Pandemic Had Modest Effect on Early Childhood Development Milestones
MONDAY, April 22, 2024 -- Modest changes were seen in early childhood development milestone achievement during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published online April 22 in JAMA Pediatrics.Sara B. Johnson, Ph.D., M.P.H., from the Johns... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 22, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The pandemic exposed staff shortages at nursing homes. A new White House push aims for a remedy
The White House is aiming to correct the short staffing at nursing homes that was exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 22, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Modest Changes in Kids' Developmental Scores Seen From Pandemic
(MedPage Today) -- Young children who lived through the COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated modest changes in developmental screening scores, according to a cohort study of more than 50,000 U.S. children. Among kids age 5 and under, there were significant... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - April 22, 2024 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Pandemic Had Only Minor Effect on Young Kids' Development
MONDAY, April 22, 2024 -- The pandemic caused only“modest” delays in developmental milestones for infants and toddlers, a new study has found. Previous research has reported that pandemic-related lockdowns disrupted the lives of many... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 22, 2024 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

UK alcohol deaths surged during pandemic
Rate of fatalities from excessive drinking 41% higher in 2022 than 2019, with women showing the biggest rise (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 22, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Alcohol-related deaths soar to an all-time high in wake of Covid - fuelled by 'concerning' uptick in middle-aged women
Experts are particularly alarmed by a 'concerning' uptick of booze-related fatalities among middle-aged women. Pandemic-era curbs also likely fuelled dangerous drinking habits. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 22, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Surge: Europe Sounds the Alarm Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Surge: Europe Sounds the Alarm
ECDC data show that measles and pertussis cases are on the rise again after a post –COVID-19 pandemic decline.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - April 22, 2024 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

South Africa: Reliving the Pandemic - Five New 'Vi-Fi' Novels Inspired By Covid-19
[Daily Maverick] These titles, with themes such as isolation and addiction, introduce readers to a new Covid generation of authors. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 22, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: Coronavirus Health and Medicine South Africa Southern Africa Source Type: news

Vice President Harris announces final rules mandating minimum standards for nursing home staffing
The federal government is for the first time requiring nursing homes to have minimum staffing levels after the COVID-19 pandemic exposed grim realities in poorly staffed facilities for older Americans (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 22, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Correction: Perinatal depression and its associated risk factors during the COVID-19 pandemic in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Behera D, Bohora S, Tripathy S, Thapa P, Sivakami M.
Correction: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology https://doi.org/10.1007/s00127-024-02628-y In this article the John Briggs Institute instead of Joanna Briggs Institute wrongly written under the Abstract and Methodology section. Also, the wron... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Alcohol to-go sales policies at on-premise drinking establishments near large public US universities during the COVID-19 pandemic - Rosen EM, Walker A, Trangenstein PJ, LoParco CR, Livingston MD, Barry AE, Rossheim ME.
AIMS: Sweeping policy changes during the COVID-19 pandemic increased alcohol availability through permitted to-go sales, potentially posing unique risks to college students. While to-go sales may make binge drinking more convenient, little remains known ab... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Assessing the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on pediatric baseball and basketball-related craniofacial and neck injuries treated in United States emergency departments, 2003-2022 - Wiener RC, Lundstrom EW.
BACKGROUND: A large proportion of United States (U.S.) youth play basketball, baseball, softball, or T-ball. Each of the activities poses a documented risk of craniofacial and neck injuries. However, few studies have assessed the national prevalence of ped... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Associations of U.S. state-level COVID-19 policies intensity with cannabis sharing behaviors in 2020 - Assaf RD, Hamad R, Javanbakht M, Arah OA, Shoptaw SJ, Cooper ZD, Gorbach PM.
BACKGROUND: Cannabis use before the COVID-19 pandemic for many involved sharing prepared cannabis for inhalation, practices that were less prevalent during the pandemic. State-level COVID-19 containment policies may have influenced this decrease. This stud... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

A model for providing psychological support to healthcare leaders and teams in times of crisis - Walker SJ, Ey S, Hedlund S.
OBJECTIVE: Pre-pandemic, the healthcare workforce was already at risk for higher burnout than the general population and, in some roles (e.g., physicians, nurses), at higher risk for clinical distress and suicide. Studies of healthcare workforce well-being... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Deaths in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention: a fiscal year (FY) 2021-2023 update - Buchanan C, Ahmed S, Nwadiuko J, Dekker AM, Zeidan A, Bitr án E, Urich T, Fischer B, Burner ERE, Parmar P, Terp S.
This study describes the deaths of individuals in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention between FY2021-2023, updating a report from FY2018-2020, which identified an increased death rate amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. METHOD... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news