COVID-19 and the Consequences of Anchoring Bias
Emerg Infect Dis. 2021 Aug;27(8):2235-2236. doi: 10.3201/eid2708.211107.ABSTRACTSuspicion of coronavirus disease in febrile patients might lead to anchoring bias, causing misdiagnosis of other infections for which epidemiologic risks are present. This bias has potentially severe consequences, illustrated by cases of human granulocytic anaplasmosis and Lyme disease in a pregnant woman and human granulocytic anaplasmosis in another person.PMID:34287136 | DOI:10.3201/eid2708.211107
We examined the association of depression with smartphone ownership in school children at four time points: September 2019, July 2020, December 2020, and March 2021. The analysis revealed an interaction between group and time, indicating that depressive symptoms among smartphone owners were significantly more severe than in the other group. These results were clearer for fourth-year students, pointing that smartphone possession at younger ages may be a risk factor for mental health in the new lifestyle caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Health law expert Timothy Jost delves into the Supreme Court’s recent rulings on the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccination mandates.
This study helps us understand how modifiable lifestyle factors affect the mental health and well-being of adolescents, and it can inform the development of interventions to protect youth during a major life stress. This is important now, as we continue to grapple with the pandemic, and also in futu re crisis response at the local or national level.”To read more on this topic, see thePsychiatric News article “Long-Term Impact of COVID-19 on Children, Adolescents Constitutes Public Health Emergency. ”(Image: iStock/piola666)One Week Left to Vote in APA ’s 2022 Election!The voting period for APA &rsqu...
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AbstractBackgroundBeneficial effects of hyaluronic acid (HA)-based selection of spermatozoa for intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) are still controversial and further studies are needed to categorize patients that might benefit from such a method.ObjectiveWe investigated whether HA sperm selection improved ICSI outcome of couples with previous ICSI cycle failure.Materials and MethodsIn this retrospective study we prospectively collected data of i) Group 1: 96 couples who performed one failed ICSI cycle ( “1st procedure ”, n = 96) followed by another ICSI cycle (“2nd procedure ”, n = 101); ii) G...
Booster shots of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines appear to be highly effective at preventing hospitalizations due to the Omicron variant, according to three new CDC studies.WebMD Health News
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According to the CDC, 330,000 assisted reproductive technology cycles were completed in 2019. But the pandemic interrupted these efforts for many couples.