Category Archive: Public Health

In Hard-Hit Areas, COVID’s Ripple Effects Strain Mental Health Care Systems

In areas hit hard by the coronavirus, such as Detroit, behavioral health care workers have been overburdened and forced to scale back services at the same time people battling mental health disorders became more stressed and anxious.

Most Americans say they’ll continue self-care after pandemic, survey shows

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US depression screenings up 394% since January, report finds

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For many black men, fear of wearing a mask outweighs COVID-19 risks

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Number of COVID-19 patients in ICU, state by state

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Baltimore’s former health commissioner on public health efforts amid protests after Freddie Gray’s death

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100M vaccine doses may be ready by 2021; CMS boosts infection control fines for nursing homes — 5 COVID-19 updates

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Hype Collides With Science As FDA Tries To Rein In ‘Wild West’ of COVID Blood Tests

Amid questions about the accuracy of the COVID-19 antibody tests flooding the market — and the usefulness of the results they provide — the FDA has belatedly stepped in to try to rein in the chaos.

ICUs Become A ‘Delirium Factory’ For COVID Patients

The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 targets more than just the lungs. New research shows it also penetrates the brain, complicating treatment and risking lifelong damage. And the pandemic limits hospitals from running MRIs or other tests on coronavirus patients.

Police Using Rubber Bullets On Protesters That Can Kill, Blind Or Maim For Life

Police in multiple cities are using supposedly “nonlethal” crowd-control methods from rubber bullets to tear gas bombs to pepper-spray projectiles.

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