How Italy's healthcare staff survived the pandemic

Nurses in Italy have been instrumental in helping to fight Covid-19 – but it’s taken a heavy toll. Source link

Nearly 10 Million Cancer Screenings Missed During Pandemic

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 5, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Nearly 10 million cancer screenings have been missed in the United States during the coronavirus pandemic, researchers report. The investigators analyzed data on three types of cancer for which early screenings are most beneficial — breast, colon and prostate — and found that 9.4… Continue reading Nearly 10 Million Cancer Screenings Missed During Pandemic

How the Pandemic Changed Breast Cancer Care

By Cara Murez HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 4, 2021 (HealthDay News) — As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded, breast cancer experts realized space in operating rooms and hospitals could become scarce. That meant rethinking standard care, to provide the best way to treat patients under these suddenly restricted conditions. One of the new ideas: Reverse the… Continue reading How the Pandemic Changed Breast Cancer Care

Possible new treatment for COVID-19

Dr. Jen Ashton shares some promising news about using a common antidepressant to treat infection. source

Former health minister working at COVID-19 test centre | Power & Politics

Former federal health minister Dr. Jane Philpott has been working at her local COVID-19 assessment centre, joining the front lines of the battle against the novel … source

How to cope with mental illness during COVID-19 | Power & Politics

Mental health advocate Michael Landsberg says people should be more open about their mental health struggles to help others cope during the COVID-19 … source

Health Minister says zero COVID-19 cases of community transmission Australia-wide | ABC News

Health Minister Greg Hunt says there have been no community cases in Australia today. He also said there had been 1160075 coronavirus vaccinations across … source

Pandemic Is Leading to More Depression for Pregnant Women

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 23, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Depression and other mental health problems have become much more common among pregnant women and new mothers during the COVID-19 pandemic, an international study finds. Researchers noted that mental health issues can harm not only a woman’s own health but also affect… Continue reading Pandemic Is Leading to More Depression for Pregnant Women

Strides Against HIV/AIDS Falter During Pandemic

By Sarah Varney, Kaiser Health News Wednesday, April 21, 2021 (Kaiser News) — Facing a yearlong siege from the coronavirus, the defenses in another, older war are faltering. For the last two decades, HIV/AIDS has been held at bay by potent antiviral drugs, aggressive testing and inventive public education campaigns. But the COVID-19 pandemic… Continue reading Strides Against HIV/AIDS Falter During Pandemic

Covid-19: Pandemic funeral services not what people 'deserve'

Gary Stewart’s wife Jude died from the coronavirus at the start of the year. She had been living in a care home and he hadn’t been able to see her for months. Because of restrictions caused by the pandemic, no more than 30 people could attend and they had to socially distance. Gary, who lives… Continue reading Covid-19: Pandemic funeral services not what people 'deserve'