Most research on poverty has focused on the effects on mothers, but a new study shows the importance of turning increased attention to fathers’ mental health.
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In families that are facing economic insecurity, fathers are more likely to experience depressive symptoms that can lead to conflict.
In a matter of days, eligible people will be lining up to receive the newly formulated booster shot.
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The CDC’s endorsement of the reformulated COVID-19 booster shots represents a major step in the effort to get more Americans boosted.
About 8 million U.S. children have received two shots of COVID-19 vaccine and are now eligible for a third.
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The COVID-19 vaccines continue to be effective against severe illness leading to hospitalization and death in all age groups, including children ages 5 to 11.
The immune system usually stays dormant in the lungs in times of health.
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While a strong immune response is essential to fight against viral infection, an immune system that continues to stay active long after the virus has been cleared can lead to lung damage.
The new BA.5 subvariant has caused a sharp rise in cases and hospitalizations throughout much of the United States.
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Face masks are still an effective way to help stop the spread of the BA.5 subvariant.
Although the COVID-19 vaccines have saved millions of lives, they have been insufficient at preventing breakthrough infections.
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Research suggests that too-frequent immunizations may lead to a phenomenon called “immune exhaustion.”
Before the pandemic, an intergenerational tea party wouldn’t have seemed a risky proposition.
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People want a simple answer. Is this action safe? But despite Anthony Fauci bouncing responsibility for COVID-19 risk assessment to individuals, your risk can’t be boiled down to one probability.
While the vast majority of primary care providers have higher confidence in vaccines than the general public, some do not.
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Many COVID-19 vaccination campaigns encourage doctors to serve as a trusted source of vaccine information. But certain vaccine-hesitant providers may stymie these efforts.
Research shows that grandparents’ involvement in their grandchildren’s lives plays a critically important role in a child’s overall health and development.
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Models shows that some 4 million people in the US have lost a grandparent to COVID-19. But until now, there has been a dearth of research into the mental health effects of losing a grandparent.
When a person loses a loved one to COVID-19, the mental health effects can be severe.
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COVID-19 deaths tend to be more unexpected and traumatic than other types of deaths. A sociologist explains the mental health burdens facing the millions who’ve lost a relative to the coronavirus.
Clinical studies show that mixing and matching booster vaccines can lead to a more robust immune response.
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On the horizon: A new omicron-focused version of the Moderna vaccine that may offer longer protection and a stronger immune response.
Talking about vaccines with trusted health care providers and with family can help wade through the sea of information – and misinformation.
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With COVID-19 shots finally available for infants and preschoolers, knowing how to combat misinformation on social media and elsewhere could be more important than ever.
Viral surveillance and prediction may be key parts of figuring out what goes into a vaccine.
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A new generation of vaccines and boosters against SARS-CoV-2 may take a page from the anti-influenza playbook, with shots periodically tailored to target the most commonly circulating virus strains.
Video calls often show people an image of themselves.
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Mirrors, selfies and knowing other people are looking at you all cause people to think of themselves as objects. Video calls are all three in one and are likely increasing the harms of self-objectification.
Dozens of coronavirus vaccines are in clinical trials in the U.S.
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Existing coronavirus vaccines are not as effective against newer variants of the virus. Two vaccine experts explain how new vaccines currently in development will likely offer better protection.
The CDC recommends the second booster for those over 50 who received their initial booster shot at least four months earlier.
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New data on the second booster suggests the older you are, the more you need it.
COVID guidelines have changed a lot over the past few years as the pandemic has ebbed and flowed.
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The constantly changing COVID-19 rules can be frustrating. But this pandemic is like no other public health crisis in history. It is better to think of the virus and US responses the way we think about hurricanes.
Once in short supply, rapid antigen tests are now available throughout the U.S.
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With the relaxation of mask-wearing mandates, there’s even more need to know how much over-the-counter tests help.
Researchers can test blood samples taken for other reasons to see if patients have previously had COVID-19.
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Your blood can hold a record of past illnesses. That information can reveal how many people have had a certain infection – like 58% of Americans having had COVID-19 by the end of February 2022.
Social media sites like Twitter have been a major source of both true and false information regarding COVID-19 vaccines.
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A team analyzed more than 21 million tweets about COVID-19 vaccines and found that negative sentiments on social media were tied to lower-than-expected vaccination rates in many nations.