Vaccination

People with preexisting mental disorders at increased risk for COVID-19-related mortality

11 days ago   |   By Healio

Preexisting mental disorders, particularly psychotic and mood disorders, as well as exposure to antipsychotics and anxiolytics, increased risk for COVID-19-related mortality.
Researchers reported these results in a systematic review and meta-analysis published in The Lancet Psychiatry.
“Together with my co-authors and five major European psychiatric associations, we have strongly advocated to include patients with severe mental illness as a priority group in the national COVID-19 vaccination strategies,” Livia J. De Picker, MD, a psychiatrist and postdoctoral researcher at the
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Can platelet size predict severity and mortality in COVID-19?

Can platelet size predict severity and mortality in COVID-19?

11 days ago   |   By News Medical

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has baffled researchers with its propensity to cause symptoms of largely unpredictable severity in the affected individuals. An exciting new study reports on the potential predictive value of platelet size in this situation. COVID-19 patients with severe disease often develop clots in vital organs, which leads to further complications. It is known that platelet size is a good indicator of activation.
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Alarming new study shows COVID lockdowns led to FIVE times more suicides among children than died of the virus

Alarming new study shows COVID lockdowns led to FIVE times more suicides among children than died of the virus

11 days ago   |   By Natural News

For more than a year, authoritarian leftists in the Democrat Party have claimed that they are the ‘party of science' when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic. They blamed then-President Donald Trump for every death, saying that his ‘irresponsibility' and ‘COVID-mandate denials' were responsible for killing Americans. That was gaslighting at its worse;...
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AdventHealth limits visitors, enacts other restrictions amid fastest increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations of pandemic

11 days ago   |   By Orlando Sentinel

AdventHealth is shifting to yellow status. This means it will limit visitors, defer scheduling new elective cases that require inpatient admission, and require masks hospital-wide.
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Twofold Increased Risk for Death From COVID-19 in Psych Patients

11 days ago   |   By Medscape

Patients with a mental illness, particularly a psychotic or mood disorder, are twice as likely to die after infection with SARS-CoV-2 compared with those without a psychiatric diagnosis.
Medscape Medical News
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Mortality increase among liver transplantation recipients with COVID-19

Mortality increase among liver transplantation recipients with COVID-19

11 days ago   |   By Healio

Liver transplant candidates with decompensated cirrhosis who were infected with COVID-19 had increased mortality during the first and second waves of the pandemic, according to data published in Gut.
“Increased mortality in candidates with COVID-19 , reaching 45% in those with decompensated cirrhosis and Lab-MELD score of was observed with no significant difference between first and second waves of the pandemic,” Luca Saverio Belli, from the department of hepatology and gastroenterology, ASST Grande Ospedale Metropolitano
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Cholangiopathy after severe COVID-19 may lead to liver injury, failure

Cholangiopathy after severe COVID-19 may lead to liver injury, failure

For patients with severe COVID-19, cholangiopathy was a late complication with potential for progressive biliary injury or liver failure, according to a study published in the... Read more ...

Mississippi woman pleads others to get vaccinated as her husband is hospitalized

Mississippi woman pleads others to get vaccinated as her husband is hospitalized

William Thomas Ball, 51, has been hospitalized with COVID-19 in Jackson, Mississippi after refusing to get vaccinated. Now his wife, Alicia, is asking for others in her... Read more ...

Covid England: Cases are now falling in ALL age groups, official data reveals

Covid England: Cases are now falling in ALL age groups, official data reveals

EXCLUSIVE: Covid cases are falling in all age groups, and dropping fastest among adults in their twenties according to data from the Department of Health. Read more ...

Lumbar artificial disc yielded positive 7-year outcomes for degenerative...

Lumbar artificial disc yielded positive 7-year outcomes for degenerative disc disease

For total disc replacement in patients with degenerative disc disease, an artificial disc is a safe option that improves pain relief, function, range of motion and decreases in... Read more ...

FDA clamps down on imported shark fins, cantaloupes, mushrooms and more

FDA clamps down on imported shark fins, cantaloupes, mushrooms and more

The Food and Drug Administration uses import alerts to enforce U.S. food safety regulations for food from foreign countries. The agency updates and modifies the alerts as... Read more ...

FDA TechTalk podcast episode to focus on whole genome sequencing

FDA TechTalk podcast episode to focus on whole genome sequencing

Nowadays, it seems rare to find someone or some entity without a podcast, and the Food and Drug Administration is no exception. The TechTalk podcast is hosted by the FDA and... Read more ...

COVID Breakthrough Cases Ran the Gamut in Healthcare Workers

COVID Breakthrough Cases Ran the Gamut in Healthcare Workers

Breakthrough COVID-19 cases in fully vaccinated healthcare workers were rare, and generally were associated with the individual's immune response to the vaccine in the early... Read more ...

Some IBD Treatments in Pregnancy Had No Effect on Kids' Infection Risk

Some IBD Treatments in Pregnancy Had No Effect on Kids' Infection Risk

Exposure to immunosuppressive monotherapies in utero did not increase serious infection risks in young children born to mothers with inflammatory bowel disease , but the same... Read more ...

FDA issues complete response letter for retifanlimab for anal cancer

FDA issues complete response letter for retifanlimab for anal cancer

The FDA issued a complete response letter to Incyte indicating it cannot approve the company's biologics license application that seeks approval of retifanlimab for certain... Read more ...

Bristol Myers Squibb withdraws liver cancer indication for nivolumab

Bristol Myers Squibb withdraws liver cancer indication for nivolumab

Bristol Myers Squibb in consultation with the FDA voluntarily withdrew the indication for nivolumab as monotherapy for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma previously treated... Read more ...