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Is course delivery model (entirely online vs mix of online and in-person classes) associated with college students’ mental health?

In a recent study published in JAMA Network Open, researchers assessed the association between the model of course delivery and mental distress among students attending college in the United States (US). Study: Association Between College Course Delivery Model and Rates of Psychological Distress During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Image Credit: fizkes/Shutterstock Background Studies have reported elevated […]

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Co-infecting pathogens and the microbiome from SARS-CoV-2 positive and negative samples

In a recent study published in PLOS ONE, researchers evaluated co-infections in severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)-infected patients. Additionally, they explored the differences in microbial profiles of SARS-CoV-2-positive and SARS-CoV-2-negative samples. Study: Evaluation of co-circulating pathogens and microbiome from COVID-19 infections. Image Credit: Kateryna Kon/Shutterstock Background The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) ruined people's […]

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Checking blood pressure in a heartbeat, using artificial intelligence and a camera

University of South Australia engineers have designed a system to remotely measure blood pressure by filming a person’s forehead and extracting cardiac signals using artificial intelligence algorithms. Using the same remote-health technology they pioneered to monitor vital health signs from a distance, engineers from the University of South Australia and Baghdad’s Middle Technical University have […]

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Can YOU guess how much booze is in these glasses?

How Britons massively underestimate how much alcohol they drink… so can YOU guess how many units are in these two glasses of wine and gin? Almost three-quarters of adults underestimate amount of wine in a 250ml glass It could explain why measures poured at home are often larger than in bars  NHS advice is for […]

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Pharmacists can now prescribe hormonal birth control in 20 states

Pharmacists are taking a more active role in prescribing hormonal contraceptives—a trend applauded by women who welcome easier access to birth control and sanctioned by a growing number of states, according to two separate studies scheduled for presentation at the ASHP (American Society for Health-System Pharmacists) Midyear Clinical Meeting & Exhibition in Las Vegas. “Pharmacists […]