Psychology & Psychiatry

Addressing long-term pandemic anxiety in children

Young children growing up during the pandemic have faced confusion and fear surrounding coronavirus and their safety. As we enter a new phase of the pandemic, parents are navigating how to keep their children safe while also ...

Other

COVID safe? It's our ancestors we should be thanking

We owe a vote of thanks to our ancestors for inventing some of the most important measures to keep us safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, argues a University of Manchester scientist in a new book.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Clearing up omicron confusion

By now, Americans are weary of having to confront the COVID-19 pandemic, and many are confused by advice about COVID that seems inconsistent. Albert Ko, MD, the Raj and Indra Nooyi Professor at Yale School of Public Health, ...

Health

Children and good hand-washing habits

If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it's that frequent hand-washing is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick and spreading illness.

Health

Pandemic precautions may have long-term effects on our microbiome

In recent years, scientists like the University of Delaware's Melissa Melby have been sounding the alarm about what is sometimes called "the hygiene hypothesis"—the effect of intensive sanitizing and increased use of antibiotics ...

Health

Examining the adverse effects of hand sanitizers

Washing hands and using hand sanitizer have been some of the most important methods to combat spread of infection during the COVID-19 pandemic. Reports of increased hand irritation and dryness prompted a study led by researchers ...

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