shutterstock Background COVID-19 vaccines, developed in record time and speed, have shown …

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US spends most on health care, but has worst health outcomes among high-income countries, finds new report

Cnn — The US spends more on health care than any other high-income country, but still has the lowest life expectancy at birth and the highest rate of people with multiple chronic diseases, according to a new Commonwealth report Fund, an independent research group. The report, released on Tuesday, also said that compared with similar …

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It has been three years since the first case of Covid-19 in the United States. What have we learned and what else do we need to understand?

Cnn — It has been three years since the first case of Covid-19 was diagnosed in the United States on January 20, 2020. Since then, nearly 1.1 million Americans have died from the coronavirus; the United States has reported 102 million cases of Covid, more than any other country, according to Johns Hopkins University. Both …

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Japan considers the downgrade of Covid-19 to be on the same level as the seasonal flu

Tokyo Cnn — Japan will consider downgrading Covid-19 to the same category as seasonal flu this spring, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida announced on Friday. Kishida said he has instructed health ministry officials to discuss the move and that his administration will also review rules on masks and other pandemic measures. “In order to further advance …

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Eric Adams says it’s time to speak up about women’s health

Mayor Eric Adams said Tuesday it was time to end the “taboo” and speak candidly about the “vagina” and women’s health. “We can talk about erectile dysfunction but not about clitoral stimulation: something is wrong. Something is wrong,” Adams said in her surprise vagina monologue at City Hall. Hizzoner enlivened conservation as her health care …

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CDC identifies possible safety issue with Pfizer’s updated Covid-19 vaccine, but says people should still be boosted

Cnn — The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday that there is a possible safety concern with the bivalent Covid-19 vaccine made by Pfizer and BioNTech, but that it is unlikely to pose any real risk. The agency said it continues to recommend people stay up-to-date with Covid-19 vaccines. The CDC …

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How worried should people be about the XBB.1.5 variant of Covid? Our medical analyst explains

Cnn — A new variant of Covid-19, XBB.1.5, is spreading rapidly in the United States. In December 2022, the percentage of new Covid-19 infections due to this offshoot of Omicron increased from 4 percent to 18 percent, according to a Jan. 6 release from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and is expected …

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Healthcare is in crisis. The New York nurses’ strike is just the latest sign

New York Cnn — Naniaka Camara grew up near Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx in New York and remembers going there for her medical care. She has been a nurse in Montefiore for three years, she still lives a few minutes from the hospital and she often knows the patients in her neighborhood that she …

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Have people used mental health services more during the COVID-19 pandemic?

In a recent study published in JAMA Health ForumResearchers explored mental health service utilization rates among adults during the 2019 coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Study: Mental health service utilization rates among commercially insured adults in the United States during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Image Credit: Rawpixel.com/Shutterstock Background Overall, one in five Americans suffers …

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Healthcare is in crisis. The New York nurses’ strike is just the latest sign

New York Cnn — Naniaka Camara grew up near Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx in New York and remembers going there for her medical care. She has been a nurse in Montefiore for three years, she still lives a few minutes from the hospital and she often knows the patients in her neighborhood that she …

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