Effect of risk communication format on COVID-19 vaccine-related risks

In a recent study published in Healthcareresearchers investigated the association between risk-communication format and perceived coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine-related risks. Studies: Association between Risk Communication Format and Perceived Risk of Adverse Events after COVID-19 Vaccination among US Adults. Image Credit: CKA/Shutterstock Vaccination against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is a crucial strategy … Read more

The safety and tolerability of Remdesivir in children affected by COVID-19

In a recent study posted to Research Square* and under review at the European Journal of Pediatrics, researchers reported findings of a multicenter study conducted across ten hospitals in Italy to investigate the safety of Remdesivir (RDV) in children affected by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Additionally, they examined its tolerability and the clinical characteristics of … Read more

Mapping COVID in the classroom – Monash Lens

The experiment began – pre-COVID-19 – as a way for Monash researchers to study the way kids and teachers move around open-plan classrooms. It was hoped that the findings would add to the research on education in modern school rooms with no walls and large groups. But then the pandemic suddenly intervened, as it did … Read more

COVID-19 might increase the risk of autoimmune diseases

In a recent study posted to medRxiv* preprint server, researchers examined the associations between coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and incident autoimmune diseases. Studies: Incident autoimmune diseases in association with a SARS-CoV-2 infection: A matched cohort study. Image Credit: Kateryna Kon/Shutterstock Background Some individuals develop long COVID, persistent symptoms following infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome … Read more

Health department reviewing fifth COVID-19 vaccine. But what if you have missed a dose?

Australians will consider further vaccination against COVID-19 with new booster recommendations to be made ahead of winter. The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (ATAGI) is expected to make a decision on the fifth dose within weeks. Currently, only those who are severely immunocompromised and over 16, are eligible to receive the fifth COVID-19 jab. … Read more

The impact of common viral infections on blood-brain barrier function and insulin sensitivity

A new study published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences discusses the impact of herpes, influenza, hepatitis, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS‐CoV‐2), and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) viruses on blood‐brain barrier (BBB) ​​function and insulin sensitivity, as well as their underlying mechanisms. Studies: The Effects of Viruses … Read more

Covid-19 is a leading cause of death for children in the US, despite a relatively low mortality rate

CNN — Covid-19 has become the eighth most common cause of death among children in the United States, according to a study published Monday. Children are significantly less likely to die from Covid-19 than any other age group – less than 1% of all deaths since the start of the pandemic have been among those … Read more

Direct stochastic optical reconstruction microscopy combined with different labeling approaches for the visualization and quantification of ACE2 on different cells

In a recent study posted to the bioRxiv* preprint server, researchers performed dSTORM (direct stochastic optical reconstruction microscopy) with several labeling techniques for visualizing and quantifying angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) receptor expression on various cells. Studies: Coronaviruses use ACE2 monomers as entry receptors. Image Credit: Kateryna Kon/Shutterstock Background Studies have reported that ACE2 receptors are … Read more

Does a second monovalent SARS-CoV-2 mRNA booster increase neutralizing activity to Omicron variants in nursing home residents and healthcare workers?

In a recent study posted to the medRxiv* preprint server, researchers investigated whether the second booster dose of monovalent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) vaccines increases antibody titers and neutralization potential against the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Omicron variant of concern (VOC) among NH (nursing home) residents and HCWs … Read more

Children and teenagers aren’t doing enough physical activity

Physical inactivity is the fourth leading cause of death worldwide. It is also associated with chronic illness and disability. Recent research estimates that the world could see close to half a billion new cases of major chronic diseases by 2030 if people don’t get more active. Regular physical activity helps to prevent and manage many … Read more