Although the state of the pandemic has been looking better in the United States recently, National Coordinator for Health IT Micky Tripathi says we’re not out of the woods yet. But technology can help ensure a more seamless response moving forward, he said. One job for inter-agency task forces, he noted, will be considering:… Read More »
Scientists say they are ‘concerned’ after high levels of ‘forever chemicals’ used in everything from cosmetics to take out containers found in the breast milk of US mothers – up to 2,000 TIMES greater than what is declared safe in drinking water A new study looked at breast milk samples from 50 U.S. mothers and… Read More »
Their study, published last Thursday in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, found a statistically significant increase in clinic and hospital visits by patients who reported respiratory illnesses as early as the week of December 22. The first known case of Covid-19 in the US was thought to be a patient in Washington who had… Read More »
There have been multiple studies over last year showing increased anxiety and depression in certain populations as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is clear that some members of the population may be more susceptible to psychological distress than others. Because pregnant and postpartum women face unique challenges in the context of the COVID-19… Read More »
A study conducted in Malawi has shown that near point-of-care technologies have the capacity to improve viral-load testing, increase the frequency and quality of clinical action and reduce the costs incurred by outpatients in HIV clinics. Near point-of-care assays allow HIV viral-load tests to be conducted within hours of sample collection at the same health… Read More »
High initiation and persistence on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has been documented in pregnant women in Cape Town, South Africa, with 91% of those offered PrEP starting it and nearly half of those continuing to take PrEP six months later. While women who had given birth and those reporting side effects were less likely to stay… Read More »
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