Inaccessible Telehealth Apps Don ’t Just Exclude – They’re A Matter Of Life And Death
Telehealth platforms and digital healthcare products have exploded over the past two years, fuelled by the Covid-19 pandemic. Failing to ensure that these solutions are fully accessible to people with disabilities is not just a matter of social injustice – it will, in the long run, cost lives. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 29, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Gus Alexiou, Contributor Tags: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion /diversity-equity-inclusion Leadership /leadership Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Source Type: news

South Korea Approves First Domestically Developed COVID-19 Vaccine
SEOUL, South Korea — Health officials in South Korea on Wednesday approved the country’s first domestically developed COVID-19 vaccine for people 18 years or older, adding another public health tool in the fight against a prolonged pandemic. In clinical trials involving some 4,000 participants in South Korea and five other countries, SK Bioscience’s two-dose SKYCovione vaccine appeared to be more effective than the broadly used AstraZeneca shots in building immunity against infections, officials at South Korea’s Food and Drug Safety Ministry said. It isn’t immediately clear how officials will ...
Source: TIME: Health - June 29, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kim Tong-hyung / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 overnight wire Source Type: news

Correlates of past year suicidal thoughts among sexual and gender minority young adults: a machine learning analysis - Kundu A, Fu R, Grace D, Logie C, Abramovich A, Baskerville B, Yager C, Schwartz R, Mitsakakis N, Planinac L, Chaiton M.
Sexual and gender minority populations are at elevated risk of experiencing suicidal thoughts and attempting suicide. The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated mental health and substance use challenges among this population. We aimed to examine the relative impor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 29, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Riding on resilience: impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on women experiencing intimate partner violence - Shillington KJ, Jackson KT, Davidson CA, Yates J, Irwin JD, Kaschor B, Mantler T.
The COVID-19 pandemic and resultant public health measures, although helpful in reducing the spread of the disease, have disproportionately impacted women experiencing intimate partner violence (IPV). Despite these adverse circumstances, women continue to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 29, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Impact of COVID-19 on private driving behavior: evidence from electric vehicle charging data - Zhou K, Hu D, Li F.
The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a major impact on traffic mobility. To implement preventive measures and manage transportation, understanding the transformation of private driving behavior during the pandemic is critical. A data-driven forecasting ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 29, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Victim crisis communication strategy on digital media: a study of the COVID-19 pandemic - Dhar S, Bose I.
The COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown bore a devastating impact on organizations across the globe. In this crisis, organizations belonged to the victim cluster, with a low crisis responsibility. Nevertheless, organizations needed to strategize their crisi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 29, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Vaccines Estimated to Have Prevented 19.8 Million COVID-19 Deaths
TUESDAY, June 28, 2022 -- During the first year of COVID-19 vaccination, vaccines prevented 19.8 million deaths, using excess death as an estimate of the true extent of the pandemic, according to a study published online June 23 in The Lancet... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 28, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Covid: Terms of inquiry into UK pandemic response finalised
It comes days after bereaved families warned of legal action against the UK government over delays. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

You Could Have Long COVID and Not Even Know It
It took a long time for Rachel Bean to fully accept that she has Long COVID. Bean, 35, caught the virus in May 2020, when most experts were still saying that COVID-19 either causes life-threatening illness or milder symptoms that resolve within a few weeks. Bean’s acute case was asymptomatic—so as time passed and she felt unwell, with a rapid heart rate and unrelenting fatigue, she figured there had to be another explanation. Then, in August 2020, she joined an online Long COVID support group and found that plenty of other people hadn’t fully recovered from COVID-19, either. But many of their symptoms see...
Source: TIME: Health - June 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

ArriveCan app could have use beyond pandemic, public safety minister says
Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino said the much-criticized ArriveCan app could help speed up border bottlenecks and may have uses beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Windsor Source Type: news

COVID: Paris court rules govt failed to stockpile face masks
A Paris court has ruled that the French government failed to sufficiently stock up on surgical masks at the outset of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020 and prevent the virus from spreading (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Are pockets of Covid in the gut causing long-term symptoms?
Scientists are investigating whether reservoirs of virus ‘hiding’ in the body are contributing to long CovidSince the early days of the pandemic it has been clear some people shed genetic material from the virus in their stools for months after catching Covid-19. The findings were initially regarded as a curiosity, but there is mounting evidence to support the idea that persistent pockets of coronavirus – in the gut, or elsewhere – may be contributing to long Covid.Earlier this month, Prof David R Walt and colleagues at Harvard Medical Schoolannounced that they had detected Sars-CoV-2 proteins – most commonly the...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 28, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Linda Geddes Science correspondent Tags: Long Covid Coronavirus World news Infectious diseases Medical research Science Health Source Type: news

Monkeypox makes pledges of pandemic solidarity look hollow
The global south has once again been abandoned in its quest for vaccines (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - June 28, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Was the NHS overwhelmed last winter?, Nuffield Trust (published 28th June 2022)
Throughout the pandemic, politicians and other policymakers have emphasised the need to protect the NHS from collapse or overwhelm: even before Covid-19, the health service struggled to stay above water given worsening capacity, staffing and demand issues, especially during the colder months. So what happened to urgent and emergency hospital care last winter, when another wave of the virus hit the country during a time when it would be stretched to its absolute limits even absent of a pandemic? (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Which COVID-19 Vaccine Should Your Young Kid Get? That Depends, Doctors Say
COVID-19 vaccines for some of the youngest children in the U.S. are now rolling out, and parents are faced with a new question: Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech? Both of the mRNA shots—which are now authorized for kids ages 6 months and up—are effective at preventing severe illness, and they both help prevent symptomatic infections. They offer vital protection in this age group, even for kids who have already recovered from COVID-19. The vaccines “provide protection against a broader variety of variants than [a previous] infection, which generally provides protection mostly against the variant that you had,&rdq...
Source: TIME: Health - June 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melody Schreiber Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 freelance healthscienceclimate Source Type: news