Pandemic

Early in Pandemic, Were Antibiotics Prescribed Too Often?

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 3, 2020 (HealthDay News) — When the coronavirus pandemic first spread across the United States this spring, most COVID-19 patients in Michigan were prescribed unneeded antibiotics, a new study indicates. Antibiotics don’t work…

Parents Can Stop Pandemic Cyberbullying

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Cyberbullying is less common among teens who feel loved and supported by their parents, new research shows. The findings could be especially relevant during the coronavirus pandemic, say a team from New York…

Cellphone Data Can Help Track Pandemic Spread

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 1, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Cellphone activity could be used to monitor and predict spread of the new coronavirus, researchers say. They analyzed cellphone use in more than 2,700 U.S. counties between early…

Pandemic Drove Spike in Panic Attacks

Symptoms of anxiety include: feeling restless, on edge, worried or irritable, getting easily fatigued, having trouble concentrating and experiencing sleep problems. To be considered a generalized anxiety disorder, these symptoms must last at least six months. The difference…

Parents Turn to ‘Pods’ for School During Pandemic

Shauna Causey, Weekdays Micro-schools, Seattle. Lian Chang, parent, San Francisco. JPB Gerald, doctoral student who researches racism and white supremacy in education, Queens, NY. Shayla R. Griffin, PhD, co-founder, Justice Leaders Collaborative; author, Those Kids, Our Schools and Race Dialogues,…

Mental Health Issues Soaring During COVID Pandemic

By E.J. Mundell HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The pandemic is taking a big toll on Americans’ psyches: A new government report found that about 41% of adults surveyed in late June “reported an adverse mental…

Students’ Struggle with Mental Health in Pandemic

TUESDAY, Aug. 11, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Depression, anxiety and inactive lifestyles are all too common among college students, and a new study finds they may have escalated during the initial outbreak of COVID-19. Using a mix of smartphone data…

Pandemic Could Complicate Hurricane Season

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) — As Hurricane Isaias moved toward the east coast of Florida on Friday, one expert warns that the coronavirus pandemic could make preparing for an active hurricane season even…

Stressors Harming U.S. Families During Pandemic

WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) — With everyday life turned upside down, efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are taking a toll on the well-being and health of American families, a new poll reveals. More than 1,000 parents…

Pandemic Has ER Docs Stressed Out and Weary: Survey

TUESDAY, July 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The coronavirus pandemic has left many U.S. emergency doctors with high levels of anxiety and emotional exhaustion, a new study finds. The research included 426 emergency doctors (median age: 35) in seven cities…