Surgery

Number of elderly on U.S. liver transplant list rising

(HealthDay)—The proportion of U.S. elderly patients in need of liver transplant (LT) is sharply increasing, according to a study presented at The Liver Meeting, the annual meeting of the American Association for the Study ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Coping with COVID-19 stress easier with a dose of humor

Funny memes may help people cope with the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic, making viewers feel calmer and more content, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID contradiction: They wear masks, but won't get vaccinated

People who wear masks but won't get the COVID-19 vaccine pose a public health conundrum―they are concerned enough about the coronavirus to cover their faces, but aren't willing to take the next step by getting vaccinated.

Vaccination

AP-NORC poll: Most unvaccinated Americans don't want shots

Most Americans who haven't been vaccinated against COVID-19 say they are unlikely to get the shots and doubt they would work against the aggressive delta variant despite evidence they do, according to a new poll that underscores ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

SARS-CoV-2 seropositivity not associated with low vitamin D

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) seropositivity is not associated with low vitamin D levels, according to a study published online May 19 in JAMA Network Open.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among patients undergoing dialysis

In a nationwide survey of U.S. patients undergoing dialysis, one-fifth of patients were hesitant to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, and hesitancy was especially high among certain age and minority racial and ethnic groups. The ...

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