Access to peer support combined with telehealth being studied to combat PTSD

IMAGE: Even with access to telemedicine, many PTSD patients do not finish their treatment. A new study from UTHealth is pairing evidence-based psychotherapy with peer support to address this problem. view more  Credit: Photo by Rogelio Castro/UTHealth The military mantra of “no man left behind” is being applied to help veterans complete treatment for post-traumatic stress…

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Rare neurological disorder documented following COVID-19 vaccination

In two separate articles in the Annals of Neurology, clinicians in India and England report cases of a rare neurological disorder called Guillain-Barre? syndrome after individuals were vaccinated against COVID-19. Both reports describe an unusual variant of Guillain-Barre? syndrome characterized by prominent facial weakness. Seven cases were reported from a regional medical center in Kerala,…

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‘Background’ adverse event study will inform global COVID vaccine safety monitoring

NEW YORK, NY–COVID vaccine surveillance efforts are a global priority, but safety monitoring for vaccines should not reflect a single population. The largest, most extensive international study of the background rates of adverse events of special interest (AESI) that are being tracked in vaccine surveillance efforts show that adverse event rates vary substantially by age,…

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Urban health collaborative launches COVID-19 data dashboard on vaccination disparities

The Urban Health Collaborative, housed in Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health, recently published its “COVID-19 Health Inequities in Cities” dashboard – which exposes deeply entrenched inequities in cities across the United States through the lens of comprehensive data on COVID-19 outcomes. Unlike other COVID-19 dashboards that look at data at broader scales, the…

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