Australia shows an increase in COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, says study

A disturbing new study by researchers at the Australian National University details an increase in vaccine hesitancy among many Australians over the period of August 2020 to January 2021. This may have serious implications for the country’s ability to achieve universal immunization. Study: Change in vaccine willingness in Australia: August […]

Adverse Mental Health Symptoms Related to COVID-19 Remained High 6 Months Into Pandemic

(Reuters Health) – As of September 2020, the prevalence of adverse mental health symptoms remained high among Americans, a new survey finds. Rates of suicidal ideation, substance abuse, and symptoms of depression and anxiety in August and September were elevated above prepandemic estimates, especially among survey participants under age 65, […]

Psychiatrists’ Happiness, Well-Being Hit Hard by COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Events of the past year have taken a huge toll on the happiness, wellness, and lifestyles of many, but especially those in the healthcare field, including psychiatrists. The newly released Medscape Psychiatrist Lifestyle, Happiness & Burnout […]

9-Year-Old Girl Dies in Her Sleep 3 Days After Testing Positive for COVID: ‘Our Family Is Shattered’

The family of a 9-year-old girl is "shattered" after she suddenly died in her sleep, just three days after testing positive for COVID-19. Makenzie Gongora, a 4th-grader from San Antonio, Texas, started feeling sick in her after-school care program on Friday, Jan. 29. "Kenzie was complaining about a really bad […]

A traditional Chinese medicine could help treat COVID‐19 symptoms

The novel coronavirus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was first detected in Wuhan, China, in December 2019, causing the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. COVID-19 is a highly transmissible disease that has spread to over 191 countries and territories around the world. To date, 97.61 million cases have […]