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Is COVID-19 a Risk Factor for Postpartum Psychosis?

There is evidence in non-perinatal populations that human coronaviruses can be neurotropic and that virus infection may increase vulnerability to neuropsychiatric illness, including depression, anxiety, psychosis and delirium. Based on this finding,  researchers have speculated that there may be an association between contracting COVID-19 and developing a postpartum psychiatric illness.  This hypothesis has been preliminarily… Read More »

VA apps pose privacy risk to veterans’ healthcare data

The increasing use of apps provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs is meant to improve access to patient health and benefits information in convenient digital platforms. However, members of Congress are worried that this electronic data is vulnerable. “When a veteran downloads an app from the VA’s app store, how much personal information does… Read More »

Teen girl footballers have double concussion risk of boys

Dr Abigail Bretzin, postdoctoral fellow and certified athletic trainer at the University of Pennsylvania, echoed the call for female-specific studies, saying: “Our findings add to research showing that female athletes are at increased concussion risk compared with male athletes, and highlight the importance of sex-specific research in this field.” BBC News – Health

Pancreatic and colorectal cancer risk raised in people with hepatitis C and HIV

Pancreatic cancer occurred more often in people with hepatitis C or HIV in Canada’s British Columbia Hepatitis Testers Cohort, and colorectal cancer was more likely to occur in people diagnosed with hepatitis B or C, or HIV, cohort investigators report in the journal Therapeutic Advances in Medical Oncology. The study also found an increased risk… Read More »

Health Care Workers on the Frontline Face a Year of Risk, Fear and Loss

The Coronavirus Outbreak liveLatest Updates Maps and Cases Risk Near You Vaccine Rollout Guidelines After Vaccination Gabrielle Dawn Luna followed her father into emergency nursing. She was the last person to hold his hand when he died of Covid in April at her hospital in Teaneck, N.J.Credit…Calla Kessler for The New York Times SectionsSkip to… Read More »