Tag Archives: Weekly

California, NYC to workers: Get vaccine or face weekly tests

California and New York City announced Monday that they would require all government employees to get the coronavirus vaccine or face weekly COVID-19 testing, and the Department of Veterans Affairs became the first major federal agency to require health care workers to receive the shot. Meanwhile, in a possible sign that increasingly dire health warnings… Read More »

Connecticut to start reporting coronavirus deaths weekly not daily as positivity rates remain low

Connecticut officials will stop delivering daily updates on new coronavirus-related deaths as more people get vaccinated and infection rates stay extremely low, according to reports.  The state has reported a less than 1% positivity rate this week and last, only 32 hospitalizations Tuesday and no deaths, according to the Hartford Courant.  WHO CHIEF WARNS ‘VARIANTS… Read More »

Weekly Roundup for May 28, 2021: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

Prevalence of Depression or Anxiety During Antepartum Hospitalizations for Obstetric Complications.  Toscano M, et al. Obstet Gynecol, May 2021; 137: 881-891 One in three women hospitalized during pregnancy for obstetric complications report clinical levels of depression or anxiety symptoms. Maternal psychological stress during pregnancy and risk of congenital heart disease in offspring: A systematic review… Read More »

Weekly Roundup for MARCH 5, 2021: Recent Publications in Women’s Mental Health

Postpartum depression and infant development up to 24 months: A nationwide population-based study. Lubotzky-Gete S, Ornoy A, Grotto I, Calderon-Margalit R.  J Affect Disord. 2021 Feb 20;285:136-143.  From Israel, PPD was associated with about 1.5 times increased odds of delays in personal-social skills, including reacting to voices (OR=1.43, 95% CI: 1.22-1.67) and pointing to selected… Read More »

Weekly Health Quiz: Enzymes, Vaccines and Face Masks

1 Certain enzymes may be useful for COVID-19 because they help: Support quick weight loss Degrade fibrin, which is a key factor in clot formation Extracted from earthworms, lumbrokinase is a highly effective antithrombotic agent that reduces blood viscosity and platelet aggregation while also degrading fibrin, which is a key factor in clot formation. Learn… Read More »