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CDC's New COVID Rules Mark Change in the Pandemic, How We Live
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/979225

Aug 15th, 2022 - Aug. 12, 2022 – After more than 2 years, 90-plus million cases, and more than 1 million deaths, the United States is entering a new, potentially less scary, phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. The CDC on Thursday said most Americans no longer need to social distance or quarantine, and kids no longer need to "test to stay" in school. The change in federal policy toward the virus is a key moment in w...

STIs during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Hungary: Gonorrhea as a Potential Indicator of Sex...
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19159627
International Journal of Environmental Research and Publi... Lőrincz K, Meznerics FA et. al.

Aug 13th, 2022 - The social distancing measures introduced due to the COVID-19 pandemic may have affected the sexual behavior of the population. We collected data retrospectively from the National STD Center of Hungary. The overall patient influx data of the STD Center and the number of patients diagnosed with syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea infections were assessed in the three-month period of 2020 when the...

A Spatial Adaptation Strategy for Safe Campus Open Spaces during the COVID-19 Pandemic:...
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19159390
International Journal of Environmental Research and Publi... Manifesty OR, Lee J

Aug 13th, 2022 - Open spaces on campus offer various opportunities for students. However, the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has affected students' comfort when occupying open spaces on campus. The purpose of this study is to investigate possible spatial adaptation strategies for safe campus open spaces during the COVID-19 pandemic. For this research, a case study was conducted using a mixed methodolog...

The COVID-19 Pandemic and Ophthalmic Care: A Qualitative Study of Patients with Neovasc...
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19159488
International Journal of Environmental Research and Publi... O'Connor SR, Treanor C et. al.

Aug 13th, 2022 - Concerns have been expressed about the relationship between reduced levels of health care utilisation and the COVID-19 pandemic. This study aimed to elicit and explore the views of patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and their ophthalmic care. Semi-structured telephone interviews were conducted with thirty-five patients with nAMD tak...

The Lived Experiences of Women without COVID-19 in Breastfeeding Their Infants during t...
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19159511
International Journal of Environmental Research and Publi... Yip KH, Yip YC et. al.

Aug 13th, 2022 - The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak in 2020 has led to several changes and disturbances in the daily lives of the general public. Particularly for new (first-time) mothers, there has been a significant impact on the practices of raising and feeding their babies. Social distancing measures everywhere have made mothers hesitant to breastfeed their babies anywhere else but at home. Co...

Social connection and gene regulation during the COVID-19 pandemic: Divergent patterns ...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2022.105885
Psychoneuroendocrinology Snodgrass JG, Bendeck S et. al.

Aug 13th, 2022 - Social connection has been linked to reduced disease risk and enhanced antiviral immunity, but it is unclear whether online social connections have similar effects to those previously documented for in-person/offline social relationships, or whether online connections can substitute for in-person social relations when the latter are restricted. We examined this question in the context of the CO...

Flexibility of Ballet Dancers in COVID-19 Pandemic: A Prospective Observational Study i...
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19159235
International Journal of Environmental Research and Publi... Batista A, Neto E et. al.

Aug 13th, 2022 - The aim of this study was to verify how dancers' flexibility work has developed during confinement through four assessment moments: before, during (two times), and after the lockdown period. The sample was formed by 18 dancers from the Porto Dance Conservatory (Portugal) with an average age of 11.4 ± 1.4 years and 1.4 ± 0.7 years of experience. To assess the passive and active flexibility level...

Children's anxiety and parenting self-efficacy during the COVID-19-related home confine...
https://doi.org/10.1111/cch.13041
Child: Care, Health and Development; Tatsiopoulou P, Holeva V et. al.

Aug 12th, 2022 - The COVID-19 crisis influenced the lives of families and preschoolers, worldwide. School closures and restriction measures introduced distance learning for preschoolers and remote working for parents. Social distancing narrowed opportunities to meet with peers and enjoy leisure activities. Additionally, social and mental services closures limited young children's accessibility to mental, speech...

Perceived stress of individuals with disabilities in the United States during COVID-19.
https://doi.org/10.1037/rep0000463
Rehabilitation Psychology; Sheppard-Jones K, Ayers K et. al.

Aug 12th, 2022 - This study was conducted to better understand how COVID-19 has impacted the stress, resiliency, and quality of life of people with disabilities near the height of the first surge of the COVID-19 pandemic in the summer of 2020. An online survey of 990 individuals who self-identified as having at least one disability in the United States was conducted. Quality of life, coping/resilience skills, n...

Global monitoring of public interest in preventive measures against COVID-19 via analys...
https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-060715
BMJ Open; Ito T

Aug 12th, 2022 - The COVID-19 pandemic has influenced people's concerns regarding infectious diseases and their preventive measures. However, the magnitude of the impact and the difference between countries are unclear. This study aimed to assess the magnitude of the impact of COVID-19 on public interest and people's behaviours globally in preventing infectious diseases while comparing international trends and ...

Infection prevention practices and its associated factors among hospital workers in a n...
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0272856
PloS One; Manandhar Shrestha R, Inoue Y et. al.

Aug 12th, 2022 - While healthcare workers (HCWs) are at risk of occupational exposure to SARS-CoV-2 infection, the virus transmission involving them might be exceeding in the non-occupational settings. This study examined the extent of adherence to infection prevention practices (IPPs) against COVID-19 in their daily life and its associated factors among staff members in a national medical center designated for...

CDC Ends Some COVID Safety Rules, Emphasizes Personal Risk
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/979109

Aug 11th, 2022 - Editor's note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape's Coronavirus Resource Center. The CDC today announced that because the risk of "medically significant" COVID-19 has decreased, some overall public health measures the agency initially recommended may no longer be necessary. For example, CDC recommendations on social distancing, quarantining and testing children for COVID-19 ...

Severe Vitamin D Deficiency in Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder During the COVID-19 ...
https://doi.org/10.1097/DBP.0000000000001096
Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics : JDBP; Ganta A, S Pillai S et. al.

Aug 10th, 2022 - Decrease in sunlight exposure during periods of social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic increased the risk of severe manifestations of vitamin D deficiency (VDD) in a particular "high-risk" population. Our objective was to highlight the importance of vitamin D screening in youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and restrictive eating. We describe 3 adolescent male patients with ASD wh...

The effect of COVID-19 on breast cancer care and treatment in North America: A scoping ...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9347185
American Journal of Surgery; Kripalani S, Kulshreshta S et. al.

Aug 10th, 2022 - Breast Cancer (BC) is the most common cancer in women in the United States. The COVID-19 pandemic affected healthcare delivery throughout North America. Breast cancer diagnosis and management was similarly affected. We conducted a scoping review to determine the impact of COVID-19 on BC care and the impact on patients' well-being. Our review found that the pandemic led to changes in screenings,...

The impact of stay-at-home regulations on adolescents' feelings of loneliness and inter...
https://doi.org/10.1002/jad.12084
Journal of Adolescence; Barbieri M, Mercado E

Aug 9th, 2022 - The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the daily social lives of adolescents by severely limiting social interactions which likely heightened levels of loneliness and a variety of internalizing symptoms. However, little is known about how social distancing adherence and subsequent stress caused by the novel social regulations impact adolescents' feelings of loneliness, and later mental health difficul...

The Effect of Social Determinants of Health on Telemedicine Access During the COVID-19 ...
https://doi.org/10.3928/19382359-20220606-04
Pediatric Annals; Romain CV, Trinidad S et. al.

Aug 9th, 2022 - Social determinants of health contribute to inequalities in access to care and inferior outcomes in pediatric populations. Before the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, telemedicine was shown to be an effective tool to bridge the gap between health care providers and rural or underserved populations. The pandemic has rapidly changed the current landscape of health care. Telemedicine ...

Breastfeeding mobile application for mothers with gestational diabetes mellitus: design...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9360707
BMC Public Health; Park S, Kwak E et. al.

Aug 9th, 2022 - Mothers and babies with gestational diabetes have an increased risk of diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular complications. Breastfeeding is known to help reduce complications in mothers and babies with gestational diabetes. However, the rate of breastfeeding among mothers with gestational diabetes is still low due to various barriers. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to develop a mobil...

Lockdowns exert selection pressure on overdispersion of SARS-CoV-2 variants.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9338171
Epidemics Nielsen BF, Eilersen A et. al.

Aug 9th, 2022 - The SARS-CoV-2 ancestral strain has caused pronounced superspreading events, reflecting a disease characterized by overdispersion, where about 10% of infected people cause 80% of infections. New variants of the disease have different person-to-person variability in viral load, suggesting for example that the Alpha (B.1.1.7) variant is more infectious but relatively less prone to superspreading....

Risk factors for anxiety and depression among pregnant women during COVID-19 pandemic -...
https://doi.org/10.1002/ijgo.14388
International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics: the ... Kajdy A, Sys D et. al.

Aug 7th, 2022 - Mind-COVID is a prospective cross-sectional study aimed to assess risk factors for anxiety and depression among pregnant women during the COVID-19 pandemic. This study compares outcomes in middle-income economies and high-income economies. 7,102 pregnant women from 12 high-income economies and 9 middle-income economies were included. The web-based survey used two standardised instruments, GAD-7...

COVID-19 burden among unaccompanied minors in United States custody.
https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciac636
Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication Of... Foppiano Palacios C, Tucker EW et. al.

Aug 6th, 2022 - Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, crowded and unsanitary living conditions lacking medical expertise made U.S. detention centers hotbeds for infectious disease outbreaks. There have been 30,000 COVID-19 cases, positivity rates exceeding 50%, and nine deaths in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody, but the extent of disease among children under the care of the Office of Refugee Resett...