Demystifying Medicine 2019: The Next Influenza Pandemic, and Ending the HIV/AIDS Pandemic; Follow the Science
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH). Published: 1/8/2019. This one-hour, 48-minute lecture on Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases: A Perpetual Challenge and The Next Influenza Pandemic includes two topics. Part one begins nine minutes in, with a presentation by Dr. Taubenberger, on The Next Influenza Pandemic: Remembering the Past and Planning for the Future, which describes previous influenza pandemics in history, the mortality impact of influenza pandemics, and if next influenza pandemic can be predicted. It discusses how the influenza A virus host range is quite diverse, how the virus can switch hosts, lessons learned from the 1918 influenza pandemic, and zoonotic avian influenza infections and the risk of a future pandemic. (Video or Multimedia)
A new report claims better federal government coordination is needed, along with an improved public health infrastructure, more tests, and better data on critical supplies.Medscape Medical News
AbstractObjectivesInvestigate whether or not race is associated with differences in hospitalization and survival to discharge among patients with coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) at the height of the pandemic in New York City (NYC).MethodsSingle-center retrospective cohort study of COVID-19 patients hospitalized at our university-affiliated NYC hospital from 3/10/20 through 4/13/20 with follow-up to 5/1/20. Our primary endpoint was hospitalization rate among patients with confirmed COVID-19 compared with the regional population based on race. Our secondary endpoint survival to discharge among hospitalized COVID-19 patie...
AbstractThe current health, political, and environmental crisis ongoing in Brazil and the advances of the impacts of COVID-19 in traditional populations (as indigenous andquilombolas) are not yet prioritized in the scientific production about the novel coronavirus. We performed spatial correlation analysis to map the clusters and outliers of COVID-19 in South of Brazil to identify indigenous andquilombolas communities impacted right now in the pandemic. We show that communities located nearby metropolitan areas and mid-sized cities are the most impacted by the COVID-19 and the advance of the transmission to inner states ma...
For the first time in Alabama's known history, the state's deaths have outpaced its births -- a bleak consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic.WebMD Health News
There is increasing evidence that blue spaces, particularly coastal environments, are beneficial for well-being. During the first-wave lockdown of the COVID-19 pandemic in Belgium, access to the coast was restricted due to restraint in circulation. Making use of this unique opportunity, this study investigated whether access and visits to the coast were positively associated with well-being by using a quasi-experimental design. The emotions of awe and nostalgia were studied as potential mediators between coastal visits and well-being. A total of 687 Flemish adults took part in an online survey that was launched end of Apri...
Identify virtual reality technologies that can be used in remote teaching and learning for dietetic interns.
Describe burnout in program directors of ACEND-accredited Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) programs.
Describe stressors experienced by RDNs and CDMs related to the COVID-19 pandemic during practice in long-term care and assisted living facilities.
Describe how the COVID-19 Pandemic-impacted weight, health behaviors, and professional practice of RDNs.