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2021

Pandemic Caused Rise in Telemedicine Visits for Kids, But Will the Trend Continue?

Pandemic Caused Rise in Telemedicine Visits for Kids, But Will the Trend Continue?MONDAY, May 17, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Virtual doctor visits for children grew this past year during the pandemic, but a new poll shows U.S. parents are divided on whether they will continue using this option in the future. The C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health at the University of Michigan found that about one in five children had a virtual visit with their doctor for check-ups, minor illnesses, mental health or a follow-up appointment."COVID has had a major impact on the delivery of health care for children, both for routine check-ups and visits for illnesses," said Mott Poll co-director and pediatrician Dr. Gary Freed. "We've seen a massive expansion of virtual care, but this experience is especially new to parents who primarily relied on in-person...

Being a 'Night Owl' Raises Odds for Diabetes If You're Obese

17 May 2021
Being a `Night Owl` Raises Odds for Diabetes If You`re ObeseMONDAY, May 17, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Though obesity by itself can drive up heart disease risk, new research suggests diabetes and heart disease risk is especially high when combined with a tendency to stay up late at night.The finding stems from a comparison of sleep patterns and disease in 172 middle-aged people as part of an ongoing obesity prevention study in Italy."The sleep-wake cycle is one of the most important behavioral rhythms in humans," said lead researcher Dr. Giovanna Muscogiuri. She is an assistant professor in the endocrinology unit of the University of Naples Federico II, in Italy. For the study, her team grouped participants according to their sleep patterns. Nearly six in 10 were early risers — the so-called "morning larks." These folks tend to wake up and be...

Post-COVID PTSD? Many Find Return to 'Normal' Unsettling

17 May 2021
Post-COVID PTSD? Many Find Return to `Normal` UnsettlingMONDAY, May 17, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans felt relief and joy at the announcement last week that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear masks at many indoor and outdoor locations.But don't be surprised if those good feelings come tinged with stress or worry: Mental health experts said in a HealthDay Now interview that the COVID-19 pandemic has left a lasting mark on people's psyches, and folks will be struggling with lingering worry for some time to come."There's actually such a thing as post-COVID stress disorder, which is along the lines of PTSD [post-traumatic stress disorder]," said Sherry Amatenstein, a psychotherapist based in New York City. "We lived for over a year with such fear and such uncertainty. Your body doesn't know what to do. Our cues are all...

After Setbacks, Sanofi/GlaxoSmithKline COVID Vaccine...

17 May 2021
After Setbacks, Sanofi/GlaxoSmithKline COVID Vaccine Performs Well in Early TrialMONDAY, May 17, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline announced Monday that their coronavirus vaccine candidate produced powerful responses in a preliminary trial that followed an earlier setback in the vaccine's development.In selected data that has not yet been published in a peer-reviewed journal, the vaccine "triggered strong immune response amongst adults of all age groups with 95% to 100% seroconversion [antibodies in blood] rates," the companies said in a statement. More details on the Phase 2 study will be published soon, they added. Trial volunteers showed neutralizing antibodies that closely matched those found in people who had recovered from the disease, the companies noted. The drugmakers added that they plan to begin a Phase 3 trial soon and hope to win U.S....

Bullying, Violence Common for Gender-Diverse Youth

17 May 2021
Bullying, Violence Common for Gender-Diverse YouthMONDAY, May 17, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Gender-diverse youths are three times more likely to be bullied and victimized than those who identify as male or female, a new study of more than 4,400 teens has found."Transgender youths reported the highest rates of all forms of peer victimization, which were double to nearly triple those of males and up to 2.6 times higher than those of females," said researcher Rachel Garthe, a social work professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign."Slightly more than half of transgender youths reported verbal abuse such as peers calling them names or spreading rumors about them. About 1 in 3 of these youths reported cyber victimization, and slightly fewer reported psychological dating violence," such as a romantic partner denigrating or...
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