Tag Archives: pandemic

How our dreams have adjusted to the pandemic

You’re strolling down the street, or giving a work presentation, or having dinner with friends. Suddenly it hits you: You’re not wearing any clothes. It’s a common anxiety dream many of us have had at one point or another, but in recent months Harvard researcher Deirdre Barrett, who has been charting dreams during the pandemic,… Read More »

How will HIV services be provided when the pandemic is over?

The large shift from face-to-face to telephone appointments in HIV services over the last year has identified some advantages, possibilities and challenges, explored in numerous presentations at the joint British HIV Association and British Association of Sexual Health and HIV conference last week. Ammi Shah of Public Health England presented national data, showing that there… Read More »

Pandemic Has Blocked Access to Treatment for Many Americans Hooked on Opioids

WEDNESDAY, April 21, 2021 — The COVID-19 pandemic may have kept some Americans from getting vital medication to treat opioid addiction — possibly contributing to the national surge in overdose deaths, a new study suggests. Researchers found that in the early months of U.S. pandemic restrictions, the number of Americans newly receiving prescriptions for buprenorphine… Read More »

Vaccines should end the pandemic, despite the variants, say experts

A Harvard immunologist said current vaccines appear to be effective enough to end the pandemic, despite growing concerns that more infectious COVID-19 variants would severely blunt the effectiveness of the preventative treatments and set the nation back in its fight against the disease. Galit Alter, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Ragon… Read More »

New, accurate saliva test could be easy-to-use ‘game changer’ in battling COVID pandemic: Toronto scientists

Breadcrumb Trail Links World News Health Canada With an ability to test hundreds of people per hour using minimal staff – and producing quick results – it could be easily deployed to screen people without symptoms Author of the article: Tom Blackwell Publishing date: Feb 25, 2021  •  5 hours ago  •  3 minute read  • … Read More »

Partners’ company helps us stay connected during pandemic

A pair of UCR studies reveal that living with a romantic partner helps people feel more socially connected during COVID-19. But no other pandemic-era social dynamic carries notable benefits, the researchers found: not your kids, not kibitzing with your bestie on Facetime, and not your adorable-adoring pets. “Research prior to the pandemic has long shown… Read More »